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INTERVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Un-Expected by Lisa Worrall

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ABOUT THE BOOK

 

CoverTitle: Un-Expected

Series: Left at the Crossroads #1

Author: Lisa Worrall

Length: 43,654 words/182 Pages

Published Date: February 25, 2014

Blurb: Little Mowbury is a sleepy English village deep in the Cotswolds. The kind of village where you’re only a local if your lineage can be traced back to the dinosaurs. Where you can find everything in the single shop from morning newspapers to dry-cleaning, and getting your shoes mended. And, of course, where everybody knows everybody else’s business. It’s easy to find… you can’t miss it… just ask anyone and they’ll tell you… “It’s left at the crossroads.”

After being dumped on graduation day by the love of his life, Harry Boyd, Micah Lewis returned to the sleepy village he grew up in. Living next door to his mother wasn’t his best idea, granted, but when your heart was broken, there really was no place like home.

Six years later, secure and content in his job as midwife for a local birthing centre, the last person he expected to move into Lilac Cottage across the street from him was Harry Boyd. Seeing Harry again sends Micah into a tailspin and opens wounds he thought had long since healed. Although, Harry himself isn’t the only issue Micah has to face. That would be Harry’s very beautiful and very pregnant partner, Selena. But is everything as it seems?

INTERVIEW

Today we are thrilled to welcome, Lisa Worrall who is answering some of our questions on the release of her new book, Un-Expected. This sounds exactly the sort of story I love. I love stories set in small town or village locations, and adore books about second chances at love.

Firstly, the location. Can you tell us a little more about Little Mowbury and how this came to be the setting for the story?

Lisa: I had been thinking about writing a story set in the UK countryside for a while and had already made a start on a story about a midwife, so when Sue said she wanted us to write a series together set in the UK, it all fell into place.

Can you share with us a little about Micah and the type of life he leads in Little Mowbury?

Lisa: Micah is a midwife in a small birthing centre in the local town about forty-five minutes outside of Little Mowbury. He lives in a tiny one bedroom cottage next door to his mum and has long become used to the fact that no secret is safe.

The blurb tells us Harry dumped Micah, and he has Selena in tow. Intriguing! Can you reveal any secrets that aren’t mentioned in the blurb? Please. 🙂

Lisa: Hmm, not without giving one of the big secrets away but, I can say that, Selena is not quite who you think she is.

Micah or Harry? Which character is closest to your heart?

Lisa: Micah, definitely. He is fiercely loyal and has a big heart.

What are you currently working on? I see the next book in the series is by Sue Brown. Will we see more from you in this series.

Lisa: Yes. There are six books in the series and we are writing three each, so I’m already working on book 3 which I’m hoping to have out in June… but that’s a very loose date 🙂

What book is currently on your bedside table (or your eReader)? We’d love to know what you’re reading!

Lisa: I’m currently reading The Chauffeur by Serena Yates and I’m really enjoying it. It’s book one in her Love in the Workplace Series, so I’ll be working my way through the series 🙂

EXCERPT

 

Micah’s pulse raced. This was it. A million thoughts flew through his mind, too fast for him to latch onto a single one. He swallowed hard as a fresh spurt of blood covered his fingertips. Glancing up at the pale face, etched in a mask of agony, frightened blue eyes staring back at him, he summoned up what he hoped was a reassuring smile. “It’s okay,” he said softly, reaching up to squeeze limp fingers. “Stay with me. We’re gonna do this together. You and me.”

“You said… it would be… walk in the park.”

“Well… more like a brisk jog,” Micah grinned.

“Bastard.”

“That’s it, get pissed off,” he encouraged, not batting an eye as he lifted his best friend’s bare foot onto his shoulder. If he had time to think about it, he might have considered it quite bizarre that he was seeing quite so much of said best friend, but he was far too busy trying to deliver her baby to think about anything else. Micah swept two fingers around the perineum as another contraction hit and the baby’s head crowned for the third time. “Another push, Sarah and we’ll have the head. Bear down and we can meet this beautiful boy.”

“I can’t do it.”

