Hi guys, we have Nicole Colville popping in today with the tour for her newest release Double Dealing, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and click that giveaway link ❤ ~Pixie~
A Marriage of Inconvenience
Caught in a messy merger with the mounting pressure to close a multi-million dollar deal, business mogul Ryder Granger finds things are more hostile than the average takeover, but he’s not just interested in acquiring the lucrative Lyon coffee chain. He has an entirely more personal motive hidden beneath his cool exterior and designer suit.
Trace Lyon believes the merger with B&G could be the way out of the closet his strict Southern father keeps him locked in, but there’s one big problem. Ryder Granger is everything Trace wants, and everything his father despises. Two years ago, they shared one incredible night together, but despite the connection and the intense heat, both walked away.
With the deal falling through, Ryder brings an unexpected offer to the table — a more personal type of merger between the two rival families, one Trace is dead against. After all, an arranged marriage in New York in 2016… That could never work out. Taking control in the only way he can, Trace agrees to marry Ryder, but secretly plots to double deal both his father and Ryder. He just has to get this whole absurd wedding out of the way first and ignore how happy Ryder makes him feel.
There are questions he’s hesitant to ask, however. Is Skye a man or a woman? And, what does it mean that he doesn’t really care?
Previously published under the Confidential Encounters Anthology with 30,000 new additions to read.
With the breeze blowing through his hair and over his naked body, Trace moved from the balcony and the cool air back into the hotel suite. It wasn’t his hotel room. It wasn’t even his hotel. He vaguely remembered what it was called, but by the time he’d arrived at three in the morning, his mind had been focused on something — or someone — else entirely.
Trace sat on a high back reading chair positioned to the side of the large bed, leaning forward and resting his forearms on his knees as he gazed at the sleeping figure sprawled over it. The cream sheets, tangled from their wild night together, were coiled around the strong thighs and muscular torso of the raven-haired man who’d played his body like this was the most recent night in a long line of nights they’d spent together, rather than their first.
Meeting anyone at the Memphis business conference was far from his mind when he’d set off from Atlanta yesterday morning, but as soon as Trace met Ryder’s eyes from across the packed lobby, there was no denying what they both needed.
Being surrounded by his strict, homophobic, Southern father’s friends hadn’t been enough to keep Trace locked in his closet like so many other occasions, and he’d taken a step outside and breathed in the freedom Ryder offered him. Though careful over how close they appeared during the meal, Trace had talked to the tall businessman in a way which only the freedom of a stranger offered.
One hour turned into two, two into four, and before they knew it, the evening was long gone and they were sitting under the full moon, the cool breeze soothing their hot bodies, the large trees in the well maintained gardens of the hotel offering them privacy while they chatted.
He’d never had such intimate conversations, never voiced his fears or anger so vividly to anyone. Ryder was so understanding, so open and honest. Trace had never met anyone like the sexy New Yorker and was drawn to him in a way which shook him to the core. He’d dreamed of meeting a man like him all his adult life, and at the age of twenty four, Trace had found him.
One night shouldn’t be enough to know when you’d found the one, but if Trace were truly honest with himself, he knew the moment their eyes met.
They made love, screwed, fucked — whatever you’d prefer to call it, they’d done it. Wrapped in each other’s arms, sated and worn out, they’d watched the sun rise over the horizon through the open French doors, fighting off sleep so they could spend every moment of their short lived meeting together.
Trace connected to Ryder. Connected physically, emotionally, intellectually. They fit together like two halves of the same coin, and Trace wasn’t alone with his feelings. Ryder shared them too, admitting he’d waited all his life to find that connection and didn’t want to lose it.
It would be difficult. Trace’s family would no doubt disown him, leave him with nothing. Nothing except the man laid not four feet from him. After only knowing Ryder for twelve hours, it was insane to consider stepping out of the closet and openly telling the world he was gay.
The fear coated his tongue like molasses, and though Trace wanted to take that chance, he knew it meant losing everything else. His professional and personal life was tied to his father, and leaving home didn’t just mean leaving behind his parents, it meant losing his job, losing the tie to their family-run business, and leaving it without an heir. Two hundred years of history bore down on Trace’s shoulders, causing them to ache, and he stood up, rubbing them as he pondered what to do next.
Nicole grew bored being a supermodel genius who worked part time for NASA, and decided to take a break from helping solve the mysteries of the universe with Stephen Hawkins to write m/m romance.
She has a loving relationship with her hubby of twenty years, and has achieved a lot in her short life considering she’s only eighteen. She has fourteen dogs of all different breeds, plus twenty cats, and when she’s not tending to their every need, and solving complex math problems, she loves to sew and can be often found knitting in the garden, which she maintains all by herself with her magical green fingers.
Finding time to make all of her own clothing and master the kitchen better than Gordon Ramsey, she’s also a vegan domestic goddess and can often be found cooking up a storm bare foot in her kitchen.
Okay, so that’s not true, especially the cooking part, though I do tend to be bare foot and I swear like Gordon does while burning my latest creation — and I still think NASA will be getting in touch. Any day now!! *crosses fingers* I could sooo do that job because I’m so obviously awesome, but until they do…
I’m a full time author of M/M Romance and Erotica, and somehow I have several bestselling books under my belt. I’ve been writing for four years, and I self publish all my work under Hidden Pleasures Publishing along with my amazing team of helpers in the form my cover designer Kellie Dennis, editor Jessica McKenna, and all of my beta readers and PA’s.
I’m a wife to my beloved hubby and mother to two young girls, and I do in fact have two cats who I adore, but no dog, as the hubby put his foot down. I live in Leeds in the North of England and I love it, despite the terrible weather.
My men are all seeking what everyone is, true love mixed with passion and their own happy-ever-after full of laughter and tears.