From the moment I met Ari as a bright, energetic child on his first day of school, I was hooked. I loved that kid! But I loved him more as a man, a handsome man who returns to his hometown to win over his childhood best friend and the love of his life, Buck Ellis.
Ari and Buck were inseparable from the time they first met. As opposite as night and day, Ari was a tiny bundle of energy who couldn’t focus on schoolwork and talked non-stop. Buck was big and awkward, very bright, but an introvert at the top of his class and headed to college and a bright future. Both were gay, but neither told the other. It turns out that both loved the other, but that went unsaid as well. When Ari ran away from home, leaving Buck behind shortly before their high school graduation, he didn’t share his reasons with Buck and he never contacted him again. Coincidentally, that was the same day that Buck’s mother was killed, leaving him to seek custody of his young brother and start the struggle to raise him alone. It was the lowest time in Buck’s life and he needed Ari desperately, but Ari wasn’t there.
These are all things we learn when Ari shows up back in town, as a cast member of the new werewolf series which has begun shooting in Bluewater Bay and “coincidentally” as Buck’s new neighbor. Buck isn’t interested in getting together with Ari— he’s full of resentment and hurt that’s built up for the last five years since Ari left town. But Ari chips away at Buck’s façade, and the fun of this story is in watching the dynamic between the two. It’s light, and short, and just the perfect kind of book to give your mood a pick-me-up. Of course Ari wins Buck over, and the guys are on their way to their HEA by the end of the story. This one is a definite must, especially if the stories of Backwater Bay have found their way onto your TBR. Be sure to grab this and enjoy it as the treat it is. Hint—this would be a great stocking-stuffer!
The cover Art by L.C. Chase depicts a very grown up and handsome Ari, against the backdrop of his hometown, Bluewater Bay. The cover is perfect for the story, showing the man the readers will come to love within a few hours.
ebook, 95 pages
Published November 10th 2014 by Riptide Publishing (first published November 8th 2014)
original titleThere’s Something About Ari (A Bluewater Bay Story)
series Bluewater Bay #2
Bluewater Bay series, one location, different authors:
Starstruck (Bluewater Bay #1) by LA Witt
There’s Something About Ari (A Bluewater Bay Story) by LB Gregg
Hell on Wheels (Bluewater Bay #3) by ZA Maxfield coming Dec 2014
Lone Wolf (Bluewater Bay #4) by Aleksandr Voinov coming Dec 2014
The Burnt Toast B&B (Bluewater Bay #5) by Heidi Belleau coming in 2015