Happy Sunday! We are thrilled to be a part of the Audio Tour for Embrace the Fire by Felice Stevens, Narrated by Kale Williams. I absolute love this series and Felice Stevens and now Kale Williams as well! This was a fantastic audio book and I hope you’ll check out my 5 star review, the excerpt and a great giveaway!
Embrace the Fire
Through Hell and Back Series, Book 3
Audio Release: 10.31.17
Narrator: Kale Williams
Listening Length: 9 hours and 42 minutes
Cover Design: Reese Dante
Cover Photo: Varian Krylov/ Strangeland Photography
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2yu0NiV
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2mem4vf
Brandon Gilbert has spent years in hiding, but he’s finally accomplished his dream of working as a public school teacher. When offered the chance to help bullied children, there was no way he could say no. Not to mention that meeting Dr. Tash Weber, the psychiatrist who helps them, a sad yet sexy older man, ignited a spark inside Brandon he’d never had before.
Though five years have passed since the death of his lover, Dr. Sebastian “Tash” Weber has no interest in relationships or love. But young, enigmatic Brandon awakens his heart and his desire. Despite Tash’s best efforts to push him away, Brandon unlocks the passion for life Tash thought he’d lost forever.
Falling in love wasn’t part of the plan for either Brandon or Tash, but neither family disapproval nor self-doubts can stop them from embracing the fire that burns between them. And when Brandon returns home to fight for a future he never imagined possible, he and Tash discover that the one thing worth fighting for has been with them all along.
I absolutely love this series, so packed with emotion and love and I think Kale Williams perfectly delivers these characters in the audiobook! This book brings the story of Tash and Brandon and finally brings all of the brothers back together. If you haven’t read this series, I highly recommend it!
Tash has given up on love, he doesn’t think it’s going to be a part of his future. He has his work, his friends and his cats, and that’s going to be good enough. Brandon certainly hasn’t had it easy, especially after his brothers Luke and Ash left. He escaped that horrible situation, but now he has secrets and is checking over his shoulder. But now he’s a teacher and that is what he’s always wanted to do. When another teacher introduces Brandon to a group where he could do even more good the last thing he expects is fall in love and find his brothers.
This book is quite possibly my favorite of the series, Felice Stevens brings this family back together and man it’s an emotional journey. It’s not easy for this group and then there’s Brandon and Tash. Tash has his own demons plus he thinks he’s too old for Brandon and doesn’t want to tie him down. Brandon has secrets he has to reveal that could jeopardize his entire future. This book went straight to my heart and stayed there. Tash and Brandon are two men that so deserve love and happiness and as much as they try to fight it they see that in each other too.
I think Kale Williams really delivers in his narration of this book. I love the emotion he brings to the story and for me, just truly captures these characters and their stories. I enjoy his storytelling and find myself feeling completely immersed in the story. He’s definitely a favorite for me!
This is a fantastic book and series and it’s among my favorite reads! Felice Stevens is one of those authors that always delivers for me, her books are emotional and powerful and so full of love and this book is a perfect example of why! I absolutely adored Tash and Brandon and their story made my heart happy! And the epilogue that so beautifully brings back the whole family and their relationships, oh my feels! A definite must read and must listen!
“Care to tell me what’s wrong?” Brandon zipped up his jacket.
“You don’t know? All weekend I’ve been deluding myself. We were caught up in this bubble we created, but now? Now that I have to come face-to-face with your brothers and Gage.” Tash shook his head. “I don’t know if I can do this.”
Heart beating madly, Brandon swallowed. “Can’t do what?” Don’t do this, please; don’t hide yourself away.
“Us. You, me. We’re at different places in our lives. You’re starting out, and with Ash and Luke, you have a whole new world open to you—places to explore and new people to meet.”
Tash unbuckled his seat belt and opened the car door but didn’t get out. “I’m the opposite. I’m ready to settle down. I’m not interested in nightlife and the latest scene. I can’t and won’t ask you to give it all up.” Tash climbed out of the car and slammed the door.
The hell he says. If Tash thought he’d simply state his opinions like God and proclaim what Brandon should do with the rest of his life, he was in for a fight. He wrenched open the door. “I’m not giving anything up. I was never into that.” Brandon slammed the car door behind him with a vicious thump. “Who do you think you are? You say you don’t want to be with me, yet you then get the right to lay out my life in neat little puzzle pieces so it all comes perfectly together as you see fit.”
Tash had stopped in his tracks but didn’t turn around. Hopeful that was a sign he was at least listening, Brandon continued.
“Sure we were in a bubble; it was wonderful this weekend, beautiful and amazing.” He advanced on Tash and stood before him. “Don’t think I don’t know, maybe better than anyone, how something so perfect and magical can be ripped away with no warning.” He put a hand on Tash’s shoulder, hoping Tash wouldn’t move away from him. “And now the hard stuff begins—reality and all the trouble that comes with it. But aren’t you willing to try? See where this journey takes us?”
“Don’t say it. I’ll tell you what I am. I’ve been homeless and hungry. I’ve lived on the streets with rats, not knowing where I would sleep at night. Do you think I’m looking for a man whose only interest is a twenty-dollar glass of wine and where the next party is?”
Tash said nothing, and Brandon had no more strength to argue. Besides, they were at the clinic to do a job. Last time he’d screwed up by running out, and he’d be damned if he’d do it again.
Felice Stevens has always been a romantic at heart. While life is tough, she believes there is a happy ending for everyone. She started reading traditional historical romances as a teenager, then life and law school got in the way. It wasn’t until she picked up a copy of Bertrice Small and became swept away to Queen Elizabeth’s court that her interest in romance novels was renewed.
But somewhere along the way, her reading shifted to stories of men falling in love. Once she picked up her first gay romance, she became so enamored of the character-driven stories and the overwhelming emotion there was no turning back.
Felice lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Her day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. Although she practices law, she daydreams of a time when she can sit by a beach and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be some angst along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.
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