Blackbird Fly Home

Author: Kendel Duncan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976244049

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Page: 350

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Sometimes life will surprise you Sometimes it will disappoint you Sometimes it will kick you in the balls Sometimes it will make you so happy you feel like you can fly And sometimes, just sometimes, it will do all of those things. The kick in the balls, both literally and figuratively, happened to Noah Pierce a long time ago. Ten years to be exact, when, to cap off a brutal and horrendous four-year relationship with the man who claimed to love him, that man buried a butcher knife in his side. It was the final wound in a seemingly endless cycle of bruises, cuts, breaks, sprains and other things that sent him to the hospital. He thought he was going to die. But when he opened his eyes in that ER room and saw a stranger with kind yet determined eyes looking back at him and with his boyfriend nowhere in sight, Noah knew that life was going to change for him. And it did. For ten years he was stronger, he was better, he was......hollow. He didn't realize that last part until he saw one man. One pair of haunting blue eyes beside the very man who had ruined Noah all those years ago. One pair of frightened eyes. One pair of hollow, hopeless eyes that Noah couldn't have walked away from if he tried.....because someone else hadn't walked away from him all those years ago. Noah didn't realize it at the time, but by saving Jesse Miller from the clutches of his ex, he was going to learn to fly.....

Drake Malone

Black Ops Heroes #1

Author: Kendel Duncan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781508504160

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Page: 524

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Fate - A wonderful happenstance sometimes but other times it feels like a first class ticket on the crazy train and all you can do is laugh like a loon. Two people thrown together by fate's fickle fingers: Drake Malone - rookie CIA agent, grandson of a career CIA man who had told Drake stories when he was a boy about the beautiful girl he would save one day and now here Drake was with his first big case and whose face was staring back at him from the case folder? The granddaughter of his grandfather's CIA partner - what are the odds of that? Dumb f-in luck or fate kicking him in the nut-sack? Amalie Michaels - granddaughter of a CIA man who never told her what he did for a living because he wanted to protect her. Tough as nails and stronger than anything after losing both her parents at a young age. Holding a dangerous secret that she didn't even know she had. And here she was staring at the man who had the exact same face and name as the man she dreamed up in her head when she was in high school who would come one day and heal her broken heart. How was it possible that he was real? Dumb f-in luck or fate bitch-slapping her? Only time will tell if fate has dealt them a cruel hand or the chance of a lifetime. Warning: Contains graphic sexual situations including M/F, M/M and M/M/F. Recommended for adults and people who love scorching hot love. Not a cliffhanger - While this is the first in a series it is an HEA standalone whose characters will continue as secondary characters in other books.

In Fairy Land

A Series of Pictures from the Elf-world

Author: Richard Doyle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's poetry

Page: 62

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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Black Ops Heroes #5

Author: Kendel Duncan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533393418

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Page: 488

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Second chances New beginnings We all would like to have them at some point in our lives. Being plagued with the 'what if I had done it differently?' thoughts and doubts is as normal and natural as breathing. And sometimes we grow and change and finally feel strong enough, confident enough to go after what we want. For the men in Black Ops Heroes, some new, some familiar, these new beginnings and second chances are not something to be taken lightly. These men savor them, bask in them. They grab on to them and never, ever let go. First kisses, gentle touches, whispered words that are heard and taken to heart, apologies spoken, forgiveness silently given drive these men to the love that they so desperately crave. Because to them, these second chances and new beginnings are everything. But are they enough? This is an adult M/M romance with male/male sex. It mentions PTSD, has light BDSM and mentions of past sexual abuse and trauma. It may contain triggers for some. It has HEA (happily ever after) for the main characters in this book but introduces new characters that will be further explored in future books that some may consider that a cliffhanger.

Thunderstorms on the Horizon

Black Ops Heroes #9

Author: Kendel Duncan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981721696

