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by SJ Molloy

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#1 in The Luminara Series.

An emotional erotic heart-wrenching story of lust, love and light.

File U for upside down. Lexi Robertson's carefully constructed life is about to be turned upside down.

Recently hired as Club di Energia's physiotherapist, the stunning yet insecure twenty-six year old finally thinks she has a handle on her physically and


#1 in The Luminara Series.

An emotional erotic heart-wrenching story of lust, love and light.

File U for upside down. Lexi Robertson's carefully constructed life is about to be turned upside down.

Recently hired as Club di Energia's physiotherapist, the stunning yet insecure twenty-six year old finally thinks she has a handle on her physically and mentally damaging past. The only way Lexi can cope is by compartmentalizing her feelings with a unique, internal filing system. To maintain order, Lexi has a firm set of boundaries in place, and she never lets anyone too close.

File N for not happening. Lexi has no intention of giving in to the charming Lucca Caruso when he comes into her clinic for an emergency physiotherapy session. Despite his painstakingly handsome face and Italian that renders her speechless, Lexi is able to resist.

A Tuscany vacation with her best friend is just what Lexi needs to stop worrying about life and start enjoying it. A cooking course at a villa near the Chianti hills, just outside of Florence, will take her mind off a certain set of mesmerising azure blue eyes.

File F for fate. Lexi never expected to see the Italian god again, but they're staying at the same villa.

For someone that purposely refuses to feel, Lexi finds herself on a journey of self-discovery, helplessly folding, melting, and crumbling under the temptation of her heart's desire.

An emotional, erotic, heart-wrenching story of lust, love, and light.

Lexi struggles to confide in Lucca, slowly learning how to love and trust. Lucca is a gentle, patient lover with a heart of gold, but his need for Lexi is insatiable. He's the man we all want and can't get enough of.

Through the passion of lust and the sweetness of love, Lexi spreads her wings towards the light ... until her past comes back to haunt her.

A hot and sexy story of survival, acceptance, learning to trust, and believing. One woman's destiny to find her light, and the one man who can take here there.

Welcome to the Luminara series.

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5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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Meet the Author

SJ Molloy,
First time British Author of 'The Luminara Series' was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. As a young child her family moved and raised her in Lanarkshire, Scotland where she currently resides with her husband, two daughters and her energetic, hyperactive loving gun dog that is utterly spoiled.

SJ is a qualified Fitness Instructor and Health & Fitness Motivator of various fitness styles and disciplines. Music and dance aerobics have always been a pleasure for her and she's often found making up dance style routines at any hour of the day when a move comes to her or piece of music moves her. She's currently not teaching classes, focusing her time into nurturing her yearning passion for creative writing, exchanging one visualisation for another.

As a child, SJ loved to write in journals and make up short stories and has a flare for all things creative. With an overactive imagination at times, SJ adores to make notes, visualising scenes, settings and new characters.

While on holiday with her family one summer reading book after book, she had a flash of inspiration and has had various ideas whirling around in her mind ever since. It was not until she pulled back on teaching classes that she found the courage, time and insight to actually bring these ideas to life.

In February 2013 she decided to bring that imagination to light by beginning her writing journey with 'Lussuria' the first instalment in 'The Luminara Series' available from late October 2013.
Being a self-confessed book junkie, she loves nothing better than to get lost in an emotional and moving book. A true romantic at heart, her guilty pleasure is reading heart-warming, passionate stories and falling in love with her favourite fictional characters.

With four books already mapped out in 'The Luminara Series', SJ's busy creative mind has already planned two more stories, both stand alone novels and very different in their own right.
When she's not writing or reading, spending time with family and friends and walking her dog, SJ loves all things practical and creative. Dancing, music, cooking, travelling, and art are her favourite past times.

