Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Review Tour : TEMPTING TRISTAN (A sexy Standalone M/M Romance) by Melissa Foster.

Title: Tempting Tristan (A sexy standalone M/M Romance)
Author: Melissa Foster
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: October, 2016
Tempting Tristan is a stand-alone M/M romance featuring two sexy, hot alphas. Fresh off the heels of yet another bad relationship, Tristan Brewer is taking a break from men to try and figure out where he keeps going wrong. He knows his biggest fault--he leads with his heart, not his head--and that's never going to change. But after several introspective weeks, he's beginning to get a handle on things. That is, until badass heartthrob Alex Wells walks into his bar... Alex has spent eight years in the Army, months in a hospital bed, and far too long hiding his sexual identity. He's guilt-ridden, damaged, pissed off, and up for a Silver Star--for the incident that nearly cost him his life, and kept him from his grandmother's funeral. But all he wants to do is forget his stint with the institution that allows but doesn't necessarily accept, and live the life he's always dreamed of. The chemistry between Tristan and Alex ignites from the moment they meet, and the more time they spend together the hotter the flames become. But the closer Tristan gets, the more Alex's walls go up, and when the two walk onto a military base, Tristan finds out Alex's physical scars aren't the ones that run the deepest. *** "Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely "With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" New York Times Bestseller J. Kenner "Catching Cassidy is laugh out loud funny, heartwarming, sexy, and hands down one of my favorite reads so far this year!" #1 NYT Bestselling Author of The Bet, Rachel Van Dyken HARBORSIDE NIGHTS is a sexy, hot, and evocatively real series of stand-alone romances that follows a group of friends who have known one another for years as "summer" friends, and now come together after college to build their lives. They're tough, edgy, and accepting--most of the time. This series is written in the same loving, raw, and emotional voice readers have come to love by New York Times & USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster with LGBT themes.
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We step forward at the same time, and he presses his rough hand to my cheek. “I don’t know what kind of pussies you went out with before, but I wanted to fucking claim you in there.” He slides a hand around my waist, tugging our bodies together. I feel every hard inch of him, and he’s got me so hot I’m sure we’re going to combust. “I’ve spent almost nine years hiding who I am, and I’m not willing to do it anymore,” he says through clenched teeth. “Not here, where I came to start over. Where I came to live on my terms without the goddamn military hanging over my head.” “I have no interest in hiding,” I assure him. “You’re sure? Because I really want to kiss you right now, and I don’t care who sees us.” I respond by pulling his mouth to mine, my break from men long forgotten. We stumble backward, crashing into the railing, fighting for dominance as we did yesterday morning. The passion between us has a life of its own. My hands claw over his ass, up his back. I want to strip him down and take all of him. I want to discover why he’s so rough and learn what about those shadows that are lurking behind his gorgeous eyes. Instead I take, and give, and take more of the angry kisses. When we finally tear our mouths apart, my body’s still reeling, and we both curse under our breaths.

This is the first book I have read from this series and I loved it. This is a M/M story and the story of Tristan Brewer and Alex Wells. 
After a traumatic break up Tristan decides he needs to take a break from men. His biggest problem is he leads with his heart, not his head and he is finally beginning to stabilise his feelings, that is until Alex walks into the bar he works in.
What’s a man to do? The attraction between these two is instant. Alex is ex-military and was badly injured so much so that he missed his grandmother’s funeral, a fact he still feels guilty about.
The chemistry between Alex and Tristan is sizzling; it is off the charts, you can almost feel the flames as they heat up the pages. 
Alex struggles with PTSD and the injuries he received and now that he has been honourably discharged from service, he is determined to live the life he had to hide whilst in the military. When he and Tristan become closer, he panics and the walls that e erects become almost insurmountable. I loved how kind and caring Tristan is with Alex. I also loved how vulnerable the strong and proud Alex was with Tristan.
This was a wonderful story about two hot and sexy men who fall in love. I have to say that in my opinion the speed in which they fell in love was a tad unbelievable, but then this is fiction and I suppose anything can happen. I just felt the speed with which they fell in love, detracted from the storyline and that the book might have benefited with a little further exploration as they moved towards a relationship instead of falling in love instantly. 
Having said that, the story was well written and I really liked the characters of Alex and Tristan, separately and together and I will be looking to read the other books in the series.

I have not read the previous books in this series but that made no difference I really enjoyed Tempting Tristan, I'm proof it can be read as a standalone. I do love M/M books and I believe this is a first for this author she is very well known and loved for her romance books now she can add M/M to that list of great reads.
Alex was hurt in combat and is still coming to terms with his honorary discharge from the army, he spent most the eight years in the army hiding his sexuality and now is the time to be himself to live his life with who he wants to no more hiding.
Tristan has decided he needs a break from men, his judgement is clouded and he is not sure if he can ever trust again.
Two damaged men finding each other, helping each other work through their insecurities,finding true love and becoming stronger together. What a fantastic read this book is.

About The Author
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary CafĂ© and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family. Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.
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1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you picked up your first Harborside Nights book and that you loved Alex and Tristan! Thank you for taking the time to read and review XOXO