“Are you kidding me?” Micah scoffed as Sarah’s body ignored her protestations and concentrated on the job it was made to do. “You are doing it. Bear down, that’s it… keep it coming…” The contraction slowly receded and he gave her thigh an encouraging squeeze. “Fantastic job, darlin’. One more and we’ll be singing happy birthday, won’t we, Dad?”

“The only thing he’ll be singing is soprano,” Sarah panted as she flopped back onto the pillow. “You touch me again and I’ll cut your dick off!”

Micah bit back his snort of laughter at the understanding nod from Gary, Sarah’s adoring husband, as he smoothed her hair off her sweat-dampened forehead. It wasn’t the first time he’d heard something along those lines and he was more than certain it wouldn’t be the last. He was also fairly sure that in a couple of years Sarah would be saying the same thing again. Sarah’s belly hardened beneath his hand and he looked at the monitor as the contraction began to build strength. The baby’s heartbeat started to climb, which was perfectly normal. This was it. He felt that familiar frisson of excitement flow through him and he moistened his lips. “Okay, Sarah,” he said briskly. “I know you’re tired, but we’re nearly there. Deep breath in and push!”

He kept up a steady stream of encouragement, and whooped when the baby’s head didn’t slip back down the birth canal after the next contraction. Then the head was delivered to a resounding scream from Sarah. “Sarah, honey, stop pushing. I don’t want you to tear,” Micah instructed firmly. “I need you to listen to my voice. I want you to pant, and with the next contraction we’ll have a baby.”

“I can’t… I changed my mind.”

“Probably should have thought of that before you had that early night, Webb,” Micah shot back. The next contraction began almost straight away and Micah briefly gripped Sarah’s knee. “This is it, baby. I want little pushes while I ease him out. That’s it… another one… fantastic, honey. Blow your breath out. Think about all the blow jobs you gave behind 4C… yes… just like that….” Micah let out another yell as two shoulders slipped easily into the world followed by the rest of Sarah and Gary’s baby boy, his Godson.

Once the cord had stopped pulsing Micah clamped it and held the scissors out to Gary. “Come on, Daddy. I’ve done my part…” Gary was in a state of euphoric shock. Micah had to steady his hand as the other man cut the cord in between the clamps, and Baby Boy Webb was on his own. Micah rose with the baby in his arms and placed him on Sarah’s breast, not quite being able to join in the celebration; he wasn’t done yet.

While Sarah and Gary laughed, cried and stared in exhausted amazement at their new son, Micah efficiently drew the Pitocin into a syringe and injected it into Sarah’s thigh. Not that she noticed. He shook his head with a soft smile as he placed his hand on her abdomen, waiting for the injection to take effect. In the five years he’d been one of the midwives here at Cherry Tree Birthing Centre, he didn’t think any woman had ever paid attention when he’d administered the drug designed to deliver the placenta.

Thankfully the final stage of labour didn’t take long, and within twenty minutes he had weighed and discarded the disc-like placenta after checking it was intact. Turning back to Sarah, he surveyed his handiwork.

“You can stop staring at my girl parts now,” Sarah said sarcastically. “You’re done down that end… get your arse further north.”

“Sorry,” Micah said with a wide grin. “But I’m damn good. Not a single tear. Actually, if it weren’t for the fact that you shit yourself, you would never know you just had a baby.”

“You are seriously disturbed,” Sarah shook her head and gazed back down at her son. “If Uncle Micah ever tries to tell you the story of your birth, kick him in the shins and run like hell. Mummy would like to try and retain a little dignity.”

“Don’t listen to her,” Micah cooed, gently lifting the baby from Sarah’s arms. “We are going to have some serious fun, little man. I’m going to teach you all the ways to make your mummy get that crinkle above her nose when she’s piss—sorry—ticked off. I’m also going to fill you full of E-numbers, additives and preservatives, then send you home to your parents. It’s my job, no matter what Mummy says. It’s on page one of the Uncle Handbook. Right there with getting you your first lap dance when you’re twenty-one.”

“He’s ten minutes old, Lewis,” Sarah griped. “Don’t start corrupting him already.”

