Wednesday 19 October 2016

♂♂ Tempting Tristan (Harborside Nights #3) ♂♂ Melissa Foster ♂♂

Tempting Tristan is a stand-alone M/M romance featuring two sexy, hot alphas.

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 synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely

"With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" New York Times Bestseller J. Kenner

"Catching Cassidy is laugh out loud funny, heartwarming, sexy, and hands down one of my favorite reads so far this year!" #1 NYT Bestselling Author of The Bet, Rachel Van Dyken

HARBORSIDE NIGHTS is a sexy, hot, and evocatively real series of stand-alone romances that follows a group of friends who have known one another for years as "summer" friends, and now come together after college to build their lives. They're tough, edgy, and accepting--most of the time. This series is written in the same loving, raw, and emotional voice readers have come to love by New York Times & USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster with LGBT themes.

ARC received for an honest review
I have not read the previous books in the Harborside Nights series, but this did not take away from Tempting Tristan at all.

I love a story about  military/ex military man (or anyone in a uniform) ... and a broken down military man who needs saving... yes please!

Alex is all that and a bag of chips.  Sexy, brooding - and totally wanting the hot bartender.

Tristan has had a rotten run with rotten boyfriends and has pretty much given up... until Alex.

The attraction between them if off the charts, and while I am all for the insta-lust in relationships, I am not a fan of insta-love.

And Tristan and Alex certainly moved along at warp speed. It felt like it went from "Hi my name is" to "I want a HEA with you" in 4.5 seconds (or a week in their time). 

Don't get me wrong, I did like them together, I loved that they are finally taking that step with each other, trying to find their happy place.

But I did feel that Tristan did all the giving.  It might be just me, but it felt like Tristan did everything while Alex just took from him?  But that may be just Tristan's nature and he wouldn't have it any other way?

I don't want to make is sound like I didn't like Tempting Tristan, because I did.  I just felt like it was missing that extra something that I usually get from a Melissa Foster novel.



Can I ask you something? You dont 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 Ive already come to expect it when hes nervous.

Ian was a prick, but the rest is going to make me sound like a pussy, he admits.

Ive 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 Ive 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. Ive 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 (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

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