Thursday, 27 March 2014

Blog Tour ~~ Always by Kindle Alexander

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Synopsis

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.

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ARC received for an honest review

This is a m/m romance.

This book should come with a warning ~ do not read without tissues within reach!

It has been days since I finished reading Always, and it is still in my thoughts.  Can we say "book hangover".

Avery Adams and Kane Dalton are soul mates, pure and simple.  Though I am not a fan of insta-love, and this is definitely an insta-love relationship, this didn't bother me at all.  Perhaps as the story spanned such a long period of time?  Maybe it is just that I love these characters so darn much?
Always follows their relationship over 40 years, starting in the 70s when being openly gay is strictly taboo. To make things more difficult, Kane is devout Christian and believes his feelings are wrong, and Avery is a public figure, and America is not ready for a gay Senator.

At times I wanted to reach in to my kindle and shake Kane though.  He was forever on about how their relationship was wrong and it felt a lot of the time that we were waiting for something bad to happen, even though their relationship was travelling along beautifully.  I could understand why he felt that way, but there had been no reason for him to be that way after all their years together.

It was wonderful being swept up in the story, drawn into the lives of Avery and Kane, so much that I felt that I was in the book with them.

Always also gives us a bit of an insight into what it would have been like to be in a homosexual relationship back in the 70's.  I have no problems if you are straight, gay, purple with pink spots. Your heart wants what your heart wants.

Always is an exceptional beautiful story about finding ALWAYS love.  Ms Alexander has a knack with words, and writes wonderfully heartwarming stories that will stay with you long after you finish reading.

Word of warning though on those tissues.  Have them ready.  I am not ashamed to admit that for the last 15% of the book I was crying.  Really crying.  Puffy eyes, howling, pain in the chest, snotty nosed

 I went to bed the night after reading this and had another cry.

Thank you, Ms Alexander, for bringing Avery and Kane into my life.


 

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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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for your review Always...I loved it! Oh, and the tissues are on the way! :) Thank you for having us here today and thanks for playing along! Good luck!

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