Tuesday, 14 November 2017

The Outliers by T.M. Frazier Blog Tour #bookreview #outskirts #excerpt

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The Outliers, the stunning conclusion to The Outskirts Duet by T.M. Frazier is available NOW!

 

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The Outliers by T.M. Frazier
Release Date: November 9th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

Sensual. Heartbreaking. Passionate. Overwhelming. Maddening.

That’s the love Finn and I share.
It's the kind you can never recover from.
The kind you never WANT to recover from.

That's why we'll do everything and anything to protect it.

When my past chases me all the way to Outskirts, we have to make a choice.  
Let the lies destroy our chance at future together or...bury them deep in the swamp where they belong.

Got a shovel?

Excerpt:

My eyes went to her throat. I saw her pulse quicken beneath her smooth skin. She twisted her pouty pink lips. Her hesitation only lasted a second before she wrapped her arms around my neck and pulled me down closer so that the tips of our noses touched. Her lips feathered against mine. "Fuck me, Finn."

"Yes," I growled.

I may have been the one who told her to say those words but hearing them out of her mouth caused the raging inferno of lust within me to explode beyond control. I had a feeling I'd be hearing those words on repeat in my head for the rest of my life.

Fuck me, Finn.

I lifted her up onto the nearest table and pushed her onto her back. I tore her panties off in one tug and while I devoured her with my eyes, I somehow managed to concentrate enough to unbuckle my belt and push my jeans down over my ass, freeing my throbbing cock.

Sawyer moaned when I parted her legs, stepping between them. The sound was pure fucking heaven. Our tongues danced while we drank each other in. I savored the way her body felt against mine. Hard against soft. I dug my fingers into the flesh of her perfectly round ass before moving them to her pussy where I parted her warm wet folds and strummed her swollen clit because Sawyer was my instrument of choice and only I knew how to play her to perfection.

The look on Sawyer's face when I inserted a finger inside of her was as if I'd just given her a drug. She was high on the pleasure. Her lids were heavy. Her pupils large and dark. I was dead set on making sure I wrung every bit of pleasure from her gorgeous body and I gave her exactly what she’d asked me for.


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T.M.Frazier is a USA TODAY bestselling author. She resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and her young daughter. When she’s not writing she loves talking to her readers, country music, reading and traveling. Her debut novel, The Dark Light of Day was published in September of 2013 and when she started writing it she intended for it to be a light beachy romance. Well…it has a beach in it! 


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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36154178-the-outliers?ac=1&from_search=true


Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Social Butterfly Pr
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Part 2 of 2


My The Outliers Review . . .

I have to admit that I've been chomping at the bit for this book as I was needing to know how it was all going to work out for Finn and Sawyer since the cliffhanger we were left with in The Outskirts.

The Outliers begins exactly where The Outskirts left off.  Which was the exact same place where the shit was just about to get real. 

In The Outliers I felt it was a good closure to what was beginning in the first one.  Here we get all the answers to the questions that were left unanswered.  But I have to admit it was also a bit anti-climatic at times as well.  Maybe I come to expect a certain theme or way with T.M. Frazier and this book wasn't what I completely expected.  Don't get me wrong that's not a bad thing.  Its just an expectation thing which is my issue not the books.

I adore Finn and Sawyer together and I love how they helped save each other.  All the supporting characters were great but I have to admit I did find this book to be a bit predictable at times however there were also some nice surprises along the way that kept it interesting.  I liked this book but I will admit I didn't love it.  But that has no effect on my love for this author.  I still adore T.M. Frazier and will continue to read her stories.  One of my favorite things about T.M. Frazier is her ability to write super strong heroines, which are my favorite.  It doesn't matter if the stories are dark or light, the common thread is always a strong female lead.  Which I wish more authors would do.  I can't wait for more from her and at the end of this book we get a little sneak peak of what is to come.  Yeah!

3 . 5 Finding True Love in the Swamp thumbs up!

thumbs upthumbs upthumbs up  . 5

Lauren
















Two-Man Advantage by Toni Aleo Release Blitz #bookreview #MMRomance #sportsromance

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Two-Man Advantage by Toni Aleo is NOW AVAILABLE! "Sexy. Emotional. Funny. Aleo's first MM is a spectacular debut into a new genre for her." -NYT Bestselling Author, Melissa Collins


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Wells Lemiere knew the moment he saw Matty Haverbrooke, he had to have him. Matty was quiet, he was talented, he was beautiful, and Wells couldn’t stay away. As the youngest and most talented son of the NHL Commissioner, Matty had found the burden of family expectations almost too heavy to carry on even his broad shoulders. He had no intention of getting involved in a relationship with Wells. But the heart he’d given up for dead had other ideas. Their affair was intense and overwhelming, but when Matty couldn’t bring himself to come out and admit he wanted a public future with the man he loved, Wells had no choice but to honor his vow to live openly…and leave Matty behind. But then he learns Wells is marrying another, and Matty knows he can't let that happen. Can he throw down his gloves and embrace his future with both hands? Or will he pull the door to his closet shut once more?  


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About the Author:
My name is Toni Aleo and I’m a total dork.
I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic.
I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!
When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel.
I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life… probably Belle.
… and did I mention I love hockey?


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36058683-two-man-advantage?ac=1&from_search=true


Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of L. Woods Pr
Genre: MM Adult Sports Romance
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My Two-Man Advantage Review . . .

