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Love in the Balance by Brigham Vaughn
Bella Bennet - 2017
Who's capable of making that choice?Steve's spent his entire life trying to placate his demanding mother. From the schools he attended, to the career he chose, everything has been about avoiding those needle-sharp comments of hers that look so innocuous on the surface, and cut so deep beneath. He never goes to see her without someone to help deflect those poisoned barbs. So when he's dumped right before his sister's wedding, he needs a new date, fast. And just about anyone will do.Ned's an alpha who doesn't care what other people think. Impressed by the skill of the surgical nurses he saw in college, he becomes one himself, determined to make certain that no surgeon ever lacks the support they need in this most important of professions. It's only a half a step further to agree to accompany his friend's hot surgeon buddy to an event that is absolutely for sure going to be both tense and unpleasant. And when he meets the handsome omega surgeon, any doubts he might have had are laid to rest--this is a man in need of looking after.But protecting Steve from his mother's verbal onslaught is nothing compared to the fight before them. Overcome by desire, they wind up pregnant, something that would ruin both their careers if the hospital found out. Which is just the weapon Steve's mother needs to tear them apart...Omega’s Doctor is over 38,000 words with a HEA, ducky umbrella and three weddings.
Rising from the Dust
Adrianna Scovill - 2018
Facing the dissolution of the life he's worked painstakingly to create, Gabriel knows he has to finally learn to embrace all the parts of himself that he's kept buried if he has any hope of being happy. Jack Windsor is a police officer who has, for nearly a year, been mourning the devastating loss of his husband. He’s been running on autopilot, surviving day to day, doing his best to gather up the shattered pieces of himself. Now that he’s approaching his fortieth birthday, he’s still trying to come to terms with the fact that he has to live without the love of his life. When Jack pulls Gabriel over in the middle of the night, their mutual spark of attraction catches them both by surprise. However, if they can draw courage from each other and put their damaged hearts on the line, they might find the love they both desperately need. TRIGGER WARNINGS: mention of suicidal thoughts/actions, and past sexual assault
Here & Now
Lisa Marie Davis - 2010
He operates his own business with his best friend, Donna, and spends his free time volunteering at a local homeless shelter. But his carefully crafted routine is shaken when he meets Cyrus Carson, and Jaxon isn't sure he can adjust. Life is about risk-Jaxon knows better than most-but if he doesn't overcome his fears, he'll lose the man he has come to love.
The Brothers Synn
Victoria Light - 2019
This bundle contains all three books in the series, along with new special bonus content.In His SightsMy intuition tells me Chris might not be as straight as he wants everyone to believe. It ain’t my job to get Chris out of the closet. But when he comes to me with one highly unusual request, it’s damn hard to remain professional. How can I turn down an offer to teach a “straight” guy a few gay tricks?Not His ManI don’t usually go for stuck-up nerdy guys, but Ford is full of surprises. He seems reserved at first, but that all changes once I have him on his knees. I don’t mind taking him home for another night or three, but anything more than that? No way. The problem is, the more I’m forced to see him, the more I realize he makes me feel alive in a way that nothing else does.Under His WatchI didn’t expect to run into Ryan at the gala.I didn’t expect he would try to hire me.And I definitely didn’t think I would say yes. But there’s no way I would let him go to one of the most dangerous places in South America without my protection. But now Ryan isn’t the only one who needs my help. We’ve found a little baby boy left alone in the jungle, and if we’re to get him out alive, Ryan and I are going to need to work together.
Back Where He Started
Jay Quinn - 2005
With his family grown and his husband Zack having decided to become a middle-aged clichA(c) and marry his secretary, Chris Thayer is about to discover that starting life over at 48 is just as complicated, frustrating and thrilling as the first time around. After relocating to the North Carolina beach community of Emerald Isle, Chris finds a new appreciation of his role as the heart of the home to his grown children and becomes involved in the patchwork lives of his neighbors. To his unending surprise, he also finds himself the object of a new man's affections, a rowdy jack-of-all-trades with an unnervingly direct stare. In the same quiet, understated manner that he demonstrated in his critically acclaimed first novel, "Metes and Bounds," Jay Quinn gives the traditional Southern novel a decidedly untraditional twist.Jay Quinn is the founding editor and executive editor of Haworth Press's Southern Tier Editions. He is the author of "Metes and Bounds" and "The Mentor" and has edited "Rebel Yell: Stories by Contemporary Southern Gay Authors." He lives in south Florida.
