Thursday, February 7, 2019

Blog Tour: Tanner - Jeannine Colette & Lauren Runow

We're celebrating the release of Tanner: A Sexton Brothers Novel by Jeannine Colette and Lauren Runow! One-Click Tanner today and binge on the Sexton Brothers all weekend!
Tanner: A Sexton Brothers Novel
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 7, 2019

“A kiss was all I needed.”
"Looks like you got what you wished for.”
“Yes. About that…”

I was supposed to find a finely dressed businessman, have a one-night stand and forget about my failed relationship. Instead, I meet Tanner Sexton—a gorgeous man in street clothes, messy hair and the sexiest smile I’ve ever seen.

When my ex shows up at the bar, Tanner notices my panic and kisses me just so the prick can see. Then he takes off, leaving me breathless.

So, I do what any rational person would. I chase after him onto the subway, and embark on a wild night in New York City with a complete stranger.

No matter how much I fight it, this mysterious artist painted his soul onto my skin, and I haven’t been able to forget him. Our romance is one for the ages, but age isn’t the only thing standing in our way.
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5 Stars
Tanner, the baby brother in the Sexton media empire made up of three boys, their disconnected father, and a dastardly stepmother, is nearing the end of his college years in New York City. It is time for his return to San Francisco, to the threats of selling and the gaping loss of his mother. He knows he'll leave behind his art, his creativity, and his sense of self. He doesn't plan on meeting a girl though, a beautiful muse that makes him crazy, that makes him paint, that makes him fall in love and want to stay. 

Harper wants to help the world one fifth grader at a time, falling in love after such a difficult breakup just isn't in her cards, at least not until a man in jeans and a man bun grabs her attention in a room of suits. He kisses with passion, without expectations, and then he leaves her behind. Harper doesn't take risks, but she does on Tanner and the gamble pays off. Their romance is easy when they aren't overthinking and as they tumble together they believe nothing could hold them back. Nothing except San Francisco, Tanner's place in the company, and the secrets buried deep.

"Take me where you go when you want to run away from the world."

Tanner is a standalone, featuring the youngest Sexton brother. Each of the novels starts roughly around the same time, each brother finding a woman and revealing their personal experience with the loss of their mother and the media empire they now partially own. Since I read these in order like a series, my perspective might vary from someone who reads these individually. I think they are excellent either way, but Tanner is my absolute favorite, because it answers questions that have carried over from each book. What is their father's motives for selling? Why is Missy so involved in it all? And what really happened all those years ago? 

Of course, the majority of the books focus on the romance between the brothers and their respective partners. Tanner, at just 22, and Harper, 30, are like two magnets that join together in a snap. They share lust, frenzied passion, an appreciation for art, and respect for one another far beyond material needs. There is age drama and there is a fear of love and the next step, yet they each dive in, with Tanner being Harper's guiding light. He cherishes her, he is patient with her, and he trusts her despite everything in his life that says trust shouldn't be so easy. They complement one another, they are the perfect match, and the first 50% of the book, their meet cute and chemistry, won me over completely. 

I loved Tanner, it is the book and the brother I will revisit again and again. The story is so perfect, with just the right amount of family and business drama mixed in with the romance. I also really enjoyed seeing all the brothers together, they're unforgettable individuals and as a standalone, or read as a series like I did, they're all heroes you have to meet. Plus, their ladies aren't so bad; they're all mature, successful, and professional heroines that have met their perfect match. There's no saving the princess here, just relationships that take work and love and growth. If you're looking for a realistic romance, Tanner is the Sexton brother to meet.
Catch up on the series here!

About the Authors:

Lauren Runow is the author of multiple Adult Contemporary Romance novels, some more dirty than others. When Lauren isn't writing, you'll find her listening to music, at her local CrossFit, reading, or at the baseball field with her boys. Her only vice is coffee, and she swears it makes her a better mom!

Lauren is a graduate from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and is the founder and co-owner of the community magazine she and her husband publish. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons.
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Jeannine Colette is the author of the Abandon Collection - a series of stand-alone novels featuring dynamic heroines who have to abandon their reality in order to discover themselves . . . and love along the way. Each book features a new couple, exciting new city and a rose of a different color.

A graduate of Wagner College and the New York Film Academy, Jeannine went on to become a Segment Producer for television shows on CBS and NBC. She left the television industry to focus on her children and pursue a full-time writing career. She lives in New York with her husband, the three tiny people she adores more than life itself, and a rescue pup named Wrigley.

Jeannine and her family are active supporters of The March of Dimes and Strivright The Auditory-Oral School of New York.

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