Tuesday, June 7, 2016

New Release-Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: SPEECHLESS by Nicole Edwards (Pier 70 #3)

Title: Speechless

Series: Pier 70 #3

Author: Nicole Edwards

Genre: Adult, M/M Romance

Published: June 7, 2016

He’s suffering in silence...

Teague Carter, one of the four owners of Pier 70 Marina, has spent his life feeling rejected. To the point that he has never allowed himself to get close to anyone. He prefers it that way, in fact. But he refuses to believe that his destructive behavior might be something more than rebellion.

He’s unable to speak...

Hudson Ballard, Pier 70’s mechanic, has been fighting his attraction to Teague for years. He has stood by and watched the kid get more and more out of control, but this time is the last. If Teague wants to use sex to escape his problems, Hudson is certainly willing to be the one to show him that he’s good with more than just his hands.

Sometimes words aren’t necessary.

There are fireworks when this out-of-control bad boy agrees to no strings with this tatted up, dominating mechanic.

Can Teague and Hudson keep their emotions from getting involved in their arrangement? Or -- thanks to the demons from their pasts -- will the darkness steal from them before they have a chance?

Speechless Excerpt #2 © Nicole Edwards 2016

Teague was exhausted.

He had hardly slept last night, and it only had a little to do with the fact that Hudson had summoned him over so he could watch him masturbate (which, by the way, was hot as f*ck). No, after that, when Teague had gone back to his apartment and attempted to sleep, he continued to think about Hudson. The man had captured his every thought and all of his dreams. He had tossed and turned, waking up with his d*ck in his hand because he was so turned on it f*cking hurt.

So, suffice it to say, he needed a nap, but he had agreed to help out with some of the appointments today. And that’s how he found himself sitting behind the wheel on the boat while a group of girls flirted it up with a group of guys on the pontoon they’d rented for the afternoon.

He was actually used to this type of outing. He’d even had women ask for him specifically, though he doubted they knew he was gay. Not surprising, since he didn’t bother to tell them. What was the fun in that? He’d never so much as touched a woman in his life, and he had no desire to do so, either.

From the time he was old enough to figure out what his d*ck was intended for, Teague knew he wasn’t interested in boobs and p*ssy. Nope. It’d always been d*ck for him.

He’d experimented early on, topping a couple of times, but quickly learned that he preferred to be f*cked, to be taken hard and fast, drilled into… Bottoming was certainly what he wanted. The whole top thing … required too much control, and that was one thing he lacked. Even he knew that.

And women … they didn’t have the parts that would please him.

But he could definitely flirt when necessary because it was good for business.

His phone buzzed in his pocket, and he retrieved it while making sure no one was around him. After Hudson’s text last night, he had no idea what the guy might send over, and he damn sure didn’t want anyone else to see it. Still, he remembered the commanding message for him to come over and watch. At first, he’d thought it had been some sort of test. Without hesitating, he had gone over and… Holy f*ck. If he’d been concerned about whether or not it had been wise to accept Hudson’s proposal, he was no longer worried. The guy was hung like a f*cking horse, and he was dominating when it came to sex. No way could Teague go wrong there.

You cool?

The message was from Hudson, and it was the first time he’d heard from him today, so it made him smile. Hudson was checking on him.

Not that he would put too much thought into that.

Yep. All good. You?

I’d be better if you were in the shop today.

Teague’s mind conjured up a million ideas about what they could do if he was in Hudson’s tiny little office, or even out in the shop.

Figuring it was his turn to tease a little, he responded with: And what would you do if I was?

What would you want me to do?

Of course Hudson would answer the question with a question. Still, he responded honestly: Whatever you wanted.

A minute passed, and Teague figured Hudson wasn’t going to respond, but as he was putting his phone back in his pocket, it vibrated. He took a deep breath as he pulled up the text and stared at the screen.

You would be okay if I sit you on my desk and suck you off right here?

Alrighty then.

Teague was fairly certain he’d just had a hot flash.

Like, seriously.

He peered over at the people on the boat, making sure they weren’t paying any attention to him. On a normal outing, he would’ve been hanging out with them, enjoying the party, but he was too tired today. Or he had been right up until he’d imagined sitting on Hudson’s desk while Hudson sucked him off.


He tapped out a response with shaky hands: I think I could handle that.

We’ll see about that. Come find me when you get back. As soon as you get back.

Thankfully, Teague had his sunglasses on, because it gave him some privacy for his thoughts. He knew he was easy to read, and the last damn thing he wanted was for these people to see the intense lust burning in his eyes.

He glanced at his phone to check the time. Still at least an hour and a half before they would be heading back to shore.

Surely he could wait that long.

Carra's Review

I've been excitedly waiting for Speechless as I really wanted to hear Hudson and Teague's story.  I was already intrigued by their characters in the first two Pier 70 books, and I can happily say that Speechless was worth the wait!

One of the things I love most about this series is how fantastic the characters are.  They have amazing depth, and as I keep reading I become more and more invested in each and every one of them.  Oh, especially Hudson.  He piqued my interest right away with his singularly distinguishing characteristic--Hudson is mute (though he can hear just fine), which gives a lot of room to work with his character.  We get to hear a lot of his thoughts and how he works through them, and the more I read the more I cared for his character.  

Now Teague is a bit of a wild one, and Hudson really is the perfect match to him to tame his wild ways.  Teague really does have some growing up to do, and we get to see that here in Speechless.  The heat between the two of them is enough to light the pages on fire, and those naughty scenes will have you cranking your a/c's on high.

There's plenty of seriousness in this story-and there are points that can be triggers for some readers regarding depression and suicide.  I do have to say, I never saw these things coming-which I suppose might be a point being made here as well (either that or maybe I'm just that oblivious)-and as events unfolded I was almost blindsided and full of worry.  Edwards adeptly handles these subjects with tact and care, and will have you embracing the characters even more by the time the story is done.

I loved this book, and it is another 5-star read for me.  I can't recommend this series enough, and now three stories in I don't think I could pick a favorite.  I highly recommend this for M/M romance fans 18+ for adult language and explicit M/M sexual content.  And I need more--as in give me Roan, ASAP!

New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards launched her professional writing career in July of 2012. Having been an avid reader all of her life and a huge fan of creative writing, it seemed the likely path for her to take. Since then, she has released fifteen books and has no plans to stop. As her full-time career/hobby, Nicole writes steamy contemporary and erotic romances.

Nicole is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who was born and raised in Texas. Married with three kids and four dogs, she has plenty of interaction to keep her imagination brewing. Her books have been featured in USA Today’s Happy Ever After segment as well as Indie Reader’s best seller list. She has forged her way as an independent author.

Although she has a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, she prefers to be hiding out in her writing cave, talking to the fictional characters that have built up in her head over the years.

When she isn’t writing or plotting her next book (sometimes translated to “playing on Facebook”), Nicole loves to read and spend time with her family and her dogs.

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