Thursday, February 25, 2016

Blog Tour: Succumbing to his Fear by River Mitchell (Promo Spotlight + Review)

TITLE: Succumbing to his Fear

AUTHOR NAME:  River Mitchell

GENRE:  M/M Contemporary Romance

Length:  62,000 words


One phone call changed his life.
One chance meeting changed his heart.
One connection changed his world.
Nothing could’ve prepared him for what happened, everything was out of his control. The only thing that he could do was hold on tight, but he would soon find out that there were worst things than succumbing to his Fear
One chance meeting proved he was capable of love.
One night together proved they were meant to be.
One evil and twisted mind proved that he could lose it all.
Always feeling as if a part of him was missing he was unprepared for when he found it. Complications and devastating events try their best to destroy his chance of happiness. Little did they know nothing would stop him from protecting what was his because nothing could take on Fear and walk away unscathed!   
Will love be strong enough when one of them has never felt it before and the other has never spoken the words?


After a life changing event makes Alfie the legal guardian of his estranged step-siblings, as well as a chance meeting one drunken night, he finds his world turned upside down when he discovers that everything he thought he knew about himself was catastrophically wrong.
Before meeting Alfie and his family, Fear was content with his casual hookups and one-night stands, purposefully keeping everyone at an arm’s length. As Alfie comes into his burgeoning feelings, a curveball shakes the two men, threatening to destroy Fear and his new found chance at happiness with Alfie.
With everything thrown into turmoil, Fear decides to fight for those he loves, Alfie and his family included. Will they be able to survive the collateral damage around them, or will they lose everything?
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

Alfie has to relocate from the UK to the US to take care of his little siblings after his father's death. Both his dad's death and the fact that he'd made provisions to leave Griffin and Lily under his care, when he hasn't really kept in touch with Alfie, came as quite of a surprise, but Alfie can't let his siblings go into foster care. 

One chance encounter changes his life forever when he crosses paths with Fear, a 6'8" tattoo artist. The fact that he's attracted to a man when he's always considered himself straight, takes second place to the feelings Fear ellicits in him and how perfectly they seem to fit together. However, there are several things that threaten to destroy their chance at being together. 

I loved Alfie! He's fun, self-deprecating, down-to-earth, a bit crazy and overall fantastic. I loved that he was so willing to give into his attraction to Fear, despite everything else happening to them. And Fear was an adorable giant. So sweet and dependable, the strong, silent type for sure. Alfie and Fear had a lot of chemistry and were hot together. They just seemed to fit very well, perhaps because of how different they were.  

The secondary characters were amazing, too, especially the kids and Alfie's mom, who was a riot! 

The book was interesting, well-written, fast-paced, with a lot of action and some twists thrown in for good measure, with well-developed characters, even if some parts were a bit rushed over or made me confused with all the things happening, but all in all, this is a very good debut book for River Mitchell! I'll definitely will be checking out the next book in this series!

Very recommendable!

Rating: 4.5 Stars!!!


I have always been a lover of anything that allows my imagination to fly. Movies, music, art and of course books of all genres. The opportunity to slip away to another world and live out all sorts of fantasies was the perfect happy place I needed at times, my great escape.

It didn’t take long for my love of reading to transform into a desire to write a book of my very own. But being severely dyslexic I never thought that would be a possibility. Enter my guardian angel with her un-fleeting encouragement and I started out on a rollercoaster journey to make my dream come true.

When I am not writing I can often be found listening to rock music while delving into the life of a gorgeous Alpha male, drawing and painting or trying to teach my cats, Boo fishcakes and Edward Elton to play fetch. (Don’t ask they think they’re dogs and I am not going to squash their dream).

My biggest wish is that people could find their happy place in the words that I write, and hope that I can inspire others to know that if I can do it they can share their amazing worlds and imaginations too.

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