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A M/M Contemporary Romance
Harborside Nights #3
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.”
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.
3.5 Stars - Worth a Reader's Time
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A well written book exploring the idea that when we find "the one" we become the complete and full version of ourselves.
Tristan is taking a relationship "break" after realizing that he has repeatedly let his exes treat him badly. Alex is a former soldier recovering from the physical wounds of war, the emotional wounds of missing his grandmother's funeral, and the scars of having to hide who he is for the past 8 years.
The chemistry between these two was immediate and electric and the sexual tension made my kindle steam. As hot as the sexy times are, the romantic moments and the time spent developing a real relationship are incredibly impactful. Emotionally, Alex and Tristan are exactly what the other needs and it's sweet to watch them both blossom as they spend time together. Their road isn't always smooth, but the dedication to work things out is a lesson a lot of couples could take to heart.
Ms. Foster is an author that has been lurking on my TBR for a long time. The experience with Tempting Tristan has me looking forward to reading her other work.