Thursday, April 11, 2019

Book Tour for Mad About Moon by Melissa Foster (Review & GIVEAWAY)

A one night-stand from years ago was never truly forgotten as two people find themselves starting over just when they need support the most in this charming yet emotionally intense tale of second chances.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Mad About Moon by Melissa Foster, along with my impressions of this small town romance, then add it to your bookshelf.  In honor of this fifth installment in The Whiskeys series make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win 1 of 3 digital copies of the third installment in The Braden’s at Peaceful Harbor, MD series too!

Wicked Whiskey Love: Sexy Standalone Romance by [Foster, Melissa]
Fall in love with Jed and Josie in this emotionally captivating, sexy standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. The perfect love story for those who enjoy fiercely loyal and insanely sexy alpha heroes, smart, sassy heroines, strong family bonds, bikers, babies, and more!
Can true love strike twice in one lifetime!
Josie Beckley refuses to believe there is a limit on happiness. A decade after she escaped her abusive parents and lost touch with her siblings, the death of her husband leaves her and her son homeless. But Josie has never been one to wallow in sadness, and when she takes a chance on reconnecting with her siblings, a sinfully handsome bright light from her past shows up and offers to help her find a way out of the darkness.
Most people wouldn't see Jed Moon as someone to look up to. He's been in and out of jail and has lived a less-than-stellar lifestyle. But years ago one woman saw through his bullshit, and he's never forgotten her. Now she's back in his life, and as a prospect for the Dark Knights motorcycle club, Jed promises to keep an eye on the sassy, sexy single mother who has never stopped lighting his fantasies on fire.
Jed and Josie's combustible connection is stronger than ever. Having Josie and her son in his life brings out all of Jed's protective instincts-and visions of a future he never imagined having. But when a shocking revelation knocks the insatiable lovers to their knees, it forces them to make choices that could change their lives forever.



Readers will find themselves once again wrapped in a warm blanket of family, acceptance, and unconditional support in this fifth installment in The Whiskeys series that was an enjoyable read from the first page to the last.  With each turn of the page readers will be rooting for this hero and heroine who had an unforgettable one night-stand years ago and who’ve found their way back to each other when they need support the most.  It’s a charming tale of second chances with characters who feel like family and a couple who undertake a hard-fought journey to HEA.

Jed Moon’s youth was one full of sadness, duty, and difficult choices as his father’s death left him as the man of the house.  With a mother incapable of caring for her children, and a sister he did all he could to protect, Jed was left doing things that led to jail and many regrets now that he’s an adult.  Becoming an honorary member of the Whiskey family changed his and his sister’s life irrevocable though and he now has the chance to be the man he wants to be. Working two jobs and being a prospect for the Dark Knights MC gives him the opportunity to leave his past behind but it also brings him into contact with the one who got away.  Josie “Jojo” was a bright spot during his dark days, someone who listened and comforted him, and he’s never forgotten her. Determined not to let her get away again he becomes her protector and is now the one doing the listening as she tries to move on from her abusive past and reconnect with her siblings.  It’s a slow journey for them that showed Jed’s kind heart and through his caring words and deeds he made a place for himself in her heart along with that of readers.  Jed’s clearly wanting his HEA, wanting a family of his own, and that’s vividly on display in his heartwarming interactions with Josie’s son Hail.  Jed easily took on a fatherly persona and his scenes with Hail endeared him to me as he was just as protective of Hail as he was of Jojo. Throughout the story Jed wore his heart on his sleeve, showing himself to be a loving man longing to prove himself, and with each turn of the page I fell a little bit more in love with him.

Josie Beckley also had a tough childhood, one of physical and mental abuse that ultimately had her siblings running away from home to leave her alone in dodging the blows.  There were a few bright spots during that time though with one of them being an unforgettable night spent with a sexy and self-assured young man who made her feel like his everything, made her feel like a woman without a care in the world.  The other bright spot was courtesy of a sweet young man who helped her escape her abusive home, married and protected her, while creating a charming son with her who kept her going when this young man died.  His death has led to many sad twists and turns that have ended with her in a woman’s shelter.  It’s a low point that she’s now trying to rise up from, but to do so she’ll have to start relying on others which is difficult for her.  She’ll also have to address her sizzling connection to the boy she never forgot as he’s an endless temptation slowly working his way into her and her son’s heart.  I was a bit conflicted about Josie at first as I couldn’t understand her hesitancy in wanting to reconnect with her siblings.  Her fear over reuniting was palpable and frustrating.  As the story progressed though, and as she became more empowered and interacted more with others, she became a heroine I could admire.  Her love and protectiveness for her son was heartwarming while her awe with so many kindhearted people coming to her aid broke my heart and spoke volumes about the damage her parents did to her psyche.  She was stressed over her situation often, but her scenes with Moon showed a flirty and carefree side that made for a crackling connection between the two of them as she came to rely on him more and more.

