Goodbye Paradise: A New Adult M/M Romance by Sarina Bowen: Release Day Review

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Goodbye Paradise

by Sarina Bowen

Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance, New Adult

Publication Date: March 21, 2017

Goodbye Paradise is a standalone, book one of the Hello, Goodbye duet … read on for details!

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Most people called it a cult. But for twenty years, Josh & Caleb called it home.

In Paradise, there is no television. No fast food. Just long hours of farm work and prayer on a dusty Wyoming ranch, and nights in a crowded bunkhouse. The boys of the Compound are kept far from the sinners’ world.

But Joshua doesn’t need temptation to sin. His whole life, he’s wanted his best friend, Caleb. By day they work side by side. Only when Josh closes his eyes at night can they be together the way he craves.

It can never be. And his survival depends on keeping his terrible desires secret.

Caleb has always protected Josh against the worst of the bullying at the Compound. But he has secrets of his own, and a plan to get away — until it all backfires.

Josh finds himself homeless in a world that doesn’t want him. Can Caleb find him in time? And will they find a place of safety, where he can admit to Josh how he really feels?

Warning: Contains a hot male/male romance, copious instances of taking the Lord’s name in vain, and love against the kitchen counterThis book was previously released under the title: In Front of God & Everyone. For more about its previous publication, you can read this blog post.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Goodbye Paradise is a must-read for anyone who loves an unforgettable M/M romance. Quite simply, it captured my heart, melted it, and put it back together. The story is unique and compelling, written in the alternating POV of its two primary characters, Caleb and Josh.

Caleb Smith and Joshua Royce grew up together on Paradise Ranch, an isolated community run by a stringent religious cult in rural Wyoming. (Fans of Sarina will recognize it as the same compound featured in her bestselling True North series.) But Caleb and Josh have something else in common: a powerful forbidden attraction. They’re forced to hide their feelings, even from each other, or face brutal retribution at the hands of their peers and elders.

Caleb, as a descendent of the Divine Pastor, is relatively safe in Paradise, but Josh always has been an outcast, considered weak — a trait that also makes young men like him “disposable.” It’s only a matter of time before he finds himself taken from the compound by force, bound, beaten, and left on the side of the highway, far from the only home he’s ever known. His only hope lies in a hastily whispered promise from Caleb — to find him and escape the pain of Paradise together.

Their journey is deeply emotional, passionate, tender, and sometimes heartbreaking; but it’s also joyful, funny, and heartwarming. You don’t just read the story; you live it: every joy, every fear, every setback, every heartbreak, and every triumph. And then there’s the sex. Initially tender and tentative, as they become more experienced and comfortable with each other, the heat rises to epic proportions, with a kitchen counter scene that might set your reader on fire.

Goodbye Paradise is a standalone novel with a happy-ever-after, but Sarina will make you sweat for it. The shadow of a lifetime in Paradise affects each character differently, sometimes putting themselves at odds with each other, or at war with their spiritual beliefs. And when a young woman from Caleb’s past arrives, seeking refuge in their new home, their future is anything but certain.
From beginning to end, Goodbye Paradise is a hard-fought love story. It’s also a story you won’t soon forget, with a cast of characters that will stay in your heart forever. A standalone sequel (Hello Forever) will release soon, so get started with this stunning duet today.

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Hello Forever (Hello, Goodbye, Book 2)

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Summary

Six years have passed since the awful day when Axel and Caxton were caught making out in the woods at church camp. They were only teenagers then, but Axel had been devastated when Cax had cut off all contact with him. After that, his best friend seemed to vanish.

So Axel is astonished to find his first love’s face in the crowd of a college basketball game he’s watching on TV—at a college which has just offered him a job. It’s a thousand miles away, in a tiny rural town. But suddenly, he can’t wait to get there.

Cax can’t believe his eyes when Axel appears in the same Massachusetts town where he now lives. And he’s still just as drawn to Axel as ever. But he can’t let himself go there again. Because loving Axel will mean losing everything else he holds dear.

Both men have so much to lose. But as far as their love is concerned, it’s Hello Forever.

Hello Forever is a stand-alone novel with no cliffhangers. Readers of  Goodbye Paradise will get a chance to check in on Caleb and Josh and their clan.

Cover Reveal: Whitewash (Unexpected, #3) – A Contemporary M/M Sports Romance by Ann Grech

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Whitewash

by Ann Grech

Series: Unexpected #3

Genre: M/M Erotic Sports Romance, LGBT

Release Date: MARCH 30th

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ABOUT WHITEWASH…

Pro snowboarder, Reef Reed, is on the precipice. His chance of winning the world championship is within reach. But he’s navigating a treacherous path, facing crippling stress, insurmountable distances between he and his boyfriend, jealousy and an illness that threatens everything he’s worked for.

