Monday, January 23, 2017

Review & Giveaway: WORTH THE RISK by C.J. Lynne (Infinity Series #1)

Two men, a chance meeting,
an unexpected fight for love...
Some risks are scarier than others
because they’re the most important ones
we’ll ever undertake…
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by C.J. Lynne

Series: Infinity Series, Book One
Genre: Gay/Lesbian, M/M Erotic Romance
Publication Date: November 7, 2016
Love doesn’t exist…
Or so Tyler Johnson thinks. He’s never had much, if any, of it thrown his way. A chance meeting with the enigmatic Jaxon Markham causes Ty to—if still not believe in love—at least know without a doubt that lust is alive and well. Ty’s not looking for forever, but what’s the harm in spending a few days—and scorching nights—with Jax; as long as Jax plays by his rules and keeps things casual and uncomplicated?
Jax knows his luck has finally changed for the better when he lays eyes on Tyler. The man is gorgeous, and stirs feelings in Jax he’d thought he’d never experience. The more time Jax spends with Ty, the more certain he is that Ty’s his soulmate. Now all that remains is convincing the stubborn Tyler of that fact, but Jax is more than up for the task, because he’s nothing if not persistent—a fact the elusive Tyler will soon find out.
Jax quickly, and much too easily, demolishes all of Ty’s protective walls and Ty reluctantly begins to think that maybe that intangible emotion called love is alive and well after all, and perhaps finally within his grasp. However, when his ugly past returns to haunt him, making him doubt all the good he’s experienced with and because of Jax, Ty’s positive outlook crumbles, giving way to doubt and despair.
Can he be the man Jax needs and deserves? Or will past and present demons destroy Ty’s one chance at true happiness?

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Carra's Review

I have to say…Jaxon and Tyler are absolutely scorching together.  Their attraction is immediate, their chemistry is so far off the charts that I think a new chart needs to be devised just for them, and the two of them are an ideal example of a perfect match.  Too bad they find out they’re professor and student, right?  Good for us that Jax couldn’t care less.

Both Jax and Ty are wonderful characters individually, and together their scenes are positively searing.  Ty has a difficult past, thankfully softened just a bit by his best friend’s family…but he still has worked very hard to get himself where he is today.  Jax is quite the opposite-born into a wealthy and totally accepting family and very successful in his career at a relatively young age.  Ty makes Jax go slow when they first meet, making him wait to get physical…which makes their first physically intimate scene super intense and highly erotic.  The bedroom is definitely one place the two of them have no problems with compatibility—which they demonstrate explicitly over and over…and over again.

Ty keeps trying to resist anything long-term or permanent, not looking for any kind of commitment as he is about to start law school.  Jax blows that out of the water, and continues to work on convincing Ty every day that they belong together no matter what anyone thinks, and no matter their respective positions at school.  This does lead to some issues down the line, inserting  a needed dose of drama.

For me, this story did drag on at times and seemed much longer than it needed to be to tell the story that was being told.  That meant revisiting Ty’s concerns over his and Jax’s relationship several times, with Jax always going back to convincing him they are meant to be together.  There are a LOT of sex scenes-not that I’m complaining (far from it actually), and most are intensely erotic and quite explicit (you’ll need your A/C cranked up high and plenty of ice on hand!).  Though the story felt drawn out, it did allow for character and relationship development, as well as some setup for the next book in the series.

Worth the Risk was a 3.5-star read for me, with the superfluous length of the book being the majority of the reason for one of those stars coming off since it made my mind wander as I was reading.  Jax and Ty together, even in excess, are the reason for every star I gave…I did love them together.  I’d recommend this story to M/M romance fans, particularly if you like student/professor stories.  This book is strictly for readers 18+ for adult language and copious amounts of explicit, erotic M/M sexual content.  I am looking forward to the next book in the series as Simon and Brandon have definitely piqued my interest.

Other Books by the Author

Also, don't miss Book 2 in the Infinity Series by C.J. Lynne.
Finally Letting Go
Infinity Series, Book 2
Brandon Rosen is tightly closeted, refusing to admit he craves an intimate relationship with a man. Simon Carter is a no-nonsense, out-and-proud gay man. For a multitude of reasons, the two can’t possibly work; however, tell that to the insane attraction that sparks to life between them, threatening to burn them alive.
Availability: Coming in February 14, 2017


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One $25 Amazon Gift Card
One $10 Amazon Gift Card
One Worth the Risk by C.J. Lynne Autographed Copy

About C.J. Lynne

C. J. is first and foremost an avid reader of romance.  Nothing is better than watching two strong-willed people meet, connect and work through personal challenges and fight to overcome internal and outside obstacles to be together.
C. J. is a southerner who believes that love is love, and if you’re ever lucky to find it, you should hold onto it with both hands and feet.  C.J. writes love stories filled with emotion and hopes you—the reader—will enjoy them as much as C.J. enjoys creating them.
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