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Review Tour: When I’m With You (Hope Town #3) by Harper Sloan

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It’s nearly impossible to be surrounded by love but not understand it. My parents, my sister, and just about everyone around us has no trouble accepting that love. To give your trust to someone else and believe they would die before hurting you. I’ve witnessed it—I’ve seen the power of it—but I’ve also seen the pain. Because for me, I’ve only loved someone I could never have, and my biggest fear is that by giving her my love, all I would do is ruin her. I should have tried harder, but I’m not sure I can because I only feel complete when I’m with her.


The only time I feel like I belong is when he’s near. His infectious smile warms me straight to my bones. Any insecurities I have vanish with just a wink from him. A sliver of his attention makes me feel invincible. But all it took was one drunken night of truths for me to lose everything I had begun to crave. Now, I’m not sure how to move on because I only feel complete when I’m with him.

He said I was too young. I said he was perfect. He said our families wouldn’t understand. I said we could weather any storm. He said he would ruin me. And he was right.


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My Review

“I pushed her away because not only was she too fucking young, but also because I wasn’t ready to see what was right in front of my face.” “And now?” And now, I’m not just ready to see it, I want it more than I want my next fucking breath.”

“She is silently begging me with an expression mixed with fear and hope to provide her with all the answers, but I know nothing I can say will give her what she needs. This is something I need to show her. Prove to her. Fight for her.”

“Ember,” he whispers, ghosting a kiss over my lips. “My Ember. I’m never letting go, baby. Not now. Not ever. And pretty soon, your head is going to catch up with your heart and you’re going to understand that. I meant it; I want all of you. I’m going to make it my mission to show you, prove to you, that I’m worthy of getting that gift from you again.”

OMG! OMG! Harper Sloan!!!! I don’t even know what to say. This book. It is everything. I loved absolutely everything about this book. Nate and Ember’s story not only captured my heart, but it captured my soul. Their story was everything I could have asked for, and it gave me so much more. Harper Sloan is one of those authors that is an automatic one click for me. I don’t even have to read the synopsis of the book, to know that I’m going to love the story. And When I’m With You does not disappoint.

When I’m With You has been one of my most anticipated book releases for 2016 and I could not have been more ecstatic to have seen this title show up on my kindle. From the moment I picked this book up, I devoured it. I could not put it down. In fact, the only time I put it down was because I was so tired, that I could no longer keep my eyes open. After getting a good nights sleep, I dove right back in. I was immediately consumed and got lost in Nate and Ember’s story.  You may as well have put a do not disturb sign around me, because there was no way I was going to stop this book again until I got to the end.

Nate and Ember’s story exceeded my expectations. I knew when I went into this story that I was going to not only get an amazing love story, but a strong alpha male and an amazing lead female. And that is exactly what I got. Nate and Ember’s story tugged at my heart from the very beginning. The angst and the pain that Ember felt the first time she admitted her feelings to Nate were so palpable. You could feel her emotions just oozing off the pages. She’s loved Nate for a long time, but the timing has never been right. You just had to hope and pray and hope some more that Nate would open his eyes to the amazing woman in front of him. Nate….He was impossible to not love. He thought he was doing the right thing by pushing Ember away, but he knows deep in his heart that Ember is meant to his. And when he finally opens his eyes, we get a Nate that we’ve never seen before. He is determined. He is possessive. He is a man that knows what he wants and is not afraid to go after it. He is 100% alpha male. And when an alpha is in love, you better what out. Wild horses could not keep him away from the woman he loved.

Nate and Ember were amazing characters. The chemistry these two had was off the charts. They just steamed up the pages when they were together. And their connection was so strong, so undeniable. You just couldn’t wait to see where things would go with the two of them and how things would work out in the end. And with lines like these: “Keep following your heart, Ember. Follow it–me–and let me worry about guiding the way. Allow me to prove to you that I’m worthy of you giving me your love back.” and “I want to declare that I’m his. I want to scream and demand that he’s mine. I want to scream for him to never stop. I want to sob that I love him. Instead, when I feel myself detonate into a million pieces, I open my mouth and do what I was told to do.”, it was impossible not to be captivated by and rooting for these two.

