Monday, October 17, 2016

Blog Tour: Tempting Tristan by Melissa Foster #Review #Excerpt #Giveaway

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A M/M Contemporary Romance
Harborside Nights #3
Melissa Foster
Releasing Oct 19th, 2016
World Literary Press

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.

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“Can I ask you something? You don’t have to answer.”

Tristan shrugs. “Have at it.”

“Why were you taking a break? I get that your ex was a prick, but is there more to it?”

He looks down the street, across the street, and then his hand cruises through his hair as it has so often that I’ve already come to expect it when he’s nervous.

“Ian was a prick, but the rest is going to make me sound like a pussy,” he admits.

“I’ve only known you a day, and I already know nothing can make you sound like a pussy.”

He meets my gaze, and his jaw tightens. He lifts his chin and I recognize the struggle between feeling proud and worrying about looking weak. I fight that battle on a daily basis.

“I give away my heart too easily, and I end up getting hurt.”

His eyes never leave mine, and that trust, that confidence, is the sexiest thing I’ve ever seen.

“I was right. Nothing can make you sound like a pussy.” I slide my hand to the hard ridge of his jaw and lean in closer. “I’ve never given my heart away. That makes you braver than me.”

This is book 3 of Melissa Foster’s Harborside Nights Series. Now, I didn’t read books 1 and 2 and that did not impact this story. It’s absolutely a standalone. I also never read this author before and I understand this is the first M/M book from her. 

Going in there was very little not to love about this book. Told in duel POV’s we get great insight from both MC’s, Tristan and Alex. We open with Tristan who’s a bartender, gorgeous, sweet, protective, loyal, and yes gay. Alex walks in and everyone (women and men) go on the prowl. Unbeknown to Tristan, Alex is also gay.

A lot happens right from the start but not what you might be thinking. Tristan doesn’t want any sort of a relationship. He’s fresh off a break up and just loving living his life. He doesn’t really have a bad past. Great friends and family, loves where he lives and what he does. No baggage really. Alex wants to be out and proud. After being in the military he yearns to simply hold a man’s hand on the street.
Now, this is absolutely an insta-lust book. I wouldn’t say it’s insta-love because there’s a lot of restraint on the physical because of Tristan’s wishes. They really take the first 25-30% of the book talking, making out, getting to know each other. Their restraint is what kept me going.

The sex, it’s hot! No question the author rocked all the socks off in that department. The writing had great flow but I’ll admit the internal dialog was, cheesy? I just honestly felt like their thoughts didn’t match with the characters the author was fleshing out.

It was a hot and steamy and even touching story and I did enjoy it.

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic, perfect beach reads, and always family oriented. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for picking up your first Harborside Nights book! I'm glad you enjoyed Alex and Tristan's story. Thanks for the review XO