Today I am so pleased to welcome Anyta Sunday to Joyfully Jay. Anyta has come to talk to us about a new release, Finley Embraces Heart and Home. Anyta has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving a big welcome!
The last of the summer holidays passes and school starts.
I hate the preppy uniform, but whatever. It’s co-ed at least, and I make a friend. Maybe not a close friend, but at least someone to sit with at lunch. Red-haired, always manicured Maria knows everything about everyone, so she’s been good to have around. She’s even pointed out all the guys she knows are gay. Which, to be fair, isn’t many but the few there are make an impression.
Since the tea party, Ethan’s been weird around me. We barely speak, each going about our day like the other doesn’t exist. He drives himself to school, and I take the bus. To be fair, he’s not allowed to drive me there on his restricted license, but it still feels . . . symbolic or something. So did Mrs. Norris’ puke on my bed. The second time this week.
Maria hitches her school bag higher up her shoulder as we zig-zag down the path to the carpark and bus stop. For once, I can’t wait to get back to Mansfield. My big fat Achieved is burning in my backpack. The first important test I’ve passed for English, uh, ever. Mum’s gonna explode with joy. Hell, I’m giddy on it, too.
The silly lightness in my stomach is even enough to overpower the prickles at my nape that tell me Ethan is close.
I glimpse him in the corner of my eye; he’s a few steps behind us on the single path, car keys jingling as he flips them over his finger, round and round.
Fern fronds flick into my face—thanks Maria—and I sidestep to avoid the same thing happening to Ethan. It’s acknowledging him, but . . . whatever. I’m happy. My teacher is great, and I might actually be improving.
“To be honest,” Maria’s saying, “that test was easy. Like, ridiculously easy. Everyone I’ve asked got Excellence. Only Rush got Achieved. How dumb do you have to be to only get Achieved?” Her laugh steals every ounce of my giddiness.
I halt abruptly; behind me, Ethan hits the brakes, shoe snapping against the concrete. Heaviness sinks my belly. My cheeks are burning.
Maria twists around, mouth parted to say something else, then stops. “You okay?”
I nod, swallowing hard. I wish Ethan would just pass us already.
Love, Austen (Book 4)
MUM is the love of his life.
Until he meets his STEP-BROTHER.
For years it’s been just Finley and Mum. Now she’s getting married, and they’re moving into a flash mansion and his step-dad is lording it over him. He’s clearly a homophobe, and doesn’t want him rubbing off (so to speak) on his son.
Like that would ever happen. No way he’d ever go for someone who shares his DNA.
Even if Ethan and his dad don’t look anything alike.
Even if Ethan and his dad don’t act anything alike.
Even if . . .
This can’t happen. They’re wh?nau now, family, there are boundaries.
Secret. Forbidden. Irresistible.
A reimagining of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park.
“Every moment has its pleasures and its hope.”
– Jane Austen, Mansfield Park***
Heart-throbbing slow burn, a bit of pretty prose, Ethan is his step-brother, Finley wasn’t supposed to see him naked, step-dad is a homophobe, Finley has naughty thoughts, Austen might roll over in her grave, secrets and confessions under sparkly stars, mutual pining, the world is unfair, pining-pining-and-more-pining, Finley turns naughty thoughts to actions, so what there are rules?, maybe they shouldn’t have done that, jealousy is an ugly green beast, Austen might like this now, forgetting is impossible, more impossible is choosing between heart and home.
I’m a big, BIG fan of slow-burn romances. I love to read and write stories with characters who slowly fall in love.
Some of my favorite tropes to read and write are: Enemies to Lovers, Friends to Lovers, Clueless Guys, Bisexual, Pansexual, Demisexual, Oblivious MCs, Everyone (Else) Can See It, Slow Burn, Love Has No Boundaries.
I write a variety of stories, Contemporary MM Romances with a good dollop of emotion, Contemporary lighthearted MM Romances, and even a splash of fantasy.
My books have been translated into German, Italian, French, Spanish, and Thai.
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