Today I am so pleased to welcome Emerson Beckett to Joyfully Jay. Emerson has come to talk to us about her latest release, We Could Do This Forever. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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Exclusive Excerpt

I stood up and smoothed down my shirt. 

“I’m gonna take your advice and go have a drink at the bar. Wanna come with me?”

My so-called best friend shook his head at me. “You’re forty-five-years-old and still need a wingman? Are you scared he’s going to reject you again?”

I scoffed. “No. He didn’t fucking reject me, he just doesn’t want to be around me. Just thought you and I might could have a drink. That’s why I came over tonight.”

He smiled at me. “You know as well as I do, that’s bullshit. You’re here to see him. Go on out, and I’ll check in on you after I’m finished. Go talk to him.”

I grinned when a great idea came to me. “Maybe I’ll offer him a job. I need another bartender. How much are you paying them? I wanna offer him more money.”

That got his attention. “You’re not taking one of my best bartenders, asshole.”

Now it was my turn to laugh at him. “Then I guess you better get your happy ass out there and have a drink with me.”

Alejandro ran his hand down his face. “Fine,” he grumbled. “It’s like having two kids. But I gotta finish payroll first.”

“Hurry up,” I said as I walked out, “or I’m definitely offering him a job.” 

“You’re supposed to be my friend!” he exclaimed as he went back to work.

“Yeah, and you’re supposed to be my wingman. For life.”

I chuckled as I walked back out toward the bar, feeling lighter than I had in weeks. Alejandro was the best friend I’d ever had, and I trusted him with my life. So maybe I should take his advice. It wasn’t in my nature to hold back on anything that could fix a situation in business. And I wouldn’t let it happen now.

 I wanted Nick.


Straightening my spine, I looked around for him. Climbing onto the bar stool, Ben smiled at me. “Hey Preston. What can I get ya?”

“Nick,” I said without hesitation.

Ben laughed, not surprised by my blunt response. “Well okay. Let me go get him.”

I donned my most confident look. “Tell him Preston James wants him.”

Ben looked at me and smiled. He knew what I was saying. “Okay. I’ll be right back.”


we could do this forever coverWe Could Do This Duet, Book 1

Preston James did things to me. Things that had me wanting more of him and his dirty mouth, even though I knew better. Things that made my heart race. Things that made me come to realize there was more to my boss’s best friend than met the eye.

Nick Reed

As one of the bartenders at Alejandro’s Bar, I’ve seen it all. I’ve even watched my friends, Christian and Cooper, both find the loves of their life. Six years after breaking up with my college boyfriend, I’m convinced that’s not the life I’m supposed to have until forty-five-year-old Preston James makes me the target of his relentless sexy stares and his straight-forward, dirty propositions.

Maybe being the object of his desire wouldn’t be so bad.

Preston James

The first time I laid eyes on Nicholas Reed, I knew I had to have him. There was something about my best friend’s bartender that captivated me. And I always got my way. But this twenty-eight-year-old grad student has me jumping through all kinds of hoops to get his attention. There’s nothing I won’t do to prove to him I’m exactly what he needs. I’m relentless like that and I won’t stop until he’s mine.

We Could Do This Forever is the first book in the We Could Do This Duet and is an MM Bisexual Romance. Additional tropes: Age Gap; Mutual Pining; Boss’s Best Friend; Secretly Wealthy; Humor.


emerson beckett bioEmerson Beckett is an avid sports fan and lover of M/M romance books. She loves her new career as an author of gay romance. It’s even more fulfilling for her when she can combine the two.

Emerson is the co-author of The Package Deal Series, which includes The Quarterback Keeper, Pass Interference, Unnecessary Roughness, Two-Point Conversion, Illegal Motion, Ineligible Receiver, and Roughing the Kicker.

Besides being a retired teacher and author, Emerson lives in North Carolina and has been married to the same man for 33 years. She is a mother of three, one of whom is proudly part of the LGBTQ Community and completely responsible for her addiction to MM Romance. Even though the kids no longer live at home, they filled the empty nest with an Australian Shepherd, three cats, and a cute bunny rabbit.

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