Release Blitz - Abe (Ties of Steel #1) by MJ Fields ~ Ava and Derna's Reviews, Excerpt + iPad Mini Giveaway!
"I received a copy of this book in exchange for honest review*
Abe is the first book in the Ties Of steel series by MJ Field. This was the first book I have read by this author. I didn’t know what to expect, and now after finishing it, I have to say I’m a big fan of Abe.
Abraham ‘Abe’ O’Donnell CFO of Steel Inc was my favorite kind of man a dominant alpha!! He was hot, sexy, confident, possessive, demeaning, broody, fickle, but he was also a gentleman, who was sweet, kind, patient, tender and loving. He likes to be in control, and took care of what was his. He could be over the top at times, but I just loved him.
“The only problem was I liked this girl. I didn’t want to like”
Nikolette “Nikki” Bassett was the girl who Abe wanted to control, from the first time he heard her voice he had to have her. When Nikki meets, Abe she sees something that she likes, wants and sparks fly. Nikki’s last her relationship had left her with some trust issue and a little insecure, and so she is hesitant in starting a relationship with Abe. I liked her, but she was a little frustrating almost childish at times just because of the way she acted.
“The way he looked at me made me realize how badly I craved him”
“I wasn’t sure from one moment till the next if I wanted to fuck Miss Bassett or kick her ass”
The attraction, and chemistry, connection between Abe and Nikki was instant. They are both feeling things that they have not felt before. Their relationship is tense at times, as Abe has control issues. He likes to be in control in all areas of his life, and that mean Nikki too. Nikki finds this hard, which is understandable as she had not met anyone like Abe before, or been in that type of relationship that he was offering her. Times when he wants to get close, to protect her, to show her new possibilities, Nikki's issues means she push him away.
"You should have been willing to devote yourself to me. In this type of relationship my job is to set you free of mistrust and sexual restraints. Yours is to devote yourself to me fully accepting the pleasure I give and take from you"
Overall. I liked this book. It's told from Abe and Nikki’s pov. Do love the way Abe thinks. It was hot, sexy read at times, however the D/S element was a lot lower than expected, I think the author could have explore this area more. I like the way it ended, but did feel that the ending was a little rushed. The epilogue to me felt like another chapter, and that may have been because it was only a few weeks ahead. I like epilogues to be at least a year ahead. However, with that being said, a sneak peek from the next book in the series means that it’s not the last we have seen of Abe and Nikki.
If like me, you have a thing for hot sexy alphas then Abe is your Man., and just for him alone I would add this book to your TBR list.
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.*
Abe was a mixed read for me. I thought the beginning was really strong; I liked both characters and the premise of the story but I felt it lost its way in the middle.
Abe finally took a much-needed holiday from his high-pressured job; his plan was lots of surf, sea and sex, especially the latter. He quickly made friends with the neighbours and that is where he meets Nikolette. She’s on holiday with her friends and she lets Abe bring her out of her shell. That is until she gets cold feet and flees.
Abe returns home, miffed about the one that got away until he goes to the office and discovers, the reporter who is writing his interview is no other than… yeah you guessed it, Nikolette. From there, Nikki and Abe enter into a tumultuous relationship of sorts. It was around this time, my enjoyment started to wane. I felt the attraction between Abe and Nikki, but I didn’t feel their instalove. With the little time they spent together (not arguing) it was hard for me to believe they felt deeply for each other.
The Dominant/submissive storyline wasn’t mentioned in the synopsis and I felt it didn’t come natural to the characters. It felt forced and I thought more research was needed in order to make Abe and his dominant traits believable.
The story did have flashes of humour and those parts I really enjoyed. I felt those moments between Abe and Nikki where genuine.
“So, how will you introduce me?”
“My surf instructor,” I laughed
“Yes. One who wants to pull my hair and spank me.”
“You, my beautiful little budding nymphomaniac, are on punishment.”
“Pleasure from spanking?”
“You’ll see. Well maybe, if you could ever behave for more than the length of time I’m inside you.”
“Maybe that means you should spend more time inside me.”
Abe was the star of the show without a doubt and I did enjoy his sexy dialogue.
“Right now I want you naked,” he unclasped my bra with one hand.
“And after that I want to be so fucking deep inside you that you can’t think of anything else but trying to catch your breath.”
This was my first book by MJ Fields; it did take me a while to get into it, as I couldn’t tell who was speaking at some points in the story and had to reread a few scenes. Even then I still couldn’t work it out. With that being said, Abe was an easy read and I did like the sweet moments the couple shared.
