Eighty Days Amber (Eighty Days : Companion, #1)



A Companion Book To The Eighty Days Trilogy I D Always Liked Bad Boys And As I Grew Up, They Became Bad MenIn Her Youth, Russian Dancer Luba Fell For A Bad Man A Handsome But Dangerous Rare Amber Dealer Who Would Disappear For Months On End But Expect Luba To Drop Everything When He Called Despite Everything Luba Could Not Deny Her Attraction To The Seductive Chey, But Their Passionate, Turbulent Relationship Came To And End When Luba Fled Russia Having Discovered A Shocking Secret About Her LoverFrom Elite Private Clubs In New Orleans To The London Mansion Of An Enigmatic Rockstar, Viggo Franck, Luba Embarks On A Journey Of Self Discovery And Embraces The Exciting, Enticing Experiences Her New Life As A Dancer Brings Her Adventures Introduce Her To A Fiery, Flame Haired Violinist, Summer, And Lauralynn, A Woman With Decidedly Dark Desires But Can This New Life Ever Truly Satisfy Luba, Or Will She Forever Crave The One Man She Knows Isn T Good For HerEighty Days Amber (Eighty Days : Companion, #1)

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Eighty Days Amber (Eighty Days : Companion, #1)
  • Vina Jackson
  • English
  • 11 February 2017
  • 1409129055

10 thoughts on “Eighty Days Amber (Eighty Days : Companion, #1)

  1. says:

    I received this book from Orion, the publisher, and rated it 4.5 stars.Lubov Shevshenko Luba was born in the Ukraine and raised both there and in Russia while she trained as a ballerina Attracted to bad boys from her teenage years she has been known to give them pleasure and ecstasy without ever giving herself to them It isn t until she moves to New York and meets Chey, not so much a bad boy as a bad man, that she feels enough of a connection to fully surrender herself Luba and Chey are mad I received this book from Orion, the publisher, and rated it 4.5 stars.Lubov Shevshenko Luba was born in the Ukraine and raised both there and in Russia while she trained as a ballerina Attracted to bad boys from her teenage years she has been known to give them pleasure and ecstasy without ever giving herself to them It isn t until she moves to New York and meets Chey, not so much a bad boy as a bad man, that she feels enough of a connection to fully surrender herself Luba and Chey are made for each other and their relationship is exciting, exhilarating and filled with passion from the start But bad man Chey has a darker side Officially a dealer in rare amber, Chey often disappears without a word for months on end and his house contains many locked places Uncomfortable about the secrets Chey is clearly keeping from her, Luba is nevertheless content to stay in their relationship until the day she makes a shocking discovery Unable to live with either the secrecy or the implications of what she s found Luba leaves without a word, determined to make her life without the man she loves so very much.On her own Luba extends the career as an exotic dancer she started while living with Chey A career that will lift her to exquisite heights on a secret but very exclusive circuit and provides her with the means to live as she pleases and set her own demands While dancing her way through life, and various exotic locations, Luba drifts from short term relationship to one night stand and back again, never able to find anything that comes close to the perfection she had with Chey But even a reunion with Chey won t bring the easy happy ending she might have dreamed up Chey s bad man past will have to be dealt with before life can settle down again.This is the fourth book in the Eighty Days Series and the first one not to centre on Summer and Dominik, although they do make several appearances in this book And they re not the only familiar characters the reader gets to reacquaint themselves with It was nice to have an another opportunity to read about our playful rock star, Viggo Frank and Lauralynn, the cellist with very dark desires as well as other,minor, characters from the earlier books It would be wrong to call this book a sequel to the three earlier books though In many ways this book stands on its own Although the story in this book intersects with the earlier narrative on several occasions, it isn t necessary to have read those books in order to enjoy this one Luba s story can easily be read as a stand alone without the reader ever feeling that they are missing out on vital information Having said that, I do feel that this book would befun if you had read the other books first Several scenes from the earlier story are revisited here but from a different perspective giving the reader a new insight into Summer and Dominik s story And, conversely, this book gives the full story of Luba who was a rather mysterious and enigmatic character in the earlier books.Although I have labelled this book as erotica I wonder how accurate that description is This is contemporary fiction with a higher than average sexual content But the erotic scenes in this book are mostly written as if from a distance There are few, if any, excruciating details Details are either not mentioned or referred to later on, in a memory, rather than in the moment And because everything that happens in the story is completely normal for the characters it is easy for the reader to treat it as such as well Some of the acts as described in this book may be far from what most readers will have experienced or even imagined, but to me it never felt shocking or blush worthy.Vida Jackson who is in fact two authors collaborating seems to be hitting her stride better with each subsequent book The writing is getting smoother all the time Although there was one occasion in this book when I consciously thought that I had reached a point where one author had handed over the keyboard to another, the rest of the book could easily have been written by one single person One side remark I m still not sure why this series is called Eighty Days , but there is absolutely no mystery why in this case that part of the title is followed by Amber.As far as I know there is at least oneEighty Days book to come, giving the story of yet another background character and I am very curious about what is still to come and look forward to what I think will by Lauralynn s personal road of discovery Although I m also very curious about the girl with the tear drop tattoo and can t help hoping that we ll hearabout her too

