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Dreamspun Desires (Français) | #20
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Ce qui se passe à Las Vegas ne reste pas toujours à Las Vegas.

Cody Hayes est en train de vivre un lendemain de soirée épique. La gueule de bois qui suit l’enterrement de vie de garçon n’a rien de nouveau, pas plus que l’homme nu dans son lit.

Son mariage apparent, c’est une autre histoire.

Planifier soigneusement chaque détail de sa vie a conduit Julian Canales à un poste de sénateur, en tant qu’homme ouvertement gay. Une soirée alcoolisée à jouer à Action ou Vérité ne lui ressemble pas… et encore moins épouser un homme qu’il vient juste de rencontrer. Il pourrait demander une annulation, mais les médias ont vent de son mariage précipité. Si la carrière politique de Julian veut survivre, il doit rester marié à un homme qui est son parfait opposé.

Maintenant, il doit convaincre Cody que tout ce qu’il leur reste à faire, c’est survivre à un rival politique conservateur, à un ex au cœur brisé, à leurs passés douloureux… et à une attirance qu’aucun des deux hommes ne peut combattre. 

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The Missing Ingredient

Dreamspun Desires | #63
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It can take losing everything to realize what you had all along.

Up-and-coming London chef Marcus Vine is poised on the edge of success, but the only men courting him are investors. That leaves Marcus with some free time—which is fortunate, because his godchildren need him.  

A year ago, a horrible accident killed Marcus’s best friend, Raine, leaving her children without a mother and her husband, Tom, without a partner. Consumed by grief, Tom has been going it alone, refusing help, but when Marcus sees him out with the children, it’s obvious that Tom and his two daughters need someone. His persistent caring finally wears Tom down, allowing him to accept the comfort Marcus offers. Soon Marcus is up to his elbows in homework, home-cooked meals, and after-school activities. Over time he helps them rebuild their world, until soon their lives are approaching normal.

Then the unexpected happens: Tom confesses he has romantic feelings for Marcus, and nothing can ever be the same.

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Meet Me in Shanghai

World of Love | China - Shanghai
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What are the odds of meeting your perfect match in a city of twenty-four million people—halfway around the world?

Software engineer Jeff has never set foot outside North America when his company sends him to Shanghai. It’s daunting to say the least, and Jeff is soon lost. He’s rescued by Chinese American banker Greg—a man who immediately sparks Jeff’s desire. But in a city so large and chaotic, what are the chances that they’ll bump into each other again?

When they do, a vigorous friendship forms despite Greg’s devotion to his high-powered—and high-stress—career. Both men want more, but Greg never takes things further, and Jeff’s time in China is running out. Soon he has only one night left. Will it be a last night together as friends… or the beginning of something that can last despite the distance between them?

 

World of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the globe.  

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Kevin Bivanti träumt davon, eine eigene Boutique zu eröffnen und Brautkleider zu verkaufen – ganz besondere Kleider, in denen sich jede Braut wunderschön fühlt. Er ist schon achtunddreißig Jahre alt, als er endlich seinen Job in der Werbeindustrie aufgibt und ein altes Backsteinhaus im modischen Einkaufsbezirk von Boston erwirbt, um diesen Traum zu verwirklichen. Doch dann steigt einer seiner Geschäftspartner aus und das Schicksal nimmt seinen Lauf. Kevin trifft Casper James, der auch einen Traum hat: Er möchte eines Tages seine eigene Bäckerei eröffnen. Casper ist bereit, das Risiko einzugehen und mit Kevin zusammen das alte Haus zu kaufen, um gemeinsam eine Boutique für Brautkleider und eine Bäckerei für Hochzeitstorten zu eröffnen.

Dazu sind allerdings umfangreiche Renovierungen nötig. Eine Affäre mit seinem ehemaligen Ehemann, Familiendrama mit seinen Müttern und der Stress, sich ein vollkommen neues Leben aufzubauen, treiben Kevin an den Rand des Zusammenbruchs. Mitten in all dem Chaos und der Unsicherheit wird aus Casper mehr als nur ein Geschäftspartner. Doch die Beziehung, die sich zwischen den beiden Männern entwickelt, birgt ihre eigenen Risiken.

Als der große Tag endlich näher rückt und die Eröffnung kurz bevorsteht, müssen Kevin und Casper den Mut finden, sich ihrer neuen Beziehung zu stellen und unerwartete Hindernisse aus dem Weg zu räumen, die ihre Geschäftsidee gefährden. Und sie müssen die Wiederauferstehung von Kevins persönlichen Dämonen bekämpfen.

