Author: Kindle Alexander
Release: March 11, 2014
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.
ALWAYS by Kindle Alexander is one of the most incredible love stories that I have ever had the pleasure of reading.
It’s one of those books that holds you captivated and hanging on every written word, as the author takes you on the most amazing journey filled with so many emotions, that once you’ve turned the last page, you just need some time to recover, and adjust to the real world.
It tells the story of Avery Adams, and Kane Dalton. Two men who meet and make you believe that soul mates really do exist. The book spans the forty years that Kane and Avery spent loving each other, and the trials and tribulations they faced as a gay couple, in a society where people only see black and white.
ALWAYS was sensational. There’s no two ways about it. I don’t think I’ve ever said this about a book before – because I can only picture it if it actually happens – but it would make the most incredible movie. As I was reading, I just kept seeing it play out in my mind as if I was watching it on the big screen, and it was so intense.
Quite a few authors are trying there hand at m/m books these days, and while I love that this is the case, a lot of them are focusing more on the sex aspect. Don’t get me wrong, gay sex in novels is very sexy if it’s done right, but without an actual story, what is the point? This is where Kindle Alexander stands out from the crowd.
Her books have substance. Yes, they have extremely sexy scenes, but they are romance novels first and foremost. They will make you fall head over heals in love with the characters, and in some cases, (I promise you this has happened) make readers wish they were a gay man.
Whether you have read and enjoyed m/m books in the past, or whether you had never planned to pick up a book in this genre before, if you are open minded, then please give Kindle a chance to show you that true love is versatile. It’s infinite. Equal.
Kane and Avery had a love that stood the test of time, and it will continue to do so even after you turn the last page. Five stars are simply not enough.
*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*
TOUR WIDE GIVEAWAY
Coach Purse, Monogrammed Kindle Alexander Tote and Umbrella, and 3 Bath towels embroidered to read Always!
SCAVENGER HUNT – US ONLY
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?
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Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next!
I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it’s true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women’s hair!
Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life – I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations – regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal… I don’t want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I’m going to tell you about Kindle.
I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I’ll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died – weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn’t have to be alone.
That time in my life was terrible. It’s everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.
Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness – it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.
Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn’t a time she wasn’t there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It’s its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn’t be here today without her.