Relinquish by M.N. Forgy ✭ Blog Tour ✭ Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

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RELINQUISH IS NOW AVAILABLE!
**Can be read as a stand alone**
 
***WARNING*** This novel contains explicit language, sex, drugs, violence, and sexual situations that some might find offensive. This book is intended for adults 18+ years of age.
In my world, there is no such thing as love. It is just a lie we whisper into our client’s ear. Love is foreign and hazardous. What I did not expect was to bare my soul to a man who is as egotistical as he is dangerous.
His name is Landon. Despite his blackened soul, he tried to save me, but what he didn't expect was my torturous fate to catch up with me.
To your father, I'm the escort.
To your mother, I'm the whore.
To the legal system, I'm the prostitute.
In the end, I'm just the other woman.
I have no idea if I will continue to survive, if I will ever find my path aside from the gritty streets I know so well. There is a good chance I will wind up in the ditch like most women in my position. Surrendering to my fate is the only choice I have. I must relinquish it all.

Following Jayden across the way, I skim the crowd at the café and land on a pair of handsome eyes. So handsome, I stop walking.
Sitting at a table full of sexy men is a short, blond-haired guy, his face hard and chiseled. My God, his arms are pumped with muscle as his hands flex around a brown football. My core blossoms with incredible need as I eye his toned arms, and what I assume is a matching hard chest beneath his jersey.
“Charlie, let’s go!”Jayden yells, making me realize I’ve been standing here like an idiot, staring at a sexy stranger in a café. The guy smirks at me and tosses the football in the air, breaking eye contact.
I tuck my hair behind my ear, giving a small smile in return before walking forward. I suddenly crash into something, the impact throwing me back on my ass hard.
“Shit!”I shout with pain.
“Fuck!”roars a male voice standing above me. My eyes jolt upward to find a broad-shouldered man in a black suit, holding a broken plastic cup in one hand with coffee spilled all down his front.  My stomach tangles into a bundle of tight knots, and my hands tremble from the strength and power this man radiates. Oh, shit.
“I am so sorry!”I stand up and start frantically brushing at the man’s very expensive-looking suit. My God, it’s like rubbing a rock. His body is so toned and strong beneath my palms, which isn’t helping me get a grip on myself. My eyes skirt up his arms, finding the fabric stretched tight around his biceps and causing me to swallow the lump forming in my throat. The knots in my stomach crawl into a fit of butterflies, and my heart races. He’s handsome—intimidating, really. The way his toned body and squared shoulders take up the space takes my breath away. His jaw is chiseled to perfection with scruff claiming it perfectly. I bite my bottom lip to keep from moaning.
“It’s fine, really,”he states, his voice deep as he grabs my wrists to stop me from slapping at his stained shirt pathetically. My body sparks with electricity where he grips me firmly. My mouth parts and my breathing shallows as I slowly trail my eyes from his hold on my wrist to his eyes. They’re green with little brown flecks thrown around them. They’re captivating. His jawline is strong and defined, his nose broad, and his dark hair is smoothed back with just a trail hanging loosely out of place on the front of his forehead from our sudden run-in. He’s fucking gorgeous, and I can’t look away.
“Are you all right?”he questions, raising an eyebrow. His voice is low and rough, making my eyes focus on his mouth.
“I-”I stutter, completely lost in the thought of his luscious lips on mine. These lips are not like any belonging to the guys at my high school, that’s for sure. When you look at them, his lips look like they’re made to make love to a woman’s body. The thoughts of the glorious pleasure they could bring make my cheeks warm, my chest ache.
“Charlie, let’s go!”Jayden hollers, catching mine and Sexy Man In a Suit’s attention.
“That your friend?”he asks, his lips that hold the perfect cupid’s bow turn into a slight smirk.
I open my mouth to speak but a wild hiccup noise escapes instead, caused from the wild beat of my heart against my chest. I close my eyes, humiliated.
He chuckles, releasing his hold of my wrists. The way he laughs causes my skin to rise with goose bumps.
“I gotta go,”I whisper nervously. I look down and stride quickly toward Jayden, praying I don’t bump into any more hot men on the way.
“Lord, give me strength. Vegas is already becoming a bad influence,”I mutter, catching up with Jayden.
I adore M.N. Forgy and her MC series, so I was super excited when she told us she was diving into an entirely different genre. 
Relinquish is a story about Charlie, a freshly-turned 18-year old who’s been growing up in the foster care system. Needing to be rid of her old life, she chooses to start anew and heads toward Vegas with another foster sibling. Arriving with barely enough money to make a deposit on a crappy apartment, the two girls find that the only way to survive and thrive in the new city is by selling their bodies.

Charlie encounters a variety of interesting characters, but none more intriguing than Landon, her knight in shining armor—or at least that’s how she views him at first…

There were several moments and details within the story that simply seemed far too preposterous. 

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There was a twist to the story that was both a bit predictable and a tad far-fetched.
I was constantly rolling my eyes at certain things Charlie said and kept scoffing at  her reactions to various situations. Being rather young, I understand there would be at least some naivety to her. Considering she had never been with a boy (let alone kissed one) prior to her streetwalking ways, I expected there to be a whole lot more hesitation and remorse when it came to the things she had to do.
This girl is just 18 and has no sexual experience whatsoever. Yet suddenly she’s swallowing and thrusting like a pro with no hiccups in the beginning a the very least. Yeah, I think not. This young girl should be drowning in regret and feeling used for what she’s been subjected to. She never had the appropriate reactions to the right situations.

Another thing that ruffles my feathers and just so happens to occur in this book is insta-love. There’s an instant attraction which is one thing, but the more serious feelings that where confessed came about rather quickly without any real substance to back it up. In Landon’s case, I could let him get away with having deeper feelings because he’s aware of something that can allow him that. Charlie on the other hand is all over the map with her feelings one moment and then professing her love to him the next. I just didn’t get that authenticity between them.

Overall, a good effort in regards to the author for stepping into a new world. 

For me this just wasn’t a home run, but I won’t let that stop me from reading other books from this author. Hopefully she can write up a story involving the secondary characters in this book and score!

M.N. Forgy was raised in Missouri where she still lives with her family. She's a soccer mom by day and a saucy writer by night. M.N. Forgy started writing at a young age but never took it seriously until years later, as a stay-at-home mom, she opened her laptop and started writing again. As a role model for her children, she felt she couldn't live with the "what if" anymore and finally took a chance on her character's story. So, with her glass of wine in hand and a stray Barbie sharing her seat, she continues to create and please her fans.

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