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Liam Wright is the playboy at college. He’s part of the screw-crew.

It’s better to stay away from him, but you can’t tell your heart what to want.

He’ll judge me.

He won’t understand.

It’s easy to judge someone because of their past. I’m scared Liam will be just like all the other people.
But he doesn’t judge me. He comes into my life and refuses to leave. He doesn’t give up o
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Published February 2nd 2017
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Eve (Between The Bookends)
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Where do I begin with this review? Part of me wants to just say "READ THIS BOOK YOU WON'T REGRET IT" and leave it at that. Because even though I feel like I have said these exact words on more than a few occasions lately, whatever I write in this review will not come close to doing justice to how much I LOVED this book.

It was simply BEAUTIFUL. It was emotional. It was sweet. It was sexy. The writing was fantastic. The plot was original and well paced. It had angst and drama. It had an amazing
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Nazanin
3 Stars

This story is about two persons who some crazy cult ruined their lives. Liam’s mother belongs to a cult. She gave Liam and Rosie (his sister) up because of that cult.

"This cult believes that all women are sinners. They have to repent daily for their sins if they want to go to heaven."

At that time Liam was sixteen and Rosie was thirteen. Liam lost her baby sister because of that cult. Mila has lived fourteen years of her life in a cult and when they wanted to force her to marry and old man
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A TOUCH OF LUST: kicks starts us off in 'Prologue' and sets us up for a nail biting sit on the edge of your seat kind of read, two separate cults, two pre-teens wanting to get out, spoken in 'Dual Perspectives' Mila & Liam.

Though their experiences of living within separate cults, the rules they have to follow may be entirely different but they both strive to get out from under the thumbs of their ruler.

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We’re first introduced to Liam Wright at the age of sixteen, and wo
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Snow
Jan 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, favorite-author


3.5 "you were meant for me" stars

Touch of Lust is a only seemingly simple story of two young people, who experienced the life in a Cult - deprived and twisted words, deeds, belief and conduct, filled with constant punishment and degradation, from where they both ran in one crucial moment of ticking time.

Liam Wright, lost his baby sister to the ways of a Cult and he never forgave himself for not being able to save her. His hatered for cult in general never falters, it hybernates within him under
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NMmomof4
DNF @66ish%

This just wasn't my jam.

I am actually pretty intrigued by the whole cult thing, so I went into this one with the longer than usual prologue that had the flashbacks about when they were actually in the cult kind of excited. I did have a few moments of thinking that it wasn't realistic (view spoiler) and my eyes rol
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L.J. Shen
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Had the pleasure of beta-reading this wild baby. Highly recommended.
Bev
DNF @ 44% so no rating. Can't be doing with the ridiculous and childish insecurities of both characters, they're worse than teenagers and are driving me crazy.

Less of the teenage antics and more of the cult which, after the great blurb, I thought was going to feature heavily and would've probably kept my interest but nothing at all has happened bar the insta love which was beyond belief.

I'm tapping out.
Betül
Jan 24, 2017 rated it did not like it
**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review**

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"I'll always be a sinner, begging for the forgiveness that will never come."

I was really excited that get my hands on this book because I love stories with cults as the setting. Unfortunately this book did not meet my expectations at all. First of all only the Prologue was set in a cult atmosphere. After that we get a New Adult book with characters that are college graduates. Liam and Mila know of each other for two years but never had t
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Can I just go into hiding and read the rest of this authors books? I really haven't read enough and reading this book just confirms that.

I was reading this on my kindle and my phone as I didn't wanna put it down. Mila and Liam got under my skin. I wanted to sit them down and get them to talk.. to let loose what happened in their past and to move on. However this is fiction so the author drags it out (not in a bad way) and I'm left speaking to the screen and telling them to talk.

Mila and Liam. So
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~Stéphanie's Journal~
Jan 23, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc
I hate writing reviews when I didn't like the book. And I especially hate it when the book didn't make any sense to me. It's one thing to enjoy a book and review it because it was given for an honest review but when you feel the book was ridiculous in every way, it's no fun.

