Friday 28 October 2016

The Reason for Me by Prescott Lane Blog Tour #giveaway #bookreview #teasers #OneClickIt #NewRelease #HaveTissuesReady #PrescottLane #99c

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She likes it quick and dirty.
I like orders and rules.
She hates small talk.
I hate to share.
She’s an open book.
I’m a closed dresser drawer.
She rides a Harley.
And that drives me f’ing nuts.
Annalyse and I have both lived in our own personal hells for half a decade.  She’s learned to love the warmth, and I’m still consumed.  But my new neighbor is stoking more than my libido these days.  We agreed on only pleasure.  But she changed the rules.
And now I’m not even sure what they are.
Maybe there’s a reason she found me that night, maybe there’s a reason I can’t stop thinking about her, maybe there’s a reason for the pain.  Maybe not.
We all look for reasons in life.  Reasons for death, love, pain.  Why one thing happens and not another?  It’s human nature.  We’ve been looking for the meaning of life since the beginning of time.  But maybe the reason for all of it — life, love, loss, heartache — is the curvy brunette living next door.



“You should have on a life jacket.”  

“When I kayak or when I ride my motorcycle?” I ask.

He tries not to smile, but he does.  “Pissed, huh?”

“Observant, aren’t you?”

“Motorcyclists are twenty-five percent more likely to die and five times more likely to be injured than a passenger in a car,” he says.

“You looked that up just to lecture me, didn’t you?”

“Not the point,” he says.  “No more motorcycle.”

Did he really think he could go all alpha male on me?  Usually, it would be hot as all-get-out to see a man in control, dominant, but right now alpha equals asshole!   Note to self — I should do a blog post on that.  Where have all the good alphas gone?  “Who do you think you are?” I say, walking away.  “You’re not my husband or my father.  Come to think of it, I wouldn’t let my father or husband order me around like this.”

His fingers lightly touch my elbow.  It isn’t a grab.  I barely feel it, and as quickly as he touched me, it’s over.  “I’m a doctor.  I’ve seen what . . .”

“You’re a gynecologist!  You’ve seen what a motorcycle can do to a vagina?”

Oh God, I’m in trouble.  He’s got the dirtiest look in his eye.  “I’d imagine the vibration would feel pretty damn good.”

I can’t help it and bust out laughing.  “You are impossible.”

“And it’s the law to carry a life vest for every person in a kayak,” he says.
I roll my eyes.  “You like rules.”

“I like order.”

“Ordering people around,” I say.

“Only certain people,” he says.

Don’t ask me why, but the thought of him “ordering” me around made my legs clench together, or maybe it was the mention of vibrations.  Either way, the idea of him taking control of my body didn’t sound bad to me at all.  It would be nice to not think so damn much all the time and just feel something good for a change.

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Prescott Lane is the Amazon best-selling author of Stripped Raw. She's got five other books under her belt including: First Position, Perfectly Broken, Quiet Angel, and Wrapped in Lace, and her new release, Layers of Her. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and holds a degree in sociology and a MSW from Tulane University. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren't enough happily ever afters in real life.

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Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Author and Ardent PR
Genre: Contemporary Romance

My The Reason for Me Review . . .

By far, this is Prescott Lane's best work to date. The Reason for Me was tragically beautiful, honest, raw and poignant.  I loved it! 

"Promises made in tears are the strongest,"

This book was about two people who've been through hell but get a second chance of happiness and love.

The book starts with Annalyse, where we start to to see her beauty through her brokenness.  We get bits and pieces of her past, which we know the full history is going to be so much more then we are first given.  And what a past it was.  So tragic and sad.

"It's the scars you can't see that are the hardest to heal."

Annalyse is instantly drawn to her new neighbor, Holt.  I think its a bit like liking like for these two  Where they see the brokenness within each other.   Because of what Annalyse has gone through she refuses to fake life or waste time.  Instead she's a straight talker and big on being present.  At first Holt and Annalyse realize they need each other but what will it cost them if they let each other in emotionally?

"Rachel saw you leaving my house this morning.  You made a big deal in front of Doug yesterday.  Everyone already knows.  So don't be a fucking jerk."

"For such a bookworm, you sure do curse a lot."

Holt is so conflicted but something about Annalyse makes him want to live instead of exist.   However, his guilt is a powerful anchor and it causes him to be a bit of an ass time to time.

"You think you can just be all brooding and sexy, and I'm just going to forget what an asshole you were?"

The further we get into the story the more we learn what happened with Annalyse and see the beauty and strength that evolved from her past.

"You're a very strong woman, Annalyse.  Your scars are just a sign of that."

Annalyse faces death in the face and tries to make the best of everything that is now, but to do this she has to be real and doesn't have time for bullshitShe's also a girl who calls things as she sees it, which is such a refreshing change for a heroine to a story.

