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

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Exclusive Excerpt

“Are you bothering August?” my mom asks, breaking away from her conversation with Noah.

“Oh, August isn’t bothered. He’s just telling us he’s fine on his own.” Rosa sniffs, obviously not believing me.

“Why do you want me to date?” I ask. “I don’t need a romantic partner.”

“Because you have Noah?” Flor asks, a sparkle in her eye that annoys me.

“For the last time,” I say, not really exasperated but headed there. They’re always like this, though. “Noah and I are best friends. Nothing more.”

“Hmm,” Flor says. “You two would be so good together.”

Noah’s eyes go wide. “Uh, um. We don’t …”

She puts a hand on her hip. “Why not? You have that chemistry. You should be together.”

“But I’m not in love with Noah,” I say. “Sorry, dude, you know I love you as a friend.”

“Yeah,” he says, his voice a little off. “I know. And, um. Me, too. I mean, same.”

“See?” I say triumphantly. “We’re just friends.”

That’s all Noah’s ever wanted, anyway.

“Whatever you say,” Rosa says. “I predict you’ll get married within the next two years.”

I roll my eyes. “For heaven’s sake. No.” When I think about my future, the only person in it, really, is Noah. I mean, since we have the firm together and everything.

“Do you want to get married?” I ask him.

He sputters. “To you?”

“No, dude. To anyone.”

Noah nods. “Yes. I want to belong to someone. Not in some weird sense, but”—he shrugs—“I’d like to have someone in my corner. I want to know that someone chooses me, you know? And I’d like the strength in being part of a couple.”

His words make my stomach feel funny. I don’t want some guy taking him away from me.

“Well, you’ll always have me in your corner, and if you get married, I’m still living near you,” I announce.

For some reason, all three of my aunts get huge grins on their faces.

“Fine, August. If I get married, you’ll still be my best friend,” Noah says.


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My hot best friend has no idea what he’s doing to me.

He sends me naughty texts at the most inappropriate times. He lets me fall asleep on top of him when we watch movies. And his protective side comes out if I dance too close to anyone at our favorite club.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but those are things a boyfriend does. Except August isn’t my boyfriend, he’s my bestfriend, and those lines are drawn in permanent marker. The one time we tried to cross the boundary between friends and lovers, it failed so spectacularly that we never did it again. So … “friends” is good enough. That’s what I tell myself. Because at least I have him in my life. Without him, I’d be lost.

But after we’re dared to kiss, and that kiss reshapes reality, we agree to be friends who do things with each other. Nakey things.

That makes my life so much better. And so much worse. After all, August doesn’t want to settle down, and he never wants to get married. While I do.

Most importantly, no matter how our relationship changes, he can’t find out I’m desperately in love with him.

Oblivious is a sweet and steamy contemporary m/m romance about best friends who don’t know they’re already dating. Noah and August are always touching, finish each other’s sentences, and bristle whenever the other gets within six feet of a date, but they can’t see what’s crystal clear to everyone else. Oblivious features badly timed schmexy texts, a hot kiss that rocks two men’s universes, and (unofficially, but likely) the highest number of heartfelt marriage proposals in a romance novel ever.


leslie mcadam bio photoUSA Today bestselling author Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two children. Leslie’s first published book, The Sun and the Moon, won a 2015 Watty, which is the world’s largest online writing competition. She’s gone on to receive additional literary awards and has been featured in multiple publications, including Her books have been Top 100 Bestsellers on both Amazon and Apple Books. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing about the men of your fantasies.

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