Horses were his passion, until he laid eyes on his boss.
Eighteen months ago, tragedy struck Bywater Farm when a riding accident killed Clay Hunter’s lover and traumatized his prize horse, King of Hearts. Clay and King lingered in limbo, surviving but not really living, until a breath of fresh air in the form of Luke Davis, a new groom in the stud barn, revives them both.
When a fall from King’s back sends Luke to the emergency room, Clay watches the shaky foundation of their budding relationship tumble down. Can Clay really love a jockey again, or will his fear of losing another man he loves keep them apart for good?
None of the matches caught his eye as much as the matchmaker himself.
Growing up poorer than poor didn’t leave Navashen Bhattathiri many options for life outside of school. All of his concentration was on keeping his scholarships. Sixteen years later, he’s fulfilled his dream and become a doctor. Now he’s returning home to Lexington and is ready to prove himself to the world. In doing so, he reconnects with Brent Carpenter—high school classmate, real estate agent, all-around great guy... and closet matchmaker.
Brent makes it his mission to help Navashen develop a social life and meet available, interesting men. Unfortunately Navashen’s schedule is unpredictable, and few of those available, interesting men value his dedication like Brent does. Brent’s unfailing friendship and support convince Navashen he’s the one, but can he capture Brent’s heart when the matchmaker is focused on finding Navashen another man?
Before he knows it, Evan finds himself at Rhys's home in Las Vegas with a sub who can barely stand to be in the same room with him and a Dom whose emotional involvement threatens his control. Add in the sexual attraction that's always simmered between Evan and Rhys, and it's a situation that has the potential to go very, very wrong. Determined to heal both Takoda and Rhys, Evan doesn't realize how many assumptions about his own life will be called into question as he tries to help them find their way forward together.
After that night, Gabriel tells himself to forget about Lucio, but a chance meeting at a ball makes it clear neither of them is willing to ignore the compelling chemistry between them. It will take all their combined trust and cunning, plus the help of a wily aristocrat and a plucky political activist, to overcome the challenges of infidelity, abuse, and social stigma that lay along their road; however, Gabriel knows it will all be worth it if at the end of the day he can call Lucio his own.
Caine Neiheisel is stuck in a dead-end job at the end of a dead-end relationship when the chance of a lifetime falls in his lap. His mother inherits her uncle’s sheep station in New South Wales, Australia, and Caine sees it as the opportunity to start over, out on the range where his stutter won’t hold him back and his willingness to work will surely make up for his lack of knowledge.
Unfortunately, Macklin Armstrong, the foreman of Lang Downs who should be Caine’s biggest ally, alternates between being cool and downright dismissive, and the other hands are more amused by Caine’s American accent than they are moved by his plight... until they find out he’s gay and their amusement turns to scorn. It will take all of Caine’s determination—and an act of cruel sabotage by a hostile neighbor—to bring the men of Lang Downs together and give Caine and Macklin a chance at love.
Twenty-year-old Chris Simms is barely keeping his head above water. After losing his mother and his home, he struggles to provide for himself and his brother. When homophobes attack him, he thinks his life is over, but then he’s rescued by jackaroos from a nearby sheep station. He's as stunned to be offered a job there as he is to discover both the station owner and foreman are gay.
For Chris, Lang Downs is a dream—one that only gets better when Chris realizes the jackaroo he's crushing on, Jesse Harris, is gay and amenable to a fling. Everything goes well until Chris realizes he’s falling for Jesse a lot harder than allowed by their deal.
Jesse is a drifter who moves from station to station, never looking for anything permanent. Convinced Chris is too young and fragile for a real relationship, he sets rules to keep things casual. Watching the station owner and his foreman together makes Jesse wonder if there are benefits to settling down, but when he realizes how Chris feels about him, he panics. He and Chris will have to decide if a try for happiness is worth the risk before the end of the season tears them apart.
Les chevaux étaient sa passion... jusqu’à ce qu’il pose les yeux sur son patron.
Il y a un an et demi, une tragédie s’est abattue sur Bywater Farm, lorsque l’amant de Clay Hunter a perdu la vie à la suite d’une chute de cheval et que son meilleur étalon, King of Hearts, en a été traumatisé. Clay et King avaient mis leur vie entre parenthèses, essayant davantage de survivre que de vivre, jusqu’à ce qu’une bouffée d’air frais les réveille tous deux : Luke Davis, un nouveau palefrenier dans l’écurie des étalons.
