Houston is going to be free through Saturday so this is the best time to grab the audiobook if you’ve been thinking about jumping in to those.
Rethinking Fate is now live! Miles and Sean are so cute together and had such a sweet start; I can’t wait to see what you think about their story. Miles was so worn out and overwhelmed that even from the very beginning I knew his book would be different.
One of my favorite things about him is that he’s very openminded with his patients. So it’s not surprising that the same tendency carried over into his personal life too. I just wasn’t sure how it would all come together. I think that you’ll love his story and how even though he’s confident and focused on his career, he still understands the draw of letting everything go and having his Daddy be in charge.
The preorder for Dr. Sheppard’s book is finally up, and I’m so excited to show you Rethinking Fate. Even from the very beginning when he made an appearance in Secrets in the Dark, he was always very reserved and kept his personal life to himself. He never hid the fact that he was little, but otherwise, he was very quiet…frustratingly so sometimes.
I’m a big believer in getting help when you need it, so as the books went on, I pulled him out several more times when it was clear I had characters who needed someone safe to talk to. I honestly never thought people would want his story, so when I started to go back and look at how he fell in love, it was an interesting experience.
To me, Dr. Sheppard was this quiet man who was happy and had a bit of a hidden funny side, but that was it. Figuring out how he got to be the man I’m familiar with was an interesting experience. This is a slow burn romance with a few fun cameos from some familiar faces.
I can’t wait to see what you think of Miles and his sexy artistic Daddy, Sean. Here’s a peek at the first part of the book.
“You ask him. You’re the one who’s curious.” Bryan’s whispered voice held an edge of panic, but since it was Kevin egging him on, I thought that was to be expected.
“But you’re the one who’s little, so you should ask.” Kevin seemed to be trying to convince Bryan that his logic was sound, but there was obviously some debate over that.
“This isn’t my idea. I don’t even know why I’m listening to you.” Bryan’s voice was clearly stressed but since he seemed more likely to hit Kevin than pass out, I didn’t step in. “You’re a nuisance, and I’m going to tell Jeremy you’re driving me crazy.”
Kevin just giggled. “Good, I haven’t been spanked in days.”
Bryan groaned. “I don’t need to know that.”
Kevin giggled again.
“Let’s just go.” Evidently whatever Kevin was trying to talk Bryan into wasn’t sounding like such a good idea anymore.
But Kevin was persistent.
“You’re going to feel ridiculous if you chicken out now.” There was a pause, and I knew more than likely Kevin had hugged his still-nervous friend. “Besides, it’s just a question, it’s not like you have to do anything.”
“But what if he thinks it’s stupid or too personal?” Bryan’s voice dipped quieter, but I heard his nerves even more clearly.
“Then he’ll politely tell us that, but the chances of that are slim. We’re not asking about him, just about it in general.”
Now they both had me curious.
Bryan sometimes stayed late at the end of the day and came in to talk to me about things because it generally took him a while to work up to it. He wasn’t technically my patient anymore, but he needed someone to talk to occasionally. Bryan was so much more confident about what he wanted and who he was than when I’d first met him, but sometimes his worries still got the best of him.
Kevin, on the other hand, loved dragging him out of his shell.
Sometimes they were an odd match for best friends, but they complemented each other perfectly. Each didn’t judge the other; they even helped bring out each other’s best qualities.
“This is stupid.” Bryan sighed.
Evidently Kevin had won.
I turned back to my desk, pretending to focus on the blank paperwork in front of me as a knock sounded and Kevin’s head popped around the door. He gave me an innocent smile that I’d very early on learned was completely fake. “Do you have a moment?”
“Of course.” Sometimes keeping a neutral expression around them was entirely too difficult.
“Great.” As he stepped into the room, I saw that he had a death grip on Bryan’s hand and was visibly dragging him into the room. But since I’d seen Bryan stand up to his overbearing best friend before, I wasn’t worried for him—Kevin’s health was clearly in jeopardy, however.
Bryan looked like he wanted to deck him.
I hope you’ve been enjoying Jay and Logan in Untouched. Jay is the most innocent and least worldly character I’ve written, but his internal monologue is so funny. I love characters with a unique perspective, and those two are both so interesting.
Another character with a very different perspective that’s getting his own book soon is Dr. Sheppard. When he first popped up in Secrets in the Dark, I never expected readers to be so curious about him. Once he showed up in the Pieces series and in the Loving series (the Too Close books), it was time to give him his own story.
His book, Rethinking Fate, will be out on April 19. The preorder for Rethinking Fate will be up on April 14. It has some fun cameos from people you’ve met before, and while most of the book takes place ten years in the past, it opens and closes in the present to give you a peek into what Dr. Sheppard is thinking when he talks to Bryan and Kevin. I’m so excited for this book to come out so you can finally get to know Miles and his Daddy.