Conviction by Lesley Jones
This was my first read by Lesley Jones and I was pleasantly surprised! I usually read the dark, twisted, "I am too ashamed to say I not only read this but enjoyed this" books, but I was hooked after the first two chapters. The way she writes and describes the rawness of what the characters are feeling and experiencing keeps you captivated. It is real and heart wrenching, dirty and hot. The story follows Conner Reed, a drunk on power Rock God and Nina Matthews, the girl who stole his heart. Meeting at a very young age, they plan on being together forever but life deals them a different hand and for the next 15 years they each go on living thinking the other had abandoned them. It is a powerful, emotional, second chance romance story that will make you laugh and cry.
She was mine. Our love, unquestioned. Our futures planned. But she didn't show. All that we had, all that we meant, and after all that was said, she just didn't show. That one act changed everything, but it especially changed me and from that moment on, there was no going back. No words of love, no whispered promises, just sex and drugs and rock and roll. No one gets a piece of Reed, but what they will get is the night of their life, the chance to let go, break their own rules and enjoy the best, the dirtiest, filthiest sex ever... along with the other four people in my bed.
I thought he loved me, I believed everything he said, every promise that he made but then, when I needed him more than I'd needed anyone in my life, and when I was at my most vulnerable, he let me down. He chose to take a different path and leave me to pick up the pieces of my now broken life. I was changed forever and chose the easy option letting others take charge of my destiny, until, once again, I'm let down in the cruelest of ways.
Dirty filthy sex. Love. Heartbreak. Betrayal. High emotion and angst.
Everything and more that you would expect from a Lesley Jones novel.
Conviction is a stand alone novel, which contains adult content. Tissues may be required... For many reasons.