I wanted to read Surrendering after the incredible cover reveal we had last month. It was super hot, super sexy and after reading the blurb, I was excited to read it. Last year I read Tillie's Hades Hangmen series and if you
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Morgan Terry
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: michelle-horst
I am 100%, without a doubt, a certifiable Michelle Horst uber fan. A Touch of Lust proves that she's got the writing chops to tackle a rather unknown subject (to this reader at least) and transform it into such a beautiful story. Passion, humility, and grace fill the pages of a book that circles around betrayal, fear, and hopeless cynicism.

Mila Jameson is such a brave and kind soul. It takes a strong woman to leave the life you've always known at such a young age, starting over with nothing exc
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Sophie
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars.
Michelle Horst is one of those authors that can take a subject that isn't that well known, or not as talked about and make it into something interesting, and relevant. In a Touch of Lust Michelle tackles Cults. And she covers it all brilliantly. I swear with every book Michelle writes she gains more confidence in her words and her writing just keeps getting better and better.

I loved the dynamic of this book, how Michelle set it out in the earlier chapters and then the progressive skip
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Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Cranky Stars



Once again Michelle Horst has flipped the script. She gave us a story about redemption and salvation. That you can be a victim of circumstance or take back your life. Live it to it's full potential even if it doesn't go as planned.



Mila was given to The Order at the age of 13 along with her sister who's years younger than her. She fights daily beatings to repent for sins she doesn't even understand she committed. This grueling brainwashed life goes on for years until one day Mila sn
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You deserve to trust someone unconditionally and that someone is you.

Not only does Michelle Horst write beautiful story's with heartwarming and heartbreaking moments she never fails to impart touching messages to her rea
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Elizarey
Jan 29, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I really liked this story!! Mila and Liam have a devastating past that is both so similar. They both still have scars from growing up in a cult. Their bond with each other only grows deeper when they find out what it is they have in common.

Mila is very shy and petite and all the boys want her but she is having none of it! Until Liam catches her eye. But he never asks her out. Finally when he gets the courage to talk to her they are instantly consumed by each other. Mila starts to pull
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Feb 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
Whenever I start a Michelle Horst book I know that I will be swept away by the story. I have been a fan of hers since Predator and have not turned back since. Her stories are engrossing, sexy, thrilling and altogether a huge plus in my book. This book is a little different from the previous books I've read by this author but it's no less amazing.

In this story we meet Mila and Liam who, unbeknownst to them, have a shared history. Mila was born and raised in a cult and has been conditioned since
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Jacqueline's Reads
Mar 06, 2017 marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
DNF 17%

It wasn't what I expected.

I just couldn't get into the characters.
Brandi
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book isn't what you think. It's more so much more. It's about acceptance and being your own savior.

Mila was given to The Order which we later learn is a front for something much more sinister. Along with her baby sister she deals with brutal lashings and brainwashing. Yet despite all her fears she yearns for more and when the opportunity comes she grabs it with sweeping promises made to her baby sister. Years later Mila is making the most of her life shoring up to make that promise a realit
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Peggy Lee (Reading Keeps Me Sane)
A Touch Of Lust starts off intriguing. Two individuals, two different cult experiences with the same outcome, they both escaped. Albeit in different fashions but never the less they are no longer part of the cult. Now that they are living freely their past continues to haunt them. A Touch Of Lust is two stories in one but I didn't feel either story was fully delivered. It fringed between a second chance love story and a personal mission.

Liam Wright's mother had joined a cult. His parents had sha
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K.A. Graham
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Touch of Lust by Michelle Horst

☆☆☆5 stars☆☆☆

Michelle has a way of tackling sometimes ugly subjects and turning them into inspiring, beautiful stories of redemption and inner peace.

Mila grew up in a cult, where we later find out is also a cover for truly horrid actions against women, if it wasn't bad enough to begin with. She makes the courageous decision to leave, but is then thrown into a world she knows nothing about, one most of us take for granted.

