Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Blog Tour: 245 Days by Isabelle Peterson #Review #Excerpt #Giveaway

#LIVE  #NewRelease 
245 Days by Isabelle Peterson 
 Release Sale - $2.99 
March 14, 2017, goes to full price of $3.99
“Such sizzling chemistry just can't be avoided!” ~ Pauline (Passionate About Books)
“Five stars from me and I don't reread books often but this is one I might just have to because I felt a connection to the characters.” ~ Jennifer (Goodreads Review)
“OMG. It's literally 3 am and I just finished the book. I couldn't stop. I just could not put it down to sleep. I'm going to be exhausted tomorrow but it was so worth it.” ~ S. (Sinfully Sweet Promotions)

Genre: Contemporary MM Romance 

Ashley Brennan, son of a luxury hotel chain billionaire, is happy consulting and teaching business. Moving from California to an opportunity in Connecticut at the prestigious New England University, Ashley takes it to escape a string of bad luck in the romance department. Meeting Taylor at the off campus bar, The Library, Ashley feels his luck may be changing. 

Taylor Davis is nearing the end of his college career and looking forward to moving out west, escaping the cold winters of the North and possibly the judgement of his parents, who don’t yet know his sexual orientation. After only a handful of brief “relationships,” Taylor’s not so sure love is in the cards for him, until he meets Ashley. Everything with Ashley feels so comfortable, so natural.  

 When Ashley and Taylor put together that Ashley is Taylor’s professor, how will they make it 245 Days to the end of the school year when Taylor graduates and is no longer off limits? And even if they can make it to the end of the year, will everything else in their lives still line up? 

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Amazon CA: bit.ly/245daysca 
Amazon UK: bit.ly/245daysuk 
Amazon AU: bit.ly/245daysau 
Barnes & Noble: bit.ly/245daysNook  
iBooks: bit.ly/245daysibooks 
Kobo: bit.ly/245dayskobo 


The concept of this story is good. Man (Ashley) meets another man (Taylor) in a bar one night. Taylor isn't Ashley's usual type and he's taken back when Taylor's brains don't match his looks. It turns hot and heavy. Then the next day they find out that Ashley is one of Taylor's professors. They have to keep their relationship under wraps for 245 days, until Taylor graduates due to strict University rules. Good idea for a book, right? It's what caught my attention and made me want to read it.

I was in favor of the duel POV's in this story. Getting inside both MC's heads, in this instance, was an absolute must. I think it really helped the story not get confusing or misinterpreted.

However, there were some issues with the story. I admittedly read the ARC of this story so hopefully some things were fixed, but I have no way of knowing. I bring them up in my review because these things took me out of the story time and time again and in one instance it jolted me out and I had to go back in the story to see what went wrong. The jolting out part came with an age inconsistency. It was beyond glaring and it made me question so many things as I continued on. I found myself going back to see if that or this meshed. That's not a super enjoyable way to read a book. The other issue was severe repetition. Repeat dialog or an MC would think it then say it. It became frustrating.

These are my only two complaints with this book. It is super hot and steamy and a lot of fun. I really do love the concept!


Finally, Ashley took a deep breath and let it out, then pulled his glasses off and set them on the bar before turning his eyes to me. 

“We have a problem,” he started. “You’re a student. I’m a teacher. You’re my student. And I’m your teacher. The board would be all over this. And I can’t risk my…” He stopped talking to take a few breaths, his dark eyes not leaving mine and saying so much. “But at the same time…” 

Ashley started walking toward me. Slow, measured steps as he spoke. “I can’t stop thinking about you,” he continued. “And now…after these past few hours…I look at you. I listen to you. You make me laugh. You make me think. You make me feel…And I just can’t make myself walk away.” 

Silence fell in the room as he stopped talking and walking, mere inches from me. We stood eye-to-eye and I slowly inhaled, his scent, now accented with sea air, sinking into me. 

“Am I crazy, or do you feel it?” he asked, his voice a strangled whisper, his eyes boring into mine. “That?” 

There was a moment. Like the split second before a popcorn kernel pops. That was me. I was like a popcorn kernel. In an instant I had one hand behind his neck and the other around his waist pulling him in to me, my mouth crashing onto his. I felt every fiber of him respond when one of his hands dug into my hair—his fingers weaving tightly in the strands, the other fiercely gripping my ass, holding on for dear life. Our mouths consumed each other, teeth clashing, lips bruising. 

Ashley fiercely pushed at me, walking me backward until I was nearly slammed into the wall, his hips pressing into mine, our engorged cocks pressing into each other behind our pants. 

Fuck, yeah! This. This—is—it. 

I pulled his head back from mine, breaking the kiss, but not our grip. “That? Do I feel that?” I breathed heavily, needing to fill my lungs with air. “Yeah. I feel it.” 

 🎈🎁 Do you Like Release Parties?? 
Isabelle is having one in her Fan Group on Release Day Night. 
Starting at 6pm join her along with Holly, Webb, LM Carr, Elizabeth York, AM Madden, JoAnn Schwehm, Rachael Duncan, S. Ferguson, Lisa Eugene and Fifi Flowers for fun and shenanigans!


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Author Links Website: www.isabellepeterson.com 
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BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/isabelle-peterson  
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1 comment:

  1. This book is SO good! It's taboo and very HOT! The storyline is great and full of twists and moments that will have you holding your breath! Taylor and Ashley are both swoon-worthy!