Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Book Blast: M/M ~ Lost In The Fire by Draven St. James ~ (ARC Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Book Blast: M/M ~ Lost In The Fire by Draven St. James ~ (ARC Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)
Author Name: Draven St. James
Book Name: Lost In The Fire
Release Date: September 22, 2015
Publisher: Loose ID
Cover Artist: Dar Albert

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Aaron Evans embodies every complication Wren Tucker knows he doesn’t need. The tempting go-go dancer refuses to leave him alone and his attempts to get into Wren’s bunker pants don’t stop at the club, even the walls of the Firehouse aren’t safe. Wren’s control is only so strong, and his desire for Aaron is turning into a clawing need that’s digging through the many reasons keeping Aaron at bay.
Aaron is two cold showers away from hypothermia if the hot fireman of his dreams won’t give in to the lust Aaron sees blazing in Wren’s eyes. The only issue is, Wren is a forever man, and Aaron doesn’t have that in him to give, not with so many secrets locked behind the glitter and gold of his beautiful world.
As Wren begins to cave to Aaron’s delicious demands, he gets a deeper view of the tarnished landscape Aaron exists in. A murky pit of drug addiction that’s slowly dragging Aaron under, and Wren is going to have to fight like hell to save Aaron from it, to even have a chance at a new beginning with the man who has brought him out of the shadows.
Pages or Words: 56,000 words

Categories: Contemporary, Erotica, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance

     “One of these days, Wren Tucker…” Aaron turned to his side, pillowing his head with his bent arm. His eyes slid closed, and he murmured, “I’m going to get to you.”
     You already do. Wren crouched beside the bed. The first time Wren had seen him, Aaron had been dancing. The light from the club had touched on every toned dip and groove of Aaron’s body as it swiveled on the raised stage, his tight ass shaking with the beat of the music. All of that had been amazing, but it had been Aaron’s face that had captivated him—the free expression, like he was in another world. His full lips mouthing the lyrics, his head thrown back, and the locks of his black hair waving around his flushed face.
     In that moment of abandon, Aaron had met Wren’s gaze, a smile tugging at the corner of his sensual mouth. Aaron had continued the dance, but he hadn’t stopped focusing on Wren.
Mari's Review:

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

We met Aaron and Wren in other books in this series and now we finally got their story, and it was amazing!!! 

Aaron is a go-go dancer at a club, and is determined on getting a piece of hunky firefighter Wren. He is flirty and fun, but is hiding several secrets, including a drug addiction that is ruining his life. 

Wren is not exactly in the closet, but not exactly out of it, either. He lost his partner during a fire, and since then he's not had a relationship, so he doesn't see the point of coming out. Since meeting Aaron, though, it's getting exponentially harder not to give in to temptation and after he gives in and then discovers that Aaron is using drugs and his behavior is more erratical by the minute, well, he's intent on being there for the other man, no matter what. 

Draven St. James definitely doesn't shy away from difficult, touchy subjects, like drug addiction, or from writing a Firehouse series where we actually get to see firemen doing what they know to do best, fighting fires, and doing it so well. The storyline is engaging, well-researched and well written. Aaron and Wren are flawed, broken characters, but they are also driven and loyal. Especially Wren, who goes out of his way to prove to Aaron that he's worthy of being loved, of saving himself from the abyss he'd fallen. I just have a minor complaint, I would've loved to read more of Wren and Aaron as a couple, but other than that it was just about as perfect as it could be.

I adored seeing all the boys from the previous books and I can't wait to find out what Draven has in store for us in this fabulous series. 

Rating:  5 Glittery Stars!!!

Meet Draven St. James:
Draven St. James is a born and raised Oregonian. She has traveled extensively in search of mischief and mayhem to fill her books.  Her ventures have been quite successful in inspiring a wealth of stories.  Of course at the end of the day, coffee within reach, laptop at the ready is where she finds her peace.
Where to find Draven St. James:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/draven.stjames
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Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7155623.Draven_St_James

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