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Addictive Lunacy
By N. Isabelle Blanco

Published: September 12, 2012
When I read it: June 2014
Genre: Erotica/Contemporary Romance
Pages: 91

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Calum Alexander lived his life one way. With purpose and moderation. Everything was set in place and everything happened according to a plan. That is, until his picture perfect engagement falls apart and his crazy brother Lucas gets him to agree to a night out. Calum is left to fend for himself when Lucas decides to bail and ‘fend for himself’ he will need to. A vivacious and obviously young Livana Payne catches his attention and before he knows what's going on, they end up talking. By the end of the night, Calum is on fire for the impish girl who's managed to ignite an inferno within him. Yes, she’s twelve years younger and the complete opposite of what he’d imagined in his life, but he hungers for her in a way that’s frightening. Drunk and surprisingly out of control, he's dead set on his need to have her. But the moment he accidentally lets it be known that he's recently single, Livana is having none of it. There is no way she's getting involved with a man who just broke up with his fiance. No, they were going to have to wait. Calum’s need for her somehow kept growing. As the days went by and he got to know her more, Livana seemed to be stealing all of his sanity. As much as she wants to wait it quickly becomes obvious to Calum that he’s losing his grip to the monster she’d awakened within him. He’s about to lose control and when he does, he knows there’s going to be nothing gentle about what he’ll end up doing to her.


Calum and Livana’s love lust story is one of chance. Both had planned a ‘night out on the town’ with friends, and both were left hanging.

When Calem wonders out of the men’s room the last thing he expects to find is a tiny, gorgeous, smart mouthed blonde talking on her cell phone. He’s basically rooted in place by her mere presence. Okay, I get that. Men are silly creatures. When he finally shakes himself out of the lust induced fog which has enveloped him, the two find themselves grabbing a few drinks together and the sparks begin to fly.

Sparks turn into a tiny fire when the two begin to suck face at the bar. Suddenly Calem spews out some bone chilling information about his recent split causing Liv to put the brakes on their hot and heavy make-out session. She doesn’t write him off completely, just decides that they need to wait a little before seeing where things go. It seems like a good idea, if they can keep their hands off one another…

Raise your hand if a 12 year age difference makes you cringe. I just don’t feel like it’s that big of a deal. Okay, you’re 33 and she’s 21. Who cares?!  Get over it. It’s not like she’s your student or something. The older you get, the less shocking an age gap appears to be. Calum seems to think it’s an issue…  It’s not like you’re friends with her father, or she works for you. Get over it, dude!

Speaking of Calum, he has got to be the most feminine male, ever. He is constantly talking himself out of things. Says he doesn’t watch porn (or didn’t for a long time), never masturbates, hasn’t had sex in a month… Uh, who is this man? His ex must have taken his balls with her when she left.  He’s waaaaay too uptight. For the love of God, he found himself uncomfortable wearing jeans!  Who does that?!

The transformation Calum makes from the beginning of this short novel to the end is remarkable. He basically does a 180. He starts out this unsure, mild, meek man and ends up more of an alpha sex god. It’s almost comical. Didn’t see it coming. At all.

There were moments that didn’t make much sense to me. For example… In one of the scenes Calem is talking to his brother Lucas when his intern walks in. It turns out that she’s a family friend who grew up in France. She’s trying to shake off her accent and the use of any French phrases. Okay, fine. All is well, until Calem makes some comment about it not being a big deal because everyone around there knows how to speak French. Uh, really? Where exactly do you live? Canada? Did I miss something? Maybe I did. It’s been known to happen from time to time.

Almost everyone we dealt with knew French.

The hot parts were HOT! Keeping the two characters away from one another for as long as Ms. Blanco did only added to the already thick sexual tension. Wanting what you can’t have is so...human. Reading from Calem’s POV makes it even hotter. I wish we were privy to more of the hot, hot, hot. Addictive Lunacy ended so quickly. It would have been nice to get at least one more romp.

“Baby, I need you,” I admitted, begging her in the simplest way I could. I was in hell. Only she could save me. Release me from this prison that she’d cruelly thrown me into. 

Overall, this was a fun, sexy, quick read.  It only took me a few hours to whip through. It’s a good choice for a day at the beach or relaxing beside the pool – a guilty pleasure type read. 

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CR Soon  You get hurt once; you assume that’s the norm. You see others suffer; you assume that’s the norm, too. At least, that’s what Livana once did. One rough go-around was enough for her. After that, she kept it simple, no strings attached. It was just easier, even necessary. Until she went out one night and met Calum Alexander, a man whose intensity broke through each of her defenses, leaving her vulnerable. Afraid to fall in love, she tries to keep some of her walls up around herself, even as Calum seems determined not to let her. Faced with a man that seems intent on possessing her, Liv knows it’s a mere matter of time before she no longer has a choice.

Genre Erotica/ Contemporary Romance
Expected Publication Date To Be Announced

nisabelleN. Isabelle Blanco was born in Queens, NY (USA). At the age of three, due to an odd fascination with studying her mother’s handwriting, she began to read and write. By the time she’d reached kindergarten, she had an extensive vocabulary and her obsession with words began to bleed into every aspect of her life. An avid reader in her teens, her fascination with Japanese anime eventually led her to the universe of fan fiction, which became her on-again, off-again hobby for the next ten years. During that time she amassed a following of fans that, by her own admission, she would never be able to live without. It was those fans who encouraged her to step beyond the fan fiction realm and try her talent in the publishing world. N. Isabelle Blanco spends her days working as an author, web programmer, marketer, and graphic designer. That is when she isn’t handling her “spawn”, as she calls her son, and brainstorming with him about his future career as a comic book illustrator.

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