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TITLE: Honeymoon Their Way
AUTHOR: Morticia Knight
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Alexandria Corza
LENGTH: 113 Pages
RELEASE DATE: November 2, 2016
BLURB: Chad has pined for Raudel since high school, but he’s been avoiding him ever since Raudel caught him in an excruciatingly embarrassing moment. So when Chad’s sister invites Raudel to join them for her weeklong prewedding celebration at Lake Tahoe, Chad is horrified. He brainstorms his escape, until reality crashes down and he discovers he’s bunking with Raudel in the last available bedroom at the lakeside retreat.
Thrown together by the bridal party from hell, Chad and Raudel unite and attempt to survive Chad’s bridezilla sister, a crazy grandmother, an overbearing mother, and the search for the perfect chocolate fountain. Despite the little time they have together, they reconnect when unexpected discoveries come to light. Love may find a way amid the nuptial chaos, but it’s unlikely to be exactly the way they expect.
By the time they pulled up the driveway to the ridiculously expensive house that would shelter the wedding party and the bride for the weeklong festivities leading up to the ceremony, Chad’s sweaty face was plastered to the shiny cardboard of the fountain box. He peeled his skin away, then gave Grandma a somewhat gentle nudge to encourage her off him.
Daniel, the Wonder Fiancé.
His sister had wanted a private wedding in a house on the shores of Lake Tahoe, so her prince had rented the large post-and-beam wooden home that loomed before them. Daniel might be dripping with cash, but he was still a prudent man. Since the place had a one-week minimum for a rental, and it was the one that Sis had demanded, he’d declared that they should all spend the week enjoying nonstop revelry together. Lindsey had squealed with delight while Chad had been on the verge of weeping. Even a double shift at the yogurt shop every day for the rest of his life would be preferable.
And now there’s Raudel too.
As he helped to unload Grandma and the mountain of wedding crap they’d brought with them in his dad’s Suburban, he went back to formulating his strategy for when he saw Raudel for the first time. So far, polite and Stepford Wife–friendly seemed to be the best tactic. He wouldn’t give the brown-eyed, dark-haired, bronzed hunk the chance to lure him into any personal, and likely humiliating, conversations.
Chad narrowed his eyes as if his nemesis were before him. Won’t give him the satisfaction.
He slammed the box of napkins down on the dining table a bit too hard. His mom yelped.
“Chad, please. This is a rental. Now go get the fountain, but be very careful. We spent a big chunk of change on that thing.” She rolled her eyes, then went back to fussing with the food in the cooler they’d brought with them. “God only knows why we couldn’t have simply rented one of those things when we got here. It’s not as if no one’s ever gotten married in Tahoe before. But nooooo, she had to have her very own.”
She continued to mutter, and Chad realized she hadn’t actually been talking to him. He also mused that maybe his mom wasn’t all that thrilled about their enforced seven-day celebration-slash-cohabitation either.
He turned to do her bidding, striding toward the door with purpose, anxious to get the unpacking over with. Staking his claim in the bedroom was a vital part of his plan and had to be completed before Raudel arrived. Maybe he could position the twin beds so that there were several large pieces of furniture between them. He’d take the one by the door. Then he could sneak in and out of the room late at night and early in the morning while Raudel was asleep. Never even have to speak to him unless it was unavoidable when they were around others.
Maybe even use the guest bath.
He could hide his grooming stuff in there, and if it was only a half bath, he could wash up in the sink.
What if Raudel assumes I never shower? Or brush my teeth? He gulped. What if there’s only one bed?
Chad frowned. He’d refine his strategy later. But overall he was feeling much better about the entire situation. It’d be a son of a bitch to maintain for seven days, but he had loads of motivation and nothing else to do but pander to his sister’s demands. Everyone would be so focused on the wedding and Lindsey’s random meltdowns, no one would even notice Chad behaving like a freak.
Author Morticia Knight spends most of her nights writing about men loving men forever after. Even though she’s been crafting her naughty tales of romance for more years than she’d like to share – her adventures as a published author began in 2011. Since then, she’s been fortunate enough to have several books on bestseller lists, along with two titles receiving recognition from the Rainbow Book Awards. Once upon a time, she was the lead singer and songwriter in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. Morticia currently resides on the beautiful northern Oregon coast, and when she’s not fantasizing about hot men, she takes walks along the ocean and occasionally annoys the local karaoke bar patrons.
You can also email Morticia at – firstname.lastname@example.org
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