Lee trades country ballads for show tunes in the next standalone book of her Roadmap to Your Heart series.
After licking his wounds from a painful relationship, Tate Sullivan is ready to move back home. He picks up where he left off as drag queen extraordinaire Frieda Love in a West Village bar in New York City. He doesn’t expect to be drawn to the mysterious man with the dark eyes who shows up to every single performance—flirtatiously eyeing Tate one second and disappearing on him the next. Why mess around with a guy who is clearly giving him mixed signals?
Sebastian Clark is on a mission the first night he shows up at Ruby Redd’s. He doesn’t anticipate his plan being flipped on its head by the charismatic drag queen and even more so by the mesmerizing man beneath the makeup. But the more he learns about the vibrant and brash Tate Sullivan the more intrigued he becomes. So he pushes aside his guilt about why he sought out the bar in the first place in order to get to know the guy behind the stilettos.
They’re opposites on many levels, but as Tate spends time volunteering with Sebastian at the shelter, he begins to feel good about himself in ways he hadn’t before. For Sebastian, Tate represents a sense of fun and freedom that is completely fresh and invigorating. Before they know it, their easy companionship catches fire, and Sebastian is kissing a man for the first time, while Tate is opening his heart to new possibilities. But Sebastian is still keeping a secret, and Tate will have to decide if he can trust again, or if the betrayal he feels from Sebastian’s confession is too much to overcome.
Once upon a time, Christina Lee lived in New York City and was a wardrobe stylist. She spent her days getting in cabs, shopping for photo shoots, eating amazing food, and drinking coffee at her favorite hangouts.
Now she lives in the Midwest with her husband and son—her two favorite guys. She’s been a clinical social worker and a special education teacher. But it wasn't until she wrote a weekly column for the local newspaper that she realized she could turn the fairytales inside her head into the reality of writing fiction.
She’s addicted to lip balm and salted caramel everything. She believes in true love and kissing, so writing romance novels has become a dream job.
“Sorry, I didn’t mean to speak for you. If you want to—”
“I don’t,” I say, finally meeting his gaze. “I only want you too.”
His eyes soften and he exhales a hard breath as if we’re finally on level
ground. I feel giddy with relief and contentment as I clutch at his hand and drag
him to the dance floor. At first he protests about his drink but then he places it in
an empty spot on a ledge.
It’s a pulsing rap beat and my body feels like a live wire. My hips start
swaying, my hands rise in the air, and the vibration of the music takes over. Lucas
has no trouble keeping up with me, though not with as much enthusiasm.
“Fuck, you’re sexy,” he rumbles in my ear. I feel his hips gyrating as he
grasps my waist and slides up behind me. His hard length is digging into my ass
and that only spurs me on more.
After a few numbers, I follow Lucas to the back wall where we find a spot
to rest between other couples swaying to the music. He pins my shoulders against
the column, his breath heavy, eyes glazed over with lust, as his lips crash against mine.
My fingers reach for his waist but he grabs hold of them and raises my
hands above my head as he bites my lips, licks into my mouth and then sucks on
my tongue. Holy fuck, if we weren’t in a public place I’d ask him to pound me
straight into oblivion.
“I didn’t know you could dance like that,” he rasps against my cheek as he
releases his grip on my hands.
His fingers connect with my neck and he hauls my lips to his again. His
tongue digs deep in my mouth and I groan shamelessly as I grab on to his hair
and pull him flush against me. I’m so thoroughly turned on that my eyes
practically roll to the back of my head.
He drags his mouth away and licks along my jawline up to my ear as he
arches his hips into my groin. “You’ve got me so goddamn hard.”
“Yeah?” I ask, gasping against his neck. “Well, I know how to take care of
that. Remember, you’ll need to beg.”
He laughs and kisses the side of my head. “Not here. I’d rather have you in
my bed tonight.”
Forgiveness, healing and hope. Those are the three words I would use to describe this story. Nyrae and Christina wrote a beautiful story about two boys who shared the same secret and the potential fears that may follow. They dreamed of having it all together.
Lucas and Gabriel started their friendship in a chat room. They confided in each other and made plans for the future. That was, until an unshared secret separated them for years.
After years of silence, a surprise reunion brings them back together, they both realize what they once lost is about to resurface. After they decide to leave their anger and heartbreak in the past the two finally find what they were always meant to have in each other. Friendship, love and a bond formed years ago that would make them stronger as a couple today.
No love is easy. No path is smooth. And that couldn't be any truer for Lucas and Gabriel. It's a hard pill to swallow when you think you are not needed or wanted. But sometimes one has to follow a path alone in order to make their journey together stronger.
I loved that they had Conner, Ezra and Lou as friends. They were fantastic and non-judgemental, in every way, support system for them. Something they definitely needed. It was warming to see they were not alone in this.
Lucas and Gabriel followed a rough path, but in the end, their love and commitment prevailed in a beautiful love story. As serious as the subject matter was in the story, not everything was weighed down in despair. There were some light-hearted moments, with jokes and flirting to make you smile and say awww. And in case I didn't mention it, it was also hot as hell! Those guys had some serious sexual chemistry, Christina and Nyrae kicked ass with that!
I'm curious to see what the next book will be about, it does say this is book one. Who is it going to be about?! Someone we met in this story? Is there something Conner wasn't telling us? Hmmm...I can't wait to find out!
Nyrae Dawn can almost always be found with a book in her hand or an open document on her laptop. She couldn’t live without books—reading or writing them. Oh, and chocolate. She’s slightly addicted.
She feels a special pull to characters in their teens. There’s something so fresh and fun about the age that she adores exploring. Her husband says it’s because she doesn’t want to grow up. She doesn’t think that’s such a bad thing. Luckily for her, he doesn’t either.
Nyrae gravitates toward character-driven stories. Whether reading or writing, she loves emotional journeys. It’s icing on the cake when she really feels something, but is able to laugh too. She’s a proud romantic, who has a soft spot for flawed characters. She loves people who aren’t perfect, who make mistakes, but also have big hearts.
Nyrae is living her very own happily ever after in California with her gorgeous husband (who still makes her swoon) and her two incredibly awesome kids.
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Once upon a time, I lived in New York City and was a wardrobe stylist. I spentmy days shopping for photo shoots, getting into cabs, eating amazing food, and drinking coffee at my favorite hangouts.
Now I live in the Midwest with my husband and son—my two favorite guys. I've been a clinical social worker and a special education teacher. But it wasn't until I wrote a weekly column for the local newspaper that I realized I could turn the fairytales inside my head into the reality of writing fiction.
I write Adult, New Adult, and M/M Contemporary Romance. I'm addicted to lip
gloss and salted caramel everything. I believes in true love and kissing, so writing
romance novels has become a dream job.
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