New Review – Blog Tour: HOW I BECAME LOTUS RAINE . . . THE PORN STAR by Erika Ashby

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It’s my stop on the blog tour Erika Ashby’s latest release, and not only is this book one you need to read, but it’s on sale for just 99c/77p for a limited time! That price is too good to resist.

Title: How I Became Lotus Rain . . .The Porn Star
Author: Erika Ashby
Genre: Erotic Romance
Age: Adult

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I refused to work my way up the company ladder by sexually favoring my sleazy boss. I was beginning to lose hope. Until one day, he surprised me with an assignment that would literally rock my world.

I never imagined my first assignment being my last. But Brent Nichols worked his way inside every way possible, unlocking something within me.

Becoming a porn star was never part of the plan. Neither was changing my name.

Everyone else knows me as Lucy Rogers, but you can call me Lotus Raine.

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If the cover and synopsis weren’t enough to draw me in, then the second I started reading the actual book I was sold! The authors voice rang loud and clear, and the character of Lucy Rogers instantly made herself known. I wanted to know more about this girl, and whatever she had to say. It’s not often that a book can pull me in on the very page first, but this one certainly did!

I don’t really know what I was expecting from this book, but it know that I wasn’t expecting it to be how it was. I think when you see the words ‘porn star’ you instantly think slut! but that’s not the case at all with Lucy/Lotus. This book wasn’t necessarily about a porn star. It was about a girl and the events that led to her becoming a porn star. But then, the clues in the title for that one 😉

I liked the premise for the book. The way the story was told was a refreshing idea, and I loved finding out about the week that started it all. Brent was very, very sexy, and I do not blame Lucy one bit for falling for this naughty charm. I would have, too! He is definitely worthy of your swoon.

And I loved the sexiness of the book. It wasn’t over the top, non stop, in your face sex, like some books have. Yes, there is sex, and yes, it is very hot, but it was understated compared to many recent releases. It never took away from the story, only added to it, and I think it’s great when an author can pull that off. And how her porn star name came about? I loved it! Plus, it’s an awesome name!

I wasn’t exactly sold on the stuff about her mother. I understand the impact it had on Lucy, and how she lived her life, but I don’t really think the story needed it. I can’t say I was particularly interested in those parts of the book. And the ending… Though I liked it, I felt it was a little rushed. I kept waiting and waiting, constantly checking the % I had left in book because it was getting closer and closer to the end and I still didn’t know how she ended up being a porn star. But then in a flash, it came and went.

All in all, this was a really great book, and though it ended in a good place, I’d love to see more from these characters! I haven’t quite had my fill of Lucy and Brent yet, so I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed that Ms. Ashby has a little more up her sleeve.

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*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

HOW I BECAME LOTUS RAINE . . . THE PORN STAR – Out Now!
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“We don’t have to do this tonight, but you’ll just be prolonging the inevitable if you decide against it.” His hand moved to my neck, cradling it as it fell back and his free hand trailed up my thigh, moving under the jean fabric of my shorts. “If you don’t want to go all the way, I won’t fight it, but let me at least give you a taste of what you’ll be missing out on.” He bent down, whispering into my ear, licking the edge of it as his finger slipped beneath the security of my cotton panties. Man was I thankful for my non-painted on shorts at that very moment. And so was my conscious pussy.

I bit my lip—hard—suppressing the moan. I internalized it by pressing my center closer to him, as his finger moved in and out of me deeper and faster.

“So wet. So wet and tight.” He murmured praises into my neck as he recklessly worked his finger in and out of me. I had never been touched as possessively and with such expertise as I had with him. In my mind, he had to be a professional fingerer. That had to be a profession, right?
Knocking at the door broke through my consciousness and caused my body to tense.

“Wait your fuckin’ turn,” he turned his head, yelling toward the door.
“We need to go,” I said hesitantly as he continued working his finger, adding his thumb to the mix as he rubbed my clit. My hands pressed into the top of the counter as I pushed myself further into the wall. I could feel it deep within me—signs of what was to come, forming and beginning to crackle throughout my body. Like an electrical current seeking full charge. Sparks here and there uniting, wanting to become one combustible unit.
“We aren’t leaving this bathroom until you get off. Either by my finger or my dick. The choice is yours.”

“Seriously?” I withered even more beneath him. “Who talks like that?” I had never been so turned on in all my life. It wasn’t just the way he was touching me, but that damn mouth of his could get me off by words alone.

“Men who know what they’re doing.” He looked up and gave me a sexy smirk.

And if that wasn’t enough to convince you, check out this fab HOW I BECAME LOTUS RAINE . . . THE PORN STAR book trailer!

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Being born an “Army Brat”, Erika Ashby has been residing in Oklahoma the last 10 years finally putting an end to the nomad tendencies she had grown accustomed to. She’s a happily married woman who has 5 kids between her and her husband. She has an insane passion for music and embraces her Inner Groupie any chance she has. It wasn’t until the age of 29 that she realized she also had a hidden passion for reading; before then she claimed to have hated it. Six months after unlocking that deep desire she never knew she held, she turned the key to another chapter of her life which has become the desire to write. And the rest is still history in the making.

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