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Book Cover: Light in the Dark Night
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Light in the Dark Night

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Reverend Jonathon Neiland gets his wish a decade in the making and finally the Paul D. Regelo Center for LGBT Youth is up and running. He knows things will never be easy, but then he never expects them to be. All he asks is that the Lord be on his side while he takes care of his kids.

Court Brecker has been through his own brand of hell and strives every day to be the best he can be, but he never expects to find a runaway on the streets, nor to take him to Jonathon’s center. Never one to get in too deep with anyone or anything, to his surprise he finds himself enjoying his time both with Aiden and Jonathon. They develop a deep friendship and for the first time in his life, he has someone to rely on who also relies on him.

While Brecker tries to understand the new feelings he’s battling, Jonathon runs into more and more stress, especially when Aiden is removed from the shelter forcefully. He’s never doubted that the Lord has a plan for them and when they are attacked from without and everything seems dark, He opens the door to show them the light.

Excerpt: (Jonathon is at Brecker’s apartment watching a football game)

Once locked inside the nicest bathroom he’d ever been in, he leaned his hands on the countertop and took a few deep breaths. You can do this, Jonathon. He’s just a guy. A friend. Someone who has helped the shelter incredibly. Just because he’s gorgeous and sweet and, well, hot does not mean you have to lose all sense of decorum.

His body disagreed on that last part. Though it definitely agreed that Brecker was hot. However, Jonathon was a master of his own reactions. With Brecker not next to him, he was able to mentally relax and focus until his body was in a completely relaxed state. Once he was calm, he used the toilet, washed his hands, and patted his cheeks down with cold water.

When he went back to the living room, he sat further away.

“You okay?” Brecker asked after a moment and Jonathon turned to him in confusion. “You’re sweating. Is it too hot in here? I can open a window. With being up so high, I never have to have the heat on. I get all the residual heat from the floors below.”

“I splashed my face,” Jonathon said, hoping his cheeks weren’t turning the fire engine red that would reflect the heat he felt. “But a little fresh air would be nice.”

A large set of floor to ceiling windows ran along one wall. Two large ones would have opened inward and possibly let the snow in. But Brecker opened a bottom one out and cool air quickly flowed into the room without allowing the snow inside as well. “That’s better.”

Brecker looked over and smiled. Jonathon’s heart sped up as he looked at him. He’d never felt anything like this. Ever. What he’d felt for Paul had been passionate and fun and all the emotions of a young man. The reactions he had to Brecker were much more intense. Fuller, with more depth than he imagined existed. Mature emotions that hit him at a level he’d never realized were there. Brecker was handsome and stunning physically, but it was the inner man that pulled at Jonathon like a magnet. He had lived and experienced and rose above much of his youth. And yet he never denied it. Instead, he embraced that as part of who he was.

Aiden was right. The man was a hero.

A hero Jonathon wanted to kiss.

“Want some more lemonade?” Brecker asked, breaking him out of his reverie.

“Water would be good.”

“One water coming up.”

After Brecker disappeared into the kitchen, Jonathon sent out a quick prayer.

Lord, help me. I think I’m falling for a straight guy. He’s wonderful and you used him to help make the shelter the success it is. But he’s coming to mean more to me. I think it’s probably just from years of abstaining from dating, but I don’t know what to do about it. I can’t pull away from the friendship as explaining it would make things worse. And the fact is, I don’t want to pull away. But I can’t keep this up. Someday I’m going to lose control and kiss him out of the blue and that’s going to make it worse. So much worse.

Before he could continue, Brecker walked back in, two tall glasses of ice water in his hands. Once he sat back down and tuned into the game, Jonathon finished his prayer.

I don’t want to lose his friendship, Lord. It’s as good as the one I have with Rolf. Please help me figure out how to beat the attraction.

Book Cover: Light in the Dark Night
Available at:

Light in the Dark Night

Published:

Reverend Jonathon Neiland gets his wish a decade in the making and finally the Paul D. Regelo Center for LGBT Youth is up and running. He knows things will never be easy, but then he never expects them to be. All he asks is that the Lord be on his side while he takes care of his kids.

Court Brecker has been through his own brand of hell and strives every day to be the best he can be, but he never expects to find a runaway on the streets, nor to take him to Jonathon’s center. Never one to get in too deep with anyone or anything, to his surprise he finds himself enjoying his time both with Aiden and Jonathon. They develop a deep friendship and for the first time in his life, he has someone to rely on who also relies on him.

While Brecker tries to understand the new feelings he’s battling, Jonathon runs into more and more stress, especially when Aiden is removed from the shelter forcefully. He’s never doubted that the Lord has a plan for them and when they are attacked from without and everything seems dark, He opens the door to show them the light.

About the Author:
Bree is a best-selling inspirational romance author. Xe identifies as non-normative, multi-gender and believes in love in all forms and that happily ever afters come in many ways. Whether in a romance or a non-romance, in xys stories, love conquers all.

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