Jake Moore’s world fits too tightly around him. Every penny he makes as a welder goes to care for his dying father, an abusive, controlling man who’s the only family Jake has left. Because of a promise to his dead mother, Jake resists his desire for other men, but it leaves him consumed by darkness.
It takes all of Dallas Yates’s imagination to see the possibilities in the fatigued art deco building on WeHo’s outskirts, but what seals the deal is a shy smile from the handsome metal worker across the street. Their friendship deepens while Dallas peels back the hardened layers strangling Jake’s soul. It’s easy to love the sweet, artistic man hidden behind Jake’s shattered exterior, but Dallas knows Jake needs to first learn to love himself.
When Jake’s world crumbles, he reaches for Dallas, the man he’s learned to lean on. It’s only a matter of time before he’s left to drift in a life he never wanted to lead and while he wants more, Jake’s past haunts him, making him doubt he’s worth the love Dallas is so desperate to give him.
Josh Rosen had everything until it was revealed much of his world was a lie. Forced to re-evaluate his life, Josh gives up his career and returns home to New York City to care for his beloved grandmother. What Josh didn’t figure on was an attraction to a man who on the surface, appears to be exactly like the life Josh chose to leave behind.
As Micah struggles with the reality of his grandmother’s illness, the bond these two share deepens, as Josh helps Micah heal, then open his heart. Micah discovers there is more to life than work, control and success. Josh is in deep but has yet to tell Micah who he really is.
When the fight for the hospital’s head of surgery turns ugly, Josh’s past and present collide. Micah must let go of the past and accept who he is, if his life is going to move forward.
Life is full of surprises, and as both Micah and Josh learn, love can happen whether you plan for it or not.
This is the first novel in the Assured Elites trilogy. Each book follows a different couple, so they can be read in any order:
A Fiercer Heat (Book #1)
A Higher Flame (Book #2)
A Hotter Fire (Book #3)
Keywords: actors, musicians and rock stars, male/male romance, gay romance, celebrity romance, fake boyfriends, matchmakers, gay contemporary romance, LGBT romance, gay celebrities, publicity stunts, Assured Elites, Assured Elites trilogy, Parker Avrile, Parker Avrile novel, Parker Avrile gay romance, steamy romance.
When Jason Mallory’s girlfriend gives him an ultimatum to get married, he shocks everyone by breaking up with her instead. He believes he's too busy for a relationship now that the construction company he started with his brother is taking off. When he discovers a group of abandoned pit bulls and calls the local dog rescue group to pick them up, an uncomfortable encounter with Ryder causes Jason to question feelings he’s hidden deep inside for years.
Jason and Ryder build a friendship, until an unexpected kiss sparks the attraction they’ve been fighting. Jason gives Ryder unconditional love and helps him reconnect with his brother while Ryder shows Jason the passion he’s always missed in relationships. Together they must battle through their family differences and ugly prejudices. Only then can they prove that once you find the right person to love, there’s no turning back.
This is a re-release of the original edition published in 2014. It has brand new content as well as the entire book being revised.
All his life Eric Sontag has judged himself on his size, believing love and friendship aren't in the cards for someone like him. Tired of being alone and scared of his doctor’s warnings, he enrolls in a nutrition support group, determined to change his life. When a beautiful thin man sits next to him, he can’t believe they have anything in common, but conversation between the two soon proves first impressions aren’t always what they seem.
Corey DeSantis has always been the scrawny waif; he’s tired of struggling with his art and with life. Scarred by the disappearance and death of his drug-addicted mother, he doesn’t wish for love, believing it will bring him nothing but pain in the end. Now his only hunger in life is his desire to paint…until a health scare and his mentor force him to attend a nutrition class where he meets a man who piques his interest. One drunken kiss later, Eric is all Corey can think about.
The same, yet different.
An unlikely friendship is born with both men wanting more but afraid to listen to their well-guarded hearts. When Corey receives shocking news leaving him angry and helpless, it’s Eric he leans on, to help see him through, while a surprising career opportunity finds Eric leaning on Corey for advice. One night of explosive passion leads to a second and soon neither man can imagine a life without the other. Life is shaped by the challenges accepted and roads not taken but as Corey and Eric walk the path together, they’ll discover the most beautiful destination of all. Love.
What The Heart Wants: A Gay Romance Collection is a bundle of 3 steamy, sensual gay romance stories featuring sexy, passionate, and sweet M/M love stories.
From brand new experiences, to new self-discoveries and awakenings, to lusty first times, and love that stands the test of time, these three gay romances by gay romantic fiction favorites Raiden King, Topher James, and Reya Karl will make you laugh, smile, cry, fan yourself, and leave you wanting more.
Contained in this 300 page box set are the gay romance books A Second Chance, The New Assistant, and The Plan.
A Second Chance
I never thought I’d love again. Even if I could, I didn’t even know if I wanted to.
I was betrayed… I had my heart broken. And I was in mourning… I lost a dear friend.
