BLOG TOUR: 📖 THE MAKING OF MATT (SOULS OF THE KNIGHT) 3 BY NICOLA HAKEN
I love Souls of the Knight and I was thrilled when I learned we would be getting Matt’s story. Nicola Haken has knocked, The Making of Matt, out of the park. There is everything that I love reading about in this book.
From friends to lovers, hot and passionate sex, laugh out loud moments that catch you off guard, causing those around you to lift an eyebrow waiting for you to fill them in, and emotion. So much emotion in this book. One minute you will be cracking up and the next, tears will be pouring down your face.
Matt is struggling with his life after the band stops touring. Music, sex, alcohol, and women are all the things Matt loved and now that he doesn’t have that, he finds himself in limbo. He wants to have something to focus on, give his life meaning, have purpose, so with Alex’s help, that’s the plan.
However, life has a way of upsetting plans and Matt has an emotional and devastating blow that causes his world to fall apart. He reaches for the bottle but thank goodness he has true friends that gather around him for support. Friends who help him put his life into perspective and stand beside him through his ups and downs.
Alex has always loved Matt, but he knew a relationship between them would never happen. One reason is because Matt is straight and another reason, one that no one is aware of, Alex has had his own devastation in life which he keeps to himself.
Matt finds himself thinking about Alex, his eyes, his ass, at very inopportune moments. He doesn’t understand why he’s thinking about him, in that way, he’s never ever been attracted to another man, till now.
Taking the plunge Matt kisses Alex, but the only thing it accomplished was sending Alex running and putting Matt into a tailspin. Matt reaches out to Sawyer for help and advice so together they work out a plan to get Alex back.
Being with Alex brings everything for Matt into focus. Where he should be scared, nervous, he’s not… he’s content. Alex worries about these new feelings Matt is having becoming too much, but Matt isn’t concerned about others or what they think. I was so proud of Matt for becoming the man he was meant to be. He was looking for purpose, and Alex gave him that.
He knows what he wants and boy, oh boy, did he go after it. Matt and Alex are made for each other and they complimented each other very well. Alex has had so many walls up around his heart, for his own reasons, but to see them crumbling down, laying himself bare for Matt, is breathtakingly beautiful.
They are so hot together, and no matter where they are, their sexual chemistry and the connection they share will have you breathing faster than normal. I’m not saying I did this, but you may find yourself reading over those scenes just to make sure you didn’t miss anything.
I love how all the characters that I’ve loved from the first two books are very prominent in Matt’s book. Catching up with Jake and Sawyer was absolutely the icing on the cake and having Ryder and Mason hanging around was another bonus. Especially Ryder, who had me laughing so much and so hard my eyes watered.
One of the best parts in the book is Ryder taking Matt to the spa. The author absolutely nails the emotions and reactions so fucking perfectly that I literally could see them and feel them. The descriptions and details were spot on giving the reader one hell of a vision. Every time I think about what happened, I start laughing all over again.
Some of the other secondary characters I could have done without. I gotta say, I am not a fan of Ashley and Adam. As a matter of fact, I hated them, and wanted to slap both of them on more than one occasion.
More proof of how well the writing is in this story. Nicola was able to pull so many emotions from me with her descriptive narrative that I felt like I was right there.
Matt’s story is amazing on many levels and I would definitely encourage you to read the series in order. The author does a great job of introducing the side characters, however, the back story is definitely worth reading. Knowing what the other couples have gone through and where they are now is so good for the soul.
The Making of Matt is an emotional journey, not only for Matt, but for the reader, as well. The author captures their feelings incredibly well and pulls you into the story from the beginning. Not only is the writing superb, but the humor is off the charts funny, and it all equates to one hell of a good story.
Read the whole series, you won’t be disappointed, and you definitely needs these guys in your life. Thank you Nicola Haken for sharing these amazing people with us.