Jason Collins - 2019
Two of those might change. Being accidentally kidnapped could be worse. I get a trip to the Hamptons, a seat at a luxury wedding, and a week with the hottest man I’ve ever laid eyes on. Maybe I ought to fly private more often. Zach’s no snobby millionaire, though. He’s got a good heart, and a body that makes it hard to see straight anymore. At this rate, it won’t be long before we’re tearing into each other like it’s our own honeymoon. He’s a groomsman for his brother, but he needs some support of his own—the kind he can only get behind closed doors. He comes from money, and his family wants things to be perfect. But we don’t have time for perfection, and if we can’t bring this family together, Groomzilla might call the whole thing off. The bouquet’s in the air, but I’m reaching for Zach. ZACH: Who hasn’t accidentally kidnapped a date every now and then? My brother’s getting married in the Hamptons, and I need a plus-one. But I didn’t expect it to be a stranger who unintentionally boarded the plane. I’m sharing a flight with Barrett, but it feels a lot like a first date. He’s agreed to be my companion, and that means a week of chaotic pre-wedding events. A straight, divorced EMT isn’t the kind of date my family is expecting, but then, I wasn’t expecting him to start sizing me up for more than just a wedding tux. Not only is he charming my relatives, he’s also making me think about jumping for the bouquet. My family of wealthy hoteliers can be a handful. Barrett’s from a different world, but I’m hoping they’ll accept him—if this week doesn’t kill us first. This wedding needs Barrett, and he’s the best man for the job. Note to readers: This is an extra spicy standalone MM romance, heat level 10. Readers can expect several steamy scenes that will leave you breathless.
Moved By You
Ann Lister - 2019
He never cared about his family’s wealth and prestige, but he finds himself pinned in place by the weight of his father’s expectations. Vance would much rather sweat in his studio creating metal sculptures with his blow torch than take any kind of position at the family firm. When pressure from his father mounts, Vance is torn between going with the flow or making waves. But everything changes when Vance hits a bike messenger with his car.Kyle has drifted through his life with a massive chip on his shoulder against the privilege that’s always been just out of reach. His job as a bike messenger doesn’t help. He’s stuck delivering packages to the very elites he loathes. When Vance crashes into Kyle, they’re suddenly thrust onto different paths than they ever expected. But can they take this new path together, or will egos and societal privilege create too many obstacles to overcome?Moved By You is a 67,000 word MM novel with an enemies to lovers theme, and a HEA.
Land of Enchantment
Jodi Payne - 2019
City meets country. Though there’s no denying opposites attract, can a college kid from New Jersey and a New Mexican cowboy learn to speak the same language, let alone trust each other?When Mason Wild heads out West to escape his past, he doesn’t have a plan or a penny to his name. Luckily he finds a job with a roofing company run by a rodeo cowboy who’s kind, easy to work for, and even with his jaw wired shut, hotter than July in the high desert.Bull rider Levi Yost knows what it’s like to be down on his luck. He’s not much older than Mason, but he’s been around the block a few times, or at least around the rodeo arena. He takes a chance on the kid, giving him a job and a place to live on his ranch. The two of them discover a surprising amount of common ground, but trouble has a way of finding each of them. Mason has to learn to be fully honest with Levi, who in turn has to realize he’s not just riding out for himself anymore.
Made For You
J.P. Oliver - 2019
I want to live.” Tyson Rowe knows that he only has one chance - so when his abusive boyfriend leaves his hospital room, Ty slips out the door before Mr. Wrong can come back and hurt him again. He’s desperate to make it back to his hometown, knowing that even though the last few years have been rough, he has allies in his brother and his old friends that will see him safe. “Losing him once damn near killed me. Losing him again… that’s not an option.” Eli Mack has been in love with Ty ever since he can remember - but when they lose touch after college, Eli isn’t sure that he’ll ever see Ty again. Finding Ty hurt and scared is his worst nightmare come to life - but Eli’s spent the last ten years building his reputation as a detective with Harlan PD, honing his skills as a protector of the people. And keeping Ty safe? Has just become his number one priority. They build them big in the small town of Harlan, Colorado - where the winters are beautiful and the mountain men are gorgeous. Read along as we join them in Harlan, where the pain of the past drips away as these sexy, rugged mountain men find their true loves and embrace a lifestyle of happily ever afters.
His Personal Assistant
L.J. Harris - 2018
With money tight and career at a standstill, he's running out of time and options. The day he applies for a job that isn't exactly in his field of expertise and meets his new boss, Mr. Preston, is the day his fate is changed irrecoverably. Luke Preston is the kind of man others envy. Rich, successful and unattached, his no-nonsense, ‘take no prisoners attitude’ has made him one of the highest profile litigators in Manhattan. He’s also a man with secrets. Secrets he wants kept under wraps since tragedy rocked his privileged existence to the core. When Kade, a man some fifteen years his junior steps foot inside his office, Luke wonders if his heart will survive.
