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Pierced

(Lucian & Lia #1)

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4.10  ·  Rating details ·  11,590 ratings  ·  910 reviews
My name is Lucian Quinn and I own one of the most successful software companies in the world. I’m twenty-nine, rich and single. Impressive right? I’m also a favorite target for every hungry socialite looking to land the uncatchable catch. Maybe it sounds vain, but the fact that I’m a God between the sheets doesn’t hurt my stock any. What these women don’t know though is th ...more
ebook, 235 pages
Published July 2nd 2014 by self published - Smashwords
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Kimberley
Nov 03, 2014 rated it did not like it
Meh.....Too many similarities with two other popular series

I bought this because the cover appealed and it was on sale. I have started to write reviews because I was tired of reading sunshine getting blown up an author's a**!!! I want honest opinions in reviews. I try not to be too blunt, but sometimes it gets away from me. If an author has the audacity to manipulate me or try to be sneaky with their writing, I am going to call them out on it.

Here are my issues with it, and yes, it will contain
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Denita Kee
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
SPOILER ALERT BEWARE I'm warning you!!!!! Omg I'm dying for the next book. I need it right now!!! Lord have mercy this was some cliff hanger ending. Lucian is a rich businessman with a troubled past. Lia is a broke, hard working, determined college student with a terrible past. She was kicked out by her mom after being abused by her and badly burned and abused by her stepfather. She was homeless and broke but managed to survive and go to college. She works as an escort to earn money to survive. ...more
SB*needs low angst books*
Jun 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alpha-male-books
I liked this first book. Lia and Lucian meet due to an arranged date and feel a pull to each other and see something in each other they haven't felt for anyone else. He has a recent ex and also a one night sex buddy that doesn't understand he doesn't want her. He also has a old ex in his past that is mentioned but you know is a serious part of the unfolding story. He is young, rich, and intelligent but has some serious issues due to his past that he is still dealing with. Lia is a sweet intellig ...more
Radd Reader
Years later, still one of my favorite couples:
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Lucian: wealthy businessman with a traumatic past.
Lia: broke, hard working, college student with a traumatic past.

Lia’s mom abused her and after an abusive event with her stepfather, dear old mom kicked Lia out. Left to fend for herself, she was unwilling to let go of her college dream so she became an escort to earn money and survive. Ultimately she crossed paths with Lucian, who was instantly drawn to her.

Things moved quickly and soo
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Rachel Lyons
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Second time reading and 3.5 stars this time around because Luc was initially attracted to Lia because she reminds him of Cassie. It clearly, since I gave it 5 stars, didn't bother me the first read, but this time, it pissed me off. ...more
Debbie
Sep 19, 2014 rated it did not like it
NO real character development. Never felt connection between the two main characters. Insta-love without any reasoning for the love. Just .....no
♡Tonya♡
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
doing an audio "re-read"... i sure can tell my tastes have changed tremendously in books ...more
Beth
Dec 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Bossy Stars



Bossy Alpha Males are right up my alley. But this one takes the cake. He is B.O.S.S.Y.

Lia has taken control of her life. She is in school, has a job and has put her past behind her. Her job is dating. She is not a call girl, she is goes on dates for money. No sex. Just being an escort. She just makes sure she never wears backless dresses. That past she tries so hard to forget...it left more than emotional scars.

Lucian has scars of his own. He also puts everything into work. He has
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J. Kahele
Jan 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, bdsm
I went into this book with high expectations, having just come off a very disappointing read. The story starts so damn so slow and is so wordy in the beginning, that I thought for sure I was going to be yet disappointed by another book. But a few chapters in, the authors over descriptive details relax and I was able to connect better with the story and the characters.
Lucian is a hardcore, arrogant, alpha male, who likes things his way and only his way. Lia is a college student with a haunted pas
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Theresa
Jan 02, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Beyond awful...

Juvenile dialog, shallow characterization, weak plotting...yep...that about sums it up. I think the author may have been trying for something akin to 50 Shades of Gray, but falls miserably short even with the understanding that 50 Shades sets the bar for romantic erotica pretty low.

The 200 plus people who rated this as a 5 are certainly welcome to their opinion, but I just don't get it. Lucian is controlling and Lia is juvenile and silly and, as a consequence, their "chemistry" w
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mad4rombks
A couple things to say about this one:

TSTL heroine. Unprotected sex with hero after only knowing him a couple days? Knowing he's a man who "has had many women" No THANK YOU.

Even though I've never read Sylvia Day's Crossfire series, I've read plenty of reviews and seen many comments/discussions about it to know Day's Gideon is a tortured soul who has lots of nightmares about his past. As does this hero. The first time they were in bed together and he was whimpering in his sleep, Gideon was my fir
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Pete
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Pierced is book 1 in Lucian and Lia series by Sydney Landon. The alpha male self-aggrandizement in the beginning almost turned me off.

