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***BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY*** Resisting Temptation (Men of Honor #3) by KC Lynn

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Title: Resisting Temptation (Men of Honor #3) 
Author: KC Lynn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: September 24, 2014
Add to: Goodreads
Buy Links:  Amazon US  /  Amazon CA  /  Amazon UK  /  Kobo

Previous Books in the Men of Honor Series:
Fighting Temptation: Amazon US  /  Amazon CA  /  Amazon UK 
Sweet Temptation: Amazon US  /  Amazon CA  /  Amazon UK  





Synopsis

Faith ~ 


Cade Walker is like no man I’ve ever met before. He’s cynical, brooding, mysterious and, most of all, damaged. He’s a man who declares he’s broken, and one who detests the two very things I live for most: God and love. Yet, I’ve still fallen completely in love with him because I also see the good, something that no one else ever has. I see a man who is strong, silent, honorable and beautiful. He’s a man who is now scarred just as badly on the outside of his body as he is on the inside, all because of me. One who endured severe torture in order to save me from what would be the worst thing I will ever experience in my entire life. He is a man I call my dark angel, one who will have my heart until the end of time, even if I 
can never have his. 







Cade ~ 



At fifteen years old I lost the only person that ever mattered to me, and the day I lost my little sister in the most vile way was the exact moment I stopped living and only existed. That’s until ten years later, when I walked into an open field in Iraq to hear the most incredible voice I would ever hear in my life. One that rooted me to my spot, and ended up belonging to the most beautiful woman in the world. The only woman to ever make me feel something again, something that I thought was dead inside of me. And no matter how badly I wanted to keep her, I knew I couldn’t. Not with what I have lurking inside of me. It’s something I’ve always kept hidden. That is, until the day I unleashed it on the people who dared to hurt her. It was the one thing that gave me the strength to save us, but it was also the one thing that would remind me of why I could never have her. 

Now two years later, the one girl I never thought I would ever see again, the one I have spent my days and nights craving like an addict, walks back into my life unexpectedly, giving us both the shock of our lives. And when the time comes that she needs me again, I no longer resist. Before I know it, I’m pulled into a life I thought I could never have, one that scares the shit out of me but it’s one I’m realizing I want. There is just one problem. One very big problem… She lives for the very thing I loathe, and the one thing that killed my sister… God.





Review
“A little faith will bring your soul to heaven, but a lot of faith will bring heaven to your soul.”

Resisting Temptation will take you on an emotional journey of loss and heartache. It is a book that not only spoke to my heart, but to my soul as well. This book has a completely different feel to the other two books in the Men of Honor Series.

It pisses me off after years of nothing but numbness some redheaded, country girl had to come along and fuck with my dark world. A girl who stands for everything I loathe, yet her smile is all I see every time I close my eyes. One whose presence I constantly ache to be around, when usually, I yearn only for solitude.

This is a story of heart vs. mind. This is a story of a man with a past so painful he shut himself off from all feeling. Cade Walker is the definition of scary alpha male. Twelve years ago he lost his sister, Mia, in one of the cruelest and disheartening ways possible. Because of that, he lives a life as a Navy Seal with nothing to lose. He doesn’t do feelings or emotion. He doesn’t make promises or plan for a future. He lives his life day to day and takes chances most wouldn’t dream of. My heart broke for Cade and what he went through after losing his sister, the only person who he every truly loved.


That is until he meets Faith. Faith is the definition of everything Cade does not believe it and everything he has spent his life trying to stay away from. But there is something about this auburn haired, green eyed girl that pulls at the walls of his heart. A heart he never thought he had…until her.

His eyes fall closed and he buries his face in my neck. 
“Jesus, Red. What the fuck are you doing to me?”

My heart clenches from the torment in his voice. I hold him close, wanting to comfort him as much as possible, and turn my mouth toward his ear.



“This is one of those beautiful things I was telling you about that life has to offer us. Don’t fight it, Cade, for once just let yourself feel.”


We learned a bit about what Cade, Sawyer and Jaxson all went through while in Iraq from the previous books. But having it play out through the minds of Faith and Cade was so heartbreaking and emotional. Two people who could not be farther apart in the real world, risk everything to try to save each other.

Faith never thought she would see Cade again. He left her after he rescued her in Iraq two years ago. Never a phone call or a letter, she never knew if he was alive and safe. Faith struggled after returning home but with the help of her family and her faith in God, she pulled though and is starting to rebuild her life. Then she sees Cade, and once again, he tilts her world upside down while at the same time, fulfills a part of herself she never thought she would get back.

“Is this okay, baby?” 
His deep voice is rough with lust, yet laced with concern.



“Yes. As long as it’s your hands, your mouth and your body then everything and anything is okay,” I tell him truthfully.



Something softer flashes in his gaze right before he says, 

“That’s because you’re mine, Red. You always have been, even when you were miles away, and every part of you knows it.”



