Let the record state that T.E. Ridener is one of my favorite authors of all time!
If I were you, my blog readers, I would start to question Jazzy sometimes. I normally give 4-5 stars for each book I read. But let me tell you why. I am VERY picky in selecting what I read. I don't read what I don't like. I'm not just giving away stars without the author earning them. There have been books that are just not for me. Even some very popular ones that everyone loves. One in particular I just stopped reading because I hated it soooo much. But I didn't bash it. I did not share that negativity. I choose to promote what I love. End of rant!!!
Back to Chartreuse. First off, this is a M/M romance. You know what? That doesn't even matter. The story is so much deeper than that. It is a story about love and acceptance. This book melted my heart, like butter. In theory, no mater what your sexual orientation we all face the same issues in love. This is no different for Rowan and Kasen. I just want to give Kasen a hug! He is the sweetest. Don't get me started on Rowan! He is mature and patient and real. These 2 stole my heart right away. Unfortunately, they live in a tiny little town. You can see where this is going. Is their love strong enough to overcome the obstacles they must face? This is a must read!
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Kasen Reed was a lonely guy with hardly any friends. Sheltered by his domineering, cynical mother, he never gained much of a social status and he’s never known true affection. At the age of 19, he finally moves out to start his own life and he has no idea where he’s going from here. Rowan Kelly moved to the tiny town of
Chartreuse, in hopes of starting anew. After a messy breakup that lingers over his head, and his heart, he believes he’s finally found the perfect place to open his clinic and do what he loves best; helping animals. Despite how picture perfect the quaint little town seems, the 26 year old feels like something is missing…..
Two lonesome hearts will have a chance encounter in a town that doesn’t seem to be ready for the acceptance of love equality, but will it stop them from being together? Alabama
100 % of proceeds made during the blog tour (May 10 - May 23) will be donated to The Trevor Project and the Ronald McDonald House Charities
T.E. Ridener entered the world in the magnificent year of 1985. She's an avid reader, crazy writer, and photoshop addict. She started writing stories at a young age, and will probably do so until she takes her last breath. Forever the daydreamer, not a day passes in which Miss Ridener isn't working on something book related. Her books may be a work of fiction, but there is a lot of truth in each one.
Creating relatable characters and believable storylines mixed in with make-believe is what she is best known for. She always includes a strong female lead, a compassionate male, and tons of every day events that readers will be able to connect with. Miss Ridener is a lover of music, movies, TV shows, and her family.
During the months of November and December, she participates in the charity she helped create called Random Acts of Christmas, an online program geared towards making Christmas happen for families in need. In 2013, they gave over $69,000 in gifts to kids who otherwise would not have had presents to open on Christmas morning. Coming from a childhood of poverty, T.E. understands that life isn't always easy and she has experienced living from paycheck to paycheck. This has fueled her drive to always lend a helping hand in every form possible. She is very active in the group "Books for Troops", a program designed to send ebooks and paperbacks to soldiers currently serving overseas.
T.E. Ridener is the youngest of 3 children, a surviving twin, and an extremely proud aunt. She claims to be married to her books and the characters she creates are her kids. Thus far, she has produced three ongoing series entitled Blood Betrayal (vampires), The Kadenburg Shifters Series (bear-shifters), and The Descendants (elementals). There are loads more and new ones popping up each day. She LOVES her fans and readers, and not a single one of them appear as a number to her. She knows that without them, she wouldn't be where she is today. Every day is a new possibility, a new adventure, and a new dream. Life doesn't get any better than that.