Friday, 14 March 2014

Always - Kindle Alexander

I was honored when Kindle asked me to Beta read for this book. It was definitely a privilege to be able to jump in and read this. A little nerve wracking sending Kindle what I thought but I figured that was nothing like the nerves she must be feeling having to get ready for book release that was happening very soon.


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

This book to me is a epic love story beautifully told. I loved watching Kane and Avery's lives play out. From the first few pages I was pulled straight into the story. From the first chapter I felt the love between Kane and Avery.  I loved seeing their story unfold. Going from the past through to what was happening now. I felt their highs and their lows. Seriously you will need tissues for this book. 

I'm not one to go into great detail about the story when I review, I mainly talk about why I love the characters. I want people to experience the story like I have. There is so much that I love in this story I can't begin to know where to start.

I like how both of these characters are 'out',  given the time period I wasn't sure what expect and it was a good start for me where we don't have to go down the 'discovery' section again.

I loved Avery and his confidence. He's is quite cocky and self assured. He doesn't come across as a wanker (for lack of better terminology lol), He know what he wants and what he's working for.

Once Kane gets over his need to work all the time you see his true colours come out. To me he is the caretaker of the two. Once he trusts he's in it for the long haul. He does a amazing job of taking care of his family.

There were a few secondary characters but my favourite is Paulie. He didn't sugar coat anything but he still gave people what they need when they needed it. He is exactly the family that Kane had needed after his own family were so miserable.

If M/M stories or even if love stories are your thing I suggest you get a hold of this book.
Click here to find Always on Amazon

Oh and here's the fun part of this blog tour. Theres a Scavenger Hunt (US Only) and Tour wide giveaway happening .

Here's the deal with the Scavenger Hunt - Each day during the tour 1 blog per day will post a picture somehow related to Always by Kindle Alexander somewhere in their blog tour.  Your job is to visit each blog everyday and collect those pictures.  There will be 2 prizes that will be given away to the winners that successfully tell me each day the blog and picture that they found.  1 will win an Gift Basket filled with everything Italian Goodies.  The other prize is a (shhhhhhhh) Naughty Gift Basket.  There is a BONUS question and the prize is a custom made Kindle Alexander Rubicks Cube.

Question:  What is the reason behind picking the Rubick’s Cube as a graphic and bonus prize in the Scavenger Hunt?

So if you're keen on entering this heres the link to the entry form and just to help you out heres a link to the Tour Schedule so you can keep track on where to look - click here 

There is also a Tour wide giveaway which you can enter below with the Rafflecopter Giveaway (Please note Scavenger Hunt and Giveaway are SEPARATE) 

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  1. THANK YOU for all your help getting this book out and talking me off the ledge more than once. I love your review! You rock. Thank you!!!

    1. It was my pleasure. So glad everyone gets to read it now :)