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Page: 414

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Was it possible to go through life with only half of your heart? For Kingston Fisher, who had been doing just that for a year now, the answer was: unfortunately, yes. He'd been doing it so long that having a whole, beating, uncrushed heart was becoming a distant memory. Is a picture always worth a thousand words? Not always, if you don't listen to what they're actually saying. If all you do is look and not hear you'll miss the whole story. For Rowan Bates, not listening was his first mistake. Walking away was his second. He wouldn't survive a third. All King needs to do to right his world, to get back the other half of his heart, to erase the hell of the past year, is talk to Row. All Row has to do is listen. That should be easy, right? For Jaden Payne, life had been nothing but a series of brutal lessons. Beginning with his parents refusing to accept his sexuality: You're confused. Can't possibly be gay. Losing his older brother Westley, someone he'd looked up to, idolized, adored. He took all of the anger inside of him and used it to fuel a dark, dangerous career in the military. He pushed himself far, too far, so far that he became lost - lost to the world and lost to himself. And then he met him. Colby French A man who both turned him on and turned him inside out. A man he was quickly falling in love with. And the man who, as a teenager, had been behind the wheel the night his brother died. The only easy day was yesterday The mantra that Jaden had lived for as long as he could remember. An irony now because of how true it was. Because, yesterday he didn't know Colby French, he didn't know what it was like to hold him, he didn't know what it was like to kiss him, he didn't know what it was like to taste him, he didn't know what it was like to love him. Now he couldn't imagine doing anything else but telling his folks? That would be the hardest thing of all. Four damaged yet strong men, four broken yet beautiful hearts intertwine into two stories, two romances, two epic love stories in one book that will melt your heart

Severe Side Winds Ahead

Author: Kendel Duncan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781547150854

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Page: 450

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Life. Sometime it's easy - smooth and happy and putting a smile on your face. Justice stroked a calloused thumb over Garrett's cheek. "You make me wish I was a better man, butterscotch." Garrett closed his eyes and leaned into Justice's hand, "How could you be? You're already perfect in my eyes." Sometimes it's hard - rough and angry and making the tears fall. "You're going to get through this babe," he whispered into JD's hair. "How do you know?" Brent squeezed his eyes shut as pain lanced through his heart at those words, "Because," he whispered as he pressed his lips to JD's neck, "because I'm going to be here. I'm going to hold you when you can't stand on your own. I'm going to fight for you when your demons become too strong. I'm going to love you when only darkness fills your heart. And I'm going to keep you here, safe, when the storm inside of you is trying to sweep you away." And sometimes it's brutal - vicious and cruel and feeling like it's trying to knock you on your ass. "Yeah, I know. Forgiveness is a heady thing, Cole. Even if it can't bring two people together it can still set you free." These men have been through it, they've experienced all life has to offer.....and then some. They go on, they pick themselves up, dust themselves off and carry on - even if their hearts are empty. They all know that this is the hand that fate has dealt them - to be alone for the rest of their lives - and they've accepted that. But what if they're wrong? What if that bitch, fate, has one more surprise up her sleeve? What if love is what's waiting for them after they fall? What if life has one more surprise for them......a happily ever after..... Join the strong, yet vulnerable men of Black Ops Heroes as they continue on this incredible journey of discovery, some heartache and a whole heaping of love. This book is 97,732 words long and approximately 446 pages. This is an adult M/M romance with male/male sex - a lot of it. It mentions PTSD, has light BDSM and mentions of past and current sexual abuse and trauma. It may contain triggers for some. It has an HEA (happily ever after) for the main characters in this book but introduces new characters that will be further explored in future books that some may consider that a cliffhanger.

Something Like Hail

Author: Jay Bell

Publisher: Jay Bell Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

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Noah Westwood is tired of life on the streets, so he turns to life as an escort, but he’s playing a dangerous game. A secret from his past could turn his new friends into enemies, and he isn’t sure he can perform his duties, especially when he’s more interested in falling in love. Noah is off the streets, but he’ll have to travel down many roads on his quest to find his happily-ever-after.

Storm Clouds Ahead

Black Ops Heroes #2

Author: Kendel Duncan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781514747643

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Page: 520

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Three lost souls. Thrown together by chance, by circumstance, by life. Two men, one woman. Will they combine to make the perfect storm - creating havoc and destruction all around them, destroying everything they touch, including each other? Or will love prevail and give them what they need, what they desire, what they crave? Raine Braddock - tough as nails Park Ranger with a heart bigger than the National Park that she lives in, but also a woman who knows what she needs to make her life complete - and that is more than one man to love her. She can't seem to find men strong enough so she flounders alone, a lost soul in a big park. Paddington 'Mac' McIntyre - Not your typical FBI agent - he's got piercings, tons of tattoos and enough of an Irish temper to have gotten him into trouble more than his fair share of times. But he's also got a dark past - a traumatic upbringing by a strict Catholic father has him fighting his true nature, his basic desire, his need - and it's keeping him angry, confused, lost and unable to find the love that he so desperately needs in his life. Storm Wilson - DEA agent who has never hid his bi-sexual nature from anyone, not even his co-workers, but with his career stalled as he's bumped around from every crap case that his supervisor can seem to find, he's re-thinking his choices and wondering what the hell he's going to do with his completely lost, lonely, messed-up life. A series of events: A murder, an opportunity, a chance - bring these lost souls together. Will the love that they find together be enough or will this stormy life try to rip them apart? Warning - Contains adult subject matter, including graphic language and sex, including: m/f, m/m & m/m/f. It is NOT suitable for younger readers - parental discretion is advised. Reader Advisory - While the main characters in this book do have an HEA, this is a cliffhanger involving some secondary characters. The secondary characters will go on to become the main characters in the next book in the series.

