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Love Me Back To Life by M.L. Rhodes
Libby Drew - 2010
Sawyer, in town to deal with his grandfather's estate, wastes no time in revealing his romantic interest in Marc, but their promising first evening ends badly with Sawyer as adamant about broadcasting his sexuality as Marc is about hiding his. But when Sawyer hires Marc to restore his grandfather's house, their intense attraction grows into an emotional connection neither can resist. During the renovations, family secrets and other surprises come to light, and Sawyer must face his past when a tragedy threatens Marc's livelihood. But not every obstacle is surmountable, and even with Sawyer by his side, Marc might lose everything.
The End Game
Lisa Marie Davis - 2011
Thirteen years later, the memories still haunt him, leading him to keep everyone at an emotional distance, so it takes him some time to warm up to the idea of getting cozy with his boss, Harrison Harper. Just when Harrison thinks he has a chance at earning Micah’s trust, Micah’s past returns with a vengeance, bringing his worst nightmares to life... but Harrison won’t give him up easily.
E.M. Lynley - 2012
Afterward, they even attended the same business school so they could be together. Then Chase left Mathias alone and heartbroken in Italy. But all of that is ancient history by the time Chase thunders back into Mathias’s safe, settled life with a business deal.There’s no way Mathias is going to do business with Chase. He spent nine years picking up the pieces and has moved on in life—-and love. But Chase won’t give up without a fight: he concocts a scheme to manipulate the market and take over the Tobler family business. If Mathias wants to save it, he’ll have to face off against Chase over crossed sabers. Chase has a reputation as an unscrupulous corporate raider, but the Tobler business holds little interest for him. In reality, he wants Mathias. Chase must win him back—-by any means necessary—-before Mathias gives his heart to someone else. But how does a cold-blooded corporate raider convince the man he loves that his heart really isn’t made of stone?
B.G. Thomas - 2017
It’s not an easy life, but he’s happy. He has everything he really needs: the clothes on his back, a house to squat in, a sweet dog. Everything except that special someone to love him.Six months ago, John Williams’s wife left him because she was bored. “Even your *name* is boring” were her last words to him before she walked out. Now he’s by himself in a big house, trying to figure out what direction his life should take. He’s never been so alone.A chance encounter sets John on a new path, a path that becomes clearer when loneliness sends him to a local animal shelter to get a dog—and he finds an angel instead. An angel named Blue. A crisis brings them together, but it is something else that keeps them there. Could it be love? A love that can forever end two men's deep loneliness and bring them the support and sense of belonging they've searched for all their lives?
Lily Grace - 2013
Kyle hopes returning to the familiar territory of his hometown will do him good, but meeting Emory Brenner at a club changes everything.Anything but familiar, Emory leaves Kyle breathless from the start. There’s just one problem: Kyle wants more than a one-night stand, Emory doesn’t do relationships, and neither man can resist the other. Luckily for Emory, he never has to see Kyle again. Or so Emory thinks until he runs into him while volunteering at the GLBT Center.Kyle makes Emory want things he never thought he could have and chips away at secrets Emory has kept locked away for years. On the surface, Emory’s recovered from his past: he has a job at a record store and a roof over his head. But putting his trust in another person, having a relationship, means opening himself to more pain—and that is a risk he can’t take.
Silvia Violet - 2012
Blake is a research librarian, and he likes things orderly and controlled, except in his secret fantasies where he craves a big, powerful man like Greg to shake things up.Every time Blake tries to talk to his erudite neighbor, his brain shuts down and his vocabulary consists of one-word utterances. When a few shots of after-dinner whiskey loosen Blake's inhibitions, the two men share a hot kiss and the promise of more. If Blake can let go enough to give Greg a real chance, his life might be forever changed.
