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You don’t end up an ex-car thief and ex-con because you’re good at resisting temptation… and Cal Tate’s rich new boss is very tempting. 

Cal has always been the bad boy lovers don’t bring home to Mom, but now he’d like someone other than a debt collector waiting for him at home. He has a legit job as a driver with his brother’s company, he’s got a doctor on the hook, and he still can’t help crawling into bed with Joseph Bailey. 

Joe has never met anyone as easy in their own skin as his new driver. Or as ridiculously beautiful. He’s in London to downsize the family business… and to investigate the abusive emails that imply a dark secret around his mother’s death. But unpicking the lies he’s been told makes Joe realize he isn’t sure who is without them. 

When his life falls apart, the only person he can be himself with is Cal. But with the anonymous stalker’s threats increasing, Joe worries that someone will finish the job they started over two decades ago—and end any chance for a happy future between him and Cal.

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The Player's Protégé

Campus Connections
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A Campus Connections Story

When his friends bet cynical Jerry that he can’t turn sweet Arlo into a player, Jerry might win the bet but lose his heart.

College senior Jerry Helstrom survived a gay childhood in Texas by being fierce and fabulous. At school he’s known as a player and has kept his heart so guarded that he’s forgotten he has one. When his friends bet him he can’t teach inexperienced Arlo Barnes to become a stud like him, Jerry takes on the challenge and quickly finds himself drawn to his enticing trainee.

Arlo kicks butt as a Tae Kwon Do black belt, but his sexual game is lacking. He’s been dumped by his only boyfriend and needs help getting himself out there. Enter Jerry Helstrom, player extraordinaire and happy to provide Arlo with some hands-on coaching. Jerry encourages Arlo to ask for what he wants in sex and in life, something Arlo struggles with. The struggle deepens when Arlo discovers that what he truly wants is the seemingly unattainable Jerry Helstrom.

Jerry can teach Arlo to play the field, but can Arlo teach Jerry to play for keeps?

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Les secrets du Docteur Wu

L'hôpital de Copper Point | Tome 1
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Hôpital de Copper Point, tome 1

Le nouveau docteur, brillant, renfermé et secret, rencontre un infirmier au grand cœur… et leur couple est de nature à renverser tous les obstacles.

Après un burn-out, le Dr Hong-Wei Wu, Taïwanais naturalisé Américain, s’installe à Copper Point, Wisconsin. La belle carrière qui lui était promise semble avoir sombré avant même de démarrer. Alors qu’il envisage une vie effacée et tranquille, son jeune assistant a sur lui un impact inattendu. 

Quant à Simon Lane, il ne s’attendait pas au charme irrésistible de son nouveau patron. Le chirurgien accepte son aide pour emménager et l’en remercie par de délicieux plats taïwanais. Malheureusement, le règlement de l’hôpital Ste Anne interdit les relations entre le personnel, aussi leur amour est-il condamné… à moins que le couple soit prêt à tout risquer. 

Simon souffre de cacher leur relation et Hong-Wei n’envisage pas de renoncer à lui. Pour vivre ensemble, ils vont devoir affronter l’administration de l’hôpital et la communauté de Copper Point. Ce faisant, quels autres secrets risquent d’être révélés ?

Et que vont découvrir Hong-Wei et Simon sur eux-mêmes ? 

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The More the Merrier

The Teddy Bear Club
Dreamspun Desires | #83
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The Teddy Bear Club

Too much of a good thing?

When Logan gets the call about newborn triplets in need of a home, he steps up, realizing too late the daunting task he’s taken on. He’d be lost without the men of the Teddy Bear Club—especially Dirk.

Dirk even offers to spend spring break at Logan’s home, helping him and the babies settle in. He loves being a dad, and he wants to help Logan find the same joy. It doesn’t hurt that they enjoy spending time together.

Before they even realize it, they’re settling into a routine… becoming a family.

Falling in love.

But their new bond is about to face the ultimate test. Will they come through and realize that with love, there’s no such thing as enough?

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Three Vlog Night

Plummet to Soar
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A Plummet to Soar Story

Ajax Fairchild’s online alter ego has caused him trouble before, but never like this. After multiple death threats, his loaded parents decide he needs an enforced digital vacation and the best bodyguard money can buy. 