Micah chuckled softly as he gently lowered the baby into the scales. He made a note of his weight before measuring his length and his head. He completed all the tests he needed to do and updated his notes, then quickly administered the vitamin K injection, mumbling soothing noises as the baby let out a wail. With practiced ease, he fastened a nappy, and dressed the tiny boy in a vest and a baby-gro before wrapping him in the blanket Gary handed him. Picking the baby up, he dropped a gentle kiss on his soft skin and then placed him in his father’s arms. He settled himself in the chair in the corner and proceeded to finish the rest of his notes, allowing Sarah and Gary some alone time with their new son.

Watching the way Sarah stared in stunned awe at the baby had Micah swallowing past the lump in his throat. She was a year older than him, and she and Gary had already been trying for three years before they moved back to the tiny village where Sarah and Micah had grown up. That had been four years ago, so it had been seven years of miscarriages and three costly IVF treatments before they were able to see the beautiful puffy little face now yawning up at them.

“Look at him,” Gary grinned happily. “You’d think he’d done all the work. Who does he look like?”

“You,” Sarah replied immediately. “Poor little sod… and my dad.”

“He looks like Winston Churchill,” Micah piped up, not lifting his gaze from his notes. “All babies look like Winston Churchill… it’s the law.”

“You’re a knob, Micah,” Sarah shot back. “I’m going to rescind the Godfather invitation if you’re not careful.”

Micah closed her file and slipped his pen into the top pocket of his scrubs. Standing up he walked over to the bed and stroked a gentle finger over the baby’s downy cheek. “You can’t. I have to have some kind of reward for wiping your arse.” He leaned down and kissed her forehead softly. “He is eight and half pounds of perfect, Sare. You did good.” Raising an eyebrow he tilted his head as he gazed down at the little boy he was planning to spoil within an inch of his life. “Are you seriously going to saddle him with,” he faked a shudder, “that name?”

“It was my father’s name,” Gary said firmly. “And his father’s name before him. It’s tradition.”

“Then why is your name Gary?” Micah reasoned. “Doesn’t it tell you something when your own mother refused to carry on the tradition? How can you do it to him? He’s going to get his arse severely kicked his entire life.”

“Shut up the two of you,” Sarah sighed heavily with a roll of her eyes. “Micah, get over it. We like it, it’s cute. Now hold your Godson… Algernon Micah Webb.”

Supporting the baby’s head in the crook of his elbow, Micah kissed him softly. “Don’t worry, Algie. When you’re eighteen I’ll pay for you to get it changed.”

 

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TOUR SCHEDULE

 

April 1: Joyfully Jay || Anne Barwell

April 2: Prism Book Alliance

April 3: Foxylutely Books || Love Bytes Reviews

April 6: Divine Magazine

April 7: MM Good Book Reviews || Because Two Men Are Better Than One || Charlie Cochet

April 8: Diverse Reader || Hearts on Fire Reviews

April 9: Nic Starr

April 10: Bayou Book Junkie || Elisa – My Reviews and Ramblings

April 13: Cia’s stories || Wicked Faeries Tales & Reviews

April 14: Rainbow Gold Reviews || Gay Media Reviews || Multitasking Mommas

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I live in Southend-on-Sea, a small seaside town just outside London on the South East coast of Essex, England that boasts the longest pier in the world; where I am ordered around by two precocious children and a dog who thinks she’s the boss of me. I’ve been writing seriously for three years now and love giving voice to the characters warring to be heard in my head, and am currently petitioning for more hours in the day, because I never seem to have enough of them.

 

GIVEAWAY

Win a copy of Lisa Worrall’s ‘Un-expected’ and 3 runners up will get to pick any one of Sue Brown’s books!

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COMING SOON

In-Decision 400x600Title: In-Decision

Series: Left at the Crossroads #2

Author: Sue Brown

Length: 43,000 words/139 Pages

Release Date: April 15, 2015

Blurb: Little Mowbury is a sleepy English village deep in the Cotswolds. The kind of village where you’re only a local if your lineage can be traced back to the dinosaurs. Where you can find everything in the single village shop from morning newspapers to dry-cleaning, and getting your shoes mended. And, of course, where everybody knows everybody else’s business. It’s easy to find… you can’t miss it… just ask anyone and they’ll tell you… “It’s left at the crossroads.”