Having so many secrets locked away, she f
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Kristina at For The Love Of Books
First let me start off by saying I'm a huge fan of Michelle Horst. That being said I was extremely excited to get my hands on Touch of Lust. It did NOT disappoint! It was a little lighter than most of her previous books but I loved it nonetheless. It was an interesting twist of romance, angst, drama, and at times heartbreakingly sweet. You can't help but get drawn into these characters. Liam and Mila (I love that there names were an anagram) both grew up in the cult life. Liam was lucky enough t ...more
Karen Ferry
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely amazing story!

This is one of those books that will take you completely by surprise as you read it.

I have only great things to say about it, and I will not rehash the plot as I feel that is unnecessary in reviews, but I will say this:

The author really made me feel for both Mila and Liam, but not only that - she showed how diverse her penmanship is, and that is the true power of a storyteller, in my opinion.

I cried, I laughed, and I swooned while reading, and although there are
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French Press Bookworm Blog
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved liam and Mila. I only wish Liam had been a little more sure of himself. I felt he was so strong in all of his relationships by seemed so insecure with her that it threw me off. I expected alpha and take charge and while in some ways he was just lacking for me. Other than that the story was fantastic!
EpicRomanceReviews
Feb 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"I'm her damnation. She's my salvation."

SURRENDERING held my heart in a vice grip from page one and still has not released me from its clutches!!!!

The astonishing romantic odyssey that Michelle Horst takes readers on is so spectacular in scope you are a willing captive to her beautiful words, the raw, shattering emotions…and the pendulum that constantly swings back and forth between light and darkness, hope and despair, love, lust and soul burning rage is truly BREATH-STEALING.

This is the u
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Hanan
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved A Touch of Lust! From the cover,the prologue was absolutely gripping all the way through till the final message from Michelle to her readers.
In A Touch of Lust we are introduced to Liam who's sixteen. His family consists of his mother,father and younger sister Rosie. When his parents divorce the children go back and forth between mom and dad. Liam's mom is part of a "religious" cult. Liam hates going to visit her and Rosie is just downright petrified. On one of there visits things go ter
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Lizzie_Loves_Books
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of A Touch of Lust from Michelle Horst and I’m voluntarily leaving an honest and unbiased review.

This is my first read from this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This book made feel a lot of emotions and had me on a personal journey with these amazing characters. It made me realise that life is far too short, that we should live life to the full and learn the act of forgiveness.

Liam and Mila met under terrible circumstances and Liam was back in an environment that he genera
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Amy
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
A Touch Of Lust
Michelle Horst
3.5 stars

How does it feel to take back your life? How does it feel to break the mold you were supposed to step in to? A victim or a broken circle ...

Mila has to repent for something she has no remembrance of doing. She is beaten ... She is told that she is dirty .. She is told her life is not hers. Her sister who is younger than her suffers from the same fate. Surely she would remember something of why she is a prisoner ... Surely this isn't her life forever. Fleein
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Kathleen R.
Feb 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Title: A Touch Of Lust
Author: Michelle Horst

4 unexpected stars



I'm not quite sure what I expected when I started reading A Touch Of Lust - maybe a bit of suspense, angst, drama for certain, action and romance, tons of it, because let's face it, when I read a novel by Michelle Horst, that's what i associate with her - the capacity to make me feel love through her words. Now, A Touch Of Lust was completely different. It was painful, unexpected, and every sort of wrong but in the good way.
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Kelly  - Kelly's Book Blog
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Touch Of Lust by Michelle Horst (Book Review) - kellybookblog.com

4.5 of 5

Adult Romance/"Cult" Romance

ARC provided for an honest review.

Mila had to leave. The opportunity of freedom was burning bright and then quickly fading away. She couldn't say no. She was going to risk everything to leave behind a cult that used and abused women. The worst and most difficult part? She left behind her family...her sister. Vowing to save Claire someday, she first must learn to live. Life isn't easy, especiall
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Brandy Roberts
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was drawn to this book from the blurb and then the cover added to its greatness . The storyline was very original it wasn't like something I'v read before . The main characters were extremely likable they grew up similar to one another even though they didn't know it they felt a connection towards each other , Mila is really brave for what she did even though she knew the consequences she had to try she's also kind hearted she would put other peoples happiness over hers . Liam was just my idea ...more
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