Goodbye Paradise

Rennie Road Books
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Most people called it a cult. But for twenty years, Josh and Caleb called it home.

In Paradise, there is no television. No fast food. Just long hours of farm work and prayer on a dusty Wyoming ranch, and nights in a crowded bunkhouse. The boys of the Compound are kept far from the sinners’ world. 

But Joshua doesn’t need temptation to sin. His whole life, he’s wanted his best friend, Caleb. By day they work side by side. Only when Josh closes his eyes at night can they be together the way he craves. 

It can never be. And his survival depends on keeping his terrible desires secret.

Caleb has always protected Josh against the worst of the bullying at the Compound. But he has secrets of his own, and a plan to get away — until it all backfires. 

Josh finds himself homeless in a world that doesn’t want him. Can Caleb find him in time? And will they find a place of safety, where he can admit to Josh how he really feels? 

Warning: Contains a hot male/male romance, copious instances of taking the Lord's name in vain, and love against the kitchen counter.

For fans of: Riley Hart, Ella Frank, Avon Gale, Roan Parrish, Alexis Hall, Megan Erickson, Keira Andrews, Eli Easton, N.R. Walker, RJ Scott, Christina Lee, Lucy Lennox, A. E. Via, Devon McCormack, Brooke Blaine, Jay Northcote, Ruthie Luhnow, Sloane Kennedy, Alexa Land, Annabeth Albert, V.L. Locey

Keywords: LGBTQ romance, MM romance, cult members, religious freedom, Massachusetts, Wyoming.

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About the author

Sarina Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romances such as The Year We Fell Down, Bittersweet, and Him & Us with Elle Kennedy. Her best known series are The Ivy Years and True North.

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Publisher
Rennie Road Books
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Published on
Mar 21, 2017
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Pages
270
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ISBN
9781942444275
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / LGBT / Gay
Fiction / Romance / New Adult
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A BASKETBALL GAME CHANGED BOTH THEIR LIVES…

When they were only teenagers, Axel and Caxton were caught making out in the woods at church camp. And afterward, Cax had disappeared from all the youth group activities.

Six years later, Axel is astonished to spot his first love’s face in the crowd of a college basketball game he’s watching on TV—at a school which has just offered him a job. It’s a thousand miles away, in a tiny rural town. But suddenly, he can’t wait to get there.

Cax can’t believe his eyes when Axel appears in the same Massachusetts town where he now lives. And he’s still just as drawn to Axel as ever. But he can’t let himself go there again, because loving Axel will mean giving up everything else he holds dear.

Both men have so much to lose. But as far as their love is concerned, it's Hello Forever.

Hello Forever is a stand-alone novel with no cliffhangers. Readers of Goodbye Paradise will get to check in on Caleb and Josh and their clan.

Hello Forever is one of the best books I read this year. I was hooked from the first page and couldn't put it down until I was done. Mia the Book Addict

Sarina Bowen once again goes directly to her readers' hearts. A must-read for all M/M lovers out there. Tied Up In Romance 

Praise for the Series 

"Full of heart, 'Goodbye Paradise' is built on hope and the promise of new beginnings." - Santino Hassell, author of the award-winning Five Boroughs series 

A fantastic, unforgettable story! This book will make you cheer, cry, and swoon so hard! I adored it! - Laura Kaye, New York Times bestselling author of the Hard Ink series 

"In a world of abundance romance novels, Goodbye Paradise by Sarina Bowen stands out." Hypable 

'"Goodbye Paradise' is calibrated, controlled storytelling done with much panache and aplomb."  Unstuck Pages 

"From the very first page I was hooked. I loved the story so much!!" Happily Ever After

For fans of: Riley Hart, Ella Frank, Avon Gale, Roan Parrish, Alexis Hall, Megan Erickson, Keira Andrews, Eli Easton, N.R. Walker, RJ Scott, Christina Lee, Lucy Lennox, A. E. Via, Devon McCormack, Brooke Blaine, Jay Northcote, Ruthie Luhnow, Sloane Kennedy, Alexa Land, Annabeth Albert, V.L. Locey

Keywords: basketball romance, sports romance, LGBTQ romance, MM romance, intolerance, religious freedom, Massachusetts.

What happened in high school stayed in high school. Until now.

Five years ago, Michael Graham betrayed the only person who ever really knew him. Since then, he’s made an art of hiding his sexual preference from everyone. Including himself.

