Sunday, August 31, 2014

Appearances by T.M. Smith: RELEASE DAY REVIEW

(Opposites Series, Book 2)
by T.M. Smith

Appearances, can be deceiving.

Raven and Tanis are trying very hard to merge their vastly different lifestyles, but Tanis issues with his own past could prove to be more than their fragile relationship can handle. Is their love for each other strong enough to weather the oncoming storm?

Aiya and Sawyer have fought hard to be together in a world where Opposite relationships are generally forbidden. Yet, they are still forced to keep their relationship a secret while they are outside the walls of House Gaeland.

Everyone assumes that the only threat lies outside their walls, the group of rebels led by Cillian. But something is happening within House Gaeland, something that hasn’t happened since GWI. And with all the attention focused on that, their guard is down. An evil that was under their nose all along strikes, and someone will make the ultimate sacrifice to save another.

Appearances is the second book in the Opposites series, the series should be read in order.
** Warning, Opposites is an Adult Dystopian majorly M/M series that contains explicit sexual content and relationships between gay, straight  and lesbian couples. **
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It felt like I waited forever for this story to finally be published! I am fully in love with all the characters in the Opposites series. I especially enjoy the diverse dynamics within the family, and how they struggle to accept each other at times, but the love is still there. Though their society is far different from our own in many ways, the relationships between the gay, straight and lesbian couples could easily mirror our own, and that makes it very true-to-life for me.

T.M. Smith delivers above and beyond with Tanis and Raven's story. The Priest and the Warrior have many challenges to face, not the least of which is their own expectations. They are so in love, almost from the very beginning, but it takes them this long to finally get into the groove of their relationship, and it takes them on quite the wild ride, let me tell you!

Aiya and Sawyer throw us a curveball at the very beginning, Aiyan and Kaden are as sexy as ever while they work through the repercussions of the happenings in book one, and the mystery of Cillian deepens. In the world of Opposites, well... let me just say that nothing is as it appears!

With action, adventure, and romance, this is a well developed storyline that starts out slow and crashes through boundaries as it picks up speed on it's way to an ending that stole both my breath and my heart. Appearances was well worth the wait!
~*~*~ Coming Sept. 14th - Appearances feature post with Aiyan interview & playlist! ~*~*~

military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. She now calls Texas home from her small town on the outskirts of the DFW Metroplex. Most days you can find her curled up with her kindle and a good book alongside a glass of something aged and red or a steaming cup of coffee!

At 42 years young, she's decided to enter the next phase of her life by adding the title of "author" to her list of accomplishments that includes single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Smith is an outspoken advocate for Autism and equal rights for the LGBTQ community.

Her Opposites series is based outside the normal parameters of social acceptability, examining a 'what if'... What If to be gay or lesbian were the norm? What if to be straight labeled you as an Opposite and made YOU the Outkast?