Billion Dollar Bet
Spencer Spears - 2016
Maybe it’s because he lost his parents so young, maybe it’s just his caring nature, but he can’t stop diving in when he should be heading for the hills. And just when he decides to swear off guys for the summer, he meets drop-dead gorgeous Jack Thorsen, who might just be the man of his dreams.It’s not fair, because Kian doesn’t even have time for guys right now. His hometown of Maple Springs, Minnesota is considering selling miles of pristine wilderness to a Wall Street billionaire who wants to open a resort and play at being a hotelier. But Kian’s spent his whole life fighting against big businesses and he’s ready to go toe-to-toe with the mystery mogul - until he realizes that the billionaire is Jack himself. “So what’s your flaw? Why are you still single?”“Well, for starters, I always fall for jerks.”“Should I be relieved, then, that you don’t want to go out with me?”“The problem is, Jack, I think you’re exactly my type.” Billionaire Jack Thorsen is married to his work and likes it that way. Growing up in foster care taught him to look out for himself and since the day he left for college, he’s never stopped striving. Despite his best friend’s urging, he’s not looking for a guy. Even after he meets sweet and sexy Kian Bellevue, he’s still determined to keep his guard up. People can’t hurt you if you never let them close.But it’s not like Jack doesn’t have a heart. When he finds out that Maple Springs, the home he left behind, is on the brink of bankruptcy, he proposes to buy their unused public lands and create an eco-resort. It’s an obvious win-win - who could oppose it? That is, who, other than Kian, the guy he can’t get out of his head. “Are you sure this is a good idea? Things with us are complicated.”“So is life. But you make me feel good. And I need that tonight.” Jack needs Kian on his side if he wants the town to vote in favor of his resort and he’s not afraid to play dirty. His proposition: Kian spends the summer with him. If Jack convinces Kian to support him, Kian will get the town on Jack’s side. But if he fails, Jack will withdraw the proposal completely. It’s a crazy bet, but Kian would be crazy to turn it down - right?There’s only one problem. Jack - tall, handsome, and emotionally unavailable - is exactly Kian’s type. And Kian is surprisingly good at breaking down the barriers Jack spent years putting up. With their hearts on the line as well as a hotel, will both men risk it all for a chance at love?Billion Dollar Bet is a 55,000 word, stand-alone romance novel with sizzling summer heat. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed HEA.Available for $0.99 for a limited time!
Setting the Hook
Andrew Grey - 2017
The crystal-blue water and tropical scenery isn't the only view William enjoys, but he's never made his move. A vacation romance just isn't on his horizon.Mike started his Apalachicola charter fishing service as a way to care for his daughter and mother, putting their safety and security ahead of the needs of his own heart. Denying his attraction becomes harder with each of William's visits.William and Mike's latest fishing excursion starts with a beautiful day, but a hurricane's erratic course changes everything, stranding William. As the wind and rain rage outside, the passion the two men have been trying to resist for years crashes over them. In the storm's wake, it leaves both men yearning to prolong what they have found. But real life pulls William back to his obligations. Can they find a way to reduce the distance between them and discover a place where their souls can meet? The journey will require rough sailing, but the bright future at the end might be worth the choppy seas.
L.J. Stark - 2018
Peter. I was a working actor struggling to make rent when I scored a part in Aiden Hunt's latest blockbuster. Too bad the man himself turned out to be rude, abrasive and annoyingly cocky. But at least I'd never have to see him again after filming. Or so I thought. One drunken wrap party and two gold rings later, I'm married to the bastard and we need to sell a fairytale romance to the tabloids, his legions of fans, and the world. Falling for him in the middle of all this should be out of the question. Aiden. Hollywood has a bad habit of chewing up young, starry-eyed actors and spitting them right out. That was what I thought would happen to Peter Czerny, and I didn't care. He was rude, self-righteous, and...distracting. Ending up married to him was an inconvenience, but I could use it for my own gain. I just didn't bank on Peter getting under my skin. He slipped into my life like he's always belonged there, and we have an attraction that my body can't deny. I just need to get him out of my system. Then we can both go back to our two separate lives. Somehow, playing a role has never felt this complicated. This is a standalone, 60k+ Enemies-to-lovers fake marriage contemporary MM romance with an HEA.
The You I Knew
L.L. Dahlin - 2017
The accident spared his husband's identical twin, Smith McKnight. When an unsuspecting Smith comes to check up on Jeremy, things happen that probably shouldn't have, causing Jeremy to decide that he has to put the past in the past and move on. Smith McKnight is trying to put his life back together after the horrific accident that left him lost and confused, living with amnesia is like a blank slate with flashes from the past thrown in. With his soon to be ex-wife and family saying he's Smith, he tries to live up to the name. When his brother's husband, Jeremy touches him the future and the past become crystal clear. With the anniversary of the accident approaching he can't bear to tell his family, who have been working their way through the stages of grief, that something is off. While keeping certain facts to themselves, it's hard not to notice how much this dilemma is hurting the ever-honest Jeremy, truly the deception is breaking them both down. At the end of the day are you going to be who people tell you to be, or are you going to be the person you know you are? The fate of his love and his life depends on the answer.