The road through the world championship season is a rocky one, full of incredible highs and soul-crushing lows which test he and Ford’s relationship in ways Reef couldn’t have fathomed.

Ford Wallace will do anything within his power to help his man soar high and achieve his dreams. But the season has been hard on both of them; watching all Reef’s hard work unravel from afar is unbearable for the healer at heart. So he fights—they both do—for their happiness and their love, and they emerge on the other side stronger than ever before.

Meet Reef and Ford in Whiteout & White Noise

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“A beautifully written love story with enough steamy scenes to melt all the snow in Canada.”

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This series just gets better and better. Ann really knocked this out of the park. It goes from making you ugly cry, to needing a change of panties, to laughing. What more could you ask for in a book?

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By day Ann Grech lives in the corporate world and can be found sitting behind a desk typing away at reports and papers or lecturing to a room full of students. With her quirky glasses and shiny leather briefcase, she has the librarian look nailed. All laced up tight in her pencil skirts and killer heels, her students can only fantasise about what she gets up to in her spare time. If only they could see those tattoos! Oh, and those notepads of story ideas tucked away in odd places that would be sure to have them fanning themselves!

By night she’s a wife and mum and a purveyor of saucy stories that are filled with lust, raunchy scenes and ultimately love. Ann’s an avid reader of anything sexy and firmly believes in the motto ‘leave mummy alone, she’s reading or writing.’ Because of that, she is pretty hopeless when it comes to getting dinner on the table on time or cleaning the house.

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Goodbye Paradise: A M/M Romance Coming Soon from Sarina Bowen: Pre-Order today!

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Goodbye Paradise

by Sarina Bowen

Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance, New Adult

Publication Date: March 21, 2017

Goodbye Paradise is a standalone, book one of the Hello, Goodbye duet … read on for details!

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Most people called it a cult. But for twenty years, Josh & Caleb called it home.

In Paradise, there is no television. No fast food. Just long hours of farm work and prayer on a dusty Wyoming ranch, and nights in a crowded bunkhouse. The boys of the Compound are kept far from the sinners’ world.

But Joshua doesn’t need temptation to sin. His whole life, he’s wanted his best friend, Caleb. By day they work side by side. Only when Josh closes his eyes at night can they be together the way he craves.

It can never be. And his survival depends on keeping his terrible desires secret.

Caleb has always protected Josh against the worst of the bullying at the Compound. But he has secrets of his own, and a plan to get away — until it all backfires.

Josh finds himself homeless in a world that doesn’t want him. Can Caleb find him in time? And will they find a place of safety, where he can admit to Josh how he really feels?

Warning: Contains a hot male/male romance, copious instances of taking the Lord’s name in vain, and love against the kitchen counterThis book was previously released under the title: In Front of God & Everyone. For more about its previous publication, you can read this blog post.

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Hello Forever (Hello, Goodbye, Book 2)

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Summary

Six years have passed since the awful day when Axel and Caxton were caught making out in the woods at church camp. They were only teenagers then, but Axel had been devastated when Cax had cut off all contact with him. After that, his best friend seemed to vanish.

So Axel is astonished to find his first love’s face in the crowd of a college basketball game he’s watching on TV—at a college which has just offered him a job. It’s a thousand miles away, in a tiny rural town. But suddenly, he can’t wait to get there.

Cax can’t believe his eyes when Axel appears in the same Massachusetts town where he now lives. And he’s still just as drawn to Axel as ever. But he can’t let himself go there again. Because loving Axel will mean losing everything else he holds dear.

Both men have so much to lose. But as far as their love is concerned, it’s Hello Forever.

Hello Forever is a stand-alone novel with no cliffhangers. Readers of  Goodbye Paradise will get a chance to check in on Caleb and Josh and their clan.

Cover Reveal: Ryker & Gavin (Something About Him, #5), by A. D. Ellis

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 Ryker & Gavin

There’s Something About Him…

Gavin Mitchel has resigned himself to a lonely and unfulfilling love life, but his first meeting with Ryker Hudson is as steamy as it is random, which is precisely the way Ryker likes it. Their second meeting, while equally random, is beyond awkward.
Although a fourteen-year age difference stands in their way, a much larger obstacle is also blocking their path. Together, Ryker and Gavin must find the strength to overcome the roadblocks or bid farewell to their happily ever after.

