Release Blitz & Review: Overexposed by Megan Erickson


Love runs wild on the Appalachian Trail…
Levi Grainger needs a break. As a reality show star, he’s had enough of the spotlight and being edited into a walking stereotype. When he returns home after the last season of Trip League, he expects to spend time with his family, only to learn his sister is coming back from her deployment in a flag-draped casket. Devastated, Levi decides the best way to grieve will be to go off grid and hike the Appalachian Trail—a trip he’d planned to do with his sister.
His solitary existence on the trail is interrupted when he meets Thad, a quiet man with a hard body and intense eyes. Their connection is stronger than anything Levi has ever experienced. But when Levi discovers the truth about what Thad is hiking to escape, their future together looks uncertain, and uncertainty is the last thing Levi needs…



For a moment, we locked eyes, and the air between us crackled with the promise of what could come next if we let it. I didn’t breathe—didn’t move—because this rubber band tugging at us could snap any minute, and I had no idea which way it would go. 
Thad’s jaw clenched, then his hand shot out and gripped the side of my head. I sucked in a breath as
he pulled me toward him. The heat of his palm seared my scalp as he closed the distance until our mouths were inches away. The tent was filled with panted breaths, pounding hearts, and every cell in my body was screaming want want want
I licked my lips, the very tip of my tongue brushing his, and that was the last encouragement he needed, because then Thad slammed his mouth onto mine. His body crashed along with it, so my back slammed onto the ground and Thad landed on top. 
But I didn’t care about any of that, because Thad was devouring me. His mouth moved against mine, opening me up, demanding to be let in, and I obliged. Thad swept his tongue inside, kissing me like he couldn’t get enough, would never get enough, like kissing me was better than breathing. 
Kissing Thad was better than breathing. 
I held on as best as I could, clutching his broad shoulders, the muscles shifting beneath his skin. With his knees, he spread my legs and slotted himself between them, grinding his hard cock against mine. 
It was a frenzy of tongues and lips and saliva and good, hard, need-you-now kind of sex. Thad broke the kiss to suck hard on the skin along my jaw, and I arched beneath him as he hit the spot below my ear that always got me going. 
My cock was achingly hard, my balls already drawn up tight, but I needed something more. Thad’s hands fumbled between us until my boxers were shoved down. A fist wrapped around both of our cocks and began stroking them together. 
My brain short-circuited, my lungs screamed for air as I gasped at the firm grip. Thad wasn’t fucking around. This was down and dirty and about getting off on each other. 
My hips churned with each stroke of Thad’s hand; his hip bones dug into my inner thighs as each stroke shoved my legs further apart. I had no time to imagine what we looked like, what we sounded like, because Thad bit down on my shoulder, hard, and I came like a fucking rocket. I couldn’t even cry out, as I pulsed soundlessly in his hand. His hips froze on one more powerful thrust, sending my head smashing into the side of the tent, and then he let out one small groan against my skin. 
I squeezed my eyes shut, relinquishing my grip on Thad’s shoulders, belatedly noticing my nails had etched crescent-shaped marks in his flesh. 
He rose off of me slowly, his eyes skittering away, not meeting mine. He grabbed my pack of wipes, and cleaned himself, then me, wordlessly. I bit my lip, unsure what to say. What did one say when they were dry-humped in the middle of the night by a man who spoke in sentence fragments? 
Nothing apparently. Because Thad rose, pulled on a pair of pants and a shirt, and with one last look at me, left the tent. 
Without a word. 


5 Stars for Overexposed! 

Let me start off by saying that the In Focus series has been one of my favourite book series to date. I knew going into Overexposed that I would like it, however, I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did. Overexposed became my favourite book from the In Focus series, however, that doesn’t mean the others are any less amazing. 

We met Levi in the last book and I was intrigued to know his story. I loved Levi and Thad. Levi isn’t really like the persona he puts on for the reality tv show he stars in. He comes across as a normal guy, which makes him easier to relate to. Thad is very quiet at first, he doesn't open up easily but as the story progressed and we learned more about him, I began falling in love with him too. 

I loved how the majority of this story was set in a unique location of the Appalachian Trail. It gave the story a level of adventure although it doesn’t take anything away from the emotion and romance that the story is telling. The Trail has a meaning that is important to both Thad and Levi, the way these meanings are revealed is beautiful. 

Thad and Levi’s character development throughout the story is amazing, nothing feels rushed.  Their development as a couple is the same, nothing is rushed and it happens naturally in such a beautiful way. Their connection with each other jumped off the page. Thad opening himself up to Levi as their relationship progresses was a magical thing to experience even though the only chapter in Thad’s POV is the epilogue. The two of them are meant to be and it’s obvious as they go on their emotional journeys together as they hike the trail. The way this story unravels itself proves just how talented Megan Erickson is. 

There was just the right amount of angst, emotion, steam and romance. Everything was balanced amazingly. I felt everything along with Levi as he did as I read from his POV. I couldn’t stop turning the page as I wanted to know more and more. I didn’t want this story to end. The HEA at the end left me feeling happy and satisfied. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. 

I would highly recommend not just this book but the whole series! 

*ARC received from Netgalley in return for an honest review*


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