The Lust Garden by Billy Jolie #bookreview #18andup

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The Lust Garden by Billy Jolie

With her perfectly tousled blonde hair and pink, pouty lips, Gianna Salvani is the girl everyone loves to hate. She has it all – fame, fortuneand unrivaled beauty. But behind the seductive smile is an insecure girl who still grieves for the father she lost years ago. With a controversial new film in the can, and the release of her debut album looming, Gianna ispoised to take center stage. But when a shocking secret leaves her exposed, her fame will bring her face-to-face with a nightmare she never saw coming. Because lurking in the shadow of her spotlight is an obsessed killer with plans of his own for Gianna.

Ignited by his first conquest, Gianna’s greatest admirer begins a brutal hunt to claim her as the ultimate trophy in a string of look-alike murders. Motivated by envy, he forces himself into her seemingly untainted world and threatens to ruin everything she’s built by revealing a hidden tie that binds them. And if you knew his secret, you’d want to kill her too


Kindle / Paperback

Billy Jolie graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Mass Communications. He lives in the Tampa Bay area.

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My review (18 and over):

The cover of The Lust Garden is perfect. It captures the essence of Gianna. Intense, gorgeous and wild. I deviated from my usual supernatural/paranormal genre and dove right in to this intense, gritty novel about the dark side of the entertainment industry. The characters are immersed in drugs, casual sex and general narcissism. There’s a drugged out model who’s life is on big “rabbit hole”, a PA whose completely burnt out, an obsessed paparazzi reporter, a jaded starlet who’s dating a male B-list star who can’t keep it in his pants. Billy makes many references to Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland in regards to the character’s lives. The Lust Garden is very much the modern day Wonderland, the rated R version. The main characters for the most part are Vance (male B-list star until he started dating Gianna) and the starlet herself, Gianna. They are gritty, vividly real and very one dimensional. Vance and Gianna are typical hollywood stars. Their decisions are based on what’s best for their career, not for love or happiness. Gianna’s life is very much in danger, unbeknownst to her by a mysterious, murderous stranger with SERIOUS daddy issues. The reason behind his murderous rage against Gianna? Shocking. (No spoilers here, you have to read the book). If you are a fan of hollywood glamour, you will love this fantastically written novel. Billy’s writing style takes a little bit to get used to but once you are a few pages in you will be hooked. I couldn’t put it down. Just a warning, the language and sex can be graphic and explicit.  Honestly though, it fits with the story and adds that extra realness to the story. 

This tour was brought to you byPromotional Book Tours. I received an ARC copy for review  purposes only. Words and opinions are my own, as always.


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