Monday, October 20, 2014

Gage by Tess Oliver Blog Tour

After nearly losing his friend in a logging accident, Gage Barringer is convinced now more than ever that he needs to find a different job. But his side business of breaking colts at the small Montana ranch he inherited from his grandfather doesn't earn him enough money. He has his mind set on running The Raven's Nest, a popular bar and restaurant near his ranch. The original owner has died and Gage is waiting for it to be put up for sale. But there is a five-foot-four, brown eyed, obstacle in his way, an obstacle with lips made for sin and a voice made for breaking hearts. And Summer Donovan is one road block Gage Barringer won't be able to find a way around.

Gage is part of The Barringer Brothers Series but can be read as a standalone novel.

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He looked at me a long moment. "I want you so fucking bad, Summer, it hurts." He combed his long hair back with his fingers and chuckled at some inside joke. "You have no idea how bad."

"Then what's holding you back? It seems to me--"

He shook his head. "Can't explain it to myself." His dark lashes dropped as he stared down at the floor, and when he lifted his face to me, I realized that I was falling hard for him.

"I guess I don't want to scare you off." He shook his head. "Not that I'm scary in bed," he quickly amended. "I don't want to come on too strong. Hell, I guess I'm just trying to make a good impression."

"Stop with the good impression shit. I want a lasting impression, Gage."

His pale blue eyes flickered in the light as he looked at me. "I can do lasting." He crossed the room in two steps. His arms curled around my back, and he pulled me against him. His mouth covered mine. The kiss was long and hard and driven by that intense longing that had been building up between us. He took hold of my good hand and walked me down the short hall to my bedroom. He pushed open the door with his boot and led me inside.

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

After Summer declines the Recording Executive’s sexual advances only to go home to find her boyfriend and band mate in bed with her best friend she decides that moving to Montana to run her grandfather's restaurant, Raven's Nest, is for the best.

Gage is looking to change his line of work, logging is dangerous hazardous work. He wants to buy the Raven's Nest and make something out of it. Since the owner died it has been running down and losing money. Gage can see the potential it holds. But before he can buy it he finds out it's no longer for sale and the owner's granddaughter, Summer, has come to run the Raven's Nest.

Can the California girl make it through a Montana winter? Will she be able to make the Raven's Nest into something more?

This was my first Barringer Brother's book and I have to say it will not be my last. I loved it! I immediately fell in love with Gage. The characters had depth and were interesting. I found myself falling into the story and not wanting it to end. Such a sweet love story. I can't wait to start at the beginning and find out more about these brothers and the story behind Luke and being "gobsmacked."

This is a standalone novel, although there are other Barringer Brother books – and the reader gets to hear about some of their adventures here.

I would score this at 4.5, if I could. It was a very enjoyable story, and there were really some lovely bits, such as the tattoo reveals. There were some funny moments too, such as when she goes into the barn, but at times I felt the plot was too busy. Both Gage and Summer get to tell the story from their POV, so we know where their heads and hearts are from pretty early on – and we learn about their backgrounds and aspirations.

I have added Ms. Oliver's other books to my wish list, so I shall be meeting Gage again!

The author takes her time introducing us to Summer and Gage and the story is told from both points of view. We meet Gage and Summer and have time to learn about who they are, their hopes and dreams and their problems with life before the author brings them together. There is no love at first sight in this book and I loved the slow build up.

This is a light hearted, small town romance and I was completely sucked in by the story. Both characters are hardworking, honest people and very likeable.

I did feel the end of the story was a little rushed but overall it is a great book. Gage is the first book I've read by Tess Oliver but it won't be the last.

"I write romance for young adult, new adult and those of us past the ‘new’ stage. My stories take place anywhere from 19th century England to 21st century California. And you can count on a super alpha in each book."

Tess Oliver is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Custom Culture Series. She lives in sunny California with her husband, kids and a herd of spoiled pets.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much for being a part of Gage's tour! I'm so glad you ladies enjoyed his story!


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