Wednesday, April 25, 2018

As I Am by Melissa Collins * New Release & Giveaway *



As I Am by Melissa Collins is LIVE!
A contemporary M/M romance




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Chase Hansen. Broke. College drop out. Male stripper.

My life wasn't at all what I imagined it would be. I should have been finishing up college, interning with a well-respected business, partying with my friends. But instead, I was raising my seventeen year old brother, struggling to make ends meet. Love wasn't even on my radar. Besides, what did I have to offer? A few crumpled singles pulled from my G-string? Defeated and exhausted, I knew I had zero chance of finding someone to love me just as I am.

Noah Carpenter. Angry. Betrayed. Doctor.

Just when I thought my life was going exactly as it should, everything turned upside down. With my final rotation in medical school complete, I finally achieved my lifelong dream of becoming a doctor. What I never expected was to catch the man of my dreams in our bed with the man of his. Beyond infuriated, I struggled to piece together the remnants of my life. Just when I'd decided to give up on love altogether, I found a man who loved me just as I am.



Cover design: Sommer Stein at Perfect Pear Creative Covers
Photography: Christopher John at CJC Photography
Models: Sam Wiles and Aaron Michael Bell




Review

An Exceptional & Emotional Story

    As I Am will take you on an extraordinary journey through the highs and lows of two young men's lives. Melissa Collins tells the story of Chase and Noah in a way that is believable and engaging. This story will take you on a roller coaster of emotions, so hold on and enjoy the ride through this incredible story. 

    Chase Hansen has gone through a lot in his short life. He has lost his parents. Chase is now raising his young brother. Unfortunately he has had to drop out of college. Now Chase has to figure out how to support himself and his brother. Chase takes a job as a stripper.

   Noah Carpenter is process of making his dreams come true. He is become a doctor. Noah's personal life is falling apart. He catches his boyfriend cheating on him. Noah becomes very numb and lost.

   Chase and Noah deal with pain, loss and disappointment. The men learn to get past heartache and to trust again. Chase and Noah meet when they are at their lowest and don't expect it. This story will have you rooting for Chase and Noah to find love and happiness. As I Am is an exceptional story about learning to accept yourself as you are & accepting others for who they are. It also centers around showing others kindness, love and support, in my opinion. I loved the chemistry between Noah and Chase. I went through every emotion while reading this story. As I Am has romance, well developed characters, intriguing storyline, steamy / hot scenes, and a reluctant stripper. I recommend this story to others. 

Overall Story - 4 1/2 Stars
Chemistry - 4 1/2 Stars
POV - Dual POV's 
M/M Romance  - Yes
Recommend to Others  - Yes  
I volunteered for this arc. This is my honest review. 









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ABOUT THE AUTHOR




Melissa Collins has always been a book worm. Studying Literature in college ensured that her nose was always stuck in a book. She followed her passion for reading to the most logical career choice: English teacher. Her hope was to share her passion for reading and the escapism of books to her students. Having spent more than a decade in front of a classroom, she can easily say that it’s been a dream.
Her passion for writing didn’t start until more recently. When she was home on maternity leave in early 2012, she read her first romance novel and her head filled with the passion, angst and laughter of the characters who she read about it. It wasn’t long before characters of her own took shape in her mind. Their lives took over Melissa’s brain and The Love Series was born.





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