Tuesday, May 28, 2013



5 Star Rating


“We are all pawns in someone else’s game.”

No one knows this better than Violet Phillips. When her beloved mentor goes missing, she suspects murder, which sends her spiraling out of control and away from the stable life she has built for herself. Soon, her past will begin seeping out with a vengeance.

“I will teach you how this game is played.”

Self-destruction threatens to consume Violet when a handsome neighbor that has been watching her from afar intervenes on her behalf. Shepard Leone may be six years younger, but it does not stop him from seducing her ears as well as her heart.

“Fascinating how much life can change in twenty-four hours.”

When Violet is forced to go down a dark road into a past where she must confront the demons that nearly destroyed her, will she be unable to deviate? Struggling with the loss of her missing friend, Shepard will find a way in and reawaken desires that she thought were forever lost. But Violet never forgets that if you are not careful, distractions will be your undoing.


Distractions is an edgy love story full of suspense. Usually when I thought I had the story figured out…BAM! There is absolutely no way I could have predicted what was going to happen with this read. Distractions kept attention, and there was so much in the storyline that was only partially told and god knows I wanted to know it all. I literally didn’t want to miss a thing!!!

Violet has led a very colorful life that has left her jaded. Will she ever be able to get past her trust issues? Shepard is her younger violin playing next door neighbor, he's always there for her. Connor is Violet's past, but will he stay that way?? You will definitely want to get to know Shepard and Connor ;-)

If you are looking for a book that offers so much more than a romance, Distractions by J.L. Brooks is it! This nail-biting, edgy, and absolutely sexy read will have your mind racing. Distractions will grab your attention and hold it until the bitter end.

About the Author:

JL Brooks lives with her active family along the Ohio River at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. A former columnist turned novelist, she spends most of her time engaged in women’s health issues and education. Believing everyone has a story to tell, chances are she will encourage you to tell yours.


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JL is giving away a pendant  that inspired Distractions. In the book she calls it the Esperanza which is Spanish for “hope” which she weaved through the whole story. It’s real name is the Nuestra De Atocha; it’s the ship that inspired the story and a the pendant is a real piece from it. She’s including the pendant, gift box & certificate of authenticity.

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