Friday, July 24, 2015

Book Blast: M/M ~ Tempting Jordan by Andrea Dalling ~ (ARC Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Book Blast: M/M ~ Tempting Jordan by Andrea Dalling ~ (ARC Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)
Book Information:
Author Name: Andrea Dalling
Book Name: Tempting Jordan
Series: Second Chances
Book: Three
Can be read as a standalone
Release Date: July 20, 2015
Publisher: Artesian Well Publishing
Cover Artist: Andrea Dalling

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Jordan Callahan is disillusioned about dating since he caught yet another boyfriend cheating. He's tired of giving his heart to men who only want his body. At his five-year high school reunion, he meets up with old flame Rick Ferguson. Tall, dark, and bisexual, Rick has been his dream guy since sophomore year. But Rick is in the closet and has dated a string of women since high school. If he gives in to the temptation of Rick's kisses, his lost love could be his future—or just another in a string of men to break his heart.
Rick has tried to live up to other people's expectations. Everyone in his small home town is waiting for the former captain of the football team to settle down with a nice girl. Well, girls aren't in the cards for him, and he's done trying. He wants Jordan, his best friend since first grade. But a relationship with Jordan means coming out—disappointing his family and inviting ridicule from friends. His golden boy reputation will be shattered if he follows his heart to the only love he's ever wanted.

Pages or Words: 34,000 words
Categories: Bisexual, Erotica, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, New Adult


Jordan's muscles slackened, and cold anticipation formed a lump in his stomach. Rick isn't really jealous?
But the feral look in Rick's eyes said he was.
The hand on his shoulder nudged him toward the ballroom. Did Rick want him? Was that why he'd agreed to come stag?
Rick's fingers idly tapped the small of Jordan's back as they walked. The whisper of contact was odd and possessive, and it sent Jordan's blood surging to all the wrong places. He shouldn't have had that second scotch. He was relaxed and horny, especially with Rick so close, when he needed to keep his wits about him. Rick would never forgive him if he let something slip about their past together in front of their high school friends.
The tapping continued, revving his nerves into high gear. His fly pressed painfully against his flesh. He turned to Rick. "Will you stop touching me?"
Rick's easy smile fled. "Why?"
He grabbed the collar of Rick's shirt and said in his ear, "Because, dumbass, you're making me hard."
Rick raised his brows and smirked. They moved forward again. The tapping slowed but didn't stop.

Tracy's Review:

*copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by author/publisher via Pride Promotions in exchange for an honest review*
4 Stars

*copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by author/publisher via Pride Promotions in exchange for an honest review*

Jordan and Rick were best friends all through high school. They were inseparable until they left for different colleges. The summer before college they shared a weekend together. But going off to different colleges sent them in different directions in their lives, and relationships. Rick went the straight path, and Jordan continued to live his life as openly gay. They have stayed distant friends since college, but nothing more. When they meet up for their 5 year high school reunion, will the rekindle the flame?

I have mixed feelings about this book, and struggled as to how many stars to give it. This book was frustrating to read. Actually, it was Rick that was so frustrating. I was as confused about Rick's sexuality as he was. He went back and forth between gay and bi. You have had 5 years to think and figure this out, yet you still can't decide?

This was a short read, it takes place over just a few days, but Rick and Jordy had an instant chemistry. I didn't feel cheated by the size of the book, but I felt the ending was rushed. Issues were left unresolved, and if the author would have either cut out some of the unnecessary inner dialogue or just added one more chapter, I feel it could have ended more solidly. I also felt the book had too many background characters for such a short book, until I looked at goodreads and saw, this is part two of Jordan and Rick's story. I think this book probably would have read better if I would have read the beginning of their story. I wish I would have realized that before I read it. I don't think it hurts to be read as a standalone, but I'd definitely recommend reading book one 1st.

About the author:
Andrea Dalling lives in the sexy Southeast, where the summers are hot and the romance hotter. During the day, she's an award-winning technical writer, but at night, she writes steamy stories. She loves to torture her characters but eventually rewards them with a happily-ever-after. Married to her college sweetheart, she's a progressive Christian and an advocate for LGBT rights. You can follow her on Facebook (andrea.dalling.romance) or on Twitter (@Andrea_Dalling).

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