Blog Tour for Body of The Crime by R. Scarlett: Review + Excerpt

February 6, 2017





Title: Body Of The Crime (Blackest Gold, #2)
Author: R. Scarlett
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: January 30 , 2017
Amazon US | Amazon UK
My Rating:
Never trust a demon. Never trust your heart. And never trust the woman who holds it. In Body of the Crime, a beast craved a beauty and oh, how she ravaged him.  



Big thanks to BTS Promotions and R. Scarlett for an ARC copy for review.

Gaaah... This book hit me right in the feels! And I can honestly say that I have never been more eager to get a sequel in my hands like Body of The Crime. R. Scarlett once again pulls me in with the continuation Tensley and Molly's captivating story. Just like with Vein of Love, there is still an enticing and passionate romance, a dangerous world of demons, and wanting the forbidden. I love this one even more than the first, and there is no second book syndrome here at all folks.

I saw Molly's character really grow this time around. She stands up for what she wants and doesn't back down. Plus she comes into her powers and kicks major ass, especially when it comes to those she loves. I was cheering her on throughout the book. And of course there is everyone's favorite, brooding, hard to resist demon, Tensley Knight. How can any reader not love him. Sure he can be intimidating as hell, but underneath he is just a man who loves deeply and wants love in return. R. Scarlett showed so many sides to him and really gives his character depth.  His feelings for Molly came though so much and were so tangible. 

"I was scared of what you were making me feel, what a demon should never feel." He took a deep breath, expanding his heavy lungs and letting it all out. "But I don't want to let you go. I want you, but only if you'll have me." ~ Tensley

Well shit, you see what I mean. There was also secondary characters that I loved seeing back (Illya and September). I have a major crush on Illya, and characters that I absolutely loathed. But what really had my mind spinning was that damn ending! R. Scarlett you can't leave a girl hanging with a cliffhanger like that.


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A little Excerpt

Tensley’s dark eyes turned to her. Eyes a dark, vivid night and he marched towards her, grasping her face into his large, powerful hands.
“Are you hurt?” Tensley asked when they were by themselves, his thumb skimming along her jaw down to her neckline.
“I’m fine, Tensley,” she whispered, squinting in the muted light. She caught his wrist and stroked it while he held her face still. She watched his vivid eyes, terrified, but fascinated by their darkness. “Are you okay? Your eyes are pitch-black. What’s wrong?” she asked, anxious.
He caught her eyes, that lethal stare making her stomach flip. “When we feel threatened, angry or…aroused…our eyes tend to turn black.
Her cheeks grew hot and she knew he could feel the warmth on his palms. Those dark, vivid eyes continued to watch her closely.
“All I can smell is my scent on you, and seeing how he just had his hands on you, how you weren’t protected—” Tensley hissed, a snarl escaping him. “I want you so bad I can’t think straight. I want to bite your ivory neck—deep, deep enough to mark. Deep enough to protect you and make you unconditionally mine. Do you want me to do that, Molly?” he asked, his voice breathless with need. His eyes turned feral, he was a predator. A beast. And he could no longer resist his prey. “Would you bare my mark, Molly? Are you ready to be mine?” he finished, his voice low and raw.
“Yes,” she answered, her breathing uneven. She was ready for the beast. She was ready for it all.
His mouth found hers and it was vicious, impatient. Molly dug her fingers into his shoulder blades, before sliding them up to tug on his thick mane of hair. That only stirred the beast within him, and he grasped her hips, pulling her flush against his muscular, powerful frame.
His hands palmed her rear and with a sudden growl, he lifted her up. She gasped, breathless in his strong hold, but he caught her mouth again and swallowed her breaths, leading them to a desk.
He paused, his chest warring against hers and she stared down at him, stroking his heated cheeks, those demon eyes penetrating hers.
“Not here, not like this,” he breathed out. “We’re leaving.” He placed her down, her legs heavy and weak, and he grasped her hand, taking them out of the room.
Molly stayed close, feeling the heat roll off Tensley’s skin from the beast inside him. When she kissed his forearm before they left the empty hallway, he threw her a lethal, dangerous look, one that warmed her belly with desire and the knowledge of what was about to happen.
He’s going to mark me.
Tensley weaved through the crowd, shouldering some to make sure Molly moved through untouched. One man looked at her and Tensley snarled at him; his beast had taken over, the demon side controlling him to defend her, to warn others off.
As they approached the front doors, Molly’s heart raced. So close to freedom, to being outside of his culture and being into his arms.
“Tensley,” a voice called when they were nearly out.
Tensley stalled, and Molly followed his gaze to see his father approaching. Mr. Knight turned his focus on Molly and raised his chin, sniffing once.
He followed that with a curt nod of approval, and Tensley kept his route out of the party, rushing them down the front steps.
His arm snaked around Molly’s waist as he waved down a car.
“You want the beast?” he whispered into her ear.
“Yes.”
“Good. Because he needs you.”





About R. Scarlett

R. ScarlettR. Scarlett lives in a small quaint town in Southern Ontario, Canada and has an unhealthy obsession with mythology and romance. From studying English literature and minoring in History, she loves losing herself in a good book and snuggling up to her Brittany Spaniel. When she's not writing or plotting a delicious novel, she can be found hanging out with friends and family, going on long car rides, exploring small towns, or watching reruns of Sex and the City.Website | Facebook |Twitter| Goodreads | Amazon


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