Found at the Bookstore by Christi Snow: Release Day Review, EXCLUSIVE Excerpt (NSFW) and Giveaway

After suffering a traumatic brain injury the final football game his senior year in high school, Ryder Garrett’s life was never normal again. Most days he’s happy when he can remember the way home. There’s no room in his life for romance or love, which means he’s destined to die a virgin.

Stig Minton doesn’t remember what virginity felt like. Twelve years older than Ryder, he’s been around the block too many times to count and has the scars to prove it…both physically and mentally.

But as these two men come together to help with a wedding, they forge a friendship, a friendship they both desperately need. As their relationship evolves, feelings go deeper. But is it stupid to risk this new—and, yes necessary—bond in pursuit of something that’s doomed to fail?

They both think they’re too broken to make this work. But what if they’re wrong?

Two broken souls may just be able to find reparation in one another…

Book #2 in the Found Series.

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Ryder

Ryder’s dick throbbed with need. Just a tiny bit of friction and he’d be right there. He thrust his hips, enjoying the delicious sense of doing so against a warm body. So fucking good.

Arousal zinged through his balls as they tightened with impending climax. He wanted to draw it out a little bit longer. He never got this. Even in his dreams, he was usually doing this by himself.

To have a phantom, faceless person with him was the ultimate fantasy, but he was too far-gone. His hips stuttered as his rhythm was interrupted by a spasm of white-hot pleasure.

He groaned and awoke on a gasp as his cock continued to pulse with jizz erupting and coating the insides of his boxers. The pure ecstasy of the moment kept his eyes closed in pleasure. Fuck, how long had it been since he’d had a wet dream? So embarrassing that this was his life at twenty-six years old.

He opened his eyes and yelped, almost throwing himself out of bed in his surprise. “St… Stig?”

Stig’s dark eyes looked almost black with intensity and focus. His hand, reaching across the bed and steadying him, kept him from tumbling onto the hardwood floor.

“What are you doing here? In my bed?” His voice rose several octaves. Humiliation mixed with shock flooded him. He’d just humped himself into orgasm against the guy.

I loved Found at the Library, I thought it was so creative, and it really became a bit of a comfort read for me (in fact, I “had” to re-read it before beginning Found at the Bookstore…just to catch up of course 😉 ). I honestly wasn’t sure that Christi could re-create that magic for me with book 2. However, I forgot that her writing is always magic for me. She has the ability to bring characters to life that aren’t one dimensional, that have issues that are not simplistic, or easily solvable. And she definitely does this with Ryder and Stig.

Christi does a fantastic job with making these characters grow as people. What began as a questionable acquaintanceship, grew and moved forward. Ryder did not have an easy life after his TBI happened in high school. He worked at becoming as independent as he could, but still had to rely on others, and at times it was so painful all he could do was sink into it, and hope to come back out the other side. Yet, throughout the story, even as his relationship with Stig began to grow, Ryder began to flourish more as his own person, growing stronger and more confident in himself.

Stig, meanwhile, grew in a different way. Someone who presented himself as bitter over the loss of his ex, and somewhat of a selfish playboy, he began to grow as someone who could care for someone else, not just physically, but emotionally. Previously, he had been seen as one-dimensional, but we began quickly to see that when he cared, he cared deeply. However, he definitely had a darker side that needed to be tended to.

These two had a very rocky road to get to their HEA, including a darkness that almost cost them both everything. Yet it also allowed Ryder to stand up in a way he never had before, and as a reader you couldn’t help but cheer for him in that moment. It was that moment that you sometimes see in movies where the hero you don’t expect overcomes and you stand up and cheer and clap. That moment is worth all the tough ones that come before.

Don’t ask me to choose between these two books as my favorite. I won’t. Just know, I will be reading them both again, sooner rather than later. 🙂

4.5 pieces of eye candy

Christi has generously offered up a signed copy of book #1 (US Only), Found at the Library, to one lucky reader. So, tell us what books mean to you, whether a physical book (such as what Tommy does in Book 1) or ebook/audio book.

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Comments

  1. Carol W. says:

    I absolutely love FOUND AT THE LIBRARY, Tommy & Mac are fabulous together. So I am looking forward to reading about Ryder and Stig. Books are a way of life (at least for me). I carry a book or have my ipad or phone so I’m never NEVER without a book to read. Books are a hobbit, an addiction I never want to be free from. Books show me places that I hope to visit someday and worlds I could never imagine but wish I could visit. Congratulations Christi on your release. Thank you for the chance.

  2. Ginger Connatser says:

    I have not had a chance to read this author yet. I love reading. I get to escape from real life and visit places and times that I would never be able to other wise. colby69@verizon.net

  3. Oor Janie says:

    Loved that. Cant wait for this book!!!! The first was fabulous. Books I love mean everything to me. I treasure them. They transport you to anotehr world and bring so many hours of enjoyment!! I love holding the real books but ebooks on my kindle are awesome too, to read anywhere

    Thanks for chance

    (ps. I am in Canada but if im so lucky as to win (dream) . Would get sent to usa friend

  4. Books are my #1 source of entertainment. I rarely watch tv or listen to music, reading is it for me.

  5. Books allow me to escape into another world. I can visit places in the pages of a book that no longer exist and or not somewhere I can go.

  6. I love books they’ve always been a doorway to adventure and knowledge. It’s something I’ve always had when since I learned how to read. It offered comfort and entertainment.

  7. Books have always been a huge part of my life. They offer so many different things, escape, comfort , entertainment etc….
    They enrich my life so much.

  8. Laurie Nourse says:

    I have always loved books. From Nancy Drew, The Hardee Boys to Sybil to F/M to M/M. Takes you to countries I’ll probably never see, fantastic places some real and some not. Let’s you remove yourself from the stresses of work and give yourself a timeout. Thank god for kindles cause the books were starting to over run the house.

  9. Books are my comfort – they provide another world when I don’t want to be in my everyday life!

  10. ButtonsMom2003 says:

    Reading is everything to me. It transports me to another place.