That would be Dmytro Kolisnychenko, former soldier, former hired muscle for the Ukrainian mob—until he lost his happy home life to an enemy with a homemade bomb. Now he wants only two things: to spend every precious second he can with his daughters, and to provide for them by protecting people who can’t protect themselves—even entitled little asshats like Ajax Fairchild. 

But Ajax doesn’t fit into the spoiled little rich kid box as neatly as Dmytro would like. Dmytro doesn’t have time for a romantic dalliance, and Ajax is a client, albeit one with unexpected depths. With one coincidence after another driving them to the sleepy seaside town of St. Nacho’s and away from their planned safe house, they grow to trust each other and find that love follows trust. Now they must learn where the threat to Ajax is coming from and neutralize it… before it’s too late for their happily ever after.

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What do you do when when your lover is out to kill you? 

After university, Johnny dated a mysterious and influential man who never disclosed his profession. Now, following a quarrel, Johnny suffers a series of attacks—attempts on his life that his lover has the power and influence to perpetrate. 

With nowhere else to turn, he must rely on his childhood best friend. But can Johnny trust him? With time running out and the world against him, Johnny must solve the mystery himself if he wants to survive.

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Marcus Economidis is a famous action-movie star renowned for doing his own stunts. But put him back in his Michigan hometown for his latest project and he’s a nervous wreck. Why? Taemin Choi—the taekwondo master who trained Marcus and helped him move beyond debilitating shyness to become the man he is today. Taemin was Marcus’s first crush, and now that he’s grown, their reunion might lead to more than a mentorship. 

Marcus’s kindness and confidence impresses Taemin, and the attraction is instant—for both of them. Making time for each other won’t be easy, what with Taemin training to qualify for the Olympics and Marcus working on his latest film. But it all seems worthwhile when they’re together, reacquainting themselves with each other—in the dojang and beyond—and nurturing a romance more satisfying than anything either ever thought possible. 

But can their romance withstand the pressures of Marcus’s fame and Taemin’s grueling schedule?

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Parfois, les meilleurs moments de la vie sont ceux auxquels on s’attend le moins.

Joe Cohen a consacré les deux dernières années de sa vie à une seule chose : prendre soin de Kade Bosa. Kade est son colocataire, son meilleur ami, et ensemble, ils tiennent une agence de détectives privés. Même si leur relation n’est pas exactement celle dont il rêverait, Joe se refuse à forcer les choses. Kade a déjà suffisamment souffert, et Joe est son seul soutien.

Rejeté par sa famille, Joe connaît la peur de se retrouver seul au monde, mais il était loin d’imaginer qu’un jour son passé et celui de Kade entreraient en collision. Pourtant, l’affaire sur laquelle ils enquêtent les amène à découvrir des éléments qui pourraient bien mettre en péril leur relation, qu’elle soit privée ou professionnelle…

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Nachos e ciliegie

Mary's Boys (Italiano)
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Un racconto della serie Mary’s Boys

Darwin Michaels sta vivendo la vita dei suoi sogni a Denver. Tuttavia, nonostante la grande città gli offra il lavoro perfetto, pasti deliziosi e innumerevoli appuntamenti, lui sta perdendo la speranza di trovare l’uomo che possa tenere vivo il suo interesse per più di una notte. Finché non mette gli occhi su Cody Russell.

Cody ha appena raggiunto l’obiettivo della sua vita: andarsene dal Kansas. In un colpo solo, all’Hamburger Mary trova un lavoro, una nuova famiglia e la possibilità di stare con altre persone gay! Gli manca solo qualcuno di speciale. Quando Darwin gli dimostra il suo interesse, Cody pensa che sia troppo bello per essere vero. In fondo, cosa potrà mai trovare Darwin in un cameriere che ha abbandonato gli studi?

Mentre Darwin s’innamora di lui, Cody cerca di capire il proprio valore, ma quando il passato arriva a minacciare la fragile vita che sta costruendo, precipita in un momento di cupa depressione. Darwin, però, è deciso a mostrargli che l’amore, una famiglia e una casa sono lì ad attenderlo… Accetterà Cody ciò che gli viene offerto?