Lorsque Luke est envoyé aux urgences après être tombé de King, Clay regarde les fondations fragiles de leur relation naissante s’effondrer. Clay peut-il vraiment aimer à nouveau un jockey ? Ou bien sa peur de perdre à nouveau l’homme qu’il aime va-t-elle les séparer pour de bon ?
Pascal Larocque, serveur dans un restaurant réputé de Montréal, sait ce que signifie « aimer » – et il connaît aussi le sentiment de perte. Quelques années plus tôt, il a enterré l’homme avec lequel il pensait passer sa vie. Il est parfaitement heureux de sa vie en solitaire, du moins c’est ce qu’il dit à ses amis. Mais une rencontre inattendue dans un bar du coin suivie d’une autre à l’entrée de son immeuble mettent son monde sens dessus dessous.
Mathias Perras est un homme de vingt-quatre ans, fraîchement installé à Montréal, qui jongle entre deux postes pour pouvoir vivre dans la rue Sainte-Catherine située au cœur du quartier gay. La journée, il travaille à la Banque de Montréal où il souhaite rapidement accéder à un poste de cadre. La nuit, il est serveur dans un bar gay au bas de sa rue. Il n’a pas le temps de respirer, mais son implication au travail portera un jour ses fruits quand sa carrière décollera et qu’il aura la vie dont il a toujours rêvé. Lorsqu’il fait la rencontre de Pascal, une pièce supplémentaire de ce rêve se met en place. Pascal représente tout ce qu’il recherche chez un amant : plus âgé, plein d’assurance, avec un train de vie et un emploi stables. Mais Pascal ne le remarque même pas. Que doit-il faire pour obtenir les faveurs de cet homme ?
La guerre est à son paroxysme et les deux camps sont sur les nerfs, quand les sorciers rebelles obtiennent une victoire étonnante et capturent Orlando Saint Clair. Accablé par l’inquiétude et le chagrin, Alain, son amant, craint que, même s’ils retrouvent Orlando, le cœur et l’esprit du vampire soient beaucoup trop abîmés pour pouvoir être sauvés.
Comprenant que l’Alliance risque de chanceler, Christophe Lombard, le vampire le plus vieux et le plus puissant de Paris, quitte sa réclusion volontaire pour rejoindre la lutte. L’ancien ami d’Alain, Éric Simonet, celui qui l’a trahi en rejoignant les sorciers rebelles, est confronté à un choix : la vengeance ou la rédemption.
De son côté, Jean, rendu furieux par la capture d’Orlando, fait face à la plus déchirante des décisions de sa non-vie alors que la bataille finale se profile : leurs actions vont-elles conduire à l’écroulement de l’Alliance ou au salut du monde ?
“Are you surprised that strength is drawn to strength?”
For the last six years, the gypsy healer Raúl has lived a life he never dreamed possible. Gerrard Hawkins has stood at his side, his love a source of silent strength like nothing Raúl has ever known.
When a letter from Gerrard’s estranged father forces them in separate directions—Gerrard back to England to make peace with his family and Raúl to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer for his annual pilgrimage—Raúl expects to suffer for their parting, but he holds on to their plans to meet again in France when Gerrard has satisfied his father’s demands.
Gerrard left England never expecting to return, especially after he pledged his life and love to Raúl. Yet he cannot dismiss his father’s offer of peace without some acknowledgment. When he arrives in England to find tragedy, his sense of duty toward his family’s tenants wars with his promises to Raúl.
As tensions mount and illness spreads in France, Raúl stands as a bastion of hope, but his strength is not limitless. Gerrard is the rock he leans on, and without that strength, Gerrard’s arrival in France may come too late.
Love has a steep learning curve.
Assistant high school principal Blake Barnes has everything he wants—a chance to help troubled students and an outlet for his passion for theater. Well, almost everything—he still goes home to an empty apartment. Then his high school crush explodes back into his life, the unexpected guardian of two boys in Blake’s care.
Thane Dalton has always been a bad boy through and through. Not much has changed, including his mistrust of authority figures, and no amount of institutional bureaucracy will keep him from protecting his nephews from the bullies terrorizing them. If that means butting heads with Blake, so be it.
Blake and Thane have lessons to learn: that they both have the boys’ best interests at heart, that the tension between them isn’t just confrontational, and that sparks can fly when opposites come together.