Goodbye Paradise

Hello Goodbye

Book 1
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: Santino Hassel, Annabeth Albert, Casey McQuiston, Ella Frank, Kiera Andrews, Karen Stivali, Amy Jo Cousins, Kindle Alexander, Layla Reyne, Damon Suede, Amy Lane, Vi Keeland, Lauren Blakely, Sierra Simone, Jana Aston, Kendall Ryan, Alexa Riley, Jay Bell, Trina Solet, Reya Karl, Dawn Wilder, Eden Cole, SE Loveless, Van Barrett, JM Synder, Max Rose, Quinn Michaels, Elle Keaton, H G Ellis, Jane Asherwood, Elle Kennedy, Megan Erickson, Lucy Lennox, Amy Lane, Leta Blake, Roan Parrish, Annabeth Albert, Ella Frank, TJ Klune, Riley Hart, NR Walker, Devon Mccormick, Eden Finley, Sloane Kennedy, Felice Stevens, Avon Gale, Alexis Hall, Heidi Cullinan, KJ Charles, Josh Lanyon, Cat Sebastian, 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: new adult, college romance, escape a cult, religious intolerance, MM romance, Ivy League, male/male romance, LGBTQ romance, gay romance, coming out, male male, gay, queer romance, 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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Rennie Road Books
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Mar 21, 2017
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270
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9781942444275
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English
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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

Keywords: new adult, college romance, escaping cult, gay, MM romance, New England, male/male romance, LGBTQ romance, gay romance, coming out.

For fans of: Santino Hassel, Kindle Alexander, Elle Kennedy, Amy Jo Cousins, Megan Erickson, Lucy Lennox, Amy Lane, Leta Blake, Roan Parrish, Annabeth Albert, Ella Frank, TJ Klune, Riley Hart, NR Walker, Devon Mccormick, Eden Finley, Sloane Kennedy, Felice Stevens, Avon Gale, Alexis Hall, Heidi Cullinan, KJ Charles, Josh Lanyon, Cat Sebastian.

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.

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

Keywords: new adult, college romance, escaping cult, gay, MM romance, New England, male/male romance, LGBTQ romance, gay romance, coming out.

For fans of: Santino Hassel, Kindle Alexander, Elle Kennedy, Amy Jo Cousins, Megan Erickson, Lucy Lennox, Amy Lane, Leta Blake, Roan Parrish, Annabeth Albert, Ella Frank, TJ Klune, Riley Hart, NR Walker, Devon Mccormick, Eden Finley, Sloane Kennedy, Felice Stevens, Avon Gale, Alexis Hall, Heidi Cullinan, KJ Charles, Josh Lanyon, Cat Sebastian.

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.

Everyone knows the girl is off limits. But it's so good to be bad.

There’s this girl... 

Heidi and I have been trading hungry looks all year, and everything she does makes me smile. But I don't do girlfriends, and I certainly can't get involved with the league commissioner's daughter. I need shots on goal, not a hookup and a widely misunderstood paparazzi photo.

Can I resist her, though? The way she teases me should be a game penalty for interference with my libido. 

There’s this guy…

Jason wants me, but he won’t admit it. That man looks at me the way a hockey player eyes the lunch buffet after practice—and I love it. 

But when victory is finally within my grasp, I blow it and humiliate myself. Even then I can’t even avoid him—as the team intern, I’m in constant view of his hard body and cocky smile. 

I need another chance. Jason Castro is about to learn the true meaning of an overnight sensation. 


"Sarina Bowen's hockey heroes feed my heart and soul! Delicious, emotional and wildly sexy!"  New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely

"Sarina scores big with this undeniably swoony romance."  New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan


Sarina Bowen’s hockey romances books can be read together or separately:

BROOKLYNAIRE

OVERNIGHT SENSATION

ROOKIE MOVE

HARD HITTER

PIPE DREAMS

BOUNTIFUL

THE YEAR WE FELL DOWN

THE YEAR WE HID AWAY

THE FIFTEENTH MINUTE

GOOD BOY

STAY


Don’t miss Sarina’s other romances, including the USA Today bestselling True North series:

BITTERSWEET

STEADFAST

KEEPSAKE

BOUNTIFUL

SPEAKEASY

FIREWORKS


Praise for Sarina Bowen


Fantastic. USA Today


I love Sarina Bowen's deliciously sexy heroes! Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author


A fantastically gifted storyteller. She bolsters every story with emotional power, humor and heart. I'm a huge fan and she's at the top of my auto-buy list. Everyone should be reading her books! Lorelei James, New York Times bestselling author


A master at drawing you in from page one and leaving you aching for more. Elle Kennedy, New York Times bestselling author


Brooklynaire hooked me on the first page, and I couldn't put it down! I loved this smart, funny, and sexy friends-to-lovers romance! NY Times bestselling author Meghan March

Fun, flirty and totally satisfying. Get ready because Nate is the hockey-loving geek billionaire you need in your life! USA Today bestselling Author Avery Flynn 


For fans of: Helena Hunting, Elle Kennedy, Catherine Gayle, Avon Gale, Toni Aleo, Kristen Callihan, LJ Shen, Mona Kasten, Corinne Michaels, Jana Aston, Karina Halle, Meghan March, Jay Crownover, Anna Todd, Geneva Lee, Audrey Carlan, Jill Shalvis, Suzanne Brockmann, Helen Hoang, Christina Lauren, Kristan Higgins, Sally Thorne, Penelope Sky, Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward, Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, Maisey Yates, Elle Kennedy, Lauren Blakely, Susan Mallery, Penny Reid, Julia Kent, Kelly Jamieson, Melanie Harlow, Carrie Ann Ryan, Kendall Ryan, Kennedy Ryan, Helen Hardt, Lauren Blakely, Skye Warren, Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward, Claire Contreras, Lexi Ryan, Jen Frederick, Sara New, Nana Malone.

