Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Release Blitz: As I Am by Melissa Collins (Review + Giveaway Link)

As I Am by Melissa Collins is LIVE! 
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Chase Hansen. Broke. College drop out. Male stripper. My life wasn't at all what I imagined it would be. I should have been finishing up college, interning with a well-respected business, partying with my friends. But instead, I was raising my seventeen year old brother, struggling to make ends meet. Love wasn't even on my radar. Besides, what did I have to offer? A few crumpled singles pulled from my G-string? Defeated and exhausted, I knew I had zero chance of finding someone to love me just as I am. 

Noah Carpenter. Angry. Betrayed. Doctor. Just when I thought my life was going exactly as it should, everything turned upside down. With my final rotation in medical school complete, I finally achieved my lifelong dream of becoming a doctor. What I never expected was to catch the man of my dreams in our bed with the man of his. Beyond infuriated, I struggled to piece together the remnants of my life. Just when I'd decided to give up on love altogether, I found a man who loved me just as I am.

Cover design: Sommer Stein at Perfect Pear Creative Covers
Photography: Christopher John at CJC Photography
Models: Sam Wiles and Aaron Michael Bell

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4 Stars

I’ve been waiting for a new Melissa Collins' story for quite some time, and let me tell you, Noah and Chase, were definitely worth the wait.

I absolutely loved them both, I wanted to strangle them at times, but I still loved them. My heart broke for both Chase and his brother Benny. I can’t imagine losing your parents at such a young age and being forced to grow up so fast, but these brothers stick together and although it’s not easy, they make it work.

I loved how caring Noah was of Chase’s situation. I liked that he knew how to pick his battles and focused on the ones he could win, and getting Chase to see things his way was sexy to watch! (You’ll have to read it to find out) 😉

These guys had amazing chemistry and I loved taking this journey with them and while the push and pull was nerve-wracking, the ending was absolutely beautiful.

The story is well-written and filled with angst, heartache, but also friendship, tenderness, love and plenty of hot sexy times!

My dislikes of the story were that I felt they didn’t have enough solid time in their relationship. We didn’t really get to see them as a happy couple. I think that’s because they just weren’t happy with themselves. While likable, they were both very melodramatic and fought about silly things. Things that, in the grand scheme of things, really shouldn’t have mattered all that much. Still, it was enjoyable and definitely recommendable!

*reviewed for Bayou Book Junkie*

Melissa Collins has always been a book worm. Studying Literature in college ensured that her nose was always stuck in a book. She followed her passion for reading to the most logical career choice: English teacher. Her hope was to share her passion for reading and the escapism of books to her students. Having spent more than a decade in front of a classroom, she can easily say that it’s been a dream. Her passion for writing didn’t start until more recently. When she was home on maternity leave in early 2012, she read her first romance novel and her head filled with the passion, angst and laughter of the characters who she read about it. It wasn’t long before characters of her own took shape in her mind. Their lives took over Melissa’s brain and The Love Series was born.

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