Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Blog Tour: Resisting Temptation (Men of Honor #3) by K. C. Lynn - @AuthorKCLynn

Title: Resisting Temptation (Men of Honor, #3)
Author: K.C. Lynn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 24, 2014

Faith ~
Cad e Walker is like no man I’ve ever met before. He’s cynical, brooding, mysterious and, most of all, damaged. He’s a man who declares he’s broken, and one who de tests the two very things I live for most: God and love. Yet, I’ve still fallen completely in love with him because I also see the good, something that no one else ever has. I see a man who is strong, silent, honorable and beautiful. He’ s a man who is now scarred just as badly on the outside of his body as he is o n the inside, all because of me. One who endured severe torture in order to save me from what would be the worst thing I will ever experience in my entire lif e. He is a man I call my dark angel, one who will have my heart until the en d of time, even if I
can never have his.

Cade ~
At fifteen years old I lost the only person that ever mattered to me, and the day I lost my little sister in the most vile way was the exact moment I stopped li ving and only existed. That’s until ten years later, when I walked into an open field in Iraq to hear the most incredible voice I would ever hear in my l ife. One that rooted me to my spot, and ended up belonging to the most beautif ul woman in the world. The only woman to ever make me feel something again, so mething that I thought was dead inside of me. And no matter how badly I wanted to keep her, I knew I couldn’t. Not with what I have lurking inside of me . It’s something I’ve always kept hidden. That is, until the day I unleashed it on the people who dared to hurt her. It was the one thing that gave me the str ength to save us, but it was also the one thing that would remind me of why I co uld never have her.

Now two years later, the one girl I never thought I would ever see again, the one I have spent my days and nights craving like an addict, walks back into my life unexpectedly, giving us both the shock of our lives. And when the time comes that she need s me again, I no longer resist. Before I know it, I’m pulled into a life I thought I could never have, one that scares the shit out of me but it’s one I’m realizing I want. There is just one problem. One very big problem... She lives f or the very thing I loathe, and the one thing that killed my sister... God.

This is the 3rd book in the Men of Honor series by K.C. Lynn. I was completely smitten by Cade in book one and was anxious for his story from that day on. I'd like to give a few warnings because I think they are important. This book deals with difficult topics and subjects that may upset certain people. If you followed this series then you already know what happened to Cade, Jaxon and Sawyer while they were in Iraq. But also the terror that was perpetrated against the sweet little sister of Cade was also delved into. This book will go more into depth about these scenarios. Do not go into this lightly. 
 The story of Cade and Faith was the sweetest most profound love story that I've come across in a long long time and had a very passionate start.
But it also had a terrifying and soul destroying middle. Cade came out of his sisters death with a strong hatred and animosity towards God and anything or anyone who stands in representation of God. So while he is serving in Iraq he comes across a beautiful red head singing her heart out and quickly she captures his attention and even though she stands for everything he hates, Faith captures him totally. One splendid and erotic night is shared and their souls are connected beyond belief. 
Unfortunately this is where their nightmare begins and they are ripped apart for 2 years. But when love is meant to be ..things will fall into place and these two are suddenly forced back into each others lives. Their chemistry was as strong as ever and their love never went away. Fate is strong and nothing was going to keep Fate from putting these two back together. What I adored about these two were that a beautiful and adorable friendship grew and the way they were together went a long way to help cover some emotional scars for them both.
 Faith and Cade were a force of nature. Like a magnetic pull that they couldn't fight. I was swept away by the romance and never wanted to leave. I won't leave out that Cade was another award winning dirty talker but honestly that didn't come close to how purely emotional these two were together.
Faith was a girl with a heart so big that at times I just cried for her. I wanted Cade to just hold her and comfort her so badly. Cade is the most protective guy though and it doesn't take long for him to step up and be everything that she deserves and he craves to be for her. When he finally let's his walls down  he is the most tender man I've ever read. Faith craves Cade like her body needs air ..it was so tender, passionate and amazing to read these two together.
Ms. Lynn  added some interesting characters in this installment that took Cade and Faith on a journey of healing and redemption. I don't want to give too much of this plot line away because there are so many important parts to this journey that was written in the most perfect way. To heal and to strengthen and to build this couple a foundation to take them to a fantastic conclusion. K. C. writes sensational, passionate and thought provoking plots. There is not enough words to convey the splendid perfection of this amazing story. 
 I saw two broken souls become one and at the same time saw blessings rained down on them. 
The religious aspect was dealt with grace and respect and I am proud to have found this author and proud to call her a favorite. This is by far the best book she's written so far and I can only imagine where she'll go from here. 

Resisting Temptation - Excerpt

Faiths POV

With my vision blurry from tears, I run toward the one place Ive loved going to since coming here. The bright morning sun beats down on me, but my bod y is plagued with too many emotions to feel any of its warmth. They rush throu gh my veins and crawl up my throat, trying to suffocate me, as memories from tw o years ago play through my head. Good ones, bad ones, they all hit me at once. ..

The unsuspecting smile of a beautiful but dark man, who captured my attention. The evenings of singing to him in the sunset. His hands and mouth e xploring my body as I explored his. A man whose eyes held me captive, and made me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world, as he moved inside of me, not only claiming my body but also claiming my heart. The same man who</ span>s s hown me the only loving touch I would know for the next two years, and maybe the re st of my life.

Then come the ugly memories. The ones of rough, unwanted hands that de livered not only pain to my body, but shame to my soul. Ones that tore at my cl othes, and took what was not offered to them. The sound of a little boy
s screams, as he begged them to stop, while he was forced to watch me be violated in the worst way.

This is what bitches are for, boy. Fucking, not singing. We will make a man out of you yet.

A sob of agony rips from my throat and I push myself harder and faster. The burn of my legs and lungs still not enough to quiet the evil running through my head.

Do you still believe in your God, female?he asks, holding my cross necklace over my beaten and naked body. When I dont answer him, he sends another blow to my already battered face. ANSWER ME!

Yes,I choke out through the blood that pools in my mouth. The sounds of a little boys broken sobs fill the air, and rip through my already tortured heart.

You are a stupid, stupid woman. I will teach you who the real God is. And before you leave this earth you will call me Allah.

This disgusting person may have stolen my body and tortured my soul , but he would not take my faith. Not ever. I stare defiantly into his malevolent dark eyes, my fear long forgotten. Over my dead body.

He responds with a malicious smile, So be it, bitch.

Spotting the crystal blue waves in the near distance, I push mys elf harder as I race toward the beautiful, deserted beach. As soon as my feet h it the sand I slow only enough to toe off my running shoes and ankle socks before rushing into the ice-cold ocean. Once Im far enough out, I dive in headfirst and let the fresh water steal my breath and cleanse my soul.

My lungs begin to burn so much its almost unbearable, but it does the trick. The dirty and ugly memories begin to wash away, but instead of being replaced with beautiful ones of the man who once held my heart, it holds the one of a man who w as severely tortured and beaten... all because of me. The same man who saved my life then refused to ever see me again. And the worst part is, I still dont k now if its because he blames me, or because he cant bear to look at me knowing what they did to me.

Grab books 1 & 2 of the Men of Honor series♦
Fighting Temptation, #1
Sweet Temptation, #2

K.C. Lynn lives in a small town in Western Canada. She’s married and is a stay at home mom of four: two girls and a set of twin boys. She coaches the local high school cheerleading team and also has her own rhinestone clothing business. Her love of romance books brought her to writing her first debut novel and she looks forward to writing many more. When she’s not writing, or spending time with her family, she’ s reading and loves going to the movies.

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