Coming May 2016!
Jesse Solomona has
always tried to be the perfect straight guy—ex-college football player, a
cocky salesman capable of drinking more than he did in his fraternity
days, and an expert at one-night-stands. That he hooks up with just as
many men as he does women is a secret Jesse’s been hiding for years,
fearful of losing his family and tight group of friends. He’s a
Kensington boy—a group of guys that met playing soccer as kids, and
somehow all ended up back in the same town they grew up in. They, and
his family, are the only things that still matter in his otherwise
Chuck Dunn, a tattooed and pierced sports photographer, has refused to step back into the closet since he was disowned by his family, but he keeps choosing men who can’t fully be with him. Finally free from a long-term relationship he should’ve ended years ago, he rejects a sketchy assignment and quits his high-profile gig in favor of getting back to the art of sports photography—documenting a local boxing club that works with at-risk teenagers. He may not have the same swagger anymore, but he’s working to be happy with who he is.
When Chuck joins one of the Kensington boys’ community center sports leagues, Jesse’s self-imposed rules are systematically demolished. But there’s one barrier Jesse can’t find the strength to break through—coming out to the other Kensington boys. Chuck knows hooking up with Jesse is a bad idea. Falling for him even worse. But he can’t stay away.
Chuck is damaged by his past. Jesse is frightened about his future. But, together, they may just be able to come out of the shade.
Check out a tumblr exclusive teaser here.
(Out of the Shade is a standalone m/m contemporary romance with no cliffhanger and an HEA.)