Wind Chill Less Than Zero

Black Ops Heroes #6

Author: Kendel Duncan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537359045

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Page: 540

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Sometimes the paths that life's journeys bring us on are smooth and filled with beautiful times and happy memories. And other times they are filled with difficult times filled with memories you want to forget. And then there are times like these - where you are completely lost, so alone that you don't know how to ever make your way back. So numb that you don't know if you'll ever feel anything again. It is in these times that you find out who you really are - and, if you're lucky, who your greatest love is. In this continuing saga you'll see some familiar faces and meet some new ones. Join Drake Malone as he struggles with his overwhelming grief while still trying to somehow be a dad to his newborn twins and get to know Hunter Nyland, Drake's childhood friend, himself a recent widower - who selfishly drops everything to move in with Drake to help him with his kids, help him through his grief, and, he hopes, help the man to open up his heart again. But can Hunter be what Drake needs or is his fight to save the man that he now realizes he loves not going to be enough? For Riley Miller it's the struggle of being lost in the undercover world, so far buried under the fake identity he's had to wear for the last four years that he no longer really remembers who the real Riley is. Cooper Thompson is just supposed to be Riley's new partner - and maybe a one-night stand too once Coop gets a look at the gorgeous man - because Cooper Thompson is a love 'em and leave 'em kind of guy - he doesn't do relationships......until he meets Riley Miller. Are these two men too lost and broken? Or can these two somehow find each other in the darkness of their souls and find love? This book is 96,574 words long and approximately 533 pages. This is an adult M/M romance with male/male sex. It mentions PTSD, has light BDSM and mentions of past sexual abuse and trauma. It may contain triggers for some. It has HEA (happily ever after) for the main characters in this book but introduces new characters that will be further explored in future books that some may consider that a cliffhanger.

Dense Fog with No Visibility

Black Ops Heroes #7

Author: Kendel Duncan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540690197

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Page: 548

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Where do you go when the world that you thought was perfect is suddenly turned upside down? What do you do when the love you thought would never end suddenly feels like it's dying before your very eyes? What happens when a life best spent alone is suddenly filled with another - one who feels so damn right? What do you do when your entire numb life suddenly feels alive because of one man? What do you do when caring for everyone but yourself is no longer your future because he is there? For Brent and JD it's finding out if the love that they have is strong enough to not only come back from the hell that they've both been through but also emerge stronger on the other side. For bounty hunter Dean Foster - loner, beaten down by a horrendous past that he wears like a second skin - it's meeting Caleb Martinez, a man who is not only strong enough to withstand the verbal barbs that Dean has never been able to stop but Caleb also somehow sees through them to what's really inside Dean's heart. For Hawke Martinez - a man with no patience, no self-worth, and so much fear that he'll be like his cheating bastard of a father that he never even bothers to try with relationships - it's meeting Talon Shafer - a beautiful young man so haunted by his brutal, ugly teenage years that he feels he is broken - and realizing, as he is somehow able to help heal the brutalized man, that maybe Hawke isn't so worthless after all. And for Brodie Jackson, it's learning how to let go after decades of taking care of everyone but himself. Of course, once he meets a man like Nate Fisher, what choice did he have? Join these strong, yet vulnerable men as they continue on this incredible journey of discovery, some heartache and a whole heaping of love. This book is 101,344 words long and approximately 519 pages. This is an adult M/M romance with male/male sex. It mentions PTSD, has light BDSM and mentions of past sexual abuse and trauma. It may contain triggers for some. It has HEA (happily ever after) for the main characters in this book but introduces new characters that will be further explored in future books that some may consider that a cliffhanger.

