Friday, June 10, 2016

Blog Tour & Review by Jackie & Maimeo's Angels: Speechless (Pier 70 #3) by Nicole Edwards

Title: Speechless
Series: Pier 70 #3
Author: Nicole Edwards
Genre: Adult, M/M Romance
Published: June 7, 2016
He’s suffering in silence...

Teague Carter, one of the four owners of Pier 70 Marina, has spent his life feeling rejected. To the point that he has never allowed himself to get close to anyone. He prefers it that way, in fact. But he refuses to believe that his destructive behavior might be something more than rebellion.

He’s unable to speak...

Hudson Ballard, Pier 70’s mechanic, has been fighting his attraction to Teague for years. He has stood by and watched the kid get more and more out of control, but this time is the last. If Teague wants to use sex to escape his problems, Hudson is certainly willing to be the one to show him that he’s good with more than just his hands.

Sometimes words aren’t necessary.

There are fireworks when this out-of-control bad boy agrees to no strings with this tatted up, dominating mechanic.

Can Teague and Hudson keep their emotions from getting involved in their arrangement? Or -- thanks to the demons from their pasts -- will the darkness steal from them before they have a chance?
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Speechless Excerpt #2 © Nicole Edwards 2016

Teague was exhausted.
He had hardly slept last night, and it only had a little to do with the fact that Hudson had summoned him over so he could watch him masturbate (which, by the way, was hot as fuck). No, after that, when Teague had gone back to his apartment and attempted to sleep, he continued to think about Hudson. The man had captured his every thought and all of his dreams. He had tossed and turned, waking up with his dick in his hand because he was so turned on it fucking hurt.
So, suffice it to say, he needed a nap, but he had agreed to help out with some of the appointments today. And that’s how he found himself sitting behind the wheel on the boat while a group of girls flirted it up with a group of guys on the pontoon they’d rented for the afternoon.
He was actually used to this type of outing. He’d even had women ask for him specifically, though he doubted they knew he was gay. Not surprising, since he didn’t bother to tell them. What was the fun in that? He’d never so much as touched a woman in his life, and he had no desire to do so, either.
From the time he was old enough to figure out what his dick was intended for, Teague knew he wasn’t interested in boobs and pussy. Nope. It’d always been dick for him.
He’d experimented early on, topping a couple of times, but quickly learned that he preferred to be fucked, to be taken hard and fast, drilled into… Bottoming was certainly what he wanted. The whole top thing … required too much control, and that was one thing he lacked. Even he knew that.
And women … they didn’t have the parts that would please him.
But he could definitely flirt when necessary because it was good for business.
His phone buzzed in his pocket, and he retrieved it while making sure no one was around him. After Hudson’s text last night, he had no idea what the guy might send over, and he damn sure didn’t want anyone else to see it. Still, he remembered the commanding message for him to come over and watch. At first, he’d thought it had been some sort of test. Without hesitating, he had gone over and… Holy fuck. If he’d been concerned about whether or not it had been wise to accept Hudson’s proposal, he was no longer worried. The guy was hung like a fucking horse, and he was dominating when it came to sex. No way could Teague go wrong there.
You cool?
The message was from Hudson, and it was the first time he’d heard from him today, so it made him smile. Hudson was checking on him.
Not that he would put too much thought into that.
Yep. All good. You?
I’d be better if you were in the shop today.
Teague’s mind conjured up a million ideas about what they could do if he was in Hudson’s tiny little office, or even out in the shop.
Figuring it was his turn to tease a little, he responded with: And what would you do if I was?
What would you want me to do?
Of course Hudson would answer the question with a question. Still, he responded honestly: Whatever you wanted.
A minute passed, and Teague figured Hudson wasn’t going to respond, but as he was putting his phone back in his pocket, it vibrated. He took a deep breath as he pulled up the text and stared at the screen.
You would be okay if I sit you on my desk and suck you off right here?
Alrighty then.
Teague was fairly certain he’d just had a hot flash.
Like, seriously.
He peered over at the people on the boat, making sure they weren’t paying any attention to him. On a normal outing, he would’ve been hanging out with them, enjoying the party, but he was too tired today. Or he had been right up until he’d imagined sitting on Hudson’s desk while Hudson sucked him off.
He tapped out a response with shaky hands: I think I could handle that.
We’ll see about that. Come find me when you get back. As soon as you get back.
Thankfully, Teague had his sunglasses on, because it gave him some privacy for his thoughts. He knew he was easy to read, and the last damn thing he wanted was for these people to see the intense lust burning in his eyes.
He glanced at his phone to check the time. Still at least an hour and a half before they would be heading back to shore.
Surely he could wait that long.