I have to admit it has been FOREVER since I read a Toni Aleo book.  And what a shame that truth is.  As soon as I saw the author AND the fact that it was MM.  I was pumped for the opportunity to read it. 

Wells and Matty have a great relationship but it has limits.  For Wells, that limit is being in the closet, and for Matty that is all he can give Wells.   For Matty, he truly loves Wells, but he fears what will happen if he comes out with his family, his fans and his team.   Wells needs to walk away but for them to find themselves again Matty will have to get his hockey stick out of his ass and Wells will have to be patient with the new murky waters that Matty is treading. 

To properly review this one, I need to separate the goods and not as goods.

Here are my not as goods.  To start off with I read a TON of MM romances so it makes it a bit harder to truly appreciate a debut MM book.  However, Toni did a decent job into her first foray into the world of MM.    If this is someone's first jump into the world of MM then they will love it as it was sweet and steamy, but if you've read a ton of MM books then it may fall a bit flat at times. 

My other issue was this is, it's technically considered a standalone but really its a spin off from the Assassins Series and the Bellvue Bullies series.  I will admit that I'm a few books behind in the Assassins series and I never read the Bellvue Bullies series and due to this I felt it left me a disadvantage while reading this book.

Now for the goods or greats of the book.  For one, the simple fact that in reality the NHL is one of the only sport leagues that does not have any openly gay players.  Which in reality, we know is not the truth.   It saddens me that within this league the gay players still don't feel comfortable enough to openly be gay.   So, the fact that this book addresses that issue is great. 

The other good of this book was well frankly, Matty and Wells.  These two were great together, and I truly did like their story.  Sure some parts could have been beefed up more but it was still good.  The emotions of their reality was portrayed well even though I felt lost at times with the other character's back stories.

3 . 5 Freedom to be yourself thumbs up!

thumbs upthumbs upthumbs up  . 5

Lauren


















 

Monday, 23 October 2017

Queen of the Knight (Surrender Games #2) by Lydia Michaels #bookreview

Queen of the Knight (Surrender Games #2)


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The game has changed and no player’s position is safe…

In a world of power, money, deceit, and lust, no player is exactly how they seem. Love and trust are at stake when the game is changed and old enemies come out of hiding, disguised as friends.

Isadora Patras must proceed wisely. After thirteen years of heartbreak and denial, she no longer trusts her instincts. One man embodies her past, the other could be her future, but which one holds her heart? Isadora must choose between her family and two very different men. Either way, her choice could cost her everything.

In a game of kings, bishops, rooks, and knights there are no guarantees. But if Isadora wants to be a Queen, someone will have to lose.

The Surrender Games Series should be read after The Surrender Trilogy.




https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36121559-queen-of-the-knight?ac=1&from_search=true



Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Author
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Part 2 in a spin off series


My Queen of the Knight Review . . .

After Sacrifice of the Pawn, I've been dying to find out what happened with Isadora and who won her heart.

I love the hidden strength of Isadora, which just continues to bloom in the Queen of the Knight.   Our first love is always the hardest to get over and poor Isadora is suffering from the same fate.   She knows what is good for her, but she can't let go of 'what if'.   Especially because she invested so much time into Sawyer.

~ It was the hardest truth she'd ever come to accept.  Sawyer, Parker . . . It didn't matter.  She wanted someone to love without hesitation, without conditions.  Irrevocably.  Passionately.   And eternally.~ 

As Parker's presence in her life starts to grow, Sawyer wants more and is finally ready to give her everything she has every wanted.   But now Isadora has to choose.

"Maybe you're not supposed to have control.  I'm not an expert, but maybe love isn't something you manage.  Maybe it's something that happens  to you whether you're ready or not. . . ."

I love Parker's character and how he had to face his own demons to give a chance on love and his potential happiness.

"But you know what love should be.  It should be so passionate, so blatant, there's no room for guessing.  Love decides for us, not the other way around.  It's everything we are and were and will be, folded into an emotion too powerful to control.  You shouldn't have to stop and think if you still love someone.  You either feel it or you don't."
"It's never been that easy for me.  There are always conditions."
"Then it's not an unconditional love.  I think when you find the right person, everything else is proven wrong.  True love should be the most real thing you know."
I have to admit I did quite like Sawyer in the first one but as the end of Sacrifice of the Pawn came near, Sawyer started to change.  Or his true colors came out.  And as Queen of the Knight continued he became less and less endearing.  However, I know what first love can do, so you saw Isadora's struggle.  And because Isadora deserves everything,  I was going to be okay with whatever choice she made.

Isadora is torn but there can only be one.

"I think people are like books,"  he whispered.  "Sometimes we rush to get to the end, but the best stories are meant to be savored.  You always hear how some couples know each other well enough to finish each other's sentences.  I don't want to finish your sentences, Isadora.  I care too much about what you have to say.  And I'm paying close enough attention to read between the lines."
As Isadora is trying to be comfortable with her choice, another heartbreak is bestowed upon her causing all kinds or emotional upheaval.   This part of the story absolutely gutted me but it also cemented the rightness of her choice.

I love Lydia Michaels, and she continues to amaze on her ability to write a beautiful story.   I can't wait to read more from this author and this series.

4 The queen finds her king thumbs up!

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Lauren