Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Blog Tour ARC Review + Giveaway: Second to None by Felice Stevens

Second to None
The Breakfast Club, Book 3
by Felice Stevens
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date:  January 28, 2016

Nightclub owner Marcus Feldman never met a man he didn’t love, at least for the night. Although his best friends have all found love, Marcus shuns their advice to commit to one man and settle down. His past has taught him monogamy and marriage is for fools, and Marcus is anything but a fool.

Tyler Reiss’s dream of dancing professionally is unexpectedly cut short and replaced by a different kind of love. He trades in his ballet slippers for go go boots, and spends his nights dancing at the hottest gay club in the city. Flirting with the customers for tips is easy, but resisting the dark and sexy Marcus is becoming harder to do with each passing day.

Unforeseen circumstances bring Marcus and Tyler closer and though they give in to their mutual passion, both still struggle to guard their hearts. When crises threaten, Tyler and Marcus find their strength in each other rather than falling apart. Tyler must choose to either run, or stay and fight for the life he wants, while Marcus realizes that love doesn’t mean losing himself and opens his heart, making him a better man in the end. 

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Reading a Felice Steven's book is like having my favorite mug of hot chocolate. You just knew you gonna have the sweetness and the warmth.

We have met Marcus since Beyond the Surface. He is the manwhore among the trio and totally allergic towards love and fluff. Now that both his best friends Julian and Zach all settled down with their respective partners, they keep pestering him to grow up and settle down. 


Tyler dreamed of being a broadway dancer, but life threw him a curveball and he ended up being a dancer at Marcus nightclub in order to earn enough of tips to care for his 4 year old niece, Lillie. He heard enough of his boss wild lifestyle that he automatically put up a strong barricade from all his flirtatious attempt.


Never one to beg for scraps, Marcus is more than willing to put Tyler into the back burner and get on with someone else instead. But when Tyler was injured at his work place, Marcus surprised himself by getting all involved and protective for the man who aren't even interested in him.

Love, relationship and a little girl? We get to see how Marcus's life turned upside down before his own eyes, simply because of Tyler. For a man who once shunned love, Marcus is doing damn fine embracing his uncertain future. 

I kept waiting for the moment that Marcus might screw something up. But true to Felice's nature, she is never one to torture her readers with unnecessary angst. So I appreciate the fact that we get to see Marcus growth as a responsible man without all the bullshit of hiding himself. I'm so proud of you, man.

Julian and Zach of course was having a good laugh at his expense. 'Never say never, my friend'.

“This wasn’t a permanent arrangement; you knew that.” Tyler leaned against the wall. “I can’t impose on you any longer. I’m sure you want your bedroom and your life back.”
“I didn’t mind it last night.” He walked over to Tyler and placed a hand on his neck, stroking him. This he could do. He had no qualms about seducing Tyler to stay with him. The troubling reason why he wanted him there so badly, Marcus pushed to the side for now. Instead, he pulled Tyler close, settling their hips in line, and his cock thickened in his pants. “I’d tell you if I did. Please, come with me to brunch, and we can talk.”
Doubt clouded Tyler’s eyes. “I don’t belong there. Those are your friends, the people you’re closest with.”
“I had my dick inside you twice last night, Tyler. How much closer could we get?”
It took Marcus many minutes of deep, persuasive kisses to rid Tyler of his confusion. When he pulled away though, the ground under his feet reeled, and Marcus needed a moment to compose himself.
They remained standing close; Tyler’s hands rested on his shoulders while he clasped Tyler around his hips. He nuzzled Tyler’s ear, then pleaded with him.
“Come on; you have to help me out here. They’re all coupled up, and the last thing I want is to listen to them be all disgustingly loving and happy.”
An amused glint lit Taylor’s eyes. “And you hate that, huh?”
“Bet that sweet ass of yours I do.” He gave Tyler’s ass a squeeze for effect, and the light in Tyler’s eyes smoldered.
“If you want me to come, you’d better get your hands off my ass.”
Marcus’s lips curved up in a grin as he popped open the button of Tyler’s jeans and drew them down.
“I definitely want you to come; in every way possible,” he said, and sank to his knees, uncaring of how late he might be to meet Zach and Julian.

Felice Stevens has always been a romantic at heart. While life is tough, she believes there is a happy ending for everyone. She started reading traditional historical romances as a teenager, then life and law school got in the way. It wasn't until she picked up a copy of Bertrice Small and became swept away to Queen Elizabeth's court that her interest in romance novels was renewed.

But somewhere along the way, her reading shifted to stories of men falling in love. Once she picked up her first gay romance, she became so enamored of the character-driven stories and the overwhelming emotion there was no turning back.

Felice lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Her day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. Although she practices law, she daydreams of a time when she can sit by a beach and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be some angst along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.

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