Harborside Nights, #3
by Melissa Foster
Publication date: October 19th 2016
Genres: Adult, LGBTQ+, Romance
From The Book Junkie Reads . . . Tempting Tristan (Harborside Nights, #3) . . .
I have been able to take the journey to this point in the life of Harborside. I have enjoyed the ins and outs of Catching Cassidy friends to lover and the heartache that goes with founding one’s self. I had found solace in Discovering Delilah as she blossomed in to the woman that she was meant to be before the world closed in around her. Now I found Tempting Tristan and this one set fire to the world around me.
Tristan and Alex had some serious chemistry and smoke surly followed them around and brought about more heat than necessary. Two sexy hot men both have their own reasons for being where they are in life today. One hot bartender. One sexy hot service man.
I found that there was much her to captivate and appreciate. I felt that his could have been expanded to include more exploration of the issues at hand. The options open to both Alex and Tristan for the pain the both dealt with both seemed to steam from within. Outside help was needed. Their bond was there but was it enough to cement the course of their lives together.
I loved having glimpses into the lives of the characters that I have gotten to know over the course of the previous two books for this series. It was nice getting small indications as to what may come for some and what was not quite realized for others.
I have said it many times before. I will continue to read the series that Melissa set before me. I find them each with their own draw and realism.
Harborside Nights series:
Catching Cassidy – Harborside Nights, #1 SEE REVIEW
Discovering Delilah – Harborside Nights, #2 SEE REVIEW
Chasing Charley – Harborside Nights, #4
Breaking Brandon – Harborside Nights, #5
Embracing Evan – Harborside Nights, #6
Reaching Rusty – Harborside Nights, #7
Loving Livi – Harborside Nights, #8
TRISTAN AND ALEX
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.
Tristan shrugs. “Have at it.”
“Why were you taking a break? I get that your ex was a prick, but is there more to it?”
He looks down the street, across the street, and then his hand cruises through his hair as it has so often that I’ve already come to expect it when he’s nervous.
“Ian was a prick, but the rest is going to make me sound like a pussy,” he admits.
“I’ve only known you a day, and I already know nothing can make you sound like a pussy.”
He meets my gaze, and his jaw tightens. He lifts his chin and I recognize the struggle between feeling proud and worrying about looking weak. I fight that battle on a daily basis.
“I give away my heart too easily, and I end up getting hurt.”
His eyes never leave mine, and that trust, that confidence, is the sexiest thing I’ve ever seen.
“I was right. Nothing can make you sound like a pussy.” I slide my hand to the hard ridge of his jaw and lean in closer. “I’ve never given my heart away. That makes you braver than me.”
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.
Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.
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