Not scruffy enough #WipItUp #MMRomance #FalconPointe #glbt #lgbt #DD

WIPsideimageHappy #WipItUp Wednesday! I keep forgetting to sign up for this bloghop. But I remembered this week. Go me! 🙂

It’s June! Everyone got their swimming suits and SPF 1000 ready? What? Am I the only person whose skin is so white it can be seen from the satellites? I burn far too easily.

So, my new release came out on May 23rd and I love Rafe and Levlin’s story. If you haven’t read any of my Men of Falcon Pointe M/M DD Romance series, each book is about a new couple and can be read independently, but you’ll be meeting the couples from books 1 & 2 in this book. I think You’ll love their stories too 🙂

I’ve flipped back and forth on snippets. I’m giving you a bite of when Nephi decided to become Rafe.

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“A guy I know,” Nephi said as they sat down with their pizza, “suggested I kind of create a new identity here, one that’s uniquely me away from the whole Mormon thing.”

Finn pulled a slice out of the pie and nodded. “Makes sense to me. At home I’m Finnean, and I definitely don’t wear these kinds of clothes. I got the piercings last year, which my parents didn’t like but they accepted. Mom almost had a heart attack when she saw me this morning. I dyed my hair last night. It’s usually dark brown. But it might make you feel more comfortable just being this new you if you weren’t Nephi Norton, Mormon boy.”

Nephi took a huge bite of a slice. “Bastien suggested going by my middle name, but I don’t know if I’d remember enough if someone called that name out.”

“What’s your middle name?”

“Rafe.”

Finn ate another mouthful, staring at him for a while, and then spoke. “You’re not scruffy enough to be a Rafe.”

Nephi took another bite of pizza and snickered. “What? So I should wear tanks and have tattoos or something?”

The way his roommate’s eyes lit up made him want to backpedal. “Awesome. Rugged. Bad boy. You’ll need to grow some scruff. You definitely need stubble. Maybe a stud, but only in one ear. The whole motorcycle vibe with torn jeans and a cool-ass tat on one shoulder. You could rock it as Rafe.”

Nibbling on the pizza bone—or as other people called it, the crust—Nephi wanted to argue. But the idea was kind of fascinating. A whole new him. Could Nephi Norton pull off such a change? The more he thought of it, the more it enticed him. “Do you really think I could pull that off?” he asked as they left the restaurant.

“I think so. Just having the look down will help. Your hair needs a new do as well. If we started tomorrow, by Monday, you could officially be Rafe.” Finn grinned, and he looked as excited at the change as Nephi was beginning to be.

“It’s gonna get too cold to show off a tattoo,” he mused aloud.

“Tank underneath, unbuttoned white shirt over the top. It will hint at the tattoo through the cloth—which is even better. Plus,” he added, “get it in the right place and you could cover it with T-shirts at home.”

“Good point.”

They chatted about it all the way back to the dorm, and when they got into their room, Finn pulled up a website Nephi had never heard of. “This will help you create a look for yourself. It’s how I created this.” He waved at his clothes.

They stayed up until midnight, going over several different possibilities. When they finally went to bed, Nephi found it difficult to sleep. Could he do it? Be one person at school and a completely different one when he went to visit his parents? Even with a little doubt at the edge of his mind, he decided he had to try. That’s why he came all the way there. He wanted to be him, and Nephi wasn’t sure who he was. If bad-boy Rafe didn’t work out, he was sure he could make a couple changes.

The next day couldn’t come fast enough.

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Eighteen-year-old Nephi Norton goes to Falcon Pointe University to find himself. Away from his conservative family, he hopes to discover if his attraction to men is the real deal. Encouraged to be someone a little different, he starts using his middle name. “Rafe” quickly makes friends, some of whom use a paddle to dispense caring discipline, and he lives it up—until midterms hit and he realizes he’s flunking statistics class.

When Scotland native Éigneachán Jackson Levlin offers to help, Rafe is eager to accept—not only because Levlin is a psychologist, but also because he’s out and proud and hot as hell.

As their relationship heats up, Rafe decides to spend one last Christmas with his family before he tells them. When his little sister outs him to his siblings, they turn out to be fully supportive, and he takes heart—until he introduces Levlin to his father, who brutally dismisses both of them. Now Rafe must come to peace with his father’s rejection or risk losing Levlin—and all he has become at Falcon Pointe—forever.

And now, on with some more amazing snippets. Go on. You know you wanna read them.

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