**This is a male/male romance meant for ages 18+ due to adult language and situations.**


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Series: Something About Him
Book: 5
Release Date: January 26, 2017
Publisher: A.D. Ellis Publishing
Words: 51,000
Categories: Male/Male Romance
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An Excerpt from Ryker & Gavin

While one of my most talented cast mates worked on my stage makeup, I let my mind wander to a night about a week ago. The guy I hooked up with had been attractive, which was always a plus when you never knew if a Grindr profile picture was truly an honest representation. Messy brown hair, long, lean build. Upon meeting him, I gauged him to be at least ten years older than me. But, we’d been chatting for a couple weeks and he wasn’t so much older than me to creep me out like some of the really old guys who’d hit on me.

We met up for a prerequisite drink at the local coffeehouse so we could check each other out and determine the safety of taking the other somewhere more private for a little action. It’s not as if I whored myself out to any and every interested body, but I did my fair share of random hookups in hopes of finally landing that one perfect love. So far, though, it had all been a bust. Some good sex, some decent conversation, but nothing to write home about. Although, on second thought, it would be pretty entertaining to write home about my sexcapades knowing it would freak my mom the hell out.

Once I’d gotten, and hopefully given, the “not a serial killer” vibe, I let him casually bring up heading back to my place. I knew Asher would be leaving soon, and he wouldn’t blink an eye if I came home with a new stranger in tow.

“I’m not really one to do the random hook up thing,” the man, whom I preferred to think of as only his profile name, said nervously as we parked our cars at my apartment and met at the front stairs.

“That’s okay, I don’t really either,” I said to placate him, knowing the I don’t usually do this line was pretty universal and not usually accurate.

We walked up the stairs and all but slammed into Asher as he was leaving.

“Whoa, sorry man, didn’t know you were coming home so early,” Asher said as he looked over my shoulder to check out my evening entertainment.

‘BamaBoy69 hesitated with a hand at my back before stammering, “Listen, I didn’t mean to cause any problems, I didn’t know you had a partner or anything like that.”

I chuckled and rolled my eyes at Asher as he yanked me into a one-armed embrace and whispered loudly in my ear, “Baby, why you always got to bring hot men home trying to make me jealous? You know I’m the only one for you, why can’t you just love me the way I love you?”

“Knock it off, asshole,” I laughed and slipped from his hold. Looking at my new friend, I shook my head as Asher threw his head back laughing hysterically. “This is my very straight roommate, Asher. Nothing but friendship here.”

‘BamaBoy69 looked all sorts of relieved and Asher just nodded his head as he continued to chuckle. I hoped neither of them wanted me to expound on the introductions, because I felt weird introducing him as ‘BamaBoy69 and even weirder asking him for his first name.

“I’ll be late or not home at all,” Asher said as he swung the door to the apartment open and gestured for us to enter. “You boys be safe and have fun.” He winked at me before making his exit.


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A.D. Ellis spends the majority of her days loving and wrangling two school-aged children and a husband before heading to the inner city of Indiana to teach a challenging group of alternative education students in grades third through sixth. Most days she hits the gym after school in hopes of running and lifting away the stress and headaches of the day before picking up her children and squeezing a whole day’s worth of loving and living into the too-short hours before bed. It’s no wonder Ms. Ellis lives for the slower, easier days she gets to enjoy on breaks from school.

Growing up in a small farming town in southern Indiana, A.D. is grateful to her mother for passing along the love of reading. With her nose constantly stuck in a book, Ms. Ellis became accustomed to friends and acquaintances snickering and shaking their heads at her love of reading.

A.D. never dreamed of being anything but a teacher, although there are certain times of the year when she laments her career choice. Ms. Ellis had a story idea floating in her head for about a year. After persistent prodding from a friend, A.D. put pen to paper and began writing her first story in October 2013. From that moment on, she was hooked. Taking the people and stories from her head and sharing them with readers is a scary, exhausting, rewarding, and fulfilling experience which A.D. plans to continue until there are no more stories banging around in her mind.

A.D. Ellis’ work can be found on both iBooks and Amazon. Please contact her on Facebook, Twitter, or her website.

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Love & Strength, A NEW M/M Romance by Grein Murray – Blog Tour

 

Love & Strength (Dancer’s #2)

“I’m right here, in your arms, loving you so much.”

Author Name: Grein Murray

Book Name: Love & Strength

Series: Dancer’s series

Book: 2

Release Date: November 19, 2016

Genre: M/M Romance

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Skylar and Ryan have been happily married for a year, settling into their lives as performers for a theme park and living between the States and Australia. A tragic event threatens to change their lives forever. As Skylar struggles to come to terms with his current situation, he pushes Ryan away.

