Monday, September 21, 2015

Book Blog Tour: M/M ~ Unrelenting Feeling by April Kelly ~ (ARC Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Book Blog Tour: M/M ~ Unrelenting Feeling by April Kelly ~ (ARC Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Title: Unrelenting Feelings

Series: Pickleville Series

Author: April Kelley

Publisher: Extasy Books

Cover Artist: Carmen Waters

Length: 30,062 words

Release Date: September 15, 2015

Blurb: Robyn Heath has made a pretty good life for himself away from Pickleville. He loves his job as a paramedic, has a best friend who he adores who also happens to be his partner at work, and he even gets laid every once in a while. Life couldn’t be better. Until the man who broke his heart comes back into town.

Caden Flynn has been gone for a long time. Five years fighting for his country has taken its toll and changed him in some fundamental ways. One thing he wants more than anything is to right the wrongs he’s caused Robyn. Robyn proves to have a very stubborn heart.

Caden stopped breathing the instant he saw Robyn again. His Robby was so fucking pretty, just like he always had been. He had filled out slightly and his hair was styled differently, longer on top and shorter all the way around. Caden wanted to run his fingers through all those loose curls on top.

"I fucked up so hard, man," he whispered to Brad, who still stood beside him. He watched as Jaron took Robyn's elbow. They exchanged some words and then Jaron let Robyn go. Robyn went inside and it took everything in Caden not to follow, to make Robyn listen to him as he explained himself, even though there wasn't a damn thing he could say without sounding like an asshole.

"Yeah, you did," Brad said.

"He hates me, now."

"He used to love you," Brad pointed out.

"Well, he acts like he doesn't even care now."

"He cares. He's trying not to though." Brad looked at him, holding his gaze. "He slept in your room every time I would let him. I heard him cry on your pillow, Caden. When you stopped calling him, he would beg me to make you call him. Even after he moved with Neil and Owen, he still begged to talk to you. He would even call me specifically to ask after you until a couple years ago."

"Why didn't you tell me this before now?"

"My point is that you never asked about him. Not once."

"You're saying I didn't care as much as he did."

"I don't know if you did or not. The undeniable fact is that man loved you with everything he had."

"You're saying I can’t fix it?"

"I don't know if you should even try. My gut tells me you should let him go," Brad said.

"I give up. I'm not talking to you anymore. You sound like Yoda and it's driving me crazy. I need advice on Robyn not on how to use the force." Caden started to fold his arms, but then winced at the pain it caused. He remembered the crushing force of the truck as it rolled over him, pinning his arm down. The worst part was turning his head to find Yarborough's lifeless eyes next to him, the lower half of his body was gone. The vehicle had shifted, moved off its side and when it did Caden's arm was freed. Not before crushing the bones and leaving a scar that ran from his bicep to just before his wrist.

Caden felt a hand on his back and turned to see Luis. "Thank god. I need advice and Brad is being cryptic."

Luis shrugged. "You probably just need to pay attention to what he said." Luis pounded him on the back. "Have fun. This is supposed to be a party. Now, where is Owen?"

Tracy's review:

4 Stars

*copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by author/publisher via Creative Minds in exchange for an honest review*

I liked the book. The storyline was good. The characters had good chemistry, I just wish the progression of their relationship would have moved a little slower. It seemed rushed. One minute they were talking then it skips ahead two months. Because this is book 8 in the series and almost all the characters live in or move back to the same town, there are a crap load of secondary characters that have roles in these books. Sometimes I find this so confusing to keep track of who's who. Unless a couple REALLY smacks me in the face, and makes a gigantic impression (and there have only been a handful), I'm not gonna remember them after reading 30 books between their book and the book they are a secondary character in now. (I hope this all make sense).

All in all, I think it's a good read. The sex is hot, but the story needed to move just a bit slower in my opinion. If you have liked the other 7 books in the series, you'll like this one as well!

Living in Southwest Michigan, April resides with her husband and two kids.  She has been an avid reader for several years.  Writing her first story at the age of ten, the characters in her head still won't stop telling their stories.  If April isn't reading or writing she can be found outside playing with the animals or taking a long walk in the woods.

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Winner’s Prize: E-copy of “Unrelenting Feelings”.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I have not had a chance to start reading this series yet and wonder if I was lucky enough to win the ecopy of this one would I be confused by jumping in book 7?