Up Red Creek (Contemporary M/M Romance Series)
Readers are sure to enjoy [The Pick Up] for its lovable cast of characters and sheer heart.
– RT Book Reviews, January 2018
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Kyle’s life is going backwards. He wanted to build a bigger life for himself than Red Creek could give him, but a family crisis has forced him to return to his hometown with his six-year-old daughter. Now he’s standing in the rain at his old elementary school, and his daughter’s teacher, Mr. Hathaway, is lecturing him about punctuality.
Adam Hathaway is not looking for love. He’s learned the hard way to keep his personal and professional life separate. But Kyle is struggling and needs a friend, and Adam wants to be that friend. He just needs to ignore his growing attraction to Kyle’s goofy charm, because acting on it would mean breaking all the rules that protect his heart.
Putting down roots in this town again is not Kyle’s plan. As soon as he can, he’s taking his daughter and her princess costumes and moving on. The more time he spends with Adam, though, the more he thinks the quiet teacher might give him a reason to stay. Now he just has to convince Adam to take a chance on a bigger future than either of them could have planned.
When Martin’s academic career goes up in a puff of scandal, he finds himself as the newest employee at Dog Ears, Red Creek’s used bookshop. It’s a long way down to rock bottom. It doesn’t help his state of mind the bookstore might be haunted. Or it might just be Sebastian, the ghostly artist who lives upstairs.
Seb left the world of formal education before it could leave him. He’s made a career for himself turning the world’s unwanted old books into new works of art. Then he nearly gets a cookbook to the face on Martin’s first day of work. As friendships go, this one isn’t off to a great start.
Martin and Seb find common ground in Dog Ears’ dusty shelves and the chaos of their own slightly dysfunctional families. It takes trust to lean on someone else, but when tragedy strikes, Martin and Seb will need each other more than ever.
Status: Coming from Riptide in September 2018!
The Set Up
It’s the first morning of the Red Creek farmer’s market season. There is a car parked where Oliver’s market stall should be. He’s given up everything to start this new business, and a rusty sedan with an obnoxious vanity plate is not going to stop him now.
Nick is doing everything he can to hold his family together. He’s made sacrifices; his home, his love life, his dignity when it comes to driving that old rusted junker, instead of something newer. When the sexy hipster at the market tries to have Nick’s car towed, it’s the last straw. He’s going to fight for what is his, and maybe win more than he ever imagined.
Status: Coming from Riptide in March 2019!