Today's teaser comes from The Wishing Tree.
Unedited excerpt – releasing 10 December.
I took the outside of the pond, staying in the shadows of the trees, and emerging behind the hire hut, evading the young girl at the counter who I didn’t recognize, and then without fanfare I sat on the bench at dad’s side, just a little too close, bumping his thigh, and causing him to glance my way in irritation. He turned face forward and then did this comical second look, but any hello we got was drowned out by Alice shrieking. My sister’s youngest wasn’t the quietest of children, confident like her mom, and she threw herself at me and clung to my neck.
“Kai,” I heard dad say, before he side-hugged me, and I leaned into his hold.
I wanted to cry.
I wasn’t going to cry.
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It takes an impossible Christmas wish for Bailey to find forever love with his brother’s best friend.
Turning twenty-five and still a virgin, Bailey has barely dated, let alone acted on the private fantasies featuring his brother’s best friend, newly retired hockey star, Kai. All he wants is for Kai to love him, but after a summer when Kai’s anger drove them apart, love doesn’t seem possible at all.
When Kai goes home to Wishing Tree, he knows he owes everyone an apology, not least of all to the man he loves. He’s convinced he can be the man Bailey deserves, and he needs to show Bailey how much he’s changed.
The only problem? Bailey has secrets he’s scared will drive Kai away, and Kai is running out of time to convince Bailey that falling in love starts with a wish, and can end up in forever.
The Wishing Tree is a standalone small-town Christmas MM romance with perfect snow, twinkling lights, a first real kiss, a shy virgin with a silken kink, a retired hockey player, and all the Christmas feels.More info →