Monday, March 24, 2014

Lovely Trigger by RK Lilley ~ Review and Giveaway

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Title: Lovely Trigger (Tristan & Danika, #3)

Author: R. K. Lilley

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Release Date: March 11, 2014 

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Synopsis

THE IMPACT


Tristan hit rock bottom, and no one felt the impact harder than Danika. She was forced to see, in the most brutal of ways, that love does not conquer all. Bruised, bloody, and broken she had to walk away.


THE AFTERMATH


Picking up the pieces of your life after a tragedy is a daunting prospect, and that’s considering you still own all of the pieces. But what if you don’t? What if someone else owns those pieces, and those pieces are a part of your soul?
You dig deep and work with what you’ve got.
That’s what Danika told herself and believed, every single day, for years.
Tristan and Danika’s love had failed every test that life had thrown at them. She couldn’t forget that, not for one second. And if those tests had been overly harsh, well, she wasn’t one to wallow in self-pity. The failure was the thing she had to focus on. The failure was the lesson. She had no intention of working so hard to make it out of hell without learning that lesson well.


THE REUNION


Over six years after the night that changed everything, Danika finds herself forced to spend the weekend constantly in Tristan’s company, as they attend the wedding of two of their dearest friends. It’s been long enough that she feels they can be friendly again without it destroying her peace of mind, but just a small amount of time in his presence has her remembering something she had forced herself to forget: There’d been a reason she’d gone through hell with this man, for this man, some true good to precede the bad.
She shocks herself by quickly giving in to a hunger that she never imagined could still consume her.
Even the best intentioned denial has a breaking point.


THE HARSH REALITY


After everything that’s happened, the rise and the fall, the pain and the aftermath, can these two navigate the waters of acute regret, survive the trials of coming face to face with all that they have lost, and find the strength to try again

 

 

Becs’ Review

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Reviewer’s Note:  Lovely Trigger is the third part of the Tristan and Danika trilogy and it will not work as a standalone novel.  It is necessary to have read the first two books, Bad Things and Rock Bottom before you read this one.

 

We’re back with Tristan and Danika now estranged after the calamitous events at the end of Rock Bottom.  Tristan really has brought about the ruin of his relationship with Danika as he slowly began to lose the battle against his inner demons until he did actually hit Rock Bottom and seeing Danika battered in a hospital bed has been a big wake up moment for him.  Determined to get himself clean, he sobers up and tries very hard to stay sober for Danika but she’s had enough and has walked away leaving him grieving the loss of the only woman he has ever truly loved.

 

He was sobbing now. Brokenly. I’d never seen a grown man cry like that, great heaving sobs, as though the world were ending, and there was no earthly reason to hold back the despair.

 

Oh, my goodness – I knew this was going to be an emotional read but nothing could have prepared me for Tristan’s tears.  I guess I knew they were coming but he totally slayed me.  I have loved Tristan throughout this whole series - he’s incredibly alpha and big, bad and dangerous to know but, despite all his bravado and his badass macho image, there’s actually a vulnerable and emotional soul beneath the tough exterior and there were times when my heart really hurt for him.  He’s definitely made some seriously bad decisions in the past but he’s cleaned up his act now and his love for Danika never once diminishes.  She is everything to him and he’s never going to stop loving her.

 

Very slowly, RK Lilley fills in those long, lonely and painful years after Danika’s accident until we’re right up to date, and this is where we catch up with the Up In The Air trilogy and the two of them are thrown together at James and Bianca’s wedding.  Danika is still angry, still bitter and is really quite hurtful to Tristan, unable to fully forgive him for the past and, again, my heart broke for Tristan.

 

I felt so bad for Danika – not only is she living with the consequences of her accident, she’s also keeping them secret when she really does need to unburden herself by confiding in someone.  She’s constantly trying to find a little bit of happiness in her life but nothing comes close to the highs she felt with Tristan and, of course, the desperate lows.

 

This was a wonderful second chance love story and so very emotional.  I just adored how much Tristan still loved Danika, after all these years and never once gave up hope. The incredibly chemistry they shared still burns as brightly now as it did all those years ago and, despite all the heartache, they are so obviously soul mates.  They have so much shared history which includes all the good times as well as the bad and they know how good they can be together – now it’s just a case of reconciling their differences, putting the past behind them and moving forward together despite all the obstacles they have to face in this one.

