From USA Today Bestselling author Adriane Leigh comes a passionate contemporary romance about giving in to desire so sharp and sweet it threatens to consume...
Georgia Montgomery is desperate for an escape from the life she’s been leading. The perfect job, the perfect apartment, the perfect boyfriend—all are on the cusp of driving her over the edge. On a whim, she buys a beach house on the North Carolina coast, eager to spend a summer with her college friends. She thinks she’s found the perfect balance, until one pleasure-seeking playboy turns her world on its axis. Georgia tries to ignore the tornado of emotion that sweeps through her system whenever Tristan Howell is near, but just like an addiction, one look, one taste, one touch is never enough.
The chemistry is scorching and it isn't long before the slow burn ignites into a full-blown wildfire that threatens to consume anything in its path. But Georgia and Tristan can't shelter their love from the outside world, and the moments of exquisite passion they share aren't enough to sustain the relationship. When scars from the past resurface--will their hearts meld together as one? Or will outside forces tear them apart, leaving an empty shell where love and passion once thrived?
*Note: The characters in Sweet Alibi are real and flawed--they make bad decisions and learn hard lessons. It contains a love triangle, a sweet alpha-male with a broken heart, and a leading lady that doesn't always know what she wants. If you love a character-driven romance with a hard-fought happily-ever-after, Sweet Alibi is for you. (Formerly published as The Morning After and Light in Morning duet, now with more than 10,000 words of never-before-published BONUS content!
Review by: Amy C
"I felt like I was finally right where I wanted to be. I felt like I was home". Tristan and Georgia. Georgia & Tristan... 2 hearts that had no business being together, yet had an undeniable pull that kept bringing each other back. Back to simple, basic lust. Is it more, could the most basic of attraction turn into something much more?
Georgia is unsure about love and life but she is absolutely sure she's made the right choice to buy the beach house. Toes in the sand and the sweet smell of summer dancing over her skin as soon as she steps through her French doors each morning, this place becomes her center. The place she can retreat to to bring the crazy back down and usher in the calm. Tristan sails in and suddenly the calm she craved takes on a new form. He's tall, tan and anything without his own level of complication. Yet he offers her the chance to live... Something she can't remember ever really doing.
These two are adorably sweet and subtly hot. Reading their relationship build over the course of this book was great. They bonded and discovered each other individually. Then took that newness and melded it together to form a fantastic new normal.
I liked this story. The adorable glances between the characters fit beautifully between the backdrop of the Carolina summer. The setting allowed all things to foster and wash away the past. The story was well thought out and each part seemed to flow well. I would have liked to have seen two books out of this instead of one long one. The length of this book did being to get me so I was happy to see a break at the end of part 1. I really enjoyed part two and felt like it really captured the essence of the characters and their dynamic.
I would recommend this story and this author. 3.75 star
Review by: Stacey
This was my 1st book by Adrienne Leigh & I enjoyed it. Georgia is lost looking for What and where she belongs and finds herself in a love triangle....and she takes you on a journey where you don't know what she wants or what you want for her...there's her bf from her childhood Kyle and then there's a new flame a sexy shocking connection with Tristan & I don't want to give anything away but the story follows their journey and ups and downs & in the end Georgia find what she has always wanted ....LOVE & no matter what she went through it was worth it!
“You’re getting wet.” Tristan lifted a finger and tucked a stray strand of hair behind my ear. I licked my lips nervously, my eyes locked with his. His touch set my skin on fire. I held my bottom lip between my teeth painfully, willing myself to feel anything other than my stomach rolling and the arousal throbbing between my thighs. His eyes darted down to watch my mouth as his lips parted lightly with his breath.
“Georgia,” he whispered as he leaned into me. His lips grazed mine and my eyelids fluttered closed.
Why wasn't I pulling away?
God, I needed to be pulling away, like two minutes ago.
I should have moved my chair away from his when I sat down. Being in Tristan's space did things to me, delicious things like the hair rising on the back of my neck and goosebumps dancing across my skin. My stomach flipped, my breathing hitched, and a slow ache settled between my legs.
“Tristan,” I breathed as he brought his hand to my jaw in a light caress, just like he’d been doing a minute ago to the weathered wood of the deck chair. I parted my lips and the air escaped my lungs in a rush.
“I don't know what this is between us, Georgia, but I want to find out,” he said on a breathy exhale.
“Me too,” I whispered and pressed my lips to his. His soft, slightly salty lips tasted heavenly as I ran my tongue along them. He opened his mouth and our tongues brushed together as his hand cupped the back of my neck, fingers threaded in my hair, thumbs brushing my cheeks. He pulled me closer to him and before I knew it I was adrift in the heady sensation of Tristan.
I lost myself for those few blissful moments attached to his lips. I knew there was a reason I shouldn't be doing this, but for the life of me, I couldn't remember what it was. I ran my palm up his arm and over his shoulder to tangle in his hair.
But the hair was too long. It didn't feel right. It was foreign, and yet the pull I felt to continue to kiss and caress was undeniable.
“Kyle.” I pulled away quickly, mumbling the name. I licked my lips where Tristan’s salty-sweet taste lingered. The feelings that were swirling inside my body and filtering through my head were terrifying and new and right all in the same breath. Tristan watched as my thoughts aligned.
“I’m sorry. I don't know what just happened or why I said what I did, but it can't happen again.” I rushed back into the safety of the house, leaving Tristan alone in the rain.
Adriane Leigh was born and raised in a snowbank in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and now lives among the sand dunes of the Lake Michigan lakeshore.
She graduated with a Literature degree but never particularly enjoyed reading Shakespeare or Chaucer.
She is married to a tall, dark, and handsome guy, and plays mama to two sweet baby girls. She is a voracious reader and wishes she had more time to knit scarves to keep her warm during the arctic Michigan winters.