Tuesday, 14 April 2015

♥ The Australian - Blog Tour ♥

The Australian (#2 Crime Royalty Romance)

  • Fall in love with an unforgettable female heroine!
  • Lose yourself in multiple plot twists!
  • Take a trip down under for only $2.99!
Charlie Sykes takes everything and everyone at face value, and believes life would be a lot easier if everyone else did, too. Jace Knight, international Aussie hotelier and purported playboy, has never met anyone like the absurdly literal and obliviously beautiful American who applies to his personal assistant position. The trouble is, how do you seduce a woman whose definition of flirting comes straight out of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary? That, and he’s not the only one after Charlie. Seems Mr. Knight may not be a reformed criminal after all. Charlie soon finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of dangerous international espionage that takes her from the hip streets of Sydney to the majestic Great Barrier Reef and the wild, desolate outback. A terrible trap’s being laid, but how will Charlie protect herself and prevent a devastating betrayal when she can’t even sort out what her heart’s telling her?

I love me some bad boy romance, but crime romance? That is a new one for me, however like a trooper, i delved in and emersed myself in all things Jace Knight (such a tough job! ;) ). We meet Charlie as she has fled her home, and is just about to take her first interview, as an assitant to Jace Knight. Charlie is not entierly sure about the job, as she was never given much information and its not a field she has experience in.

Charlie is socially awkward, she says what she thinks and takes most things at face value.  A trait which i didnt think would work in this context, but it did - something about it was refreshing. She was slightly naive, and i was all but set to dislike her, but then - i didnt. I loved her, she was sweet and trying her best to cope with emotions she had never expierenced. 

Jace, is everything i love in a bad boy , brooding, sexy  and all consuming. There is more to him, it feels like there is so many secrets kept from us. I was never sure if i could trust him, but that didnt mean i didn't swoon badly  for him straight away.

This book was fast paced, packed with drama, crime and a whole bunch of other stuff, it took billionaire romance to that next level, it gave it more, it went darker than usual, and the characters were refreshingly different.    

Lesley Young Biography
Lesley Young is a genre-defying author of unforgettable heroines who experience thrilling life- and love-altering journeys. Her debut novel was Sky's End; her most recent stand-alone series, Crime Royalty Romance, includes The Frenchman and The Australian. She loves to hear from readers. Follow her at Facebook.com/LesleyYoungBooks, @LesleyYoungBks and lesleyyoungbooks.com/blog.


  1. I love a bit of crime with my romance! Sounds good.

  2. I love plot twists. I have to check this one out!