When you get past the basics of survival, what next? Brian Cooper recovered from the attack that almost killed him, and Tate Walker faced down his own demons. Now all that’s left is... each other. Growing up together and growing into their love is everything but easy.
Talker’s eternal optimism and Brian’s quiet faith just might be able to conquer the obstacles, big and small, in their way—as well as overcome the complications of having all their dreams come true.
I can’t describe what it’s like to want to scream every minute of every day.
Two years after a terrifying night of pain destroyed his normal teenage existence, Aaron Downing still clings to the hope that one day, he will be a fully functional human being. But his life remains a constant string of nightmares, flashbacks, and fear. When, in his very first semester of college, he’s assigned Spencer Thomas as a partner for his programming project, Aaron decides that maybe “normal” is overrated. If he could just learn to control his fear, that could be enough for him to find his footing again.
With his parents’ talk of institutionalizing him—of sacrificing him for the sake of his brothers’ stability—Aaron becomes desperate to find a way to cope with his psychological damage or even fake normalcy. Can his new shrink control his own demons long enough to treat Aaron, or will he only deepen the damage?
Desperate to understand his attraction for Spencer, Aaron holds on to his sanity with both hands as it threatens to spin out of control.
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When Andrew’s wife asks for a divorce, both men’s lives are thrown into disarray. Arguments about their responsibilities to their wives and children, doubting themselves and each other, and some harrowing lies pull them apart... but they never leave each other’s thoughts.
Tate Walker's past is too painful to just disappear, even if his dream boy, Brian Cooper, is there to hold his hand. Brian does his best, but Talker—always good at avoiding his own pain—is having a hard time facing the truth about what happened when he trusted the wrong man at the wrong time.
When that truth resurfaces and lands Brian in the hospital, Talker is forced to make a choice. He can either confront every demon in his fragile, bleeding heart, or he can let Brian take the heat for him, just like he has from the beginning. But even Talker knows you don't leave your dream boy alone and undefended when he just saved your life, and he’ll have to find the strength to take care of Brian when Brian needs him the most.
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.