Tempting Tristan (A Sexy Standalone M/M Romance)
Series: Harborside Nights
Author: Melissa Foster
Author: Melissa Foster
Release Date: October 19, 2016
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.
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.
"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
5 out of 5 (exceptional)
Tristan is on hiatus from men as he recovers from a rough break-up. Alex is returning home from a tour of duty that ended with him in hospital, missing his grandmother's funeral. Tristan wears his heart on his sleeve, Alex hides behind a mask. These two are opposites in so many ways, and yet they fit each other perfectly.
One of the things I loved about this is that although they both have baggage, they actually TALK about it, and try to work it through. There is no misunderstanding that goes on for weeks. Yes, they hurt each others' feelings at times, but they actually work at not doing that! Maybe it's because they're both 'older' (still a lot younger than me) but they don't play games. They know what they want, and are prepared to work to make it happen, whilst still being human and making mistakes.
When I see that a book is partway through a series, even when it says it can be read as a standalone, I tend to worry slightly. With a cast of brilliant characters, Tempting Tristan can indeed be read as a standalone. The only thing I would say is that once you read this book, you will be incredibly tempted yourself to get books 1 and 2.
Exceedingly well written, with no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt the reading flow, this book was thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. I will give a *MASCARA WARNING* though as there is one point in particular that hit me right in the feels. Highly recommended by me.
A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest opinion.
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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.
Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.
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