“You’re right,” 

I admit softly, my lips only a breath away from his. 

“Every part of me has always know it—especially my heart. 

 I just wish you would have known it too.”

Faith is a strong woman who lives her life to make the world and the people around her better. She believes in God and believes that there are more good people in the world than bad. When Cade comes back into her life, all the feelings and memories of each other reemerge and even though it may not be ‘right’, they can’t stay away from each other.

The love and loyalty they have for one other made me not want this book to ever end. The risks they take for each other. The battles they fight to be with each other. Everything. This entire story was just so beautiful and so solid. It is definitely one of my top reads of the year. Sorry Sawyer and Jaxson but I think Cade may have just stole the entire piece of pie!

There is SO MUCH story in this book. I don’t want to give anything major away but you will fall in love with two new characters. Christopher and Ruth Jean. They are so amazing! My heart broke for Christopher but swelled at the love he had for his sister. My heart melted with every little word and action from Ruth Jean. She is so adorable and I just wanted to jump in the book and squeeze her. Every time I think about her I get a huge smile on my face. Cutest kid ever!

We get a bit more from the rest of the gang, especially Sawyer. Oh how I missed Sawyer. Him and his smart mouth and the shit he gives Cade and Christopher. He, once again, had me laughing my butt off every time he was around.

What I loved most about this book was watching the transformation of Cade. Cade has always been a mystery throughout this series. Quiet, controlled, and keeping to himself. But seeing him, little by little, open up and seeing the struggle he battled with on a daily basis ease a little as he started to open himself up to knew possibilities in life, was just beautiful. I think KC Lynn did a fabulous job with this entire story but especially with the character of Cade.

I give this book 5 Brilliant and Beautiful Stars. KC Lynn had me hooked with Fighting Temptation, stole my heart with Sweet Temptation, and touched my soul with Resisting Temptation. The Men of Honor Series is most definitely a must read and is the kind of series that will stay with you long after the final final pages have been turned.




★★☆ 5 Soul Touching Stars ☆★★


Reviewed by Alissa Evanson




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Resisting Temptation - Excerpt

Faiths POV

With my vision blurry from tears, I run toward the one place Ive loved going to since coming here. The bright morning sun beats down on me, but my body is plagued with too many emotions to feel any of its warmth. They rush through my veins and crawl up my throat, trying to suffocate me, as memories from two years ago play through my head. Good ones, bad ones, they all hit me at once...

The unsuspecting smile of a beautiful but dark man, who captured my attention. The evenings of singing to him in the sunset. His hands and mouth exploring my body as I explored his. A man whose eyes held me captive, and made me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world, as he moved inside of me, not only claiming my body but also claiming my heart. The same man whos shown me the only loving touch I would know for the next two years, and maybe the rest of my life.

Then come the ugly memories. The ones of rough, unwanted hands that delivered not only pain to my body, but shame to my soul. Ones that tore at my clothes, and took what was not offered to them. The sound of a little boys screams, as he begged them to stop, while he was forced to watch me be violated in the worst way.

This is what bitches are for, boy. Fucking, not singing. We will make a man out of you yet.

A sob of agony rips from my throat and I push myself harder and faster. The burn of my legs and lungs still not enough to quiet the evil running through my head.

Do you still believe in your God, female?he asks, holding my cross necklace over my beaten and naked body. When I dont answer him, he sends another blow to my already battered face. ANSWER ME!

Yes,I choke out through the blood that pools in my mouth. The sounds of a little boys broken sobs fill the air, and rip through my already tortured heart.

You are a stupid, stupid woman. I will teach you who the real God is. And before you leave this earth you will call me Allah.

This disgusting person may have stolen my body and tortured my soul, but he would not take my faith. Not ever. I stare defiantly into his malevolent dark eyes, my fear long forgotten. Over my dead body.

He responds with a malicious smile, So be it, bitch.

Spotting the crystal blue waves in the near distance, I push myself harder as I race toward the beautiful, deserted beach. As soon as my feet hit the sand I slow only enough to toe off my running shoes and ankle socks before rushing into the ice-cold ocean. Once Im far enough out, I dive in headfirst and let the fresh water steal my breath and cleanse my soul.

My lungs begin to burn so much its almost unbearable, but it does the trick. The dirty and ugly memories begin to wash away, but instead of being replaced with beautiful ones of the man who once held my heart, it holds the one of a man who was severely tortured and beaten... all because of me. The same man who saved my life then refused to ever see me again. And the worst part is, I still dont know if its because he blames me, or because he cant bear to look at me knowing what they did to me.




Grab books 1 & 2 of the Men of Honor series
 
Fighting Temptation, #1
Amazon US  /  Amazon CA  /  Amazon UK 

Sweet Temptation, #2
Amazon US  /  Amazon CA  /  Amazon UK 


About K.C. Lynn 

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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