Friday, September 18, 2015

5 Star Book Review | Systematic Siege: Provocative Tendencies #1 by N. Isabelle Blanco

(SSPT #1)
by N. Isabelle Blanco
Published: September 18th, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Erotica, Suspense
Provided by Author for Review
Purchase: Amazon
He was the player. The most popular guy in highschool. In other words, the stereotypical heartbreaker that every girl died for.

She was one of the nerds. The outcast teased and shunned by the popular kids in school. In other words, him and his crew.

He always wanted her, she just never knew it . . .

In order to maintain his popularity, he buried those feelings deep, deep down in the pit of his miserable little soul.

That is, until one night he lost control.

They both did.

Unfortunately, they weren’t the only ones that knew it. What his friends ended up doing with the knowledge would scar her for the next seven years of her life.

And leave him wrecked, dealing with years of agony because he’d lost her.

Highschool graduation came and went, and they never saw each other again.

Now, seven years later, Andrew’s stepped in and taken his father’s place as CEO of his family’s company, Drevlow Systems, Inc.

Along with the new position comes a host of perks . . . and a brand new systems genius working as the head of his company’s IT department.

An IT genius that just happens to be the one woman he never forgot.

She hasn’t forgotten him or his reputation either and she wants nothing to do with him.

He’s determined to have her—she’s determined to see him burn in hell before that happens.

What ensues takes the term War of the Sexes to a whole new level.

{Episode #1}

Andrew is forced to face his past in a way he’d never expected.

Or prepared for.

Seven years.

That’s how long he waited to find Lexi again. Seven years worth of memories. Fantasies that tormented his life, making it impossible for him to move on.

Seven years worth of guilt for what he’d inadvertently allowed to happen.

He had it all planned out, every step of the epic-groveling he knew he’d have to do.

His plan was absolutely perfect.

Genius, actually.

Then he walked into his company’s IT department and seen the same big, blue-gray eyes that had haunted him for years . . .

Glaring at him from behind familiar, black-framed glasses.

And Andrew knew, right then, without a doubt . . .

That his plan wasn’t worth sh*t.

Disclaimer: Systematic Siege: Provocative Tendencies is a series of short stories, each roughly 10,000-15,000 words long, with an estimated final total of nine episodes for the entire series.

Mini Book Review:

I absolutely loved this first part of Systematic Siege: Provocative Tendencies. This book is told from Andrew's point of view and it switches from the present to 7 years in the past. So we get to see what's happening now and then we are taken back to the events that lead our characters to where they are now. I really liked that. Part One pretty much focuses on Andrew's obsessive love for his childhood friend, Lexi. But we also see that there is an evil out to destroy what they are building together.

There is this slow but fast-paced (does that make sense?) build up to Andrew meeting Lexi again after 7 years, but it's not the reunion he was hoping for. The build up though was something else, because you're so into the story that when it cuts off you just want to scream NO! You want the second part right away, especially since there are a couple chapters as a preview at the end of the book. The next part is told from Lexi's point of view and I have a feeling that the story is going to be getting much darker. I'm really looking forward to continuing this series.


I gave Systematic Siege: Provocative Tendencies #1 a 5 STAR rating. The story build up was fantastic. It literally makes you want to read the next book, because the story sucks you in so much that when the end comes you're not expecting it. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens with Andrew and Lexi now that they've met again after 7 years, and I'm also looking forward to reading Lexi's side of the story. I need Part Two now!

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon

N. Isabelle Blanco is the Amazon Bestselling Author of the Allure Series, the Compulsions Series, and many others. She was born in Queens, NY (USA). At the age of three, due to an odd fascination with studying her mother's handwriting, she began to read and write. By the time she'd reached kindergarten, she had an extensive vocabulary and her obsession with words began to bleed into every aspect of her life.

N. Isabelle Blanco spends her days working as an author, web programmer, marketer, and graphic designer. That is when she isn't handling her "spawn", as she calls her son, and brainstorming with him about his future career as a comic book illustrator.


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