Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Blog Tour ~ Review & Giveaway ~ Blissful Surrender (Bliss 3) by BJ Harvey

Book Description:
 This is a story of Sean Miller, a dom that will have your panties diving for cover with an eyebrow quirk. That will have even the strongest woman dropping to their knees in submission with a piercing stare, and Samantha Richards, a female cop who’s tough, seemingly impenetrable shell is strong enough to resist everyone except the one man it was build up to protect her against.

**Disclaimer – If you thought the first two Bliss books were hot, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Creative use of handcuffs, batons, a club scene you have to read to believe, and a tough as nails dominant who is blindsided when the one woman strong enough to disarm him threatens his resolve not to let his past dictate his future.**

Like the other books in the Bliss series, this book can be read as a stand alone. There are common characters in the books but it is not necessary to read the first two books in the series to read this one.

Our Review:
**ARC Received for honest review**
Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 Stars

“And for the first time in a long time, I know I’ve finally done the right thing. I’m home.”

My favourite two genres are thirty somethings and second chance love and this book covers both in one instalment of delightful deliciousness. I have been a fan of BJ Harvey since the start and love finding new authors that manage to pull me into a world where the characters become real and I can submerge myself.

This is the third book in the Bliss series and covers the most intriguing of the men, Sean. Sean is a lawyer by day and sex club owner by night, he was also one of Mac’s friends with benefits. The female lead in this book Sam, Sam is a police officer and is also Zander’s partner. Yes this circle of friends is getting smaller and smaller, ever decreasing circles!!

Sam has only ever been in love once, she fell in love in college, was all set to commit herself for life, until her interfering, scorned mother gets in on the act. Somehow, this man-hating woman manages to persuade Sam that this man is no good and she should just concentrate on her career so that she can support herself, you should never have to rely on any man in her mums eyes. Sam being the ever dutiful daughter listens to her mum and does the hardest thing ever…she walks away…from the only man she has ever loved. 10 years later, fate has other plans. Will this 10 year gap be enough to realise that what she once had is too good to forego a second time? Will she finally let herself be happy?

“You’re not going to regret this.” “I know” she whispers. “Believe me, I know.”

Sean was always the enigma in this series, we were never really told much about him, but what you did know was that he was powerful, he exuded confidence and he was dominant. I was intrigued to know the man behind the façade and in this book we finally see the real Sean. I have to say I will always have a soft spot for our “Superman” but Sean comes in at a close second. Sean has had a tough life growing up, but he never let this determine his future. He only really has one regret in life and that was letting the love of his life walk away 10 years ago. He should have fought harder. Since she walked away he has never loved another, no-one could compare, he has had a lot of meaningless sex in his life since, but not once has he managed to take the next step. She was the one that got away, but she also took his heart with him. How would he react when 10 years later, destiny deals him a second chance. Will he be man enough this time to fight for the woman he had loved for years and has never stopped loving for the past ten?

“God, I missed you Sam. I missed you so fucking much.”
This is by no means a tale about a broken, kinky, dominant man getting “fixed” but this is more a story of love, second chances, forgiveness, learning to trust and learning to live again. Yes the road will always be bumpy, but BJ Harvey manages to pull you in and captivate you with their beautiful story. The chemistry between these two is seriously hot, the pages literally sizzle and you cannot help but will them on. Sam could be rather annoying at times, but Sean never gives up and keeps persevering. Sam needs this, she missed him for the past 10 years and thank god, now that she is on her own, she finally realises what she had given up all those years ago.

“Better than before,” he murmurs as he places a soft kiss against my skin. “Better than ever,” I add.

It also has to be said that once again I can see the growth in BJ’s writing with this instalment. With every single new release you can see the metamorphosis from beginner to pro and once again she managed to deliver another amazing read. Her books are always littered with her sense of humour and you will find yourself laughing out loud on many occasions. This always balances her stories well, with that blend of angst, wit and love. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for the Doc. Whilst he was never one of the most intriguing characters, I know for sure that BJ Harvey will manage to develop his story into another captivating, humorous read.
Buy Links:
 Blissful Surrender (Bliss 3) Links

Temporary Bliss (Bliss 1) Links

True Bliss (Bliss 2) Links


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