Saving Alexander Tour Stop!!

Punishing himself for a horrific past that is not his fault, bestselling author Alexander Montgomery seeks redemption and love—and perhaps he will find it.

Famous author though he may be, Alexander Montgomery is not someone you take home to meet Mother. Seriously flawed, damaged by a horrific past, he’s trying hard to claw his way back to normality. But how can anyone respect what he truly is? His therapy involves regular sessions at Study in Scarlet, an exclusive S&M club.

Then comes Sage. Tall, with black hair and blue eyes, an up-and-coming actor with impossible charm and boy-next-door good looks, he’s the perfect choice to play the leading man in a TV adaptation of Alex’s last best-seller. Even more, he is a man you introduce to your family. Which Alex would do—if he weren’t taken by another man who offers the punishments Alex prays will wipe away the past and make him the person he wants to be. Yet, perhaps there is another path to redemption. If only the solution would reach out and touch him.
                I’ll give yalls a heads up right from the start.  THIS BOOK CONTAINS BDSM IN IT TO A HARD CORE LEVEL.  If you are uncomfortable with reading books with that in them, you should NOT read this book.  Also, this book contains Male Male relations (as stated above) so if you don’t like those types of books, DO NOT read this one!
                Now onto the review!!
                We meet Alexander (what a shock I know!) right from the beginning and we are introduced right away to his form of “therapy” which is visiting a BDSM club to be whipped.  Right from the beginning, I could tell that Alexander isn’t doing this because he enjoys it and my heart breaks for him each time he visits Eric (his Dom).  You could tell that something had happened to him in his past that he was trying to get past.  Usually I don’t like it when you can tell a character is hiding something, but I did like the fact that throughout the story we were told little bits of what had happened to him.
                Sage’s character, although he was really well written, I felt like there was more time spent on Alexander than him.  I think it ended up balancing out in the end of the story though because Sage was more about his strength than anything else.  He was able to support Alexander when he needed him to and he was able to help Alexander grow and accept his past.
                There are many different things that take part in this story, between Alexander and Sage’s relationship , the attempts on peoples’ lives, and of course finding out the truth of Alexander’s past.  While there was a bunch happening in the book, I still think it was a very well written and the story flowed really well.
                If you enjoy the M/M genre, then I do believe you should check this book out!
The newest book by Susan Mac Nicol is Saving Alexander; it is completely riveting, heart-wrenching and she take you on a ride of self-discovery.
It starts off with Alex Montgomery a man you wouldn’t want to take home too Mama. He is a well-known, talented author who is hiding a painful secret from his past that happened 17 years earlier. The only solace that Alex finds is in an S&M club where he is being dominated and abused by Eric as he thinks of this as his needed therapy.  As the story progresses we slowly get tidbits of his past that show why this type of solace is what Alex needs to deal with in his past.  Reading the S&M scene was so well-written that it doesn’t make you squeamish but yet sexually explicit. It works so well with the scene. You want to grab Alex and hug him and provide the love he needs and at the same time strangle Eric the dominator.

Now comes in beautiful Christopher Sage who just prefers to go by Sage. He is the man you do want to take home too Mama. Once Alex see’s Sage he knows he is perfect to play the lead character in the new TV series that is being produced from Alex’s book. The character Carter West was actually written for Sage but that is unbeknownst to everyone except Alex.  Sage is heartwarming and actually what Alex is in need of even though he keeps Sage at bay. There are not many surprises when it comes to Sage but with Alex there are so many twists and challenges he needs
too over come to find love with Sage.

My favourite scene (and trust me there are so many good ones) but this particular scene ripped at my heart strings. Late one night Sage is closing up and ready to leave but comes across Alex, in his office and passed out on his desk. At first Sage is come on Alex, get it together but then he gets closer and sees the many bruises and gashes on Alex’s back. He is now really concerned and tries to wake Alex, which he does and he again pushes Sage away. Alex thinks if Sage knew the truth about his past, he would go running and lose him for good. So at Sage’s pushing he asks Alex what was so bad that he needs this kind of solace. Alex finally gives in and basically challenges Sage, so you really want know ok here it is. Now Sage is thinking, does he really want to know and Alex tells him what happened 17 years ago. Sage is now heartbroken for the pain Alex endured. I won’t spoil what actually happened for you but trust me it is quite horrific.

Susan takes us on a wild ride of complete personal torment, BDSM, heartbreak and beautiful sex scenes. The way
Susan writes actually makes you feel that you are a part of Alex and Sage’s lives. Once you start reading her beautiful and yet tormenting story, you won’t be able to put it down. Once you are done you will be thinking of Alex and Sage
for months to come, you won’t be able to stop thinking about them.

I love this story very much and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a book of love and redemption and beautiful man loves scenes.

Susan Mac Nicol was born in Leeds, UK, and left for South Africa when she was eight. She returned to the UK thirty years later and now lives in Essex. Her debut novel Cassandra by Starlight, the first in a trilogy, was published earlier this year by Boroughs Publishing Group in the US. Sue’s latest story, Saving Alexander is her second m/m romance.

Sue has written since she was very young, and never thought she would see herself being a Romance writer, being a horror/psychological thriller reader all her life. But the Romance genre is now something very close to her heart and she intends continuing the trend.

Sue is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Romantic Novelists Association here in the UK.

To learn more, visit Susan on her website and blog on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads and Pinterest.

Susan Mac Nicol is also author of The  Magick of Christmas, Confounding Cupid, Cassandra by Starlight
, Together in Starlight
and the best-selling Stripped Bare.