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Mother Parker
By Rhys Everly

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Mayberry Protectors Series, Book 1

Divorced. Beaten down. A failure. Until a ray of sunshine comes into my life…

People call me Officer Grumpypants, but wouldn’t you be if life kept knocking you down?

My life is an endless sh*t list that I can’t even begin to unravel.

It all started when my parents died.

It continued when I was forced to sell my house.

And it all came to an epic conclusion when my wife walked out on me.

What I need is to get my mind in order and my life back on track.

So when my old commander offers me a job in Mayberry Holm, I grab the opportunity by the balls.

I’m ready to put my head down and my hands to work.

What I wasn’t planning though was becoming pet food for crows by this infuriating little man who throws seeds at my face.

Or being hired to help said man with his new store.

Or having to protect him from a bunch of criminals that prey on his softness and sweetness.

Even though he drives me insane, I can’t stop thinking of him. And even though he’s annoyingly cheerful, I can’t help but smile around him.

Or fantasize about him doing… naughty things to me.

What the hell is happening to me? Am I falling for the young, bubbly, pink-haired man? And is it too late to stop it?

Welcome to Mayberry Holm, a small island in the Atlantic full of crime, secrets and happily-ever-afters, and the ex-Navy SEALs that come to deal with them all.

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Exclusive Excerpt:

He smelled like roses. His face was glowing—I still couldn’t tell if it was makeup or just his natural skin—and he had freckles sprinkled all over his cheeks and nose.

I held his hand on my stomach, glued between our bodies, dangerously close to my crotch that seemed to be reacting to the contact and proximity. But even if I wanted to move, I couldn’t.

My heart beat wildly and my muscles tensed.

Each rose-scented breath I took intensified the strange chemical reaction I was having to Hwan being pinned against me. Each breath sent more goosebumps through my entire body. Each breath made my choice almost impossible to resist.

I didn’t know why, but I wanted to kiss him. It’d be easy to. His lips—pink and glossy—were mere inches from mine.

This had never happened to me. I had never been this close to temptation before. It was intoxicating.

And what was more intoxicating was the way he looked at me.

It was desire: hot and inviting.

It was amusement: intrigue and curiosity.

It was fear: deafening and undeniable.

Even though I was frozen in place—like him—I was aware I was moving closer.

I didn’t know how it was possible. And how I could stop it. If I could stop it. If I even wanted to.

I was so close that I breathed in the air he breathed out. So close, I felt the warmth and texture of his cheeks just by looking at them.

Just when I was about to physically place my lips on his, a ring blared in my ears and I came back to my senses.

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About the Author:

Rhys Everly-Lawless is a hopeless romantic who loves happily-ever-afters.

Which would explain why he loves writing them.

When he’s not passionately typing out his next book, you can find him cuddling his dog, feeding his husband, or taking long walks letting those plot bunnies breed ferociously in his head.

He writes contemporary gay romances as Rhys Everly and LGBTQ+ urban fantasy and paranormal romances as Rhys Lawless.

You can find out more about him and his work by joining his Newsletter or his Facebook group, Rhys Everly After.

Connect with Rhys:
Instagram: @rhyswritesromance
Twitter: @rhyswritesmm
Tiktok: @rhyswritesromance

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