So it’s a shock when his past strolls right into the Harkness College locker room, sporting a bag of hockey gear and the same slow smile that had always rendered Graham defenseless. For Graham, there is only one possible reaction: total, debilitating panic. With one loose word, the team’s new left wing could destroy Graham’s life as he knows it.

John Rikker is stuck being the new guy. Again. And it’s worse than usual, because the media has latched onto the story of the only “out” player in Division One hockey. As the satellite trucks line the sidewalk outside the rink, his new teammates are not amused.

And one player in particular looks sick every time he enters the room.

Rikker didn’t exactly expect a warm welcome from Graham. But the guy won’t even meet his eyes. From the looks of it, his former… best friend / boyfriend / whatever isn’t doing so well. He drinks too much and can’t focus during practice.

Either the two loneliest guys on the team will self destruct from all the new pressures in their lives, or they can navigate the pain to find a way back to one another. To say that it won’t be easy is the Understatement of the Year.

Warning: unlike the other books in this series, this heartbreaking love story is about two guys. Contains sexual situations, dance music, snarky t-shirts and a poker-playing grandmother.

Sarina Bowen's Ivy Years is my favorite New Adult series of all-time! -- Elle Kennedy, New York Times bestselling author of The Deal 


"It's so well done that I just want to read it over and over again." - Mandi Schreiner of Smexy Books

 

"Sarina Bowen serves up yet another gut-wrenching story that left me limp at the end with relief that these two found their happily ever after." - Amy Jo Cousins, author of Off Campus

 

"A beautiful love story about self-acceptance. I laughed, I swooned, and I shed a view tears. This is a must read." - Megan Erickson, author of Strong Signal

 

"I gasped, I cried, I stayed up all night to finish. This book broke my heart in the best possible way." - Diana Peterfreund, author of the Secret Society Girl series.


"6+ Stars! I can honestly say that this is her best one yet." - Jenn Gaffney of Once Click Bliss

 

"This story was beautiful from start to finish." - Angie of Badass Book Reviews

Keywords: new adult, college, romance, hockey, gay, MM, Ivy League.

For fans of: Santino Hassel, Colleen Hoover, Kindle Alexander, Elle Kennedy, Amy Jo Cousins, Megan Erickson

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The sport she loves is out of reach. The boy she loves wants someone else. What now?

She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead.

Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his leg broken in two places. He’s way out of Corey’s league.
Also, he’s taken.

Nevertheless, an unlikely alliance blooms between Corey and Hartley in the “gimp ghetto” of McHerrin Hall. Over tequila, perilously balanced dining hall trays, and video games, the two cope with disappointments that nobody else understands.

They’re just friends, of course, until one night when things fall apart. Or fall together. All Corey knows is that she’s falling. Hard.

But will Hartley set aside his trophy girl to love someone as broken as Corey? If he won’t, she will need to find the courage to make a life for herself at Harkness — one which does not revolve around the sport she can no longer play, or the brown-eyed boy who’s afraid to love her back.

"I absolutely loved it, and I can't wait to read the rest of her books." Colleen Hoover, bestselling author of Hopeless.

"I bought - and read - this entire series in a week. It is OMG-awesome-NA-at-its-finest." Tammara Webber, bestselling author of Easy.

Keywords: new adult, college, Ivy League, hockey, disability, sports romance, free romance, free ebook, first in series free, free series starter.

For fans of: Colleen Hoover, Elle Kennedy, Kristen Callihan, Cora Carmack, Tammara Webber, Tijan, Toni Aleo.

Another swoon-worthy Vermont romance from USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen.

Bad boy Hank “Hazardous” Lazarus used to have everything: a gorgeous girlfriend, a career as a freestyle snowboarder and a spot on the US Olympic team. Nine months ago, after a bad crash in the half pipe, he woke up in the hospital, unable to move his legs. Now he’s landed there again, but gravity is not the culprit. With his family pressuring him to try a groundbreaking treatment, Hank self-medicates with too much tequila instead.

Doctor Callie Anders has the courage to restart a patient’s heart with a thousand volts of electricity, yet she’s afraid to risk her own. So she doesn’t confess to the clinic's newest patient they they met just before the accident, an encounter that he doesn’t remember. Even as their friendship develops, she won’t admit that she regrets turning down his dinner invitation, or that her heart stutters every time those inked shoulders roll through the door of the therapy department.

