❣️❣️ Blog Tour ❣️❣️ No Regrets by Nicky James

Title: No Regrets
Author: Nicky James
Publisher: Encompass Ink
Word Length: 91k
Genre: Contemporary MM Romance 18+
Release: March 15, 2017



 

“This. Book. Broke my heart. Healed my soul. Made me cry. Laugh. Made me Hug my daughter and kiss my husband. No regrets.” – Alpha Book Club

“My heart hurts, my eyes are red and puffy and I am in the biggest slump I have been in for awhile. This book destroyed me, it’s a story that will forever have a place in my heart, I have No Regrets <3” – Saucy Reviews on Kinky Korner

“No Regrets is a heart wrenchingly, ugly cry worthy ( and oh boy I cried) wonderful love story.I loved the characters. I loved the words. I could feel the characters emotions in every single one.” – Goodreads Review

Life makes no promises, and sometimes, you draw the short straw.

Landon Johnston’s life came to a grinding halt seven months ago, when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

With the encouragement of his grandmother, Landon works his way out of his slump and tries to live life while he still can.

Deciding he doesn’t want to drag anyone else down his morbid path, Landon gives up all friendships and denies himself love. It’s better this way, because all he has to offer is eventual heartache and sadness.

While traveling the world, Landon meets Abel Matheson, a free-spirited, unedited, and nerve-grating man who was supposed to only be a one-night-stand.

Despite Landon’s insistence that he can’t form a relationship with his current diagnoses, Abel is persistent and will not be ignored.

Fighting against all his ingrained urges to run, Landon finds himself drawn down the road he swore he’d never take.

Intimacy grows and bonds form…

Only… Abel doesn’t know Landon is sick.

How can anyone love a man with no future?

Telling him might cause him to run, but staying silent means living a lie. A lie which will only reveal itself in time.

 

I am still crying while writing this out while it is still so fresh. I mean I could write this in a months time and I Know with certainty that I would remember every single detail, be that happy, sad and downright soul gripping painfulness.

Nicky opens with a letter to her readers that starts like this.
“Are you afraid of reading this book? Afraid you might be getting into something too heart wrenching and real you might not be able t handle it?”

Well, let me tell you, YES! Yes, I was so afraid. with every turn of the page, that fear increased knowing that this story does Not have a HEA, it is a HFN story.

How or why I thought this would be a good read for me, is beyond me. I blame Phyl, she convinced me I would be fine. She was wrong!

This is my first read by Nicky, and I am not sure I trust her books anymore LOL. Her writing is freaking phenomenal. Hell, this story is beyond incredible, it’s just . . . . raw.

26-year-old Landon is terminally ill. He has been given a maximum of 2 years and he is not wasting it staying at home in bed.
He is set on traveling and marking off as many items on his bucket list as humanly possible.

While in China he decided to mark another off his list.
Sex with a stranger.

It was meant to be one night, but when Landon wakes to find his one night stand still in his bed, things start to change.

Abel is a cocky, persistent man who is instantly drawn to Landon and regardless of the wall that Landon has erected around himself, Abel will not just walk away.

Being with Abel gives Landon a sense of normalcy, he isn’t treated like he is fragile and that is because Abel has no clue he is dying.

For weeks these two have fun, marking more off Landon’s list, getting to know each other and falling in love despite Landon’s best efforts at keeping things “simple”

When Abel stumbles on all of his pills to keep his tumor and side effects at bay, a floodgate of brutally raw, stab-a-knife-in-my-heart-and-twist pain erupts. And trust me when I say, you feel Every single bit of hurt, betrayal, fear and pain that both Landon and Abel go through.

No Regrets is so . . . . it’s not heart wrenching, it’s so much worse than that, but it is such a gorgeous story of how one man made another’s last days the best he could just by simply loving him and roughing the worse of storms and showing that love is love and will not be tamed by anything, including death.

