Hello everyone! Gemini Keeps Capricorn is out and we have an exclusive excerpt and awesome giveaway for you!
Sometimes, one stubborn Capricorn is all it takes…to drive Wesley Hidaka to crazy, flirtatious lengths.
Wesley loves annoying his RA Lloyd Reynolds. He just can’t help it. Lloyd is focused, decisive, grounded. He has this amusing ability to follow rules.
Of course Wesley wants Lloyd to break one…or three hundred.
Sometimes, one diabolically grinning Gemini is all it takes…to have Lloyd laying down the law and marching Wesley straight back to his dorm room.
It doesn’t stop Wesley teasing again. And again. And again…
But damn. Lloyd doesn’t crack easily. He’s full of principles. He’s unshakable.
He’s the perfect friend to have when Wesley needs help. Like with his truant brother and his old high school principal.
Sometimes, one little lie is all it takes… to find Wesley fake-engaged to his off-limits RA.
What can he say? It seemed like a good idea in the moment . . .
“Gemini Keeps Capricorn” serves up a double shot of cluelessness, with a side of rock’n’roll and topped with a slow burn HEA. It can be read as a standalone.
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Gemini Keeps Capricon, book 3 in the Signs of Love series, tells the love story of Wesley, a Gemini, and Lloyd, a Capricorn. But besides being a opposites-attract, friends-to-lovers romance, this is also the story of Wesley’s fight for his mother’s acceptance as an out gay guy – even going to the extreme of making Lloyd his fake fiancée to show her that this not just a phase, but the real him. See more of Wesley and Lloyd in this exclusive excerpt. Gemini Keeps Capricorn is out now!
Wesley gripped Lloyd’s hand, sweating like no-one’s business. The December wind whipping around them did nothing to cool him down, and Christmas lights beamed down on them like an interrogation.
“Mom! We’re here,” he blurted as soon as the door opened.
“I see that,” she said, eyes jumping between the two of them and their joined hands. She focused on Lloyd. “You’re my son’s fiancé?”
Lloyd’s hand twitched as though his first response would have been to shake her hand. He pumped their palms together instead. “Pleased to meet you.”
Mom beckoned them inside, and Wesley reluctantly let Lloyd go so they could take off their jackets.
“So,” she said, sizing up Lloyd from shoe to shirt. “You’re gay.”
“You don’t look very gay.”
“Mom,” Wesley warned.
Lloyd assumed the expression he reserved for rule-breaking residents. “I don’t look very patient either, but let me assure you I am.” His gaze flickered to Wesley.
Wesley owed Lloyd big time. He flashed him an appreciative, somewhat sheepish smile.
“We should get to the dining table,” Mom said and moved into the next room. “Ham and eggplant salad doesn’t eat itself.”
Wesley scrunched his nose. “I wish it would.”
“You can sit on that side of the table.” Mom pointed Lloyd to the end of the table, far from Wesley’s usual spot.
Wesley bristled. “He’s sitting next to me, where I can grope him under the table.”
“Wesley!” His mom gasped, affronted, while Lloyd gently chuckled.
“Someone call for deliverance from an uncomfortable situation?” Caleb asked, entering the room in a reindeer hat. “Where do you want me?”
“Between them,” his mom murmured.
“Across from us,” Wesley said.
Mom picked up a wine bottle and poured two glasses. “Lloyd,” she said tightly, “Would you like some red wine?”
“No, thank you.”
“Both for me then.”
Wesley slipped onto a chair, gesturing Lloyd to do the same. “I’ll take one, Mom.”
“And have you take off with your guy into the bathroom again? The sparkling water is chilled.”
Caleb piped up cheerily, “I wouldn’t worry about shenanigans happening. I’m pretty sure Lloyd is waiting.”
“Waiting,” his mom nodded, impressed. “That’s something.”
Wesley choked on the horror. Imagine having to wait.
“Grace!” Caleb said over a mouthful of ham and eggplant. “Tell us. How did you propose?”
Wesley sent him a scathing glare. Caleb was having far too much fun with this.
Lloyd spoke calmly, “Actually, your brother proposed to me.” His mischievous gaze landed on Wesley. “Tell them, honey.”
Caleb turned his snicker into a cough.
Their mom drained the last dredge of wine from her first glass.
Wesley spun a tale, imagining how he might have done it. “It was the best coffee I ever made. Rich with chocolaty tones—Lloyd’s favorite roast. His every sip fried my nerves. I wondered if he would ever get to the message stamped into the bottom of his cup: ‘Marry Me?’” Lloyd opened himself toward Wesley, amusement playing at his lips and dancing in his eyes. Wesley shifted his chair and sank against his warm side, one hand palming his thigh. He playfully nipped Lloyd’s neck. “Lloyd, my heart. You tell the rest.”
Lloyd’s eyes remained firmly on his for a few beats. “I said yes.”
Wesley gently elbowed his side.
A puff of air escaped him. “I always say yes to Wesley.” He looked fleetingly back at him. “No matter what insane thing he asks me to do. I can’t help it. I’m in love with him.”
Tingles rushed through Wesley, and then he tensed, waiting for his brother to snort.
Caleb kept it together, managing a half-genuine-looking smile. “I wish you guys the best. And Lloyd, the best of luck.”
Wesley gave him the evil eye before glancing at his mom, who was staring at Lloyd over her second glass of wine. “You look familiar. I’ve been trying to put my finger on it.”
Lloyd kept his voice even. He must have felt Wesley seize up with frustration, because he slid his hand up and down the inside of his knee. “Perhaps you saw me the week Wesley moved into the dorm?”
Mom drank more wine. “No, I was never invited to his dorm.”
“Can I see you for a minute?” Wesley led his mom into the kitchen. “I thought you wanted to understand why being gay—not gaying, by the way—is so important to me? I thought you wanted to meet Lloyd?”
She closed her eyes, sighing. “I do. I did. It’s harder than I thought.”
“It shouldn’t be,” Wesley said sadly. “We’ll leave. We can try again when you’re ready.”
He waited for her to stop him, but she didn’t.
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Heart-stopping slow burn.
Anyta Sunday is a big, BIG fan of slow-burn romances. She loves to read and write stories with characters who slowly fall in love.
Some of her favorite tropes to read and write are: Enemies to Lovers, Friends to Lovers, Clueless Guys, Oblivious MCs, Everyone (Else) Can See It, Slow Burn, Love Has No Boundaries.
Anyta writes a variety of stories, Contemporary MM Romances with a good dollop of angst, Contemporary lighthearted MM Romances, and even a splash of fantasy. Her books have been translated into German, Italian and French.
Member of Romance Writers of America.
Genre: Contemporary Orientation: Gay Pairing: M/M release blitz Self Published Tag: coming of age Tag: Friends to Lovers Tag: Part of a series Tag: Pretend Relationship Tag: Slow Burn Anyta Sunday Gemini Keeps Capricorn