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Tempting Tristan by Melissa Foster, Rockstar PR Blog Tour ~ Book Review

Love is Blind – I’ve been hearing that since childhood and seen enough to know there is some truth in it. One lifetime is not enough to experience or see all kinds of love in this world. Lucky we have books, stories which bring us close to every kind of love known to humans. Wondering why I am getting all preachy/philosophical! 🙂 

Tempting Tristan is a male/male love story. Ever known someone or have a friend in your life who is in a same sex relationship? Has their relationship made you curious especially about the emotional aspects of their relationship. 

Well I have been curious about it and to satisfy it I chose to read and review Melissa Foster’s latest. She writes smart, sexy, emotionally beautiful characters so Tempting Tristan sounded like a perfect read to see the emotions up close. 

Read on to see if Tristan comes across as hot, bit brooding as he looks in the gorgeous cover. 

Tempting Tristan


Title: Tempting Tristan

Author and Publisher: Melissa Foster

Published: October 2016

Format: eBook

Rating: 3.5/5

City(S) based in: Harborside, USA.

 Time period: Contemporary

Profession of main characters: Ex Military and Bartender.

Tempting Tristan:Tristan Brewer Harborside Nights #3 by Melissa Foster


Tempting Tristan is a stand-alone M/M romance featuring two sexy, lovable alpha heroes.


Fresh off the heels of yet another bad relationship, Tristan Brewer is taking a break from men to try to figure out where he keeps going wrong. He knows his biggest fault—he leads with his heart, not his head—and that’s never going to change. But after several introspective weeks, he’s beginning to get a handle on things. That is, until badass heartthrob Alex Wells walks into his bar…

Alex has spent eight years in the army, months in a hospital bed, and far too long hiding his sexual identity. He’s guilt-ridden, damaged, pissed off, and up for a Silver Star for the incident that nearly cost him his life—and kept him from his grandmother’s funeral. But all he wants to do is live the life he’s always dreamed of and forget his stint with the institution that allows but doesn’t necessarily accept.

The chemistry between Tristan and Alex ignites from the moment they meet, and the more time they spend together, the hotter the flames burn. But the closer they become, the more Alex’s walls go up, and when the two walk onto a military base, Tristan finds out Alex’s physical scars aren’t the ones that run the deepest.


HARBORSIDE NIGHTS is a sexy, hot, and evocatively real series of stand-alone romances that follows a group of friends who have known one another for years as “summer” friends, and now come together after college to build their lives. They’re tough, edgy, and accepting–most of the time. This series is written in the same loving, raw, and emotional voice readers have come to love by New York Times & USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster with LGBT themes.

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My Thoughts

Wow! When I picked up this male/male love story I had only 1 goal – to see the emotions of people in a same sex relationship. Happy to report I achieved my goal by seeing up close the emotions of Trsitan and Alex,  that’s our lead pair. To be honest emotionally there is no gender in love, it’s just two people. We all have the same expectations, needs and wants from a relationship. 

What changes or is different is being out in the open, in the middle of masses and behaving as per your nature. While a man/woman will hardly think before holding hands or kissing, a same sex couple will have some hesitation and in cases reluctance. All couples have an Achilles heel to bear and what I came across is – the physical expression of love in the midst of people is difficult and in some cases harmful for some.

Like any relationship you need a sensitive, understanding partner to see you through such hesitations and stick by your side. That’s what I loved about Tristan and Alex they support each other right from the word go. A girl only dreams and rarely gets a partner who is like Tristan or Alex, they are the Dreamy and close to perfect boyfriend’s. Each have qualities which will keep you happy, satisfied and fulfilled and definitely on your toes with excitement and hope. 

Their story is full of raw emotions and a fighting spirit which will keep you turning pages with a smile on your face. It was heartwarming to see so many people in their town who were accepting, welcoming and fine with them being a couple. Made the story lively and wholesome. The chemistry between Tristan and Alex is HOT!  Their relationship is fun, sexy, emotional and honest. I really liked their interactions and the way they communicated with each other. 

I may have a long way to go in fully understanding a same sex relationship but my first story is beautiful and heady with exciting emotions. Melissa does justice and gives us two beautiful, handsome book boyfriend’s who happen to love each other. It’s not just love Tristan  is a terrific friend to have in your life and together as a couple he and Alex will definitely give you some relationship goals. 

I hope you love these 2 as much as I did. 

About Melissa Foster

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary CafĂ© and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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