Chosen by the Billionaire
E. Davies - 2014
Right as Sebastian's company prepares to release a revolutionary gay dating app, billionaire Sebastian gets invited to be a dating show bachelor and find the love of his life! Liam has to scramble to coordinate updates and make sure the app release goes smoothly without Sebastian, who doesn't realize until it's too late that his perfect man works with him every day.Twenty dates compete for Sebastian's heart, including Liam's friend and coworker, Matt. Will Sebastian realize who he's overlooking and figure out a way out of his contract in time, or will he have to proclaim his love for another man on reality TV and break two hearts at once? Can they keep their feelings hidden from their friends, coworkers, and the intrusive camera operators who seem to dog their every step?Warning: This novel contains scenes of an explicit nature between consenting adults and is intended only for an 18+ audience.Word count: 49,000.Excerpt:“No, that wasn't what I wanted to say,” Liam spoke up, surprised at how strong his voice was considering what he was about to do. This was the worst idea ever. “Ben... is really sweet. He's wonderful, and he's a good choice, but so are the other two. I know Matt, and I'm sure Dorian's the same.”“But--”“You have a contract,” Liam reminded him, his voice still holding steady. He rubbed his hands on his thighs for a moment, then reached out to cup Sebastian's face, gently pressing a hand to each cheek. “He's going to be amazing, and I mean it. Whichever one you choose. But I like Ben.”He leaned in to press a gentle kiss against Sebastian's warm lips. Sebastian's lips were moist and full, his eyes sliding half-closed as he let a quiet breath out of his nose and tried to press closer. The feeling of his warm body so close, his hand rising to caress the back of Liam's neck... God, Liam's heart was breaking. He tried to make this moment last as long as it could while keeping it sweet and platonic and not at all heartbroken.Then, he drew back and dropped one hand to just cup Sebastian's cheek in his other hand. “You two will be great together, and I'll still support you no matter what.”“You...” Sebastian looked stunned. He pressed his fingers to his lips, then fixed his eyes on Liam's again, gazing at him with such yearning that it physically hurt to see. “You never said whether you like me.” Liam's eyes widened as he gazed at Sebastian, willing himself not to tear up on the spot. This was worse than he'd imagined, and his heart thudded. Could he lie? Right now, put on the spot to tell Sebastian his feelings, could he do it? No. A half-truth would have to do. Liam cleared his throat. “You're a good boss and a good friend.”He'd have given anything not to see the disappointment on Sebastian's face.
Ariel Tachna - 2011
To do that, he needs a co-driver he can trust. If only he could find one….At the end of a disastrous season, Daniel’s manager replaces his incompetent co-driver with Frank Dufour, a young Canadian whose rally team let him go because he was gay. Daniel’s in heaven, thinking he might find more than just a teammate, but his manager puts the brakes on, declaring Frank firmly off limits. Frank isn’t any more ready to risk his second—and last—chance at making it in the WRC, no matter how attractive he finds Daniel. Sex and cars don’t mix.Amidst a bitter rivalry with another driver, sabotage attempts, extreme weather conditions, and the stress of racing, Daniel and Frank forge a partnership that defies the odds, but just as things start to heat up between them, a family emergency calls Frank away. Will they find their way back together or will the separation and the spotlight be too much for their fledgling love to survive?
All The Things You Are
M. Jules Aedin - 2009
Kai is a Japanese-American anthropology student who believes romance and marriage are empty societal constructs. When they meet by chance in San Francisco, they're swept away by their mutual attraction. But if they want a relationship to survive, they both must learn to see past their differences to accept each other for who they are.
