Friday 18 July 2014

✪ Blog Tour ✪ Giveaway ✪ Tempting Tatum ✪ Kaylee Ryan

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Title: Tempting Tatum
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 7, 2014



What do you do when your whole life crashes and burns? How do you get through the flames?

Tatum Thompson is living the dream. Her life is perfect; with a loving boyfriend, loving parents and a soon to be college graduate how can life get better? Life is good until it isn't. When tragedy strikes Tatum runs to Josh only to find him in a compromising position with someone else. Turning away from the only life she knew, Tatum is forced to alter her life plan. 

Blaise Richards is a tattoo artist who moonlights as a volunteer fire fighter. Lies and deception leave his broken heart closed until the beautiful green eyed girl casts her spell over him. Shes making him feel things hes never felt. Making him want things he thought he would never want. 

Tatum wants Mr. just for tonight. 

Blaise wants Tatum to be his forever.

Can Mr. Just for tonight convince Tatum that shes the one? How long can Tatum resist Blaises determination to make her his?

ARC received through LBTS for an honest review

Tempting Tatum had me drawn in from the first chapter. 

Tatum's story is just heartbreaking, losing everything at once.  How that girl got up the next morning is beyond me!  I just wanted to give her a great big hug!

I loved how she took that huge step to pack up and leave everything she knew (albeit with her best friend and her friend's fiance) and moved away for a new start.  You go girl!   

Enter Blaise... sexy, sexy Blaise. What is not to love about the man?  Tattoo artist and firefighter? Hell yes!  He is also  weet, sexy, funny, sexy, loving.  Tatum is his "BOOM", his one, and there is no one or nothing that will keep them apart in his mind.

I could completely understand both Tatum and Blaise's hesitance to start a relationship.  Both have been burned by people in the past and neither wants to put their hearts out there again.  But the chemistry between the pair is sizzling.  I swear you could cut the sexual tension with a knife.

So can Blaise be enough to let Tatum move forward in her life?  Can Blaise forget the hurt from the past and find his forever?
 Uh uh, for that you will have to read for yourself.

There are some fantastic secondary characters in Tempting Tatum.  Loved Tatum's best friend Leah and her fiance Brent to bits.  They are the kind of family/friends you want in your life. 
And don't get me started on Blaise's family.  It is not hard to tell that his parents are hardcore into the firefighting when their kids are called Blaise, Asher and Ember!  I loved the twin connection between Asher and Blaise! The banter between all three siblings is wonderful!  There's is just the perfect family.

But for all the good there is the bad, and the exes in this story are just horrid. Josh is a douche of the biggest kind, and Blaise's ex Beth is a bithc.  OMG I just wanted to bitch slap the crap out of her every time she turned up in the story.

Tempting Tatum is a wonderful story of loss, betrayal, heartbreak, new beginnings.  My heart broke and my heart healed.  My heart soared.  I had my fair share of tears as I read Tatum's story, but even though it was sad, it wasn't full of angst.  I have read so many books lately that are just so angsty, it was lovely to read a book that could have the tears without it.

Ms Ryan has written a wonderful, lovely, sweet romance, and I am looking forward to what she has for us next.

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Tatum POV
Blaise has stepped up his seduction tactics.  He’s constantly touching me, giving me sweet gentle kisses.  His attention has me on fire.  I’m ready to take him to the nearest storage closet or bathroom and take full advantage of what he’s offering. 

He’s marking his claim for the night, and really, he doesn’t need to.  I plan to allow him to seduce me.  My earlier thoughts coming to mind.  I know I shouldn’t since he is Ember’s brother, but I want him.  I want to know what it feels like to feel his weight on top of me.  To be able to trace his ink with my tongue.  I can no longer resist his charms, or seduction techniques, whatever you want to call it.  I just don’t want to resists him any longer.  I want one night with him.  One night of passion and no thoughts of what I lost.  I just want him.  With that thought, I relax against him.  Blaise releases my hand and slips his arm around my waist to hold me against him.  I need a drink!

Kaylee Ryan has had a passion for reading since she was a little girl. That passion has slowly led to spinning romantic tales, and a one-click addiction. When she doesnt have her nose stuck in her kindle or fingers glued to the keyboard, you can find Kaylee hanging out with friends and family. She loves all genres of music, and enjoys scrapbooking. She lives in Ohio with her husband (her real life happily ever after) and their rambunctious little boy.