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Seth Arnold learned at an early age that two things in life could make his soul soar—his violin and Kelly Cruz. In Seth’s uncertain childhood, the kindness of the Cruz family, especially Kelly and his brother, Matty, gave Seth the stability to make his violin sing with the purest sound and opened a world of possibility beyond his home in Sacramento.

Kelly Cruz has loved Seth forever, but he knows Seth’s talents shouldn’t be hidden, not when the world is waiting. Encouraging Seth to follow his music might break Kelly’s heart, but he is determined to see the violin set Seth’s soul free. When their world is devastated by a violent sexual assault and Matty’s prejudices turn him from a brother to an enemy, Seth and Kelly’s future becomes uncertain.

Seth can’t come home and Kelly can’t leave, but they are held together by a love that they clutch with both hands.

Seth and Kelly are young and the world is wide—the only thing they know for certain is they’ll follow their heartstrings to each other’s arms whenever time and fate allow. And pray that one day they can follow that string to forever… before it slices their hearts in two.

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Tattoo artist Max Marshall races into his hometown of Sweetwater, West Virginia—and is promptly pulled over for speeding. Max’s luck isn’t all bad, though, because he recognizes the deputy, Tyler Reed, Max’s childhood best friend’s older brother.

Reconnecting with Tyler helps Max settle back in, and it also leads to attraction. But when he tries to explore that connection at the grand opening of his tattoo studio—by kissing Tyler—awkwardness ensues. Max wants more, but has he misread Tyler’s signals?

As a single father raising a six-year-old daughter, Tyler doesn’t have much time to date. He’s ignored his attraction to men for years, but he can’t stop thinking about the kiss he shared with Max. If he can handle the complications of dating in a small town and the possible consequences to his career, this romance could blossom with all the colors of summer.

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Ian McVeigh, geoutet und ungehemmt, hat seit Jahren eine flüchtige Beziehung nach der anderen. Deshalb kann er die ungewohnten Gefühle nicht einordnen, die der arbeitslose Rugby Spieler David – das neueste und höchst verlockende Spielzeug seines Bosses – bei ihm auslöst: eine Mischung aus Begehren und Beschützerinstinkt. Aber David Kelly ist ein Callboy und ein paar Nummern zu groß für Ian. Der bezaubernde, aber geldgierige David würde sich nie mit einem Mann wie Ian abgeben, der nicht die Mittel hat, ihn zu umwerben.

Dennoch beachtet David Ian eines Tages nicht nur, er berührt ihn, flirtet mit ihm und fordert ihn geradezu auf, ihn seinem Gönner abspenstig zu machen. Aber David kann niemanden zu nahe an sich heranlassen. Ian weiß nicht viel über Davids Vergangenheit und das, was er nicht weiß, kann ihnen beiden schaden.

Ian sagt, dass Davids Vergangenheit keine Rolle spielt, aber als er David mit einem älteren Mann sieht, nimmt er sofort das Schlimmste an. Beide Männer müssen sich der Wahrheit stellen, um einander nicht endgültig zu verlieren.

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Barricades

World of Love | Cyprus
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They were raised to hate each other, but love has other plans. 

When introverted bookworm Orestis escapes his homophobic parents and abusive home for a night out with friends, he meets artist Emir, and the passion between them is instant and explosive. But Orestis is a Greek Cypriot and Emir is Turkish, and neither society nor their families will accept their love. If they want a romance that lasts beyond one fiery, forbidden night, they’ll have to face the backlash.

 

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

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Milt Grabaur a abandonné sa vie, sa maison et sa carrière d’enseignant dans l’Ohio pour en démarrer une autre. Le parc de mobile homes de Summer Winds à Palm Springs, adossé à la chaîne de montagnes de San Jacinto, semble l’endroit idéal pour oublier la douleur d’avoir dû prendre soin de son mari bien-aimé lors de ses derniers instants.

Billy Blue est un surfeur californien sexy qui rêvait d’être chanteur. Il travaille actuellement dans un supermarché, chez Trader Joe, et vit dans sa propre caravane à Summer Winds. Il se concentre sur la convalescence de son alcoolisme qui a mis ses rêves en suspens.

