Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Book Blitz: The Hardest Fall by Christina Lee #Review

The Hardest Fall

Roadmap to Your Heart, Book 3

M/M Romance


RELEASE DATE: 06-23-16


After licking his wounds from a painful relationship, Tate Sullivan is ready to move back home. He picks up where he left off as drag queen extraordinaire Frieda Love in a West Village bar in New York City. He doesn’t expect to be drawn to the mysterious man with the dark eyes who shows up to every single performance—flirtatiously eyeing Tate one second and disappearing on him the next. Why mess around with a guy who is clearly giving him mixed signals?

Sebastian Clark is on a mission the first night he shows up at Ruby Redd’s. He doesn’t anticipate his plan being flipped on its head by the charismatic drag queen and even more so by the mesmerizing man beneath the makeup. But the more he learns about the vibrant and brash Tate Sullivan the more intrigued he becomes. So he pushes aside his guilt about why he sought out the bar in the first place in order to get to know the guy behind the stilettos.

They’re opposites on many levels, but as Tate spends time volunteering with Sebastian at the shelter, he begins to feel good about himself in ways he hadn’t before. For Sebastian, Tate represents a sense of fun and freedom that is completely fresh and invigorating. Before they know it, their easy companionship catches fire, and Sebastian is kissing a man for the first time, while Tate is opening his heart to new possibilities. But Sebastian is still keeping a secret, and Tate will have to decide if he can trust again, or if the betrayal he feels from Sebastian’s confession is too much to overcome.


I have yet to read a Christina Lee book that didn’t in some way touch me and make me want to smish her characters and this one did not disappoint! This is the case of opposites attract and man are those some of the most hard won loves of all. We always say that we don’t want to fall in love with someone who is exactly like we are but Sebastian and Tate take opposites…to a new point.

We get to meet Tate first or rather I should say Frieda Love in all her glory singing Lady Gaga wearing purple eye shadow and silver stilettos! Tate is a fun, sassy, outgoing, and confident guy who has been through some major heartbreak coming out the other side with a huge lack of trust and a rule of keeping men at a distance. But something about Dark Eyes draws his eye and encourages him to make nice. What happens is an eye opening friendship that sparks more. More feelings than Tate wants maybe enough to make him throw in the towel before it goes too far.

“We covered in scarlet read, our hearts mixing and tangling together to form a richer shade.”

Sebastian, Sweet, beautiful on the outside as well of the inside, Sebastian. I have claimed him as mine and I will not share :) Sebastian is this guy who has learned the hard way in life that honesty and truth is the best and only option. So when he seeks out Tate and finds Freida Love he can’t walk away because he finds them both beyond intriguing and beautiful. Night after night he goes back to Ruby Redd’s just to see Tate perform which leads to a friendship and guilt of why he was there in the first place.

“You think that’s what this is about? I don't give a damn who knows, I can’t do this...and it’s not for the reasons you think.”

I loved how different these two characters were not only in personality but in their approach to life. This is the thing that actually gravitates one to the other, that part of themselves they didn’t even know was there is opened up and shown the light of day. Sebastian opening Tate up to volunteering at Safe Harbor and realizing there are people in the world who can use all the help and support you can give. Tate showing Sebastian that he needs to open himself up to those close to him like his father’s long time employee Annie. I really truly understood Sebastian’s hesitation and fear in revealing his secret and although some might say it went on too long to me it was perfect because it seemed true to form for who Sebastian was.

Tate came alive to me in this book to the point that his innate sexiness came through in every movement and sassy line. As much as Sebastian is the warmth and heart character in this story once he comes into knowing who he is sexually, that sexy mouth gets to work and shows Tate some things! Oh and the YouTube video with Sebastian and the lipstick...have a fan ready, you are going to need it!

“I kissed him softer, harder, deeper, longer. Our tongues mingled and the lipstick smeared against my bare lips and chin.”

Christina wrote a love that really was layers of complex emotions and not just a basic does he get the boy storyline. What you also hoped and dared to dream for in this book was that they would find themselves and realize their own self-worth. It is a low on angst, high on love, and scorching on sexy book. Go read it but remember Sebastian is mine :)

About the Author

Once upon a time, Christina Lee lived in New York City and was a wardrobe stylist. She spent her days getting in cabs, shopping for photo shoots, eating amazing food, and drinking coffee at her favorite hangouts.

Now she lives in the Midwest with her husband and son—her two favorite guys. She’s been a clinical social worker and a special education teacher. But it wasn't until she wrote a weekly column for the local newspaper that she realized she could turn the fairytales inside her head into the reality of writing fiction. 

She’s addicted to lip balm and salted caramel everything. She believes in true love and kissing, so writing romance novels has become a dream job. 



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