TITLE – Break SERIES (& Book #) – Hard Hit#6 AUTHOR – Charity Parkerson GENRE – GBLT Romance PUBLICATION DATE – April 18, 2016 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 239 pages PUBLISHER – Punk & Sissy Publications COVER ARTIST – Charity Parkerson
Noah’s career means everything to him. That is, until he loses his true everything.
Noah has been in love with his best friend, Troy, for as far back as he can remember. There is no one else he can picture spending his life with. After signing a contract with the Blue Fires, Noah heads to New Orleans, ready to start his new life as a pro hockey player. With the career he’s always dreamed of having in his hands and the man he’s always loved in his bed, Noah thinks everything is golden.
But nothing could prepare Noah for how being the star player would change his life. Each time he finds a reporter’s mic underneath his nose, Noah can’t stop himself from pushing Troy farther away, making Troy the dirty secret. That is, until the day Troy has had enough.
With Troy gone, Noah can’t find his footing, but neither does he have the words to fix the things he’s broken. No matter how many times Noah picks up the phone, fear stops him from saying all the words he’s avoided. Until a single call and a tragic accident changes everything.
“He arrived at St. Luke’s Medical Center… Labels no longer counted. Opinions were out the window. Nothing mattered any longer.”
Hurt, anger, and bitterness have Noah throwing back the curtain, showing the world his every secret. But is it too little too late?
The liquor had been flowing freely all night long. Troy and Noah made sure they drank their fill before stumbling back to their hotel room. Noah had always sworn that if he landed a pro contract, they’d spend the weekend partying in Vegas. Staying true to his word, four hours after signing with the New Orleans Blue Fires, he’d booked two roundtrip tickets for Troy and himself.
For two days now, they’d done everything two single men in their early twenties were expected to do in a place that promised to keep their secrets. Tomorrow, they’d head back to Phoenix. The day after that, Noah would board a seven a.m. flight to New Orleans—his new home. It had been a bittersweet weekend.
A wave of sadness washed over Noah as he fell across the hotel bed next to Troy. They’d been best friends for as far back as Noah could remember. For the first time in his life, he would start a new adventure without Troy by his side.
“I can’t believe, even after learning you’re a famous hockey player, none of those bitches wanted to leave with us.”
Noah snorted at Troy’s claim. “If you have to explain to people that I’m famous, they’re not likely to believe you.”
He felt more than saw Troy shrug.
“Still. It would’ve been nice if at least one would’ve taken the bait.”
A bark of laughter escaped Noah. “What’s the matter, dude? Are you working on a set of blue balls after all the strippers?” As if they’d planned it, they both turned their heads at the same time. Troy’s bottle green eyes shined with mirth.
Noah’s mouth went dry at the sight. He tried chalking it up to the alcohol. After all, the liquid warming his skin already had the room spinning and kept loosening his tongue. “You can jerk one out if you’d like. No judgments here. Hell, I might join you.”
Troy’s mouth turned up in one corner into a mocking smile, but his eyes told a different story. While holding Noah’s gaze, Troy slid his zipper down. It sounded unnaturally loud in the otherwise silent room. Noah’s heart rate kicked up. Blood pounded in his ears. It took everything he possessed not to drop his gaze and check out the goods. If Vegas really was the town of secrets, then they were in the right place. Troy was Noah’s deepest, darkest secret, and biggest fantasy.
Charity Parkerson is an award winning and multi-published author with several companies. Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters.
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