Keywords: hockey, hockey romance, sports romance, erotic romance, sexy romance, steamy romance, New York romance, Brooklyn romance, Brooklyn Bruisers, billionaire romance, alpha males, alpha romance, bad boy romance, one night stand, friends to lovers, workplace romance, office romance, forbidden romance.

Just because she's famous doesn't mean she's happy...

Freshman Lianne Challice is known to millions of fans as Princess Vindi. But sometimes a silver screen sorceress just wants to hang up her wand, tell her manager to shove it, and become a normal college student. 

Too bad that's harder than it looks. She's never lived a normal life. She hasn't been to school since kindergarten. And getting close to anyone is just too risky -- the last boy she kissed sold the story to a British tabloid. 

But she can't resist trying to get close to Daniel "DJ" Trevi, the hot, broody guy who spins tunes for hockey games in the arena. Something's haunting his dark eyes, and she needs to know more. 

DJ's genius is for expressing the mood of the crowd with a ten second song snippet. With just a click and a fade, he can spread hope, pathos or elation among six thousand screaming fans. Too bad his college career is about to experience the same quick fade-out as one of his songs. 

He can't get close to Lianne, and he can't tell her why. And the fact that she seems to like him at all? Incredible.

For fans of: Melanie Harlow, Corinne Michaels, Meghan March, Lex Martin, Lauren Blakely, Julia Kent, Elle Kennedy, Tijan, CD Reiss, Kendall Ryan, Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward, Jana Aston, K Bromberg, Katy Evans, Jessica Hawkins, Kristen Proby, Penny Reid, Helena Hunting, Sally Thorne, Kristen Ashley, Helen Hoang, Kylie Scott, Christina Lauren, Jana Aston, Sawyer Bennett, Lexi Ryan, Karina Halle, Skye Warren, Kennedy Ryan, Jodi Ellen Mapas, Zoe York, LJ Shen, Kristan Higgins, Jill Shalvis, Colleen Hoover, Sara Ney, Toni Aleo, Catherine Gayle, Jami Davenport, Cambria Herbert, Tammara Webber, Colleen Hoover, Emma Chase, Alice Clayton, Sabrina Bowen.

A USA Today bestseller from Sarina Bowen

You’d think a billion dollars, a professional hockey team and a six-bedroom mansion on the Promenade would satisfy a guy. You’d be wrong.

For seven years Rebecca has brightened my office with her wit and her smile. She manages both my hockey team and my sanity. I don’t know when I started waking in the night, craving her. All I know is that one whiff of her perfume ruins my concentration. And her laugh makes me hard.

When Rebecca gets hurt, I step in to help. It’s what friends do. But what friends don’t do is rip off each others’ clothes for a single, wild night together.

Now she’s avoiding me. She says we’re too different, and it can never happen again. So why can’t we keep our hands off each other? 

I loved this fresh new twist on the billionaire storyline and the absolutely dreamy hero. Nate is everything I could ever want in a book boyfriend - he's smart, confident, and completely smitten! Brooklynaire is sexy and addictive! #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely


Sarina Bowen’s hockey romances books can be read together or separately:

BROOKLYNAIRE

OVERNIGHT SENSATION

ROOKIE MOVE

HARD HITTER

PIPE DREAMS

BOUNTIFUL

THE YEAR WE FELL DOWN

THE YEAR WE HID AWAY

THE FIFTEENTH MINUTE

GOOD BOY

STAY


Don’t miss Sarina’s other romances, including the USA Today bestselling True North series:

BITTERSWEET

STEADFAST

KEEPSAKE

BOUNTIFUL

SPEAKEASY

FIREWORKS


Praise for Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen's hockey heroes feed my heart and soul! Delicious, emotional and wildly sexy! New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely


Sarina scores big with this undeniably swoony romance. New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan


Fantastic. USA Today


I love Sarina Bowen's deliciously sexy heroes! Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author


A fantastically gifted storyteller. She bolsters every story with emotional power, humor and heart. I'm a huge fan and she's at the top of my auto-buy list. Everyone should be reading her books! Lorelei James, New York Times bestselling author


A master at drawing you in from page one and leaving you aching for more. Elle Kennedy, New York Times bestselling author


Brooklynaire hooked me on the first page, and I couldn't put it down! I loved this smart, funny, and sexy friends-to-lovers romance! NY Times bestselling author Meghan March


Fun, flirty and totally satisfying. Get ready because Nate is the hockey-loving geek billionaire you need in your life! USA Today bestselling Author Avery Flynn

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For fans of: Helena Hunting, Elle Kennedy, Catherine Gayle, Avon Gale, Toni Aleo, Kristen Callihan, LJ Shen, Mona Kasten, Corinne Michaels, Jana Aston, Karina Halle, Meghan March, Jay Crownover, Anna Todd, Geneva Lee, Audrey Carlan, Jill Shalvis, Suzanne Brockmann, Helen Hoang, Christina Lauren, Kristan Higgins, Sally Thorne, Penelope Sky, Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward, Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, Maisey Yates, Elle Kennedy, Lauren Blakely, Susan Mallery, Penny Reid, Julia Kent, Kendall Ryan, Kennedy Ryan.

Keywords: billionaire romance, Brooklyn, hockey, workplace, office romance, billionaires, New York City, urban romance, forbidden romance, alpha male, genius, alpha billionaire romance, sexy billionaires, hot billionaires.

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