Blog Tour & Review: ALWAYS by Kindle Alexander


Official Blurb: Born to a prestigious political family, Avery Adams plays as hard as he works. The gorgeous, charismatic attorney is used to getting what he wants, even the frequent one-night stands that earn him his well-deserved playboy reputation. When some of the most prominent men in politics suggest he run for senate, Avery decides the time has come to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. With a strategy in place and the campaign wheels rolling, Avery is ready to jump on the legislative fast track, full steam ahead. But no amount of planning prepares him for the handsome, uptight restaurateur who might derail his political future.

Easy isn’t even in the top thousand words to describe Kane Dalton’s life after his father, a devout southern Baptist minister, kicks him out of the family home for questioning his sexual orientation. Despite all the rotten tomatoes life throws his way, Kane makes something of himself. Between owning a thriving upscale Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Minneapolis and managing his long-term boyfriend, his plate is full. He struggles to get past the teachings of his childhood to fully accept his sexuality and rid himself of the doubts brought on by his religious upbringing. The last thing he needs is the yummy, sophisticated, blond-haired distraction sitting at table thirty-four.

20640467My Thoughts: ALWAYS is truly a romantic story that will stand the test of time. There is often a moment in a book where you realize, “Oh, hell, this is going to be a great book”. This happened to me during Chapter 1. That’s right, readers, Chapter 1!

Avery Adams is an attorney destined to be great in the arena of politics. He comes from a line of statesmen and is eager to make his mark. Avery is a confident, arrogant, loyal and passionate man. He fights with everything and will not stop until a wrong has been corrected.

Kane Dalton is a southern gentleman; quiet, strong, resistant, brave and steadfast. Kane is the man stands quiet and assesses the situation, before taking action. He is the owner of the upscale restaurant Bella La Luna. He has a strong foundation in his religion and strongly believes his sexual preference is wrong and struggles with this realization. Yes, my heart is breaking for Kane.

What is absolutely unique about his story is the story starts the couple as young men and finishes at the end of their life. We get to read about their whole life. It was absolutely wonderful.

Avery and Kane together are a powerhouse. They make you want to fall in love and pray on your lucky stars that you have a small fraction of the love they have, because if you’re lucky you’ll be the happiest couple you know. You will see the triumphs and hardships the endure as a couple and in the time period the book is taking place. We feel Kane’s struggle with being homosexual and living the life he does. When things get tough Avery is there to take care of everything. There a lot of firsts in this book with the time period in the United States.

Screen shot 2014-03-12 at 7.10.17 PMFinally, my view on life has changed by reading this book. My view on love has changed by reading this book. I know the man I married is the best thing to ever happen to me and I need show him like Avery and Kane showed one another in ALWAYS. Thank you Kindle for writing a book that has touched my heart so profoundly.

Purchase ALWAYS on AmazonB&N and Kobo.

**Prizes & Giveaways!!!**


**Each day during the tour 1 blog per day will post a picture somehow related to Always by Kindle Alexander somewhere in their blog tour.  Your job is to visit each blog everyday and collect those pictures.  There will be 2 prizes that will be given away to the winners that successfully tell me each day the blog and picture that they found.  1 will win an Gift Basket filled with everything Italian Goodies.  The other prize is a (shhhhhhhh) Naughty Gift Basket.  There is a BONUS question and the prize is a custom made Kindle Alexander Rubicks Cube.

Question:  What is the reason behind picking the Rubick’s Cube as a graphic and bonus prize in the Scavenger Hunt?

Enter Scavenger Hunt here to win.

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-Romance Reader Girl


Why not read this type of romance?

Why not? Is the topic for today. Friend/Blogger/Writer, Nancy over at Rakes, Rogues and Romance got me hooked on reading m/m romances. I thought I would never be into that kind of romance book, but then I really started thinking about why I like them and it hit me like a ton of bricks- The male characters are similar to the men in historicals that I read and love. Now hear me out… The men in historicals are more feminine for a lack of a better word than the men of today. They are all about being gallant and romantic (in the books I read). It’s ok to dance, write poetry, dress in bright colors and fight for the women they have affections for. This is the reason why so many of us read historical romance. The men in m/m romances are not that different from the historical men we love to read about. Their love stories are just as romantic and gallant as the historicals and that is why I have fallen in love with reading them.

I have spent the last couple of weeks finding new authors that write m/m romance and with the help of Nancy, I was able to read a few books that just knocked my socks off. These stories are hot erotic romances. I don’t always read the sex scenes but the romance is spectacular. I encourage you to try this type of romance becuase you are missing out on something so amazing.

17798649TRY (Temptation #1) by Ella Frank: I have read Ms. Franks contemporary romances and have reviewed them. I really enjoyed them but holy hotness TRY was one steamy romance. Logan and Tate are spectacular and I was blown away by the romance these two have for one another. Logan has his own demons that plague his relationships but what he finds in Tate is the courage to overcome them. No question about  Logan is all things a rouge and rake could ever be. I loved this book! Purchase TRY on AMAZON and B&N. Connect with Ella Frank via her website, Facebook and Twitter.

18513700Double Full (A Nice Guy Novel #1) by Kindle Alexander: Sometimes years and distance can’t extinguish a love that is so right but fear can stop you from acting on it. Colt and Jace are two young men that found a strong love and connection in college but when a controlling father steps in they are separated for ten years never knowing what could have been. After ten long years of thinking “what if” they get a second chance but it won’t be easy but when love is strong it can withstand anything. I loved this book and author. I am reading her backlist because of how awesome it is. The romance between Colt and Jace is sweet and pure. Their love story made my heart smile. Purchase DOUBLE FULL on AMAZON and B&N. Connect with Kindle Alexander via her website, Facebook and Twitter.

Again, I ask, why not read this type of romance? These books are phenomenal when looking at the characters, plot and romance. I look forward to reading more from these authors and more m/m romances. I want to thank them for opening my mind and heart to a new type of romance that I thought I would not understand but I was happily proved wrong.

A big thank you to Nancy for encouraging me to read something new. 🙂

-Romance Reader Girl