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#BookReview Gainer by AL Long @allong1963 #EroticRomance #Giveaway

Title: Gainer
Series: Jagged Edge #6
Author: A.L. Long
Genre: Adult, Erotic Romance
Published: June 7, 2017

When a person is at the end of their rope, the only thing left to do is survive. That is exactly what Emma Atwood had been doing for most of her life. Finally getting a break, she gets hired as a maid at a ritzy hotel, but finds that it is still not enough. Tired of living the life she was handed, she does the one thing that she soon regrets. Greed soon turns into tragedy when her mistake begins taking lives.

Reminded of the memories of his past, the only thing that Lou Gainer wanted to do was clear his mind. His thoughts get the best of him and he ends up running into a mysterious woman. Captivated by her beauty, he does everything he can to get close to Emma Atwood. Opportunity knocks when Jagged Edge is hired as additional security at the hotel she works at. Pieces begin to fall into place when Lou finally learns the truth about Emma and what she has been hiding. Will his love for her be strong enough to keep her secrets or will his need to tell the truth prevail?


I discovered this author when I read Ash a while back and I really like the flawed characters. Now having read this book, you don't get more flawed characters than Lou and Emma. I mean we meet Emma when she steals from a hotel guest and then when help is offered to her, her attitude was that she didn't want handouts.

I guess my mouth dropped open at that point. And my first thought was: 

Girl, you think stealing is better than taking charity? You're screwed up.

And she really was. But I understood her journey and why she felt that way. When you've been fending for yourself in difficult situations, the independent streak can become a tunnel that narrows your outlook.

Gainer isn't much different in terms of flaws with his back story but he lives by a set of rules that would seem to clash with Emma's outlook. 
Yet when the two of them meet, you could so easily see them falling in love. Lou is just what Emma needs but what would he do when he finds out her secret.

As usual, the author delivers a sweet and steamy story line, with characters you can relate to and suspense that keeps you turning the pages. I love that you can read this as a standalone and not feel too lost when you meet secondary characters from the series. Happy to recommend.

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Disclaimer: I volunteered to review this book.

Some would call me a little naughty but I see myself as a writer of spicy thoughts. Being an erotic romance writer is something that I never imagined I would be doing. There is nothing more rewarding than to put your thoughts down and sharing them. I began writing three years ago and have enjoyed every minute of it. When I first began writing, I really wasn’t sure what I was going to write. It didn’t take me long to realize that romance would be my niche. I believe that every life deserves a little bit of romance, a little spice doesn’t hurt either. When I am not writing, I enjoy the company of good friends and relaxing with a delicious glass of red wine.
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