RELEASE BLITZ & BOOK REVIEW: Tainted: Lance & Mary by Tess Thompson

IT’S TIME TO GET TAINTED! Tainted: Lance & Mary by Tess Thompson is LIVE.



One career-ending mistake sends Lance Mullen home to Cliffside Bay in search of a fresh start. And in no time at all, home begins to feel like the place he was always meant to be. With his beautiful new beach house, his friends and family close by, and a profitable business to grow, life really is good. That is until his heart tries to wreck everything… again. After losing her mother, child and marriage, Mary Hansen has built a nearly impenetrable wall around her heart. She’s convinced her dream job, a few growing friendships, and a never-ending stream of books to fill her evenings are enough for a contented if not all together joyous life. Though she’s on guard not to get too close to anyone, one careless moment with Lance will shatter her prospects for an uncomplicated future. The fifth installment of The Cliffside Bay Series by bestselling author Tess Thompson follows the interwoven stories of five best friends, the beach community they love, and the women who captivate them. Prepare to get lost in a wave of small town charm, men you would love to take home to your mother, and smart, resilient heroines you wished lived next door.  

About Tess

Like most of her characters, Tess Thompson hails from a small town and will always feel like a small town girl, despite the fact she’s lived in Seattle for over twenty-five years. She loves music and dancing, books and bubble baths, cooking and wine, movies and snuggling. She cries at sappy commercials and thinks kissing in the rain should be done whenever possible. Although she tries to act like a lady, there may or may not have been a few times in the last several years when she’s gotten slightly carried away watching the Seattle Seahawks play, but that could also just be a nasty rumor. She currently lives in a suburb of Seattle, Washington with her brand new husband, the hero of her own love story, and their Brady Bunch clan of two sons, two daughters and five cats, all of whom keep her too busy, often confused, but always amazed. Yes, that’s four kids and five cats. Pray for her.

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5 STAR Review by Jodi for Ruby Red Romance Review

I feel like I’ve waited a lifetime for this book. I’ve wanted Lance and Mary’s story since I started the Cliffside Bay Series. There were so many unknowns with these two in every book that I just needed to know them. Boy did I get to. 

This book is about the past and learning how to cope and grow. It’s about heartbreak and rebuilding. It’s about trust and learning to love again. I’m not sure that Tess Thompson can do any better than these two amazing characters. I loved this book from start to finish. I loved getting to know Lance and seeing why he is the way he is. I also loved watching Mary come out of her shell. I loved getting to know the inner workings of both of them.

This book was fantastic. I loved getting to see everyone again. I feel like I’m invested in the lives of these characters just as if they were real. Please check out this amazing series and this awesome book.

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