Lorsque son nouveau voisin emménage, Billy tombe amoureux de l’homme aux yeux gris. Sa tristesse et sa solitude éveillent quelque chose que Billy n’avait jamais ressenti auparavant… un amour véritable.

Quand un orage d’été et une inondation soudaine mettent en danger l’habitation de Milt, Billy vient à la rescousse, espérant que tous les deux pourraient apprendre à mieux se connaître… et peut-être, débuter une nouvelle histoire d’amour.

Mais la dévotion de Milt envers son défunt mari est puissante et il craint que céder à son attraction ne soit une trahison.

Peuvent-ils poser leurs bagages et découvrir à quel point l’amour peut être rédempteur ?

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Più che amici

Serie Più che...

Un libro della serie Più che…

Quando Curt Townsend, giovane avvocato di successo di Washington, partecipa al suo primo matrimonio gay, non si aspetta niente di più di una bella serata per festeggiare due uomini fortunati disposti a impegnarsi l’uno con l’altro. Di certo non prevede d’incontrare qualcuno come Jack Farinelli. Jack ha quattordici anni più di lui e gestisce due attività: un gay bar e un negozio di moto. È splendido e sicuro di sé, e Curt è convinto di non aver nulla in comune con lui. 

Jack sta bene così com’è. È attratto dalla prontezza di spirito di Curt e dalla sua disinvoltura, ma soprattutto dalla loro inattesa passione comune per il baseball. Mentre creano un’amicizia basata sull’entusiasmo per lo sport, cominciano un viaggio che piano rivela come le loro differenze potrebbero essere il catalizzatore di una forte attrazione. Entrambi hanno provato sulla propria pelle cosa significa soffrire, ma si rendono conto di aver bisogno di mettere da parte il passato e imparare a guardare avanti con fiducia se vogliono avere un futuro insieme.

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Redesigning Landry Bishop

Stars from Peril
Dreamspun Desires | #82

A Stars from Peril Novel

Love never goes out of style.

Landry Bishop fled his tiny hometown and never looked back. Now his expertise in food, fashion, and décor has earned him all of Hollywood’s glittering perks. But with his husband deceased and his personal assistant retired, Landry has nobody to rely on—and no one to help him indulge his secret cravings.

Casual, plainspoken Jordan Stryker seems a dubious choice of a PA for someone as formal and self-controlled as Landry. Jordan’s questionable fashion sense and limited kitchen skills don’t exactly enhance his résumé. But as Landry soon realizes, Jordan has many attractive qualities too.

With a strong pull toward Jordan, new career opportunities on the horizon, and a persistent tug from family back home, Landry is in a quandary. He can advise others on how to make their lives special, but what should he do about his own?

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Will three men from very different backgrounds find a home and a future together?

After losing his husband to cancer, Oscar Kennedy has his hands full with their four girls, the house, his job, and his mother-in-law. When he loses his father too, keeping Stable Hill, the old horse farm where he grew up, becomes impossible. Oscar hires Jeffrey Stokes, a slick-looking real estate broker with a roll-up-his-sleeves work ethic, to get it on the market.

Russell White manages the day-to-day at Stable Hill. Russ had loved Oscar’s dad like a father, and took on even more responsibility when the old man fell ill. He is shocked and saddened by Oscar’s decision to sell.

All three men have a stake in Stable Hill, and it’s not long before they start to invest in one another too. But their complicated relationship doesn’t make having to sell Stable Hill any easier. Will the fragile triad they’re building last when the farm that brought them together is gone?

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Ever been torn between two lovers? That's Ricky Comparetto's problem.

It's 1995, and Ricky is making his very first trip across the pond with his best friend. Ricky, hungry for love and looking for it in all the wrong places, finds it in the beach city of Brighton. His new love has the curious name of Walt Whitman and is also an American, which only serves to make him sexier and more intriguing. By the time Walt and Ricky part, promises are made for a reunion in Boston.

But the course of true love never runs smooth. In Chicago Ricky almost immediately falls in love again. Tom Green is a sexy blue-collar beast with the kindest heart Ricky has ever run across.

What's he to do? With a visit to the East Coast on the horizon and a new love blossoming in Ricky's home of Chicago, Ricky truly is torn.

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