Thursday, December 10, 2015
NO SPOILERS, PLEASE! The Couple Next Door
He pleads... He pleads for understanding. He pleads for you not to spoil the experience for other readers.
If you read THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR, I will thank you very much for taking a chance on my latest book and I will ask--in the name of all that's holy--please don't reveal the #1 twist (near the middle of the book) and the #2 twist (near the end).
If you want to talk about the twists, I'd love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org (no, don't post your spoilers in the comments below, LOL). Did you see them coming? Did they work for you? Were you surprised?
With the couple next door, nothing is as it seems.
Jeremy Booth leads a simple life, scraping by in the gay neighborhood of Seattle, never letting his lack of material things get him down. But the one thing he really wants—someone to love—seems elusive. Until the couple next door moves in and Jeremy sees the man of his dreams, Shane McCallister, pushed down the stairs by a brute named Cole.
Jeremy would never go after another man’s boyfriend, so he reaches out to Shane in friendship while suppressing his feelings of attraction. But the feeling of something being off only begins with Cole being a hard-fisted bully—it ends with him seeming to be different people at different times. Some days, Cole is the mild-mannered John and then, one night in a bar, he’s the sassy and vivacious drag queen Vera.
So how can Jeremy rescue the man of his dreams from a situation that seems to get crazier and more dangerous by the day? By getting close to the couple next door, Jeremy not only puts a potential love in jeopardy, but eventually his very life.
Dreamspinner Press ebook
Dreamspinner Press paperback
Labels: contemporary gay romance, Dreamspinner Press, gay fiction, m/m romance, Rick R. Reed, romantic suspense, Seattle, The Couple Next Door
Real Men. True Love. Rick R. Reed draws inspiration from the lives of gay men to craft stories that quicken the heartbeat, engage emotions, and keep the pages turning. Although he dabbles in horror, dark suspense, and comedy, his attention always returns to the power of love. He’s the award-winning and bestselling author of more than fifty works of published fiction and is forever at work on yet another book. Lambda Literary has called him: “A writer that doesn’t disappoint…” You can find him at www.rickrreed.com or www.rickrreedreality.blogspot.com. Rick lives in Palm Springs, CA with his beloved husband and their fierce Chihuahua/Shiba Inu mix.