On a whole this was a story about family, those that you have by blood and those who claim you as their own.  It made for a heartwarming story full of eclectic and supportive characters.  With a main couple whose journey to HEA was based on second chances I was rooting for them wholeheartedly.  Their interactions were sweet and sensual and slowly progressed until a surprising twist late in the story really put their connection to the test.  I’m not usually a fan of children in romances but Hail was an utter delight and I enjoyed seeing the softer side of Jed that this sweet little boy brought out in him.  The way to Josie’s heart was through her son and Jed was more than happy to play a fatherly role as he truly came to care for Hail.  Surrounding this likable main couple was an equally appealing cast of secondary characters.  From the members of the Whiskey family, to the members of the Dark Knights MC, there’s a treasure trove of unforgettable characters.  For some their stories have already been told but there are plenty of others whose stories I look forward to reading...characters like Penny, Diesel, Dixie, and Quincy.  Ms. Foster has crafted another heartwarming small town romance that lightly touches on the bond and protectiveness of an MC while showing a couple who make the most of their second chance at happiness.  From the first page to the last this is a story full of heart and soul and I look forward to revisiting this small town and its caring denizens again soon!

My rating for this is an A-/B+

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.

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There's nothing Truman Gritt won't do to protect his family--Including spending years in jail for a crime he didn't commit. When he's finally released, the life he knew is turned upside down by his mother's overdose, and Truman steps in to raise the children she's left behind. Truman's hard, he's secretive, and he's trying to save a brother who's even more broken than he is. He's never needed help in his life, and when beautiful Gemma Wright tries to step in, he's less than accepting. But Gemma has a way of slithering into people's lives and eventually she pierces through his ironclad heart. When Truman's dark past collides with his future, his loyalties will be tested, and he'll be faced with his toughest decision yet.


Eight months is a long damn time to have the hots for a woman who keeps a guy at arm’s length. But Crystal Moon is no ordinary woman. She’s a sinfully sexy, sass-mouthed badass, and the subject of Bear Whiskey’s midnight fantasies. She’s also one of his closest friends.
Just when Crystal thinks she has her life under control, scorching-hot, possessive, aggressive, and fiercely loyal Bear pushes all her sexual buttons, relentless in his pursuit to make her his.
The more Bear pushes, the hotter their passion burns, unearthing memories for Crystal that are best kept buried. But there’s no stopping the collision of her past and present, catapulting the two lovers down an emotionally charged road that has them questioning all they thought they knew about themselves.


Special Forces veteran and Dark Knights Motorcycle Club member Bullet Whiskey lives to protect his family, their bar, and the residents of his small hometown. He’s rough, unapologetic, and haunted by a secret, painful past. He’s also a master at keeping people away, and when his sister hires gorgeous and sweet Finlay Wilson to help expand their biker bar, he knows just how to get rid of her.
After losing her boyfriend and her father, Finlay moves back to her hometown to be closer to the little family she has left. She needs her temporary job at Whiskey Bro’s to get her catering business off the ground, and she’s determined not to let the gruff, arrogant mountain of a man Bullet Whiskey scare her off.
Finlay is everything Bullet has never wanted. She’s afraid of his dog, afraid of motorcycles, and sweet enough to give him cavities, but as she weaves her way into the hearts of everyone around him, he’s powerless to resist her charms. Passion ignites, but trust doesn’t come easily, and when their pasts collide, Bullet finds out the true meaning of protecting those he loves.


After escaping abusive parents and, later, an abusive relationship, Sarah Beckley has spent a lifetime watching snakes shed their skin. With two small children to care for and another on the way, she's finally found a home in Peaceful Harbor with the brother she hasn't seen in more than a decade. She's still searching for her sister, but life is good. If only she could stop thinking about the sinfully sexy doctor/biker who has taken to her children like a loving uncle--and to her like a hungry man.
Trust doesn't come easily for Sarah, but Bones Whiskey is patient and protective, amazing with her children, and he looks at her like she is the only woman he could ever want--and more. With two little ones underfoot, Sarah expects him to move on quickly, yet with every tender kiss and each trying moment with the children, Bones surprises her. But will the fiercely loyal biker stick around when Sarah's worst secret is revealed, or will he shed his skin, too?



Get ready for a wild ride as Dixie Whiskey finds forever love in TAMING MY WHISKEY, a funny, sexy, and emotionally riveting standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. The perfect love story for those who enjoy fiercely loyal and insanely sexy alpha heroes, smart, sassy heroines, strong family bonds, bikers, babies, and more!



Melissa Foster is a New York TimesUSA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary 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–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance and new adult romance lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues.

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  1. Thank you for caring about my characters as much as I do! I loved reading your review! Wonderful! XOXO

    1. TY for stopping by and I look forward to where you’re taking these characters next!

      The Scarf Princess