Book Title: Rescued From Paradise
Author: H J Perry
Publisher: LoveLight Press
Cover Artist: Resplendent Media
Genre/s: M/M Gay Contemporary Romance
Length: 58,000 words
Release Date: October 22
BlurbTwo hot men. One deserted tropical island. Carefree Adam Bennet comes from a long line of earthy people— gardeners, herbalists, hippies, and farmers. His grandmother taught him and his brothers to live off the land, to heal themselves, and above all, to trust their intuition about a person or situation. Mr. Don’t-Touch-Me Wade O’Rourke wouldn’t dream of something so pedestrian as living off the land. His family is monied, and formal. Taking his place in his uncle’s company is the thing to do— never mind that he hates his life, and he has reasons to hate his uncle, too. When Wade and Adam meet on an airplane they don’t quite hit it off. But they’re the only two survivors of a crash landing on an island paradise, they have to join forces to survive. Will Adam take a chance on love with the seemingly straight man? Underneath Wade's business suit, which he once wore like armor against intimacy, is a hard body and a tender heart. When love blossoms, can it survive the rescue and return to their American small town?
This full-length, standalone novel contains: Tropical fruit too juicy to just eat. A man damaged by his homophobic upbringing. Steamy man on man love action and a happy ending.
Adam sunk to his knees. “This ends the sum total of my experience on what to do now.”
Wade pivoted and went to the rocky outcropping. He returned with a small hand-sized rock. “You didn’t learn to fish while you were studying with this mentor of yours?”
“Her husband handled all that. I just learned to appreciate her cooking talents.”
“Then I will clean, and you can cook.”
He wasn’t a vegetarian, but Adam had to avert his eyes when he saw what Wade was going to do. Taking life, in any manner, wasn’t pleasant and it hurt Adam to think about it. It was a necessity, or else they both risked starving. It didn’t make it any less unpleasant.
Wade stopped short of the first kill. “Adam,” he said in a very patient voice, “why don’t you go back to check on the fire and stoke it up so we can cook them when I’m done?”
Thankful for the reprieve, Adam nodded and rose to his feet. “You may want to take them to the rocks, so you don’t get fish guts all over your shirt.”
“You mean our new fishing net.”
By the time the fish were done, stuck on sticks and roasted over the fire, the scent of fish made Adam’s stomach feel ready to chew its way out of his body. “I never thought fish would make me this hungry.”
Wade tapped and tested one of the small fish on a stick, then pulled it off the fire, handing it to Adam. “You get to be the official taste tester.”
“Fair enough.” Adam took the offered fish and delicately pulled at it with two fingers. It was hot, and it looked cooked, which was a good thing because Adam could’ve choked down raw fish at that point. He took a small nibble and rolled his eyes. “Holy shit, Wade. I don’t think I’ve ever tasted fish this good.”
Wade took another stick from the fire and pulled the fish off it. “Just as long as the fish don’t turn out to be poisonous.”
“Then I’ll die happy,” Adam said around a mouthful of fish.
And he’d die happy at this dinner with a view because Wade still hadn’t put his shirt back on.
About the AuthorHJ Perry is a 49 years old mother of three school aged children. They live by the English seaside and from her hometown she can see France. Helen loves reading. If it were possible, she'd do nothing else. She reads science fiction, fantasy, young adult, all types of LGBT fiction, and, of course, gay romance. Aside from reading she likes walking and watching films, most often science fiction or thrillers. HJP has written many books about men falling in love in England where, for the most part, LGBT people are treated with the same respect as anyone else. Having worked in the construction industry for years in real life, she has written many fictional characters working in similar macho, male dominated environments. Despite reading American books and watching American shows, writing American characters has been a huge challenge for her. With a lot of help, Rescued from Paradise is her first novel featuring Americans and set in the US.
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