Today I am so pleased to welcome RJ Peterson to Joyfully Jay. RJ has come to talk to us about his latest release, Love in the Mediterranean. Please join me in giving him a big welcome!


Hi everyone! I’m RJ Peterson and I’m so excited to be here today to talk about my new release, Love in the Mediterranean.

This is the fourth book in my New Adventures in Love series and is probably the last full book in this series. But I do have a couple of short stories that I hope to release in 2023 in the same universe, so it’s not quite the end for this series.

I’ve got a new series planned for next year called Hawthorne Bluff and it’s actually a crossover series, so we’ll likely see these guys make a cameo or two. The first book will be Finding Finlay, which should be out sometime in June.

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Neil Watkins isn’t too surprised to receive an invitation to Rob Asher and Ben Rockingham’s wedding. After all, he’s been best friends with Ben’s son Kyle for several years. But he is excited to be invited to join them on the honeymoon – a party for a select group of family and friends on an all-expense paid Mediterranean cruise. He’s hesitant at first, but Kyle convinces him to go. Well, his own love life sucks at the moment. Maybe he’ll have better luck in the Med.

When he receives an invitation to their wedding and honeymoon party, Matthew Palmer balks at the idea of joining Rob and Ben on their honeymoon cruise. The master jeweler, a friend to both men, thinks the offer is way too generous, but Rob’s best friend Samantha persuades him to rethink his decision. His last relationship really knocked him for a loop, and maybe Sam was right and he should think about himself for a change.

When Neil and Matthew meet, unexpected and undeniable sparks fly. Has their luck finally changed? Can this really be their second chance at love in the Mediterranean?


R.J. Peterson is a retired graphic designer. He is an avid reader, preferably while sipping a vodka martini or bourbon on the rocks. He’s had a long and varied career, including library page, car wash attendant, travel agent, and graphic designer in the marijuana industry. He also worked in banking for twenty-five years. He loves to travel and has been on 50+ cruises. When not on a cruise, he and his husband live in New England.

He didn’t grow up thinking he’d be a writer. That was never on his radar. Then a fateful day in January, 2021 changed it all. He woke with a story stuck in his head and started typing. The more he types, the more ideas he gets.

His debut novel, Love On The Horizon, was published in May 2021.

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