For Authentication Purposes by Amber L. Johnson – Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway


Dawn Sims has made a name for herself writing romantic fiction online. When she’s pushed to try her hand at publishing, she thinks she has everything figured out. The only problem? She’s never been in a relationship, especially one that has led her to finding The Big O.

So much for writing what you know.

Warner Green has had Dawn in his sights since she walked into his class in seventh grade. She broke his teenage heart not once, but twice, so seeing her in his night class at the local community college was an unexpected surprise.

Accidentally reading her bad erotica on her laptop was a blessing from the Smut Gods themselves.

It’s clear she has no idea what she’s writing about, but Warner does. In fact, he knows so much that he’s willing to offer her his services. The deal is simple: teach the good girl from high school everything she needs to know to write from experience. If he gets to live out a fantasy or two that he’s been harboring for almost a decade, then there’s no harm in that either.

The lessons turn more heated, and Dawn begins to question where Warner has learned his skills, but he’s not ready to talk, until his past comes back to haunt him at the worst possible time.

It shouldn’t matter when it’s for authentication purposes only.

Review-001Rebecca’ Review

Since reading Puddle Jumping last year, I have become a huge fan of Amber Johnson.  She brings a breath of fresh air into the New Adult world with her unique characters and story lines.  After reading the blurb For Authentication Purposes (FAP), I knew this was another must read.  However, I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed the story of Warner and Dawn, and both completely stole my heart.

The scenes in this book are scorching hot.  Warner has quite the verbal skills and he ranks high on my list of dirty talkers. (Yes, I have a list with many mentions.) However, I was pleased how sensitive and caring he was with Dawn.  It’s often easy for readers to forgive less than stellar personalities when they are attached to a hot man.  However, Warner is truly a good guy, and I loved him even more for it.  His humor and unique lessons on sex proves you don’t have to be a cocky billionaire to turn a woman on.

The gods of smut were smiling down on me, and I was giving them a dirty high-five.  My life would never be the same.

Dawn represents the everyday woman and many readers will identify with her.  While some of her “writing” is over the top, it’s something all romance readers have seen on at least one occasion.  I found myself laughing out loud at her antics several times.  The banter between her and Warner flowed so easily. As much I enjoyed the sexy times, I loved seeing the relationship blossom from awkward childhood friends to something more meaningful.

“See? That right there. That’s the problem. You’ve never been properly f**ed.”

I read this book in one setting and never noticed how fast the pages were clicking. The writing is wonderful and contained the  perfect balance of sweetness and hotness.  I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a super sexy but fun read.  I can’t wait to see what Johnson creates for her readers next.  She is a true gem in the NA genre.


One Click-001Pre-Order: Amazon
Shifting a little to look at him, I resisted the urge to kick him in the nuts and lick his neck at the same time. I mean he looked pretty hot sitting in my chair eating that muffin. Stupid handsome face and fornication hair paired with what I assumed were dirty jeans and a plaid flannel.

“Fine. I’m going to buy a vibrator with the money you gave me. Happy?”

His smile was in full force now. “Hell yeah, I’m happy. Ecstatic, even.” He chewed around the pastry in his mouth and laughed. “I’ll come with you to make sure you get the right one.”

“Oh, hell no. Being with you in a porn shop is on my list of Things to Never Do before I Die.”


Meet The Author-001AuthPhot-1

A true child of music, Amber’s parents surrounded her with the loudest beats they could find, molding her into a girl who found inspiration and meaning in lyrics and chords. Raised on John Hughes movies, Luck Dragons, and pirate ships, she dreamed of love and adventure. When Amber began to create her own world, she envisioned a place where Happy Ever Afters do exist. Since then, she has authored several romance novels, all of which focus on songs and the way they can touch people’s lives. Music may not be able to fix a broken heart, but it can provide one hell of a soundtrack for healing.

A full-time wife and mother with a full-time job, Amber finds her muse in everyday life and the people who bring her inspiration.

Be sure to look for Amber’s other books!





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