I absolutely loved everything about When I’m With You. It took me on one incredible, emotional, angst-filled journey. This book is so well written, so consuming. This book made me laugh. It made me smile. It pulled at my heart and put tears in my eyes. It frustrated me and made me want to slap Nate more times than I can count. But, most importantly, this book made me fall in love. I fell so in love with their characters and their story, that I did not want to ever end. I could not get enough. And speaking of the ending….When I’m With You had the best and I mean the best ending. My emotions are still all over the place, but they are all over the place in the best way ever. Harper Sloan has once again blown me away and reminded me why I love her books. If you are a fan of Harper Sloan or love a good alpha male romance, I highly recommend checking out When I’m With You. And I hope, I hope that you will love Nate and Ember’s story as much as I did.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*


“I want you so bad,” I mumble through the arousal rushing and flowing over every inch of my body, tingling up every nerve and swimming around inside me in overdrive.  “I’ve dreamed of this for so long,” I continue, my words coming out in a pant as I rock my hips.

“Ember,” he warns when I jerk my hips out of his unforgiving hold, giving us both the friction we’re in the need of when my wet and swollen lips slide against his erection.  “Stop,” he barks in a deep rumble, his neck straining as he takes my hips again between his hands.

 “Never.”  I let my head roll back and start to pick up my movements, each thrust up getting the attention to my clit that has the burn in my core starting to fire up my spine, wrapping around me as it climbs through my body, gearing up to explode.

“Fuck!” he roars.

Before I realize what’s happening, he’s flipping us.  My head lands in my pillows, just a breath away from the headboard in the center of my bed.  It takes me a second, still clinging to the climax

that had been just seconds away from taking over, and I push my hair off my face with both hands.  When I look down my body, I almost retreat when I see the feral expression on the man kneeling between my spread legs. 

He takes huge body rocking gulps of air, his chest heaving with their power.  His hair is a loose mess hanging free to dance at his shoulders, a few pieces falling into his face that he either doesn’t notice or just doesn’t care about.

And his eyes are focused downward.

If I didn’t believe he was fighting the same all-consuming feelings as I was, I would have thought that his downcast gaze was for another reason, but seeing those brilliant emerald eyes locked on my very exposed and wet sex, I know that I’m the reason he’s being slammed with a hungered need. 

The power I feel seeing his reaction to my excitement is a high I never want to live without.  Something that I will wake up thinking about and fantasize every second we’re apart, trying to think of new ways to make him come alive like this.  That uncontrollable, feverishly strong emotion he’s wearing can only be an aftereffect of our chemistry.  Until it burns so bright that it’s exploding around us like a brilliantly beautiful display of fireworks.

And with that thought, he makes a sound low in his throat, pushing forward in the next breath to cover my body with his as his mouth takes mine in a deep, bruising kiss.  His underwear still keeping him from me completely, but that doesn’t stop him from thrusting against my body as if he was already inside me.  Each time he slams against me, the headboard slaps against the wall and my eyes roll back in my head.

It was foolish of me to think I would ever be able to control this man once I saw the fierceness burning in his scrutiny break free of his careful control.  When I try to push my hands into his hair, he breaks our kiss with a hiss and narrows his eyes at me.

“You’re not to touch me, Ember.  Not at all.  I’m so worked up right now because of you. I’m about to fucking come all over myself and the only place that’s going to feel my fucking come will be the inside of your pussy.  Do not test me by putting those wicked little hands on my body until I can take my time to show you what it’s really like to take while giving.”

“Please,” I rasp past my dry throat, needing that so desperately.

“No, not please.  From this point on, the only word I want to hear from your lips is my name.  Moan, groan, scream out your pleasure, but you say no other word than my name.  I want to hear you scream that, Ember,” he stresses with a hard thrust.  “You don’t come until I tell you to,” he rumbles deep in his throat.  I lose his eyes as he bends to trace my ear with the tip of his tongue before whispering against it.  “And when you do, you had better do it loud enough to feel pain in your throat from the pleasure I’ll give your pussy.”

“Take me,” I beg, trying to rock against him, but his weight on me restricts my movements.

“Nate,” he grunts in my ear.  “No more fucking words but my name.  Know who is claiming you.  Let the whole fucking world hear who is taking you and making you his.”

He runs his hands up each of my arms, stretching them out until I can almost feel the edge of my mattress and his hands are curling around my fingers.

“Hold on,” he commands with a wink.




Harper is a NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL and USA TODAY bestselling author residing in Georgia with her husband and three daughters. She has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books, hibachi, tattoos and Game of Thrones. When she isn’t writing you can almost always find her with a book in hand.








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