Monday, October 24, 2016

Tempting Tristan by Melissa Foster Blog Tour

Fresh off the heels of yet another bad relationship, Tristan Brewer is taking a break from men to try to 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 live the life he’s always dreamed of and forget his stint with the institution that allows but doesn’t necessarily accept.

The chemistry between Tristan and Alex ignites from the moment they meet, and the more time they spend together, the hotter the flames burn. But the closer they become, 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.

Tempting Tristan is a stand-alone M/M romance featuring two sexy, lovable alpha heroes.

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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.

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

It’s hard to resist tall, dark, and handsome, especially when he’s an injured soldier. I loved Alex from the moment he walked into Tristan’s bar and I loved him more when Alex revealed his connection to Tristan through his grandmother.

I think the initial descriptions of both Tristan and Alex were my favourite parts of this story. These men are incredibly sexy, broken, loveable… I did struggle with the insta-love in this story. Tristan and Alex move from strangers to life partners almost immediately and then spend the rest of the book trying to help each other deal with their issues. The result is a book that is more about an established relationship than about the heady romance of a new connection.

Fortunately, both men’s issues are interesting. Alex is self-conscious about his injuries. He is still suffering from PTSD and he is struggling to say goodbye to his grandmother. Tristan’s life is temporary and he struggles to trust Alex because of bad past relationships. I enjoyed watching these men heal and build a life together.

Surrounding Alex and Tristan are a community of characters that have been introduced in earlier books. This is my first book by the author and while I enjoyed the colourful characters and the close-knit community, I didn’t feel like I was missing anything in this story – it worked well as a standalone.

This is a sweet and sexy story. The angst isn’t overwhelming and there is a lovely sense of hope that weaves through the book. I look forward to reading more by this author.

This is the third in the series – and I would recommend that you read them all. That said, this book could be read as a standalone, if you are impatient. Ms. Foster assured us at the beginning that the series would contain differing relationship themes, and has been true to her word, so I was looking out with interest in this book for hints of future directions. With such a good cast of friends, there are plenty of opportunities.

Here the faithful, but unlucky in love, barman Tristan is the lead in the story – and very soon we meet Alex, who will be his leading man. The only problem is that Tristan has sworn off any relationship, even though Alex is gorgeous enough to have the whole bar interested... As we learn more about Alex, and we are reminded of just what a caring, generous guy Tristan is, it is difficult not to want things to work out. I liked the creative elements, and the references tying the past to the present. Alex's story was moving, and reminded the reader that not everything is as it seems on the outside. There are some wonderful moments of humour, as well as very warm and caring scenes which brought tears to my eyes. They have some great sexual chemistry, which is somehow fun as well as hot. These men deserve the feelings they find they have for each other, and I am looking forward to watching them succeed in their lives together in future stories.

Once again Ms. Foster has given us a loving, sexy, and satisfying read.

I haven’t read any of the other books in the series but I really enjoyed this book. While there was instant love, the characters also took the time to get to know each other and I liked the chemistry between them. The secondary characters were wonderful as well and I can’t wait to read Brandon’s book. I hope we see Tristan and Alex in future books, just to see how much more they grow. I really enjoyed them.

Characters: Well written and easy to relate to
Sex: Yes
Religious: No
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: Yes
Genre: M/M
Would I read more by this author: Yes

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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, 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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  1. Thank you for taking the time to review and host TEMPTING TRISTAN today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours

  2. Sounds like you enjoyed their chemistry! What a fabulous review!! Thank you so much XOXO


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