Saturday 4 July 2015

Blog Tour ~ Bad Company (Company of Sinners MC #1) by Lissa Jay

Book Description:

Please note that this book is intended for ages 18+. It contains violence, scenes of a sexual nature and
a hot biker with a potty mouth.

Scottish psychologist Doctor Kelly Ann Darrow loves her career and has never permitted her feelings to impact her professionalism, but when biker Cameron Iss arrives in her care, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to the unconscious man. His tattoos and the mysterious circumstances of his arrival intrigue her to distraction.

Cameron Iss awakes in a strange country with no memory of how he got there and no knowledge of who he is. He takes out his frustrations at his amnesia on the sexy doctor enlisted with helping him unlock his mind.

A mutual chemistry forms between them, and Kelly is plagued with guilt at her unethical and inappropriate attraction to this, her most perplexing patient yet.

As his memories begin to return and they discover more about his violent past and his connection with a motorcycle club in America, the element of danger both excites and frightens Kelly, and nothing can douse the erotic fire he has sparked inside her.
Will Kelly risk her career, her reputation, and all she is for the man who has ignited a dormant passion within her or will his returning memories steal him away for good?

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars

“In our connection we found a soul-deep love that no amount of miles, bullets or taboo situations could ruin.”

Lissa Jay is the alter ego of Lisa Hobman; she is using this pen name for her more “erotic” books rather than her contemporary romance. I love Lisa Hobman’s style of writing so I delved into this one eagerly, especially to see how her inherent ability to create intense character connection would manifest itself in erotica.

Firstly I would say, this is not your typical MC book and I wouldn’t go into this book expecting that kind of read. This is more a contemporary forbidden romance read with some suspense and some extra sexy times thrown in. The MC part of this book is more of a back story rather than at the forefront and the majority of this book is set in Scotland.

Cameron Iss is found near death at Ben Nevis, the only thing cluing anything in to his identity is a leather jacket, an iPod and a suicide note. Eventually Cameron awakes from his coma and it soon becomes apparent he has amnesia and also as he talks for the first time that he is also American. Now the games begin…who is Cameron Iss?

“I felt like I was on some dumb episode of fucking Scooby Doo and someone’s mask was about to be removed. The only trouble was, it was mine.”

Kelly Darrow is a psychologist and her newest patient is the John Doe/Cameron Iss. It is her job to try and help him remember…any little snippets to help them to identify him and to find out how an American man can turn up in Scotland with no ID, no passport and no memory and also to ascertain whether he is still a suicide risk.

Cameron is the epitome of a biker; he had the leather jacket, the long hair and the tattoos. He also had the attitude and this man oozed confidence and sex appeal. But underneath that bad boy persona was a man who was confused, afraid and well out of his comfort zone. As flash backs and nightmares slowly begin to piece together his past, and after his DNA tests come back and identify him he soon realises that he doesn’t like what he finds out. The man he was is not the man that he wants to be, the man he wants to be would be deserving of his hot psychologist Kelly Darrow.

“The more I remember, the more I think I don’t deserve to be loved…by anyone.”

There is a lot of push and pull in this book as would expect with it being a forbidden romance, doctors and patients always have those ethical guidelines and Kelly tries her hardest to get over her feelings, but her connection to Cameron is on a deeper level. She has never formed any emotional attachments to any man and this is why she feels she cannot ignore her connection to Cameron, even though it is wrong, it feels so right.

“I had lost the one man I had ever felt a real emotional connection to. It was a doomed situation from the beginning. It was a love without hope and without foundation. And I doubted I would ever feel that way about anyone ever again.”

I did have a few issues with this book, she does fall for him while he is still in a coma…this for me personally didn’t sit right after all she knew absolutely nothing about him. Also, these guys have a lot of dream sex and while in the beginning it added to the story it soon became a little bit repetitive but none the less, it was still hot! I wanted them to be together more rather than just dreaming about it. I know they weren’t in the most ideal of situations but once Cameron was released from hospital this was the ideal time for them to really cement their feelings and explore the potential of their relationship and for me this just didn’t happen.

I loved Cameron’s time back in Utah trying to piece together what he had remembered and to sort out a vital part of his past (I am deliberately being vague because I don’t want to spoil anything). This was another part of the story I wanted more from but it has also brought us more characters that can easily be turned into more books!!

“…I would always be that one person.”

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Once again, Lisa delivered on the character connection and personally I am glad she gave us Cameron’s softer side, I loved that Jekyll and Hyde part of him and it showed how different his two worlds had become. Cameron’s confusion was believable and his conflicts both internally and externally rang true and while seeing a biker cry is not what you would expect, I couldn’t help but think that if I was in his shoes I would have been crying too. I must admit I did have a few well ups of my own while reading as I am a big softy.

About the Author:

Lissa began her writing career in 2012 in the contemporary romance genre under her own name.

The Scotland based author has loved dipping her toe into other genres and writing erotic romance under this pen name is her latest venture.

Bad Company recently became a top 100 bestseller in overall eBooks on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and the second book in the series is currently being written!

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