Friday, 9 June 2017

Blog Tour: Kristen Ashley's "The Farthest Edge (Honey # 2)."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Blog Tour for Kristen Ashley's "The Farthest Edge (Honey # 2)."
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A man without a past. A woman who lost her future. Together they'll push each other to the farthest edge and ignite a passion that's harder and deeper than they ever imagined. But is it strong enough to turn into something real and lasting? In the second highly anticipated book in the Honey series, New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley once again delivers a smoldering hot story that is achingly romantic and populated with intensely raw characters that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

Review: Surj & the delightful Derna from Always Books Blog

Surj: We loved the first book in the "Honey" series by Kristen Ashley but this one ... this next instalment, sweet baby Jesus, this really was something else. Not only was the story exquisite but we think we are going to need to park our backsides in a deep freezer for the next few days and cool ourselves down, because "The Farthest Edge" was so darn HOT!!! Oh yes, we all know this author can write the most delectable sex scenes but this... this was a whole new level of heat that had our toes curling, our thighs clenching and our faces turning all kinds of shades of red, we got that flustered. Uh huh, alpha sub kinkiness... OH DEAR LORD. 

Who knew it felt that good to take the plunge, land and shatter?

"The Farthest Edge" is one of those books that rubber stamps itself in your memory, not just for the kinkiness and heat (although that really was a huge bonus), but for the unconventional yet fantastic story that wove itself through the pages. This was so classic Kristen Ashley yet so unique in so many ways, wouldn't you agree Derna? 

Derna: Totally right Surj! There was so much more to this story than the kink and the heat. It was pure KA magic. The scenes between Branch and Evangeline were beautifully written. Two broken people who found comfort with each other, what started as Dom / sub relationship turns into so much more as they connected on a physical and emotional level. 

You really get to know the characters especially Branch who I adore. This hot alpha sub who was everything I would expect sexy, intense, brooding, and confidant. I was completely captivated by him from start to finish. To say I was jealous of Angie would be an understatement. Haha

God what kind of beauty was this that was Branch? She didn't know. 
She'd never had it. And lord help her, she couldn't lose herself in it. 

Surj: For those of you who are a little hesitant to read this book (or the series for that matter) because you feel that an alpha couldn't be a sub or you're not massively into reading the whole sub/ dom thing, trust us and trust KA. Firstly, she has written Branch so perfectly that even as a sub, he is seriously freakin' hot!!!! Also, in this second book in the series, KA continues to dispel the myths, stereotypes and pre conceived ideas of what a sub/ dom relationship looks like. Yup, there were no leather clad, whip yielding characters in this one. In fact, what you got was something that felt kinda normal and I think that was the intention. What Branch and Evangeline shared felt so personal, so private and even intimate at times, I felt like I was a bit of a peeping Tom, spying on moments that were not for sharing. Set behind closed doors and in Evangeline's home, it was a stark contrast to the relationship between Olivier and Amelie which had been very public and had predominantly developed within the walls of the Honey Club. 

He liked to be pushed to the edge? She was going to take him there. 
Shove him right over. And go over with him. 

You touched on our heroine Evangeline, Derna, and wow what a heroine she was. I just loved her strength and resilience. She was one hell of a head strong woman who knew exactly what she wanted and had every intention of getting it. She may have a fight on her hands but this lady had every intention of winning!!! 

Derna: Yes, She was going for gold she wanted the top prize and wouldn't settle for anything less. I did like her character, she was also compassionate and understanding. You could see that whenever she spoke to Branch in and out of their Dom/ sub relationship never pushing him to tell his story letting him tell her when he was ready.

But then she'd realise he was like a drug, and once you got your dose, you were good. 
You were brilliant. You were flying high. But when it was gone, you needed more. 

surj: "The Farthest Edge" was a story about guilt, revenge, healing and of course finding love when you least expect it. We absolutely adored this second addition to the Honey series and cannot wait for the final book. We love that KA took a chance and penned  this series and we truly hope that you take a chance and read it. Trust us, you won't be disappointed. 

Derna: I couldn't have said it better myself Surj. In true KA style It's at long read, but wow it was so worth it. And I couldn't go without letting you all know that there was mention of one of our favourite KA alphas from the Unfinished Heroes series which had me grinning so hard!!!!  I'm excited for the next book, even though at this point I'm not completely sure who it could be about. Surj and I have a few ideas but only time will tell.

"The Farthest Edge" gets ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️   from us. 

All's fair in love. not war. nothing was fair in war. But all was fair in love.

Aryas knew her. 
He knew what she liked. 
He knew how she played. 
He knew exactly what would make her squirm in her seat. 
And he knew precisely how long it had been since she’d had her kink.
“You’re throwing down the gauntlet,” she accused quietly.
“You feel like picking up the glove?” he shot back, shaking the piece of paper at her. 
She stared into Aryas’s eyes. 
No strings.
Anything she wanted to do to get him off. 
When he was done with her, he’d vanish from her life. 
Her gaze dropped to the paper. 
“Be you, and we’ll make it interesting, lay five grand on that fucker, he’ll give you one go and then he’ll move on,” Aryas pushed, but it was a dare. 
She looked back at him. 
A dare. 
Yes, he knew her. 
“No reflection on you and your skills, which are sublime, my beautiful baby.” He grinned wicked grin. “Just that this guy is unbreakable. There’s no edge for him any Domme can get anywhere near to push him off and that’s what he’s looking for. Being taken to the farthest edge and shoved right the fuck over.”
Taken to the farthest edge. 
Evangeline was not into that. She wasn’t into extreme. Not like many who were into that in the life. 
No, the edges she coasted were exactly what Aryas wasn’t quite saying, but she read this guy couldn’t handle. 
Unless he had the right Mistress to lead the way. 
Damn it all, she was getting wet. 
“Five grand?” she snapped. 
Aryas pressed his lips together and she was too peeved to get more peeved that he did it to suppress his amusement. 
He unpressed them to confirm, “Five grand. But Leenie, babe, just to get it straight, he walks away from you at first meet, we’re even. It’s only if you get a crack at him the bet is on.”
She lifted her nose at the same time she snatched the paper from his hand, declaring, “He won’t walk away.”
“He might,” Aryas said gently, and his sudden loss of humor and careful tone made her focus on him again. “Beware of that. He’s done it before. In some ways, he doesn’t give a shit about anything. In some ways, he can be frustratingly choosy.”
“If I want him, he walks away, I’ll still get him,” she announced. 

About Kristen Ashley:

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorize and she hadn't taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen's Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning. 

Nothing's changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she's blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up. 

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.

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