“All the sin, heat, and dirty underbelly that comes with it. I’m dying to read Under the Stars!” –Nora Flite, USA Today bestselling author
Under the Lights, book one in the thrilling, white-hot second-chance Bright Lights Duet from USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise is available NOW!
Under The Lights
Heroes don’t last long around here…
Fall in love with the sexiest girl in New Orleans?
Prepare to die for her?
Larissa is the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen.
She’s the rising star of the Pussycat Angels, the hottest burlesque show in the French Quarter.
I’ll never forget the first time I saw her.
The curve of her breast outlined by sparkling rhinestones.
Slim hips wrapped in black fishnets.
Long, dark hair…
She’s the Dark Angel who stole my heart.
Her body is intoxicating, our love overwhelming.
Cat eyes and blood red lips.
Sizzling fingers on white-hot skin.
I couldn’t keep my hands off her…
But her fame had a dark side,
A sinister shadow lurking under the lights.
I would do anything to save her…
He would do anything to see me dead.
“You’re so good.” Her voice is soft, and she traces her finger along the bandage before lifting her blue eyes to meet mine. “Thank you for buying me lunch. For saving me…”
Without warning, she steps forward and wraps her arms around my waist, pressing her face against my chest, and I don’t hold back. She fits perfectly in my arms, and I inhale the sweet scent of her hair just before I press my lips to the top of her head.
Her voice is muffled against my shirt. “It feels so safe here.”
“Lara,” I whisper in her hair. “I want to keep you safe.”
She pulls back, and I loosen my hold. But she doesn’t leave. She puts her hand against my cheek, lifting her chin as she rises higher on her toes. Hell if I make her work for it.
Leaning forward, I capture her lips. They part, and our tongues meet, curling together as I hug her closer to me. She exhales a little noise, and her fingers thread in the sides of my hair. I trace a line with my lips to her ear.
“I want you so much,” I whisper.
She turns, searching for my mouth, and I kiss her. She fists my shirt in her hands, pulling it up and placing her palm against my bare stomach. I groan deeply, and my hands slide under her ass. I lift her against my chest, and her legs go around my waist. Our kisses are wildfire, fast-moving, lips pulling, hungry for something more. Something just within reach.
She moving subtly against my waist, and the blood rushes downward. I’m hard and she’s riding me, stroking my erection with her crotch.
“Lara,” I groan.
Her lips still, and she holds my cheeks, looking into my eyes. “That night on the catwalk… The way you looked at me…”
My brow collapses at the memory. “You’re the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.”
“I only want you to see me.”
Her lips are pink and swollen from my kisses. I lean forward and kiss her again, tasting her like she’s water in the desert. She exhales a little noise, and it’s a charge straight to my cock.
I love her lips. I love her mouth. I want more. I want all of her.
“Does your waist hurt?”
She leans forward, running her nose along my jaw. “Nothing hurts. Everything is amazing.”
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What an incredible book! Tia Louise piqued my interest when I read the synopsis, but I had no idea what a wild, romantic, suspenseful, and honestly, painful ride she would take me on. I know some of the words I used don’t necessarily go together, but let me tell you, in Tia Louise’s hands, she crafted a page-turner filled with all sorts of emotions.
Lara and Mark are strangers who meet at the time that they each need it the most. Both are poor, and both have dreams. However, they will have to work extremely hard to achieve them. At times, it’s their dreams that keep them living. Lara works in a burlesque show in New Orleans, and Mark is hired to work on the set. The two are drawn to one another from the beginning, but there are dangerous secrets within these walls that could end up killing both Lara and Mark.
Lara is much younger than I thought she was. Life has aged her mentally. Whereas some people would have given up and given into the darkness of the club, she resists it. She has someone else she is living for…Molly…a young girl she took in. She will do whatever is necessary to protect her, just as Mark will do whatever is necessary to protect Lara. This is a dark romance, but Louise makes us still see the magic of falling in love, even in the darkest and most dangerous of circumstances.
Readers should be aware that there are some very dark elements in the story, but they don’t overtake it. It does end with a cliffhanger, but it’s a doozy. Thank you, Tia Louise, for including a sneak peek for the next book. All I can say is WOW!!! January 22 can’t get here fast enough!!!!
About the Author:
Tia Louise is the USA Today best-selling, award-winning author of When We Touch, the “One to Hold” and “Dirty Players” series, and co-author of the #4 Amazon bestseller The Last Guy.
She loves all the books (as long as they have romance), all the chocolate (as long as it’s dark), strong coffee and sparkling wine.
After being a teacher, a book editor, a journalist, and finally a magazine editor, she started writing love stories and never stopped.
Louise lives in the Midwest with her trophy husband, two teenage geniuses, and one grumpy cat.
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