Friday, 25 September 2015
Release Day Spotlight & Giveaway: Texas Wedding by R.J. Scott
by R.J. Scott
Release Date: Sep 25 2015
The final part in the Texas series
Sometimes Riley and Jack have to be the ones to fight other people's battles and stand up for what is right.
With the life changing prospect of a yes vote from SCOTUS on the issue of same sex marriage, Riley and Jack realise they have decisions to make. Add in some distressing family news and the very real possibility that old secrets may resurface, and this last book in the Texas series pulls together as many threads as the boys can manage to handle.
But through all the ups and the downs, children, family events, laughter, and tears, there is nothing as special as the forever love between these two men.
Riley saved the file he was working on and turned to face Hayley. He held out his arms and Hayley immediately came in for a hug. She was still in her school uniform and looked like the thirteen-year-old she was.
“Hey, baby.” Riley held her close. “How was school?”
“I need your help,” she said, her words muffled in his shoulder.
“Is it history again?” Riley was sympathetic. He and Hayley loved math but sometimes struggled with all the wordiness that studying history contained. He generally left history to Jack.
“No.” She pulled back and sat on the chair next to his at the desk. “Aunty Eden e-mailed to say that she and Uncle Sean will be away for another two weeks.”
“I know, something about Sean’s book. Did you need your aunt for something?” Eden was very much the go-to for Hayley’s girly dilemmas. “Is everything okay? Do you need me to call Aunty Anna?” Riley’s sister-in-law was first reserve for all things Hayley.
“No, she’s not who…. Willyouhelpmechooseadress?”
Riley blinked at the run-on words, which he hadn’t quite understood. “Sorry?”
Hayley pressed her lips together and looked a little anxious. “For the Valentine’s dance, will you help me choose a dress?”
“From your closet?” Riley stayed away from Hayley’s closet for the most part. She was thirteen now, and he was the dad here.
“No. From a shop.”
“Oh.” Riley didn’t really have any more words. Then he leaned forward. Dress shopping with their daughter seemed like a two-man operation to him. “Can we take Pappa as well?”
Hayley’s eyes brightened. “You think he’ll go?”
Riley shook his head that she doubted it. Jack would do anything for Hayley. “Of course. When do you want to do this?”
“Friday? After school?”
“We’ll pick you up and go straight there.”
“Yeah?” Riley waited. Any sentence that started and Dad invariably was some other milestone in their daughter’s life that was going to add to his already-spotted single gray hair.
“I’m going with a boy. His name is Cory, and he’s a friend of Logan’s.” She looked directly at Riley with that stubbornly determined expression that he knew damn well she’d inherited from him. Words hovered in his head. You’re not dating until you’re thirty. What’s his last name so I can go have a quiet word with him? Where does he live? Worst-case scenarios flashed in his thoughts.
I’m too young to be a grandfather.
Shit, how the hell had he managed to get to that conclusion from Hayley’s innocent boyfriend who probably wanted to hold her hand and kiss her chastely. He should calm himself the fuck down and not ask anything stupid. He could do this. He was a dad.
Wait—something occurred to him from what Hayley had just said.
“Logan’s friend? His younger friend?”
“No, he’s in the same year as Logan.”
“But that means he’s seventeen.”
“Sixteen, actually. He was pushed up a year. He’s really clever.”
Sixteen was still too many years older than Hayley. How do I handle this without looking like an idiot?
“What about Logan?” he blurted out instead.
Hayley frowned. “Dad, you know Logan is who I’m going to marry when I’m old like you. I need to practice first.”
With that, she gave him a pat on the head and left with a smile on her face.
She needs to practice? What the hell?
Texas Series Books:
Book 1 - The Heart of Texas
Book 2 - Texas Winter
Book 3 - Texas Heat
Book 4 - Texas Family
Book 5 - Texas Christmas
Book 6 - Texas Fall
Book 7 - Texas Wedding
RJ Scott has been writing since age six, when she was made to stay in at lunchtime for an infraction involving cookies. She was told to write a story and two sides of paper about a trapped princess later, a lover of writing was born.
As an avid reader herself, she can be found reading anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror. However, her first real true love will always be the world of romance where she takes cowboys, bodyguards, firemen and billionaires (to name a few) and writes dramatic and romantic stories of love and passion between these men.
With over seventy titles to her name and counting, she is the author of the award winning book, The Christmas Throwaway. She is also known for the Texas series charting the lives of Riley and Jack, and the Sanctuary series following the work of the Sanctuary Foundation and the people it protects.
Her goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that hint of a happily ever after.
www.tumblr.com/blog/rjscott (some NSFW (not safe for work) photos)
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