Oct 18, 2016

Blog Tour & Review -- Tempting Tristan by Melissa Foster

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A M/M Contemporary Romance
Harborside Nights #3
Melissa Foster
Releasing Oct 19th, 2016
World Literary Press

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

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

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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. 

"Who are you?"
"I'm the guy you deserve."

Oh, buddy!
Holy cow!!

This book!! *praise hands*
I love me a good M/M book, and this one has made its way to one of my favorites!!

I fell in love with Tristan in the previous books within this series. He wears his heart on sleeve and can't seem to find the one man that he can trust to carry it. He wanted to take a break from all things love, but he didn't know fate was a funny thing.

Along comes Alex. My goodness.
This beautifully broken man grabbed my heart and ran with it! He has seen so much pain in his life and the one person that seems to bring him back from the darkness is the one that scares him the most.

"What is it about you? You make me forget to be careful."
"I blame you. I haven't wanted, I haven't taken, in so long, I'd almost forgetten how."

This book was extremely hot and sexy, but also sweet and emotional.

These characters are two halves of whole. They mold together in perfect harmony. But they have their fair share of trials and troubles. They are both haunted by their pasts in different ways.

As you read throughout, you see this beautiful story unfold. You see two men struggle to move past the lives they used to lead and into the lives they desire.

"You could get a guy who isn't quite so broken."
"You're not broken. You're scarred. You carry your scars on your body. I carry mine on the inside. We're no different, Alex. Can't you see that?"

Gahhhh!! I loved this book so much!!!

Alex and Tristan are both wonderful men who deserve every ounce of love that comes their way. I was thrilled with how their story played out. I wanted to hug both of them through the hard times, and cheer them on during the good times.

I didn't want to let these two go, so I'm glad that there are more books in this series that they may show up in...hint, hint, wink, wink;)

"Our relationship isn't the easy one I thought I needed, but somehow I know in my heart that he's the right man and this is the right relationship for me. Maybe everything isn't easy, but loving him sure is."

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. 


  1. Lovely review. Thank you for hosting TEMPTING TRISTAN today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours

  2. I LOVED YOUR REVIEW SO MUCH!!!!! I can tell just how much you loved the characters and felt their emotion. Thank you for joining the tour and for your kind review OXOXO


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