Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Blog Tour ~ Second to None by Felice Stevens ~ (Reviews, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Blog Tour ~ Second to None by Felice Stevens ~ (Reviews, Excerpt + Giveaway)
Second to None
The Breakfast Club, Book 3
Felice Stevens
M/M Romance
Second to None
Cover Designer: Reese Dante
Cover Photo: Stock Photo
Release Date: January 28, 2016


Nightclub owner Marcus Feldman never met a man he didn’t love, at least for the night. Although his best friends have all found love, Marcus shuns their advice to commit to one man and settle down. His past has taught him monogamy and marriage is for fools, and Marcus is anything but a fool. 

Tyler Reiss’s dream of dancing professionally is unexpectedly cut short and replaced by a different kind of love. He trades in his ballet slippers for go go boots, and spends his nights dancing at the hottest gay club in the city. Flirting with the customers for tips is easy, but resisting the dark and sexy Marcus is becoming harder to do with each passing day. 

Unforeseen circumstances bring Marcus and Tyler closer and though they give in to their mutual passion, both still struggle to guard their hearts. When crises threaten, Tyler and Marcus find their strength in each other rather than falling apart. Tyler must choose to either run, or stay and fight for the life he wants, while Marcus realizes that love doesn’t mean losing himself and opens his heart, making him a better man in the end.  




“This wasn’t a permanent arrangement; you knew that.” Tyler leaned against the wall. “I can’t impose on you any longer. I’m sure you want your bedroom and your life back.” “I didn’t mind it last night.” He walked over to Tyler and placed a hand on his neck, stroking him. This he could do. He had no qualms about seducing Tyler to stay with him. The troubling reason why he wanted him there so badly, Marcus pushed to the side for now.

Instead, he pulled Tyler close, settling their hips in line, and his cock thickened in his pants. “I’d tell you if I did. Please, come with me to brunch, and we can talk.” Doubt clouded Tyler’s eyes. “I don’t belong there. Those are your friends, the people you’re closest with.” “I had my dick inside you twice last night, Tyler. How much closer could we get?” It took Marcus many minutes of deep, persuasive kisses to rid Tyler of his confusion. When he pulled away though, the ground under his feet reeled, and Marcus needed a moment to compose himself.

 They remained standing close; Tyler’s hands rested on his shoulders while he clasped Tyler around his hips. He nuzzled Tyler’s ear, then pleaded with him. “Come on; you have to help me out here. They’re all coupled up, and the last thing I want is to listen to them be all disgustingly loving and happy.” An amused glint lit Taylor’s eyes. “And you hate that, huh?” “Bet that sweet ass of yours I do.” He gave Tyler’s ass a squeeze for effect, and the light in Tyler’s eyes smoldered. “If you want me to come, you’d better get your hands off my ass.” Marcus’s lips curved up in a grin as he popped open the button of Tyler’s jeans and drew them down. “I definitely want you to come; in every way possible,” he said, and sank to his knees, uncaring of how late he might be to meet Zach and Julian.  

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review.***

Marcus has lived his life avoiding relationships, engaging in meaningless one-night stands and sex. His best friends have found love and urge him to commit to someone to no avail, at least until he meets Tyler. From the moment he sees Tyler, he just can't deny the attraction that he feels for the sexy dancer and even when Tyler isn't willing to become another notch on Marcus's bedpost, Marcus can't stop thinking about him.

Tyler had to let go of his dreams of being a dancer in an off-Broadway production after his sister left her daughter, Lillie, to his care and disappeared. He starts working at Sparks, Marcus's club, because the pay is good and it leaves him enough time to care for his niece. What he didn't count on was on his very attractive boss and his resilient pursuit. Still, he refuses to give in, even if it's more difficult everytime, especially when he realizes there's more to Marcus than he thought at first. 

Circumstances throw them together and they finally give into temptation, which slowly grows into something deeper. However, Tyler has to choose between staying with Marcus or running away like he's been doing for a long time and Marcus has to decide if he's ready to become the man his friends have been telling him he is. 

I absolutely adored this book, especially Marcus! *cuddles Marcus* There's just something about an arrogant man like he is showing his vulnerable side that just tugs at my heartstrings. I liked Tyler, although I have to admit that during the first half of the book I wanted to slap some sense into him so he could see Marcus as I saw him. I was cheering up at one scene around the middle of the book when Darius and Antonio actually made Tyler see what had been in front of his face the whole time. From then on, I liked Tyler a whole lot more. 

Zach, Sam, Julian and Nick were amazing and I just loved how they helped move the story along, and Lillie was absolutely adorable, especially her interactions with Marcus!

This was such a fantastic read! Well written and filled with emotion, hot sex and engaging characters in a heartbreaking tale in which love and commitment definitely win over lifelong fear and trust issues! Definitely a must-read! 

Rating: 5 Stars!!! 

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review.***

4.5 stars This hurts to say, because I adore Felice, and I love her writing. I just didn't connect with these characters. The book is well written and it flowed well, but I really didn't like Tyler and I didn't care for Marcus all that much either. I felt no real connection or chemistry with the characters. I guess sometimes you just don't connect. 
I loved the storyline and the story setting. My co-blogger did enjoy the book, so please don't take my review with a grain of salt. This review is short because I really don't have any critical things to say. I think it's just me.


Felice Stevens has always been a romantic at heart. While life is tough, she believes there is a happy ending for everyone. She started reading traditional historical romances as a teenager, then life and law school got in the way. It wasn't until she picked up a copy of Bertrice Small and became swept away to Queen Elizabeth's court that her interest in romance novels was renewed.

But somewhere along the way, her reading shifted to stories of men falling in love. Once she picked up her first gay romance, she became so enamored of the character-driven stories and the overwhelming emotion there was no turning back. 

Felice lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Her day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. Although she practices law, she daydreams of a time when she can sit by a beach and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be some angst along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.  


The Breakfast Club Series

Beyond the Surface, Book 1
Betting on Forever, Book 2
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