Monday, October 7, 2013

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: WHAT HE REALLY FEELS by Lisa Suzanne


by: Lisa Suzanne

An Adult Contemporary novel

Release Date:  October 3, 2013


He told her How He Really Feels and had his heart broken. Now Travis Miller is trying to move on from the greatest heartbreak of his life by getting out of town. But two nights before his big move to California, Travis meets a mystery woman who grabs hold of his broken heart and gives him hope that he can piece it back together. Will Travis ever figure out What He Really Feels, or will he be stuck on his first love forever? Will he find his happily ever after?

What He Really Feels contains some adult situations and is intended for mature readers. 



Hey, you,” she murmured.
Hey, gorgeous,” I said, not knowing what else to call her, feeling foolish that I didn’t know something as important as her name after the intimacy we’d shared but unsure how to ask after so much time had passed.
Come here,” she demanded softly, and I obliged, setting my cup of coffee down on my bedside table first and then taking off my basketball shorts. I pulled her into me, my arm under her head as she cuddled into my shoulder and threw her arm around my waist. Somehow her small body molded perfectly to mine. I lazily drew circles on her lower back with my thumb, idly thinking that my most favorite part of a woman’s body were the little dimples on her back right above her ass. And the woman sharing my bed had the singular most perfect back and ass I had ever seen in my life.
Mm. That feels like heaven,” she said, so I kept doing it.
She looked up at me, and I recognized that same look from the night before. She wanted it.
Again?” I asked, exhausted from our physical night together.
If you’re up for it.”
I pushed my erection into her hip. “What do you think?” I grinned at her. She pressed a kiss to my chest, and in that moment I knew I had to find a way to hold onto her.
Moving lightning fast, I scooped her up and then threw her down, pinning her to the bed beneath me. I grabbed both of her hands in mine and held them above her head, and then I licked my way down her neck to her breast. I suckled for a moment, savoring the pretty pink tip in my mouth, and then I kissed my way back up to her mouth. She kissed back, that same abandon evident in her, inhibitions apparently checked at the door.
I don’t think I had ever been so hard for a woman in my entire life. It was painful, and I needed to alleviate the pressure by being inside of her warmth.
 So I did.
I let go of her hands, and they were immediately on me, one tangled in my hair and the other pulling my ass toward her. I let my erection lay heavy against her entrance for a moment as I kissed her, the soft moans escaping her mouth spurring me on. I gazed down into her dark eyes and saw lust. And something else.
Something that told me that she was into me as more than a no strings attached type thing.


Star Rating: 3.5 stars

Heat Rating:  HOT!

**This is book 2 in a series, while you don't have to read How He Really Feels (book #1) to enjoy What He Really Feels, it will help you better understand some of the story**

Travis, Travis, Travis.  I really didn't want to like him after reading  How He Really Feels, but I just had to know how he moved on and I found myself rooting for him and wanting him to find his slice of happiness.

Lisa Suzanne does a great job telling this story from Travis's POV.  The reader really gets to rattle around in Travis's head and start to understand him better, especially during his heartbreak over Julianna and his decision to leave it all behind and move to San Diego.  What He Really Feels takes you on the journey we all go through after a bad break up and then throws us right into a steamy, hot new romance.  The pacing was great, the dialogue was witty (I loved the ABC game and the nicknames) and the characters were people you found yourself wanting to be given their shot at happiness.

What He Really Feels won me over completely and had me riveted up until the back and forth and crazy drama near the end, then I had to take a break from the story.  I felt that at times this story had too much drama, or better, more drama than was necessary.  I really liked how things ended in How He Really Feels and was ready to be happy with how What He Really Feels wrapping up until it was set up to be a trilogy.. what?!  I am not ready for what I "think" is coming next.  (I will say no more).  

Regardless of how I was left feeling at the end, What He Really Feels was a quick and enjoyable read that will steam up your Kindle and make you think about how things that "go around, really do come back around" in the end.  If you are in the mood for sexy, sweet men and women that tend to be over the top with drama, then this is a book fits the bill!  I am a fan of Lisa Suzanne's writing style and will continue to read what she writes in the future (even if she messes with my version of how things should stay, lol).  The He Feels series would be a good addition to any book readers list so 1-click this and let me know what you think.


