#NewRelease ~ High Tide ( Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances) by Michelle Mankin ~ #Review #Giveaway #Excerpt @MichelleMankin @EJBookPromos

Posted July 2, 2019 by Cyndi Becker in 2019, 5 Stars, Blog Tour, Contemporary Romance, Cyndi, Excerpt, Giveaway, New Release, Our Review / 0 Comments

by Michelle Mankin
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Don’t miss High Tide and Island Side by New York Times bestselling author Michelle Mankin, the highly anticipated two-part conclusion to the Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances series.


Hollie Lesowski is a beautiful young actress locked in a legal battle with one of the most powerful and feared directors in Hollywood, a man who betrayed and hurt her, a man she mistakenly believed was her father.
 
Maximillian Cash is her bodyguard, a blond, blue-eyed giant sworn to protect her. Gentle despite his imposing presence, he seems to be just right for her. But can she trust him with her deepest secrets? 
 
Diesel Le is a rock star in her sister’s band. Devastatingly sexy and annoyingly arrogant, the former pro surfer from Hawaii delights in driving her and everyone else crazy. So, why does she have to continually remind herself to stay away from him?
 
Two uniquely handsome men tempt her. Both want to make her their own. But one is her employee, and the other is a confirmed player.
 
Will she be swept away by temptation?
 
High Tide and Island Side is a heart-twisting, gut-churning, page-turning, coming-of-age duet. It is a triangular second-chance love story with two compelling alpha males but no cheating. Romantic and suspenseful, it sparkles with the glitz of Hollywood, sizzles with the tropical heat of Hawaii, and steals your breath at times, but it will also make your spirit soar. 

 

High Tide (Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances, #4)High Tide by Michelle Mankin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m kinda sad, and A LOT of anxious. With the High Tide/Island Side duet comes ending of the Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances series. Once again, Michelle Mankin, great bringer of angst, has left my heart in my throat. High Tide was such an interesting journey through the eyes of Hollie Lesowski, who is also the sister to Franny Bay from the book Oceanside. With the opening High Tide, we are quickly brought into Hollies’ world – a teen fighting for the chance to make a career for herself all while getting through a traumatic attack and exposing her attacker, her stepfather, for the monster he is.

Hollie is such a delightful young woman. She’s living the life of a young starlet in the making, with demands most woman twice her age would cringe at. In her bodyguard Max she believes she has a man she can trust, a man she could fall for. As those feelings intensify and their relationship goes to another level, Max begins to exhibit some unusual behaviors, adding an air of mystery and suspense to what happening in the background of Hollie’s life. This is also when Hollie finds herself in too close proximity of Diesel le, a man with whom she shares a connection. Boy, do this two sizzle. It’s undeniable and also very confusing – not just for Hollie.

This is when I see the mastery of Ms. Mankins storytelling at it’s finest. I don’t want her to want him, she has Max after all. Sweet, solid, adoring Max. But slowly I start to see the fractures in Max’s character. He’s not all that he seems and in fact a few moments I’m really, really disappointed in him (as I’m sure I’m supposed to be). And I’m afraid that Diesel is all that he seems to be (and how confusing it is to be tantalized by that). Yes, the spark he shares with Hollie makes me believe he could be all that – and more!

I will read anything by Michelle Mankin and I never need to read a blurb to know that she will take my heart. So the relationship/love triangle combine that with a bit of a cliffhanger left me a bit on edge. No doubt this is a carefully constructed path I’m supposed to travel on this reading experience and I have that extra-special frisson feeling that there are tumultuous times ahead – and I can’t wait for it! 5 Stars and recommendation!

~Review by Cyndi


 


“No, not wonderful.” His masculine fingers flexed over mine. “If I were wonderful, I’d have fought these feelings harder. But I would’ve had to go right back to the beginning and walk away the first time I laid eyes on you to accomplish that feat. I’d have to look away every morning when you stumble out of bed looking so adorable.”

Scoffing, I said, “I look like death warmed over.”

“You look sweet, beautiful, and vulnerable.”

“I’m not vulnerable.” I lifted my chin, denying it, even though I knew I was. I stood on the shore with the rushing tide coming in fast, and my feet stuck and sinking deeper into the sand.







 

Michelle Mankin is the New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Records series of novels. 
 
Fall in love with a rock star. 
 
Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a BRUTAL STRENGTH centered trilogy,combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock ‘n roll industry. 
 
Things take a bit of an edgier, once upon a time turn with the TEMPEST series. These pierced,tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome that may prevent them from ever getting there. 
 
Rock stars, myths, and legends collide with paranormal romance in a totally mesmerizing way in the MAGIC series. 
 
Get swept away by temptation in the ROCK STARS, SURF AND SECOND CHANCES series. 
 
Romance and self-discovery, the FINDING ME series is a Tempest spin off with a more experienced but familiar cast of characters. 
 
The ROCK F*CK CLUB series is a girl-power fueled reality show with the groupies choosing the rock stars. 
 
When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town listening to her rock or NOLA funk music much too loud, she is putting her daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends, sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend.

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