"Annalyse, will you stop busting my balls long enough to take a nap.  I said I'm sorry," 

"I want to kiss you so bad right now."
"Not as bad as I want to pee."

"Holt! I'm giving my fellatio confession here."

The more Annalyse's beauty shines, the more I got hooked waiting for Holt's demons to surface or for his past to come forth.   However, the more the book kept going the more I got anxious with what could be holding him back.  Sometimes in books the longer a secret get dragged out the more expectations are made for the secret and then huge disappointment when the expectations aren't made.   This was so NOT the case in this book.  I was so shocked to find out what Holt had to go through and for what it takes him to pull from that past and guilt.

I know she's got her own demons.  But she somehow makes broken look beautiful.

It's not easy to share your past and let people in.  It's a complete act of trust and complete vulnerability.  Once the trust is give, one can either help or destroy with their reactions.  Will it be support and reciprocation, or will they close up and run to protect themselves?

"Right, but I shared my pain with you.  And the moment I let you see that, trusted you with that, I fell in love with you."

Gah! I loved these two together.  I loved the realness of the story.  I loved the journey they had to go through in order for them to have any ounce of happiness.  Their banter was amazing.  The story was beautiful.  Tragic but beautiful.

Just once could she bullshit me?  Throw me a little small talk?  No! Everything with this woman is no bullshit.

"I'm not going to give up,"  I call out.  "I won't give up."
"Then you better learn to open up because I deserve better than this shit,"
This booked hooked me in from the first minute and kept me emotionally reeling for days after.  Loved it!

4 . 5 Tragically beautiful, honest, raw and poignant thumbs up!

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Tempting Tristan by Melissa Foster Blog Tour ~ #giveaway #MM #bookromance @TastyBookTours @Melissa_Foster #harborsidenights

Looking for your next sexy M/M romance?

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.


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. 

Source:  eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Author and Tasty Book Tours
Genre: MM Contemporary Fiction
Part 3 of a series, but can be read as a Standalone

My Tempting Tristan Review . . .

Let's start  with a few things.   1) This was my first Melissa Foster book.  I have heard so many amazing things about Melissa, and I have downloaded so many books but haven't read any yet.  So when given this opportunity I jumped at the opportunity.  2) This book is technically part three in a series but can be read as a standalone.  Because of that and the fact that it was a MM romance which is a huge guilty pleasure for me, it was yet another reason to read it.

I was able to read this book as a standalone but I do feel like I was missing some elements reading it as a standalone.  I feel like I could have gotten deeper into the story or fallen in love with the series more if I read it in order.  However, that was not the case this time around for me. 

 Tristan Brewer, is living the motto of once burnt, which means he's going through the motions of life but not truly living.  Especially where it comes to love.  Since he's been hurt in the past he's not created huge shields around his heart.

Alex Wells, has had to live his truth in secret being part of the army, but after tragedy and a loss he's finally back home.  Here he can heal physically and emotionally.  Plus he can finally meet the man who meant so much to his grandmother.

Alex already knows a lot about Tristan through his grandma, but the moment he sees him the flesh he knows he wants more.  Especially after seeing how he interacts with his friends and co-workers.  Tristan and everyone at the bar, girls included wants a piece of Alex, but the question is . . . is he gay or straight? 

Thankfully Tristan quickly finds the truth to that question, but with his shields he's a bit skeptical when it comes to Alex and his army past.   Alex has his own wounds and not just emotional ones.  If you can't love yourself how will anyone love him with his leftover wounds? 
"You're not broken.  You're scarred.  You carry your scars on your body.  I carry mine on the inside.  We're no different, Alex.  Can't you see that?"

If anyone can help him get through his emotional upheaval it's Tristan, but Tristan has his own demons to slay as well.

"You can't fuck me over, Alex.  If you're going to fall for me, do it like you mean it, because half-assed will never be enough."

One of the reasons I'm sad I didn't read the first two book in this series is because all of the other characters seem so intriguing and I wanted to know more.  Now, I guess I will have to read the whole series.  ;)

"Are you sure you and Tristan have dicks?  What is wrong with you?  So the guy loves you.  Who cares?  How does it change anything?  Focus, dude."

Now here comes the truth.  Did I like this book?  Yes, but I didn't love it.  What were things that I liked the most?  I liked the idea of the story with two strong alphas finding love and I'm always a fan of second chance books.  I liked all the characters, which has made me want to read more from this series.  What didn't I like about the book?  Even though these were two alpha men their story came across a bit schmaltzy at times, which didn't fit their characters.  Also Tristan's stubbornness at times got me frustrated especially since Alex's actions spoke so much louder than his words, but Tristan was to stuck to see the reality of the situation.  Even though the boys were schmaltzy at times, did I still like them?  Yes. Will I read more from this author and this series?  Yes.

3 . 5 Alpha loving thumbs up!

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