Friday 26 February 2016

♂♂ Finding North ♂♂ Carmen Jenner ♂♂ Release Blitz and Giveaway ♂♂

Red Maines blue-collared bad boy, North Underwood, has a dirty little secretWill Tanner.

Friends since kindergarten, North had been the one to jump first, and his fall into Will
s bed ten years ago had been no exception. Will and North had been inseparable, but things change, people grow apart, and even a blazing flame can dwindle to a dying ember over time.

The more things change the more they stay the same.

After a run in with a bottle of Bundy rum, Will and North find themselves in a compromising and all too familiar position.

Blurred lines, bad decisions, and one wrong foot after another lead these two down a spiral of sarcasm, secrets, and sex, but when North
s hetero status is called into question he cant figure up from down. And despite Will telling himself he wouldnt fall again, hes head over heels and wandering without a compass.

Love is love.

Love is truth.

shouldnt be this damn hard to figure out.

ARC received for an honest review

Carmen Jenner is an insta-buy author for me.  And Carmen Jenner dipping her toe in the m/m genre - yes please!

Finding North is so much more than just a m/m romance novel.  I read a lot of m/m and I love it all.  But often we get two out and proud men who find each other.  Their animal magnetism drawing them to each other - and I have to say, it gets me hot under the collar.

What we don't often get is the bond that Will and North have.  Best-friends-to-lovers-to-strangers-to-lovers, (phew, did you keep up?), there is always going to be an unbreakable bond between them.  No matter what has happened, when love turns to hate, it is still there.

I loved that this was not a simple "gay for you" story.  North is confused, afraid, angry.  The internal struggle between the head and the heart, what he wants and what he thinks he should want.

I could completely understand Will's reluctance to let North back in.  After a decade of the same, who would?  My heart broke over and over for Will as they kept going around in circles.

Then again, I could understand North's fears too.  But I wanted to shake some sense into him all the same.
We got glimpses of Will and North's pasts, but I would have loved to have gotten more of North's childhood, as it still plays such a huge part in the man he is today.

There is  quite an oppressive feel around Will and North, Red Maine - the small town they live in.  Like many small towns  there is a festering hatred for what they don't class as "the norm".  Bigotry abounds, and the pack mentality has set in.

As the title says, this really is about "Finding North".  Not just North coming out.  But Will and North finding their way back to each other.  Finding a way to survive in such a vitriolic world. Finding a way to see things are not all black and white. Finding the love in each other.

Finding North a beautiful, touching, and at times heartbreaking read.  But I read with a sense of hope in my heart the whole way through.

Now Ms Jenner, what will you bring us next?


Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA TODAY and international bestselling author of the Sugartown, Savage  Saints, and Taint series.

Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Reader’s Choice Awards at RWDU 2015.

A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore MAC addict and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives on the sunny north coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child.

A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?