Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Tahoe Blue by Eden French Release Blitz

Tahoe Blue by Eden French Release Blitz

A paramedic must face old wounds when his Hollywood heartthrob ex returns home and tries to win back his affections. Will he find closure or will he give first love a second chance?

Coming back to Tahoe was a mistake. At least, that’s what Carson Keaton thinks the minute he returns to his hometown. When he ran away five years ago, he left everything behind, including Brand West, the only person he ever loved. Not that he had a choice. But now that the danger has passed, he returns home to reclaim Brand. The biggest question is, is it too late?

Brand West is a paramedic with a broken heart. Just after high school graduation, the love of his life hopped a Greyhound to Hollywood, leaving without explanation. Now, five years later, Brand is determined to forget about Carson by throwing himself into his career, his community, and—thanks to his best friend playing matchmaker—a hot new lover. But now Carson’s back in town, as irresistible as ever, leaving Brand with two choices: find closure and move on, or give first love a second chance.


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Tahoe Blue by Eden French

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Brand West reached up to the sky and stretched his arms high until his abs pulled tight in both directions. Holding the position just a minute longer, a small moan escaping his lips, he tilted his head back and closed his eyes. When he had pushed his muscles to the max, he released the stretch and, standing upright, let his body relax.

It’d been too long since he’d hit the trail. Looking around at the towering pines, he inhaled deeply and let the thick scent of spruce and earth fill his body. A few steps forward and he stood on the lookout, Lake Tahoe splayed out before him down below, deep blue and still.

God, he loved it here. Especially these late fall mornings. Those mornings when the air was cold and hinted of winter. He craved the smell of chimney fires, the feel of the crisp, clean air in his lungs, the quiet mornings, and the starry evenings. Ever since he was a teen, he’d climb up to the lookout behind his grandfather’s cabin and sit on the flat boulder for hours, a feeling of peace settling in his soul.

He smiled as he watched the sun peek out from behind the Sierra Nevadas at the opposite end of the lake. The crunch of pine needles and early snow caught his attention. Turning, he smiled as his closest friend, Ryan, rounded the corner. Her dark hair was falling out of the messy bun piled on the top of her head, and her cheeks were rosy from both the chilly air and being winded.

“I swear… to God… I’m gonna fuckin’ beat… you for making me climb this… mountain… before my coffee.” She reached the boulder and doubled over, her left hand flush against her chest.

Brand laughed, the sound echoing down into the valley below. “Coffee, before a run? You really are going to give yourself a heart attack, you know that, don’t you?”

Ryan plopped down onto the boulder and waved him off. “Never gonna happen. Why do you think I keep you around? I got my own personal paramedic to jolt me back to life if I go down.”

“You know I don’t actually carry my AED on runs, right?”

Ryan waggled her eyebrows. “No need. You are a walking talking AED, doll.” She gripped his forearms and ran her fingers along the strong muscle line “Damn, who are you working out for?”

Brand rolled his eyes. Here we go again. “No one. And I’m really not in the mood for another lecture about why I need to be opening myself up for a real relationship. I’m just not interested right now.”

Ryan narrowed her eyes. “Sure you’re not. You know, there are other fish in the sea, Brand. I know you feel there’s no one who can compare to him, but honey, believe me, there is.” She held his hand and entwined her fingers with his. “It’s been seven years, Brand. Seven years, and you mean to tell me that you haven’t met anyone who is relationship material? Not even worth a second date? Are you sure you want to be waiting around for something that may never happen?”

He pulled his hand from hers. “I’m not waiting around for him, Ry. I’ve dated other people. Lots. I’m just… busy. I don’t have time for relationships.” He heard the bullshit flow from his mouth.

You’d have time if he were around, his inner voice poked.



Operation Redemption was about to get real.



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Tahoe Blue is a second-chance romance standalone.

Brand West and Carson Keaton were in love. They were young but they knew it was love. Then Carson was gone. He just up and left with no warning, no note, no phone call – just gone. Carson became a big Hollywood heartthrob and Brand was left devastated and confused, thinking he had done something wrong. Being left like that had a huge impact on Brand's life, he never really let himself go fully into another relationship. After seven years, he finally let himself open up enough to let Teo in. He wanted this relationship, he like Teo and could see an easy future with him, until Carson was back in town and Brand's world is turned upside down.

Carson has a lot of explaining to do, but is Brand willing to listen? Is this the closure he needs to fully move on with Teo? Will those old feelings come back when Brand is finally face to face with Carson?

I enjoyed this read. The characters were easy to connect with and there was a good pace to the storyline. The chemistry was palpable between Brand and Carson, which made for a good read.

3.5 stars

This is the sweet second-chance romance. As children, Brand and Carson were inseparable. As teenagers, they were lovers. And then Carson disappeared. When he returns, Brand must decide whether he can forgive Carson and whether they have a second chance at a life together.

Paramedic Brand is an immensely likeable character. He loves his job, enjoys his friendships, and is slowly building the life he imagined for himself. Carson is a little more difficult to warm to. His reasons for leaving don’t quite explain him disappearing and not contacting Brand for years. His glamorous life as an actor seems a little shallow and he feels much younger than his years. Together, there are some steamy scenes but there is also some disastrous miscommunication and unnecessary conflict. The writing feels choppy and I feel like we’re told over and over that Brand and Carson are meant for each other without ever seeing any real evidence of them making sense as partners.

This story works if I don’t think too hard about it. I enjoyed the paramedic bits and I’m always a sucker for a good happily ever after.



Author Bio

Eden French is an American author of erotic queer romance with swoon-worthy heroes and happy ever afters. In addition to writing books that’ll set your blood on fire, she also writes romance stories for an interactive gaming app.

A hot yoga junkie, she often gets some of her best ideas while in a difficult pose. She’s a relentless daydreamer, chocoholic, and Scotch whiskey aficionado who likes life a bit kinky, and spends as much time as possible playing with the sexy characters in her head.

A born and raised California girl, she graduated from San Francisco State University with an English lit degree, and has a borderline obsession for Mexican food. Eden currently resides in the quirky Pacific Northwest with her amazing spouse and five… yes, five fur-babies.

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But there was no going back now. Not ever.


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