Love at First Hate is out today

I’m delighted to say that Love at First Hate, my 3rd Porthkennack novel, is out today. To celebrate, I’m going on a blog tour, which kicks off at The Novel Approach, where I’m talking about names – and specifically, bad ones. Why not pop on over and enter the giveaway?

Love at First Hate

A Porthkennack Novel

LoveatFirstHate_200x300First impressions can doom second chances

Bran Roscarrock has been living in the closet all his life. As heir to an expansive family legacy in the town of Porthkennack, old-fashioned ideals of respectability and duty were drummed into him since childhood, and he’s never dared to live—or love—openly.

Sam Ferreira, an old friend of Bran’s brother Jory, is a disgraced academic desperate to leave his dead-end job. When Jory asks him to take over as curator of a planned exhibition on Edward of Woodstock, the fourteenth-century Black Prince, Sam leaps at the chance to do what he loves and make a fresh start.

But Bran’s funding the exhibition, and though sparks fly between the two men, they’re not all happy ones. Bran idolises Prince Edward as a hero, while Sam’s determined to present a balanced picture. With neither of them prepared to give ground, a hundred years of war seems all too possible. And if Bran finds out about Sam’s past, his future may not be bright, and their budding romance may be lost to history.

Available in ebook & paperback:

Riptide | Amazon

The writing is superb, the characters are memorable (two characters who found redemption after being some of the least liked people going), history made lively, vivid, and incredibly important in how its presented, and a whole HEA that made my heart sing – Melanie M, Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

About jlmerrow

JL Merrow is that rare beast, an English person who refuses to drink tea. She read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, where she learned many things, chief amongst which was that she never wanted to see the inside of a lab ever again. Her one regret is that she never mastered the ability of punting one-handed whilst holding a glass of champagne. She writes across genres, with a preference for contemporary gay romance and the paranormal, and is frequently accused of humour. Find JL Merrow online at:
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2 Responses to Love at First Hate is out today

  1. jaymountney says:

    I’m really confused. I liked the book – but I read it last week, and bought it earlier last month. That ties in with the dates on my Riptide orders, but not with the Riptide ‘your pre-order is here today’ email I got yesterday. Then on their website, they apologised for the dates on the new site being inaccurate… Then your post!! I mean – the book was a great addition both to the Porthkennack series and to your body of work, but I’m scratching my head…!!!

    • jlmerrow says:

      I…have no clue what happened there! Maybe a glitch due to the website changeover? Today is definitely official release day. Whenever you read it, I’m glad you enjoyed the book! 😀

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