Make sure you have some chocolate, a snuggle buddy, your bestie on speed dial (Sorry Ang, I drag you through my sobbing rants with this one) and make sure to grab some . . . . scratch that, not some, grab boxes of tissues, trust me between snot and leaky eyes, you will need shares in kleenex 😉

My heart hurts, my eyes are red and puffy and I am in the biggest slump I have been in for awhile. This book destroyed me, it’s a story that will forever have a place in my heart, I have No Regrets <3

 * ARC PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR FOR AN HONEST REVIEW *

 

The silence returned as we continued with our drinks. Abel was the one to break first when he slid his empty cup aside and leaned in, talking in a hushed voice. “So, Landon from Canada, computer nerd and Spiderman wannabe. I’m gonna cut the shit and be blunt.”

“You mean, more blunt?”

“Yeah, more blunt, so brace yourself. You’re incredibly hot and I wanna find a room somewhere and fuck you senseless.”

“Oh. Umm…”

Who the hell says shit like that?

“There is a pub a block down. Let me buy you a couple of drinks and help you relax, because you’re all stiff and uptight. Then, what do you say we find somewhere private after that?”

I had to search for my words because they’d fallen into a gaping chasm of disbelief. “You’re awfully presumptuous.”

“I can be. But, you haven’t told me to fuck off yet, so I’m guessing you’ve been considering it too.”

Yeah, I’d been considering it since he stood in line for drinks twenty minutes ago. Is that how these things worked? Hey, wanna fuck? Sure, let’s go.

Swallowing the dry lump from my throat, I pinned him with a glare, doing my best to show confidence even though I trembled on the inside. “Maybe I am. Only, I don’t drink.”

More like I couldn’t drink, at least not with the massive array of medications I took. It was something I had to give up long ago. What I wouldn’t have given for a beer to calm me down. He was right, I was wound tighter than a spring.

“A twenty-six-year-old, non-drinker. You just get more and more interesting. I’ll have to find other ways to get you to relax then. I can be creative. Are you here with anyone?”

“No. I umm… I came alone.”

“Do you have a room nearby?”

“What about your friends? Won’t they be looking for you?”

He chuckled. “Nah, they’ll be drinking themselves stupid half the night and won’t even know I’m not there.”

“Oh… umm…”

“A room?”

My gaze dropped to the table once again. My blood pressure rose with each slam of my heart against my ribcage. Why the hell was I so nervous? It wasn’t like I was some virgin or anything. I took a deep breath and tried to rein in the suffocating emotion before it got out of hand.

Shifting my gaze to my notebook, I saw my list in my head again and heard my grandmother’s words.

If I died tomorrow, I’d have no regrets. Can you say the same thing? 

I was sure this wasn’t what she meant. Sorry, grandma.

Time to tick off another one.

“Fuck it. Yes, I have a room a block down the road.” With another shaky breath, I pushed my half-empty mug aside and grabbed my notebook. “What happens in China stays in China, right?” Standing, I glanced back at him.

His grin was facetious as he sucked the corner of his bottom lip into his teeth. “It’s not Vegas, but I think it applies.”

“This. Book. Broke my heart. Healed my soul. Made me cry. Laugh. Made me Hug my daughter and kiss my husband. No regrets.” – Alpha Book Club

“My heart hurts, my eyes are red and puffy and I am in the biggest slump I have been in for awhile. This book destroyed me, it’s a story that will forever have a place in my heart, I have No Regrets <3” – Saucy Reviews on Kinky Korner

“No Regrets is a heart wrenchingly, ugly cry worthy ( and oh boy I cried) wonderful love story.I loved the characters. I loved the words. I could feel the characters emotions in every single one.” – Goodreads Review

Nicky James lives in the small town of Petrolia, Ontario, Canada. She is mother to a wonderful teenage boy and wife to a truly supportive and understanding husband who, thankfully, doesn’t think her crazy.
Nicky has always had two profound dreams in life; to fall back hundreds of years in time and live in a simpler world and to write novels. Since only one of those dreams was a possibility, she decided to make the other come alive on paper.
Nicky writes MM romance books in a variety of styles including contemporary, medieval, fantasy, and historical.

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