Title: Tempting Tristan
Series: Harborside Nights
Author: Melissa Foster
Genre: A sexy standalone M/M Romance
Release Date: October 19, 2016
Blurb:Tempting Tristan is a stand-alone M/M romance featuring two sexy, hot alphas.
Fresh off the heels of yet another bad relationship, Tristan Brewer is taking a break from men to try and figure out where he keeps going wrong. He knows his biggest fault--he leads with his heart, not his head--and that's never going to change. But after several introspective weeks, he's beginning to get a handle on things. That is, until badass heartthrob Alex Wells walks into his bar...
Alex has spent eight years in the Army, months in a hospital bed, and far too long hiding his sexual identity. He's guilt-ridden, damaged, pissed off, and up for a Silver Star--for the incident that nearly cost him his life, and kept him from his grandmother's funeral. But all he wants to do is forget his stint with the institution that allows but doesn't necessarily accept, and live the life he's always dreamed of.
The chemistry between Tristan and Alex ignites from the moment they meet, and the more time they spend together the hotter the flames become. But the closer Tristan gets, the more Alex's walls go up, and when the two walk onto a military base, Tristan finds out Alex's physical scars aren't the ones that run the deepest.
"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely
"With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" New York Times Bestseller J. Kenner
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HARBORSIDE NIGHTS is a sexy, hot, and evocatively real series of stand-alone romances that follows a group of friends who have known one another for years as "summer" friends, and now come together after college to build their lives. They're tough, edgy, and accepting--most of the time. This series is written in the same loving, raw, and emotional voice readers have come to love by New York Times & USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster with LGBT themes.
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.Never miss a brand new release, special promotions or inside gossip again by simply signing up to receive your newsletter from Melissa.
Tristan Brewer is tired of not finding the right man, they all seem to destroy his trust and it is beginning to take its toll. So he isn't really looking for love at this point. He's not good at casual, he always becomes too attached. So when the extremely hot Alex walks into the bar, he's a little surprised that his focus seems to be on him instead of all the women vying for his attention. After nearly a decade in the army, and months recovering in a hospital, Alex is no longer willing to remain in the closet. He's ready to live the life he's always wanted. He knows life is too short to care how others feel about him wanting to be with another man. While he's trying to get himself settled into his new life living in his late grandmother's house, trying to start his new business and spending as much time with Tristan as possible, he's battling the demons left from his time in the Army. Wanting to forget, to put the military and the events that led to his injuries behind him, Alex is struggling. Unable to reach out to anyone, even Tristan, Alex has to fight hard not to lose Tristan. I've read quite a few Melissa Foster books so I was excited to read a book featuring an MM romance. I wasn't sure what to expect since this is different for her but I was pleasantly surprised because I really enjoyed it. The writing was well done and flowed well. And I love hurt/comfort books. I loved Tristan and Alex. They were great together and while there was a bit of insta-love I found myself desperately wanting them to work out. Alex had a lot of issues with his scars, inside and out and that was a bone of contention. While he is insecure over his mangled leg and how people may perceive him after they see it. It's his scars from a military life where he couldn't be his true self in. He fought for our country, risked his life and they couldn't respect something so fundamental about who he was. Now he's up for the Silver Star and it's too much for him to deal with. While this story could have gone overboard on the angst, it didn't and we get to see Tristan fighting to get Alex to understand nothing will change how Tristan feels about him. I definitely recommend Tempting Tristan. 4 Stars! *Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author/publisher for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*