Thursday, September 4, 2014

BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY - Irons (The Norfolk Series #1) by M.J. Fields

Irons by M.J. Fields
(The Norfolk Series #1)
Publication date: August 10th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance



I was born and bred to be the man I am today. My father and his father were both graduates from The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. Both went on to become helicopter pilots. Both had seen plenty of action. Both had met and caused devastation. Both men, who I respect more above all, had served and protected the United States and her people honorably for decades.

My best friend, William Cruz, who attended the academy with me, had flown beside me, had lived the same life as I had and shared the same ambitions in life, was gone now. This was not part of the plan. Will and I were supposed to have each other’s backs, support each other and never let anything supersede our bond.


I sat on Norfolk Beach needing to feel close to him on the anniversary of his death. It was a beautiful day in May and I was cutting class. I had done the same every year since he passed.

Jaxson Irons was only supposed to be in Pensacola for a year. But now three years later I still hadn't heard from him. I saw a man running down the beach and I knew immediately who it was.
Jaxson didn't respond the way I had dreamed he would. He told me we would catch up someday soon. I stood and watched until he was gone.

Thump, thump. I placed my hand on my chest as I felt my heart beat again for what felt like the first time in three years. Thump, thump. I felt the blood moving quickly through my body. Its heat once again present. Thump, thump. I looked up at the sky and let out a breath. A breath that I had been holding forever. Thump, thump.
I felt tears fall down my face as I raised my hands in the air and laughed out loud. Just then the clouds parted for the first time in forever. I saw the sun smiling down on me.


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MJ Fields's love of writing was in full swing by age eight. Together with her cousins, she wrote a newsletter and sold it to family members. Today, she has four self-published series comprised of seventeen titles, including MEN OF STEEL, which was acquired by Swoon Romance in June 2014. MJ is a bestselling erotica author and former small business owner, who recently closed the business so she could write full time.

MJ lives in central New York, surrounded by family and friends. Her house is full of pets, friends, and noise ninety percent of the time, and she would have it no other way.

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This story really surprised me, in a good way. What I thought was going to be a sweet but heartbreaking story about two people who manage to come together after a tragedy, was pretty much the opposite of what this story is. Don't get me wrong, two people do come together (all kinds of puns intended) after a tragedy, but it was far from sweet and heartbreaking. Well, the heartbreaking still occurred, but for various reasons. The even bigger surprise is the mystery element that was also happened, I sure wasn't expecting that, so that added even more to the story.

I thought MJ Fields did a good job with the character dialogue, especially when it came to Jax and his fellow SEALs (I'm former military who happened to be stationed with all branches of the US military). I will say that it took a good long while for Jax to grow on me, because I just did NOT like him at the beginning of the book. I think the biggest reason was that he felt he had to go tattle on Frankie to her parents; not at all cool for a badass SEAL lol. Plus, there's alpha male then there over-the-top to the point of being an asshat alpha male, and to me, Jax was the asshat alpha male. But once you learn a bit more about him, it's easy to see why he is the way he is.

Francesca (Frankie) has been in love with Jax since she was 12, and was even further devastated when Jax suddenly dropped out her and her family's lives after the death of her brother and his best friend Will. They reconnect 3 years later and attempt to start a relationship, but they've each got their own issues and demons to deal with that leads to miscommunication and hurt feelings on both sides. Add the mystery twist and you've got one book that will keep you reading without stopping until you reach the end, and at that point you will want to plead, beg, cry and possibly bribe MJ Fields to hurry up with the next book in the series.

Book provided in exchange for honest review.


  1. Glad you liked it, Nicole! It sounds like an addictive read and I like that even though Jax starts at as a hard character to like he really grows on you - I find that's usually a sign of great character building/growth! Great review! :)

    1. Thank you! I have to admit it wasn't looking too promising there in the beginning, I just did not like Jax. At. All lol. Once I got used to his over the top alpha tendencies, I really got into the story. Can't wait to see which SEAL gets a story next :)