Release Blitz (Book Review, Excerpt & Giveaway): Henry’s End by Julie A. Richman

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Release Day Blitz

Title: Henry’s End

Author: Julie A Richman

Genre: Standalone M/M Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 11, 2015

Synopsis

Dreams.
I used to have them—before the nightmares started.
I dreamed of nice guys, love…normalcy.
Things like reading the Sunday paper in bed with my lover.

But who needs dreams when your reality is filled with a string of faceless dominating men in uniform? Men that pack a thick bulge and are only too happy to satisfy my deviant sexual cravings.

Me. That’s who.

And then HE walked through the door and shared with me, a total stranger, his intimate dream of love. Damn him for verbalizing every single detail of the dream I buried long ago.

And now I don’t know how I’m going to live without that dream.
Or him.

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 Michelle's Review

Rating: 4 stars

This was my first time reading a Julie A. Richman book and it will not be my last. After I had finished reading another M/M book, I kept seeing on my Facebook timeline regarding this book, so of course, I signed up for it and got very lucky to have received this ARC. You can read this book as a standalone, but I know and have heard that Henry has made an appearance in Ms. Richman’s Moore Series. I am going to add those to my TBR list.

The story starts at Mia and Schooner’s wedding and you start getting a sense of what Henry is thinking regarding what he wants out of life, a partner, a home, someone to read the New York Times, and even a family. This AHA moment is front and center with Seth Shapiro.

The plot moves back into the past. Henry is a rise and shining sales representative in California and gets the opportunity of a lifetime to take over the San Diego section of California. What I loved about Henry is that he owned is sexuality. I also loved that he loved men in uniform, I LOVE MEN IN UNIFORM. Getting into Henry’s head regarding relationships, you sense is more of a bottom and I think it is because he has never had that one true person to give as well as receive in a relationship.

There was a moment, well truthfully, there were many, but one in particular that I was in a rage. I was so angry and hurt for Henry. I will say this, that Henry is so strong and loving, you just want to put your arms around him. There was a moment while I was reading that I totally lost it, like ugly cry and everything. I am on a packed bus and bawling like a baby. Word of advice, have tissues handy whenever you get to read this book.

You will love and adore Edwin and Stephan, you are going to swoon for Quinn and if you read the Moore Series, you see more of Seth. I especially loved Schooner and his name. You know how we love our female BFFs in books, well he is the male version of a BFF and he’s straight, so go figure lol.

Here was my issue with the book and it’s my issue and it may not necessarily be yours. Like I mentioned, you can read this book as a standalone, but for me, I guess if I had read the Moore Series, I could understand the dynamics between Henry and Seth. I wanted more of their story to fly through the pages. I will say that Julie Richman’s writing style very, very good. She moves along with the plot and you will not want to put the book down.

– Michelle

*An ARC was provided by the author for an honest review.

PURCHASES LINKS:

Amazon –  http://bit.ly/AMHenrysEnd

B&N – http://bit.ly/BNHenrysEnd

iBooks – http://bit.ly/HenrysEndiBooks

Kobo – http://bit.ly/KoboHenrysEnd

Smashworlds – http://bit.ly/SWHenrysEnd

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Henry’s End Book Trailer:

 Excerpt

Holding eye contact with the man, meeting the challenge head on, Henry didn’t flinch. He wanted him to know that he was aware that he was being watched. The energy between the two was sharp and direct. There was no mistaking that contact had been made, and Henry could feel his stomach cramping with excitement, and his balls tightening with desire. This was a man he had dreamed about his whole life. He exuded absolute power. Envisioning him in uniform made Henry inexplicably ache even more.

Definitely a Marine, he thought. A lieutenant? A captain? This man gave orders and expected them to be followed. He commanded. Demanded. And received.

Turning away, Henry made his way through the crowd in search of the bathroom. Mostly he needed his air back and a moment to process what had transpired. He knew that wasn’t all in his head.

The man hadn’t just cruised him.

He’d claimed him.

Heading into the bathroom, the site of an open stall door felt like an immediate godsend and he needed to get behind it, alone. Quickly.

It happened so fast, he wasn’t quite sure how it occurred. Entering the stall, he turned to close the door but was propelled against the metal stall wall to his right, knocking the air out of him. He heard the muffled sound of the stall door latch being locked. The larger man pinned him with his body, his muscular chest pressing Henry flush against the cold metal. The cool smooth surface felt good against his hot, sunburned cheek. Henry could feel the man’s cock pressed against his ass crack on the outside of his bike shorts and wondered if the guy’s cock was still in his pants or not. It wasn’t until that moment that he realized the man had him in a loose choke hold. He didn’t feel fear, and somehow instinctually knew this guy wasn’t going to hurt him. He was establishing his control and position.

With lips next to Henry’s ear, his voice was little more than a growl. “Is that what you want? Little boys? Little boys that will never satisfy you? Is that what you want?” His sizable cock pressed harder against Henry’s ass. With his free hand, the man reached around to the front of Henry’s bike shorts and found exactly what he was looking for – a hard, excited cock. Giving it a squeeze through the slippery material of his bike shorts, Henry hardened immediately to the man’s touch. Continuing to fondle him through the thin fabric, while simultaneously pressing him from behind, the Marine hissed into Henry’s ear, “I asked you a question.”

Brain cells blown away by the physical assault both front and rear, for the life of him, Henry could not remember the man’s question and answered by pressing his junk harder into the guy’s hand, needing to feel possessed by his grasp. He did not disappoint Henry as he squeezed his balls tighter.

“You still want little boys?” he growled, his arm tightening around Henry’s neck.

The moment Henry felt the crook of his arm squeeze his neck, he began to pump himself into the man’s hand, “No. I don’t want little boys.”

“Then what is it you want?” The man had Henry by his cock and was pressing him firmly against his own hard-on, grinding harshly against his ass.

“I want you.”

“Good. And I don’t want you dancing with those boys. Do you understand that?”

Henry nodded his head, yes.

With his hand firmly encasing Henry’s privates, the Marine pressed the smaller man against him and continued to let Henry feel the pressure of his cock against his ass.

Henry leaned his weight back into him, eyes closed. There was nothing in the world except the guy’s hand kneading and pressing his balls. He wanted to stay in the moment forever. Submit to whatever the man wanted from him.

And then he was gone. Leaving Henry against the wall with a raging hard-on and a need to feel the Marine’s hands and cock again, hear his voice, low and raspy, in his ear. Without removing an article of clothing or coming, he had never had a sexual experience that excited him as much, and he knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that he would always remember the sublime feeling of being restrained by this man.

He wanted more.

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About

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USA Today Bestselling author Julie A. Richman is a native New Yorker living deep in the heart of Texas. A creative writing major in college, reading and writing fiction has always been a passion. Julie began her corporate career in publishing in NYC and writing played a major role throughout her career as she created and wrote marketing, advertising, direct mail and fundraising materials for Fortune 500 corporations, advertising agencies and non-profit organizations. She is an award winning nature photographer plagued with insatiable wanderlust. Julie and her husband have one son and a white German Shepherd named Juneau.

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