Eighteen months ago Jason Havers lost the love of his life and it’s time to move on. Applying for the position of chef in a sleepy country pub, a million miles away from his previous life, may well be the fresh start he needs. His new employers immediately take him under their wing and before long he finds himself with a passel of new friends and a job he loves. What he doesn’t expect is Tom, a gorgeous midwife, who stirs up feelings he’s not ready to deal with.

But when someone from his previous life turns up in Little Mowbury, will Jason be able to keep them from revealing the secret he’s been keeping from those he’s come to love?

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★★★★★ Continental Divide by Laura Harner and Lisa Worrall★★★★★

 

 It’s Throwback Thursday so you might want to check out this oldie but a goodie!

 

 

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Continental Divide

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Laura Harner and Lisa Worrall

First Published March 2012

The blurb…

Detective Remington frickin’ hates the missing persons detail, but a cold fury builds in the pit of his stomach when he realizes that over the past three months six boys have disappeared from the smaller communities that surround the greater Phoenix area. All reported to be runaways looking to escape their shitty lives, but Remy’s starting to put together a different picture and he doesn’t like it one damn bit.

Inspector Jamie Mainwaring stares at the six reports, willing them to make sense. Six boys, six months, all from just outside of London, which meant six different investigations. All of the boys were between the ages of ten and fifteen, all purportedly runaways from dysfunctional families. Something was rotten in Denmark.

There are always runaways. Every small town loses them—every big city collects them. Kids look for freedom and discover they have more to lose than they ever thought possible. London and Phoenix, culture and cowboys, nothing linking these two sprawling metropolitan areas. Nothing except a hit on a computer data search.

Two cops, one a cowboy, the other a Lord. A secret government agency, human trafficking, and a blazing hot mutual distraction.

What the hell have Remington and Mainwaring gotten themselves into?

 

So what did Robyn think? 

I really enjoyed this. It was a bit similar to the Cut & Run series in that two alpha cops team up and hate each other on site but end up fucking anyway. That was about the only similarity.

They both fall for each other but Remy won’t ever admit it. He’s does anonymous fucks and never face to face. Remy has a story but we don’t know about it. It’s hinted that he was sexually abused and lived on the streets, probably selling himself for food, but its only hinted at. Maybe his story will come in the next instalment. Jamie on the other hand knows what he wants. He wants Remy.

When they come together it’s sweet and hot but of course Remy basically does a runner – emotionally at least. Remy realises he has these feeling for Jamie but being the alpha male he is never says anything. And of course neither does Jamie. Their relationship is full of no talking angst. But I guess if they spoke about their feeling and what they wanted then there wouldn’t be story.

The crime bit was quite well done. You always know who’s behind it so it’s no mystery but it was well played out.

Be warned though, there is no HEA here. Not even a HFN. This makes me mad and sad at the same time.

I heard that there were going to be 4 books in this series, but only 3 released so far. I’ve read the reviews for the next two and I know that if they ever get their HEA (coz lets face it, these two just belong together) it doesn’t happen until the forth. Now the question is – as a lover of HEA’s, can I wait FOUR books to get it? Or do I abandon this series now? I will probably read the next instalments but will wait until I can read the review for book 4.

 

Hope you enjoy – Robyn x

Reviewed by RJ

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Fancy a cowboy story or two?

 

  • New York Cowboy by Lisa Worrall
  • Cowboy Waltz by Cameron Dane

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New York CowboyNew York Cowboy by Lisa Worrall

My rating: 3.5  of 5 stars

The blurb…

NB: 20% of each copy sold will be donated to the Friends of Roxburghe House hospice in memory of my friend Keith Donald who lost his brave fight with cancer on the 7 September 2013.

It’s been six months since Vance Wolf buried his father. Driven to an early grave by the constant harassment of the new owner of the neighboring property, Andrew Blackwell. Now Vance’s cattle are disappearing faster than he can replace them and their cash flow has been wiped out by the new barn they had to build after the other one mysteriously caught fire. The local sheriff’s pockets are being lined by Blackwell, so Vance knows they’re on their own and is at his wits end. Then his mother suggests they open up the ranch to business types as a cowboy camp.