Something inside me just shut down. I didn’t want to go out. I didn’t want to face the world.
But then I saw him again… Keifer… the man who broke my heart. And it all came rushing back. The emotion, the fire… the heat… the memories… the rage.
So I punched him. Yeah, I punched him real good. I thought it would be over. I never expected to keep thinking about him. I never expected that he… that he was still thinking about me.
I always said to myself that I wouldn’t give anybody a second chance. Cross me, and you’re out, gone, and we’re finished.
But now I find myself changing my tune. I don’t know if I’ll be able to give him a second chance.
But I know that I’m going to try… and we’ll see where this goes.
Because I still love Keifer. And doesn’t love deserve a second chance?
The New Assistant
I lost a lot that day. Almost everything.
That day they still come to my door to ask me questions about.
That day the reporters won’t ever forget…
I knew I would mourn…
And I knew I would grieve…
But I never truly realized that… one day… I’d move on.
It all started with my new assistant.
His eyes looked into my soul. I felt as if I was falling into them.
I became obsessed with him.
Me, a man previously married to a woman!
And here I was, fantasizing about a colleague at work, a subordinate, no less. What a cliché.
But it was what I was feeling, and I was determined to keep it to myself.
I failed, of course.
Everything all started to unravel when I told him he was beautiful.
And my world stopped dead.
Bad break-up, moving to a new city, starting a new job. Who hasn’t experienced that before?
I expected this whole thing to be cliché and predictable.
What I never expected was for my new boss, Greg, to be drop-dead gorgeous.
Six-feet tall, endless eyes, and a sexy-as-sin body that I could explore every inch of.
Just one problem, though… I don’t know if he’s gay.
I can’t stop thinking about my new boss… and of all the ways he could touch me.
Of all the ways he could love me.
I need a plan if I’m going to get this man.
I never pass up an opportunity, both professionally and personally.
So of course I took the opening to be the new project lead.
And of course I took an interest in the new hire, Simon.
What I didn’t expect was chocolate eyes and gorgeous curls.
What I didn’t expect was to want to take Simon home the very first time I saw him.
But there’s a problem… he’s my subordinate. I’ve never let rules stop me before, though.
I’m going to make Simon mine, and he’ll have to do what I say.
Fighter pilot Jon Russell never sleeps with the same man twice. Known for his lack of shame when it comes to hooking up, Jon has no interest in commitment—even friends with benefits sounds like too much work.
Matt Huffman has slept with lots of women. He’s had loads of girlfriends. So why does the hot as hell pilot getting a tattoo as the result of a lost bet stop his breath? And how come he can’t stop thinking about him, even after he’s gone?
When Jon returns to Skin Deep the second time, he doesn’t want another tattoo. He wants to hook up with the gorgeous artist he spent hours agonizingly close to, and Matt wants to explore some curiosity about men. Fulfill the desire he can’t stop fantasizing over. And he wants to do it with Jon.
As their casual hook up becomes more than just skin deep, both Matt and Jon are faced with questions they don’t want to answer. Matt understands he’s bi—but are these feelings he has typical of hooking up with a man? Or is it only Jon that can make his heart pound? If Jon wanted nothing more than a fling, why does he find himself needing not just Matt’s body, but all of him? And can their relationship withstand the hardships that makes Jon avoid them in the first place?
Pounding Skin is part of the Skin Deep, Inc series. The Skin Deep, Inc books can be read in any order—come enter a world where gorgeous tattoo artists and hot Navy men find passion, pleasure, and a happily ever after together.
L.A. Witt also writes under the name Lauren Gallagher.
Is Theodore strong enough to confront James’ demons? More importantly, is James?
(MM romance intended for readers 18 years old and over due to language, sexual content, and sensitive themes)
“Just be nice, and don't break his heart too fast. Wait until after the Oscars.”
Bad boy Trent has been nominated for Best Actor, and now the rising star needs to clean up his act. A steady man at his side will make him seem more authentic to the Academy voters.
“There are so many ways this could blow up into you screwing up and having fun.”
Ben isn't quite sure why Gran volunteered him for a blind date with a Hollywood actor. The spotlight is for other billionaires. Ben chooses to be alone in the shadows.
Assured Elites never fails to put together the dreamiest matches. Will Trent and Ben break their perfect record?
A Higher Flame is a steamy gay romance that features a bashful billionaire, a secret beach, and a bad boy who needs to clean up his act. Always a guaranteed happy ending, and absolutely no cheating or cliffhangers.
Each novel in the Assured Elites series deals with a different couple. Feel free to start anywhere and to read them in any order. The books in this trilogy include:
*A Fiercer Heat (Book 1)
*A Higher Flame (Book 2)
*A Hotter Fire (Book 3)
Keywords: gay romance, gay billionaire, gay actor, celebrities, gay romance, LGBT, gay, gay contemporary romance, LGBT romance, gay celebrities, celebrity romance, publicity stunts, Assured Elites, Assured Elites trilogy, Parker Avrile, Parker Avrile novel, Parker Avrile gay romance, steamy romance, fake boyfriends.