When Gorgeous and Tiger Meet 

You know those days or weeks right after you break up with someone, even if you were the one to initiate the break-up? They’re tough on the heart, and I was in that place when I walked into Mahogany. I was in the “I’ll never love again” stage. I was hurt, because even though I had to break things off with my ex, break-ups were always difficult. I was even in the “I can’t even look at men right now” stage. Just the thought of getting back into a relationship scared the hell out of me. 
So Sydney and her roommate Vanessa decided we needed a Girl’s Night Out. I was in; wine and friends and music were exactly what I needed. I borrowed a tall pair of black heels from Sydney and paired them with a skirt and a shimmery top. 
We sat at a table and ordered red wine, and then Syd added on a Buttery Nipple shot for each of us. Once our shots arrived, Syd toasted: “To getting drunk enough to forget.” We held our shots in the air and tapped our glasses together, and then we each threw them back. It had been a few years since I’d done shots, and it tasted like college. But it slid down my throat sweetly, and I immediately wanted another. 
We’d just finished our third shot when I glanced up toward the bar. My glass of wine was nearly empty and I hadn’t seen our waitress in awhile. 
And then I saw him. 
Once my eyes found him, I couldn’t seem to look anywhere else. He looked wild and untamable and ferocious and sexy, but at the same time, he looked like he was sweet and playful, and he was that perfect combination of hot and adorable all at the same time. 
Just like a tiger. Fierce and cute.
The moment my eyes spotted that tall, sexy, hunk of a man, I felt the need to be the one to tame the ferocious tiger inside.
Something inside of me leapt back to life. Gone were whatever “stages” I found myself in. Gone were the tears and the heartbreak and the getting away. 
The only thing on my mind once I spotted him was how I was going to get into his bed.
Once that thought hit my mind, I was at once shocked and relieved. I’d never, ever had a random sexual encounter. I was feisty, but I was a good girl. Yet looking at this man made me want to be a bad girl. I’d never looked at a man that screamed “SEX” at me the way this one did, and this was all just looking at him across a bar from my table with Sydney and Vanessa. I hadn’t even made eye contact yet.
The feeling of relief came from that feeling alive again. It had only been a few days since the break-up, but the first few days are the worst. Those are the days when you feel like you’ll never be happy again. And just looking at this guy – not even making eye contact, just looking at him and the way he sat at the bar, his back to me as he sat in the middle of his friends – awakened those feelings that had been lost. 
“What are you looking at?” Sydney asked, following my line of site. “Damn,” she drawled slowly, pronouncing it as a two-syllable word (“Day-ummm”) once her eyes landed where mine had.
“Dibs,” I claimed him. No way was I letting Syd have this one. 
She huffed an irritated sigh. “Fine. His friends are hot, too.”
“Didn’t notice,” I said. 
“Dibs on the one on the left,” Vanessa said. 
I giggled. “Hands off the middle one.”
“Shit,” Syd said, left with the last guy… not that it was a bad deal. As I tore my eyes from the sexy tiger, I noticed his friends were, in fact, attractive as well.
“The waitress hasn’t been by in awhile,” I hinted.
“Are you suggesting we walk up to the bar to purchase our next round?” Sydney teased.
I raised my eyebrows and then smiled. “I guess that’s our only option.”
We made our way to the bar, and the closer I walked to him, the more my heart rate sped up until I thought it was going to beat right out of my chest.
I ordered my drink, and I could hear the pounding rush of my heart in my ears. I was nervous, my only saving grace those three Buttery Nipples and the one glass of wine. I swear I could feel his eyes on me in those moments when I stood at the bar. The little hairs on the back of my neck prickled in awareness at his proximity, and I felt a quiver of excitement shoot through me. 
After I placed my order, I turned toward him, and Syd and Vanessa mirrored my movements, heading toward his friends. 
Up close, he was heart-stoppingly handsome, so much that looking at him literally took my breath away. All I could do for a moment was stare at him and drink in his chiseled features. Everything about him screamed red-blooded male. He had dark hair that looked soft enough to run my fingers through and chocolate eyes that I could get lost in. His square jaw had just the right amount of sexy stubble on it, and I imagined how rough it would feel under my tongue. I was stunned at the lusty direction of my thoughts, but this man awakened things in me I didn’t know existed. 
And I hadn’t even spoken a word to him yet. 
The more I stared at him, the more I realized that I had no chance with a man who looked like that. He was so far above my league, but I was a little tipsy and feeling a confidence that I would never have felt if not for three Buttery Nipples.
“Hey, tiger,” I finally said, surprised at how composed my tone was when I was shaking like a leaf on the inside. It felt completely natural to call him the nickname that had been in my head since the moment I’d first laid eyes on him. 
“Hey gorgeous,” he replied, and then he hit me with a grin. 
I am pretty sure my heart stopped completely in that moment. 
I was blinded by his smile and the way it lit up his entire face. 
I had never believed in the ridiculous notion of love at first sight, but I knew that there was more between us than just an attraction. 
I needed to feel him. I’d never had such a strong pull tugging me to a man before, but I needed to find some way to feel his body against mine. Just for the night, I promised myself. I couldn’t jump right back into a relationship, but I could certainly have a night of fun.
“Want to dance?” I asked. 
He nodded, so I pulled his hand and he lifted off of his barstool , following behind me to the dance floor. I finally got a good look at his body unfolded from the stool, and he stood a full foot taller than me. Justin Timberlake’s “Like I Love You” pumped from the speakers, and I shimmied against this godlike creature before me, wondering what the hell he had hidden under his black shirt and jeans. 
His hands gripped my hips, and that was the moment when I knew for sure that the night would end with me in his bed. All I could imagine was those strong fingers gripping my hips against his body without the barrier of clothes. The way he clutched me close against him made me feel like he owned me. It was one of the sexiest moments of my life, and it was taking place in the middle of a crowded dance floor. I tilted my head up and back, and his lips slid over mine for just a moment. 
I swear I was going to have a heart attack at this rate, the way my heart kept speeding up and slowing down. 
That kiss.
It was fast, but it spoke volumes. It was electric, maybe the most electric kiss of my life, and that was just a quick, closed mouth one. I couldn’t imagine what a full-on kiss with tongues would feel like. 
His eyes showed the surprise I felt at our quick connection. I laced my fingers through his on my hips, loving the way our fingers twined together. I grinned up at him, and his eyes suddenly took on a melancholy sadness.
He leaned down to my ear, and I took in his fresh scent. He smelled like clean laundry and soap, and I wanted to breathe him in forever.  
“I’m moving out of Arizona in two days,” he said, his warm breath against my ear sending chills down my legs. 
Was it a warning? I wasn’t sure, but I didn’t really care. I had to have more time with him. I still wasn’t in a place to start anything serious, not after my recent break-up. But the connection I had with this man left me panting with need. I wasn’t going to end the night without more from him, and I was fine with one night that would surely be magical, one night that I could remember forever. 
One night with no strings attached. 
So I said something to make my inner slut proud. “Perfect. I’m looking for something without strings anyway.” 

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Lisa Suzanne is a high school English teacher who lives at home in Arizona with her amazing husband and adorable yellow lab. She loves summer more than her students do.

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