Sunday, March 22, 2015

Review ~ Beneath Layers by TL Alexander

Hi. My name is Alexia, and this is my story. I’m not your typical girl--so this isn’t your typical…virginal girl goes to college, (or whatever) meets and falls for the hot, alpha, kinky, bazillionaire. Then after a lot of hot sex (one hundred thousand orgasms) they get married and live happily-ever-after, in a mansion with his and her playrooms.

Now don’t get your grannie panties in a twist. All’s not lost. There is a hot guy “lots of hot guys. And my guy—yeah, he’s hot. He takes my breath away. And the sex…Oh my! But the happily-ever-after part, well…

So, girlfriends (and guys) if you want to laugh out-loud—say ‘what the’ a lot, and maybe shed a tear or two. Then come along for the ride. Because, OMG what a ride it is!

Dive into Layers

The Girl
Alexia Keith has issues and the last thing see needs is the CEO of Ryan Acquisitions messing with her issues.
Her boss is hot. Okay he's real hot but he's off limits. She can look but she must never touch—never.
But like all things in her life it becomes complicated. She finds Mr. Ryan 'hard'…and even harder to resist.

The Guy
Jaxson Ryan thinks he has everything—looks, wealth, job,—the junk.
But that everything turns into a not so everything the minute he meets her—Alexia Keith.

His new risk manager takes his breath away, ties up his tongue and make his…
He wants her and is going to have her—no one has ever turned down this CEO—ever.

It will be a piece of cake—a walk in the park. Right?

Title: Layers 

Layers series #1

Author: TL Alexander

Release Date: December 28th 2013


~Synopsis ~

Alexia Keith, self-proclaimed nerd and potty-mouth, is a beautiful, scotch drinking, complicated mess. In other words, she has issues, and the last thing she needs is her boss, Jaxson Ryan, CEO of Ryan Acquisitions, messing with her issues. She finds him hard and even harder to resist, but she must, he’s off limits.

One of New York’s most eligible bachelors, Jaxson Ryan, is the poster boy for the tall, hot, conceited self-proclaimed manwhores. The only thing he wants is Ryan’s, Risk Manager, Alexia Keith.

What happens, when a man with a bedpost-notching waiting list, a man who thought he had it all, wants the only woman he can’t have?

The Layer Series is written for adults, by an adult (this is questionable). In contains adult language, and adults doing adult stuff like, hot sex and drinking scotch. It’s written for those who like to laugh and maybe shed a tear or two. 

More Layers 

Layers series #2

Author: TL Alexander
Release Date: June 20, 2014

Alexia and Jaxson's story continues in More Layers.

What will happen? Will they get their Happily-Ever-After?

Life is funny. I’m not referring to the "ha, ha, ha" kind of funny. I’m referring to the “who would have guessed?” or the “no freakin' way” kind of funny. No way would I have ever believed that I would get a second chance at love. And no friggin' way would I have ever guessed it would begin in Vegas. I mean, come on girlfriend!

Vegas is the place where you lose your mind, your inhibitions, and your next month’s rent. Vegas isn’t where you go to learn truths, rethink your choices, and reconnect.

But then again, this is me we are talking about. So welcome to Vegas or…as they say—Viva Las Vegas, baby.


Beneath Layers 

Layers series #3

Author: TL Alexander

Series: Layers

Release Date: February 24, 2015

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~ Synopsis ~

The third book in the Layers Series. The end to Jaxson's and Alexia's story.

Alexia Grant was so close to her happily-ever-after, all she had to do is reach out a grab it…

Jaxson Ryan was so close to having the woman, the life, he’s always wanted. But that was before…

Alexia—The broken part of me—is me. It’s my blood, my flesh, and my bones. It’s cancer in remission, not to be disturbed. If it is, it will metastasize, it will kill me.

Jaxson Ryan—We’d gone beyond, over the hurdle that had pushed us apart so many times before. I was close to touching that place she hides from everyone, even herself, but now…

Alexia Grant

I was that kind of girl. You know the one. I used my imagination to escape, not to create. I dreamt in black, lived in white. I wore days-of-the-week undies, changing them precisely at one minute past midnight. I read Exploring Microbiology and Fundamentals of Finance, for fun. Everyday things captivated me. Like adding, multiplying, and dividing, the polka dots on my tights.

But no one saw that girl, the real me. Never going pass the façade, under the layers. I wasn’t the princess; they’d made me out to be. Peas under my mattress—bring them on. Sure, I had the things, all the fluff, and stuff. None of it mattered, none of it real.

I craved the real—the truth. I searched, I waited, but it never came. Sad and angry came; leaving this life I called, bitch. She was a hard one; we didn’t get along, at first. But I played her games; we made progress, then peace. She laid out her rules; I accept her limitations and boundaries. We were good, I made a plan, had a direction. I was surviving, making my way, minding my own business. But she wasn’t satisfied—blowing it all to hell. She wanted more, the whole chimichanga. That interfering bitch!

Layers is my first self-published series. I have a hard time categorizing my writing into one romance genre, so I made up my own—funuckery. 
I live in the USA, in the Pacific Northwest to be specific. Where everything is soggy, and covered with moss and slugs.

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My Thoughts:

Okay so whew! I read all three of these beauties. I like the covers. What do you think?

They need to be read in order. They are each really hot, suspenseful, adrenaline spiking, secret laden reads. By themselves, each book is good. Read in sequence they total an adventure that is sure to grab ahold of you and keep you turning pages.

In book one, Layers, we meet our heroine, Alexia, and hero,Jaxson. Alexia has just come back from holiday and is thrust into the hot seat.She is great at her job. So great in fact, that she caught someone's error and is now being targeted because of it.

The boss, Jaxson, has it bad for her and is trying to save her.

Working close together brings them closer in other ways as the attraction between them is intense.

Things are not always as they seem though and secrets can ruin even the best of relationships.

It ends in a cliff hanger that gets resolved in the second book, More Layers.

The problems that they had in the first book boil down to listening to the wrong person and not communicating. Sometimes people really can mend a broken relationship.

They both have the best intentions but again, they are not the only players in their relationship.

Things happen due to others and their relationship is tested yet again.

In the last book, Beneath Layers, we find the finale to their story. There were many ups and downs through out all three books but especially in this one.

I found myself being emotionally affected a few times.

I had minor issues with Jaxson and Alexia a few times but overall, I liked their characters. I was very annoyed with certain circumstances. Also a certain other female person could have taken a long walk off of a short pier and I would have tried to do cartwheels. (Tried because I know my limits and I have never been capable of actually accomplishing that feat. :D )

If you like them complicated, suspenseful, and steamy, you should put these on your list or pick them up instead.

I received an ecopy in exchange for my honest opinion. I liked them and will certainly be looking forward to reading more from this author.

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  1. with my actual state of mind i think it's better i pas sthis trilogy for now but i do like teh suspense part so perhaps later^^
    thank you for teh discovery

  2. Thank you Crazy Four Book for participating in my book tour! And thank you for reading and reviewing all three books(-:
    TL Alexander
    Layer Series
    Girlfriends Goddesses & Barflies Series

  3. Thanks for the post. Put book on my tbr list. The link to the giveaway is not working.

  4. I'm intrigued by these so I'll add them to my list. :)