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Today's offering is BEYOND THE SURFACE by Felice Stevens. Here's the blurb:
On 9/11, firefighter Nick Fletcher’s world changed forever. He's unable to rid himself of survivor’s guilt, made worse by the secret he hides from his family and co-workers. Nick's life is centered around helping burn victims, until he is reunited with the man he’d once loved but pushed away. Now he has a second chance at a love he thought lost forever.
For fashion designer Julian Cornell, appearances mean everything. His love affairs are strictly casual, and the only thing he cares about is making his clothing line a success. A chance encounter with the man he loved long ago has Julian thinking for the first time in years there may be more to life than being seen at the best parties and what designer labels to wear.
When Julian’s world takes an unexpected turn, it's Nick who helps him regain perspective on what matters most in life. Julian, in turn, helps Nick accept who he is and understand he isn’t responsible for tragedies he couldn't prevent. Lost love found can be even sweeter the second time around and after all the years apart, both men learn to look beyond the surface to find the men they are inside.
I'd never read Ms. Stevens before, but what I really liked about this tale was the growth both men had to go through to become who they were all along. Julian needed Nick to show him how to use his creativity for something that really mattered. And Nick needed Julian to show him the courage to be the man he is without apologizing or hiding. It was a great tale and so worth the read. And bonus: First one in a 4 tale series! Please be aware that this is a male/male romance.
If you'd like a copy, you can find it for $4.99 ebook here:
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