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Papi (Italiano)

Orizzonti | Libro 3

Seguito di La degustazione
Un libro della serie Orizzonti.

Sei mesi dopo essersi incontrati alla Degustazione di Chicago, Lil Lampert e Grier Dilorio vivono insieme. Il loro legame fisico è forte più che mai, ma la coppia capisce presto che servono più di due magiche parole e del sesso straordinario per far funzionare una relazione.

Come un uccellino che ha appena lasciato il nido, Grier sta imparando come condurre la sua nuova vita. I suoi problemi sarebbero dovuti finire quando Jillian ha firmato i documenti che lo riconoscono come padre biologico di Luca e quando ha avuto l’opportunità di inseguire la carriera di designer d’interni. Invece, è ostacolato da vecchi timori e cattive abitudini che sono difficili da abbandonare.

Adeguarsi a un piccolo appartamento in uno stato con quattro stagioni – con un uomo più giovane di lui dal temperamento testardo – è una sfida per Lil. Fare il “Papi” di Luca significa trovare una sorta di equilibrio delicato tra quello che lui pensa sia giusto e il dover fare affidamento agli otto anni di esperienza di Grier.

La vita è abbastanza stressante, ma ora Lil e Grier affrontano anche una complicanza inaspettata creata da un’autorità influente, potente e radicale. Improvvisamente, la sicurezza di Luca e la felicità della famiglia che si sta formando dipendono dalla profonda comprensione della natura umana di Lil e dalla voglia di imparare di Grier.

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Père et Fils

Perspectives | Tome 3

Suite de Le Goût du risque
Perspectives, tome 3

Six mois après leur première rencontre au Festival du Goût de Chicago, Lil Lampert et Grier Dilorio vivent ensemble. Leur relation est plus forte que jamais, mais le couple réalise très vite qu’il faut plus que du sexe et trois mots magiques pour réussir une vie à deux.

Comme tout néophyte, Grier doit apprendre à gérer sa nouvelle vie. Il pensait ses problèmes résolus après avoir obtenu la signature de Jillian lui reconnaissant enfin ses droits de père biologique de Luca et l’opportunité de poursuivre une carrière d’architecte d’intérieur. Il réalise au contraire être toujours hanté par d’anciennes terreurs et mauvaises habitudes.

Quant à Lil, il trouve difficile de devoir s’ajuster à l’étroitesse de son nouvel appartement, au terrible hiver de Chicago, et à la compagnie d’un jeune particulièrement entêté. Sa position de ‘beau-père’ de Luca est délicate : Lil doit trouver le juste équilibre entre agir selon ses convictions et se soumettre aux huit ans d’expérience de Grier en tant que père.

Alors que leur vie est déjà stressante, Lil et Grier font face à une nouvelle complication : l’intolérance d’une institution aussi puissante que tentaculaire. Luca est en danger. Aussi bien sa sécurité que le bonheur de la petite famille nouvellement constituée dépendront de la parfaite compréhension qu’a Lil de la nature humaine et du désir d’apprendre de Grier.

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Preston Fawkes and Konrad Schnell are drawn together at a young age by their love of polo. As they mature, friendship slowly turns to love, but their road to happiness is filled with challenges involving parental expectations, distance, and circumstances beyond their control. In a story that spans decades, each hurdle is overcome, and just as the elusive happy ending comes within grasp, it slips away again as the pair is confronted with demands from unexpected sources.

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Series

Ride-Off

Polo Series | Book Two

Polo: Book Two
Sequel to Fire Horse

Finally reunited, Preston Fawkes and Konrad Schnell put family and obligations aside, preferring to remain in seclusion on Ned’s estate to get reacquainted. Unfortunately, reality can only be held off for so long, and they return to Texas to reclaim the life they put on pause. Trying to strike the right balance between business, family, and romance requires ongoing effort, and the challenges begin shortly after they arrive.

At the top of the list is Bandi, Konrad’s son, and his desire to play polo. A close second is Conrad “Sasha” Fawkes, Preston’s actor son who’s struggling to succeed on Broadway. And last, but certainly not least, is Paloma, the fiery Argentinean beauty Preston sired after a passionate tango.

Blending the interests and needs of three grown children is difficult at best and almost impossible when agendas collide and old secrets are unearthed. The situation comes to a head when the family gathers in San Antonio for Thanksgiving, throwing Preston and Konrad into a maelstrom they must weather as best they can, or they’ll face a major ride-off that could throw the game before it even starts.

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Sabores

Horizontes | Volumen 2

Volumen 2 de la serie "Horizontes"

Lo que debería haber sido un breve interlvalo de vacaciones se convierte en algo más profundo cuando Lil Lampert conoce a Grier Dilorio en la feria de Los sabores de Chicago. Lil está de paso en la ciudad visitando a sus buenos amigos, Jody Williams y Clark Stevens, sin ninguna intención de relacionarse con un hombre más joven y descubrir un amor mutuo por la arquitectura, el diseño de interiores y unas preferencias sexuales muy peculiares que lo tienen enganchado y con necesidad de más.

