Today's teaser comes from The Wishing Tree.

Unedited excerpt – releasing 10 December

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I think Archie left then, or maybe he stood and stared at me longer—I didn’t know, because I tipped my head back and closed my eyes, waiting for the gentle medicated numbness where there’s no worry about my injuries, or my career. Sleep washed over me as the meds I’d taken with my pumpkin spiced late started to take effect.

Then the dream started all over again. A scarlet ribbon, pale gray eyes, a soft shy smile, and a whisper of silk, and I was right back under The Wishing Tree holding Bailey Haynes as he stumbled in the snow.  My dreams filled in details of the shy, quiet, sweet man that Bailey had become, and the way my heart expanded with emotion whenever I saw him. We hardly ever spoke, not about anything serious, but in my dreams, I spoke to him about silk, and I always kissed him. A soft brush of our lips that was everything I couldn’t have then, and everything my dreams told me I needed now. I dreamed about the man he’d grown to become, shy, quiet, always smiling though, and with such life in his eyes. I wanted to be near him whenever I went home, I wanted to talk to him, hug him.

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The Wishing Tree

The Wishing Tree

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.


NOTE

The pre-order is available on all parties except for Amazon. The book will release wide, including Amazon on 10 December, and will very quickly go into KU as its release is so close to Christmas. Please email me, rj@rjscott.co.uk if you have any questions.

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