Posts tagged Beaten Track Publishing
Claire Davis and Al Stewart
J P Walker
Book Name: Love Unlocked
Release Date: February 14, 2016
Love Unlocked is a collection of seven short stories and novellas – unique LGBTQ romances inspired by the Love Lock Bridge.
The Trap by Claire Davis and Al Stewart
Writer’s Lock by Victoria Milne
Locked in the Moment by Dawn Sister
The Weekend by J P Walker
The Scarlet Lock by Caraway Carter
He Melted Us by Ofelia Gränd
Chain of Secrets by Debbie McGowan
Tom blinked in amazement. Michael blushed and stared hard at the five empty mugs dangling from his fingers.
Like dogs, books aren’t just for Christmas! Whether it’s to help get you in the mood for the festive period, or simply to recapture that tingling excitement during those long winter evenings, there’s something special about Christmas romances. Even better, in Christmas Craic and Mistletoe, you get two short novels rolled into one. In these interconnecting stories, set against the backdrop of what is widely considered to be the most magical time of the year, two couples battle their own personal issues, negotiating life’s obstacles in the quest for love and happiness.
“What’s up?” I asked.
“Nothing. It’s just…I didn’t think you’d want to do anything tonight.”
Getting together is often the easy part. Staying together through all the challenges and unexpected twists of everyday life can put strain on any relationship, especially when you’re young and inexperienced. For the heroes in Taking Him On becoming a couple is only the beginning. They might have taken the important step of confessing their feelings, but they still have a great deal of growing up and soul-searching to endure if they’re going to build something that will stand the test of time.
It’s almost a year since Noah told Matty they needed to cool it, believing it was the sensible thing to do. After all, they were too intense, and they were both failing uni.
Matty stepped away to peer down the road: still no sign of the bus. He was going to miss his warm-up and end up going straight into rehearsing. Using the bus stop pole to steady himself, he started doing some stretches. Noah glanced up and sighed again.
I was unsure at first how I would get on with Hiding Out since it crosses two established series: Checking Him Out and Hiding Behind the Couch, neither of which I’m familiar with. I worried I’d be missing vital plot pieces, or would be unable to relate to the protagonists. As it turned out, however, my reservations proved groundless. From Josh and George and their straight-talking foster daughter Libby, to university students Matty and Noah, the characters drew me into their world from the outset and made me a part of their lives.
If any adult was going to get the chicken pox, it would be Sean Tierney. That alone would be bad enough, but his illness means friend and colleague, Josh Sandison-Morley, has to step in and face his fears: guest-speaking at a university in Norwich. As Josh gathers his husband and his foster daughter for the trip, he is unaware that their world is about to collide with that of another makeshift family: Noah and Matty’s.