A todas luces, Grier es el clásico chico malo al que le encanta la velocidad, los tatuajes y el cuero, pero poco a poco Lil va descubriendo su otra faceta: desinteresado, responsable y tierno, especialmente con Luca, el hijo al que tuvo que negar. Con el amor y el apoyo de Lil, Grier tomará una decisión clave para abrir la puerta a un posible futuro juntos, uno que incluya la paternidad, algo con lo que Lil había soñado pero que nunca se había atrevido a explorar.

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Taste

Horizons Series | Book Two

Horizons Series: Book Two

What should have been a brief interlude turns into something deeper when Lil Lampert meets Grier Dilorio at the Taste of Chicago. Lil is in town visiting good friends Jody Williams and Clark Stevens, and he didn’t plan to hook up with a younger man and discover a mutual love for architecture, interior design, and a unique sexual kink that keeps Lil coming back for more.

By all appearances, Grier is the quintessential bad boy who loves speed, tattoos, and leather, but Lil slowly uncovers another side: selfless, responsible, and tender, especially for  Luca, the son he’s had to deny. With Lil’s love and support, Grier will make a decision key to opening the door to a possible future together, one that includes fatherhood, something Lil has dreamed of but has never dared to explore.

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The Sixth Chukker

Polo Series | Book Three

Sequel to Ride-Off
Polo: Book Three

Retired polo players Preston Fawkes and Konrad Schnell have finally found the happiness that eluded them for years. Their stud farm is a big success, and their marriage couldn’t be healthier. Unfortunately, this idyllic life is disrupted by several unexpected sources.

Paloma, Preston’s twenty-one-year-old daughter, is determined to be a 10 goal player before she turns thirty. Bandi, Konrad’s son, dreams of starting a family with his husband, Ned Temple. Paloma offers to surrogate if her father and stepfather come out of retirement and team up with her for one season.

Preston and Konrad would do anything to make their children happy, but they’re confronted with a stumbling block. Trauma specialist Dr. Rayne Carlisle refuses to sign off on the necessary paperwork unless Preston agrees to be his submissive for one week.

Caught between the proverbial rock and hard place, Preston and Konrad deal with disgruntled former lovers, demanding children, and old enemies in this sequel to Ride-Off.

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Tono

Basque Trilogy | Book Two

Sequel to Loving Edits
Basque Trilogy: Book Two

In the aftermath of Mick Henley’s death, his two lovers, Paul Alcott and Tono Garat, find themselves at odds. Tono has rejected Paul on the pretext that the public will find out about their love affair, thus tarnishing Mick’s memory; the reality is that Tono fears Paul will lose interest in him because they’re not intellectual equals. Tono’s fear is compounded when Mick’s final novel, Momentos, is presented to Paul posthumously with a request to start a trust from the proceeds to aid artists and writers suffering from ALS. Mick’s only stipulation is that Tono spearhead the organization.

Paul is energized by Mick’s request, but Tono is angry and conflicted about the challenge. After a five-month separation, they reunite, rekindling their strong physical attraction—and illuminating their many differences. As always, Mick’s presence lingers, intruding at unexpected times. Are their memories preventing Paul and Tono from finding true happiness as a couple? Can there be a life for two vibrant alphas without the gentle Mick to buffer the discord?

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Vessel

Cutting Cords Series

Sequel to Cutting Cords

Five years into their relationship, Sloan Driscoll’s peaceful existence is suddenly upended. His lover, Cole Fujiwara, gives him an ultimatum: agree to a surrogate birth or break up. Noriko Evans, a beautiful woman of Japanese/American descent, is handpicked by Cole’s father to be the surrogate. At the same time, Trent Hamilton, model and established Dominant, sets his eyes on Sloan, offering him another life choice.

Sloan is thrown off balance by this series of events he can neither understand nor control. He’d thought the topic of children had been laid to rest years ago, but with the advent of a new form of genetic testing, Cole’s fear of passing on retinitis pigmentosa, a disease that leads to blindness, has been greatly reduced. Noriko’s abrupt appearance threatens Sloan, as does Sloan’s attraction to Trent and a side of the BDSM world he’d never thought to explore.

Will Sloan be able to muster the inner strength he’ll need to deal with one shocking revelation after another, or will he succumb to a dangerous coping mechanism?  His decisions will either lead to salvation... or hasten the end of the relationship that literally saved his life.

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In June of 1978, Grady Ormond, eighteen-year-old son of diplomat Peter Ormond, accompanies his father to his new posting as US Ambassador to Pakistan. Neighboring Iran is on the brink of a civil war, with the monarchy in danger of being overthrown.

Grady will be leaving for New York City in late August to study cinematography and has been warned to keep his homosexual orientation tightly under wraps while on vacation. Repercussions in the predominantly Islamic region could be severe.

On their first night in Karachi, his father hosts a cocktail party to meet the local dignitaries. Grady is introduced to His Highness Prince Kamran Izadi, nephew of the shah of Iran. Twenty-three-year-old Kamran has recently returned from the UK, where he spent eleven years, first as a student, and then as a financial analyst.

The attraction is immediate—unforeseen and dangerously powerful—but neither one dares to make a move. Odds are so stacked against them it's futile to even entertain a friendship, but they do, and their world tilts precariously.

With his country in turmoil and Grady about to leave for college, Kamran makes a decision that will change their lives forever.

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