newly unemployed. He’s not sure what to do next, but he’s sure he should give
up on romance. Especially after last time. His friends warned him that falling
for the hunky Irishman was a bad idea. Josh can’t help feeling torn even though
he knows it’s best to move on. But when an unexpected dose of family drama
blindsides him, Josh finds himself leaning on the one man he’s supposed to
makes no secret that building a name for his tech company is his number one
goal. Finn left home a decade ago with a ton of regret, a heavy heart, and a
vow to never repeat the same mistake twice. However, there is something
undeniably appealing about the self-deprecating man with the silly sense of
humor that makes it difficult for Finn to remember why falling for Josh is a
bad idea. It soon becomes clear they’re both in deeper than they intended.
There is no way to remain untouched. And there is so much to gain, if they’re
brave enough to lean in.
foot traffic. Typical for midweek, I supposed. I breathed in the refreshing night air, loving the faint smell of the ocean. I shivered and crossed my arms. So much for enjoying a leisurely stroll. It was cold as fuck out here. I picked
up my pace, but Finn pulled at my elbow to stop me.
sending a scrap of newspaper flying by us like a paper airplane.
and far more muscular. It was like being wrapped in his warm, cologne-scented embrace. The gesture was so chivalrous, it left me speechless for a moment. I knew he was just being kind, but I couldn’t contain my smile.
to know you weren’t out drowning your sorrows on your own tonight.”
happy hour. Marley insisted. She was the redhead with the awesome curls I was with this morning at the museum.”
the corner to my street.
first time I was with a man, I haven’t been interested in anything but dick.”
cinematic-worthy good-bye. Something lighthearted but sincere before we parted
for the last time. It would have been a helluva lot easier to concentrate if he wasn’t standing so close and looking at me like I was the last brownie on the buffet table. I cocked my head and waited for him to break the spell.
in a seductive cocoon. I felt woozy with a rush of desire so intense, I would’ve swayed on my feet if he hadn’t been standing so close. I set my right hand on his hip to steady myself and leaned in…just as he pushed away.
walk away from you.”
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Meet the Author
Lane Hayes is grateful to finally be doing what she loves best. Writing full-time! It’s no secret Lane loves a good romance novel. An avid reader from an early age, she has always been drawn to well-told love story with beautifully written characters. These days she prefers the leading roles to both be men. Lane discovered the M/M genre a few years ago and was instantly hooked. Her debut novel was a 2013 Rainbow Award finalist and subsequent books have received Honorable Mentions, and were winners in the 2016 Rainbow Awards. She loves red wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband in a newly empty nest.