5 Star Review 

Book 3 in the Pier 70 series and this was the book I have been waiting for, Hudson and Teague's story.

Teague suffers from depression and doesn't like himself or others very much. He has some feelings for Hudson who works at the marina but how do you communicate with someone who is mute when you have never bothered to learn ASL, everyone else at the marina learnt but Teague was too wrapped up in himself. Hudson and Teague share a deep kiss one night but Teague is convinced it was only a dream. This is not only a hot sexy love story its about someone coming to terms with their illness, wanting to get help and letting others help them so they can love themselves as well as loving others and once they start loving, boy do they have some fun.
I hope that anyone reading this book who suffers from depression( like I do) will get help if they aren't already. 
This story touched my heart it covers a subject that's hard to write about yet its beautifully written.
I can't wait for the next book from Pier 70.

5 Star review. 
This is the third book in the Pier 70 series and I loved it. This is an M/M story; I love how Ms. Edwards set up this story about Teague Carter and Hudson Ballard right from the very first book you just knew that there was something explosive about these two.
Although a stand-alone, I would recommend you read Reckless and Fearless the other two books in the series, as you will get a better understanding of the Pier 70 owners and the secondary characters.
Speechless is an extremely powerful book; the author has put a warning at the start of the book for a reason. This book deals with mental health, depression and suicide, which could be triggers for some readers. It was a book that was well written and sensitive; the subjects were dealt with compassion and respect. This was a heartbreaking and at times rollercoaster of a read; one I could really relate too.
In Fearless, things between Hudson and Teague hit an all-time low. Teague cannot handle the feelings that Hudson evokes in him. So much so that he is bent on destroying himself with drinking and meaningless sex. Hudson is a Dominant and decides it is time to take action. Although mute, it doesn’t mean that he cannot communicate. Hudson has wanted Teague forever and finally makes his move; if Teague wants sex then Hudson is more than happy to give it to him. But is that what it is just sex? Scratching an itch and getting each other out of their systems? Or is there more?
At no time whilst reading the story did I get the feeling that Hudson being mute detracted from his Dominant alpha personality, I had no doubts that he was the one in control. This is ultimately a love story; can Hudson’s love for Teague help him to overcome his feelings of self-loathing and distrust? 
One of the things I most enjoy about Nicole Edwards’ books is that she doesn’t just focus on the two main characters; she always ensures we get an overall story with no one being left out. 
Nicole Edwards is one of the best authors around when it comes to writing M/M stories in my humble opinion and this one is no exception. I cannot wait for the next book in this series.

New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards launched her professional writing career in July of 2012. Having been an avid reader all of her life and a huge fan of creative writing, it seemed the likely path for her to take. Since then, she has released fifteen books and has no plans to stop. As her full-time career/hobby, Nicole writes steamy contemporary and erotic romances.

Nicole is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who was born and raised in Texas. Married with three kids and four dogs, she has plenty of interaction to keep her imagination brewing. Her books have been featured in USA Today’s Happy Ever After segment as well as Indie Reader’s best seller list. She has forged her way as an independent author.

Although she has a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, she prefers to be hiding out in her writing cave, talking to the fictional characters that have built up in her head over the years.

When she isn’t writing or plotting her next book (sometimes translated to “playing on Facebook”), Nicole loves to read and spend time with her family and her dogs.

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