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

Alexi Lawless
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"A Stellar Read!"

"James Bond-- only sexier!!"

“Warning!! This Book is Addictive!!”

From Amazon Top 100 Best Selling Author, Alexi Lawless, comes a powerful new series unlike any you've ever read...

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 Samantha 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”.

Note to the Reader: Complicated Creatures is part one in new release ebook series of romantic suspense - Recommended for readers 18+ for mature content…

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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: #38,322 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alluring, Suspenseful & Compelling April 28, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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11 of 12 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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7 of 7 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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6 of 6 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED this book
Not gonna lie—kind of fangirling a bit. Sam is friggin’ awesome. She’s like Xena meets Jack Reacher meets Jason Bourne meets Lara Croft. Total page-turner. Read more
Published 8 hours ago by Jacklyn Kerns
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast Paced
So, I checked this book out for a minute. I like to read all the negative reviews first because you just never know… There aren’t many bad things said. Read more
Published 13 hours ago by Melissa Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book. Very engaging. Looking forward to part 2!
Published 22 hours ago by Robert M. Bilsker
5.0 out of 5 stars What. The. Hell??
I'm reading along, totally engrossed and like 92% of the way I'm like WHAT? What whatwhat?? This can't be the end...?!? Read more
Published 1 day ago by Fouzia K
5.0 out of 5 stars Twists and turns all over the place
I really wasn’t sure what to expect when I got into this. The prologue is like something out of an action movie. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Dominique
5.0 out of 5 stars GENIUS... why aren't there more?
Why aren't there more women like this in fiction? I mean, seriously? Samantha Wyatt is self-sufficient, smart, on top of her game and running her own business. Read more
Published 3 days ago by AJohn1776
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling romantic story
Complicated Creatures hooked me from the first chapter. Sam Wyatt is a heroine who keeps you riveted to the story while Jack Roman is the romantic interest who may be in over his... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Rachel Horon
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it!
Had my interest from the beginning. Believable characters. Good story line. Already ordered the 2nd book. Hope to see more from this author!
Published 12 days ago by TinaKay
5.0 out of 5 stars I love J. D
These two books (Part 1 & 2) kept me up until the wee hours of the night. I love J. D. Robb (Nora Roberts) and I have to say Alexi Lawless seems to have a similar love of words. Read more
Published 15 days ago by chicks
5.0 out of 5 stars Pulls You Right In
Sam, a GI Jane type takes us through the world of private security. Lots of action flavored with the perils of romantic relationships. Great read.
Published 15 days ago by Claudette Cleveland
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Corporate Runaway. Novelist. Wanderer. Bourbon Drinker.
...and Now: Amazon Top 100 Best Seller

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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