Monday, September 1, 2014

Blog Tour, Review, Giveaway: Irons by M.J. Fields





Irons by M.J. Fields 

(The Norfolk Series #1) 
Publication date: August 10th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance


Synopsis:



Jax 
I was born and bred to be the man I am today. My father and his father were both graduates from The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. Both went on to become helicopter pilots. Both had seen plenty of action. Both had met and caused devastation. Both men, who I respect more above all, had served and protected the United States and her people honorably for decades. 

My best friend, William Cruz, who attended the academy with me, had flown beside me, had lived the same life as I had and shared the same ambitions in life, was gone now. This was not part of the plan. Will and I were supposed to have each other’s backs, support each other and never let anything supersede our bond. 

Francesca 

I sat on Norfolk Beach needing to feel close to him on the anniversary of his death. It was a beautiful day in May and I was cutting class. I had done the same every year since he passed. 

Jaxson Irons was only supposed to be in Pensacola for a year. But now three years later I still hadn't heard from him. I saw a man running down the beach and I knew immediately who it was. 

Jaxson didn't respond the way I had dreamed he would. He told me we would catch up someday soon. I stood and watched until he was gone.

Thump, thump. I placed my hand on my chest as I felt my heart beat again for what felt like the first time in three years. Thump, thump. I felt the blood moving quickly through my body. Its heat once again present. Thump, thump. I looked up at the sky and let out a breath. A breath that I had been holding forever.  
Thump, thump. 

I felt tears fall down my face as I raised my hands in the air and laughed out loud. Just then the clouds parted for the first time in forever. I saw the sun smiling down on me.



My Rating:

3.75

Favorite Quote:

“I don’t want to look in the mirror and not see you standing in front of me.  So whatever we have to do to make this work, we do it.  If you tell me you love, you damn well better not stop because I want that from you.  I want your love Frankie.  I need it like I need my next breath.”  


My Review:


Jaxson Irons sounds like two hands full - pun intended.  He is handsome, fit, bossy, cocky, and multi-talented in every room of the house – and yes - he even cooks!   But he does come with a pesky and overly ambitious political family, who don’t seem to play well with others… The story is a rather angsty for my tastes, and made me work a bit harder than I wanted to with the jumpy dialog and constant conflict.  Although, despite my pet peeves, I still wanted to know what was going to happen next.  And - oh my - the steamy love scenes!  Ms. Fields certainly has that skill mastered!  Their bed sizzled and popped like crispy bacon.  I was invested in the characters and hoping for a happy resolution, but then it just… stopped.  But that is the gamble we take with series books.  It can’t be called “stand alone,” but I take solace in the fact that at least it wasn’t an overly dramatic or overblown cliffhanger.  

Empress DJ



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 AUTHOR BIO

MJ Fields's love of writing was in full swing by age eight. Together with her cousins, she wrote a newsletter and sold it to family members. Today, she has four self-published series comprised of seventeen titles, including MEN OF STEEL, which was acquired by Swoon Romance in June 2014. MJ is a bestselling 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.

Author links:
http://mjfieldsbooks.com/


Giveaway: Tour-wide giveaway (INTL) 
--A signed copy of Irons
 --3x eBook copies of Irons
 --$20 Amazon Gift Card
 --$10 Amazon Gift Card 
--$5 Amazon Gift Card 
- ends Sept 22nd: