This week, I’m giving you another snippet from A Good Family Man, a m/m DD romance from the Corbin’s Bend series which will be out on August 6th. I gave you a snippet introducing you to Jack a few weeks ago. How about meeting Josh (though technically you did ‘meet’ him in His Damsel In Distress)?
“Please, Uncle Josh?” the little cute pout pointed up at him might fool someone else, but Josh Martin had spent far too many years around the child to buy into it. Besides, he actually had something exciting to do today.
“Sorry, squirt,” he said, ruffling her hair and grinning at her indignant squeal. “I’m set to move into my new house today and my new job starts soon. You wouldn’t want me to miss out on that, would you?”
His niece Sheila shook her head. “No,” she whispered in a small voice. “But when are you gonna come visit?” Her lips trembled and this time she wasn’t fooling. Squatting next to her, he pulled her into a tight hug.
“Corbin’s Bend is only an hour away, Shay. When I’m not working, I promise to come down when I can. Since I’m no longer slaving away for the hospital, I should have more time on my hands.”
“To hopefully find himself a boyfriend.” The teasing voice of his twin sister made him turn and roll his eyes. Jaylee laughed. “Well, don’t you think it’s time?” When he didn’t respond, she repeated the question, “What do you think, Shay? Isn’t it time Josh found Mr. Right?”
“Yeah!” Sheila squealed, jumping back and clapping her hands. “Find Mr. Right and I can be a flower girl at your wedding.” Her huge smile, which just increased the beautiful roundness of her cheeks almost melted his heart. What he wouldn’t give to be able to promise her that would happen, but he had not done well in the dating department before. In fact, he’d always chosen men who were, quite honestly, assholes. It always started out with him thinking they were wonderfully dominant and ended with him either shoving them out the door or cowering behind a door until they left. Reaching up to his jaw, he had distinct memories of his last boyfriend whose parting shot was a fist to his face.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Corbin’s Bend
Release date: August 6. 2015
Jack Carmichael’s natural instinct is to take care of people. In his job as a U.S. Marshal, he has done that for 25 years. Unfortunately, being married to his job has left his love life in tatters. Now classified unfit for duty, he retires and comes home to Colorado to figure things out. Dominant and used to taking control like his brother Brent, he has never been interested in spanking. Until a cute Nurse Practitioner catches his attention.
Josh Martin feels lucky. He’s not only accepted into Corbin’s Bend, but he’ll be working at the brand new Corbin’s Bend Medical Clinic as its only Nurse Practitioner. At thirty-two, he figures this is his last-ditch attempt at finding a dominant partner who isn’t abusive. He finds more than his share of dominant men in Corbin’s Bend, not the least of which are the Carmichael brothers. Brent’s dominance is both comforting and unnerving, Jack’s turns him on.
Josh is unlike any submissive male Jack has encountered and when the younger man asks him out, he decides to give it a go. One day of fun turns into two, three…until Jack, with more failed relationships than he can count in his past and unsure he can be the head of house Josh needs, leaves, burying himself once again in work. Forced to see the error of his decision, he puts aside the worries that have plagued him for months and returns to Corbin’s Bend. To become the good family man he wants to be, he has to earn back Josh’s trust and truly take on a role he’s never considered before: head of a loving discipline household.
And now on with more WIPs…