Contemporary Romance books

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Session drummer Sage Nakamura puts his trust fund where his heart is and starts his own band in Japan—Kashi-sei, Japanese for “visibility.” Tired of his favorite J-pop bands imploding over even a hint of same-sex attraction, Sage decides to take sponsorship out of the equation. He hopes his band will become a safe haven that validates diversity in gender identity and orientation. But he’ll need some help to make his endeavor successful.

Mangaka Ikeda Daiki lives a comfortable, if lonely, life in Tokyo. When he gets the opportunity to work with a band as it is forming, developing the products from the beginning—starting with a manga—he leverages his platform for more creative freedom.

At Sage’s insistence, Daiki helps him choose band members and navigate the finer points of Japanese culture. But the two have more than business goals in common. Mutual admiration develops into friendship, attraction, and a relationship full of firsts for both of them.

But as the band prepares for their debut, Sage, who has never played before a live audience, gets debilitating stage fright. How can Daiki and the band help him through it and keep his dream alive?

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Le manny décroche un homme

Dreamspun Desires (Français)
Les mannies

Les Mannies

La sœur de Tino Robbins, Nica, et son mari, Jacob, attendent leur cinquième enfant. Heureusement, le meilleur ami de Nica, Taylor Cochran, est de retour en ville, sortant de rééducation et ayant besoin d’un travail.

Après des années de service et se remettant d’une grave blessure, Taylor a beaucoup grandi par rapport au fauteur de trouble inexpérimenté qu’il avait été au lycée. Maintenant, il espère un nouveau départ avec Nica et sa famille.

Le cousin de Jacob, Brandon, vit au-dessus du garage et pense que « Taylor, la nounou » est une mauvaise idée. Taylor pourrait être génial pour protéger des civils d’une apocalypse zombie, mais est-il bon avec les enfants ?

Il s’avère que Taylor a un talent naturel. Tandis qu’il essaie de s’intégrer, utilisant du bon sens et un humour pince-sans-rire, Brandon réalise que Taylor n’aime pas simplement leur famille – il crève d’envie d’en faire partie. Et d’un coup, Brandon veut que Taylor fasse partie de son futur.

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Flux et reflux

Love's Charter (Français)
Love’s Charter (Français)

Suite de Ferrer le poisson
Série Love’s Charter Tome 2

Pour atteindre le bonheur, ils devront trouver le courage d’être des hommes.

Second du capitaine d’un bateau de pêche, Billy Ray rencontre beaucoup de gens, mais personne ne l’a jamais mis aussi mal à l’aise que Skippy – parce qu’il est attiré par cet homme autant que la lune crée les marées, et il est presque aussi impuissant à lui résister. Billy Ray a passé sa vie à nier qui il était vraiment afin d’éviter les foudres de son religieux de père, et il ne peut permettre à personne de voir au travers de cette façade soigneusement construite.

Skippy n’est en ville que pour affaires et devra rentrer à Boston dès qu’il aura fini. Après tout, son père a certaines attentes le concernant, et son séjour en Floride n’en fait pas partie. Mais il n’avait pas compté sur le fait que Billy Ray puisse retenir son attention et toucher son cœur.

Billy Ray ne réalise pas tout ce que Skippy et lui ont en commun. Ils vivent tous les deux pour plaire à leurs pères au lieu de suivre leurs propres rêves – un fait qui devient douloureusement évident quand ils apprennent à se connaître et se rendent compte à quel point ils se sont privés des joies de la vie. Même s’ils ne peuvent pas changer le passé, ils peuvent se tourner vers un avenir ensemble et rattraper le temps perdu – à condition d’être prêts à faire face aux conséquences de choisir leurs propres voies.

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Rescue Me

Must Love Dogs | Book 1

Everybody needs to be rescued sometime.

Veterinarian Mitchell Brannigan gets off to a rocky start with his new neighbor when someone calls the town to complain about the noise. Mitchell runs a shelter for rescue dogs, and dogs bark. But when he goes to make peace, he meets Beau Pfister and his fussy baby daughter, Jessica… and starts to fall in love.

Beau moved out to the country to get away from his abusive ex-husband, but raising an infant alone, with no support network, is lonely and exhausting. The last thing he expects is a helping hand from the neighbor whose dogs he complained about.