Lifelong friends Noah and Brenner are determined to make it to the top in Hollywood. When they learn the new reality TV show only accepts married couples, wedding bells are in their future.
Brenner can't shoot for second place. Only the top prize pays enough to cover his mother's medical bills. He can't be choosy about the roles he accepts-- and he can't tell anyone how tough it is to play the happy hubby of the guy he's had a crush on for years.
Noah has screwed up on social media one time too many. Playing Brenner's husband on the new show might be the only way to cash in on his bad boy image. Trouble is, he has a secret-- and he doesn't know how long he can keep it from Brenner when they're sharing the same bed.
This full-length contemporary gay romance includes a sudden wedding, two best friends destined to become lovers, and a tropical island with a shocking lack of clothes. Complete with a happy ending and absolutely no cliffhangers or cheating. The dolphins are a bonus.
Keywords: gay romance, beach romance, friends to lovers, tropical island, contemporary gay romance, gay reality TV stars, reality TV, gay marriage, gay marriage of convenience, gay actors, gay contestants, gay reality TV contestants, reality television, survival, island survival, jungle survival, survivor, survivor knock-off, Parker Avrile, Parker Avrile novel, celebrity romance, Vegas wedding, quickie wedding, shotgun wedding, marriage of convenience, friends to lovers, best friends to lovers, California, television industry, Assured Elites, Runaway Model.
Zac was once Bobby, before he left his old name and his old flame to claw his way to the top of the charts. A decade later, bounced from his band, the erstwhile celebrity finds himself crawling home alone with his tail between his legs.
Reed hasn't seen Bobby for ten years after making the tough choice to quit music to study medicine. His small town needs a local doctor, and Reed has worked hard to fill that need. Sure, it's lonely for a gay man in a place this size, but he has his loyal dog Magnum by his side to keep him company.
When Magnum literally knocks over the stranger squatting in the old Mason place, Reed didn't expect to meet his Bobby from way back when.
Can former friends find the love they lost, or will the paparazzi tear them apart for good? Even with a nudge from an intelligent dog, how can a celebrity and a smalltown doctor make it together?
This standalone male/male full-length contemporary romance novel includes the frank language and steamy situations you'd expect between two athletic men in their late twenties. It comes complete with a helpful Bernese Mountain Dog, an elopement, and a Happily Ever After. There are absolutely NO cheating incidents or cliffhangers involved in the making of this sometimes steamy, sometimes sweet smalltown romance between a rock star and a doctor. Themes include second chances, friends to lovers, and an up-and-coming rock star.
The four books in the For of the Love of Pup series can be read in any order. For readers who love steamy gay romance about two men brought together by a loyal dog. Each book features a different breed.
All Mine: A Second Chance Gay Romance (golden retriever)
Tonight's Encore: A Second Chance Gay Romance (Bernese mountain dog)
Married for the Millions: A Gay Marriage of Convenience Romance (Newfoundland)
Star Turn: A Gay Hollywood Romance (Siberian Husky)
Keywords: second chance romance, smalltown gay romance, rock star romance, LGBT, bisexual romance, gay romance, contemporary gay romance, gay doctor, gay rock star, first love, hometown sweetheart, smalltown homecoming, gay second chances, Parker Avrile, Parker Avrile novels, gay contemporary romance series, For the Love of Pup, contemporary gay romance series.
When a devastating illness leaves them shaken and helpless, Ryder is forced to face the one person he never thought to see again with a life or death request that even he isn't sure will be granted, but his decisions have far-reaching consequences. Believing he and Ryder have no secrets, Jason is distraught to discover otherwise, revealing yet another crack in their once-perfect relationship.
Adrift and uncertain, both struggle to hold onto a love previously thought unshakeable. A forbidden past is exposed, shocking Ryder to the core, but it means little without Jason by his side. Marriage is a partnership and both men must learn that only by working through their pain and heartbreak together can they achieve a lifetime of love.
This gay historical romance from Keira Andrews contains violence and depictions of post-traumatic stress, as well as love, hope, and of course a happy ending.
William knew he’d never walk again.
He’d lost that part of his life… but he never thought he’d lose more.
Lose his wife.
Lose his life.
The injury changed everything. They injury stole everything.
He was ready to give up hope.
The only thing he still lived for was his physical therapy sessions.
The only thing he still lived for was his budding friendship with his therapist, Lucius.
The man was kind and gentle, listened and helped.
He was the only support William had.
And to William’s surprise, he realized that he was beginning to fall in love with his physical therapist.
Now… now an ex-wife and ex-life later, he’s finding a reason to hope again.
To live again.
And… to love again.
Finding Love Again is an emotional and sensitive gay romance novella that sees the main character, William, lose everything he ever held dear in his life.
But he perseveres, and with the help of his physical therapist Lucius, finds hope, life, and love again.
This gay M/M romance contains steamy, passionate scenes of an explicit nature.