Adam Prentiss arrives at Wolf Creek Ranch on a team-building exercise with the four colleagues in his department. He is not the cowboy type, but has no choice as his boss, and father, has sent him to Wolf Creek with instructions to delve into the financial status of the ranch and report back to him. Falling for Vance Wolf had not been part of the plan, but the connection between them had been instant. But what was he more afraid of? Disobeying his boss or Vance finding out Adam’s father was in fact Andrew Blackwell and he’d been sent to help him appropriate Vance’s land by any means necessary?

So what did I think?

“Who are you, City-boy?”
“I’m the Lone Ranger to your Tonto,” Adam replied, kissing him again. “The Rawhide to your Bonanza. The Curly to your Mo. The _”

Vance and Adam are beautiful together and they hit it off from the very beginning. Adam is part of a corporate client group attending a program on Vance’s ranch. But all is not as it seems and Adam’s father is the arch enemy.

This is a story of gorgeous cowboys, insta-love, miscommunication, corporate foul-play and ultimate happy endings!

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Cowboy WaltzCowboy Waltz by Cameron Dane

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

The blurb…

A horse stock manager on the rodeo tour, gruff cowboy Jed Hastings is in a bind. He needs a new assistant yesterday. Enter green-as-hell Booker West. Booker spent his childhood dreaming about being a part of the rodeo. He doesn’t have any experience working with horses, but Jed doesn’t have options, and gives the newbie a chance.

Innocent about the world and secretly gay, Booker works like the devil to hide his attraction to Jed. He doesn’t just want to be a wannabe-cowboy with a crush; he wants to learn from Jed. Booker craves Jed’s respect, friendship, and trust. For Jed, he knows an eager young colt like Booker should work his last nerve, yet he finds he has endless patience with the guy. He’s possessive about Booker too. And while bunking together does create intimacy, that doesn’t explain away straight Jed’s explicit sexual fantasies and growing desire for another man.

When a life altering event sends Jed and Booker reeling, a night of raw passion between the men finally explodes. But in the light of day, can Booker help Jed accept their love? Or will this unearthed attraction send Jed to a dark place from which he can’t recover?

So what did I think?

I needed a dose of cowboy and this book delivered in spades – two hot, but very different men, on the rodeo circuit. Oh, but the tension, too much and too drawn out! I enjoyed the story, I just wanted them to work things out and maybe talk and get things moving. But once they did – smoking!

Poor Booker, whom Jed calls “Colt”, started working for Jed when he was nineteen, both of them looking after horses for their boss on the rodeo circuit. Booker knows he is gay and falls immediately in love/lust with Jed. Jed shows Booker the ropes and they build a strong friendship over the years but eventually living together in a small trailer becomes too much. Booker with his longing for Jed and Jed because he comes to have feelings for Booker that he didn’t expect and can’t deal with.

There is drama and tension and bad decisions and it took these guys a long time to work things out. But when they did, they did it properly with lots of emotion and romance.

The title is correct – this is a waltz – slowly, round-and-round – I liked it but think I would have loved it if it had been more of a jig!

3.5 stars

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★★★★ Unshakeable Faith by Lisa Worrall ★★★★

Unshakeable FaithUnshakeable Faith by Lisa Worrall

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Blurb…

Of all the bars in all the towns in all the world, the stranger walks into Brody Tyler’s. With no memory and a name he chose from a newspaper, Nash is a gamble—one Brody is willing to take. It isn’t long before Brody and Nash fall in love, but then a tragic accident shatters their cozy world, resetting Nash’s memory once again.

The “new” Nash Walker is a businessman with a bottom line, and he doesn’t care what or who gets stomped on. Waking up in a hospital bed after a hit-and-run with no idea where he’s been for the past six months is bad enough, but someone trying to kill him is even worse. Enter Brody Tyler, accidental bodyguard.

Brody’s determined to help Nash remember and bring back the man he loves. Nash thinks Brody’s a drop-dead gorgeous pain in the ass. If only he could remember…

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So what did I think?

I enjoyed the amnesia plot, both the original amnesia where Nash forgot his real life and the second case where he forgot his new life with Brody. It was an interesting scenario and posed some interesting questions. “How could you just accept someone’s word that you loved them, when you had no memory of it? Didn’t even remember knowing them?”

