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.

Keywords: new adult, college romance, escape a cult, religious intolerance, MM romance, Ivy League, 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, 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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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.

Dance with your heart, and love will follow.

Kindergarten teacher Spenser Harris has carved a quiet, stable future out of his tumultuous past, but his world turns upside down the night a homeless teen appears on his doorstep—a boy whose story mirrors the one Spenser has worked so hard to overcome. The decision to shelter Duon is easy. What’s tricky is juggling the network of caregivers in Duon’s life, especially Tomás Jimenez.

Tomás wouldn’t have hesitated to take Duon in, but his plate is already full working three jobs to support his family. Though Spenser’s carefully constructed walls are clearly designed to keep the world at bay, Tomás pushes past Spenser’s defenses, determined to ensure the man is worthy of his charge. As the two of them grow closer, Tomás dares to dream of a life beyond his responsibilities, and Spenser begins to believe he might finally find a home of his own after all.

But Spenser and Tomás’s world is forever poised to crash down around their ears. Duon’s grandmother isn’t sure she wants him to be raised by a gay man and challenges Spenser’s custody. Tomás’s undocumented parents could be deported at any time, and all the while the state of Minnesota votes on a constitutional amendment against marriage equality and the US Supreme Court debates whether or not Spenser and Tomás get a happily ever after. All they can do is hold tight to their love, hope for a better future…and remind each other to enjoy the dance.

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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 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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