Monday, March 9, 2020

Review for Flawless Foundations by Lauren Helms

Release Tour for Flawless Foundations by Lauren Helms
Powered by Forever Write PR

Born from money, Levi was destined to take over the family business. Emmy has always had a crush on her bestie’s big brother, but she hadn’t planned on shaking things up. When a kiss turns into more and a secret is being kept, can they build flawless foundations? Readers will fall in love with this best friend sibling romance from Lauren Helms. The 425 Madison series is back with season two and FLAWLESS FOUNDATIONS is now live!

Only on Amazon + Read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited

Amazon ➝
Goodreads ➝

It's no secret I was born from money. And I'm destined to take over the family business, King Cosmetics when my father retires.

At least that was the plan. 

Until my father decided to impose some stupid rule about being married before I take the reigns. Everything I've worked for hangs in the balance and the future of the company is in jeopardy without a King behind the controls.  

I never considered Becca part of the plan for taking over, but when one kiss leads to so much more, I can't help but wonder if she's the answer to my problem.

There are two things I love - my beauty blog and Levi King. 

Coming from the same social circle has given me ample opportunity to crush on the next generation of King Cosmetics, but he made it clear a long time ago that I would never be anything more than "like family" to him.

Feeling the need for some serious changes in my life, I start shaking things up. 

It wasn't part of my plan to kiss Levi, but one kiss could never be enough. When that kiss turns into a relationship and I find out that Levi's been keeping a secret, I begin to question if our love affair was too good to be true.

Looks like we're about to find out if we can truly build flawless foundations for the rest of our lives. After all 425 Madison is the perfect place to fall in love.

My Thoughts…

Becca has been in love with Levi since she was 12 years old.   He pushes her drunken attraction away when she visits him in college, and she decides she is over him.   Love isn’t that easy to get over.     They live in the same complex, Becca is his sister’s roommate, so you know that they see each other.    All it takes is one kiss in the hallway and it is game over for Levi and Becca.   The attraction heats up, the love comes rushing back, and it takes all that they have not to rush right into the bedroom. 
I love this story.   It is one of my most favorites in the 425 Madison series so far.    Becca and Levi are wealthy, educated, and strong willed.   They both are going after what they want in life and together they will accomplish it.   Levi needs Becca to get CEO of his family’s company but that is not why he is wants her.   He shows his love for her with each touch, word, and fear that if she finds what he is hiding she will run.     Becca wants to earn her own way; she doesn’t want hand outs and she is willing to put in the hard work to get where she wants.   
Lauren Helms takes two amazing characters and brings them together in the most perfect way.  

Add Flawless Foundations to your MUST-READ list on Goodreads

Copyright @ Lauren Helms 2020

"Em, is there anything at Envirogal open? I don't know, maybe in research and
Or even the finance department? Maybe it's time to put my degrees to use?"
She pops out her bottom lip. "I really don't think we have any openings that would fit
what you're looking for or would enjoy. But I will definitely talk to HR on Monday." I
deflate a little at her response. Damn it. She was a great resource in the field I would
want to work in since I clearly have to work.
"Oh, you should talk to Levi. King Cos is always hiring. They are just so much bigger
than Envirogal. I'm sure he'd be able to find you a great job!" She's all excited about
the prospect, she's also completely unaware of my distaste for her brother, Levi King.
Well, if she is aware, she does a great job of ignoring it. Just the thought of her tall,
slender, dark-haired, brown-eyed brother makes me twitchy. Then, of course, my next
thought goes to the fact that he now lives just down the hall. Which means at any time,
he could just show up. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy that Emmy's relationship with
her brother is stronger than ever. She deserves it since she has some of the worst
parents, but I was as happy as a clam not seeing Levi on a regular basis.

I've known Levi King since I was a freckle-faced, braces-wearing preteen. We've
always gotten along but were never friends. With him being two years older than us
and seeing him being a nice big brother to Emmy, instead of an asshole like a lot of the
other brothers in our social circle, I had it bad. My crush on him grew pretty quickly way
back then. Unfortunately for me, that crush never really faded, but instead grew as the
years went by. That is, until college.
It all ended one night in my Sophomore year. Emmy and I visited him at Harvard one
weekend. He was a senior and surprisingly welcomed a visit from his sister. He took us
out with a few of his friends to their local hang out and, well, let's just say I had a lot to
drink. I decided with my liquid courage that I'd flirt a little. He flirted back, to my
surprise and extreme excitement. Toward the end of the night, I thought I was actually
getting somewhere. So, when I finally kissed him, I was in heaven. Until he pushed me
away and told me I was drunk, and he'd never take advantage of a woman under the
influence. Okay, so I can commend that. But drunk me just kept pushing until he
delivered his final blow. "Becca, you're like a sister to me, nothing can ever happen
between us."

Ouch. You know what's worse than being friend-zoned? Sister-zoned.

Only on Amazon + Read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited 
Amazon ➝

Don’t Boyfriend Maintenance by Lauren Helms from the first season
of 425 Madison Ave.

“Boyfriend Maintenance is a charming little faux romance story that comes brimming with loads
of emotion and steam. This unlikely pairing strike up a deal that leads them in a direction
neither saw coming, and boy was it fun to watch them try and resist the sparks, and
unexpected chemistry.” —RedsRomanceReviews on Boyfriend Maintenance   

Only on Amazon + Read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited 
Amazon ➝

About Lauren

Lauren Helms has forever been an avid reader from the beginning. After starting a book review website, that catapulted her fully into the book world, she knew that something was
missing. Lauren decided to take the plunge and write her first novel. While working for a video
game strategy guide publisher, she decided to mix what she knew best--video games and
romance. She decided to take the plunge and joined NaNoWrimo and a month later, she had
her first draft. 

About the 425 Madison Series

Welcome to 425 Madison Ave the perfect place to fall in love. Nine delicious romances set in
fast-paced & sexy NYC just waiting for you to read.

This season will feature some new authors as well as some of season one's favs. Back for season
two is Allie York, Leigh Lennon, MK Moore, Aubree Valentine, Lauren Helms, and Katy Ames. Plus a
warm welcome to KC Enders, and Marcie Shumway! 

Not only do we have a sexy mix of new and returning authors, prepare for pages packed with new
romances, characters, and tropes all from the same well-loved high-rise apartment building in NYC. 

Make sure to follow the 425 Madison Avenue Facebook page for more on release dates, cover
reveals and author spotlights. For exclusive excerpts, giveaways, and news subscribe to our
425 Madison newsletter!

Check out the Season One and get caught up today! You can read all nine books for FREE
with Kindle Unlimited ➝

This series and all promotional events are brought to you by Forever Write PR - Forever
your source for all your writing needs.

No comments:

Post a Comment