  2. says:

    I needstory of Viggo and Lauralynn

  3. says:

    And now for the mysterious Luba who ended up being not so mysterious And I m finally done with this.

  4. says:

    As posed on ll start by saying that this is my first Vina Jackson novel There have been threebefore this and this one is considered a companion novel I was of course apprehensive having not read the other three I knew that the characters in the previous books would make an appearance in this one, but I was also hopeful that this book could be read as a standalone And luckily, it can.This is the story of Lubov Shevshenko, or Luba for short Her stor As posed on ll start by saying that this is my first Vina Jackson novel There have been threebefore this and this one is considered a companion novel I was of course apprehensive having not read the other three I knew that the characters in the previous books would make an appearance in this one, but I was also hopeful that this book could be read as a standalone And luckily, it can.This is the story of Lubov Shevshenko, or Luba for short Her story begins in the city of Donetsk, Ukraine A tragedy happens that has Luba moving in with her aunt Luba s aunt sends her to St Petersburg to train to be a prima ballerina While Luba is gifted, she s not as dedicated She spendstime learning about the opposite sex and while she learns the art of pleasing them orally, she doesn t allow them to touch her She s certain there sto life than what she can see and what she has, so she dreams of moving to America Eventually she does, still a virgin, and there she meets Chey And their story begins.I d always liked bad boys And as I grew up, they became bad men .But this isLuba s story a coming of age story if you will we see Luba growing mentally, physically, sexually Meeting Chey is unlike anything she s ever experienced Men and women have always been attracted to Luba, but she s never had anyone who s captured her interest until Chey While their relationship develops, she realizes that something s off Chey keeps disappearing for long periods of time and Luba is tired of it all On one such extended disappearance, Luba runs out of money And that s how she starts a career as an exotic dancer which has her travelling all around Europe.It s difficult to write my review without giving away too much Mostly because the reader experiences life with Luba, grows with her I liked Luba as a heroine She was strong, she made her own decisions and was never influenced by anything or anyone Her story was sad to read even though Luba carried herself with a dignity that left no room for pity She was her own person and aimed to please only herself, and when she got bored, she d move on.I had to admit that this is not what I was expecting when I started reading the book I expected the kind of in your face steam I m accustomed to in Erotic Romance But this was not that at all I wasn t sure how to describe it I d read somewhere that literary erotica is a combination of four elements sexual heat, humor pathos, surprise, and human condition profundity And this had all four in good measure Again, the sexual heat was not in your face steam It wassubtle aimed to arouse yes, but done in an understated way I would compare it to a joke that makes you smile and shake your head but doesn t result to all out laughter While I did find it long and overly descriptive in parts, I have to admit that the writing style was beautiful not only expressive but atmospheric An interesting story, a profound story one that I m still thinking aboutin confusion than anything else I enjoyed it, but I feel as if there were things I would have done differently I would have included Cheyin the story I admit, I missed him in parts and I feel like we din t get to know him Possibly the author s intention as this is meant to be Luba s story But I wish I knew why, of all the men ready to do her bidding, she loved only Chey Other than that, I did feel like it dragged on in parts and by the time I was getting to the end. I knew that if I d hadpatience, I probably would have enjoyed it much much .3.75 StarsFinally I d like to thank Open Road Media and Netgalley for providing this copy for my review

