Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Blog Tour: Illicit Temptations by Janine Infante Bosco (Review)

Welcome to my stop on the Illicit Temptations blog tour hosted by Anchored by Books Promotions.

Firstly, take a peek at the gorgeous and sexy cover! Want more of Nikki and Mikey? Scroll down to view the book's blurb and teasers that will make you devour every thing on this post!

Also, the highlight of the post can be viewed as I go through my thoughts about Illicit Temptations! It's just getting started and steamy right here! Don't forget to enjoy!

Michael Valente...

My father was the Underboss of an organized crime family. He was murdered when I was a teenager leaving me broken. My mother died in a tragic accident, her death annihilated me. My life was in shambles until Victor Pastore, one of New York’s most notorious gangsters and my late father’s best friend, recruited me to work for him.

Everyone expected me to walk in my father’s shadow, to be the prodigal son, the next big thing to hit the mob. I was torn between filling those expectations and walking the straight line my mother wished I had. Nothing made sense and I felt as if I was just passing through life.

The only beacon of light in my otherwise dark world was the one girl that was off limits to me. The one girl who could bring me to my knees consuming my mind, body and soul. 

She’s the sweetest temptation I’ve ever known and the most illicit.

Nikki Pastore....

My father’s a gangster. My boyfriend’s is the king of New York’s nightclubs. I am often labeled as Vic’s daughter or Rico’s girl, never just Nikki. I struggle for people to acknowledge me for the woman I am and not for the men in my life. I’m fighting a losing battle.

There is only one person who sees me for me, my Mikey. 

He’s wild. 
He’s reckless. 
He’s hot as hell.

He’s completely unattainable, but oh so tempting.

Queekie Girl Reads Reviews...

Illicit Temptations by Janine Infante Bosco

Illicit Temptations thoroughly guides the readers into the life of Michael (Mikey) and Nicole (Nikki). They each has a different perspective of their current life and thoughts of every angle. Michael was grief-stricken on his father's horrible death who was a second in command of Victor Pastore crime family. He sacrificed his life to protect Victor. Now, all that Mikey has is his mother. Unfortunately, his mother was caught in an accident and holds a high risk in her current health and may not be able to survive. Mikey's left to decide on his own who he could put his trust to. Making it even tougher to live a life all by himself. Nicole, on the other hand, lives a fairly good life as she learns who she is in the Pastore family until her childhood, Michael reappears in her life that has her mind spinning how her life would turn out to be.

Yes! The excitement I felt when I finally received the ARC of Illicit Temptations kept me up because I just have to read the book the moment I have it in my hands! The intriguing blurb after checking it out on Goodreads has me chasing after this book and without a delay, I put aside any other reading material I have and jumped straight into the world of Janine Infante Bosco's, Illicit Temptations! No regrets and disappointment at all! I made the perfect choice indeed!

I may or may not have failed writing the short description but I assure you Illicit Temptations will blow your mind away! Firstly, I wanted to comment on how the prologue in the book went. I actually enjoyed how it left me hanging and it just encouraged me that the book was just getting into the story. The idea has me grinning from ear to ear. Especially, the way it conveyed the following chapters after the prologue!

Michael demonstrated a really good point at the end of the book. Throughout the book, he definitely did not agree with the people around him comparing him to his father, Val. I agree. Even though he knew he could do what his father could, he just ignored it. Mikey chose a different path, it may have been the same act but all in all, he proved to himself that he's much better than his father. In terms of decisions and a life that is peaceful without a trail of crime in his hand. I adore that about him.

In my opinion, the characters are well-rounded and the author definitely gives life to each of the characters with significant roles. Creating the characters with importance in the context and has a purpose making the story line engaging. Nicole has a forgiving heart and she's different in a way that she carries herself with a brave and pure love even when mistakes surfaced, she continues to do the right thing. Give the love that the person deserves. Simply, her love does not waver, firm and self-discipline manner.

The steamy, sizzling hot couple Mikey and Nikki has me devouring every page as I turn completely intoxicated, in a positive way. Leaving me breathless and self-satisfied, all in one go! The undeniable attraction that they have is one to look forward to in this book! I must confess right now that this is the first New Adult book that I truly find deliciously irresistible!

Anthony and Adrianna's story will be sure a bet to be a one heck of a good story just as good as Illicit Temptations! I can't wait for the second book! In summary, Illicit Temptations portrays a very concise and well-developed characters that will engross romance readers hungry for more!

(Actual) Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Janine Infante Bosco lives in New York City, she has always loved reading and writing. When she was thirteen, she began to write her own stories and her passion for writing took off as the years went on. At eighteen, she even wrote a full screenplay with dreams of one day becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild.

Janine writes emotionally charged novels with an emphasis on family bonds, strong willed female characters, and alpha male men who will do anything for the women they love.  She loves to interact with fans and fellow avid romance readers like herself.  

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