RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW — Past Transgressions: A Russian Roulette Story By Janae Keyes

Title: Past Transgressions: A Russian Roulette Love Story
Author: Janae Keyes
Genre: Contemporary Interracial Romance
Release Date: June 23, 2017

 

SYNOPSIS 

Ms. Responsible, that’s what my roommate and best friend Katya calls me. I spend all my time working and I never take time for myself, always taking care of everyone. Until, Katya has me join her for a trip of a lifetime, three weeks in Russia.
 
That’s where I met him.
 
A hitman, a hired killer. 
 
I used to kill for a living, but that part of my life is behind me and she is in front of me. Though the life I left behind is calling me back.
 
I can’t go back, I have to protect my family and her.
 
When least expecting, past transgressions return to haunt the unsuspecting. 

 

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MEET THE AUTHOR 

Janae was born and raised in the California Bay Area. She grew up a very creative only child and has been writing for as long as she can remember.
 
Janae accidentally met her now husband online, and a whirlwind romance began because of their mutual love of Harry Potter. After dating long distance, Janae picked up her life in California and moved halfway around the world to Belgium to be with him, all in the life of a hopeless romantic.
 
When Janae isn’t chasing around her active toddler, she is working on new ideas and working to improve her craft. Janae is currently living in a suburb of Brussels, Belgium with her husband and daughter.

 

 

 

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descriptiondescriptiondescriptionI like this cover. The model looks a little more Asian than African America to me though. That said the composition is great. It makes good use of graphics that represent the story well and the title work is eye catching.description

 

descriptionI rather enjoyed this book quite a bit. I found it to be well written and very well paced. It had an interesting plot. It had twists and turns. No OW/OM drama. Some violence. Some super hot sex scenes. A nice array of secondary characters. Two very likable main characters. Rae is African American, which I only mention because that isn’t clear from the blurb and I sometimes know people pick or pass on books based on the ethnicity of the main characters. Alexei was a dirty talking Russian alpha. Lord do I LOVE me a dirty talking Russian.

descriptionNow I will say that I did find the relationship to be incredibly rushed. The “I Love You’s” were flying around after these two barely had met. I would have liked to have seen a little more time spent building up the relationship. But that was just a small issue. One thumb and one pinkie up from yours truly.description

SIDE NOTE: I am a little on the fence about book two in this series. It’s going to be Katya and Igor’s story but honestly, I am not really sure how that is going to work considering the events that took place in this book.

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