Ryan can’t believe what has happened to his husband, Skylar. One minute they were having the time of their lives-the next, their world was turned upside down. Ryan’s heart breaks with the growing distance placed between himself and Skylar. He knows he has to fight to keep the two of them together. Will love & strength be enough to overcome the challenges they face?

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I’ve been up all night, waiting out in front of Jason and Teresa’s apartment ever since I got off work around midnight. Frank, the owner of the College Deli where Teresa works, gave me their address only because I lied and said I was supposed to pick Skylar up but misplaced the directions I had written down. If it had been anyone else, I know he wouldn’t have given that information so freely. Thank God he knows me.

Last night was such a blur, but when I start to put the pieces back together in my mind, I feel horrible for what poor Skylar must have felt. I’ve texted him on and off since last night and have not gotten a single reply. I’m worried and scared because I know I’ve hurt him deeply. As his husband, I should always be his first source of comfort, instead, I’m the one who’s caused him so much pain.

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Hip hop dancer, Skylar, is excited about a new job he’s gotten for the summer at a theme park near his home. This is his chance to show his family that he can make money doing what he loves. Skylar wasn’t counting on falling for Ryan, the hot, Australian dancer that he is paired up with, but the pull is too strong for him to fight.

Ryan is set to go back home to Australia after the park closes at the end of the summer. He didn’t plan on falling in love with his gorgeous dancing partner, but his heart had other ideas. As he and Skylar get closer, their impending separation starts to affect the both of them.

Will they do what it takes to be together?

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I really love classic Christmas songs. To me, it’s not Christmas without these songs. 

  1. Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy- Bing Crosby and David Bowie
  2. Do They Know It’s Christmas- Bandaid

  3. Rocking Around The Christmas Tree- Brenda Lee

4.White Christmas – Bing Crosby

  1. Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives

6.The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole

7.It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year- Johnny Mathis

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  • Let It Snow- Dean Martin

  • Winter Wunderland- Johnny Mathis

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    Meet Grein Murray

    When I’m not writing I like going to concerts. Music is a big part of my life, I’ve played bass guitar since I was a teen. I love nature and enjoy hiking and working with causes that help protect our planet and wild animals.

    I have loved books all of my life and have always enjoyed escaping the ordinary world by getting lost in a good book. I read a lot of different genres of books but have fallen in love with MM. I support the gay community and hope one day people will see that love is love and that it is a beautiful thing no matter your gender, race or religion.

    I am an avid animal lover and have quite a collection of pets in my home. I love ancient history and have studied Alexander the Great as well as Egypt and it’s pharaohs. I also am very interested in angels and have researched them and will put that to use in future books.

    I hope that my readers continue to fall in love with my characters and that my stories touch their lives and bring them happiness.

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    Braeton & Drew (Something About Him), by A. D. Ellis – Blog Tour & Spotlight

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    About Braeton & Drew…

    Braeton Reed left his small-minded hometown and disapproving family long ago and never looked back.

    Andrew Hines has nothing against a solid, loving relationship; he just isn’t sure he’ll ever find one.

    Braeton has been told he’s a bit of a pa. Andrew has heard he’s not flashy enough. Can their differences pull them together? Or will these polar opposites allow society to dictate who they are and who they love?

     This is a male/male romance meant for ages 18+ due to adult language and adult situations.

    Author Name: A.D. Ellis

    Book Name: Braeton & Drew

    Series: Something About Him

    Book: 4

    Release Date: November 19, 2016

    Publisher: A.D. Ellis Publishing

    Genre: M/M Romance

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    I noticed there was no list of services with prices like at my comfy little barber shop, which meant I would be paying a pretty penny for this posh-ification. But, if it brought me bigger clients, then it was worth it.

    An attractive, tall, lithe man sauntered toward the front working his electric blue button-up and stylish jeans like a fashion model. Eyeing me from head to toe, he smiled flirtatiously. “Hi there. What can I do for you today?”

    Finding myself mesmerized by his beautiful brown eyes for a moment too long, I stumbled over my words a bit, “Oh, um, hi. I’m supposed to have an appointment with Braeton?”

    “Oh, honey, I’m sure you’d love to have an appointment with me, but I can assure you I’d remember putting you on my schedule. And, sadly, you aren’t there.” He winked. The man was gay, no question about it. I was usually put off by guys who were so much more out there than me, but Braeton was hot and beyond intriguing. I was drawn to him. The last time a guy had made my stomach flutter was in gym class my junior year, but Braeton definitely brought out the butterflies.

    “Well, I spoke to Jodie and she specifically said that Braeton, I mean you, could take care of me.” I felt like I was begging the man to style me, fix me up, polish me. Leaning forward to eye the computer screen, I added, “Could you just check? Humor me a bit? Name’s Andrew Hines.”