  5. says:

    Read 31 January 2013Why Christmas giftBrief synopsis Ukrainian dancer Luba has always been attracted to bad boys and Chey is no different In no time at all, she became Chey s woman and in even less time, she was back to Luba Focusing on her dancing, Luba takes a position that allows her to travel the world but will her heart travel with her What I thought After reading the Eighty Days series, I was a little reluctant to read this but felt compelled as it was a gift It wasn t that I hated Read 31 January 2013Why Christmas giftBrief synopsis Ukrainian dancer Luba has always been attracted to bad boys and Chey is no different In no time at all, she became Chey s woman and in even less time, she was back to Luba Focusing on her dancing, Luba takes a position that allows her to travel the world but will her heart travel with her What I thought After reading the Eighty Days series, I was a little reluctant to read this but felt compelled as it was a gift It wasn t that I hated them, I just didn t love as much as I did the Crossfire and Fifty Shades books I m delighted I did though, I think this was better than the main series.This book runs parallel to the three books in the main series but tells the story of Luba, the Ukrainian dancer At points it re tells parts of those books from the new perspective as the characters unite which I felt added another dimension to the story Unlike the main series, I thought this book hadof a love story running through it I think this was why I preferred it and whilst the sex scenes were still plentiful and not always what your average Mr Mrs get up to well, at least not in our house it was much tamer than the BDSM activities Summer indulged in Overall, a great book If you re going to read the main series, I d recommend that you read those first otherwise parts of this book will spoil that story.Favourite quote I didn t have a particular quote as such but I loved the list The things about you I will never forget this is my favourite from the list Being a couple, an us The review of this, and other books you may enjoy can be found on my blog fairy tale ending reviews

  6. says:

    Que puedo decir lo am Me encant Luba y como fue descubri ndose, creciendo y quemando etapas para encontrar finalmente la felicidad.Este libro, en comparaci n a la serie anterior, tiene m s romance y un lenguaje m s florido, ya que Luba lee bastante y es ella quien nos relata sus aventuras como bailarina er tica.La mejor parte comienza cuando conoce a Viggo ya en el final de la serie de Summer dije que me encant el personaje y esta vez lo am mucho m s es un ni o mimado del rock, pero Que puedo decir lo am Me encant Luba y como fue descubri ndose, creciendo y quemando etapas para encontrar finalmente la felicidad.Este libro, en comparaci n a la serie anterior, tiene m s romance y un lenguaje m s florido, ya que Luba lee bastante y es ella quien nos relata sus aventuras como bailarina er tica.La mejor parte comienza cuando conoce a Viggo ya en el final de la serie de Summer dije que me encant el personaje y esta vez lo am mucho m s es un ni o mimado del rock, pero tiene unas ideas fant sticas y est dispuesto a todo por ayudar a sus amigos, adem s pone una cuota de humor cuando Luba se pone emo.Para los que se quedaron con ganas de Summer y Dominik, aqu tambi n aparecen y podemos enterarnos como terminaron las cosas para ellos Lo que no me gust mucho es que la siguiente historia no es sobre alguien de este mismo c rculo y solo la han mencionado una vez o dos mi memoria falla un poco y no me entra tanta curiosidad conocerla, aunque con lo buenos que han sido los libros del t ndem Vina Jackson no me extra ar a si me engancho a la primera p gina Quiz m s tarde modifique el review cuando pase la emoci n del final

  7. says:

    Luba was the manic dream pixie girl of the Eighty Days Yellow trilogy, and this book was insufferable as a result She doesn t have the magnetism or complexity of Summer heroine of the original books I couldn t summon any interest for her back story DNF.