Horrible histories and upbringing slowly emerge. Both Lucian and Lia have survived through abusive and unloving youths. I truly enjoyed the Date Night beginnings. Lia could spoil an alpha male with disdain. I loved it! All the time she was wanting hot sex was amusing. While from vastly different economic lifestyles, I was wondering how it could be resol
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Sivutha
4.5 Pierced Stars

Warning: Cliffhanger

Pierced is about two lonely souls who both have shattered pasts. Lia is a product of an unloving and abusive relationship. Slowly, she learns that family is not always there for you. Lia struggles to make it from paycheck to paycheck until she can finish school and when her job at Date Night leads her into the companionship of Lucian Quinn.

Their relationship progresses from fight, argue and ignore one another like an normal couple.

"Wow, in just a few
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Jessica Florence
Nov 09, 2014 marked it as to-read
putting it on the back burner, I want something happy now, not angsty. I can see this one is gonna be a super angsty one
Sarah
Dec 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 will review at end of trilogy.
✦⟣Kelly⟢✦
Ok, the first quarter into the book I thought Lia was immature. Also conflicting personality of Lia was off putting.

"As Mindy and Lucian continue to converse, I fight the urge to stick my finger down my throat and gag dramatically." This was eye rolling not funny to me to begin with.

But then,

"For some reason, everyone over the age of fifty seems to love me. Other than Rose and a few other classmates, I rarely spend time with people my own age; I learned early on that people can be petty and m
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Karma Queen
There are warnings regarding the content of this book and you should also be aware it ends with a cliffhanger. But it was a good read.

Lia suffered from an abusive childhood but she managed to make a better life for herself and got into a good college on scholarship. But she still needs money for books, food, housing, and supplies. She gets a job with an escort service called Date Night. Escort is not a euphemism for prostitution. The job pays well and fits her schedule.

One night she gets an assi
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Rach Lawrence
Dec 31, 2014 rated it it was ok
The fact that this book ended on a cliffhanger automatically brought it down by an additional star for me. I don't like feeling like I have to purchase the next book in a series. I'd much rather the author's work stand on its own to entice me to read more. In this case, I wouldn't have been interested in the next book anyway. The writing was a little too simplistic for my taste, and the book was riddled with errors that a good editor should have caught. The numerous tense changes and other issue ...more
Sharon Abruzzo
Sep 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG, I got this book a few days ago and have never read any of your books before this one and let me just tell you that I'm so happy I decided to read it!!
I am in love with this story and I'm so sad that I have to wait for the second one. I wish it was ready to read now!
As soon as I finished it, I had to find out more about your work and I was lead to facebook which I liked your page right away and then I found myself here on goodreads leavinv this review which I honestly rarely do unless its a
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Raine
Great start to this series!

I loved this start to this series. It was sad how Mia struggled in the beginning, but I like the way the author started to lay the groundwork for the story and introduce all the characters. I love Debra and Martin who help Lia initially and then Lia's roommate Rose and Rose's boyfriend Jake. There is also Lucien's driver Sam and his best friend Aiden.

This book ended on a cliffhanger. I can't wait to read the next one in the series. Hopefully it is as good as this one.
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Maria Kaye
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm getting to lazy to review lately LOL. 3.5 stars. It had good relationship progression, very enjoyable to read. Really no faults apart from its predictability and cliche-ness. I really liked how the story played out though! And the characters! ...more
Ashley
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I DONT KNOW IF THIS BOOK WAS EVERYTHING OR NOT AT ALL I EXPECTED IT TO BE.
THAT CLIFFHANGER THOUGH.

Review to come
Snow

I had trouble with rating this book...i'M STILL NOT IN THE CLEAR but i will continue to read the next installment cause now I need to see what the fuck happened...

so, yeah it's the cliffy...
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Catherine Crook
Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult
Sydney Landon embarks on a new project, and I couldn't be more thrilled to share the Lucian & Lia Trilogy with y'all. If you are familiar with Sydney's Danvers series, this is definitely not a comparison. Pierced is about two lonely souls who both have shattered pasts. Lia is a product of an unloving and abusive relationship and gets out as soon as she is able. Slowly, with time, she learns that family is not always blood. Lia struggles to make it from paycheck to paycheck until she can finish s ...more
Jennifer
Amazon Buy Link---->> Pierced (Lucian & Lia Book 1)

~~ 5 O.M.G. that Ending Stars ~~

This book was an EXCELLENT way to start a trilogy. I will warn you though….this book ends with a harsh CLIFFHANGER!!!! So if you don't like cliffhangers, you are going to want to wait to read this book. Book 2 doesn't come out until Winter of 2014.

I am a huge fan of Sydney's Danvers Series, so I was so excited to see she was branching out from those books and creating a whole new cast of characters. I went into
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Lisa
Jul 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying that I RARELY write reviews, and I did NOT receive a free ARC for this review. This is the real deal!!!

For those of you who are fans of Sydney Landon’s books like I am, you have never read Sydney Landon like this with her latest release, Pierced. The HEA doesn’t come as easily as the Danvers’ series for Lucian and Lia, which makes this book/series downright ADDICTING!

Lia is probably one of my favorite book heroines of all time. Her strength and determination to persevere o
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