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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Everything's Coming Up Roses by Barry Lowe

Everything's Coming Up Roses: Four Tales of M/M Romance by Barry Lowe
Gay Erotic Romance
Paperback: 276 pages
Publisher: Lydian Press (September 30, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1909934828
ISBN-13: 978-1909934825
Amazon: Everything's Coming Up Roses: Four Tales of M/M Romance
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Four pairs of lovers get their Happily Ever After. THE DAY OF THE CLIFFORDS Can a teenage crush ever develop into the ‘real thing’? When the teenage Clifford brothers, Jerry and Matt, spend their summer holidays next door, fellow teen, Sam Dempsey, develops a romantic crush on Jerry, although the guilty secret they share will eventually tear their friendship apart. When Sam and the Cliffords meet up again ten years later, can anything be salvaged? CHRISTMAS IN JULY Kauko Sallinen has fled his native Finland for the warmer climes of Australia, where he hopes to find himself a bronzed Aussie to complete the picture. But he slips during a bush walk, injuring his foot and confining his movements. But things aren’t all bad when the doctor who calls to attend his injury is exactly what Kauko ordered, except the doc has a secret that could bring their budding relationship to its knees. THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE CUDDLY Sheriff Haskell keeps the itinerant cowboys and the girls of Miss Kitty’s cathouse away from the god-fearing families of Headstone, but the fragile peace is threatened with the arrival of a handsome, young Italian by the name of Benedetto, who the cowboys take to calling Bernadette. HE WON’T SEND ROSES Christopher runs a florist shop on the dangerous side of town, so he knows he's about to die when a loud motorbike pulls up outside and a behemoth of man, heavily tattooed and muscled like a steroid freak, strides through the front door.

This one really surprised me! Each story was centred around wonderful characters. The love stories were just about perfect. The second tale, in particular - Christmas in July - had me in floods of tears about Oliver's death. Really consummate writing from a new author to me.

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