With another Vermont winter coming again, Hank needs a hand out from under the avalanche of his disappointments. If only Callie were brave enough to take the job.

This book is a standalone novel, no cliffhangers, no prior experience necessary.

"One of the highlights of my 2014 reading year." — DearAuthor.com

"Hank and Callie are an inspiration to love stories everywhere. HOT." — RT (Romantic Times) Book Reviews

"What a book! I’m always looking for different, inspiring, more in my books and Sarina Bowen delivers every time." — The Bookish Babe

"Sexy and heartwarming, Falling From the Sky is a story of redemption, trust and falling in love." — Mandi Schreiner of SmexyBooks

Keywords: contemporary romance, sexy romance, medical romance, sports romance, snowboarding, Vermont, sports romance, snowboard, spinal cord injury.

Could you give up the love of your life to save the child who depends on you?

I used to be like the other Harkness Hockey players, worrying only about the next game or the next party. But that all changed the day I became my little sister’s protector. Only by keeping Lucy hidden and acing my course load will we survive the year.

But then I meet Scarlet, who sees me as more than just a star athlete or a party boy. I fall hard for her. But darkness follows Scarlet, too. When her past comes to light, so does a horrible truth: I can’t save everyone. But I’ll never stop trying.

If you love a strong hero, a fierce heroine and the ivy-covered glamour of college life, dive right in to The Year We Hid Away.

"I not only bought this book and devoured it, I bought - and read - this entire NA series (The Ivy Years) in a WEEK. It is OMG-awesome-NA-at-its-finest." -- Tammara Webber, New York Times bestselling author of Easy 

Sarina Bowen's Ivy Years is my favorite New Adult series of all-time! -- Elle Kennedy, New York Times bestselling author of The Deal 

"This one is done so, so well." --USA Today

"I've read this multiple times now, and I cry each and every time.." --Holly of BookBinge

"The Year We Hid Away was right up my alley and definitely one of a few New Adult books that I've read recently that truly resonates." --Kati for Dear Author

"Another beautiful, compelling, captivating story from Sarina Bowen, and I cannot wait to see what she does next!" --Jenn Gaffney of One Click Bliss

"I've yet to read a plot like this beautiful, unique love story. Ms. Bowen flawlessly made me a believer in her work." --TeriLyn S. of She Reads New Adult

"THE YEAR WE HID AWAY IS another awe-inspiring book from an uber talented author. I am so terribly glad I happened upon her. I will be waiting (im)patiently for her next book." --Mandy Anderson of I Read Indie

I just love a book that grabs hold and won't let go, which is exactly what THE YEAR WE HID AWAY did. --Romance Between the Sheets

For fans of: Penny Reid, Sara Ney, Elle Kennedy, Kristen Callihan, Monica Murphy, Kendall Ryan, Julia Kent, Cora Carmack.

Keywords: sports romance, hockey, Ivy League, new adult, college.

 For one night she had everything.

Pro snowboarder Stella Lazarus has always loved her brother's best friend. But the one time she tried to show him, she was shot down faster than you can say "competitor disqualified."

Until one blissful night in Tahoe, when Stella finally gets her man.

Or does she? In the morning, Stella and Bear wake up to horrible news. The sort that sends them racing back to Vermont, and straight into the arms of guilt and family obligations.

For all of Bryan “Bear” Barry’s life, three natural laws held true: his best friend Hank was destined for greatness, Hank’s sister Stella was off-limits, and Bear would always manage to negotiate the rocky paths that life threw his way. In the space of two days, that’s all shattered.

Bear can't believe he slipped up so badly with Stella. Even if his best friend wasn't lying broken in a hospital bed, it would still be unforgivable. Determined to do better, he devotes himself to his friend's recovery, denying himself the very person he loves. And the very thing he needs.

Praise for Sarina Bowen

"The perfect concoction of rough and tumble mixed with a sensual love story. Five star read."--Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times bestselling Author

"Everyone should be reading her books!"--Lorelei James, New York Times betselling author

"Bowen writes great dialogue and wonderfully realistic characters." --Kirkus Reviews

"Bowen is a master at drawing you in from page one and leaving you aching for more." --Elle Kennedy, New York Times bestselling author

Keywords: snowboarding, snowboarders, sports romance, Vermont, contemporary romance, big brother's best friend, one night stand.

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