Saturday, February 22, 2014

Fighting Temptation Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Fighting Temptation book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for bookmarks, keychains, and copies of Fighting Temptation. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Fighting Temptation (Men of Honor, #1)
Release date: January 18, 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: Men of Honor #1

Jaxson is arrogant, angry and aggressive. Yet he’s also beautiful, strong and honorable. I unconditionally and irrevocably love every damaged part of him. And for the boy, who didn’t believe in love, he would always and forever have mine.
-Julia Sinclair

Julia was different from anyone I’d ever met. I never thought someone so good and genuine existed until her. The more I saw of her the more I became addicted to her. Every time I was around her she would destroy some of the darkness that lurked inside of me. She made the bad shit in my life seem not so terrible. Then, before I knew it, I had fallen for a girl from another world. -Jaxson Reid
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Julia Sinclair is your typical innocent good girl with a heart of gold. At sixteen she moved to Sunset Bay, South Carolina, to live with her Grams after losing her mother to cancer. This is where she met some of the best friends she will ever have and one in particular who will forever hold her heart.

Jaxson Reid is your typical tattooed bad boy. His past and soul is as dark as the tattoos he bares. He flies through life and girls with no attachments and no emotions... until he met her.

One fateful night brought Julia and Jaxson together. They formed a friendship and a bond so strong it was unbreakable. Jaxson fought the temptation of anything more with Julia because he knew he would never be good enough for her. When he found his control slipping he left the one girl, who meant everything to him, to join the Navy.

But one passion-filled night has Jaxson letting go of fighting temptation which will forever alter their relationship.

A few years later Jaxson comes home to make things right with the one girl who’s ever meant anything to him. Except someone isn’t happy that Jaxson has returned. Someone who thinks Julia is theirs and they will stop at nothing to make sure it stays that way... forever.

Now Jaxson will not only fight to protect Julia but will also battle the new and existing demons that haunt his soul.

This is a New Adult Romance and is told from both character’s pov. Due to strong sexual content, coarse language and mature subject matter this book is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.

This is Book One in the Men Of Honor series. It can be read as a stand alone and has a HEA. If you like hot tattooed bad boys who are possessive with major alpha personalities then this is the book for you.


My Rating: 4.5 Roses

A hot, sweet, and lovely New Adult romance, Fighting Temptation was wonderful. I really liked this book. It was a truly enjoyable New Adult read.

Julia was a lovely heroine. She was a genuinely kind character who always tried to see the best in others and freely forgave. But, don't think that made her a pushover. She was strong and determined to live as she wanted. My only issue was that there were a couple of times where she acted unreasonable in a way that was out of character. But, still, I really liked her.

Jaxon was also great. He could be so sweet and he was completely devoted to making Julia happy. He could be annoyingly stubborn sometimes, and there were a few moments where I wanted to whack him upside the head for being dumb. It was a bit frustrating, but I understood his reasons for acting the way he did, so it was only a minor problem. Overall, I thought he was adorable.

The romance was both sweet and hot. Julia and Jaxon had known each other for years and been in love with each other for almost as long, so their feelings were already deep when the story kicked off. It was sweet seeing how unconditionally these two loved each other, despite any obstacles, self-made or otherwise. And, wow, was there some heat between them. It was super steamy with these two. I thought they were a lovely couple.

The plot was well paced and I was hooked the entire way through. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was lovely. The Men of Honor series is off to a great start and I'm definitely looking forward to book 2.

Fighting Temptation was a fantastic New Adult romance. I really liked this book. It was sweet, hot, and thoroughly romantic. Romance lovers, this is a book you'll want to check out.

*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review
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Excerpt:

JULIA

I wake up to my phone ringing and moan, feeling like I have been hit by a truck. I squint with my red puffy eyes at my screen and see Kayla’s number. Oh god, what time is it? Checking my clock next to me I see it’s 7:40 am. Shit! The ferry leaves in 20 minutes. I shoot out of bed and take a quick peek in the mirror. Yup, I also look like I’ve been hit by a truck. Darn. I don’t have time to make myself presentable so I quickly throw my hair up in a high messy bun, throw a cardigan over my black booty shorts and matching tank that I wore to bed. I forgo a bra knowing there’s not enough time to put one on. I grab a pair of the biggest sunglasses I own to hide my puffy blood-shot eyes and bound down the stairs. As I’m putting my flip-flops on Grams peeks in from the kitchen.

“Julia, are you okay? Where are you going so early?”

“I don’t have time to explain right now Grams but I need to see Jaxson before he leaves. I have to make things right.” I feel bad running out the door when she’s calling my name but I’m so scared I’m not going to make it in time, so I don’t stop.

I drive as fast as I dare, praying I don’t get pulled over and arrive 5 minutes later at the harbor. I almost forget to shut the car door in my haste. There’s a small crowd gathered on the dock waiting to board the ferry. I spot Jaxson right away and see he’s about to walk on. Shit! The dock is long and I’m quite a distance away.

“JAXSON!” I scream his name and start running faster than I ever thought possible.

He seems so far away and I’m crying so hard, praying he hears me. After the third time of screaming his name he finally hears me, he stops and turns around to see me charging at him. He looks stunned for a minute but then drops his bag and starts striding towards me. When I reach him I jump and throw myself at him. My  arms wrap around his neck and my legs around his waist.

“I’m so sorry, please forgive me. I don’t care if you don’t love me back, I swear I don’t. I can’t lose you Jaxson, I need you in my life. Please don’t leave hating me.” I don’t know how I manage to get all those words out through my broken sobs but I do.

Jaxson puts me down and cradles my face in his hands. When I look up I see his eyes are brimmed red with unshed tears. He rests his forehead on mine, “I could never hate you Jules. You mean more to me than anyone else in my life. If I had it in me to love someone, it would be you,” his voice cracks and I grab him, sobbing hysterically in his chest.
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Giveaway:

Up for grabs are 3 e-copies of Fighting Temptation, 2 bookmarks, and 2 keychains. Open INT. Ends February 24.
Good luck!

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About the Author:

K.C. Lynn lives in a small town in Western Canada. She’s married and is a stay at home mom of four: two girls and a set of twin boys. She coaches the local high school cheerleading team and also has her own rhinestone clothing business. Her love of romance books brought her to writing her first debut novel and she looks forward to writing many more. When she’s not writing, or spending time with her family, she’s reading and loves going to the movies.


3 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great fread Thank you for the giveaway.

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  2. I normally don't read romance novels, but I LOVE the charm swag. I would love to win one of those lovely keychains.

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  3. Great review I loved the excerpt and this book looks and sounds awesome thanks for the giveaway!

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