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Les contes de Pennymaker, numéro hors série

Wendell Darling, surnommé Wen, mène une vie cousue de responsabilités toutes plus lourdes les unes que les autres. Abandonné par son père, un comptable insensible, et par sa mère, une artiste à l’esprit fragile, il est contraint de subvenir aux besoins de son frère et de sa sœur. Il n’a d’autre choix que de brimer sa créativité en s’échinant soixante-dix heures par semaine dans une agence de communication au sein de laquelle son supérieur, un homme incompétent, s’attribue sans aucun scrupule, tous les mérites de son travail.  

Le jour où l’agence manque de perdre l’un de ses plus gros clients, Wen a enfin l’occasion de sortir de l’ombre et de prouver sa valeur, mais pour cela, il faut d’abord qu’il retrouve le mystérieux artiste qui a réalisé la gigantesque et incroyable fresque en graffiti dans le métro.

Dissimulé derrière un pilier à deux heures du matin, Wen se retrouve nez à nez avec l’étrange peintre et leader du groupe les Lost Boys, Peter Panachek. Peter est le parfait opposé de Wen. Il arbore une chevelure rouge écarlate, une physionomie androgyne, quasi elfique, et vit sa vie au jour le jour sans se soucier des conséquences. La personnalité grave et sérieuse de Wen le fait rire, mais ne dit-on pas que les opposés s’attirent ? Les deux jeunes hommes oscillent continuellement entre caresses et disputes, mais il devient très vite évident que l’attitude désinvolte de Peter n’est qu’une armure qui dissimule un nombre incalculable de peurs et de secrets trop bien gardés. 

Puis, survient Vadon Hooker, un dealer de drogue qui menace de mettre en danger tout ce qui est cher à Wen. Aidé de l’énigmatique Monsieur Pennymaker, Peter va devoir choisir entre faire face à ses responsabilités, ou bien s’enfoncer toujours plus loin au cœur du Pays Imaginaire… 

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Un libro della serie Più che…

Jay Reynolds ha preso una cotta per Peter Morgan, il suo capo progetto, ma è improbabile che nasca una storia d’amore in ufficio, dato che l’uomo è etero. Anzi, Jay teme che Peter sia omofobo, perciò la sua infatuazione è presto rimpiazzata dal disprezzo. Una notte, però, Jay è costretto a rivedere tutte le sue supposizioni. Quello che succede riaccende la sua attrazione per Peter e, incredibile ma vero, anche il suo capo è interessato a lui.

Per Jay quella relazione senza impegno diventa insostenibile quando si rende conto che sta iniziando a innamorarsi dell’uomo. Un passato tormentato impedisce tuttavia a Peter di legarsi a qualcuno. Jay dovrà decidere se potrà accontentarsi di un’amicizia o dovrà spronare Peter a cogliere tutto ciò che lui ha da offrirgli.

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Mended Hearts
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A Mended Hearts Novel

Sanyam Desai is a Dom, a master of his craft. He knows exactly how to make a person beg, and he does it for a living, but he has no idea how to be in love.

Sterling Reynard is in desperate need of manners and someone who cares enough to take him in hand, but he knows he’ll never be loved.

When Sterling’s world crumbles around him, he turns to the one person who’s never asked for anything from him but his trust. But their relationship is built on quicksand, and one careless word will bring the whole thing down.

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A Harmony Ink Press Title

Surviving senior year is hard enough. Saving a friend might be impossible.

When longtime friends Raine and Amelia meet new student Mel, a shameless flirt and open lesbian, it casts their feelings for each other in a different light. Soon the affection between the three girls grows into an attraction they’re eager to explore.

But even as new love blooms, a secret Amelia’s been hiding for years demands their attention. Amelia has an eating disorder, and even if she’s in denial, the disease is threatening her health—and her life. She’ll need the support of her friends to recover as the relationship faces its first test… one they must pass before it’s too late for Amelia.

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Der kürzliche Tod seiner Frau hat den Polizisten Evan Cerelli aus der Bahn geworfen und wenn er seine vier Kinder anblickt, sieht er nur, wie er ihnen nicht gerecht wird. Seine liebevolle Frau hatte sich um sie gekümmert und sie erzogen, und jetzt fühlt der alleinerziehende Vater sich erdrückt von dem Schmerz des Verlustes und der schweren Verantwortung, seine Kinder großzuziehen.

Auf das Drängen seiner Partnerin hin feiert Evan den Ruhestand eines Kollegen und trifft den ehemaligen, in Ungnade gefallenen Polizisten, Matt Haight, der inzwischen als Sicherheitsberater arbeitet. Es stellt sich heraus, dass die Freundschaft, die aus Einsamkeit und dem Trost der Flasche entsteht, genau das ist, was beide brauchen.

