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Monday, May 9, 2016
BLOG TOUR: Sexiest Man Alive by M. Clarke
We are over the moon excited to be a part of this Blog Tour for M. Clarke's Sexiest Man Alive, the first book in the Knight Fashion series! This is the start of a new spin-off series from the Something Great Trilogy! This is a reviews only tour! There's also a cool tour-wide giveaway, too, at the end of this post!
Knight Fashion Series, #1
(Spin-off from Something Great Trilogy)
February 22, 2016
Everything is sexy at Knight Fashion Magazine.
Nathan Cross is a struggling actor waiting tables at a local restraurant to make ends meet while he attends endless auditions. Though his hopeful career moves at a slow pace, Olivia is the strength ad sunshine in his life... until she leaves him. One day, he is offered a contract with a modeling agent, leading him to work for Knight Fashion Magazine—a dream job he never imagined would become a reality.
Olivia swore she would always put her career first and that's precisely what she did when she left Nathan. Having a deadbeat dad and watching her mom work two jobs to make ends meet have been her driving force. When she is offered a modeling career, she drops everything—even the love of her life—and moves to New York.
Though Nathan and Olivia try to steer clear of one another, working for the same fashion magazine causes their paths to cross again and old emotions are awakened. Can Nathan forgive Olivia or will he take the next step with the woman he is currently dating? Will Olivia do everything she can to break them apart? Or will she choose her career over her heart... again?
I ran my fingers through my hair, moving it away from my face. “You don’t have to stay, Nate. I mean, I appreciate you wanting to help my mom.”
He ignored me. “Let’s start with the box you’re holding.” He came toward me.
If I had handed it to him, everything would have been just fine. Instead, I backed away, tripped over a box full of books, and stumbled backward on top of my bed. The box in my hand went flying onto the floor.
Being a gentleman, Nate reached down to help me clean up the mess. Instead of putting things back into the box, he sifted through them.
“You still have these?” he asked, holding up a photo of us at a Valentine’s dinner. After he placed it down, he picked up a smaller box and opened it. It held the crystal bracelet he had given to me the last Christmas we spent together. It had been a while since I’d worn it. I’d thought about wearing it again, but not in front of him just yet.
I got off the bed reluctantly, wishing I could hide under the covers instead. Scattered about the carpet were more photos of us and some cards he had given me for my birthday, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day. Nate always got me a card. He was sentimental that way.
He slowly peered upward at me with an expression I didn’t understand. Was he mad? Then, with a hint of a smile, he quickly placed everything inside the box, closed the lid, and handed it to me. After I took it from his hand, he stood up, facing me.
“I never threw anything you gave me away,” I said, looking down at the box. In the silence that followed, I wondered what he thought.
He heaved a long sigh. “You kept everything but me.” His words came out soft but harsh, and they were loud as thunder in my mind.
Hurt swam in his eyes. What do I say after that? He was so right. Before I had the chance to speak, he turned and walked out of my room, shattering my heart into pieces. I wanted to cry. I was reliving that night again, the very night I wanted to redo.
Watch the trailer for Sexiest Man Alive now!
Coming Soon: Sexiest Couple Alive, book 2 in the Knight Fashion Series!
Don't miss the original series that started it all!
Also, don't miss this Something Great spin-off series, too!
Can't forget this Holiday Novella!
*Something Great (Book 1) ebook is FREE!*
**About the Author**
M. Clarke, aka Mary Ting, resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M. Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book- No Bullies Allowed.
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Note: This review contains NO spoilers
Sexiest Man Alive is another amazing spin-off series from the Something Great trilogy. This is, yet, another spin-off series that branches out to more characters in the Knight Fashion world. Yup! More love stories with more beautiful characters. M. Clarke has written a beautiful story of true love, following dreams, and second chances. As with the original series, Sexiest Man Alive tells the story of Nathan and Olivia of how their choices and sacrifices changed their lives...and even how it brought them back together. Although these spin-off series can be read separate from the Something Great trilogy, I would highly recommend reading this trilogy before the spin-off series. These books may be read as standalone stories, but reading the original series will give readers a better feel for all the characters that crossover into the spin-off series. But that's me. I enjoy character development. It gives me the feel of realism to these characters, emotionally and psychologically. For me, it gives any story a deeper feel to what these characters go through in their "life."
Nathan and Olivia both have dreams of acting and modeling, respectively. They are also madly in love with each other. But, sometimes, the choices and sacrifices they make can either make them or break them. By chance, both their careers brought them together again when the same fashion magazine hired them. What were the odds? However, Nathan and Olivia had time apart and started new lives. Then to be brought back together when they have struggled to move on with their lives. Now, they have to figure out if they want to continue going forward with their new lives or try to get back what was lost? What choices will they make this time around...their heart or careers? And, how will it affect the others in their lives.
Sexiest Man Alive is a swoon-worthy and sexy romance filled with beautiful people. A riveting and emotional story of choices that will captivate any romance reader.