Tempting Tristan (Harborside Nights #3) Love in Bloom - A sexy standalone M/M contemporary romance

· Harborside Nights Book 3 · Sold by World Literary Press
48 reviews

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Tempting Tristan is a stand-alone M/M romance featuring two sexy, hot alphas. One injured war hero, one man who has loved and lost. Each struggling for a future not bound by his painful past.


I’m fresh off the heels of yet another bad relationship.

I’m done. I’m taking a break from men to figure out what I keep doing wrong.

I know my faults. I lead with my heart, not my head. But that’s never going to change.

A few weeks into my no dick hiatus, I think I’ve got a handle on things.

That is, until badass heartthrob Alex Wells strolls into my bar.


Eight years in the Army, months in a hospital bed, and far too long hiding my sexual identity has left me damaged, pissed off, and up for a Silver Star—for the incident that nearly cost me my life, and kept me from my grandmother's funeral.

All I want is to forget my stint with the institution that allows but doesn't necessarily accept, and live the life I’ve always wanted. The hot bartender coming my way, just might be my gateway drug.

But I’m f*cked up.

The closer he gets, the more my walls go up, and he’s going to find out that my physical scars aren’t the ones that run the deepest.

"This book, I... am in awe. An M/M romance that all other Authors who write M/M should stand up take note."- Socially Book Nerd (5 Stars)

"What an amazing love story this is. The author really gripped me, I didn't want this book to end I wanted more!" - A Book Lover's Emporium (5 Stars)

"This is the first Melissa Foster book that I've ever read, and I will definitely be reading more from her ASAP." - Happily Ever Chapter (5 Stars)

"Romantic and beautiful, Tristan is more than tempting. Alex is commanding and tender and the both of them together melt my heart." - The Book Fair Reviews (5 Stars)

"I love me a good M/M book, and this one has made its way to one of my favorites!!" - Tiffany W, Goodreads Reviewer (5 Stars)

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely

"With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" New York Times Bestseller J. Kenner

"Catching Cassidy is laugh out loud funny, heartwarming, sexy, and hands down one of my favorite reads so far this year!" #1 NYT Bestselling Author of The Bet, Rachel Van Dyken

HARBORSIDE NIGHTS is a sexy, hot, and evocatively real series of stand-alone romances that follows a group of friends who have known one another for years as "summer" friends, and now come together after college to build their lives. They're tough, edgy, and accepting--most of the time. This series is written in the same loving, raw, and emotional voice readers have come to love by New York Times & USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster with LGBT themes.



Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.

Foster's love stories are perfect steamy romance beach reads for fans of big-family, small-town romance. The characters are romantic and loyal, some are billionaires, others are not, and you're always guaranteed a happily ever after. 

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Ratings and reviews

48 reviews
Nancy Stopper
October 17, 2016
We get to know Tristan in the previous books in the Harborside Nights series, but really get to dig into what makes him tick in his story. Tristan is a sensitive man who isn't looking for his happily-ever-after when he walks into the bar. He's confident in his sexuality and his feelings for Alex, but struggles with how Alex is dealing with his transition to civilian life. I love Alex. He's also confident in his sexuality but struggles with how to act in an environment where it is not frowned upon. He isn't ashamed of his relationship with Tristan, but he can't change the behaviors that have been drilled into him for his entire military career. He fits well into Tristan's circle of friends and accepts that he isn't going to change his relationship with them because Alex is now part of his life. I love how the two of them work together to establish Alex's life in Harborside and adjust to his grandmother's death. The one struggle I had is that I felt like their relationship didn't hit many speed bumps. Other than Alex's behavior with Tristan while in a military environment, their relationship was pretty smooth sailing the entire time. I wish there would have been a bit more that they needed to struggle through on the way to their happily-ever-after. But all in all, a great love story with a happily-ever-after, showing a realistic depiction of a gay couple dealing with real-life struggles of how the world accepts them. Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book
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Sharon Martin
October 19, 2016
Two beautiful characters, both sensitive, damaged from past traumas and experiences find themselves falling hard for each other. They are both so supportive and considerate to each other's needs even though their passion is overwhelming them. This is a story full of love, hope, understanding and the strength to move on. Alex arrives in Harborside after his grandmother dies, he is fighting against his own fears, guilt and the deep pain, both mentally and physically, from his traumatic past. Tristan, who was very close to Alex's grandmother, has been so hurt in the past from previous relationships is unsure of making another commitment. Yet fate has a way of bringing these two sensitive souls together and they are instantly attracted to each other, love at first sight, their love helps each other to move on, along with the love and shared fondness they felt for Alex's grandmother. The story swaps between Tristan's and Alex's thoughts and points of view giving you the whole picture. I loved following their emotional and heart warming story as they grew closer and closer, it was so moving and really touched me. One minute I found myself choked with emotion the next laughing or smiling at their words of love. Their passion was off the scales hot intensifying their love and confirming how they truly felt for each other. This was my very first male/male romance read, one that was seriously hot too, all I can say is that it fills your heart with joy. I absolutely loved going back to my Harborside crew of fictional friends, they have such a special bond between them and are always there for each other. I was looking forward to Tristan's story after reading Discovering Delilah where I saw a glimpse of his lovely character. Melissa's writing really brings out the characters soul to the reader so the connection you feel is beautifully deep, there's a softness you feel when reading her books that makes you want to read more and more. It shows the enormous lengths you can go to change or improve when you have the love and support behind you.
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Behind Closed Doors Book Review
October 18, 2016
Overall: - 5 / 5 Amount of sex - 4 / 5 How explicit - 4 / 5 Romance - 5 / 5 I have been looking forward to reading Tempting Tristan, the newest Harborside Nights book by Melissa Foster, for some time now. I knew it was going to be a fun spicy book, but I was pleasantly surprised that it was so much more! Now don’t get me wrong… this book was incredibly hot, but it also had an amazing story line. Sometimes it is hard to find both aspects in one book. Tempting Tristan is the 3rd book in the Harborside Nights series, and a complete standalone. I have not read the first two books and was able to follow the story with no issues. I will definitely be going back and reading the other books in the series since I loved this one so much! Tempting Tristan tells the story of two men who have both been scarred, one internally and the other externally. It describes the struggles, the passion, the frustration, the friendship and so much more. For those who have not read a MM story yet, I recommend you give this book a shot before passing on it. 5+ stars! ** Voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy **
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About the author


Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Melissa loves to chat with book clubs and readers, invite her to your next event.

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