  8. says:

    Critique compl te sur le blog L histoire Luba quitte son Ukraine natale pour s installer Manhattan, o elle devient serveuse dans un caf Elle y rencontre Chey, un homme louche, soi disant n gociant en ambre qui dispara t myst rieusement et r appara t quand a lui chante Chey cache des revolvers dans ses tiroirs de bureaux, mais poss de, romance rotique oblige, l avantage non n gligeable d tre le coup du si cle Il s clipse une fois de trop et Luba fait ses valises et devient danseuse d Critique compl te sur le blog L histoire Luba quitte son Ukraine natale pour s installer Manhattan, o elle devient serveuse dans un caf Elle y rencontre Chey, un homme louche, soi disant n gociant en ambre qui dispara t myst rieusement et r appara t quand a lui chante Chey cache des revolvers dans ses tiroirs de bureaux, mais poss de, romance rotique oblige, l avantage non n gligeable d tre le coup du si cle Il s clipse une fois de trop et Luba fait ses valises et devient danseuse dans un Club de Strip tease De New York la Nouvelle Orl ans, en passant par Londres et les Cara bes, Luba voyage et s adonne diverses exp riences artistiques et sexuelles de plus en plus immorales, le tout sans oublier le seul homme qui l int resse vraiment, le dangereux Chey.Mon avis En dehors de Beautiful Bastard de Christina Lauren, je ne suis ni une connaisseuse, ni une grande lectrice de romance rotique, surtout depuis que j ai t tr s gravement traumatis e par cette chose abominable que je n oserais appeler un livre et encore moins un roman appel e Cinquante nuances de Grey Mais Milady m a gentiment envoy 80 Notes ambr es de Vina Jackson via l op ration Masse Critique Babelio et je l ai donc lu par curiosit , sans m me savoir qu il s agissait du tome 4 d une s rie de d j 5 romances dont 4 traduites en fran ais, toutes dans la collection Milady Romantica.Et alors Alors, tonnamment, une fois ma pudibonderie remis e par devers moi au fond du placard, j ai trouv a plut t bien D abord, c est bien crit, tr s bien m me, je ne sais pas si on doit la jolie plume la traductrice ou l auteure, mais c tait une bonne surprise Ensuite, le personnage principal, la belle Luba, danseuse russe pervertie par le beau Chey est un vrai personnage Elle n est pas toujours sympathique, mais elle est r elle, on croit en elle, on s attache Et puis, pour une fois, il y a une v ritable histoire, ce n est pas le sc nario d Inception, certes, mais c est suffisamment intriguant pour nous emmener jusqu au bout des nombreux voyages de Luba, malgr quelques longueurs Les sc nes de sexe, puisqu on parle de sexe, ont deux grandes qualit s pour le genre Elles ne sont pas r p titives et elles ne sortent pas de nulle part, elles sont au contraire vraiment int gr es dans le sc nario en revanche, elles sont souvent trash, mes sensibles s abstenir Contrairement EL James, Vina Jackson n a pas peur d appeler un chat, un chat Bref, si vous avez envie de lire une romance rotique sur la plage cet t , lisez celle ci, elle a tout pour plaire aux amatrices du genre Critique compl te sur le blog Suivez moi sur Facebook pour tre inform s des nouveaux articles

  9. says:

