Today I am so pleased to welcome Laura John to Joyfully Jay. Laura has come to talk to us about her latest release, Fighting Attraction. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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“Do you know how hard it is to stay silent when I can almost see the smoke coming out of your ears?” Bruno mumbles.

I can’t help but laugh. “You know I’ve been with the shittiest people around. And growing up, my parents burned into me that being gay was wrong. Part of me thought that was the reason I was never loved back. It’s going to take me a while to fully believe that you love me for me, and that you aren’t going to hurt me like everyone else has. Also, I’m scared that when we start to take the next step, I’m going to shut down because of Vegas. I need your patience.”

He pulls into my driveway, kills the engine, and turns to me. “I’m never going anywhere. You have all the patience you need. I don’t care if it takes you a million years to believe it. It won’t deter me, and I will prove to you every single day that you are worth it. And even if we don’t do anything, I promise I’ll be happy. We’re taking things at whatever speed you need. Don’t for one moment think that we have to rush anything.”

“But what if you realize you don’t want to be with a man?” I whisper my deepest fears. “What if I’m not enough for you?”

He places his giant hands on my face and stares directly into my eyes. “I know you’re the first man I’ve been with, and if I have it my way, you’ll be the last person I’m with, too. But that doesn’t change anything. I know you were made for me. The moment I started developing feelings for you, I was scared shitless because nothing has ever felt so right. I know better than anyone about those deep-seated beliefs burned into you by highly religious families. It was also what held me back. But now that I’ve come to terms with my fears, I’m all in. I’m not going anywhere. I’m in love with you. I don’t care if you have a dick or tits or whatever. I’m in love with the person inside of you. Everything else is just semantics.”

I gasp at his admission.

“You love me?” I ask, my eyes so wide I probably look comical.

He nods with a shy smile. “I do. It might be soon to say that, but I’ve been battling my feelings for you for years. I know how I feel, and if saying it makes you believe me, then fuck it. I’ll shout it from the rooftops. I just didn’t want to scare you away.”


fighting attraction coverSentinel Protection Services, Book 1

Stepping out of our comfort zone is where real love begins.

I never thought I’d fall in love. I was content with my life the way it was.

Then a man came into my life like a tornado. He made me feel things I’d never felt before and completely turned me inside out.

When I was just coming to terms with my feelings for him, he got swept off the market and I lost my chance.

Life hit him hard, and now I have a second chance.

Can I push aside my insecurities and fight for our love, or am I already too late?

Trigger warning: This book has a scene of sexual assault.

A M/M bodyguard romance.


Laura is a steamy romance author from Alberta, Canada, who melds love and angst together while normalizing mental illness. In her books, you will fall in love with her rock stars, bodyguards, baseball players, and even a hired hit man!

When she’s not writing, Laura enjoys reading, going to concerts, hiking, and experimenting with makeup! Music means everything to her, so make sure to check out her playlists to get a sneak peek into what inspires her!

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To celebrate the release of Fighting Attraction, Laura is giving away:

  • For a US Winner – A Signed Paperback of Fighting Attraction (will take over 2 weeks to arrive to winner)
  • For a International Winner – Swag Pack and eCopy of Fighting Attraction

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