Author: MJ Fields
Series: Men of Steel #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: Oct. 17, 2013
Publisher: MJ Fields
Tour Organizer: Romance Addict Blog Tour
Length: 229 pages
I know who I am. I’m Cyrus Steel, son, brother, uncle, friend to people I choose to bring into my life.
I could fuck up anyone I want.
I know the devastation I can and have caused.
I can’t change the past, but I have chosen how to live now.
I like to fuck, and I will do a chick better than she’s ever been done. Hard and wild. No more than three hook ups. No expectations, no one gets hurt. As long as she agrees …it’s on.
One of my favorite tattoo’s bridges the V, and it says Truth.
A constant reminder of who I was and who I am now.
I wasn’t sure I knew how or even if I should tell him there was no one who loved me. Tony was the last person to say those words to me and he hadn’t meant it. He just wanted to use me.
That’s what this beautiful man underneath me, showed me today. He hadn’t used me, he didn’t even know me. But he thought I was beautiful, and he was nice to me. Tony was wrong about him, and even though I never want to see him again, I wish I could tell him just how wrong he was.
Can truth be altered? Can truth be seen when walls are built for protection, for self preservation? Will self doubt and years of pain cloud two hearts from finding their truth?
My Review: To me, Cyrus just seemed a little disjointed. It was a little difficult for me to follow at times. It seemed like a good story, but one that wasn't completely developed. The beginning narrative of Cyrus's life didn't seem to connect to the part about Jase's wedding that came next. It was also a little fuzzy about how Cyrus came to know Tara or why he cared what happened to her.
I did like how Tara handled her situation. She wanted to do things for herself and not have to depend on others after what she went through. However, it seemed a little odd to me that after she was abused, she and Cyrus would have sex. It just felt a little weird to me that that would be the way to handle her abuse. I admired Cyrus for wanting to help Tara but some things just seemed too over the top. For instance, can she really not put her own underwear on? And I think that he should have done a better job not putting his sexual needs first. To me, it appeared that every time he tried to insist that they were just friends, they ended up having sex.
The characters were just flat in my opinion. There wasn't anything about them that made me want to get to know them. I feel that they could have been developed more, as could the story itself. There could have been more transitions between events and the conversations a little more clear.
Overall Opinion: I wasn't really thrilled with this novel. I think it was a little difficult to follow and could have used more development in some areas. This is why I am giving Cyrus 2 stakes.
Meet the Author: I am a very new self published writer. I will tell you I have always had a very vivid imagination. Starting at age 3 (as it states in my Baby Book).
Sigma was my very first love (imaginary boyfriend). He lived about fifteen miles from my childhood home, (a farm). I took him chicken noodle soup every night on one of our families snowmobiles, (Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring). Apparently he was very ill and "Thank God" I was able to take care of him.
Next was my very first self publishing gig. At eight my cousins and I (and yes I was the president) wrote a newsletter and sold it to our family members.
Years later I decided to put it back into print to entertain my cousin as she was on an aircraft carrier on 9/11 (Kick ass cousin BTW) and very far away from home during a very scary time for our country, (protecting our butts).
Fast forward to 2012. I read 50 shades and thought, I can do that, (meaning writing). I have two complete series The Love Series, and Wrapped. I have two new series Burning Souls and Men of Steel. Ten books in 13 months. CrAzY and wonderful.
I love love! ( I would love to reference Pinks new song here, however I am not sure if that would cause copyright issues.)I also tend to enjoy watching people grow and change with self realization and moments of clarity that just sneak up behind you and smack you in the head. I love people and have always been able to see both sides of a story. Each person that comes into our life leaves us with something it is what we choose to do with it that helps us grow.
I live in central New York in the middle of nowhere and am surrounded by family and friend most the time. I run a small business out of my home and spend time reading and doing the typical Mommy things. Our house is full of pets and friends and noise ninety percent of the time, and I would have it no other way.
I love people,music, laughter, hugs, and books.
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