Monday, November 10, 2014

eARC Review Blitz, Excerpt + #Giveaway: Bad Boys Need Love Too by Christa Tomlinson

Bad Boys Need Love Too Review Blitz

Christa Tomlinson is an exciting up and coming author in erotic romance. Her first self-published novel, The Sergeant, was an Amazon Best Seller for Gay and Lesbian Erotica for seven weeks straight.
Although Christa graduated from The University of Missouri-St. Louis with a degree in History, she prefers to write contemporary romance. She loves to create stories that are emotional and lovely with sex that is integral to the characters' romantic arc. Her books include straight couples, curvy couples, gay, and multicultural couples. Love is love and everyone should have their story told.
Christa lives in Houston, Texas with her two dogs, and is a semi-retired member of Houston Roller Derby. She enjoys hearing from readers. You can follow her on Twitter at @christa_writes and on Facebook at Christa Tomlinson. For more on Christa's work, including deleted scenes, excerpts, and free reads, visit

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Bad Boys need love Too

Book Title: Bad Boys Need Love Too
Author: Christa Tomlinson
Genre: GLBT Erotic Romance
Release Date: October 2014

“You won’t let anybody else have you, Joseph. I won’t let anybody else have you. I want you all to myself.” – Gage Mason
We’ve all had our experience with him. The Bad Boy. The one we’ve been warned about. The one with rips in his jeans and a lazy, devil may care smile on his mouth. The one who makes you do bad things that feel so good.
For me it was Gage Mason. We met when he worked on my Ducati. I knew immediately he was trouble, but something about that Bad Boy drew me in. Maybe it’s his dark eyes that study me like he wants to know everything about me. Maybe it’s the way he makes me feel; the rough touch of his hands, his possessive grip on my hair when we kiss, the way he feels deep inside me. Or maybe it’s the way he needs me, even though he won’t admit it.
For once in my life I’m taking a risk. Despite everything that tells me I shouldn’t, I’m taking a chance to be with Gage. I don’t know if it will end well, but I do know I can’t resist that Bad Boy.
Joseph Naderi


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A few minutes after seven o’clock, Gage rang the bell to Joseph’s townhouse. He looked around the area as he waited for him to answer the door. The place was nice and well-kept, but bland. It fit in more with the suit side of Joseph rather than the ponytail and motorcycle side of him. He wasn't sure if he liked it or not. The door opened and an immediate wave of arousal washed over Gage. Joseph was dressed more casually than he'd ever seen him. His hair was in a sloppy ponytail with messy tendrils escaping randomly. He had on a t-shirt with the logo of a band he didn't recognize, and his frayed and washed out jeans sat low, really low, on his hips. The tattered hems of the jeans covered half of his bare feet. Gage decided he didn't care what the house looked like. If it let Joseph be this at ease, then he liked it.

Joseph smiled at Gage before stepping back to let him in. "Hey. You find the place okay?"

"Yeah. It was a pretty straight shot over here from the shop."

Joseph discreetly inhaled as Gage passed him. He'd obviously just gotten out of the shower. The clean scent of the ocean was on his skin and his hair was still wet and slicked back. The man smelled good and looked even better. He noticed Gage watching him. Joseph cleared his throat, hoping he hadn't been too obvious checking him out. "The game's already on. I can grab us a couple of beers and then show you around if you want before we watch." Gage didn't say anything so Joseph took that as agreement and went into the kitchen.

Joseph grabbed two beers out of the fridge and took them over to the counter. He heard Gage’s footsteps come into the kitchen as he set the beers down to look for a bottle opener. "I hope Shiner is okay. I like to drink local beers," he said without turning around. But again Gage didn't answer. His footsteps came closer and Joseph went still as he came up behind him. Gage brushed his ponytail aside and trailed his lips over the back of his neck before he whispered into his ear.

"I don't want to watch baseball." Gage’s hand closed over his, moving it away from the bottle. "I don't want a fucking beer." That same hand drifted up his arm, raising goose bumps on his skin before it slid under his shirt to caress his belly. "You already know it, but I'm telling you that I want you." Joseph gasped as Gage’s hand slid down to the waistband of his jeans, popping them open. The zipper went down, one slow metallic rasp at a time.

"So you tell me right now if you don't want this to happen."

Joseph could barely control his breathing as Gage’s hand slipped inside his jeans to tease his growing erection.

"Otherwise, I'm gonna be deep inside you within the next fifteen minutes."
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Gage squeezed his cock and Joseph moaned, pushing his ass back against the hardness he felt behind him. Gage groaned and licked his neck.

"Maybe sooner. What's it gonna be, Joseph?"

Joseph took a moment to answer. Not because he was unsure, but because Gage’s fingers on his shaft, and his body heat against his skin, and that voice in his ear had his brain a little bit scrambled. "No baseball. I want you."

My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

This is the story of a frowned upon relationship that all parents warn their children never to get into the middle of or get hurt, worse, killed or at the very least, abused. Then again, not all who act and dress rough are necessarily bad, and not all who act and dress right are necessarily angels either. With Joseph Naderi, he meets the man of his dreams but the man is not only frowned upon, he is also considered someone who will bring him down to ruin.

Time for honesty: this is the first Christa Tomlinson book that I actually fell in love with. She writes raw stories about love and romance but she is also quite infamous as an erotica writer. For me, Bad Boys Need Love is a lovely balance of romance and erotica that is both raw and heartwarming, it took me by surprise.

I was ready to hate this, truth be told. Instead, I fell in love with the bad boy and truly agree: they may look rough but they can be the one true love for the right partner. In the case of Gage Mason, his coming from a rough life growing up did a lot of psychological damage. His lack of anger control took him from one rough spot to an even rougher one and matters did not improve when he became addicted to drugs. By some twist of fate, he had an epiphany when a friend OD'd and he worked hard to get clean and make a life for himself as a mechanic. The only drawback to this life is the anger, which he learned to control through sex. Twisted as it may sound, it worked for a while, until he meets clean boy Joseph.

The relationship between Joseph and Gage was a difficult one. Both men resisted where their relationship was going and there was a whole lot of miscommunication. Now, this all sounds pretty frustrating but it was not for throughout their journey to self-discovery and love was a learning experience for them both. The rawness of their feelings for each other was quite difficult to read and it only got tempered when the erotica stepped in.

Now, I usually skim through the pages when I encounter a whole lot of erotic scenes wanting to get to how the story developed. Surprisingly, I had to backtrack and read all over again when I discovered that the erotic scenes were a necessary evil that made this whole story develop. At the end of the read I fell for Gage and Joseph and all I could think about was what was going to happen next especially with regards to some of the supporting cast of characters I met in this story.

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