Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Review & Giveaway: RESERVATIONS by Kindle Alexander

Author: Kindle Alexander
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: October 30, 2017

Amazon Review - ““Reservations” by Kindle Alexander is a rare gem in the world of M/M Romance, because it is genuinely compelling story telling!”
Amazon Review - “Thane & Levi stole my heart!!”
Amazon Review - “Thane and Levi!! Simply amazing”
Amazon Review - “A beautifully written love story that is guaranteed to melt you heart!”

Wildly successful entrepreneur, Thane Walker is stubbornly set in his ways. Adamantly resistant to the shackles of commitment, he’s seen enough unhappy endings to learn the best way to play is by keeping his men on the payroll. 

Levi Silva’s dream of graduating from one of the country’s top medical schools is in his grasp, until news from home changes everything. Now, he’s raising his two teenage brothers and trying to keep everyone’s head above water, emotionally and financially. 

When Levi’s new job puts him in Thane’s path, their chemistry explodes, but their fear of being involved in relationships keeps them apart. Unfortunately, despite the intense desire drawing them together, neither man can move forward until they get past their own…Reservations.

Reservations is dominated by the simply incredible chemistry between Thane and Levi.  Everything about them together just works, so when the emotional heartrending moments come, they pack a bigger punch.

When the story first started out, I found Thane to be not simply confident, but actually more overly arrogant.  He didn’t seem concerned about what Levi actually wanted, he was more focused on how to get his own way.  All the chemistry and scalding hot intimate scenes in the world between the two of them wouldn’t have been enough for me to get past that if he were to insist on continuing that path.  It’s only when he realizes what his *gasp* heart wants and finally gives in to it that my opinion of him started to change.  

Levi…damn, I just loved everything about this man.  He’s quite the opposite of Thane.  Levi had a less-than-privileged upbringing, though his father did his best to take care of his boys.  Levi is determined to keep his brothers together with him once his father passes away, and he’s focused on that above all else.  I admired his strength of character, and yes he was absolutely my clear favorite in this story (sorry Thane!).

Both Thane and Levi are stubborn as heck, neither wanting to give in to compromise…at least not until their feelings grow to scale-tipping proportions.  Those emotions allow for both of their characters to experience growth as their relationship develops into something deeper and a lot more meaningful than either of them expect.

Reservations is high on emotion and off the charts on heat; my only gripe would be when Levi’s mother factors into the story as I thought that was just a bit much on the angst scale.  The story already had plenty of tension and issues to resolve without his mother playing into it—for me, I could have done without that part of the story as I didn’t feel it really added anything to the plot.

Overall this was a 4.5-star read for me; take out Levi’s mother and that extra half star would have appeared.  Regardless, this is one I highly recommend for every M/M romance fan.  This story is meant strictly for readers 18+ for adult language and explicit sexual content (yeah, you’ll want to crank the A/C and keep some buckets of ice handy for this one!).

Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It's always a surprise to see what's coming next!

I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it's true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women's hair!
Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life - I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations - regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal... I don't want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I'm going to tell you about Kindle.

I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I'll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died - weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn't have to be alone.

That time in my life was terrible. It's everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.

Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness - it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.

Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn't a time she wasn't there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It's its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn't be here today without her.

Find out more by visiting www.kindlealexander.com or email me at kindle@kindlealexander.com

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