Saturday, September 6, 2014

Rescued by Felice Stevens - Review and Giveaway

Author: Felice Stevens      
Publisher: LooseId
Blog Tour: Aug. 26 - Sept 2
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Format: eARC
Source: Author

Ryder Daniels has spent the last year recovering from rejection: his parents couldnt accept his sexuality and his lover chose drugs over his love. The only bright lights in his life are his younger brother and his rescued pit bull. But now his mother's punishment for his lifestyle has cut him off from his brother he loves so deeply. Devastated, he throws himself into the work of the Pit Bull Foundation he and his friends started.

Jason Mallory can no longer hide the dissatisfaction of his relationship with his longtime girlfriend. When her marriage ultimatum pushes him to break things off, he's determined not to jump into the dating scene. But when a group of injured pit bulls are found on his construction site, he cant forget the guy who shows up to help.

After Jason adopts one of the dogs, he and Ryder become fast friendsuntil one night, Ryder lets down his guard and Jason recognizes his desire. Soon, they cant deny the passion between them but will family differences and ugly prejudices keep them apart, or can they fight to prove that love is precious, no matter the flavor?

Ryder and Jason's story is sweet and sexy.  Ryder has gone through a really hard time being rejected by his own parents and his lovers.  After meeting when Ryder comes to rescue dogs from Jason's work site, the two become friends.  Although he is attracted to Jason, he knows it would lead to trouble to give in to his feelings because Jason is straight.  Jason had a small taste of being with a man in his college days, but has never felt that way again until he meets Ryder.  Eventually these two give into their feelings and become a couple.  

There are a couple of things that bothered me.  The first being that I would have liked to have seen more of Jason's struggle with his feelings for Ryder.  It seems as though he just accepted them without much internal debate and that just did not seem realistic to me.  The other thing is that at times their dialogue was too sweet or a bit cheesy.  Overall it was a good story and I look forward to more from Felicia!

Felice Stevens has always been a romantic at heart. She believes that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending just around the corner. She started reading traditional historical romances when she was a teenager, then life and law school got in the way. It wasnt until she picked up a copy of Bertrice Small and became swept away to Queen Elizabeths court that her interest in romance novels became renewed.

But somewhere along the way, her tastes shifted. While she still enjoys a juicy Historical romance, she began experimenting with newer, more cutting edge genres and discovered the world of Male/Male romance. And once she picked up her first, she became so enamored of the authors, the character-driven stories and the overwhelming emotion of the books, she knew she wanted to write her own.

Felice lives in New York City with her husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of her own. Her day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. She practices law but daydreams of a time when she can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be angst along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.

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  1. I love m/m stories esp. with cowboys, male witches and Vampires. Thank you for this amazing giveaway:)

  2. I would love a copy of Rescued. It sounds like a great story. I love any romance where there's love to be found, M/M stories are no different.