Saturday, October 18, 2014

Unattainable by Charity Parkerson Blog Tour

A career-ending injury leaves Brian reeling. With no clue what he’ll do now that his dream of becoming an MMA champion is over, he is shocked at an unexpected offer of help from a former champ.

Terry has seen the top and is happy with his life in retirement. However the chance to help a fellow fighter regain his dream is something he can’t resist.

When Brian accepts Terry’s offer, the sexual magnetism between them catches Brian off guard. Keeping his attraction hidden becomes a bigger challenge than regaining his strength. Plus, Terry’s mixed signals leave Brian frustrated and confused.

Though Terry is just as hot for Brian, he has secrets that could tear their budding romance apart. But he simply cannot resist the pull Brian has over him or the heat between them. Through it all, both men discover that love really can conquer all.

Inside Scoop: This male/male romance will leave you hot but most definitely not bothered.

A Romantica® contemporary gay erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

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“I never drink and you’re going to make me drink alone?”

A grin tugged at Terry’s lips at Brian’s sullen comment. “You need the fortification while I’ve had more than my fair share for one lifetime.”

Brian’s speech was already beginning to slow down. “It’s not right to leave a man hanging.”

“I have to drive you home and I don’t drink and drive.”

Brian slipped down an inch in his chair. Crossing his arms over his chest, he stared at Terry through his lashes. “I could stay here.” Although Terry doubted Brian’s proposition was intended the way he would’ve liked, it still caused his cock to lengthen. “It wouldn’t be the first time I slept in a chair.” That statement might have taken the bite out his arousal if Brian’s tone hadn’t gone sultry. Not to mention, his eyes darkened. Terry shifted in his seat to hide his erection. The expression on Brian’s face was hot as hell.

“I wouldn’t let you sleep in a chair.” He hoped Brian was now wondering where he would allow him to sleep. Of course, the answer was nowhere. If Brian stayed, neither of them would get any rest.

Brian tossed back another shot before straightening in his seat. “If I’m not staying then I’d better go home. I’d hate to pass out on you and like I said, I don’t drink often.”

With a nod, Terry stood. Brian attempted to follow suit but swayed on his feet. Racing forward, Terry caught him before he could hit the ground. The motion left them chest to chest. A nervous sounding chuckle vibrated from Brian. Terry could feel it against his skin. Their gazes met. The sound died.

“You’re very bossy,” Brian said, surprising a chuckle from Terry.

“You’re very drunk,” Terry countered.

Brian didn’t move away. Neither did Terry. “I’ll get over being drunk, you’ll always be bossy.”

“I have a feeling—if you remember any of this tomorrow—you’re going to be horrified.”

Brian was staring at his mouth. He shook his head. “Nope. I haven’t done anything to be embarrassed about...yet.”

Terry marveled over the way Brian’s eyes gave away his every emotion. They seemed to flash from light to dark brown and back again as he visibly struggled against his desire. Unable to keep from doing so, Terry gave him an extra shove. Using his voice against him, he allowed a hint of his growing lust to seep into his tone.

“Do you intend to?” With his gaze still locked on Terry’s mouth, Brian nodded. “Do it,” Terry taunted. The words barely passed his lips before Brian claimed his mouth. For Terry, it was like tossing gasoline on already raging bonfire. It was everything he’d fantasized it would be with an extra helping of expertise tossed into the mix. The way Brian’s tongue stroked the roof of his mouth before slipping away and reappearing again left Terry with no choice except to chase after it. The moment he thought he had him, Brian sank his teeth into Terry’s bottom lip, tugging gently. Terry gasped. He couldn’t remember a time he’d been this close to coming in his jeans, especially from nothing more than a kiss. At the sound, Brian turned his face away, resting his forehead on Terry’s shoulder. His shoulders heaved as he visibly struggled to catch his breath.

“The room is spinning.”

Terry clamped his back teeth together. His muscles seized tight as he attempted to control his lust. “That’s because the world tilted,” Terry said once he found his voice.

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Book 5 in the No Rival Series but can be read as a standalone.

This is the first book I have read from Charity Parkerson, it definitely won’t be my last. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I wasn't expecting where this book took me. I was an emotional mess (almost complete ugly cry), the story was so heartfelt. I can't wait to go back and read the rest of the series.

Both Brian and Terry are MMA fighters, Brian is an active fighter while Terry has retired. Brian wants his shot at the top, Terry knows this and offers to help train him. The sexy chemistry between them is undeniable. Terry has a secret that he keeps from Brian, he doesn't want it to wreck his chances of going after the title.

This wasn't about the sex, granted it was hot and very enjoyable to read, the basis of the story revolves around the emotions surrounding these two. Great read!

This is the fifth in a series, but can be read as a standalone. You may well find you go back and read the rest once you've finished it though!

Not only is this a hot, sexy book about MMA fighters, irresistible urges and the desire to win, but also a very moving story about loyalty, friendship and love. In addition to fighting to win in the cage, these characters fight for a life that will be fulfilling and meaningful, in spite of those factors that stand in their way. For quite a short story, it manages to pack a lot of punch. (Tissue required)

I hope Ms. Parkerson is busy writing the next story for us to enjoy.

This is a hot book. The story flowed well and you could feel the connection between Brian and Terry. I will honestly say I was NOT expecting the “twist” in the book, others might but I was just as shocked as Brian. I admit I even cried! This was a touching story and I was sad when it was over because I just loved it so much.

Characters: The characters were well written and believable.
Sex: Oh yeah!!!
Religious: No
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: Yes
Genre: M/M Romance
Would I read more by this author: Yes

3.5 stars
Apparently I am in the minority with my thoughts here, but here goes nothing...

First off, I really did enjoy the story and the characters. They were interesting and it was a unique plot line. However, I had issues with the jumping timeline. There was no warning or really much explanation for parts as it jumped from one scene to another and it left me confused.. like heading to the doctor then BAM the next sentence they are after the dr and they've also completed a few other stops as well. That's the easy one to figure out what happened other ones weren't so easy.

I haven't read any of the other books in this series, but I didn't feel like I was missing much because of that so this truly is a stand-alone book.

There is a couple of highly emotional parts between the characters as they go through stressful and painful situations.

Lastly, for me this wasn't a hot book at all... Just as things started to get spicy, things were over so it was just meh in that area for me.

I NEVER write spoilers, but I feel the need for this one...
Big giant spoiler here...

To read Rachael’s FULL review, you will need to go to Goodreads.

Unattainable is not just an M/M romance about MMA fighters, it is a romance about two really good guys that you want to have a happily ever after.

The ups and downs of Terry and Brian's romance is fun, sexy and tear inducing.

At times I would have liked a little more story to balance out the incredibly hot sex scenes but overall this is good story and while it is book 5 in the series, all of the books in this series can be read as standalones.

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Book 3
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Book 4
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Charity Parkerson is an award winning and multi-published author with Ellora's Cave Publishing. Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters.

*2013 Readers' Favorite Award Winner
*2013 Reviewers' Choice Award Winner
*2014 Readers’ Favorite Award Finalist
*2014 Ankh Award Nominee
*ARRA Finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance
*Five-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath

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  1. Thanks for hosting me and for the awesome reviews. Y'all rock <3

  2. Thanks for the awesome reviews and for participating in the Tour. Victoria at My Family's Heart.


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