Saturday, September 23, 2017

Took My Breath Away by Thianna Durston Blog Tour

While unhappy to be missing four weeks of Christian's company, Logan is thrilled to spend a month with his father's relatives in New York. A naturally gregarious individual, he’s used to winning people over and getting things right. Unfortunately the Mannettes are not what he expects and for the first time in his life, he doubts who he is.

Christian has regained some of his old self-esteem and is taking on new challenges. Besides growing in the relationship he has with Logan, he takes the time his boyfriend is away to learn more about domestic discipline. He learns a little online but it is Gregory, Logan's father, where he gains most of his information. Including the fact that his natural strength puts him in a position he doesn’t expect.

Logan hits rock bottom and Christian runs to the rescue. He saves Logan from New York, but puts their relationship in a new sort of peril. When the dust settles, who will be left on top?

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/M Romance
Triggers: Domestic Discipline, PTSD

This is the second book in this series and you definitely need to read the first book in order to understand what is happening in this book.

Christian and Logan have decided to really throw themselves into this relationship. With Logan still going to school a few hours away and with his impending summer month being spent with the family members he really doesn't know, Christian and Logan try to make the best of their time together.

When Logan goes to New York and sees how his father was raised, he finds himself in a situation that not only shakes him to his core, but puts his whole life into a tail spin. He is lost in a way that he hasn't been since he was a child.

Gregory and Christian are fighting to keep Logan from being submerged in the guilt and horribleness that is Gregory's family. When they find Logan, he's not himself and there are only two things that help him find his way back: (1) His father's loving discipline, and (2) Christian's presence.

This is a story about how Christian and Logan are finding their own way through their relationship – will they be more like Logan's parents or will they find their own way through?

This has some very tender moments and moments where you just want to ring someone's neck. I like where Christian and Logan's relationship is heading, but I do think that there was a lot of back and forth that could have been cut out of the story.

I have to say Took My Breath Away had more angst and drama than I was expecting. I was sucked right in. I wasn't surprised by the drama when Logan visited his dad's family in New York, but I wasn't expecting was the drama that came from Christian's family. Wow!

I felt like Christian was maturing and growing stronger. He is working and moves into his own apartment, giving the guys some privacy. But even though they have that privacy, their relationship – both physical and emotional – takes its time, so when they expressed their feelings or took a new step physically, it felt meaningful.

While Logan is away in New York, Christian is able to spend more time with Greg and Kimberly and is able to ask them about domestic discipline and how it works for them as he decides whether it would be right for him and for Logan. Meanwhile in New York, Logan's trip is not turning out at all like he planned and he is having trouble coping.

I loved Took My Breath Away. Not sure if it was easier for me to read than the first book because I was used to the author's writing style or just because I already knew the characters, but this book worked for me. I've already started reading Breathe Each Other In and I look forward to spending more time with Logan and Christian.

I am glad I was able to read the second book right after the first book, everything was fresh in my memory. In this book, Logan goes to New York to see his family, you have to read the first book to understand why this is a big deal. I didn't care for how that all played out either, was over the top. I was hoping to like this book better than the first, but I found myself having the same feelings with this book. I will say though, the interaction with Christian and Logan's family was good, I just love Logan's parents. I do like how the DD relationship has progressed, I think it is good for both Logan and Christian. Here's to hoping I like the last book better.

Thianna Durston is a writer by day and supernova by night. Or at least that’s what the faeries tell her. And who is she to deny those pesky *cough* lovely little creatures?

She lives in the Pacific Northwest, though her heart belongs elsewhere. In the meantime, until she can return to the place she calls home, she happily lives in a city that still thinks it’s a small town. Thankfully, it has given her muse lots of amusing places to start a story.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Took My Breath Away (All They Ever Needed #2) by Thianna Durston to read and review for this tour.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for featuring Logan & Christian on your blog today and for your reviews!


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