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

· Harborside Nights Book 3 · Sold by World Literary Press
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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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47 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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October 27, 2016
4 stars Melissa Foster is broadening my reading horizons one book at a time. I am used to reading contemporary romance novels. That is my safe place.... But with her Harborside Night Series, I am trying new things and liking them. Tempting Tristian is a M/M book. I usually don't read M.M, ut since it was Melissa's book, I gave it a try. If you have read the series, you know Tristian. He is a sweet guy who has been burned by a jerky ex. He has sworn off dating and focus in himself. That all changes when he meets Alex. Alex is totally alpha and an ex army. He is out of the army and out to the world. He is healing both mentally and physically from scars while overseas. Alex and Tristan have crazy chemistry. They both have lucked out meeting the other person. It is like they were meant for each other. Each one seems to help the other heal in ways that they need. I love this series and can't wait to see what is going to happen next!
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Bell kins
November 28, 2022
This book was phenomenal, Alex, ex military and Tristan. This M/M romance has it all. Tristan has put a self imposed break on relationships and tries to work on himself. Alex is trying to put the pieces of his life back together after his discharge from the army. When these two come together, WOW!!! They bring out the best in eachother and together they make eachother whole. I hope to see some more books from Harborside.
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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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