    “Believe me, I’d love to take care of you, but like I said…,” Braeton clicked a few times on the keyboard before his mouth opened in disbelief, “how the hell are you on my schedule?”

    “Like I said, Jodie took care of it for me.” I shrugged apologetically.

    “Today just got much better for me. I was expecting someone much less attractive than you, so I’ll have to thank Jodie.” Braeton winked again.

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    Author Spotlight: A.D. Ellis

    A.D. Ellis spends the majority of her days loving and wrangling two school-aged children and a husband before heading to the inner city of Indiana to teach a challenging group of alternative education students in grades third through sixth. Most days she hits the gym after school in hopes of running and lifting away the stress and headaches of the day before picking up her children and squeezing a whole day’s worth of loving and living into the too-short hours before bed. It’s no wonder Ms. Ellis lives for the slower, easier days she gets to enjoy on breaks from school.

    Growing up in a small farming town in southern Indiana, A.D. is grateful to her mother for passing along the love of reading. With her nose constantly stuck in a book, Ms. Ellis became accustomed to friends and acquaintances snickering and shaking their heads at her love of reading.

    A.D. never dreamed of being anything but a teacher, although there are certain times of the year when she laments her career choice. Ms. Ellis had a story idea floating in her head for about a year. After persistent prodding from a friend, A.D. put pen to paper and began writing her first story in October 2013. From that moment on, she was hooked. Taking the people and stories from her head and sharing them with readers is a scary, exhausting, rewarding, and fulfilling experience which A.D. plans to continue until there are no more stories banging around in her mind.

    A.D. Ellis’ work can be found on both iBooks and Amazon. Please contact her on Facebook, Twitter, or her website.

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    A. D.’s Top Ten Writing Snacks…

    10) Dry cereal, like Fruit Loops

    9) Gummi bears

    8) Apples with crunchy peanut butter

    7) Iced sugar cookies

    6) Shortbread cookies

    5) Trail mix

    4) Frozen peanut butter cookies

    3) Vanilla ice cream (the really good kind, not artificial vanilla flavor)

    2) Chocolate covered peanuts

    1) Chocolate covered strawberries

    Available NOW: Tempting Tristan, a Sexy Standalone M/M Romance by Melissa Foster

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    About Tempting Tristan

    Tempting Tristan is a stand-alone M/M romance featuring two sexy, hot alphas.

    Fresh off the heels of yet another bad relationship, Tristan Brewer is taking a break from men to try and figure out where he keeps going wrong. He knows his biggest fault–he leads with his heart, not his head–and that’s never going to change. But after several introspective weeks, he’s beginning to get a handle on things. That is, until badass heartthrob Alex Wells walks into his bar…

    Alex has spent eight years in the Army, months in a hospital bed, and far too long hiding his sexual identity. He’s guilt-ridden, damaged, pissed off, and up for a Silver Star–for the incident that nearly cost him his life, and kept him from his grandmother’s funeral. But all he wants to do is forget his stint with the institution that allows but doesn’t necessarily accept, and live the life he’s always dreamed of.

    The chemistry between Tristan and Alex ignites from the moment they meet, and the more time they spend together the hotter the flames become. But the closer Tristan gets, the more Alex’s walls go up, and when the two walk onto a military base, Tristan finds out Alex’s physical scars aren’t the ones that run the deepest.

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    We step forward at the same time, and he presses his rough hand to my cheek. “I don’t know what kind of pussies you went out with before, but I wanted to fucking claim you in there.”

    He slides a hand around my waist, tugging our bodies together. I feel every hard inch of him, and he’s got me so hot I’m sure we’re going to combust.

    “I’ve spent almost nine years hiding who I am, and I’m not willing to do it anymore,” he says through clenched teeth. “Not here, where I came to start over. Where I came to live on my terms without the goddamn military hanging over my head.”

    “I have no interest in hiding,” I assure him.

    “You’re sure? Because I really want to kiss you right now, and I don’t care who sees us.”

    I respond by pulling his mouth to mine, my break from men long forgotten. We stumble backward, crashing into the railing, fighting for dominance as we did yesterday morning. The passion between us has a life of its own. My hands claw over his ass, up his back. I want to strip him down and take all of him. I want to discover why he’s so rough and learn what about those shadows that are lurking behind his gorgeous eyes. Instead I take, and give, and take more of the angry kisses. When we finally tear our mouths apart, my body’s still reeling, and we both curse under our breaths.

    “Okay?” he pants out.

    I nod, knowing if I open my mouth, I want to fuck you is going to come out. 

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    Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

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