Mitchell understands what it’s like to live in fear of your ex, and he’s determined to help Beau move on. But when an unseen menace threatens the shelter and Beau, it becomes apparent that he hasn’t dealt with his own demons.

With each other and a protective Chihuahua for support, Mitchell, Beau, and Jessica could make a perfect family. Mitchell won’t let anything happen to them.

But who’s going to rescue him?

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Willkommen im Entwined, einem Club, wo BDSM-Träume wahr werden. Suchst du einen Teilzeit-Newbie oder einen Vollzeit Dom oder Sub? Möchtest du, dass sich eine weitere Person dir und deinem Partner anschließt? Dann bist du hier am richtigen Ort.

Entwineds Wohltätigkeits-Auktion "Bist du Dom genug, um sub zu sein?" bietet Zach die Möglichkeit seine devoten Neigungen zu erkunden, die er unterdrückt, seit Andrew ihn vor einigen Jahren abblitzen ließ. Andrew weiß nicht, wann aus seiner Verliebtheit mehr geworden ist, aber Zack ist kein Kind mehr. Das könnte Andrews Chance sein, Zach seine Gefühle zu gestehen - und ihm ein Halsband umzulegen.

Marcus und Hunter lieben einander, doch können sie dem jeweils anderen nicht alle Sehnsüchte erfüllen. Das Entwined ist daher der richtige Ort, um für Hunter einen Sub zu finden, der sich von ihm beherrschen lässt. Und der es genießt, dass Marcus ihm Schmerzen zufügt. Orion könnte der Schlüssel zur Überbrückung ihrer Differenzen sein und sie auf einer tieferen Ebene miteinander vereinen - aber zuerst müssen sie Orion helfen, sein Trauma so weit zu überwinden, dass er neue Facetten von BDSM wieder genießen kann.

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Un jour, Tate "Talker" Walker s'assied à côté de Brian Cooper dans le bus qui les amène à une compétition d'athlétisme et le voit comme personne au monde ne l'a jamais vu. Un jour, Brian Cooper passe outre la façade punk de Talker et son bavardage constant et le connaît comme personne d'autre au monde ne le connaîtra jamais. Un jour, deux garçons se rencontrent, et même s'ils tombent amoureux, la route sera longue et cahoteuse.

Tate doit apprendre à écouter, Brian a besoin d'apprendre à s'exprimer. L'événement qui leur apprend exactement ce dont ils ont besoin manque de détruire Tate et ne laisse d'autre choix à Brian que d'avoir recours à la violence. Pour que leur amour survive, Tate et Brian devront apprendre à surmonter les douleurs du viol et les répercussions de la vengeance. Encore plus difficile, ils devront se soutenir mutuellement pendant que l'un trouve la paix et l'autre sa voix, car le prince charmant n'est pas vraiment un prince charmant s'il ne connaît pas sa propre valeur.

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One of the most anticipated books of summer 2021.
                                                             —Apple Books

For Jax Hall, all-but-dissertation in mathematics, slinging drinks and serenading patrons at a piano bar is the perfect remedy for months of pandemic anxiety. He doesn’t expect to end up improvising on stage with pop violinist Aria Darvish, but the attraction that sparks between them? That’s a mathematical certainty. If he can get Ari to act on it, even better.

Ari hasn’t written a note, and his album deadline is looming. Then he meets Jax, and suddenly he can’t stop the music. But Ari doesn’t know how to interpret Jax’s flirting—is making him a drink called Sex with the Bartender a serious overture?

Jax jumps in with both feet, the only way he knows how. Ari is wonderful, and Jax loves having a partner who’s on the same page. But Ari’s struggles with his parents’ expectations, and Jax’s with the wounds of his past, threaten to unbalance an otherwise perfect equation. Can they prove their double act has merit, or does it only work in theory?

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Bang On Trend

Moda Nostra

Twenty-three-year-old Milo McLaren didn’t expect to find a romantic gesture waiting for him the morning after a drunken one-night stand. Still, he convinces himself that his night with businessman Kazuhiko Yukifumi was a fluke. Kaz is powerful, rich, hot, and… intense. He can’t really be serious about wanting Milo, an executive assistant at fashion magazine Rebel.

But their paths keep crossing, and Milo can’t deny his attraction or his desire to submit to what Kaz wants… until Kaz’s best friend issues an ultimatum that puts Milo’s job in danger.

