Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Release Blitz for Love or Lust Trilogy Part 1 by Rachael Brownell


Title: Love or Lust
Author: Rachel Brownell

second-chance romance, love triangle, reality TV romance


The Bachelor meets Survivor meets Big Brother...
With the world watching, and hearts on the line, who will win at the game of love?

 Twelve newly single contestants, each hoping to make it to the final prize.

The cameras miss nothing. Every friendship made, every rivalry formed, every dalliance between the sheets; the entire world watches with vested interest. At the end of each week, two people are sent home. In order to stay in the competition as long as possible, contestants are willing to do whatever it takes… including turning on one another.

Can genuine love be found in the reality show bubble? Or are the relationships being formed doomed to fail? Follow from breakup to hookup and see if the final prize will be love… or lust?

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Lennon shoots Callen, but then Lennon is immediately shot by Jace. Lennon apologizes as he jogs off, leaving me to face off with Jace. I’d been paying attention to where he was all game, trying not to be the one to take him out, but now I have no choice. I want to win and, knowing he is all that stands between me and victory, I have to put my game face on.

Ducking further into the brush, I stumble over something and land hard on my a** with a grunt. When I look to my right, I find Jace sitting on the ground, watching me.

“I’ve been watching you for ten minutes. You really should watch your back, you know.” He smirks.

“Seriously. The whole time I was looking for you, and you were sitting here, waiting to shoot me?”

“Nah. I wasn’t going to shoot you. I was waiting for you to find me so you could shoot me. Took you long enough.”

Pushing myself off the ground, I point my gun directly between his legs and he winces. “You’re not playing fair.” My protest earns me another devious grin.

“I never said I would,” he replies, his eyes lighting up as he learns closer to me. “I also can’t seem to pull the trigger. I would hate to leave a mark on that perfect body of yours. You’re going to have to shoot me if you want this to end. But, if I get the choice, I’d prefer you not shoot me where you’re pointing. I’m partial to that part of my body.“

With a grunt, I lift my gun and point it directly at the center of his chest, pulling the trigger. He doesn’t even flinch. Instead, he reaches up, grabs my hand, and pulls me down on top of him. His lips meet mine with more force than I expect, and then I’m rolled on my back.

He deepens the kiss, his tongue running across my bottom lip, begging for entrance. I grant him what he wants and wrap my arms around his neck.

Time stands still as I get lost in his kiss. In everything Jace has to offer. No one is around. No one knows the game is over. It’s just the two of us, and I’m enjoying every second of it.

When he finally pulls away, his lips are swollen and there’s a huge smile on his face.

“I’ve been wanting to do that since I first saw you. It was worth the wait.”

I feel the heat creep into my cheeks as he pushes off me and starts laughing.

“Um, I don’t know how to tell you this, but I think we’re busted.”

Looking left and right, I don’t see anyone around. That’s when the pink on the front of my chest armor catches my eye. It must have rubbed off from where I shot him. F**k! I’m not sure how I’m going to explain this away.

Reaching down and extending his hand to me, still laughing, Jace helps me to my feet and hands me my gun.

“Come on, princess. Let’s get back to everyone else. Maybe they won’t notice.”

“Doubtful,” I mumble. I bet the first person who’s going to notice is my partner.

Review by Gia:

Love and Lust Part 1 is a good read. It's part of a trilogy so it does end leaving you wanting more and waiting for the next one. I loved the whole set up of this story. It's set as a reality show where twelve newly single contestants are looking for love or to win the prize money.  The chapters are based on days. I thought this was a unique writing setup and storyline. There are 6 guys and 6 girls and we get to know a bit about all of them but the focus is on Presley, Jace, and Lennon. I loved all three of them. I'm not on team Jace or Lennon and I kind of hope she doesn't have to pick. I hooked on this series and can't wait for part two.


Twelve newly single contestants, each hoping to make it to the final prize.

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Two down... ten to go.
In a shrinking group of gorgeous men and stunning women, who will be voted off next?

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The top six remain!
Only two can win.
Who will make the ultimate love connection?

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Rachael Brownell is an award-winning author of contemporary, New Adult, and YA romance.

Rachael lives in Michigan with her husband, son, cuddly dog, and hateful cat. She published her first book in 2013 and has since released more than 30 additional titles. Her books have been known to take you on a rollercoaster ride - from sweet to dark and everything in between.

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