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Complicated Creatures: Part One in a Romantic Suspense Thriller [Kindle Edition]

Alexi Lawless
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Book Description

“It’s normal to love a dangerous woman. They know how to wield their power, and they are not afraid of yours."

What happens when curiosity becomes obsession?

Luck is Jack Roman's middle name— and Chicago is his Empire. He lives to work, loves to play, and makes no commitments. But when the mysterious S. Wyatt moves into the adjoining penthouse, he's immediately drawn to her, a striking, elusive woman who transitions seamlessly from wood-paneled board rooms to high-stakes, high-risk rescue operations in the most dangerous parts of the world.

Intrigued by her self-possession, aroused by her incredible passion, and disarmed by a vulnerability she cannot hide, Jack pursues her into the nexus of her dangerous present and her enigmatic past. An entire world is revealed to Jack, where living for pleasure becomes fighting for survival. And the only woman he wants may be the one he cannot have...

COMPLICATED CREATURES is a mesmerizing, labyrinthine romantic suspense that will leave you wondering: Do you really want to know everything about the one you love?

To read an Excerpt, scroll back up to the book cover and click on “Look Inside”.

"A Stellar Read!"

"James Bond-- only sexier!!"

"Alluring, Suspenseful & Compelling..."

"Sharp, Lush and Vivid Writing Style"

“Warning!! This Book is Addictive!!”


Note to the Reader: Complicated Creatures is part one in new release ebook series of erotic romance - Recommended for readers 18+ for mature content… these are not your mother’s romance novels

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Editorial Reviews


"Alexi Lawless is a brilliant writer! Her new emotionally charged provocative novel, Complicated Creatures: Part One, is filled with excitement, sensuality and suspense. Reading it left me breathless more than once, for a variety of reasons and left me wanting for more!" Don D. Mann, Best-Selling Author, Inside SEAL Team SIX, (Hunt series)
"Ian Fleming Meets Danielle Steel, only WAY better than both!" -Shadra Bruce, MomsGetReal Blog

"Complicated Creatures excited me, engaged my imagination, and gave me characters with real emotions." -Ronda Del Boccio, Best Selling Author

"What a pleasant surprise this was! For a debut novel it's a very well developed story written in a sophisticated, engaging style. The author has a style of her own - complex, rich and sensual descriptions mixed with a lot of action." -Ellie V., Ellie Reads Fiction Blog

"Consensus: Alexi Lawless knocked it out of the park."- Red Head Sara, Blogger

"All of the characters are outrageous in the best possible ways." -Evan Couzens, Author

"The writing style is spot on and the author delivers." -Diana L., Amazon Top 500 Reviewer

"Irresistible Lead Characters" - E. Lucas, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer

"Alexi has kidnapped you and drugged you with her writing"- Allison, Amazon Reviewer

Product Details

  • File Size: 847 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
  • Publisher: VIVRANT Press Publications (April 23, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JW98CPA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,285 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stellar read April 28, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I enjoyed this book for several reasons. Interestingly enough I had selected it as a train read for my frequent commute to and from Chicago.
The story is has a portion of it unfolding in Chicago and the author obviously shares an interest in some of my personal favorites such as Trump Towers and the surrounding area along with several other areas in Chicago.
However, we don't stay in Chicago the entire read as this is definitely an international thriller.
The pacing is quick throughout and while there is a good amount of romance and suspense, the author also weaves action into the fabric of this read. The writing style is spot on and the author delivers.
There are a few parts throughout that are a bit racier but they fit perfectly in the story and the pace stays consistent throughout this read. There are definitely no lags.
The lifestyles of the main characters take them out of the country and the international backdrops add substance to a story that is already very nicely delivered.
The author does an excellent job describing the characters. The attention to detail is spot on and was much appreciated as it added good depth to the story.
It is a fast paced story with a back drop of obsession - not just obsession with a person but the obsession of living the "good life" and doing well.
Sometimes when one pursues an obsession, the scars of the past are uncovered and that is the case in this story.
The main characters also learn once you've been in the fire and enjoyed the heat- well, everything else then seems tepid. They also learn- nothing is without risk when you play to win.
Stellar read.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alluring, Suspenseful & Compelling April 28, 2014
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Every once in a while I'll run across a novel that manages to be romantic, engaging, emotionally charged and well-written... keeping me locked into a story that has all the elements of a truly entertaining read. In the novel Complicated Creatures that is definitely the case as Alexi Lawless weaves a story about Jack Roman falling down the proverbial rabbit hole when he falls for Sam Wyatt, a woman as seductive and alluring as she is mysterious and multi-layered.

The well written novel has a sharp, lush and vivid writing style that makes you feel the motions of the characters, sucks you into their gravity and brings this story to life. There was one paragraph that really brought this fact into the foreground...