 

This has been a wonderful trilogy as RK Lilley shows once more why she’s one of the top authors in the erotic romance genre.  She’s produced two really excellent trilogies now and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

 

4.5 emotional stars

 

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Series Reading Order


Purchase Links

Bad Things

Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Rock Bottom

Amazon US | Amazon UK

Lovely Trigger

Amazon US | Amazon UK

 

Giveaway

We have a complete set of signed paperbacks of the Tristan and Danika trilogy to give away (international).  For your chance to win, just enter the Rafflecopter below and Good Luck!!

 

 

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91 comments:

  1. Tristan b/c as delicious as James is, he's also a bit scary sometimes.

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  2. That's hard but I choose Tristan. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. I haven't read any of the books *hangs head in shame* They are on my tbr, though!!

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  4. I cant't choose 'cause I haven't read any books with either of them...yet.

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  5. Tough call but I will pick Tristan cuz he spent 6 years working to get Danika back, I thought that was so beautiful in an ugly (at times) story.

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  6. For now, no one,because I haven't read any books yet :D
    But I plan and Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

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  7. Still James, he just speaks to me :D

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  8. Umm, can't comment on that because I haven't read any of the books yet lol
    my TBR is looooong. I look forward to meeting both guys but until then my BBF is going to stay Mephisto!

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  9. tristan obviously!!! thanks for the chance :D

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  10. Can't say who would I choose because I haven't read the books :( But they're on my TBR list!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!! :D

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  11. I have to say James but only becuase I have only read Bad Things. I'm so afraid to read Rock Bottom because I know it's going to break my heart. I have to get myself emotionally ready and then I am going to read all three at once!

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  12. Haven't started Tristan but loved James

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  13. I can't believe I have to decide! I will say James over Tristan. James had less problems, but Tristan came a long way from where he started. Love them both...

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  14. Have not read either series, so I cannot say. Looking forward to reading them now that both are complete. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. I cant choose!!! Love them both!

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  16. I loved both but James just little more.

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  17. I have not met Tristan yet but would love to read for a fair and honest review.
    I do love James though

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  18. Thanks for the giveaway. I have not read this series yet, but would LOVE too!!!

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  19. would absolutely love to win these books!!

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  20. ARE YOU KIDDING!!! I LOVE Tristan BUT James is the man!!!!1

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  21. James hands down! Awesome giveaway thanks for the chance

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  22. James for the week and Tristan for the weekend. I know I am selfish!

    Raffle name: Demitra Giote

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  23. I've only read Bad Things and in that book there was only Tristan. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  24. Haven't started the series yet, but "Bad Things" is within sight - it's in the next dozen or so, and I read about 12 books a week, so SOON! ;)

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  25. James but love Tristan too :)

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  26. I have only read about James not Tristen yet.

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  27. Can't say. Haven't read the books yet! :( Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  28. Maria Theresa Santos25 March 2014 at 03:04

    James

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  29. James, Tristan is sexy as hell, but James.. *flails*

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  30. I still love James. :) I guess it started from the first flight. LOL
    Thank you for a wonderful giveaway.

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  31. Hmmm...so hard to choose! BUT I will vote for Mr. James Cavendish. since I first fell in love with him in Up In The Air series! thanks for the giveaway! xoxo

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  32. Tough call...gotta go with Tristan though.

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  33. Tristan of course :) thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

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  34. I don't know yet. Soon I hope.

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  35. I still haven't read these book, so i not choose.

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  36. I haven't read either book so I'll say both!!!

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  37. JAMES CAVENDISH!!! and TRISTAN!!! hahaha! seriously my bet on James :)

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  38. I haven't read these yet---can't wait!

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  39. haven't read them yet so am a virgin to the debate

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  40. Tristan and James sandwich?? :) mmm that sounds yummy!

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  41. How about both?!!? I mean how can you really pick...i love both for different reasons :D

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  42. I love both, but I love Tristan just a tiny bit more. He can sing and do magic. What can I say? <3

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  43. Well since you used my GORGEOUS boyfriend Justice Joslin in your graphic, I'm going with Tristan!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. Tristan!!!! Thank you so much!

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  45. Too hard! They're so different! Maybe I could have them on alternate days? Lol. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  46. Totally James Cavendish!!!!!!

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  47. This is the first I have heard about the books and the author, so I can't say which...although they both sound yummy based on the comments!! lmao

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