Back to You
(Against All Odds, Book 1)
by Kim Breyon
GENRE: MM Contemporary Romance
LENGTH: Approx 86,000 words
SUBGENRES: Friends to lovers, Second-chance Romance
About the Book:
One of you, one of me…
As a private investigator, I have a perfect record when it comes to closing cases…as long as you don’t count the only one that ever really mattered to me.
Even after a decade, the memory of the foster boy I once shared a room with continues to haunt my dreams. For five years, Riley helped me laugh when there was so little in our lives to laugh about. His gentle touch and stormy gray eyes were the only thing that could calm the swirling and turbulent thoughts and emotions within me.
But in the blink of an eye, the safe harbor my best friend provided was ripped from my life without warning or reason. His unexplained disappearance set sail to a lonely and hopeless journey. Now, I am no more willing to let the memory of my best friend go than I am ready to give up the search for him, as hopeless as it may seem to those around me.
And then a client asks me to locate a stolen treasure box. Clues have me heading from the city of Atlanta to a small, picturesque town in South Carolina called Reedsport. There, I hope to find the missing box; what I never expected was to find something else that I’d been missing for far too long. Could I have finally found a beacon of hope that would lead Riley Tanager back to me?
“I used to dream of us like this,” he whispered, “especially when we were practically naked in the tree house during the summer. Lost count how many times I wish we actually were.”
“You weren’t the only one,” I admitted with a chuckle, “You have no idea how many times I messed up a drawing on your back because I was distracted by your ass.” He laughed.
“Ohhh yeah? Is that why you started to draw on my chest?”
“Maybe.” I turned to kiss him. “Although, that wasn’t much better, because I just started looking at… um, something else instead.” There was something dark and beautiful in his eyes that sent a shiver down my spine and I realized it was desire. It made me pause. Holy shit! Beckett wanted me. He slipped a hand under my shirt and pressed another kiss to my neck. “It’s a warm night,” he mused in a husky voice. “Care to make one more of my dreams come true?”
“What’s that?” I breathed.
“You naked between my legs as we watch the stars together.” My entire body went warm with pleasure. Did he even know what he did to me? I shifted against him, letting out a little whimper. He kissed my ear before whispering, “Can I have that dream tonight, Ry?”
About the author:
I am an Idaho native who grew up dreaming about travelling the world and writing stories. I would often spend my spare time curled up with my favorite blanket and a notebook, writing another fairy tale. I never would have guessed those fairy tales would one day turn into gay romances, but that is where my heart led me, and I am so glad it did. I write about love because I believe it can happen to anyone, with anyone. I also believe dreams never expire, redemption is possible, and true forgiveness can heal us in ways we never expect. I know firsthand how messy life can get, but as any artist will tell you, a little mess is needed to create something beautiful. That’s why I write, to help others see that anything can be beautiful. You can often find me with a mug of coffee in one hand, and a dog toy in the other. There is never a day that goes by without my sweet boy insisting on a game – or twenty – of fetch.