"One glance at the way he looked at her, and Sam knew exactly what he was. A lethal habit, she thought. The accelerator on a race car. A halo jump on a crystal clear day. The best possible rush with the worst possible consequences."

This is a novel that sweeps you up and takes you on a thrilling ride of romance, seduction, danger and an emotional roller coaster. It left me eager for more and desperate to see the journey Sam and Jack found themselves on next. Sam and Jack are two characters that manage to forge a connection with each other and with the reader, creating a compelling story that feels real and authentic as well as exciting and entertaining.

Overall, this was incredibly engaging and it was a promising start for the series. I'm definitely eager to read more.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great characters May 21, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Okay, so this book was recommended to me by a friend, and I'm really glad she did. All of the characters are outrageous in the best possible ways. There's a good mix of sex, romance, and fighting, both military and otherwise. Sam and Jack make for a great pair in the way they constantly push and test each other out of their own comfort zones, and their supporting cast is just as interesting.

It does end on a big cliffhanger, but with the major plot twists (plural) near the end, I think I'm more excited about reading the next book than anything else. Sam runs the show, and I'm looking forward to coming along for the rest of the ride. If you're on the fence, buy it; it's definitely worth the read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing and sensual romantic thriller! July 3, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
What a pleasant surprise this was! For a debut novel it's a very well developed story written in a sophisticated, engaging style. The author has a style of her own - complex, rich and sensual descriptions mixed with a lot of action.

I was surprised how in-depth she went in the discussion of military operations, real estate business practices, martial arts, Italian cuisine and so much more. I did like the careful attention to detail we see all across this book, but the information became overwhelming at times. It made things look too good to be true, taking away from the otherwise realistic nature of the story and the characters.

That said, I really liked Sam and Jack and all the rest of the supporting cast. It's a densely populated world and it took me some time to figure out who is who and to keep track of all characters. Sam definitely stands out among most contemporary romance heroines - she is strong, independent, and at the same time loyal and caring. She is perfect at presenting a particular image of herself - self-possessed, composed, in control. but deep in her heart things are not exactly like this.

Jack was just the perfect hero - smart, sexy, successful. He fell for Sam and he fell hard. It was a surprise for him but he was open and honest, willing to risk his heart and take a chance. The relationship was not easy with Sam keeping Jack at a safe distance, never truly revealing herself to him.

The thriller element was very engaging and kept me involved throughout the story. There was a particular plot twist in the end that I didn't see coming and it makes me very anxious about the next book in the series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars ... very hard time getting into this book and felt like it was just...
I had a very hard time getting into this book and felt like it was just too wordy or something. After realizing I was almost dreading picking it up each day, I finally gave up... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Mystery Lover
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
I can't believe this is a debut novel! Alexi Lawless definitely knows what she's doing, and I see that she has already published more in this series, which I will have to check out... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Optimistic Reader
4.0 out of 5 stars I loved the kickass Sam - the heroine of the book
Well written! I loved the kickass Sam - the heroine of the book. It's rare to read about a strong, unapologetic female character who goes out and solves her problems on her own and... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Shraddha
5.0 out of 5 stars Stong woman?...this book is for you
The whole reason I wanted to write was because I was so sick and tired of those pathetic, weak "I dont need you to save me but I need you to save me" DOORMAT women. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Too many loose ends at the "end" of the book ...
Too many loose ends at the "end" of the book. Yes, I know that this is part one in a series, but the story lines should have conclusions. Read more
Published 15 days ago by nlyetend1
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Totally engrossing, couldn't put it down
Published 18 days ago by Christine Rustici
5.0 out of 5 stars UNDENIABLY CAPTIVATING!
Alexi Lawless has catapulted into a very short list of my favorite authors. When I got into reading THIS book I knwe I wanted to read further into the series. Read more
Published 18 days ago by PETER R HOLYK
4.0 out of 5 stars wow I really enjoyed this book
Wow,wow,wow I really enjoyed this book...Could not wait to get to Part Two. Just finished Part Two. WHEN is Part Three going to be published? Read more
Published 26 days ago by connie barnes
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read!
Very well written with just enough character build up and suspense. Very very nice intimate reading, as well.
Published 1 month ago by T&J
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
I didn't want this book to end! I can't wait to read part 2 & see the outcome of this fabulous story!! Excellent!!!
Published 1 month ago by pamela nusky
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Corporate Runaway. Novelist. Wanderer. Bourbon Drinker.

I live to read, and I wanted heroines who were strong, powerful women in charge of their kingdoms, dreams, and destinies. So I began to write characters I wanted to read, and as soon as I opened that Pandora's Box-- well, it became a passion. The kind you quit your 9-5 to devote your life to. The kind that wakes you up in the middle of the night to write. I hope you enjoy these characters as much as I enjoy writing their stories.

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