    Luba, die russische T nzerin Dies ist ihre Geschichte.Als Luba nach New York kommt um ein besseres Leben zu finden, begegnet sie Chey Chey, der ihr Leben ver ndern und pr gen wird Ihre erste gro e Liebe Doch diese Liebe wird auf eine harte Probe gestellt und es vergehen Jahre bevor Luba endlich das bekommt, was sie sich immer sehnlichst gew nscht hat.Wer die Vorg nger von 80 Days Die Farbe des Verlangens gelesen hat, dem wird Luba schon aufgefallen sein Zum Verstehen des Buches muss ma Luba, die russische T nzerin Dies ist ihre Geschichte.Als Luba nach New York kommt um ein besseres Leben zu finden, begegnet sie Chey Chey, der ihr Leben ver ndern und pr gen wird Ihre erste gro e Liebe Doch diese Liebe wird auf eine harte Probe gestellt und es vergehen Jahre bevor Luba endlich das bekommt, was sie sich immer sehnlichst gew nscht hat.Wer die Vorg nger von 80 Days Die Farbe des Verlangens gelesen hat, dem wird Luba schon aufgefallen sein Zum Verstehen des Buches muss man die Vorg nger aber nicht unbedingt gelesen haben.Immer wieder spielte sie eine kleine Rolle im Leben von Summer und Dom Schon da war diese Figur f r mich sehr interessant, da sie stets etwas Unnahbares und Faszinierendes hatte Hier erfahren wir nun, wie Luba zu der wurde, die wir kennen gelernt haben.Schon nach ein paar Seiten musste ich feststellen, dass sich das Buch schon deutlich von seinen Vorg ngern unterscheidet Die Geschichte von Luba und Chey wird eher langsam und ohne Hast erz hlt Ohne allzu provokant zu sein, wie man es vielleicht aus 80 Days Die Farbe der Lust kennt.In meinen Augen spricht es f r das Buch, denn auch ohne zu schockieren hat es Vina Jackson geschafft eine mehr als interessante Lebens Liebesgeschichte zu erz hlen, die es dennoch versteht den Leser zu unterhalten und ihm einige sch ne und auch pers nliche Stunden mit Luba zu bescheren.Man lernt Luba in einem vollkommen neuen Licht kennen und schlie t sie schnell ins Herz Auch wenn ihr Leben manchmal alles andere als rosig war, hat sie dennoch nie aufgegeben Zudem ist es interessant gewesen eine bereits bekannte Situation aus den Vorg ngern aus einer neuen Perspektive zu sehen Auch dass Summer und DomNat rlich sind die erotischen Szenen ein gro er Bestandteil des Buches bzw dieser Reihe allgemein, aber dennoch hat man nicht das Gef hl, als ob diese hier die berhand nehmen, eher im Gegenteil Im Vordergrund steht Luba und ihre Geschichte Und diese ist mit einigen sthetischen und unterhaltsamen erotischen Szenen versehen.Da das Buch auch als Einzelband betrachtet werden k nnte, da es um Luba und Chey geht, ist das Ende auch dem entsprechend ein abgeschlossenes Aber ich werde auch den f nften Band der Reihe 80 Days Die Farbe der Sehnsucht lesen, der auch schon bereit liegt.Fazit Ein interessanter und pers nlicher Einblick in Luba s Leben, die es versteht den Leser mit ihrer Geschichte, ohne Hast und Provokation zu unterhalten und den Leser gerade durch diese Einfachheit f r sich einzunehmen

  10. says:

    A pretentious, hypocritical, super annoying narrator ruined what could have potentially been a mildly interesting plot Our heroine Luba, a Ukrainian ballet dancer by training is too lazy and mediocre to make it into a legit ballet company Instead, she cons her way into the US to pursue the following fabulous careers assistant at a bakery, followed by stripper, and finally live sex show worker None of which would have bothered me if she hadn t looked down her nose at pretty much every single A pretentious, hypocritical, super annoying narrator ruined what could have potentially been a mildly interesting plot Our heroine Luba, a Ukrainian ballet dancer by training is too lazy and mediocre to make it into a legit ballet company Instead, she cons her way into the US to pursue the following fabulous careers assistant at a bakery, followed by stripper, and finally live sex show worker None of which would have bothered me if she hadn t looked down her nose at pretty much every single person she came across during her many journeys, because none of them could truly appreciate the stellar artist, excuse me, Artiste, who has honored them with the unique styling of her internationally renown and sought after dance sex performances Puh leezeAdd to that the affair she has with a sinister, shady American amber dealer, who turns out to be the love of her life for absolutely no reason that I could fathom since their relationship was balanced on the fragile pillars of sex and pretty much all lies Finally, I could not stomach the flowery, OTT writing Things like My lovemaking had never been particularly noisy, but the howl that rose over the industrial rooftops of King s Cross that evening was like the sound of my rebirth, an affirmation of life.This could only rival my howl of laughter at this sentence Finally, as we both reached a nirvana state of exhaustion, he said, I want to come inside you , and my heart exploded.Yeah, and so did my brain, after reading this schlock.Hey, remember last time you jogged through the park and it turned you on so much, you dropped trou right then and there to offer yourself sexually to a mythical character No Then you simply can t comprehend the mind of an Artiste like Luba, who thinks these thoughts while taking a stroll in a public park Here were places to meditate, to feel at one with nature, although there was also a slight buzz in the pit of my stomach when I travelled through theseremote areas that was definitely sexual, as if there was a supernatural call to suddenly cast my clothes aside and run naked along the sparse vegetation, felled tree and dirt tracks, to open my legs wide and offer myself to the Great God Pan.Good grief.I seriously don t even know how I made it about three quarters through If that kind of writing is your thing, by all means, dive in I am not enough of an Artiste to fully appreciate Luba s endless ramblings, meditations and sex romps

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