Lovers Leap

LoversLeap_200x300Finalist in the Bisexual Book Awards for 2016

If they looked, would they ever leap?

Good-looking, confident, and doted on by his widowed mum, Michael is used to thinking only of himself. Getting shoved off an Isle of Wight pier by an exasperated ex ought to come as a wake-up call—but then he meets Rufus and he’s right back to letting the little head take charge. Rufus is cute, keen, and gets under Michael’s skin in a disturbing way.

Would-be chef Rufus can’t believe his luck when a dripping wet dream of a man walks out of the sea on his birthday, especially when Michael ends up staying at the family B&B. Life is perfect—at least until Michael has to go home to the mainland.

BestsellerIcon100X100Rufus can’t leave the island for reasons he’s entirely neglected to mention. And though Michael identifies as bi, breaking his mum’s heart by coming out and having an actual relationship with a guy has never been his plan. With both men determined to keep their secrets, a leap of faith could land them in deep water.

rainbow-awards-hon-mentionMerrow (Out!) delivers a fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek tale full of memorable secondary characters, romantic chemistry, and local scenery. The writing has a British sensibility in its dry humor, and the satisfying story bounces between zany and sweet – Publishers Weekly

J.L. Merrow is rapidly becoming one of my favorite authors… as you peel back the layers, and get further into the story, you see that not all is as it initially seems, and that there’s depth to the characters you didn’t expect – Sandra, My Fiction Nook

wonderful storytelling…if you love layered characters, people who need to work on themselves, and relationships that need just that bit of luck as well as love?  Don’t let Lovers Leap pass you by – Melanie M, Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

What a delightful romantic comedy this is… If you’re in the mood for something light, something to push away the blues and put you in a good mood then you’ll love this book – Mark, Sinfully Gay Romance

I laughed outright while reading this book, I scowled outright at Michael, I frowned at Rufus, and I grinned with the secondary characters. Never has my face been so expressive while reading a book – Carrie, The Novel Approach

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