Monday, July 24, 2017

Release Blitz, Review and Giveaway: Wasted by MJ Fields

Title: Wasted
Series: Steel Country #3
Author: MJ Fields
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 24, 2017 Cover Designer: Jersey Girl & Co 

Haunted and hidden.
Mysterious and sexy, Grayson Falcon steers clear of commitment in all forms. He takes the road less traveled, avoiding the demons of his past and the nightmares they cause. He uses his good looks and country charm to attain pleasure, but it is always a short-lived reprieve.
Sweet and scarred.
Once believing that love can conquer all, Mandee Carlain’s life was then turned upside down and inside out. Her beauty queen good looks and sweet smile always caught the eye of the wrong kind of man. However, as a survivor, she still holds on to hope that one day she will come face to face with the man whose whispered words will give her strength to still believe.
What happens when the hopeless find hope the wrong time?
Love is...Wasted.

When I have made peace with my anger, released it in tears and screams and allowed my body to float and release the tension, I simply float, eyes closed, kicking my feet ever so often, moving my arms when I feel I should and allow myself to drift toward reality’s shores.
I feel my foot drag across the lake’s floor and sigh as I push my feet down and stand, opening my eyes.
I gasp when I see him, Grayson, standing on the gravel, my dress over his shoulder and a towel in his hand. His square jaw, peppered with a few days’ worth of growth and slightly lighter than that on his head, his jaw is tight, and I see the muscles in it working. His eyes are so deeply connected to mine it renders me almost unmoving.
The way he looks at me is unrecognizable. Angry? Annoyed? 
When his eyes leave mine after what seems like an eternity, then move to my lips, I wonder if there is something on them. Then they slowly, very slowly, move down my body. At this moment, I remember I am in a bra and panties, in front of Grayson Falcon, sexiest man alive.
I quickly sink down to a seated position and curl into myself, hiding myself, incredibly insecure and horrifically embarrassed. 
“You’re blue, Mandee, and blue isn’t a good color on you. Come on; get up out of there.”

My Thoughts:

Let me just start off by saying that MJ Fields is one of my favorite go-to authors. Nine times out of ten, whatever she writes, I read - and thoroughly enjoy. And each time I read one of her books, I think to myself, "This is my favorite MJ book." That is - until I read the next one. This is how it has been throughout the entire Steel Country series. I absolutely loved the first book and I thought, no one's more attractive than Gage. Then I read Garrett's story and of course thought the same. But then, along comes Gray - and I am blown away! His story adds so much more depth to the entire series as a whole and will make you  retrace other elements in your mind and think " that's why that happened." And it's not just the story, it's the characters. Their experiences. The crap they grew up with, survived, and still have to deal with. There are no happy-go-lucky characters in this series - they all have dark pasts they're trying to overcome and crap in the present they constantly have to wade through. But they do it with such brawn and take-no-prisoners attitudes, it's really fun to read. And I had a lot of fun reading about Gray and Mandee. They are just such a cute couple, it's hard not to get invested in them. And as with the other books in the series, there are cameos from the Steele brothers and their wives and families, which is always entertaining as hell. But I have to say, one of my favorite characters in this series is Mags. She is just so amazing and I'd love to know more about her story. Something tells me there's a lot to be said about how she became such a wise woman. Anyway, do yourself a favor and read this book! You won't be disappointed.

USA Today bestselling author MJ Fields write books that scorch pages and melt hearts.  
Her style is raw, gritty and authentic.
Love an alpha and a strong heroine? She does too.

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