Monday, August 28, 2017

Survivor by TM Smith Blog Tour


Taylor Langford’s world is torn apart when he is only thirteen years old—his parents killed, leaving him alone, an orphan. With no living relatives, he'd certainly be another statistic if not for the intervention of the policeman who found Taylor hiding in the crawl space his mother hid him in that fateful night. Despite the tragedy and resulting anguish in his life, Taylor knows how lucky he is.

Frank Moore is only a rookie with the Dallas Police Department when he and his partner answer a call in Devonshire, one of the city’s more affluent neighborhoods. They think the young boy in various pictures throughout the home has been kidnapped until they find him, shaken but alive. Officer Moore recognizes the pain in the kid’s eyes, having lost his own mother to cancer when he was just a boy. He intervenes, making sure Taylor is placed with a loving foster family. Over the years Frank becomes a permanent fixture in Taylor’s life.

A decade later, the case remains unsolved and the once gangly, uncertain teenager is now a college graduate who knows exactly what he wants. He’s coming home to the man that helped mold and shape his life, the man he’s loved for as long as he can remember, Frank Moore. But Taylor isn’t the only person returning to Dallas and while Frank is distracted by his own conflicting feelings and the new bond growing between the two, the past creeps up on them, determined to finish what was started ten years earlier.

Please be advised: This is a May/December romance, and as in life, there are sexual situations that take place prior to the main characters finding their way to one another. This is not gratuitous; it is meant to show character growth and self-realization. There is absolutely no cheating.


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A note from the author…

I hope you enjoy Frank and Taylor’s story. It’s been a long road to get them settled, but I’m happy with where this story has taken them. When I started this book, the intent was to write a stand-alone story, but that has changed. Characters continually evolve throughout the writing process, and there are several characters in the book that want to tell their story. I’ve grown especially fond of Rory and I can’t wait to write his book, which will take us back to when he first joined the Bureau, and continue on to his happy ever after.





Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
3.5 stars
M/M Romance
Triggers: Click HERE to see Avid Reader’s review on Goodreads for trigger warnings.

This was a sweet story about figuring out that it's okay to love, even after you've lost so much.

We start when Taylor is very young and Frank is just a rookie. Despite the horrific circumstances that they met under, it seems that Taylor and Frank were destined to always be in each other's lives. Taylor develops the hero complex and you get to see that evolve into the relationship that ultimately develops between Taylor and Frank.

Frank is still kind of figuring out how to date and be a police officer. He has been burned before and now is much more careful. Even though his dating life is almost nonexistent, his partner, Caleb, is a great friend. They share almost everything with each other and Frank is close with Caleb's wife too.

I thought that the relationships within this story were very realistic. It was somewhat perplexing that we witnessed relationships that were outside of the main characters – explicit scenes too, so that was strange. However, the relationships within the main story were organic and real. I really liked how Frank and Taylor were able to come to the same conclusion and work out their differences.

I hope that other characters in this story get their own books too.






A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; TM Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. A Texas transplant, she now calls DFW her home. Most days she can be found curled up with a good book, or ticking away on her next novel.

Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her writing, she is passionate about Autism advocacy and LGBT rights. Because, seriously people, Love is Love!


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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Survivor by T.M. Smith to read and review for this tour.

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