Das vergangene Jahr war ein langsamer Tod für Matt Haight. Von seiner geliebten Polizeitruppe geächtet, sieht er sich mittlerem Lebensalter und konstanter Einsamkeit gegenüber und außer einem schwarzen Loch kann er in seiner Zukunft nichts erkennen. Als er in Evan eine andere verlorene Seele findet, setzen sich ein paar Teile, die er verloren geglaubt hatte, wieder zusammen. Ihre Freundschaft verwandelt sich in etwas Tiefergehendes, aber Liebe ist das letzte, was die beiden Männer erwartet haben und beide haben Schwierigkeiten damit, ihre neuen und überwältigenden Gefühle füreinander mit sich in Einklang zu bringen.

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Three Months to Forever

World of Love | China - Hong Kong

Ben is looking for an adventure when he accepts a temporary assignment in Hong Kong, but he never anticipates how his life might change when he meets a sophisticated, intriguing man named Sai. Their initial attraction is sizzling and soon grows into more as Sai takes Ben on a tour of the city’s famous landmarks and introduces him to the local cuisine. Sai stimulates Ben’s intellect and curiosity, and for jaded corporate lawyer Sai, Ben’s innocent eagerness is a breath of fresh air. It would be so easy to fall in love….

But nothing is that simple. Sai’s job forces him to do things that violate his morals, and the difficult dynamics with his family is a major obstacle to any lasting relationship with Ben. Back in Toronto, Ben’s father is ill, and can he really leave behind his home for a man he’s only known a short time? With the clock ticking, they must decide whether to risk it all and turn three months into forever.

 

World of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the globe.

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When He Was Bad

Coconut Cove | Book Three

Coconut Cove: Book Three

Lights, camera… wardrobe?

Coconut Cove is television’s newest hot sensation. The glitzy teen drama set in the beach lover’s paradise of Key West is the talk of every gossip rag eager for dirt and hookup news on the hot young actors—like Levi Phillips, who plays the show’s resident bad boy.

Levi’s attraction to costume designer Whit heads into high romance when Whit orders Levi out of his clothes—in an attempt to save Levi from heat exhaustion, of course.

Sassy Whit knows just how to dress, and undress, Levi, and soon the sexy duo are steaming it up offscreen, which is no surprise to their friends and castmates.

But love in the public eye is complicated, and rumors pose challenges that can threaten careers and love….

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A Fool and His Manny

The Mannies | Book Four
Dreamspun Desires | #62

The Mannies

Seeing the truth and falling in love.

Dustin Robbins-Grayson was a surly adolescent when Quinlan Gregory started the nanny gig. After a rocky start, he grew into Quinlan's friend and confidant—and a damned sexy man.

At twenty-one, Dusty sees how Quinlan sacrificed his own life and desires to care for Dusty’s family. He’s ready to claim Quinlan—he's never met a kinder, more capable, more lovable man. Or a lonelier one. Quinlan has spent his life as the stranger on the edge of the photograph, but Dusty wants Quinlan to be the center of his world. First he has to convince Quinlan he’s an adult, their love is real, and Quinlan can be more than a friend and caregiver. Can he show Quin that he deserves to be both a man and a lover, and that in Dusty’s eyes, he’s never been “just the manny?”

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Dix ans auparavant, le Shérif adjoint Aaron George a perdu sa femme et a déménagé à Colton, pensant qu’il serait mieux pour ses enfants de grandir dans une petite ville. Il a appris à connaître sa communauté, y compris monsieur Larkin, le sympathique et dynamique professeur de sciences. Lorsqu’on l’oblige à prendre un poste de direction, Larx arrête d’entraîner l’équipe de course à pied et commence à courir en solitaire. Aaron, qui pensait que la vie commençait et se terminait avec ses enfants, est distrait par une poitrine brillante et un principal courant sur une route dangereuse.

Larx a vécu, lui aussi, pour ses enfants… et ses étudiants du lycée de Colton. Il n’est pas prêt à être charmé par Aaron, cependant, lorsqu’ils commencent à courir ensemble, il apprécie la solidité du représentant de la loi, son humour et sa compréhension parfaite de ses priorités : les enfants d’abord, le travail ensuite et enfin, arrivant tristement en dernier, ses propres intérêts.

Il suffit d’un baiser pour que les deux hommes, approchant de la cinquantaine, commencent à se comporter comme des adolescents amoureux, même avec toutes leurs responsabilités. Puis un acte violent met en danger leur relation naissante. Leurs responsabilités sont maintenant essentielles pour empêcher leur ville d’exploser. Lorsque les choses deviennent critiques, ils réalisent que leur famille nouvellement forgée pourrait être ce qui empêche leur monde d’échapper à tout contrôle.

