18 October 2016

Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | Tempting Tristan by Melissa Foster (@Melissa_Foster)

Tempting Tristan
Harborside Nights Series #3
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing October 19, 2016
EverAfter Romance

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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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Here are two fabulous characters from Melissa Foster you can’t help but fall in love with – two hot alpha males fighting their own sets of demons and falling in love with each other.

I have met Tristan a few books back, and I already liked him. I wanted him to have his own happy ending. But he was supposed to be on a break from relationships after his last ended in a big heartbreak. It’s a good thing he keeps himself busy bartending in a bar owned by his friends and surrounded by a great support system. He’s easy to like because he’s an amazing friend – thoughtful, caring and has a big, big heart. Maybe that’s why he seemed to have a magnet for broken men.

Here comes Alex, a hot ex-military man who was chasing his own demons. And the moment he enters the bar, he already caught not just Tristan’s attention, but the whole attention of the people inside the bar. Nevertheless, he seemed to be drawn to Tristan. He couldn’t take his eyes off him. But Alex is trying to start new, he was now out of the service and was suffering from some war injury. He just relocated to his grandmother’s old house after her death. He has his walls built around him. He might knew what he wants, and was ready to face the consequences of his actions, but sometimes it still seemed hard especially when he’s back in his old environment.

So, the only problem might just be the insta-love. But of course, no one can deny the chemistry between the two of them. Nevertheless, I love how their relationship unraveled. How the both of them try to work things out – their pasts, and insecurities. It wasn’t easy. There was a lot of hurt, but they both stayed and never gave up on each other and it just made their relationship stronger and made them better people.

I enjoyed reading it – super steamy and gave me a whole lot of feels.

4.5 Stars

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. 

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We step forward at the same time, and he presses his rough hand to my cheek. “I don’t know what kind of pussies you went out with before, but I wanted to fucking claim you in there.”

He slides a hand around my waist, tugging our bodies together. I feel every hard inch of him, and he’s got me so hot I’m sure we’re going to combust.

“I’ve spent almost nine years hiding who I am, and I’m not willing to do it anymore,” he says through clenched teeth. “Not here, where I came to start over. Where I came to live on my terms without the goddamn military hanging over my head.”

“I have no interest in hiding,” I assure him.

“You’re sure? Because I really want to kiss you right now, and I don’t care who sees us.”

I respond by pulling his mouth to mine, my break from men long forgotten. We stumble backward, crashing into the railing, fighting for dominance as we did yesterday morning. The passion between us has a life of its own. My hands claw over his ass, up his back. I want to strip him down and take all of him. I want to discover why he’s so rough and learn what about those shadows that are lurking behind his gorgeous eyes. Instead I take, and give, and take more of the angry kisses. When we finally tear our mouths apart, my body’s still reeling, and we both curse under our breaths.

“Okay?” he pants out.

I nod, knowing if I open my mouth, I want to fuck you, is going to come out. 

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  1. Thank you for hosting and reviewing TEMPTING TRISTAN today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours

  2. Yay for the feels! I'm so happy you enjoyed Alex and Tristan's love story. Thank you for your wonderful review--it's so appreciated XOXO