TIME FOR LOVE
RELEASE DATE: 08.20.18
COVER DESIGN: JAY AHEER/
Surf and sand, beach and bar-tending, and practicing Taoism are the important things in Jeremy Ringer's life. Until a death in the family sends him across the state, and he realizes that it's not enough. By trusting the wrong people, he is pushed toward sexy police specialist, Oliver Mendosa.
Ollie Mendosa is only interested in one thing, the new police app he's developing. That is until he meets a victim of crime, surfer-boy, Jeremy Ringer. When his protective nature is brought out in full force, he can't resist the temptation of a summer fling.
Is it possible for these two men, from such different worlds, to overcome their differences and fears in order to find the love they both desire?
Ollie couldn’t stop thinking about their witness, Jeremy. The guy was too cute and entirely too laid back. “What do you think about Jeremy’s case?” he asked Walker as they walked into the precinct.
“Never going to find his car. You shouldn’t have given him false hope.”
“Yeah, I couldn’t help it.” He stuffed his phone in his pocket.
Walker stopped and looked at him, grabbing his shoulder. “What? You do like the guy? I mean like-like?”
“He’s cute.” Ollie shrugged. He wanted to play like he was calm and laid back like Jeremy, but he wasn’t. Not at all. The old saying about butterflies in the stomach seemed more like a fact than a literary description.
“I was teasing, but... Seriously, ask him out.”
Ollie huffed. “You know I can’t. At least not until we close his part of this bullshit.”
“Nah. You’re just here for the data. You’re not a detective. Ask him out.”
Ollie shook his head. He wasn’t entirely sure if he wanted dating Jeremy to be a conflict of interest or not. He hadn’t dated anyone. Not in a long time. Not really, not ever. What was he doing, anyway? “He lives too far away. I’ll be back in New York in a month. Easy.”
“That’s an excuse. If you like him. Go out with him. Hell, maybe getting laid would do you good.”
Ollie snorted. “That’s for sure.” He knew exactly how long it had been since he’d gotten any. Hookups he could do, and in New York, they’d been frequent enough. Plus, he had Corey Bishop. A good friend and in for a good fuck if they were both unattached and needing release. It was nice to have a friend he could count on, have sex with occasionally, but wouldn’t ever ask or expect more than that from them. In Jacksonville? None. Nada. Nothing. La negative. Not even Corey, since he was back in New York.
Walker bumped into his side. “Go for it.”
Ollie watched him walk away. He bit at his lip. He did want to see Jeremy again. Wanted to see those sapphire eyes, wide open, as he came apart. Wanted to hear that sweet voice, not humming or singing, but calling out. Maybe calling Ollie’s name. “Maybe I will.” Maybe they could be a fun hookup while he was in Jacksonville. At least until Jeremy went back home. Even if it was a conflict of interest, hell, Ollie never gave a damn about what anyone else said, anyway. He made his own rules.
Author Inspirations - What started you on the path to writing?
“Once upon a time, there was a five year old girl who loved reading. She knew how to read before she even got to kindergarten, thanks to her older sister. She loved the letters and sounds and learning how to write them down. The rest was history...”
I got bad grades on my report cards for “Uses Time Wisely” because I would rather make up stories in my head than do whatever school work was in front of me. I started actually writing them down in middle school. So, it was a long slow evolution from the beginning.
Back in the early 2000’s, online magazines started publishing short stories like crazy. I had a few published in them, which encouraged me to write more. I started out writing what I was reading – Sci-fi and Fantasy, paranormal romance. Then something happened...After reading Black Dagger Brotherhood series from J. R. Ward (thanks Quinn & Blay), I started exploring the MM world. Whereas I never cared for MF contemporary romance, I didn’t mind the MM contemporary... at all. I began reading voraciously in the MM world, and since I tend to write what I read...I decided to try my hand at MM. I started with paranormal with a little success, then I wrote Holeshot. My first contemporary story ever, but certainly not my last.
Lynn Michaels lives and writes in Tampa, Florida where the sun is hot and the Sangria is cold. When she's not writing she's kayaking, hanging with her husband, or reading by the pool. Lynn writes Male/Male romance because she believes everyone deserves a happy ending and the dynamics of male characters can be intriguing, vulnerable, and exciting. She has both contemporary and paranormal titles and has been writing since 2014. Her stories don't follow any set guidelines or ideas, but come from her heart and contain love in many forms.