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The Edge

The Underground Club

An Underground Club Tale

Submissive Joshua has struggled with his addiction to pain for years—something Dom Nash knew when he took Joshua on. Nash also knew their path wouldn’t be an easy one, but through commitment and determination, he peels back Joshua’s layers one by one, revealing a horrific history of abuse and neglect that spans Joshua’s entire life. Nash wants nothing more than to gain Joshua’s trust and help him find the happiness that’s eluded him so long.

Providing structure and discipline is only part of what Joshua will need on his way to recovery. He’ll need the help of Dr. Hobson and their close friends at the Underground BDSM Club to help hold Joshua together as he faces the trauma of his past. It’ll push him to the edge, but Nash will be there to keep him from falling into the abyss of despair, and if Joshua can come out on the other side, he’ll be a step closer to wholeness, healing, and happiness.

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By Heart

Anderson Stables | Book Four

Anderson Stables: Book Four

In this final book in the Anderson Stables series, Vince Anderson and Dustin O’Brien are approaching the end of their show jumping journey, and their ride off into the sunset as a married couple is within their grasp.

But they won’t get there without facing challenges both personal and professional.

Vince has been working hard for years to make the Olympic Equestrian team with his horse, Sir Galaxy. Now, with Dustin by his side, his dreams are about to come true as he enters the selection process. But making the team isn’t as easy as simply winning shows, not when a very wealthy and powerful name in the sport is holding a grudge against Vince. Despite attempts to damage Vince’s reputation, Vince pushes on while supporting Dustin, whose past is pushing into his future. And making the team will only be the beginning of an arduous endeavor against elite competitors. But Vince and Dustin will see each other through to the end, through the Olympics and to their wedding, because supporting each other is something they know by heart.

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A volte, il giorno più bello della tua vita è quello che non avresti mai potuto immaginare.

Joe Cohen ha dedicato gli ultimi due anni a una cosa sola: accudire e nutrire Kade Bosa, suo socio nella loro agenzia investigativa, coinquilino e migliore amico. Per lui Kade rappresenta il mondo, anche se alla loro relazione manca ciò che Joe desidera di più. Ma non vuole fare pressioni: Kade ha un passato travagliato, e Joe è abbastanza certo di essere l’unica cosa che gli impedisce di crollare.

Allontanato dalla sua stessa famiglia, Joe sa bene quanto sia importante tenere strette le persone a cui si vuole bene, ma non si sarebbe mai aspettato che il suo passato e il suo presente si scontrassero, e che la stessa cosa succedesse a Kade. La prova in cui si sono imbattuti potrebbe cambiare le loro vite, dal tragico passato di Kade al loro lavoro. E potrebbe persino regalare loro il futuro che Joe non avrebbe mai osato desiderare…

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Fraîchement célibataire alors qu’il approche des trente ans et lassé de sa petite vie tranquille dans la banlieue de Londres, Daniel Cross découvre rapidement l’attrait des réseaux sociaux. Excité par l’occasion de traquer ses anciens camarades du club de sport de ses jours d’école, il se lance dans une quête personnelle pour découvrir quel genre d’hommes ils sont devenus.

La première erreur de Dan fut de discuter en ligne avec un parfait inconnu, devenant alors ami avec le mauvais frère Carson sur Facebook. Mais Nick Carson n’en est pas offensé et offre à Dan de l’accompagner dans son voyage à la recherche des autres. C’est le premier pas vers une nouvelle amitié et quelque chose de plus pour eux deux.

Pour Dan, les réunions avec le « Gang des Quatre » varient de surprenantes et encourageantes à perturbantes. La compagnie de Nick est un soutien constant, cependant, ni l’un ni l’autre n’étant préparés pour la révélation de leur propre secret qu’ils pensaient bien caché. Dan commence à suspecter qu’il recherche en fait un nouveau but à sa vie, et l’excitation et l’objectif qu’il brûle d’envie d’avoir pourraient être plus proche qu’une quête ancrée dans un rêve d’enfance.

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A love as easy as breathing.

Life started out rocky for Devin Rice, but it’s turned out pretty well. He has adoptive parents and a brother who love him, and he works as a coder for his dad’s video game company. Romance is scarce, but a chance encounter leads to more than he ever expected.

While dropping off an assignment for his sick brother, Dev meets his mentor. Art history professor Seth Kent is brilliant and gorgeous, just what Dev has been looking for. Except that he’s in a long-term committed relationship.

Seth’s partner, Leaf, is older and sees the world differently due to his unusual upbringing. To him, the clear attraction between Seth and Dev isn’t a problem, it’s an unexpected gift. After all, Leaf is often on the road, going wherever rescue dogs need rehabilitation.

When Leaf meets Dev, all the missing pieces fall into place, and three men from different worlds and at different points in life fill each other’s empty spaces. For them, building a future together is the most natural thing in the world. But their unconventional love causes waves in their careers and family dynamics, and each man has his own doubts and fears to overcome.

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