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 ChristaTomlinson.Blogspot.com
Book Title: Bad Boys Need Love Too
Author: Christa Tomlinson
Genre: GLBT Erotic Romance
Release Date: October 2014
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
“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.
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.