Milo has dreams he’s not ready to sacrifice, even for Kaz. Unfortunately, the fashion world is small, and even after he breaks things off, Kaz seems to go everywhere he does. Being so close to what he can’t have torments him. Can he find a way to pair his wants and needs in a way that really pops?

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Toronto Tales: Die komplette Serie

Toronto Tales (Deutsch)

KC Burn präsentiert die Toronto Tales Serie, bestehend aus drei Romanzen, in denen Männer ihren Lebensunterhalt - und ihre Leben - für die Liebe riskieren.

 

Küss mich, Bulle (Toronto Tales: Buch 1): Detective Kurt O'Donnell steht vor der Entscheidung, sich zu outen, fürchtet jedoch um seine katholische Familie und seinen Job. Kann er das alles wirklich riskieren, um sich auf eine unsichere Zukunft mit einem noch trauernden Mann einzulassen?

Vertrau mir, Bulle (Toronto Tales: Buch 2): Als Ivan Bekker auf Beweise stößt, dass sein Freund in ein Verbrechen verwickelt ist, muss er sich entscheiden: Soll er seine Beziehung ohne Rücksicht auf Konsequenzen beschützen oder seine Karriere retten, indem er den Mann verhaftet, den er liebt?

Ausgestoßen (Toronto Tales: Buch 3): Rick und Ian fühlen sich augenblicklich heftig zueinander hingezogen. Ian überzeugt Rick davon, seine Regeln immer häufiger zu missachten und Ian sein wahres Ich zu zeigen. Als Ians Job droht, Ricks Geheimnisse aufzudecken, geraten neben ihrem Lebensunterhalt auch ihre Herzen in Gefahr.

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151 Days

Foster High
Foster High series
Tales from Foster High | Book Three

Tales from Foster High: Book Three

With just 151 days left until the school year ends, Kyle Stilleno is running out of time to fulfill the promise he made and change Foster, Texas, for the better. But he and his boyfriend, Brad Graymark, have more than just intolerance to deal with. Life, college, love, and sex have a way of distracting them, and they’re realizing Foster is a bigger place than they thought. When someone from their past returns at the worst possible moment, graduation becomes the least of their worries.

Second Edition
Previously published by Harmony Ink Press, March 2014.

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Nella cittadina di Spring Valley, è difficile rompere gli schemi, e Jay Hall, studente dell’ultimo anno delle superiori, vive la bella vita da atleta popolare fin dall’adolescenza. Se non fosse per Brighton Bello-Adler, un’anomalia artistica, sfacciata e colorata, continuerebbe a vivere così, ma nel riconoscere la strana attrazione che prova per Brighton, Jay capisce che ha bisogno di qualcosa da lui. È pronto a scoprire cos’è?

Abbandonando per un po’ il suo tran-tran, Jay sale sulla Bronco di Brighton e si lascia trascinare in una gita attraverso parti della città che non sapeva nemmeno che esistessero. Quando quel viaggio compie una svolta inattesa, Jay è costretto ad aprirsi, rivelando a Brighton un ragazzo che gli fa battere il cuore.

Sembrano finalmente diretti al loro angolo di paradiso, ma un’altra svolta li porta su un tratto di strada che per Jay implica un enorme cambiamento. I due ragazzi intraprendono un viaggio verso la crescita, la scoperta e la rivelazione di se stessi, la ricerca di un proprio posto nel mondo, il superamento delle etichette. È un viaggio che a volte spezza il cuore e a volte rinfranca l’animo, che sa essere buffo e dolce, ma si mantiene unico e intimo.

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When nerdy art student Noah Andrews turned his love of wine into a way to make money during grad school, he didn’t anticipate it would lead to a summer gig cataloguing the cellars at an aging Tuscan estate.

He definitely didn’t expect to be rooming with the hunky contractor fixing up the villa.

Ostensibly, Christian Caravalli is in Italy helping his grandfather run his restoration business. In reality, he’s avoiding his parents’ divorce and the fact that he has no direction in life. When Noah lands in his lap, his summer gets a lot more interesting.

Noah’s attracted to Christian, but the man tests his boundaries. He can’t cook, he walks around half-dressed, and Noah’s bathroom, which was supposed to be ready when he arrived, is still a shambles. But what Christian lacks in direction, he makes up for in heart, and when they start capitalizing on each other’s strengths instead of focusing on their differences, the attraction blooms into more.

