Lover by Marni Mann & Gia Riley Blog Tour + Sarah's 2¢

Title: Lover

Author: Marni Mann & Gia Riley

Publication Date: June 8th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

MMGRLoverBookCover5_5x8_5_BW_MEDIUMThe attraction was undeniable.
I couldn’t escape him.
I didn’t want to.
I was his.
He was mine.
But he wasn’t my husband.

My once treasured marriage was now flawed and imperfect.
By the time the guilt set in, it was too late.
Reality was trying to keep me away from my obsession.
My husband was that reality.
My obsession was West.

But West was forbidden. Taken. Married.
We were swingers.
It was the perfect arrangement.

Until I fell in love…

With West.

Lover is the latest standalone from duo Gia Riley and Marni Mann.  It has no interconnecting characters.  I've been a reader of Marni's for a couple of years now, but haven't read anything from Gia.  When I read the blurb for Lover, I knew this was something I needed to read and was not disappointed!

Piper is struggling to make her marriage work.  She knows there are underlying issues, but her husband Cannon can't see it and together, they're skating by day to day.  She takes a leap and decides that bringing another couple into the mix might help reignite the spark they used to have.
West and Tilly have a volatile marriage, based around sex.  They get along just fine but there's no real passion.  Because Tilly is so adventurous, she thinks swinging would be fun for them.  What she doesn't think about is the fact that her husband and his new lover may have feelings for each other until after the fact.

I loved this book!  Like, I loved it.  I've got to be completely honest, I have a thing for these types of stories.  Not sure why.  West and Piper were so passionate towards each other and it was so well written, I found it hard to put the book down.  Cannon was obviously hiding something, but I wasn't expecting the bombshell when it was dropped.  Wow!  And really, Tilly was kind of the worst.  She didn't deserve West one bit.

Marni and Gia's co-writing flowed naturally as if Lover was written by a single author.  I love when you can't tell who's writing which part!  As I find myself itching to re-read this book, I can't wait to read more from these two!

After tonight, she’ll know how gorgeous she is, and she’ll know how incredible a man can make her feel. And, when she looks at her husband, she’ll expect more from him.

I know shit between them isn’t as hot as what Tilly and I have. Cannon doesn’t look at Piper like he wants to take her clothes off with his teeth and have his mouth live between her legs. He gazes at her like he wants to ask where they’re going to dinner and what movie they’ll see after.

There’s a difference between fucking your best friend and someone who actually worships your body.

Piper will soon know the latter.

And that’s why she’s here. To know what it feels like to be with a man who lusts for her cunt.

She picked the right couple to swing with.


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Marni MannBest-selling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion.

A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.

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About Gia:

GiaRileyAuthor Gia Riley has been in love with writing romance since high school when she took her very first creative writing class.

From the small but mighty state of Delaware, she’s a country girl at heart, traveling back to her roots in Pennsylvania as often as she can.

While New Adult and Contemporary romance have been her passion, she’s dabbled with more erotic plotlines lately, enjoying discovering the sexier side of love with each story she pens. After all, she’s a lover of all things romance – a firm believer that everyone deserves their happily ever after no matter what it takes to get there.

 When she’s not writing, you can find her roaming the aisles of Kirkland’s, up to her elbows in Play-doh, or trying to hunt down spoilers for her favorite reality television show.

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