July 1st was the cover reveal of my #AgeGap #HurtComfort #CollegeRomance #Big Secret MM Romance HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY that releases July 26th. Mark your calendars!!!
It is Book 1 in the IF I FELL Series; all three books illustrate the angsty love story of Timmy Hale, college student, and Colton Ledger, dormitory maintenance man.
Here’s the BLURB:
Too close to Cole’s enormous secret for comfort.
Rough and tumble Edgewater University maintenance man Colton Ledger should keep his distance from the sleek and snarky college junior who has caught his attention. After all, Timmy is half his age, not to mention that Cole has a secret life he can’t afford to reveal. So why is he compelled to undermine the young man’s cocky game and lure him into his private life?
As the product of an unwanted late-life pregnancy, Timmy Hale has been emotionally shattered by a loveless upbringing. After years of desperate attempts to garner attention from his apathetic parents fail, young adult Timmy changes course. He hides his feelings of vulnerability behind meaningless sex, endless partying, and a big, bad attitude. Until Cole comes along…
When trouble finds Timmy in the form of a dangerous and relentless stalker, Cole must decide if Timmy is worth the risk of coming clean about the confidence he’s obliged to keep, as Timmy weighs the potential havoc falling in love could wreak on his heart.
Hide Your Love Away is Book One in the IF I FELL Series.
Age Gap, Hurt/Comfort, Keeping Secrets, Opposites Attract Adult Contemporary MM Romance.
Hide Your Love Away is a short novel of 43,000 words and will be on Kindle Unlimited or $1.99.
(Book 2, Blackbird, will release late this fall and Book 3, Come Together, will release in 2022.)
Here’s a short excerpt:
“I kick my clothes from my ankles and lift Timmy to the bed. “Just lie back and let me take care of you.”
“You, you just said…,” He curls up on his side and lets go another one of those angsty yelps.
I pull off his sneakers and joggers and then the snug boxer briefs beneath. I help him to sit up so I can take off his vest and T-shirt. “Why are you—what’s wrong, Timmy?”
Again, he shuts his eyes, this time scrunching them tightly.
“Look at me. You need to look at me when you answer,” I insist.
“He nods once and opens his eyes, though he must grit his teeth to do it. “Nobody loves me.”
“I love you.”
He shakes his head. “But you can’t.”
I know why he believes he isn’t worthy of love. My job is to prove it’s not true. “Yes, I can. Just try and stop me.”
I push him onto his back on the bed, climb on top of him, and fix my lips to his. He opens his mouth wide and frenzied tongue action starts.
“No Timmy, you don’t need to do that. Let me kiss you.”
When his body goes limp, I’m afraid I’ve hurt his pride.
I’m gentle when I kiss him, and his lips move carefully against mine. Soon I shift my attention to the vulnerable underside of his jaw and then the sleek column of his neck. I’m not sure he’s aware that he lifts his chin to receive more of my kisses. I lavish hordes of affection on him—all the love and care and passion I’ve held inside for twenty lonely years. And I don’t even stop to wonder how I can possibly love Timmy after such short time together.
I don’t need to ask this question.
It’s simple fact that I feel everything for this young man. It clicks with us. I know this as I know that the sky is blue, and the sun burns hot, and Timmy’s eyes are as deep and endless as the ocean. Tomorrow I’m going to talk to Robbie so I can bring Timmy fully into my life.
I hope you pick up a copy of Hide Your Love Away!