TITLE: Honeymoon Their Way
AUTHOR: Morticia Knight
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Alexandria Corza
LENGTH: 113 Pages
RELEASE DATE: November 2, 2016
Chad has pined for Raudel since high school, but he’s been avoiding him ever since Raudel caught him in an excruciatingly embarrassing moment. So when Chad’s sister invites Raudel to join them for her weeklong prewedding celebration at Lake Tahoe, Chad is horrified. He brainstorms his escape, until reality crashes down and he discovers he’s bunking with Raudel in the last available bedroom at the lakeside retreat.
Thrown together by the bridal party from hell, Chad and Raudel unite and attempt to survive Chad’s bridezilla sister, a crazy grandmother, an overbearing mother, and the search for the perfect chocolate fountain. Despite the little time they have together, they reconnect when unexpected discoveries come to light. Love may find a way amid the nuptial chaos, but it’s unlikely to be exactly the way they expect.
Before his mother even reached them, Chad noted the disapproving scowl on her face. “Boys, this junk is still all over the place.” She may have used the plural, but her annoyed stare was fixed on him. “Here, Chad. I have a list of food to pick up for the house. This should hold us for a couple of days. Here’s my card. Keep all the receipts. And please do your best to find a fountain just like the one you destroyed.”
Chad didn’t roll his eyes, but he imagined it in his head. It was tempting to wonder if she was treating him like he was twelve because she’d been jolted back in time by Raudel’s presence. The fact that he shopped for her all the time at home seemed to have slipped her mind. If anything, he had an advanced degree in receipt gathering. “Sure, Mom. I got it.”
“Yes, Mrs. Barton. We’ll take care of everything. Don’t worry.”
“Thank you so much for helping out, Raudel. I feel terrible about this, what with you just arriving after that long drive. And please, call me Kate.”
She offered him a bright smile, and Chad had to admit that he was grateful for Raudel’s charms in terms of how they helped ease some of his mom’s stress. The memory of all the little things that had originally warmed him up to Raudel filtered back. Even for a horny fifteen-year-old boy, he’d been able to see past Raudel’s outward beauty enough to realize that there was a lot more to him inside. Something real. Someone worth getting to know. And one moment of stupidity had forever destroyed any chance of that happening.
“It’s no trouble at all, Mrs.—” Raudel cleared his throat. “—Kate.”
Chad watched in wonderment as a deep scarlet bloomed in Raudel’s cheeks. He hadn’t known that self-assured Raudel was even capable of being embarrassed.
“That’s better.” Chad’s mother turned to him. “Oh, I forgot to add propane to the list. We’ll need it for the barbecue on Wednesday. The small canisters are fine. We brought two portable grills. One for meat and one for veggies.”
Chad frowned. It appeared that every moment of every day had been carefully planned out. Any attempts at evading enforced socializing would likely be thwarted by his mother’s megascheduling. “We’re having a barbecue on Wednesday?”
Itinerary? She was insane.
“Oh, I have mine with me, Mrs. Kate. I can go over it with Chad.”
“It’s just Kate, Raudel. No Mrs.”
The blush made a reappearance, crawling its way up Raudel’s neck and into his face again. “Of course. I’ll admit, it’s going to take me a while to get used to it.” He let out a light laugh, and Chad went back to being amazed at Raudel’s ability to be charming even while being embarrassed. He had skills.
Author Morticia Knight spends most of her nights writing about men loving men forever after. Even though she’s been crafting her naughty tales of romance for more years than she’d like to share – her adventures as a published author began in 2011. Since then, she’s been fortunate enough to have several books on bestseller lists, along with two titles receiving recognition from the Rainbow Book Awards. Once upon a time, she was the lead singer and songwriter in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. Morticia currently resides on the beautiful northern Oregon coast, and when she’s not fantasizing about hot men, she takes walks along the ocean and occasionally annoys the local karaoke bar patrons.
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