Unfortunately, this summer fling has an expiration date. Neither Christian nor Noah can afford to stay in the villa forever. Will their love grow into something lasting, or is it destined to be only a sweet memory?

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Un giorno, Tate “Talker” Walker si siede accanto a Brian Cooper sull’autobus che li porta alla pista di atletica, e lo vede come nessun altro l’ha mai visto prima sul pianeta. Un giorno, Brian Cooper vede oltre la vivace maschera punk di Talker e sente più del suo chiacchiericcio costante, e lo conosce come nessun altro l’ha mai conosciuto prima sul pianeta. Un giorno, due ragazzi si incontrano, ma anche se si innamorano, il loro viaggio è lungo e difficile.

Tate deve imparare ad ascoltare, Brian deve imparare a farsi sentire, e l’episodio che fa capire a entrambi ciò di cui hanno bisogno l’uno dall’altro quasi distrugge Tate e costringe Brian a ricorrere alla violenza. Affinché il loro amore sopravviva, dovranno affidarsi l’uno all’altro fino al momento in cui uno di loro troverà la pace e l’altro troverà una voce, perché il ragazzo dei sogni non sarà mai un vero ragazzo dei sogni se non conosce il proprio valore.

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Passez du temps à la ferme et trouvez le sens de L'Amour... La ferme de Geoff et Eli dans la campagne du Michigan est l’endroit sûr qui permet aux amis de guérir de la réalité parfois cruelle du monde extérieur. Même la personne la plus blessée peut y trouver l'espoir, une famille et un foyer.

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Bad to be Worthy

Bad to Be Good | Book Two

Sequel to Bad to Be Good
Bad to Be Good: Book Two

When a former mobster’s past catches up with him, will it end the quiet life he’s been struggling with, or transform it into something he couldn’t have imagined?

Sometimes Gerome Meadows longs for the excitement of the life he left behind for Witness Protection. But when he stands up to a bully in a bar to protect a homeless man, his past comes very close to home—and it’s no longer what he wants.

Tucker Wells has been living in a tent, surviving with the aid of his friend Cheryl and helping her watch over her son. When he winds up on the wrong side of an argument with some dangerous people, his already difficult life is thrown into turmoil. Gerome steps in to find them a temporary apartment, and Tucker is grateful and relieved.

Gerome never meant to open the door to trouble. His life and Tucker’s depend on keeping his past a mystery. But as his desire to protect develops into something deeper, he and Tucker will have to evaluate what family means—and hope that their growing feelings pass unimaginable tests.

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Domestic Do-over

Restoration Channel | Book 1

A Restoration Channel Novel

Can a prickly carpenter build a reality TV host a way out of the closet?

Real estate guru Brandon Chase knows what “family friendly” means in the biz, and it’s not being open about his sexuality.

The end of Brandon’s marriage is still making headlines when the Restoration Channel makes him an offer: helm a show about flipping houses in New York City’s risky market. Still smarting from the bad press, Brandon is reluctant to get involved—until he falls in love with an old Victorian.

Except the house isn’t the only thing that catches his eye.

It’s contractor Travis Rogers’s job to enumerate every way a renovation could go wrong, which leads to a lot of on-set sparring and mutual frustration between him and Brandon. But when the simmering attraction underneath boils over, the show and their relationship hang in the balance.

Travis hates the media attention that follows Brandon, and the network has a history of firing LGBTQ personalities. Like the houses Brandon makes over, this relationship has potential. But if Brandon can’t convince Travis to take a chance, their chemistry might stay on-screen only.

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Next to Me

Inevitable Duets | Book One
Dreamspun Desires

Inevitable Duets: Book One

Can an awkward student and a closeted rock star make beautiful music together?

Music composition student Chase Collins has always worn his heart on his sleeve. That’s why it was so quick to break in high school when Chase lost Carter West, his best friend and first love, to an ill-fated kiss.

Imagine Chase’s surprise five years later when Carter, now a rising rock star, admits to the world that Chase inspired his band’s award-winning song—and that Carter was in love with him all along.

Frontman Carter West has been closeted his whole life. Now that he’s out in the most public way possible, he can finally indulge in the romantic impulses he’s always had to keep stifled. Reconnecting with Chase gives him the opportunity to explore a whole new side of himself.

But the next tour draws inevitably closer, and Chase is wary. Carter left Chase once before. Can two gifted musicians write themselves a love song that will last a lifetime?

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