Two men, a chance meeting,
an unexpected fight for love…
Some risks are scarier than others
because they’re the most important ones
we’ll ever undertake…
WORTH THE RISK
Series: Infinity Series, Book One
Genre: Gay/Lesbian, M/M Erotic Romance
Publication Date: November 7, 2016
Love doesn’t exist…
Or so Tyler Johnson thinks. He’s never had much, if any, of it thrown his way. A chance meeting with the enigmatic Jaxon Markham causes Ty to—if still not believe in love—at least know without a doubt that lust is alive and well. Ty’s not looking for forever, but what’s the harm in spending a few days—and scorching nights—with Jax; as long as Jax plays by his rules and keeps things casual and uncomplicated?
Jax knows his luck has finally changed for the better when he lays eyes on Tyler. The man is gorgeous, and stirs feelings in Jax he’d thought he’d never experience. The more time Jax spends with Ty, the more certain he is that Ty’s his soulmate. Now all that remains is convincing the stubborn Tyler of that fact, but Jax is more than up for the task, because he’s nothing if not persistent—a fact the elusive Tyler will soon find out.
Jax quickly, and much too easily, demolishes all of Ty’s protective walls and Ty reluctantly begins to think that maybe that intangible emotion called love is alive and well after all, and perhaps finally within his grasp. However, when his ugly past returns to haunt him, making him doubt all the good he’s experienced with and because of Jax, Ty’s positive outlook crumbles, giving way to doubt and despair.
Can he be the man Jax needs and deserves? Or will past and present demons destroy Ty’s one chance at true happiness?
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Also, don’t miss Book 2 in the Infinity Series by C.J. Lynne.
Finally Letting Go
Brandon Rosen is tightly closeted, refusing to admit he craves an intimate relationship with a man. Simon Carter is a no-nonsense, out-and-proud gay man. For a multitude of reasons, the two can’t possibly work; however, tell that to the insane attraction that sparks to life between them, threatening to burn them alive.
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About C.J. Lynne
C. J. is first and foremost an avid reader of romance. Nothing is better than watching two strong-willed people meet, connect and work through personal challenges and fight to overcome internal and outside obstacles to be together.
C. J. is a southerner who believes that love is love, and if you’re ever lucky to find it, you should hold onto it with both hands and feet. C.J. writes love stories filled with emotion and hopes you—the reader—will enjoy them as much as C.J. enjoys creating them.
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Quick Reasons: adorable, realistic couple; I felt the author tried to “wrap up” every single section with a happily-ever-after, which didn’t work for me personally; not a whole lot happened in this book; I felt it was perhaps a bit longer than necessary; loved the drama and how “real” the characters felt throughout
Huge thanks to C.J. Lynne and Book Unleashed for sending me a free digital copy of this title in exchange for an honest review! This in no way altered my read of or opinions on this book.
First and foremost: Jax and Ty? Probably two of the sweetest, most adorable characters I’ve run across in my recent reading world (which admittedly is pretty small; new jobs and new lives mean less reading time?! I need to work on this) The characters are well-written, complex, and realistic. They react to and interact with each other in ways that were both believable and entertaining; the snark, at key points in this book, kept me enthralled and giggling.
Because this is a romance and is focused upon the building up and strengthening of a relationship, I wasn’t expecting a lot out of the plot. I love a good, steamy read as much as the next lovesick fool, and this book definitely delivered on the hot and sexy front. The scenes alternate between heavy and dramatic to sweet and tender, and I found myself falling quickly into slight jealousy over how much kindness and caring the two main characters shower one another with.
I did, however, feel as if perhaps the plot was a bit TOO one-dimensional to warrant such a long read. While the pages seemed to fly by me in a flurry of sweat and sheets, I found myself wondering why so many of the scenes seemed more focused on bedroom antics than on actual story work. In fact, I felt a bit disappointed at the end of things, to be honest–while there IS some fantastic character growth happening, I don’t feel like I was given the chance to really sink my teeth into a dramatic, emotional plot. It fell pretty flat, I suppose. I was also a little bit peeved at the way the author seemed to always try to wrap things up with a neat, pretty, happy bow tie. Even scenes branching out from bedroom antics were closed with declarations of everlasting love and loyalty…and that didn’t seem entirely realistic to me, nor did it work in quite the way I think C.J. Lynne was striving for.
In the end, while I enjoyed this read, it was also slightly disappointing. I really enjoyed how adorable and realistic the characters were, and how complex some of the aspects of their relationship became along the journey…but I felt the book might have been just a bit TOO long, and the “happily ever after” at the end of each section sort of irked me. I’d still recommend to lovers of diverse reads, sappy romances, and characters who put their love lives above everything else. This was a quick, steamy read–if you pick it up, you might consider cracking a window or two!
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