Monday, November 2, 2015

Blog Tour for Lust and Lies by Cassandra Charles

Lust and Lies

About the Book
Title: The Jamie Reynolds Chronicles: Lust and Lies
Author: Casandra Charles
Genre: African-American/urban romance and drama
JR was young, single, making money, enjoying life and on top of her game as a successful event manager in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating from Clark Atlanta University, she focused most of her life on her career, driven by the need to prove herself while working in a men’s field. Atlanta was all about keeping up with the Joneses and JR knew just how to do it. After seven years in Atlanta, she abruptly moved back to New York to be with her family when her dad had a near-death experience. During her move, she met Toni, a single, blue-collar, strong-minded guy who quickly swept her off her feet with his lies. 

Love was never on her mind, but Toni was different (she thought). Even though they were at two different places in life, JR let her guard down and welcomed him in. After only a few months of their long-distance relationship, things started to move really fast, making JR really nervous. Then the drama began as Toni suddenly moved in with her and she started uncovering the hidden secrets of the real person. 

As JR was coming to terms with the idea of Toni being in her life, she remained torn between him and her past in Atlanta. A past that included David, her on-again, off-again lover who was everything JR wanted in a man: well-educated with a successful career, good looks, and the drive to want more of everything that Toni didn’t have. However, even after two years of dating, their relationship was like oil and water: they just didn’t mix. As Toni’s real personality was revealed, David looked more and more like the safe place for JR. When her current situation started to heat up, JR began wishing she had her old life back. 

The Jamie Reynolds Chronicles: Lust and Lies is just the beginning as JR tries to find the right balance in her life; however, that happy balance is not so easy find, especially when it’s full of lust and lies.


This book was quite a bit different than what I am used to reading, quite frankly.  But when it comes down to it, I like to branch out and read new things sometimes.  It's refreshing to read a different genre and this one is full of drama for you.  The description says it all when it mentions JR trying to find balance in her life.  This woman is driven and a workaholic, which isn't always a good thing, but it does ensure that she doesn't have to rely on anyone else but herself.  Sometimes you should rely on others though and let people in.  Unfortunately for JR, things just never seem to work out when she does.  Even though she has a lot of "stuff", she doesn't have a steady boyfriend and the man she has tried having a relationship with is the one it just never works out with.  It is ironic that part of the reason things don't work out is because she doesn't want children.  Why?  Because in the end she starts to re-evaluate her life and what she really wants.  When she falls for a man she thinks she knows, JR has it good for a while, but this book definitely lives up to it's name as full of lust and lies.  It appears that she doesn't know Toni near as well as she thought, which brings a kind of turbulence to JR's life that tilts that balance way out of whack.

A solid 4 out of 5 stars!

Author Bio
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, with parents from Trinidad and Tobago, Casandra "CeCe" Charles graduated college with a BA degree in Mass Media Arts at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA., where she resided for many years.

Casandra always wanted to write a book but hesitated for many years, as she suffers from adult dyslexia. She never allowed her disability to hold her back on anything, and she finally completed her first book, Jamie Reynolds Chronicles: Lust and Lies, in 2015.

She is the successful owner of Smell the Sunset, LLC, which is an umbrella company for Creative Encores, LLC, an event planning business, and What's Good USA, a Good News website that highlights good news from around the United States and her newest adventure author.

Casandra lives by many mottos, but her favorite one is "Live today, Laugh often and Love always," which is also tattooed on her left arm to remind her every day to Live, Laugh and Love.

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