Author: Felice Stevens
Blog Tour: Aug. 26 - Sept 2
Book Link: http://www.loose-id.com/rescued.html
Book Blurb: Ryder Daniels has spent the last year recovering from rejection: his parents couldn’t accept his sexuality and his lover chose drugs over his love. The only bright lights in his life are his younger brother and his rescued pit bull. But now his mother's punishment for his lifestyle has cut him off from his brother he loves so deeply. Devastated, he throws himself into the work of the Pit Bull Foundation he and his friends started.
Jason Mallory can no longer hide the dissatisfaction of his relationship with his longtime girlfriend. When her marriage ultimatum pushes him to break things off, he's determined not to jump into the dating scene. But when a group of injured pit bulls are found on his construction site, he can’t forget the guy who shows up to help.
After Jason adopts one of the dogs, he and Ryder become fast friends—until one night, Ryder lets down his guard and Jason recognizes his desire. Soon, they can’t deny the passion between them but will family differences and ugly prejudices keep them apart, or can they fight to prove that love is precious, no matter the flavor?
“So? Tell me how it went. First of all, how did he look?”Jason could tell Ryder had already had a drink. Not drunk, merely relaxed and in his happy place.
Jason unzipped his jacket and tossed it on the chair. He settled on the couch, and Ryder, wearing sweats and a T-shirt, sat next to him. Damn, the guy always looked good, but tonight he looked like a male model for a sleepwear ad. The sweats hung on Ryder’s lean, narrow waist, and the T-shirt stretched across his muscular chest and broad shoulders. A wedge of pale golden skin gleamed above the top of his pants, winking at him. Jason chewed the inside of his cheek, forcing his mind away from thinking how hot the man looked. Instead he concentrated on recounting his meeting with Landon. “He looked good. Pissed as hell at your parents. And as concerned about you as you are for him.”
Ryder nodded. “And he agreed to work with you guys, right?”
When he nodded, a huge grin split Ryder’s face.
“That was so freaking smart of you, Jason. I really can’t thank you enough, man.”His lips twisted in a grimace. “So damn ridiculous that we have to sneak around like this. I wish…Ah, fuck it.”He leaned back on the sofa and closed his eyes.
Poor guy. “Hey, Ry. It’ll all be good. Things are starting to work out, right?”Jason moved closer to Ryder, studying his profile. The guy really was gorgeous. A frisson of excitement rolled through him.
“I suppose so, but I wish it didn’t have to be this way. It’s so unfair to put a kid through this because they have a problem with me.”Ryder’s eyes opened, and Jason locked onto that bright blue gaze. “They have no idea how hurtful their behavior is to him.”
Impulsively, Jason put his hand on Ryder’s shoulder. “Hey, and what about you? You count too, you know. Look what all of this is doing to you. I know you worry about Landon, but he looked like a pretty well-adjusted kid to me.”He tightened his grip and leaned in. “Who worries about you, though?”
Ryder licked his lips. “I guess Connor and Emily. They’ve stood by me and will always have my back.”
Jason shifted near, pressing his thigh into Ryder’s. “I’m on your side too. You know that, right?”He held his breath as Ryder lifted his hand. Was he going to push him away again? This wasn’t like the night Jason took Ryder home. Jason wasn’t half-asleep, and Ryder wasn’t drunk. Ryder’s warm hand landed on his own, patting it.
“I know. I don’t know why, though. I certainly haven’t been that nice to you.”He smiled slightly.
That spark of excitement exploded into a full-fledged fire within his blood. Without a second thought, Jason leaned over and kissed Ryder on the lips.
Ryder’s eyes widened, but he didn’t pull away. “I thought we decided this was wrong.”
Jason settled himself more comfortably next to Ryder. “No, you decided. I think it’s a good idea.”He kissed him again. “A very good idea.”He cupped Ryder’s jaw and brushed Ryder’s lips with his own. “This may be the best idea I’ve had in a long time, as a matter of fact.”
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Author Bio: Felice Stevens has always been a romantic at heart. She believes that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending just around the corner. She started reading traditional historical romances when she was a teenager, then life and law school got in the way. It wasn’t until she picked up a copy of Bertrice Small and became swept away to Queen Elizabeth’s court that her interest in romance novels became renewed.
But somewhere along the way, her tastes shifted. While she still enjoys a juicy Historical romance, she began experimenting with newer, more cutting edge genres and discovered the world of Male/Male romance. And once she picked up her first, she became so enamored of the authors, the character-driven stories and the overwhelming emotion of the books, she knew she wanted to write her own.
Felice lives in New York City with her husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of her own. Her day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. She practices law but daydreams of a time when she can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be angst along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.
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