Title: Risking It All
A Begin Again Series #2
By Morningstar Ashley
Release Date: September 7, 2018
Cover Artist: Designs by Morningstar
Cover Photo: David Velez Fotografia
Jaden King was raised in Boston to a wealthy family that taught him what love and hard work is. He has a challenging and rewarding career until everything was turned upside down. What was once a promising future has quickly become a frightening and unknown reality. After months of dealing with the fall out on his own, he decided getting away--or more realistically, running away--to White Acre and his best friend sounded like the perfect plan.
Danny Keegan is a laid-back man with simple tastes and an even simpler life. He adores the little town of White Acre where he grew up, he loves his parents, and he enjoys his uncomplicated life. He’s always told himself the fact that he’s a closeted gay man in a conservative, parochial town wasn’t an issue and coming out of the closet wasn’t necessary. But with the addition of Jaden in his life he realizes as happy as he is, he could be happier and the future of a love of his own doesn't seem so out of grasp as it always had.
When Jaden and Danny meet, their chemistry is undeniable but playful flirting doesn't mean anything. They start spending all their free time together, and what started as a simple friendship quickly turns into something much more than either saw coming. But, Jaden carries a secret that could end it all before it even begins. And though Jaden is scared to tell the truth and risk everything that has come to mean so much to him, he knows that he can’t go on without laying himself bare, leaving Danny with an important, life changing choice to make. His content little life or what could be the love of his life.
Will Jaden’s truth be too much for Danny, or will Danny decide a life out in the open, full of love, laughter, and passion is worth risking it all?
Jaden was dying.
They had walked like a hundred miles and now he was dying. Actually, no one in their right mind could call it walking, it was hiking. It was torture.
If Danny thought this was the way to a man’s heart or, fuck, even his pants, he was way off base, and Jaden—if he survived—would give him some lessons in seduction.
The land they walked was beautiful and full of fucking bugs. Jumping bugs and flying bugs and bugs that bit and buzzed.
Jaden had yelped too many times for his pride.
The worst part was Danny just walking along like they hadn’t just climbed a mountain. Jaden could tell by the look on his face he was where he wanted to be, and he was happy. He liked to see Danny happy.
He didn’t know why if he was honest. There was just something so charming and endearing about the man when he smiled or laughed. It lit up Jaden’s insides like fireworks.
He was beginning to be concerned with how much his own happiness was tied to the happiness of Danny. He didn’t want it to stop though. He liked the feeling as much as seeing it reflected on Danny’s face or in his voice.
He was clearly addicted. He had a Danny addiction.
Danny slowed until Jaden caught up to him. He looked down at him with that damn stupid grin and Jaden gave him one back. Although, his probably looked more like a grimace with the way he was breathing.
“We’re almost there.”
“Oh, thank the fashion gods. Your couch is calling my name right now.” Jaden laughed.
“Umm, no.” Danny replied. “We’re not almost back home. We’re almost to the half way point.”
Half way point?
“There’s a seating area with a firepit. We’ll stay to rest and rehydrate. There’s also an airtight cooler I built a small storage shed for that holds dry snacks like protein bars.”
“You are making it harder to convince myself you’re not one of those bear shifters who kidnaps the clueless guy and whisks him away to your natural environment to mate and impregnate my mother reads about in her books,” Jaden mumbled. “If you wanted to get me out in the middle of nowhere to take advantage of me, next time might I suggest a secluded beach with alcohol and a lounge chair. I’m much more pliable after a few Star Fuckers.”
Danny just shook his head and laughed.
“I already had you in the middle of nowhere back at my house, Trouble.” Dany looked over his shoulder as he kept walking. “And besides, I’m guessing I wouldn’t need alcohol to make you pliable.” He winked, turning back around and walking toward the rest area Jaden could now see through the trees.
And oh, how right Danny was. Anytime he wanted to take advantage of Jaden, he would go oh so willingly.
About the Author
Morningstar Ashley is a transplant from the Yankee-controlled territory of New York, and now finds herself in the heartland of cowboys and longhorns—Texas. Armed with her imagination, wit, and trusty sidekicks in the form of her two crazy kids, devoted dorky husband, big lap dog, and rambunctious cats, Morningstar spends her time reading the books she loves, crafting her own characters, and arguing the merits of hot chocolate over the bitter brew known as coffee. (Hot chocolate wins, FYI.)
After a lifetime of trying to get people to realize her first name wasn’t Ashley, Morningstar decided the best way to settle the debate was to put her name on a book cover. Now she find the accomplishment of publishing so satisfying her mind won’t stop creating stories of love across the spectrum of LGBTQA+.
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