Today's teaser comes from The Wishing Tree.

Unedited excerpt – releasing 10 December

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“Hey,” the voice said again, and this time I couldn’t avoid turning, and came face to face with the man who chased my dreams with the love my teenage self had for him.

Kai Buchanan.

He stepped off the path, and the lights strung along the trail were so bright that I could see his curiously colored eyes, his lips, the way his cheeks and nose were a little red already, a woolen hat pulled low over his brow. My heart started again, but I was struck dumb. How long had he been standing here? What was he doing here?

What did I say?

“You have some…” he touched his lips, and I stared, unable to say anything, desperately wishing that I wasn’t right here in front of him. He smiled at me, removed a glove, and then reached out to wipe a finger next to my lip. “Cream,” he murmured, and then looked at his finger with a bewildered expression, probably not sure what to do with the cream, before sucking his finger and slipping his glove back on.

Oh my holy fucking hell.

My brain short circuited, it was as simple as that, and I must have let out a sound, because he stared at me curiously, and I was lost for something to say. I took a step back and stumbled, and he nearly caught me, but I evaded his hold and righted myself. I don’t know how many times I wished he would catch me the way he’d done under the oak, but to have him touch me now was impossible.

“It’s good to see you,” he whispered, as if the admission was too secret to have people hear.

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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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