Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Blog Tour + Reviews + Giveaway: Never Too Late by Sloan Johnson

Title: Never Too Late
Series: Home in the Heartland #1
Author: Sloan Johnson
Genre: Adult, M/M Romance
Published: March 7, 2016
Dax: My life ended six years ago. No, really. I was dead on the side of the road following a gruesome motorcycle accident. From what I've been told, it's only because of one stubborn man that I have another chance to make something of my life. I no longer hate him for screwing up what I thought I wanted. I want to thank him. NEED to tell him what his actions mean to me.

Now, I’m headed back to the town I’ve never set foot in even though it’s a huge part of my life. I’m not thrilled about that, but the job offers haven’t exactly been flowing in. They’ll probably think I’m crazy, because there’s no way I won’t be able to look at every guy I walk past, wondering if he’s the one who saved me.

Michael: My entire life, I wanted to save lives. I’d earned a full-ride scholarship and had been accepted to med schools across the country. I was so close to making those dreams a reality until the night held a dying man in my arms. I’ve never been able to get the images of his lifeless body caked in mud out of my head. Even when the paramedics tried to take over trying to save him, I couldn’t let go. I never let go. Eventually, my guilt over not doing more cost me everything but my son. And now, I worry I’ll lose him if I don’t get it together.

I’ve often thought that if I could find him, maybe I could get some closure and finally get my life back on track. Now he’s here and I’m more of a mess than ever. Once the truth comes out, will he keep trying to save me or will he realize that it’s too late?

This woman never ceases to amaze me with the stories she comes up with.  Never Too Late is no exception to this rule.  This was a beautiful story about two men who have both been through something tragic and come out on the other side not sure where they are supposed to go from here.

For Dax, it was either attempt to end it all again or move on with your life. And so he does, he moves to the small town where his life almost ended.  He takes a Kindergarten teaching position, rents a dilapidated old house and commits to moving on.

For Michael, he's still stuck somewhere in limbo raising a child after the death of his wife.  He can't move forward no matter how hard his parents try to convince him it's time to let it all go.  That is until a sexy stranger moves to town and starts butting his nose into other people's business.

This is a Gay For You novel.  Our second main character, Michael, at the onset of the story is not gay and has never even considered it.  But just like everything else in his life, fate seems to be presenting him with a new path.  He has an opportunity to grab life by the horns and try something completely out of his wheel house.  And he does!  But will what he and Dax seem to have burning between them last when there is so much about one another that they keep close to the vest?

This novel is a slow burn on the heat scale.  Don't read it expecting an erotica but there is definitely a lot of sizzle within these pages.  Sloan never disappoints when it comes to strong, smoking hot male leads, angst and heat!

Let's not forget to mention Jagger.  If you like stories with kids, which I do, you're going to fall in love with this little boy.  I think we have all known a kid like him at one point in our lives and truthfully I see a lot of my own son in him.  He'll make you giggle and shake your head but you'll love him all the same.

My hats off to you darlin' ... another incredible story making for an incredible read!

Make sure you pick up Never Let Go today, you won't be disappointed!

Never Too Late was my first ever book by Sloan Johnson and wow was I blown away. The book was amazing!! Sloan sure does know how to pull you in from the get go. This book stuck with me. The love and the struggles within the story had my by the heart.

Dax has a second chance at life. He was in a horrific motorcycle accident that left him hanging on by a thread. He then decided that he wanted to live and make something out of his life. Dax became a teacher and landed a job in the very same town he almost died. He was quite nervous being the new guy in town.

Michael is a single dad and having a rough go at it. His son Jagger is quite the handful. Michael is a widower struggling to make ends meet. He is a bartender and thankfully, his parents are there to help him with Jagger when he needs it.

Once moved in to his new place Dax goes to the hardware store and finds Jagger lost. They end up finding Michael but Dax is not in the mood for the attitude Michael is spitting at him. Even though Dax wasn’t impressed with Michael, there was something about him that he couldn’t get out of his head.

Their next encounter didn’t start off too well either but Michael saw how Jagger gravitated to Dax and invited him to dinner. The two men found that they could actually get along! They ended up being good friends but Dax found an attraction towards Michael starting to surface that he doesn’t think is mutual.

I couldn’t put this book down. I LOVED how amazing Dax was with Jagger. This is not only a love story but also a story about self-discovery and healing. Both Dax and Michael had struggles and pasts they had to overcome. I truly can’t wait for what’s next in this series!!

Sloan Johnson is a big city girl trapped in a country girl’s life. While she longs for the hustle and bustle of New York City or Las Vegas, she hasn’t yet figured out how to sit on the deck with her morning coffee, watching the deer and wild turkeys in the fields while surrounded by concrete and glass.

When she was three, her parents received their first call from the principal asking them to pick her up from school. Apparently, if you aren’t enrolled, you can’t attend classes, even in Kindergarten. The next week, she was in preschool and started plotting her first story soon after.

Later in life, her parents needed to do something to help their socially awkward, uncoordinated child come out of her shell and figured there was no better place than a bar on Wednesday nights. It’s a good thing they did because this is where she found her love of reading and writing. Who needs socialization when you can sit alone in your bedroom with a good book?

Now, Sloan is a tattooed mom with a mohawk and two kids. She’s been kicked out of the PTA in two school districts and is no longer asked to help with fundraisers because she’s been known to lose herself with a good book and forget she has somewhere to be.
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