Sunday, February 16

BLOG TOUR & REVIEW: Fighting Temptation (Men of Honor #1) by K.C. Lynn

Title: Fighting Temptation (Men of Honor #1)
Author: K.C. Lynn
Genre: N/A Romance
Publication Date: January 18, 2014
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Jaxson is arrogant, angry and aggressive. Yet he’s also beautiful, strong and honorable. I unconditionally and irrevocably love every damaged part of him. And for the boy, who didn’t believe in love, he would always and forever have mine. 
-Julia Sinclair 

Julia was different from anyone I’d ever met. I never thought someone so good and genuine existed until her. The more I saw of her the more I became addicted to her. Every time I was around her she would destroy some of the darkness that lurked inside of me. She made the bad shit in my life seem not so terrible. Then, before I knew it, I had fallen for a girl from another world. -Jaxson Reid 

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Julia Sinclair is your typical innocent good girl with a heart of gold. At sixteen she moved to Sunset Bay, South Carolina, to live with her Grams after losing her mother to cancer. This is where she met some of the best friends she will ever have and one in particular who will forever hold her heart. 

Jaxson Reid is your typical tattooed bad boy. His past and soul is as dark as the tattoos he bares. He flies through life and girls with no attachments and no emotions... until he met her. 

One fateful night brought Julia and Jaxson together. They formed a friendship and a bond so strong it was unbreakable. Jaxson fought the temptation of anything more with Julia because he knew he would never be good enough for her. When he found his control slipping he left the one girl, who meant everything to him, to join the Navy. 

But one passion-filled night has Jaxson letting go of fighting temptation which will forever alter their relationship. 

A few years later Jaxson comes home to make things right with the one girl who’s ever meant anything to him. Except someone isn’t happy that Jaxson has returned. Someone who thinks Julia is theirs and they will stop at nothing to make sure it stays that way... forever. 

Now Jaxson will not only fight to protect Julia but will also battle the new and existing demons that haunt his soul. 

This is a New Adult Romance and is told from both character’s pov. Due to strong sexual content, coarse language and mature subject matter this book is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. 

This is Book One in the Men Of Honor series. It can be read as a stand alone and has a HEA. If you like hot tattooed bad boys who are possessive with major alpha personalities then this is the book for you.(

My Review

This is pretty much your typical bad boy meets good girl story but it was filled with excitement, lust, passion, suspense…and eventually love. 

Julia has been in love with Jaxson since she was seventeen years old and knows beyond anything that Jaxson is the one for her but Jaxson believes he is incapable of love. All people do is judge him from where he came from and it’s starting to affect Julia. She is the one good thing that he has in his life and he can’t taint her with his life anymore. He can’t stand the thought of her getting judged or hurt because of him so he makes plans for a new life, one away from her. 

The night before Jaxson is set to leave town Julia tells him her feelings and he can’t handle it. He doesn’t know how to react. He cares for Julia more than he has ever cared for anyone but he can’t love her and now the beautiful and strong bond they have formed over the years is strained. They promise to always be friends and be in each other’s lives but over the years their bond is put to test. Julia still holds out hope that Jaxson will one day be able to return her feelings and return home for her.

He made love to me with a tenderness I had never known and I knew in this moment with every fiber of my being, that Jaxson Reid loved me as much as I loved him.

One horrific event and one final rejection from Jaxson has Julia reevaluating her life. She can no longer hold onto the hope of a future with a man who obviously doesn’t feel the same for. She was born a lover and doesn’t want to be alone forever so she starts dating again.

Jaxson knows he has screwed up by pushing Julia away but he did what he had to do and now that he is able to return home all he wants to do is set things straight with her. He needs her friendship more than the anything and will do whatever it takes win her back. He gets advice from many but the most important person in Julia’s life--her grandma.  She believes in Jaxson and gives already considers him a grandson.

“I won’t stop until she forgives me.”

“Good! And while you’re asking for forgiveness you may as well tell her you love her…I’ve always known you love her Jaxson. I’ve waited a long time for you to come to terms with it, but you’re a little slow on the up-take honey.”

“Jaxson, all I’m saying is for once think with your heart, not your head. See where that leads you.”

But her new ‘boyfriend’ has other plans-dangerous ones. He believes Julia is now his and there is no way he is going to allow Jaxson to have her, even if it means hurting her or anyone who stands in his way of having her.

“I don’t want to hear about him! I’m going to fuck him right out of your mind. By the time I’m done with you, you won’t even remember his fucking name.”

Jaxson *swoon* is so fierce and protective and hot damn let’s not forget possessive. He freaks if someone even looks at Julia the wrong way. He realizes he can’t stand by his ‘just friends’ intentions much longer but he can’t offer her forever either. Julia still loves him despite everything and will take what she can get from him in hopes he will eventually see that he is deserving of love and more than capable of giving it. 

Jaxson and Julia, even through hard times, are playful and passionate towards each other. Everyone can see the love they have for each other, well everyone except Jaxson. He doesn’t love her, or doesn’t think he does but he is not about to let anyone else have her either. The thought alone just drives him insane. She is his, always has been and always will be.

“I love you”

My heart swells with a mix of pleasure and pain at her words. I still can’t belive that I was lucky enough to meet this girl. To have her become my best friend and then to become…mine.

“You own me Julia, every fucking part of me.”

But a crazy ex, nightmares of past tragedies, and self-doubt are all standing in their way of happiness. Eventually the pressures of his life are too much and Jaxson just can’t handle it anymore so he does the one thing he does…he leaves.

I crawl into bed and curl into a ball. The thought of Jaxson leaving again- and possibly getting hurt or worse- breaks something in me, something that I may never get back…my heart.

But just like when they first met, another terrifying set of events has them finding their way back to each other and has Jaxson realizing what he has to lose. He will do anything to protect what’s his and he doesn’t care of the consequences.

This story kind of started out slow but then kept at a steady pace until about the last thirty percent. Then things really started to get interesting. I couldn’t put it down after that. I think this was a great story for a debut. I loved the dual povs, they were written in a way where it didn’t feel like you were rereading part of the story just to get the alternate pov.

This was a beautiful story of friendship and love fueled by passion. I loved Jaxson and Julia but I also loved all the supporting characters. Kayla, Cooper, Sawyer, and Cade are all amazing and feel like one big family. Sawyer was funny and I loved his playfulness and attitude. He gets the next book in the series and I’m excited to see more of him and Grace. 

★★☆ 4.5Stars ☆★★

Reviewed by Alissa Evanson

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About the Author

K.C. Lynn lives in a small town in Western Canada. She’s married and is a stay at 
home mom of four: two girls and a set of twin boys. She coaches the local high 
school cheerleading team and also has her own rhinestone clothing business. Her 
love of romance books brought her to writing her first debut novel and she looks 
forward to writing many more. When she’s not writing, or spending time with her 
family, she’s reading and loves going to the movies.

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  1. This seems to be a great book! Great review! Can't wait to read it! :D

  2. This looks like an amazing book! Can't wait to read it! Thanks for the giveaway :-)

  3. Can't wait to read this book. Looks amazing :)

  4. Looking forward to read it!!!!! thanks for the chance :)

  5. I just found this author and finished reading this book last night! It is PHENOMENAL!!! I'm so excited to have another book series that follows characters that are so relatable and easy to love!!

  6. I love a tattooed man!!! Add to goodreads now!

  7. I love the sound of this book... Thanks!