Thursday, December 17, 2020

Heart and Home by Andrew Grey - Book Tour

Title: Heart and Home

Author: Andrew Grey

Series: Standalone

Genre:  M/M Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Self Published

Release Date: Dec 15, 2020

Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print


Professional marketer Alan Wright needs time to recover, both physically and mentally. After getting out of the hospital, his best friend Clay takes him to his farm, where it’s quiet to recuperate. Healing is going to take a lot more time and effort than Alan ever imagined and require professional help, which comes in the form of a strong man with a gentle touch.

Haley Martin, a nurse-therapist, has never fit in with his family, the town, or himself. When he’s hired to assist Alan with his recovery, he discovers a place with people like him who live their lives without shame or fear. As Alan begins his recovery, Haley starts to come into his own as well. He just has to have the courage to take it to heart.

As Alan and Haley both learn to overcome their challenges, Haley needs to figure out how to deal with his overbearing father and stand on his own two feet. Together, holding on to each other, they learn to be stronger together and start to build a possible future. But their old lives still have pull, and they both must decide what’s truly important.

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 “What are you doing out here?”

“Clay?” Haley said as he approached the stopped truck. “Thank God. My car conked out….” He rubbed his arms to warm himself and stop

“Well, get in. The farm is just up the road. Let’s get you out of the night air and back to the house.”

Haley didn’t have to be told twice. He hurried around the passenger door and pulled it open as Clay turned up the heat. As soon as he closed the door, warm jets of air surrounded him, and he relished the warmth. Clay put the truck in gear and headed a mile down the road before making the left turn into the farmyard. “There you go. Head right on in. I need to unload the stuff in back into shed and I’ll be right in.” Clay patted his shoulder, and Haley got out and went inside the house.

“Hello,” Dell said as soon as he stepped inside.

Archie sat at the table with a bowl of ice cream and a smile. “Hi, Mr. Haley. Want some?” Archie asked brightly. That boy was a real gem.

“You look frozen,” Dell said, pouring him a mug of coffee. “Sit and relax.”

“Clay gave me a ride,” Haley said, sipping the coffee, letting the heat warm his insides.

“Bad night to be out. They’re calling for a few inches of snow. What happened?” Dell finished wiping down the counter, and Haley explained about the car. “I can take you home once I get this little munchkin to bed.” Dell ruffled Archie’s hair.

“I’m not a munchkin. I’m Archie, you picklehead,” the five-year-old countered, then giggled. “A big daddy picklehead.” He giggled again, and Dell raced over to tickle him, sending peals of laughter though the room.

“I hear people having a ticklefest,” Clay said as he came in, joining the fun. Haley lifted his mug of coffee off the table and stood, turning to leave the room, but not sure where to go. The happy moment in front of him seemed like something he shouldn’t be part of, a stolen moment from someone else’s life. Definitely one that didn’t belong to him.

“Come on, buddy, finish the last bite of your ice cream and then we can get you washed up and ready for bed. You’ve had a big day. Everyone will still be here tomorrow.”

Haley smiled as Archie finished up and Dell zoomed him into his arms and out of the room. Clay took the dishes to the sink and sat down. Haley did the same.

“I can take you home in a few minutes.”

Haley nodded blankly and then shook his head. Going home, back under his father’s roof, was the last thing he wanted tonight.

“Okay, you need to tell me what you want, because I’m confused.”

“I don’t want to go home, with my father, that… jackass.” There, he had said it. “I was thinking of going to a friend’s, but he’s out of town….” Haley swallowed hard, but Clay patted his hand once.

“I meant what I said. This farm is a safe place, and if you need one, then….” He paused. “The guest room is occupied, but there’s a nice daybed in what I sometimes use as an office. You can sleep there tonight if you’d like. I’ll get you some bedding and things and be right back.” Clay pushed his chair back and walked from the room, leaving Haley alone in the warm, homey kitchen that had seen family meals and, he expected, plenty of laughter, something the kitchen back home sorely lacked and had for a very long time.

Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation.

Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing)  He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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