Release Blitz ~ Make me Trust by T.A. McKay ~ (Review, + Giveaway)
Make me Trust
Hard to Love Book #2
April 20, 2016
When the spotlight shines, sometimes it brings you something you don’t expect.
Trey Colby has spent his life falling in love only to lose his heart to people who don’t deserve it. Time after time he's been left broken when his boyfriends have thrown him aside for someone else.
But no more….
This time he is determined to harden his heart. If he doesn’t allow himself to trust then nobody can hurt him. This is the easiest way, the only way, to live. And it works… Until he meets the man who would test every limit he has.
Dancing has always been one of Roman Knox’s biggest loves, although he never imagined it would be on a pole in front of a club full of men; men who see his body, but not him. He spends his days being overlooked, and that’s the way he likes it. He has no desire to be noticed… until one fateful night.
Now he has the one man he's always fantasized about, the one man he shouldn’t want, watching him as he dances, and first the first time he craves to be seen.
When two worlds collide can secrets be kept? When the truth comes out can you convince the one person who refuses to trust, that you are there for them? Roman just wants to show Trey that he belongs to him, that he can give him everything he needs…
But when tragedy strikes can Trey depend on him for the support he needs? Can he give up the control he’s barely managing to hold on to? Can he keep the past from destroying his future?
All Trey needs in his life is that one person to who he can finally say…
Make Me Trust.
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Trey is in a bad place in his life. His boyfriend Bryce cheated on him, ending their relationship, making him doubt his instincts and his ability to place his trust in anyone again. Until he goes to a stripper club and sees Romeo dancing. He's drawn to the gorgeous dancer like never before.
Roman/Romeo is a paralegal at a law firm during the week, and dances at the stripper club during the weekends. It's his way to step out of his comfort zone and from his general shyness and awkwardness. He's seen Trey before at the office, since the older man is partner at the law firm he works at, but Trey hasn't given Roman much attention, so when presented with the chance to spend a night with the man he has been unable to stop thinking about since the first day he saw him, he does it.
Things get complicated when Trey realizes who Roman is, but is their attraction enough to get past all those things?
I loved Roman/Romeo from the start. He is a fantastic character, a charming duality of shyness and confidence in his different personas. He truly came out of his shell as Romeo, but also once he felt comfortable with Trey, he became less awkward as Roman as well. He was supportive and he really fought for what he wanted... Trey. I liked Trey, for the most part. There were a few times when I just wanted to shake him up a bit and make him see what he might lose if he didn't step up for what he truly wanted, but other than that, I liked that he was a fair boss, not arrogant and such, despite his reputation. And of course, I loved them together, they had amazing chemistry and they worked great together, both at the office and as a couple.
Really liked Nathan and Grey and I'm so happy to know their book is next in line in this series!
All in all, this was a great read, with an engaging plotline, compelling characters and very well-written! Definitely a must-read!
Rating: 4.5 Stars!!!
Worth the Fight ~ Hard To Love #1
The ring is his home. It’s the place he feels in control.
Zeke ‘The Storm’ Raine has his life all planned out.
The plan was working, it’s almost his time to shine, to be the ultimate.
One moment was all it took to bring it all crashing down around him. One punch, one moment of distraction, one mistake by another and his dream could be a faint memory.
Bryce Tanner, one time fighter and now the coach Zeke doesn’t think he needs. Moving to a new country to take this job, and he's determined that he will succeed. Now that he's met Zeke, Bryce must make his own plans, rules that he is going to have to work hard to stick to.
Be his coach.
He just doesn’t know if he will be able to resist.
Passions run high, making their professional relationship difficult. Can they keep the outward façade while becoming more?
Now Zeke needs to decide, is he willing to walk away from what he loves? Will he be able to win the most important fight of his life?
Contains both m/m and m/f scenes. Not suitable for younger readers due to sexual content.
After being married for over ten years and raising three beautiful kids, I decided it was time to do something for myself. My passion for reading bled over with a need to tell the story that was repeating in my head and that was the birth of my first book. The rest they say is history. I love the creative release that writing gives me, being able to take someone away to a different world feels amazing. As a reader I know how important that escape is, and as a writer I love to be able to give people that. My other loves include music and reading (in case I haven't mentioned that before) and then when I have time a little more reading. I think if I could read for a living I would, but since I can't I will continue on the writing side of things.