By Lynn Van Dorn
Narrated by Michael Ferraiuolo
Length: 18 hrs and 58 mins
Everything to lose.
Tyler’s worked hard to kick the dust of the Chicago suburbs off his heels and move on with his life as Hollywood’s newest up-and-comer, burying his demons and hiding his scars from the world. Just as everything seems to be going his way, a scandal from his past threatens everything he’s worked for. Now he’s stuck back home, where his family of lawyers can maybe help sink the scandal and find out who’s behind it.
Afraid to love.
Josh doesn’t know what to think when his ex’s little brother falls into his arms, other than that Tyler is trouble with a capital T. But when Tyler’s publicist suggests that an adoring fake boyfriend might be just the ticket to saving Tyler’s acting career, Josh doesn’t mind playing along. It’s not like he has anything else going on, and faking a relationship with someone you’ve known your entire life can’t possibly be that difficult.
A second chance for two damaged hearts.
Now they’re stuck together for the foreseeable future, and neither can deny their mounting attraction. Why should they? They’re supposed to be in love, at least out in public. But in private, when no one is watching, Tyler and Josh grow closer in a way that has nothing to do with their agreed upon arrangement. What do they do when make-believe becomes real, and how can two men with such different lives have a shared future?
Damage Control is a steamy, stand-alone gay romance with no cliffhanger and a HEA.
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 stars
🔥🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 4
🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧 Narration: 5
I have been broke and weaved back together with Josh and Tyler in my heart. Healing, powerful, devastation and so unapologetically real, you will break, you will hurt but you will grow and heal too, slowly, organically and powerfully. I’m lost for more words to describe this uniquely powerful, cathartic, truthful story. Darkness can engulf a soul but all you need is a tiny light to follow your way out. Josh was Tyler’s tiny light. They made progress towards healing together, and while life is never perfect it’s more enjoyable with someone who believes in you. Thank you, Lynn, for such an incredible story, I’m floored!
OMFG as I read/listened through this, I hated Ryan! He’s such a tool! He seemed so vindictive, cruel, a bully and how can someone be so clueless to how they treat others and their feelings! How can someone be so evil! Okay, rant over! Thankfully Lynn managed to turn my mind around in the last chapter or so. I’m still on the fence but am so thankful Ryan finally realized how he treated Josh and apologized – long over due. I’d be interested to see Ryan grow and realize his mistakes in his own story…
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Be My Mistake (North Shore Stories 0.5)
By Lynn Van Dorn
One grumpy boy…
Ethan’s Valentine’s day isn’t going well. He’s been talked into attending a pretentious premier gala with his ex-boyfriend at movie mogul Charles Weston’s posh Beverly Hills mansion. Ethan’s plan is to hit up the free bar for all the gin they’ll give him, then slink home, alone. Instead, he gets lost in the host’s mansion, runs into a handsome stranger, and suddenly his night takes a sharp turn for the better.
Plus one lonely man…
Charlie has everything he could ever want, except someone to love, and he’s just about given up trying to find him. Then, at his party, he stumbles upon a young man gawking at his Cezanne and cursing his name. Charlie is amused, then charmed, then turned on by Ethan, who can’t shut up and has the biggest blue eyes Charlie has ever seen.
Equals the most memorable Valentine’s Day ever.
Both know that falling into bed with a stranger is a terrible idea, but it might turn out to best mistake either has ever made.
Be My Mistake is a prequel of sorts to Damage Control, but can be read on its own. It’s a scorchingly hot Valentine’s Day novella with a mouthy twink, the best Daddy ever, a lot of John Hughes references, a ridiculous mansion which may or may not contain a twinkpit, and, of course, a HEA.