Film Noir

Author: William Luhr

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405145943

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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"Film noir" refers to a particular cinematic style: a way of lighting, of positioning and moving the camera, the use of an introspective, voice-over narration, reliance on flashbacks that drive the narrative, and a choice of settings: usually a seedy, urban landscape, a world gone wrong.

James Lovelock Et Al

The Earth and I

Author: James Lovelock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836551113

Category: Science

Page: 168

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The big picture An essential illustrated collection of earth and human science for curious minds of all ages "We are buried beneath mountains of fast accumulating data. In such circumstances, this book, rather than adding to the data load, aims to offer real understanding." -James Lovelock Human beings are extraordinary creatures. Intelligent, agile, and curious, we have adapted and invented our way to becoming the most important species on the planet. So great is the extent of our influence, that many speak of a new geological era, the Anthropocene, an age defined by human-induced change to the blue and green globe we call home. Our lofty status comes with responsibility as much as possibility: How should we approach our present and future? What knowledge should we carry with us? Conceived by James Lovelock, inventor of the Gaia theory, this illustrated essay collection brings together an all-star line-up of thinkers and scientists to offer essential understanding about who we are, how we live, and where we might be going. Much as the Gaia theory considers our earth as an integrated whole of living systems, The Earth and I encourages holistic understanding. Across 12 chapters, we take in both the intricate details and immense structures of our species and our planet, from our ever-expanding universe to our minuscule but mighty cells. We see stellar explosions and the layers of life beneath our feet, delve into the neuroscience of decision-making, get to grips with our climate, and contemplate our increasing intimacy with technology. The book's world-class contributors include quantum physicist Lisa Randall, Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist Edward O. Wilson, and Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Eric Kandel. With lively illustrations from British artist Jack Hudson, the result is an inspiration for curious minds young and old, and a trusted tool kit for an informed and enlightened future.

Hurricane Force Winds

Black Ops Heroes #3

Author: Kendel Duncan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781518679087

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Page: 592

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When hurricane force winds hit - things happen fast. And for these six men, fast is an understatement... Connor Braddock - CEO of Braddock Pharmaceuticals and the secret money-man and participant in deep black ops operations - and now newest financial backer of Drake Malone's black ops team. That is until he's kidnapped by.... Cain Perez - 'Ghost' as he's known out in the field. The best at what he does - brutal, detached, a robot - ordered by his main backer to 'shadow' Connor for almost a decade - he makes a split-second decision when he finally has Connor Braddock within reach and kidnaps him without a reason why or a plan in place. What happens next between the two of them could only be described as out-of-control, intense and faster than the winds in a hurricane. Trent Bishop - Connor Braddock's body guard and former Navy Seal, he's with Connor when he's kidnapped but drugged and left in a car on the side of the road - mad at himself for being unable to stop the kidnapping and out of his mind with the feelings the drug has flowing through his system, combining with his total loneliness and meeting the totally hot stranger who comes to his rescue..... Sky Montgomery - ATF agent on yet another suspension, he's brought onto Drake Malone's black ops team only to find, on his very first day, a passed out, incredibly sexy and in need of Sky's help, Trent Bishop. When the two of them come together it's dizzying, crazy, hot, intense and faster than the winds of a hurricane. Diego Lopez - retired Army Ranger and now member of Drake Malone's team, who, after a lifetime of empty, meaningless hookups with women begins to struggle as he questions himself, his life, his sexuality, his everything, until after another drunken night, fate has him passing out in the lap of one... Andre Dyson - long-time friend of Connor Braddock and also one-third owner with Connor and Ben Braddock in a sex club called Sanity. Gorgeous blonde haired, blue eyed Australian surfer boy with an accent that will melt hearts, a face that will turn heads and a body that makes men gasp or weep...or sometimes both. When the beautiful, confused man passes out in his lap he's immediately hit with the need to comfort and teach him until nothing but a smile graces his face. What happens next is consuming, seductive, sensual, patient and faster than the winds of a hurricane. Three men whose hearts are torn open by forces outside of their control and then miraculously put back together by the three men who shelter them in the crazy world they find themselves in. Warning: This book contains adult content, including hot man on man action. Not for anyone under 18. While this book ends with a storyline leading to the next book, it is not a cliffhanger for the characters above - they all get their HEA. The cliffhanger is for the characters in the next book in the series.

