A 2018 RITA™ FINALIST IN EROTIC ROMANCE!
"I was hooked from the first page" - SHHHHH! Quiet Please Book Blog
A business on the brink of bankruptcy. An indecent proposal arriving at just the perfect time.
The terms are simple enough: For one month, Rafael Menendez de Aviles -- my first love, my one downfall -- gets to do anything he desires with me. In return, my business gets everything it needs.
But is that really all he wants? Or is he out for revenge? Could there more on the table that I'm not ready to take on, like love the second time around... even when the first time almost destroyed us?
Read the exciting story readers have called "smart smut," "a no-brainer for those who love second-chance romances," and "deliciously sexy."
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About the Author
She was chosen as one of 24 writers for the Amtrak Residency program.
Published in September of 2015, her debut novel HOT SHADE received four stars from RT Book Reviews. Her most recent novel, a five episode serial called TELL ME A STORY, has "an engaging voice, sexy heroes and heroines and a wry sense of humor,” according to New York Times bestselling author Beth Kery.
Tamara is a fan of vintage pulp fiction book covers, Sinatra-era jazz, 1980s fashion, tropical chill, kombucha, gin, tonic, beaches, iPhones, Art Deco, telenovelas, coloring books, street art, coconut anything, strong coffee and newspapers. Find her on Twitter @tamaralush or on Facebook at
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I didn't think I was going to like this book, but as I continued to read I began to enjoy the characters. I wanted everyone's happiness to win out.
Constant Craving by Tamara Lush is a fantastic contemporary romance. Ms. Lush has delivered a well-written book filled with phenomenal characters. Rafael and Justine's story is a second chance romance packed with drama, sizzle and humor. I enjoyed this book from cover to cover and look forward to reading more from Tamara Lush in the future. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger. I voluntarily read a complimentary copy of this book that I received from Bookfunnel. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
The title is dorky and I didn't like the first chapter. After that though, I really enjoyed the storyline, and found it super sexy! There were a couple typos towards the end, and (SPOILER) Justine mentioned that she liked his housing suggestion, but I'm pretty sure that bit was accidentally left out because I couldn't find any mention from Raf about a house in their coversation right before that. Anyways, I really liked it overall and could barely put it down!
Beautifully emotional. Sexy, sweet and perfectly imperfect. Rafa and Justine are the best combination of everything that can go wrong to make everything right. The build up to the first “present day” kiss was so emotional and beautiful, I literally cried. This book’s cover is gorgeous. I loved getting glimpses of other characters from previous books by this author. Throughout this book the anticipation of what may or may not happen kept me wanting to read it faster to find out what would finally happen. With that I am perfectly content with the ending.
Tamara Lush has done it again! She delivered a great page turner full of great detail and romance that will leave you wanting for more. Having read and loved The Story Series, I knew that the author could deliver a great romance, but I wasn’t expecting the twists and turns in this book that had me at the edge of my seat. At the beginning of the story we get to meet Justine Lavoie, a journalist turned publisher the minute she inherits her grandfather’s newspaper company. After spending time out in the field, she is now in charge of a group of people under her command who some don’t trust her judgement because of her experience and age, but she is willing to prove those people wrong at all costs. Yet, things don’t always work out and she is close to filling for bankruptcy. Her only choice left is to apply for a loan to save the Times, but soon finds out that Florida Capital has been bought and the new owner happens to be her ex boyfriend. Now it’ll be up to Justine to convince Rafael to put aside their past and help her save the paper that she loves dearly. Having met at the University of Miami, Justine and Rafael had a wonderful relationships full of ups and downs. Her father wasn’t very keen on them dating, but when they moved in together everything changed completely. Their pasts and the events that transpired while they were together is what ultimately brought their relationship to at end. Now fifteen years later they face each other once again and when Rafael makes her proposition that she can’t seem to deny, she knows that being with him again will open old wounds, but that might just be what they need to fully leave the past behind if they hope for a future together. As one of the wealthiest man in the country, Rafael Melendez de Aviles owns MDA which backs many industries including the media among other things. He is Miami’s condo king, which has made him a very wealthy man over night. Rafael could get just about any woman he would want, but still misses Justine and the relationship that they’ve had in the past. It has been years since they’ve seen each other, but he is willing to do anything in his power to make her happy again. When he suggests they spend the next month together, it was supposed to be part of the healing process for him in order to move on with his life. Little did he know that he would end up right back where they started and the future that he’d always dreamed of with her might just be possible for them this time around. But facing their pasts has proven to be harder than he thought and he has to find a way to move on with or without her. There is so much to the story that I liked, each character has their own past and issues that they have to solve in order to have a future together. As a Cuban exile, Rafael had to endure so much as a child and not having his family with him made the transition so much more difficult for him. He was practically poor and wanting to make a name for himself was his goal and priority until he met Justine. They both lost their virginity to each other and their love truly blossomed as they moved together, but that didn’t last. One of the topics that the author touches on was discrimination and prejudice mainly when it comes to accepting Rafael. All in all, the story was well executed and the amount of detail that we get makes it easier to envision. I do wish the author could have elaborated on some things, but I still enjoyed the story and I would highly recommend it.