Author Day ~Lisa Suzanne Side Effects/Second Opinion~

Author Day ~Lisa Suzanne Side Effects/Second Opinion~


Author Day Lisa Suzanne


Side Effects

She has been hurt. She has a past of lies, cheating, and pain. She has severe panic attacks when she’s in enclosed spaces, a side effect of a horrible accident caused by a man she thought she loved. Quinn Carpenter has a distinct type: bad boys with dark hair, dark eyes, and tattoos. Tyler, her friend with benefits, fits the bill perfectly. They have fun together and they both know that fun is where their relationship begins and ends.

Quinn’s life is exactly how she wants it until she meets Reed Porter, the typical pretty boy with blue eyes, blonde hair, and zero tattoos. He is the exact opposite of everything Quinn likes.

So why can’t she get the frustrating, preppy, blue-eyed Reed out of her head?

She isn’t interested in commitment. She doesn’t want a relationship. But Reed challenges her, he puts her in her place, and he makes her nervous. The confident Quinn is never nervous around men, so what is it about Reed that has her questioning everything? And what will be the side effects of attempting to juggle two men at the same time?


Side Effects Teaser


I have yet to read this book. I am definitely hanging my head in shame. Lisa Suzanne is one of my favorite authors and I feel like I have failed her. So, I went ahead and did a quick interview with Reed. Just to show myself what I am missing out on and what anyone else that is in my position is missing.

Hope you Enjoy!


A Quickie with Reed

Hello Reed, Thank you for taking the time to sit and chat with me.

Okay, I have a small confession. I have not read your story, yet. I figured this would be a great opportunity to get to know you and well, see if you can convince me to put down my current read to pick you up.

Reed: Thank you for inviting me to talk today. You should definitely pick me up. I’ve been told more than once that I’m the best part of Quinn’s story. 🙂

Tell me a little about yourself. What are your hobbies, interests etc?

Reed: I just moved to Arizona from Wisconsin. I love baseball—played it in college—and I love my job. I work in energy efficiency for a construction company. I’m also interested in hot blonde woman named Quinn.

Tell us how you meet Quinn.

Reed: We meet at a bar. I buy her a drink, and she wants nothing to do with me. I guess I’m not her “type,” but I realize pretty quickly that it’s all just a defense mechanism.

Do you consider yourself a dirty talker? Or do you prefer actions over words?

Reed: I’ve been known to get a little dirty from time to time, but I definitely think actions speak louder.

What sets you apart from the other men in Lisa Suzanne’s world?

Reed: I’m a preppy Midwestern boy who treats women the way they should be treated. I’m persistent and I won’t stop at anything to get what I want, especially when I know it’s right.

We want to know what your best moment is in Side Effects, of course only if it leaves us begging you for more?

Reed: I’m sort of a private guy, so I’ll leave the naughty stuff for you to read from Quinn’s perspective. But my favorite moment in Side Effects is when her brother invites her to a baseball game and I’m sitting in the car when he picks her up. That was back when she didn’t want anything to do with me. She was so pissed when she saw me sitting there, but I felt like something changed between us that night. And we had a hell of a good time. Well, I did, at least.


Second Opinion

What do you do when the person you love most in the world breaks your heart… twice? Grant’s solution is avoiding relationships. Four years since the last time he saw Rachelle, his heart still can’t take another break.

“You’re not marriage material.” From the time he’d first heard those words spoken by the woman he loved, Grant Carpenter believed them.

When a woman he’s known for years shows an interest in him, he starts to question Rachelle’s words about marriage material, wondering if he might need a second opinion. Someone in the present, someone who has always been in the periphery but who he never gave a second glance, starts to take over his every thought.

Grant is armed with plenty of reasons to ignore what he’s feeling, but someone who should remain off-limits is suddenly overshadowing his obsession with his past. She’s making him want a future that he thought he’d written off, but he isn’t sure that she wants a future with him.

Ultimately, he has to decide what to do when the past makes her way back into his present.

This is a standalone novel that is a spin-off of SIDE EFFECTS and is told from the point of view of Quinn’s brother, Grant.



Second Opinion Teaser



Ems Review

I was reluctant to read this book. Lisa is one of my favorite authors but I have this thing about books being written entirely from the male POV. I always end up not liking the guy because he sounds feminine. I have to say that this book was by far one of the best stories written from the male’s perspective.

Lisa Suzanne stayed true to male form. I say this because it’s a well known fact that men think about sex on a constant basis, and even when Grant is in the most dramatic of situations, sex is definitely a thought. I read a scene to my husband just to see if at any point he thinks the same way, he said sex makes an appearance at the most awkward moments. He used the term, just adjust yourself and move on.

I loved how, even though, Grant had this underlying insecurity, he knew that he could woo about any woman out of her pants. His problem wasn’t getting them in the bedroom, his issue is keeping them. He was cut down to size by his ex. She told him he wasn’t marriage material and given she was the love of his life, he began to think so. Building a wall, he stays true to player form. Than his sisters best friend makes him question everything.

Avery has been pining after Grant for years and when an opportunity pops up to jump, she does and throws Grant for a loop. He starts to wonder what would happen if he did go after his sister’s best friend. When the wonder turns in to reality, he begins to panic. His insecurity of not being Marriage Material comes front and center. This is where Avery shows her ability to not give up and she becomes relentless in making Grant see he’s worth everything.

I loved these two characters. Avery was the definition of Lady on the streets and a freak in the sheets. Grant was the definition of never let your insecurities show. The two together made a powerhouse couple.

Yet again, I am floored by Lisa Suzanne and am anticipating her next release.

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Side Effects


Second Opinion




About the Author 1

Lisa Suzanne started handwriting her books on yellow legal pads after she took a creative writing class in high school. She still has those legal pads full of stories, but now one of them is published under the title How He Really Feels. She currently works as a full time high school English teacher, and her favorite part of the year is summer. She has been blessed with the world’s best dog, a supportive family, and a husband who encouraged her to publish after reading one of her novels. She likes the advice of Ernest Hemingway’s famous quote, “Write drunk. Edit sober.”



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