“Goodnight, Abe O’Donnell, I love being loved by you.”
I did feel the ending left a lot to be desired, I felt like it ended mid scene and then cut to the epilogue, even with that I didn’t think we got much more. There is a teaser for the next book in the series but at this point I don’t think I’m inclined to read on.
Several other characters from the Men of Steel series pop up in this story, but Abe is a standalone, and if anything, it makes me want to discover the Steel stories.
If you like your Alpha’s demanding but with a sweet core then you must read Abe today.
As my feet touched the floor in front of the bed, I struggled to stand.
“Steady, sweetheart,” he held my waist as I looked up into his beautiful blue eyes. “That’s better.”
“You won’t be needing it for … a while.”
His arm snaked around my waist and he pulled me closer to him.
His lips met mine, but he didn’t kiss me, he just held them against mine. Only now did I notice the alcohol on his breath.
“Four,” he took in a deep breath through his teeth, “I’ve had a bit more to drink than I had promised myself I would have when you and I happened.”
I attempted to pull away from his embrace, but he grabbed the back of my head.
His lips covered mine and immediately I was lost. The heat began filling me again, my body hummed as his tongue sought entrance into my mouth. I gave it willingly. His tongue stroked up and down my own, causing me to whimper and him to groan as he ravaged my mouth.
His hands now moved back down my body and came to rest on my butt. He squeezed and pulled outward, spreading me. I grasped at his strong shoulders trying to steady myself, hold myself together.
My tongue began stroking his in long licks, tasting him as he had done to me. He tasted of crisp wine and something else, me. Never before had I been as turned on to the point that I needed more in a kiss, not like this.
I bravely let my hand slide down his arms and then lower. I held his hips and then allowed one hand to make its way lower and I took hold of his rock hard erection.
He immediately lifted me, forcing my hands to grab his shoulders again.
“I need to taste you again.”
“I need …. ”
“No talking, let me give you pleasure,” he lowered me to the bed and knelt before me.
He spread my legs wide and looked up at me. “Your pussy is absolutely stunning.”
I closed my eyes, embarrassed of being spread in front of him in the dimly lit room. His fingers spread me and his hum played to the most private and intimate part of my body.
“Look at me.”
He lifted my leg and bent my knee gently as he placed my foot on the bed so that it was beside me as he pushed the other leg to the side spreading me even more.
“Never seen anything so fucking beautiful,” he whispered as he rubbed his finger up and down my seam.
When he looked up, I knew he hadn’t intended on me hearing those words. For a brief moment, his self-confident, sexually charged gaze gave way to something more, and in one blink of my eyes his mouth covered my opening as he sucked harshly on my sensitive flesh.
“Ohhh … ”
He pulled away and looked up, “Watch me devour you, sweetheart.”
His tongue plunged deep inside of me and his hands gripped my thighs forcing them apart even more. I watched because he said so and I watched because I had never witnessed, felt, or encountered such a hungry, sexual man.
His mouth worked me into ecstasy and a state of orgasmic bliss. His tongue caressed and then dove deep into me. His lips sucked and tugged at mine. Then a finger pushed into me and curled up and then another entered, causing me to take in a deep breath.
I held his shoulders just like I was holding my breath, fearing I would scream and fall back. Fearing that I would break the contact our eyes made. I couldn’t look away if I wanted to. His eyes held mine captive as his finger pushed in further, curling, turning, touching every part deep inside. The sensation, the places he hit made me lose myself completely and fully. I fought, fearing another orgasm so soon would take my breath away.
“Let go,” he commanded.
With him, it was much more than pleasure. My breathing became erratic and my need to come was so — immediate. I couldn’t hold back or delay my release.
“Oh, god,” I screamed out as it burst, rippling throughout my entire body.
“That’s it,” his fingers continued torturing and pleasing me, “More. Give me more.”
MJ Fields's love of writing was in full swing by age eight. Together with her cousins, she wrote a newsletter and they sold it to family members. She self-published her first New Adult romance in January 2013. Today, she has completed four self-published series, The Love series, The Wrapped series, The Burning Souls series, and The Men of Steel series. The Norfolk series has one title self-published so far and Ties of Steel, which was acquired by Swoon Romance in June 2014. Book 1 ABE releases October 28, 2014. MJ is a bestselling romance erotica author and former small business owner, who recently closed the business so she could write full time.
MJ lives in central New York, surrounded by family and friends. Her house is full of pets, friends, and noise ninety percent of the time, and she would have it no other way.
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