A Steamy M/M Romance
Author Name: Cali MacKay & Julie Farrell
Book Name: Taken Back
Series: (Taken Series, #1)
Release Date: July 27, 2016
Publisher: Tipsy Goat Press
Cover Artist: Cali MacKay
Pages or Words: 48000 words
Categories: M/M Romance, Fiction
Sometimes you need to go back to your past, in order to move on to your future.
Jax Hunter has spent the last ten years trying to forget his first love Nathan Steele—and the brutal betrayal that derailed everything he’d worked so hard for. Jax has finally gotten his life back together, when Nathan returns to deliver another blow – his company is set to bulldoze the bar he’s built from nothing.
Ever since that summer in high school, Nathan has been denying his feelings for Jax—the only person he’s ever loved. Nathan knows Jax might never forgive him, but when Nathan’s uncle is murdered and Nathan might be next on the hit-list, Jax is the only one he can turn to.
Jax still doesn’t trust Nathan—not with his bar, and for damn sure, not with his heart. But the more time they spend together, the harder it is to resist the undeniable passion between them. Can they overcome their past hurts and learn to trust each other again? Or will another betrayal tear them apart forever?
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Carter and Jax were so close that Carter knew his way around Jax’s kitchen as if it was his own. He came and went like he had every right to be there—like he meant something special to Jax. I was embarrassed to admit it, even to myself, but I was feeling possessive and insecure—and it was fucking pathetic. I’d always been totally in control in business and in relationships, but suddenly the rug was being yanked from beneath me.
The truth was, Jax and Carter were friends as well as lovers, and I was jealous because I wanted that sort of relationship with Jax. I’d never had that type of closeness with anyone since him, and although we’d had it once, it’d been stolen from us by my dad. By society. By myself for not fully standing up for my friend, regardless of how much I thought I’d tried at the time.
I watched Carter move around the kitchen as tunes played on the radio, his muscular form far more agile than I’d expected, though it was clear he was athletic. He popped down the toaster and then strode over to the fridge, tossing me a knowing smile. “Grab a seat, sunshine. Breakfast will be up in just a few.”
Is this what Jax and Carter normally got up to in the morning? It seemed so…easy. And it made me realize that I didn’t have anyone I was this close with. Everyone I knew was tied to work, and it was pathetic to admit, but I didn’t feel like I had any real friends because I was just too busy working all the time. My life revolved around the family business, and any “friends” I had were usually there because I was a good connection to have if they needed something—and if they weren’t kissing my ass, then they were my competition.
Unfortunately, I’d always felt this isolated and alone—except with Jax. He’d been my one true friend at school—the only person I’d felt comfortable with. And I’d been stupid enough to fuck it all up.
Cali’s 10 Top Places She’d Like To Go Before She Dies
1. Norway (especially to see the Northern Lights)
4. (back to)the Scotland (especially the Highlands)
7. Been to Greece, but would like to go back to the islands
8. Bali, Indonesia
9. (back to) Italy
Meet Cali MacKay & Julie Farrell
Cali MacKay and Julie Farrell are romance writers and long-time friends, who have combined their passion for M/M romance to write together, bringing you the steamy stories they've dreamed up. they've had a blast writing them, and hope their passion for the stories will come through in their writing, and you'll enjoy the characters they've brought to life, just as much as they do.
Where to find the authors:
Mailing List: http://www.caliandjuliebooks.com/#!blank/c16fm
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