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

Alexi Lawless
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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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

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"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


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: #90,426 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 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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5 of 5 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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Warning!! This book is addictive!! May 17, 2014
By Merissa
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What I thought would be a love story turned out to be intense, suspenseful, romantic, erotic, hard-to-put-down roller coaster that left me wanting more. I cannot wait to learn the fate of these characters in the next edition. I highly recommend this read to anyone!

Note: If you blush easily, good luck reading this book in public!
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4 of 4 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 A romantic suspense novel with real SUBSTANCE! June 24, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I love suspense. I sometimes enjoy romance and sometimes not so much. Depends on whether there's any real emotional depth or not. In this case, there is.

Complicated Creatures excited me, engaged my imagination, and gave me characters with real emotions. Sure, there's some steam, but the characters truly come across as people. They jump off the page. It's unusual to find a first time novelist who writes this well.

I love this book and am excited to read the rest of the series.

Follow your BLISS,

Ronda Del Boccio, the Story Lady
bestsellingauthor of The Peace Seed, A Tasty Morsel, and more.
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3 of 3 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally kidnapped with this read!
This was an amazing read! Alexi Lawless is the s***! This book/series has it all hot sex,thriller,suspense, detailed characters a great plot my god she used everything plus the... Read more
Published 4 hours ago by Allison
3.0 out of 5 stars It's Okay...
It was interesting in some parts and dragged on in others. I don't think I'll be purchasing the rest in this series, as there's little time and too many better books!
Published 12 days ago by BlastedBella
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved this book! Can't wait for part two - just couldn't put it down.
Published 19 days ago by Amber Petit
4.0 out of 5 stars A romantic thrill ride
For a romance novel, this book defied my usual expectations. Along with the romance that bloomed between Jack and Samantha, I greatly enjoyed the suspense/action elements of this... Read more
Published 22 days ago by Jamie
5.0 out of 5 stars captivating
I love to read, and I especially love when a book grabs me in the first few lines and hooks me. And that's exactly what Complicated Creatures did. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mary
2.0 out of 5 stars no ending...what a waste of a good story!
I was really enjoying this book, but then suddenly it just ended with no ending. Ok, I know it's book one, but no ending at all!!!! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Montana
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING BOOK WITH "EVERYTHING"
This book is a whole lot more than a Romantic Suspense Series. Boy oh boy this does have everything. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Anne
5.0 out of 5 stars re
Great book by a first time writer.
Loved the complex heroine, Sam Wyatt, and the anticipation of finding out more about her background page by page. Read more
Published 2 months ago by re
5.0 out of 5 stars Must know what happens next!
The psychological depth of human behavior, scintillating tension, and tons of James Bond-esque action makes this a book that can't be put down. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mary C.
5.0 out of 5 stars A provocative, intricately layerd and deeply sensual novel that...
Lawless introduces us to two higly sucessful Chicago singles who inhabit the penthouse level of one of the most elite historical buildings in Chicago. Read more
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ALEXI LAWLESS.
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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