Nicole Colville - 2015
Caring for another person full time isn’t on his agenda, but that soon changes when fate steps in and offers him the chance of something more.Unable to forget the intriguing brunette after their first date, Jacob is enticed to spend more time with Dominque, seeking to put the pain of the past behind them, and bring peace to the wounded bird who captivated him so easily. Only through gaining his trust can Jacob hope to set him free.It’s not just the clients who pay*A standalone book which can be read at any point during the series*
Voice For The Silent
T.A. Chase - 2011
Defending the innocent and vulnerable from monsters makes his day. So when he meets Paine “BB” Addison, Julio finds himself wanting to save the abused young man from the cruel world he’s also been forced to survive.Paine exists in an environment where the weak and innocent are exploited for entertainment. The men who use him for their perverted pleasure and fight the dogs don’t care about the physical or emotional damage they inflict upon their victims, both animal and human. Paine lives from day to day, doing what he can to heal the wounds suffered by others, but unable to help or heal himself.When Julio and Paine meet, it triggers a chain of events that rocks both their worlds to the foundations. But can they also bring justice for the silent victims?
Wrong Number, Right Guy
Mia Watts - 2011
The fact that Ryan is gay has been kept secret, thanks to his hard-working agent, and Ryan reluctantly plays along with the ruse.One night, Dar Phillips misdials a telephone number, but the guy on the other end of the line sounds sexy and funny so Dar keeps the conversation flowing. The man claims to be working on the upcoming Ryan Pierce film and invites Dar to meet him face-to-face at the movie studio. Dar eagerly agrees, but he’s not interested in meeting the film’s star, only the “wrong-number guy” whose voice on the telephone so enthralled and excited him.When the men finally meet, and Dar discovers the true identity of the stranger on the phone, sparks instantly fly...until the paparazzi show up and claim that Dar sold Ryan’s secret to the tabloids...
All That Glitters
Kate Sherwood - 2018
But as he approaches midlife and realizes something is missing, can he forgive himself for the worst mistake he ever made—the one that left a hole no amount of career success can fill? Or will fear keep him from the full life he really wants?Liam and Ben were childhood sweethearts, then college boyfriends. But when Liam cheated on Ben, Ben forced himself to cut ties and move on. He’s still living in the small town where they grew up, teaching, but it’s not the life he imagined for himself as a younger man. Still, when Liam returns, he can’t risk his heart again. He certainly can’t allow himself to love Liam again after fighting so hard to get over him.Neither man wants to let go of the past and face their apprehension at starting over. They don’t want to fall in love a second time—but sometimes love happens whether it’s wanted or not.
Be My Best Man
Con Riley - 2017
At least visiting the Bond Street store where his roommate works lets him practice his English, but as Vanya's vocabulary expands, so does his isolation, especially when he sees happy couples planning their perfect weddings. According to Jason Balfour, weddings are a waste of time and money. After all, he’s been best man for his brother twice already. Saying that a third marriage will end in divorce too leads to an angry ultimatum: to save his relationship with his brother, Jason must meet his fiancée, at last, and make a good first impression. Jason’s need to dress to impress brings him and Vanya together. Language is no barrier to falling in love with the young and fragile Russian, and neither is their age difference. But Vanya’s bruised soul carries secrets that could rip them apart. As the wedding draws near, Vanya must confess, and soon, or risk losing Jason—his own best man in Britain.
Two Lips, Indifferent Red
Tinnean - 2013
When the opportunity arises to obtain it, Kipp jumps at the chance, even though it means breaking a date with "Ham," the man he's sure he's falling in love with. However, the opportunity turns out to be an arranged marriage with his father's biggest competitor. Even worse, Kipp discovers his proposed groom is Hyde Wyndham, the man of his dreams. Having lived in a gilded cage his entire twenty-one years, Kipp refuses to settle for anything less than love and walks away from both his father and his future husband. Hyde didn't achieve his position in the financial world by taking no for an answer, however, and he'll do whatever it takes to make Kipp realize he's wanted for himself, including wooing the young man he intends to marry, prenuptial agreements be damned. He's certain he's succeeded, until Kipp learns something that puts an insurmountable barrier between them. Will Hyde be able to overcome Kipp's doubts, and will Kipp realize that some things are worth the sacrifice? NOTE: This edition includes the short stories "What You Will," "Brown-Eyed Handsome Man," and "Whether Granted or Denied."