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Lussuria 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
babyssmile More than 1 year ago
10 Enthralling Stars but 5 on here This book was given to me for my honest review. As a child we all couldn’t wait for Halloween to roll around so we could try and attempt the infamous haunted house. The scariness alone had our hearts go pitter patter but what happens when it turns out that it wasn’t all that we expected it was more? Did we wait on the edge of our seats for something to happen or did we just be live in the moment with anticipation lurking in the corner? At the end our parents were one of comfort and joy but what happens when we grow up and go into the same haunted house who is there to settle our fears then? This is their journey. Lucca-businessman and oh so hunky Lexi(Doc)-scared, hidden and pretty Hazel-friend of Sofia and supportive Lucca is a hunk of a man that has everything he could possibly want or does he? He has a loving family that is supportive of him as he is of them. They would love for him to find true happiness but what happens when he comes across one woman that puts sparks in shoes and stars in his eyes? The woman has the golden touch within her hands which makes the sparks shoot throughout his body. Lucca has never known a woman to possess such force over him before and is so captivated by all of this surrealism. Lexi is a woman that has a past that is so scary to her that when she sleeps she dreams of such events. When she is awake she fears the worst of fears but tries to keep them at bay. The suddenness of a man brings a sense of calmness to her in that moment in time. Can this be the man that keeps her deepest darkest fears at bay? Can he be the one that she has searched for without knowing it? Can she let go and finally find happiness? Lucca and Lexi’s journey is a hard one and yet simple one at first. The fears that Lexi has from her past are frightening to her but at the same time more frightening to Lucca. He vows to protect and her but can he protect her from her hidden fears? In the bedroom their sex is more powerful than a tornado in the making and more earth shattering than an earthquake. Their powerfulness is so hot and only gets hotter with each thrust and eye connecting vibrations. Will these two be able to make it to their forever even with Lexi’s past fears and will Lucca be able to handle what Lexi has been through or will he walk out on the love that is so strong? Hazel is Lexi’s best friend she has been there for Lexi for so long and knows how to calm her fears but as Lucca comes to love Lexi can Hazel let this man hold Lexi’s heart and keep her fears at bay? Can Hazel relinquish her momma persona and let Lucca take the reins? This is the first book in this series. L’amore is the second book. Please stay tuned for my review on the next installment of this series. To the author: You had me from the title alone and when reading this fantastic amazing read you kept me enthralled throughout the entire read. You have taken a world that we only hear about in news broadcasts and brought it to the forefront in this one of a kind read. Kudos to you. I look forward to reading the next book. To the readers: This book is amazing you will be enthralled just as I have been. Happy Reading
MeganRC More than 1 year ago
This mixture of a dark past and a present romance was intense and swoon worthy. The characters were entertaining at times and full of life and emotion. The story line was heart wrenching at times, steamy and sweet in others, and moving. Lucca and Lexi are so sweet together. He is attentive, protective, giving, patient… The list goes on but he’s also a hot, sexy Italian. Yeah, enough said there. Lexi has some deep psychological issues to deal with because of her early childhood. However, I did like her. Especially as the book progressed. They were so good for each other and it was so sweet to watch the whole thing unfold. They, along with their fiends, had great personalities. Their friends added another dimension to the story that I really liked. Not only was there obvious loyalty but also a bit of levity at times that helped to offset some of the darker tones. The story line really pulled me in from the very beginning. I felt attached to the characters, especially Lexi. Some of the scenes evoked intense emotion and I found if very easy to immerse myself in their world. I did get a little frustrated with Lexi constantly putting herself down in the beginning but kept reminding myself of what she’d been through. Overall this was a great book and I look forward to the next in the series. 4 out of 5 stars!
Book_worms77 More than 1 year ago
Book Worms was given this book as an ARC for an honest review. We gave this book 5 stars.  Lindsay a Book Worms Reviewer left this review. Thank you Lindsay.  Lucca Caruso, sexy as hell Italian god has battled his own demons, is a smart man with his own business.  He walks into Lexi's office to get a consultation about his back only to be mesmerized by her beauty.  Lexi and her best friend Hazel arrive at the villa to begin her vacation and are preparing to have dinner when in walks in the "Italian sex god" himself.  Feeling completely and utterly vulnerable, Lexi passes out from a sheer panic attack not expecting to see him again.  Lexi is not sure how to process these new feelings and emotions she is having towards Lucca.  Lucca, who feels the need to protect her,  insists on being the one to care for her.   Lexi wakes up to find Lucca in bed with her, but is not totally afraid of him.  She likes these emotions but is scared of letting someone in.   The story takes you on an emotional roller coaster into both of their paths and leaves your heart breaking for both of them.  For Lexi to have suffered such a horrendous childhood and still have the will to do something with her life, leaves you rooting for both of them to find the light in each other. 
Anonymous 7 months ago
This book was incredible !!! I could not put it down. I laughed, I cried, I lusted !!! A truly well written book with characters you can relate to. From Alexis, the shy/reserved for a reason main character to Lucca, the HOT hero of her heart and all those by their sides. As Alexis learns to move forward I found my own heart aching for her horrid past and cheering for her bright future. I am looking forward to reading the entire series very much !!!