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Title: Honeymoon Their Way
Author: Morticia Knight
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Alexandria Corza
Genre: Gay Romance
Release Date: 11/02/2016
Chad has pined for Raudel since high school, but he’s been avoiding him ever since Raudel caught him in an excruciatingly embarrassing moment. So when Chad’s sister invites Raudel to join them for her weeklong prewedding celebration in Lake Tahoe, Chad is horrified. He brainstorms his escape, until reality crashes down and he discovers he’s bunking with Raudel in the last available bedroom at the lakeside retreat.
Thrown together by the bridal party from hell, Chad and Raudel unite and attempt to survive Chad’s bridezilla sister, a crazy grandmother, an overbearing mother, and the search for the perfect chocolate fountain. Despite the little time they have together, they reconnect when unexpected discoveries come to light. Love may find a way amid the nuptial chaos, but it’s unlikely to be exactly the way they expect.
Raudel turned to him, and his gaze locked on Chad’s. The heat under his own skin meant that Raudel wasn’t the only one sporting a blush. “Well, Chad. Ready?”
No. No I am not. “Sure. Better get this over with—uh, get going.”
His mom’s scowl hadn’t lessened in the slightest while regarding him. She’d been all smiles for Raudel. Chad maintained that he had the right to be petulant and childish. After the week with Raudel was over, he’d probably have to disappear into the wilderness and live off the land to escape the specter of his own humiliation. Eventually he’d descend into madness and be freed from the memory of his original downfall.
At the ghost of Raudel’s fingertips at his elbow, Chad started.
Raudel glanced at his mom. “Then let’s go. Do you need us back by any particular time? It may take a while to locate a place with a fountain. I haven’t been to Tahoe since high school and wasn’t paying attention to anything like that back then.”
If Raudel didn’t stop chuckling as though everything was so wonderful, Chad thought he might start screaming.
“No, I don’t think so. The girls probably won’t be back until eight or nine. They said they’d grab dinner in town after they’d finished shopping. I brought some sandwiches in the cooler, so that’ll be fine for Grandma and us. You boys go on and have a good time.”
Good time? God help me.
She frowned. “But don’t bring the fountain into the house when you get back. We can sneak it in after she’s gone to sleep.”
Chad couldn’t remember when his mom had turned into a secret agent, but he imagined it had formed naturally as a result of protecting herself from Lindsey’s Jekyll-and-Hyde behavior.
“Okay. Then we’ll get something to eat while we’re in town as well. See you later, Kate.”
His mom pointed a finger at Raudel, a big grin on her face. “See? Calling me Kate wasn’t so bad. I’ll see you boys later.” She waved them off, then headed back into the house.
Alone at last. Chad almost groaned out loud.
He lowered his head, picked up a portion of the fountain debris, then marched straight for Raudel’s Honda Civic. It was black and appeared well maintained. Only a very fine coating of dust from the drive down the forest road and some pine pollen from parking so close to the tree had marred the surface of the shiny car. Chad paused when he reached the trunk, ready to help Raudel load the mess.
But what are we going to talk about once I’m trapped with him in the car? Maybe I can keep the conversation going, never give him a chance to speak. Yeah. That could work.
“Just set that down, and I’ll take care of it. You can wait for me in the car, get off your feet. I want to rearrange a few things in here anyway.”
Chad let out a nervous chuckle again. “But I’m the one who ruined it. I should help.”
Raudel patted his upper back and Chad’s bastard of a dick twitched in his jeans. “Go on, Chad. I’ll just be a minute.” He nodded shakily, then took a couple of steps before reaching for the handle of the passenger door. Raudel beat him to it. “Let me.”
Chad wouldn’t meet his gaze, but he mumbled out a thank-you. He was still convinced that Raudel was buttering him up for the kill.
The door squeaked open, and Chad only tripped a little as he climbed inside before seating himself. Raudel leaned past him as he deposited the messenger bag in the backseat, his body pressing briefly against Chad’s side. Once he straightened, Raudel shut him in, and Chad wiped at the sweat that had been building at his hairline.
About the Author
Author Morticia Knight spends most of her nights writing about men loving men forever after. Even though she’s been crafting her naughty tales of romance for more years than she’d like to share – her adventures as a published author began in 2011. Since then, she’s been fortunate enough to have several books on bestseller lists, along with two titles receiving recognition from the Rainbow Book Awards. Once upon a time, she was the lead singer and songwriter in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. Morticia currently resides on the beautiful northern Oregon coast, and when she’s not fantasizing about hot men, she takes walks along the ocean and occasionally annoys the local karaoke bar patrons.
You can also email Morticia at – firstname.lastname@example.org
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