BEING WITH YOU by Hazel St James

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Title – Being With You (Redemption Series 2)
Author – Hazel St. James
Genre – Contemporary Romance
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How much is too much for a battered soul to handle? Tristan Hart is determined to get his life back together, without anyone holding his hand. Being bipolar doesn’t mean he has to be dependent on others, and he’s going to prove that come hell or high water. As he works one foot in front of the other, something keeps pulling him backwards. There are days he feels close to knowing what is holding him down, but then it slips away with his next breath.

With all these crosses to bear, he doesn’t feel worthy of affection and works hard at keeping an emotional distance between himself and those around him. Fate throws him a curve ball when he finds himself needing help from an unlikely source and his life tips upside down…yet again.

How many times can Tristan hit rock bottom before it’s too much? Has fate paved his road to redemption alone, or is there someone else that is meant to be by his side?

Kbird’s Review
This is s quick read but very enjoyable. Hazel St. James did an excellent job with this book. She keeps the characters real and very relatable. I found that once I started the book I didn’t want to put it down. Each chapter I gained new insight into Tristan and Susy’s friendship and lives.
Tristan Hart is trying to move forward with his life after having setback after setback. His nightmares are taking hold of him and the medications the doctors have prescribed are not helping. As a matter of fact, all the meds do is make him seem like a shell of who he really is. Tristan is living with his boss Gabriel, who has taking to being a father figure to him. Although Tristan knows that Gabe wants what is best for him, he feels it is time to move out and try to care for himself.
Susy is having issues at home and when Tristan suggest that they move in together…..she is all for it. The two live and work together. One night they change their relationship by having sex. Tristan and Susy need each other, and find that they are becoming best friends. When Tristan gets very ill Susy gets him to the hospital. As he starts to come out of a light coma, Tristan sees that his past and present are both in the same room. Susy sees the love between Tristan and Peyton, and tells Tristan to go to Peyton. Can Tristan be the man who Peyton needs? Can Peyton learn to stop being overbearing with Tristan? Will they both get through Tristan’s diagnosis and stay together?
I would give this book 4 stars.


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Author Bio

Hazel is a contemporary romance author from the Midwest. She incorporates some sensual BDSM themes, as well as many different facets of “vanilla” relationships. Her diverse background in a plethora of fields, from journalism, literature, graphic design, computer science, accounting, veterinarian medicine and even chemistry have given Hazel a diverse background on many facets of the very things that she writes about. She recently became a full-time author, giving up her day job to focus on her writing. And loving every minute of it! Hazel LOVES, LOVES, LOVES to hear from her fans! She is always willing to talk about whatever is on your mind!

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Fighting For You (Redemption Series 1)

Tristan Hart is just getting started out in the world, when he is handed a severe blow that breaks down every barrier he has ever erected. What gets left behind is a twenty-four year old tortured soul, searching for the road to redemption.

Peyton Bauer is a natural born nurturer that wants nothing more than to care for those in her life. She carries her own past that she keeps carefully hidden from everyone. Peyton and Tristan are thrown together by fate and the attraction between them is instant.

Tristan sees his recovery as slow going, but even still, he is ignoring a part of himself that often times appears in his dreams. Those dreams hold so much more than Tristan is willing to acknowledge and it holds him back.

Tristan and Peyton struggle to find a happy medium for themselves as the relationship heats up. Tristan is left with a difficult decision that he doesn’t want to make.

How far will they go to hang on to something doomed to fail? Will Tristan’s life make strides in the right direction, or does his lack of foresight cause his world to come crumbling down?

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3 thoughts on “BEING WITH YOU by Hazel St James”

  1. Thank you so much for participating!!! Glad you liked the book!! ((hugs)) Hazel St James

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