Brody is a wonderful and generous man. He is such a giving man, trusting Nash and offering him a home and his love. He won’t give him up easily. Luckily he believes in their love and is persistent and forgiving as Nash turns out to be a real jerk, unlike the Nash who originally walks into Brody’s pub after losing his memory.

When Brody first meets Nash, he is lost and alone but grateful for a job and a home. He is hardworking and obviously cares deeply for Brody. However, once he returns to his old life, it is very easy to dislike him, his character so different to the Nash that Brody fell in love with. His character was so well written that he appeared as two separate people which is appropriate given the circumstances.

Too much time was spent with Nash not remembering who Brody was and Nash’s behaviour and actions were horrible. I hated the way he spoke to Brody and there was one particular scene that was particularly heartbreaking![ he went off the bathroom with a guy at the club, only to be found by Brody. Brody’s reaction and forgiveness was heartbreaking. (hide spoiler)]

Luckily there is enough background provided to explain Nash’s situation and why he behaves the way he does. I am not 100% sure that I forgive him but at least can understand.

Wyatt is a fabulous character and a great best friend to Brody. One of the best scenes in the book is where Wyatt confronts Nash and provides him with a condensed version of Nash and Brody’s love story.
“He told me about this man who wandered into a bar owned by this handsome bartender, how he told him his tale of woe and how the bartender took the lonely man into his home. Sounds bizarre, right? But it gets better, believe me. He said that, after a while, they fell madly in love and were the happiest couple in the land – until one of them disappeared.”……

and my favourite line…….…”you had him at ‘hello, I’ve lost my memory and I don’t know who I am.’

4 Stars

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A Nanny for Nate by Lisa Worrall

A Nanny for NateA Nanny for Nate by Lisa Worrall

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Blurb…

Re-vamped, re-written and with scenes not in the original!

A year after his husband is killed in a hit and run, the only thing keeping Parker Adams going is his work and their son, Nate. When his regular sitter moves away, he hires a live in nanny to give Nate more stability. Due to a mix up with the envelopes, it isn’t the young woman he was expecting. Opening the door and finding six feet six of Jake Walsh on the stoop fills Parker with panic. Not that Jake wasn’t perfect for the job; he was. A little too perfect. Which is why Parker had purposely decided to give the job to the other candidate. During his interview, Jake Walsh had awoken feelings in Parker that he had thought were gone forever. How was he going to cope with the man under his roof twenty-four-seven?

Jake Walsh is a force of nature. Having worked at a day care until the tiny business folded, he’s looking for something more secure, but doesn’t expect to find it with his first interview. If he’s honest, he didn’t think he’d get it. Although he’d hit it off with Nate, Parker Adams was a whole different story. After the feeling they’d made an initial connection, Parker’s demeanor had changed and Jake had been left with the impression he didn’t have a chance-until the letter offering him the position dropped onto his doormat. Moving in with Parker and Nate seems like the perfect job, until he realises he’s not only fallen in love with Nate, but Parker, too, and that it’s nigh on impossible to compete with a ghost?

So what did I think?

I found this to be a really beautiful story that deals with grief in a really sensitive way.

Parker had lost his husband, Nate’s father, in really tragic circumstances and was struggling to come to terms with his loss. Even a year after the event he still felt the loss terribly. He works long hours and Nate has to visits a babysitter more than is ideal and the pressure is taking it’s toll on his relationship with Nate. Nate just wants his ‘pop’ back.

When the sitter advises she is moving from town, Parker is forced to look at alternative childcare and interviews for a live-in nanny. Due to his attraction to Jake, Jake wouldn’t have been his first choice but thanks to Nate’s interference, Jake joins the household.

Jake and Nate naturally bond but Parker struggles with his feelings, spending more and more time at the office to hide from how he really feels.

I have not lost anyone in such circumstances, so cannot even pretend to understand how hard it would be to come to terms with the loss of a lover but this story had a true sense of realism. The new relationship progressed at the appropriate pace and Parker’s pain and struggle was obvious. It was wonderful how his friends and loved ones wanted him to move on and find happiness but it was equally as wonderful that Jake understood that Darren was an important part of Parker and always would have a special place in the family.

This was a truly lovely story. It wasn’t overly long but full of emotion with a real sense of hope for second chances.

5 Stars

For more information on Lisa Worrell and her books visit her website.

 

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