Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Blog Tour & Review: Jase (Men of Steel #1) by M.J. Fields

Today, Waves of Fiction is excited to join xPresso Tours for M.J. Fields's blog tour of Jase (Men of Steel #1). For our stop, we have the book details, a review and the author's bio. Enjoy!
Publication date: July 13th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Purchase Links: Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble
I sat in my room at our family’s tattoo parlor, Forever Steel staring at the phone. I hadn’t stopped looking at the picture of this crazy, quirky, insanely beautiful blonde haired blue eyed siren that invaded the Jersey Shore a month ago.

Carly Smythe was not my type at all. She was a twenty year old student at Stanford University in California, smart as hell, and funny. The shit kicker was she was so awkwardly unaware of what any man with pulse could see, and that was that she was a damn heartbreaker with a body that made me hard the very first time I saw her.

She made me crazy, she snuck out to see me, and then avoided any sexual advances I made on her, until I finally kissed her, and I didn’t wait for an invitation either: I took those pouty little lips and made them mine.

Carly was also an avid reader of those books, you know “Mommy Porn.” So my game had to be stepped up. Who the hell am I kidding? She could see through my game immediately, and it didn’t have the same effect it did on every other girl I hooked up with. And she didn’t go running for the hills, either. I fell hard… and fast.

Abe (her cousin) knew all the shit that had gone down in my life for the past five and a half years and in order to make this work, which I wanted it to… I needed to set the record straight, put it all on the line, give her the 411, and let her decide if after everything, she still wanted to give it up to a guy like me. A tattooed, pierced, f-up, with a past that was sure to send any girl into a tail spin. She was not any girl, she was…different.

My Thoughts:
Quite entertaining with a dash of sexy! 

Jase (Men of Steel #1) by M.J. Fields was exactly what I was looking for when I was searching for an entertaining love story that was filled with an ample amount of drama. Despite catching a few pacing and flow issues, I had a really good time reading this book!

In this series premier of the Men of Steel series, we meet the first Steel brother, Jase. He works in the family business that specializes in tattoos and piecings, and for the past few years has been living his life on the edge. During a summer beach party, his best friend Abe brings along his cousin, and Carly catches Jase’s eye immediately. However, when she notices that Jase is in a rocky relationship with a jealous hothead, Carly stays away despite Jase’s mild flirting. After breaking up with Pam, Jase takes a chance at catching… and keeping Carly’s attention, but their volatile summer fling is put on hold when she heads back to the west coast for collage.

Throughout their on-again-off-again relationship, they hit their fair share of obstacles and misunderstandings that makes it impossible for them to enjoy one another for any stretch of time. After finishing college, Carly is offered a job in New Jersey where Jase lives, but any hopes of being with him are long gone. What was supposed to be the research assignment of a life-time ends up being more than she ever bargained for.

As you can tell, I’m keeping quite a few of the details in the shadows, but suffice it to say, Jase and Carly are one hot mess! Throughout Carly’s college years, she and Jase try unsuccessfully to have a long distance relationship. It was hard to see Carly struggle with certain emotional moments only to have Jase create added turmoil in her life. I think the issue I had with them as a couple was that I never really felt they made a good pair. Jase did his growing up behind the scenes because we got very few perspective chapters from him. Carly went through a significant amount of tough times while in college and having Jase drive her batty didn’t feel right for me.

The strangest part to this whole equation was that I really like both characters individually, but not as a pair. So I believe I might enjoy reading their novella , as well as the other books in the series to get snippets of these two in order to convince myself that they work well together.

As far as the writing goes, there were evident issues with the pacing and flow. That was clear when I would read certain excerpts and feel like I might have missed a paragraph or two. I’d lose track of characters and find myself lost for a few paragraphs. However, strangely enough I still enjoyed this story immensely. I laughed at a few scenes here and there. Some of which I’m not quite sure were intended to be funny. I got frustrated with the characters in a way that wasn’t close to be annoying.

Overall, I enjoyed this books despite the less than flawless execution. As I said before, I look forward to reading more about the Steel brothers in the other installments. Bring it on!
3.5 Suns
About the Author:
I am very new self published writer,and had no clue what I was getting into, still don’t—but I like it!

My imagination became apparent at age three. Sigma was my very first (imaginary) boyfriend. He lived about fifteen miles from my family’s farm. I took him chicken noodle soup every night on one of our snowmobiles, regardless of the season. Apparently he was very ill and “Thank God” I was able to care for him.

At eight my love for writing blossomed. My cousins and I (of course 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 on an aircraft carrier on 9/11 and very far away from home during a scary time for our country, (protecting our butts).

Fast forward to 2012. I read 50 shades and thought, I wanna do that!

I have two complete series The Love Series, and Wrapped and two new series Burning Souls and Men of Steel. Thirteen books in sixteen months. CrAzY and wonderful.

I love love! (I would love to reference a Pink song here but I will save my inappropriateness for my books.

I enjoy watching people grow and change with self realization and moments of clarity that 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. I ran a small business out of my home and have recently closed my door to pursue this dream full time. I spend time writing and doing the typical Mommy things. Our house is full of pets, friends, and noise ninety percent of the time. I would have it no other way.

I love people,music, laughter, hugs, books, and talking about books.

I’m very excited to share that I have recently signed and am now represented by with Marissa Corvisiero.
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  1. This sounds like a fun read! I do have a love/hate relationship with the hot mess romances but they're kinda like my guilty pleasure reads >.< Glad you liked it, Arlene!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing <3 MJ