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Title: TEMPTING TRISTAN
Series: Harborside Nights #3
Author: Melissa Foster
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 19 October 2016
Publisher: 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.
Tempting Tristan is the third book in the Harborside Nights series, although it can be read as a standalone m/m romance.
There is nothing I like better than to start a book where the big hot alpha rides into town and sweeps the feet from the sexy bartender. Yes that happens here but from that point everything happened fast. A whole lot of insta-lust turns to mega insta-love in a flash!
Alex is pensioned out of the army after eight years due to injury. To heal his past demons he rolls into the small town where his grandmother lived to stay in the house she left to him. He knew of Tristan though his grandmother’s letters but one look at the sexy man and he knows he has found what he had been searching for unknowingly.
Tristan is the ‘go to’ person for all his friends and family. He is the one guy everyone can rely on, always the good guy but being that guy also lead him to be with men who treated him bad. Hence he is now wary of relationships but one look at the hot alpha who walked into the bar, had him subconsciously batting that intention back down.
This was a sweet and simple romance. There was lots of action between the sheets (sometimes a little too repetitive) and there were some past issues to resolve, mainly down to Alex and his closet and injury hiding but these were surprisingly quickly resolved. I love ex-military romances as more often than not they come with a lot of angst and deeply driven pain that takes a lot to recover from but here it was very light and easily skipped through. I would also have liked a lot more depth between the two men to match the passion they portrayed.
However it did keep me clicking the next button on the kindle and left me with a warm, happy glow at the end. Three and a half stars.
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.
Meet The Author
Melissa Foster is a New York Times and 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.