BLACKOUT PART II by Janine Infante Bosco

Once upon a time there lived a young girl, who battled depression and an older man who struggled with addiction. They fell head over heels in love with one another and foolishly thought their love could conquer all, that they’d beat the odds and live happily ever after. But some of the most tragic love stories are disguised as the greatest fairytales.
I thought we were past the pain, that we could finally be happy. I never imagined I’d be pregnant, alone and battling mental illness while my husband overdosed in prison. I also didn’t think he’d miss our daughter’s birth because a judge mandated him to rehab for ten months.
Now, he’s free and I’m broken beyond repair. Disconnected from everything I ever loved, including my newborn baby, I’m the casualty of another blackout.
Leather.
Lace.
Him.
Me.
Two tortured souls, navigating Hell, trying to find that happily ever after—wondering if it even exists.

This is part two of the Leather & Lace duet and over 70,000 words.

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Leather & Lace Duet #2
Release Date - May 21, 2019
Genre - MC Romance - addiction and mental illness
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - very little sexual intimacy, but it was hot
Length - 210 pages
Format - eARC provided by the author
Blackout Part I - ★★★★✩
My Emotional Thoughts

★★★★✩

Anyone who has met Blackie and Lacey knows that their story isn't as easy as it looks. She constantly fights against her own mind and he's struggling with addiction. When they're apart and hit rock bottom, is their love enough?

A tragic love story disguised as one of the greatest fairytales.


I've loved these characters for so long that their pain was my pain. I felt every moment of conflict and it hurt whenever I thought they might not make it through together. I also feel like every small amount of joy that burst through the darkness was written just to put a smile on my face. These characters worked hard for their forever. The road was full of pitfalls and obstacles and they tended to stand in their own way, but their love was so strong. Strong enough to defeat the odds. Strong in the face of mental illness and addiction. Strong in ways neither of them could have imagined.

But I think love is only hard when you love hard. It hurts when you have too much to lose.



I love Blackie. He's such a beautiful soul. He never really handled life in the most 'normal' of ways and his fight against his habits was torturous, but his heart was so magnificent. The way he loved Lacey, the amount of love he felt for his family... We all would be blessed to be loved like that!

I enjoyed getting a ton of Nico in this story and I cannot wait until he gets a book of his own. This young man is suffering and I want to get to the heart of it. Bosco writes stories full of so much heart. They're raw and real and painful, but she makes us appreciate her happy endings even more. Life isn't easy or perfect and allowing her characters to fall and pick themselves back up gives us the chance to relate to them. They're fake people with real people problems and the author does an amazing job of bringing them to life. I will always be a fan and I'm so excited to see what comes next. As for Leather and Lace, I hope I get to see more of them and their beauty in the future.

Not every fairy tale is a tragic love story. But sometimes you have to navigate Hell to find Heaven.



About the Author
Janine Infante Bosco lives in New York City, she has always loved reading and writing. When she was thirteen, she began to write her own stories and her passion for writing took off as the years went on. At eighteen, she even wrote a full screenplay with dreams of one day becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild.

Janine writes emotionally charged novels with an emphasis on family bonds, strong willed female characters, and alpha male men who will do anything for the women they love. She loves to interact with fans and fellow avid romance readers like herself.

She is proud of her success as an author and the friendships she's made in the book community but her greatest accomplishment to date would be her two sons Joseph and Paul.

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