BLOG TOUR & REVIEW Oceans Collide by M.A. DeOlmos

Title: Oceans Collide
Series: Oceans #1
Author: M.A. DeOlmos
 Release Date: November 1, 2013


You will fall in love with this amazing trio. This book contains not one but TWO heart-warming, swoon worthy, and panty-melting book boyfriends. Go ahead. Lawrence & Ocean Hawthorne are anxiously waiting for you to sink your teeth into them…careful though…they just might bite back! ;)


For years, Livie Acosta has lived in a sheltered bubble, avoiding people, along with any aspect of life that requires one to show emotion. Not to mention her decision to stay close to her mother has her leaving the comfort of her own home nearly on a nightly basis to save her mother time and time again. It takes the sudden death of her mother to force Livie out into the world in search for a new purpose. Upon this forced quest she immediately meets one of two souls that are going to rock her world into a new dimension.

Lawrence Hawthorne knows pain, grief, and emotions period, all too well. Despite his carefree nature and easy going personality he also harbors some tough demons that immediately draw him to Livie. It doesn't take long to recognize the deeply seeded pain that resides in her own soul and that leads Lawrence to call on his right hand man for help in protecting her. 

As soon as Ocean Hawthorne steps onto the scene, Livie's world... the void world she's known since forever changes in a way that threatens to expose her secret. The Hawthorne cousins, vow to protect her from her self-destructive qualities amidst the angst, pain, and trials they all individually go through. Desperately they hold onto each other for support and as love and passion blossom it threatens to destroy the weak foundation of solitude that Livie has strived so hard to achieve. Will the intrusion of two beautiful and tortured souls finally be enough to induce the strength Livie needs to fight her demons, or will their love and devotion finally push her far enough to make the deepest cut she'd ever been forced to make?

Oceans Collide, Book 1 is hard to review without giving away spoilers or the whole gist of the story.
Livie Acosta has issues.  She's a cutter and she's not really sure of herself, even though she comes across so confidently.  To get the truth of her personality you have to dig deep.
Lawrence Hawthorne is finally realizing his dream...From professional fighter to MMA gym owner.  As he's looking around his soon to be gym space in waltzes Livie and he's done for.  He falls for his "SUNSHINE" hard, just not in the way you're thinking.
Then there is Ocean Hawthorne, also ex fighter, big, burly ex druggie, semi alcoholic man whore. yeah. loads of issues there!
I'd say slowly but surely Livie and Ocean come together, but really it's like wham bam thank you ma'am...they meet and next thing you know, they are professing their love, but Livie still can't bring herself to truly trust that Ocean will care for her.
Then there is a HUGE cliffy at the end...THAT is the reason I'll continue this series, otherwise, for me it's 3.5 Stars.

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#2 Oceans Submerged

Oceans Submerged, book 2 in the series was a little better for me than book 1...maybe because I knew what to expect style wise?  I'm not really sure, but there was also a little more story here with the addition of a new character that becomes important.  I don't wanna go over much for Submerged because if you haven't read book 1 and read this then you'll know too much!
Suffice it to say, Ocean goes off the deep end and gets hooked on coke again, Lawrence and Ocean's relationship gets a little chaotic, and Lawrence meets someone who comes to mean the world to him.
Oceans Submerged has more of a story line, some hot n sexy times, but I still wanna smack most of the characters upside their heads.
3.5 Stars

#3 Hawthorne's Calm


This comes after rehab and goes through a couple of moths of  unease in Oceans life.  His mother showed up at the end of Submerged and she has a little baby she named the same as his sister Stormie.  Ocean can't stand his mom raising another child and taking off just when she needs her most, so he's legally trying to get Stormie, who he renamed Scarlett away from Sabrina.  As Ocean delves back into the world of MMA fighting his past hits him square in the face while he's trying to be the best husband he can.
I'm still reading this series mostly because there's that cliffy at then end of each book.
Another 3.5 Star read 



I walked into the plane’s restroom and leaned my back against the door. I started thinking about the shit I used to do with random chicks on my flights when I was competing. I pretty much fucked them anywhere and everywhere I wanted, but this time they weren’t the ones I was thinking about bending over. It was Liv.
Seeing her pissed and wanting to beat the crap out of that girl made my dick rock hard. I whipped out my hard dick and forced myself to take a piss. It hurt like a bitch, but I couldn’t go back out there with a hard on.
I washed my hands and then my face with cold water. I took several deep breaths before opening the door and when I did, the chubby flight attendant was standing there.
I looked up and Liv had her headphones back on.
“You positive I can’t help you?”
“Listen. I appreciate it, but if you don’t want my girl to get up and sweep the isle with you, I suggest you back off.”
The expression on her face would have made me feel bad before, but now I didn’t give two shits. She got my point and stormed off. When she walked passed my seat she slapped the back of it intentionally and I saw Liv’s head snap in her direction. She slowly removed her headphones and froze. The flight attendant looked over her shoulder at Liv and rolled her eyes.
Oh shit… Liv was getting up!
I just about ran back to my seat, catching her by her belt and pulling her back.
“Let go,” she hissed at me between her teeth.
I pulled her closer. “I have to use the bathroom. Let me go.”
“Yeah…okay, I’m not Law baby.”
 She narrowed her smoky eyes at me and twisted herself back in her seat. With her arms folded across those perky ass breasts, she stared at the back of the flight attendant’s head.
I wanted to laugh because she was behaving the same way I would have if it were the other way around and that meant something. It meant she claimed me for herself as I did to her. Even if she couldn’t admit to it now, I knew she did.
To see how far I could go with her, I slipped my hand between her thighs and nestled it close to her pussy. I wrapped my thumb around palming her thigh and used it to message the side of her thigh.
She slowly arched her back into the seat, pulling my hand in deeper letting me feel the heat radiating out of her body.
She uncrossed her arms and let them fall to her sides. I turned my head and looked down at her. Her breathing was slow and steady.
I leaned in closer and whispered in her ear, “Give me your phone, baby.”
She calmly reached into her back pocket, careful not to dislodge my hand and passed me her phone. I took it with my free hand.
I loved the way she obeyed my commands. Without a word… without a fight.

Author Bio

My name is Melissa De Olmos, it's quite a mouth-full but that's me. I live in the sunny, tropical and extremely too tranquil city of Palm Bay, Florida with my two lovely crazies’ ages six and three. I could say that writing novels has been a passion that I've always pursued but I can't. Writing for me has always been my own secret escape into a land of wonders, opportunities, timeless loves and so much trouble that I sometimes wonder if I need medication for the stories that pop into my head. I am in love--no-- I am obsessed with everything mystical, fantasy, true to a reader’s heart, and fiction. It has been an enormous pleasure and indescribable experience sharing my Oceans Series with the world and I cannot wait to fill this world with more crazy for you awesome people to devour.

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