Poso Wells

Author: Gabriela Alemán

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 0872867811

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Celebrated Ecuadorian author Gabriela Alemán's first work to appear in English: a noir, feminist eco-thriller in which venally corrupt politicians and greedy land speculators finally get their just comeuppance! "Poso Wells is ironic, audacious, and fierce. But what is it, exactly? A satire? A scifi novel? A political detective yarn? Or the purest reality of contemporary Latin America. It's unclassifiable—as all great books are."—Samanta Schweblin, author of Fever Dream "Poso Wells is brilliant, audacious, doubtlessly playful and at the same time so dark and bitter. A truly unforgettable book."—Alejandro Zambra, author of Multiple Choice "The story is a condemnation not only of the corrupt businessmen and the criminal gangs that rule Poso Wells but also of the violence against women that plagues Latin America's real slums."—The New Yorker "One part Thomas Pynchon, one part Gabriel García Marquez, and one part Raymond Chandler, Alemán’s novel contains mystery, horror, humor, absurdity, and political commentary … A concoction of political thriller and absurdist literary mystery that never fails to entertain."—Kirkus Reviews "A wild, successful satire of Ecuadorian politics and supernatural encounters. … Alemán’s singular voice keeps the ride fresh and satisfying."—Publishers Weekly In the squalid settlement of Poso Wells, women have been regularly disappearing, but the authorities have shown little interest. When the leading presidential candidate comes to town, he and his entourage are electrocuted in a macabre accident witnessed by a throng of astonished spectators. The sole survivor—next in line for the presidency—inexplicably disappears from sight. Gustavo Varas, a principled journalist, picks up the trail, which leads him into a violent, lawless underworld. Bella Altamirano, a fearless local, is on her own crusade to pierce the settlement's code of silence, ignoring repeated death threats. It turns out that the disappearance of the candidate and those of the women are intimately connected, and not just to a local crime wave, but to a multinational magnate's plan to plunder the country's cloud forest preserve. More Praise for Poso Wells: "By expertly weaving multiple narratives around the figure of Vinueza, the hapless (but wealthy!) presidential candidate who resembles so many corrupt (but wealthy!) presidential candidates in the modern history of Ecuador, Gabriela Alemán depicts with verve and humor the horrors and absurdities of a society intent on perpetuating itself."—Mauro Javier Cardenas, author of The Revolutionaries Try Again "Gabriela Alemán has a rhythm worth watching … she does something unexpected, things fly apart, she leaps into the void, and you think, 'there's no way she can pull this off'—but no, everything fits together, falls into place, flows, and the story goes on."—Pedro Mairal, author of The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra "This compulsively readable book is Gabriela Alemán’s debut as a novelist in the English-language. Sparklingly original, full of dry wit, and deliciously suspenseful, Poso Wells could well earn Gabriela Alemán a cult following.”—Jon Lee Anderson, author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life, Guerrillas: Journeys in the Insurgent World, and The Fall of Baghdad

For the Living

Author: L. A. Witt

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535197410

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Page: 278

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For the last year, Jay Warren has struggled to find the nerve to tell his wife he's gay. Every time he gets the chance, though, he freezes up. He's ashamed of hiding it all this time and he doesn't want to hurt her, and the guilt has been almost unbearable. When his wife dies suddenly, Jay's conscience threatens to eat him alive. Funeral director Scott Lawson deals with the bereaved every day, and he's all too familiar with the inside of the closet. He offers Jay some much-needed compassion and understanding, and from that connection comes a friendship that quickly-perhaps too quickly-turns into something more. But are grief, guilt, and loneliness the only things tying them together? Or will Scott get fed up with being used as an emotional crutch before Jay realizes what he has? This word novel was previously published.

Love After Chaos

Author: Dara Nelson,Wilde Designs

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548204853

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Page: 340

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Sometime love happens when you're not looking for it A jaded and damaged former porn star living with HIV, going through life with a series of 'friends' because you believe you can't ever love or be loved by anyone. A single, straight man with a diagnosis he never in a million years thought he'd have. A chance meeting and they both realize that this really could be something more, something amazing, something....life changing. What would you do? If you're these men, you grab on as tight as you can, you fight with everything you've got and when that doesn't seem like enough, when things seem to be slipping through your fingers.....you dig deep to try and find some way to fight even more. "Connor?" Tony whispered as he threaded their fingers together. "Yeah?" "I'm falling too. But I'm ready to hang on tight and see where we land together." Because they're worth it, they both are. And together they hope to both find that it is possible to find love after this chaos. This is an adult M/M romance intended for readers over 18. It has an HEA (happily ever after) for the main characters in this book with no cheating.