Skylar M. Cates on Close To You (Sunshine and Happiness #3) ~ Excerpt, Rafflecopter Giveaway

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Title: Close To You (Sunshine and Happiness #3)
Author: Skylar M. Cates
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: AngstyG
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance


It’s hard to recover from a first love. Some people never do.
How hard would you fight to keep your best friend? Marc Lucas and Tomas Santos have been best friends forever, but now their friendship is in a crisis. When they were boys, betrayals ripped their world apart. They thought it was fixed, but some parts remained broken. Ever since he saved him from a humiliation at school, Marc has loved Tomas. The last thing he expects is for Tomas to love him back. To keep his best friend, Marc revisits an abusive past he’s tried to forget.
For Tomas, loving Marc has been anything but easy. His upbringing told him it was wrong, so why did it feel so right? Accepting who he is as an adult, Tomas decides he needs a committed relationship. To his deep sorrow, he can’t seem to find it with Marc.
When the two find themselves alone and in the grip of a hurricane, long-buried feelings emerge. Being “just friends” is no longer an option. They must risk it all on love.


Marc couldn’t believe how soft his lips were, how good his tongue tasted. Tomas tasted fresh, his tongue warm and slippery against Marc’s. When Tomas licked the roof of Marc’s mouth, Marc shuddered. A hot flush ran up his neck.

No way kissing could be the beginning of all these feelings bursting out of him, heat and need and hope, and yet it was. It was better than winning a million bucks. Better than anything he had ever fantasized about. A sweetness Marc had never known poured through him. He kissed Tomas and Tomas kissed him back. Marc’s body reacted like a volcano. It was all he could do not to come in his shorts.

Marc had no idea how much time passed, only that they kissed and kissed.

When they finally stopped, their breathing was deep and ragged. His boner pressed at Tomas’s thigh, hard and right.

“Oh.” Tomas blinked.

Marc stepped back. There was nothing Marc wanted more than to keep going. Who knew kissing could be like that?


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About the Author

Skylar M. Cates loves a good romance. She is quite happy to drink some coffee, curl up with a good book, and not move all day. Most days, however, Skylar is chasing after her husband, her kids, and her giant dog, Wasabi. Skylar dreams about spending her days writing her novels, walking along the beach, and making more time for her good friends. On a shoestring budget, Skylar has traveled all over in her early years. Although, lately, the laundry room is the farthest place she has visited, Skylar still loves to chat with people from all around the globe.

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7 thoughts on “Skylar M. Cates on Close To You (Sunshine and Happiness #3) ~ Excerpt, Rafflecopter Giveaway

  1. I have the first 2 books on my kindle, just need to find the time to read them. I am not participating in reading challenges for a bit so I can catch up on my TBR list.

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