Then Sawyer Happened
Release Date: March 8, 2016
Pages or Words: 60,000 words
Trace is nursing a broken heart. He lost his job, his boyfriend of two years was cheating on him, and his apartment building burned right to the ground with all his worldly possessions. It was time for Trace to get out of Minnesota.
So Trace heads for Texas and Riven Creek Ranch, the horse farm his aunt Lois owns. But hours before he arrives, Lois is in a terrible car accident that nearly takes her life, and Trace finds himself in charge of the ranch kitchen. Sounds simple enough and it’s the least he can do for his recuperating aunt.
Then Sawyer happens.
Sawyer is his aunt’s big, beautiful, muscle bound, incredibly sexy straight ranch manager. Someone who has no clue Trace is gay. And meeting the big man should have been okay, except it was in the middle of his aunt’s kitchen at five in the morning and Trace was nearly naked. Embarrassing? Yep. But the very next day Trace proceeded to ramp up his embarrassment by quantum leaps when he nearly sets his aunt’s house on fire and the brooding Sawyer has to come to the rescue.
Seems like Trace’s “luck” followed him.
Not to mention that Aunt Lois’s “accident” was actually attempted murder. And now, they just might want Trace dead, too. Can Trace figure out who’s behind the attempts on his aunt’s life AND keep Sawyer from finding out he’s hot for the cowboy?
He probably can’t. But he’s going to try.
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I have begun a battle with breast cancer this year. I am a clean freak although my home doesn’t always reflect that , I am one hell of an assistant and cheerleader but would never want to take the reins, reading and writing has been a passion all my life.
2. If you could go anywhere, all expenses paid, where would you go?
A road trip around the United States. There is no much to see and experience. I would love to hit every state including Alaska.
3. List three books you have recently read and would recommend
I loved reading “Boys” by GA Hauser, Mannies, Inc. by Sean Michael, and A Matter of Time by Mary Calmes.
4. What do you always order in a favorite restaurant?
I love the Olive Garden. Thankfully my husband isn’t a huge fan otherwise we would probably go a whole lot more often than we should and I always get the tour of Italy. On that tour I always get spaghetti and lasagna and then “something different” LOL! The last time I went I got the Chicken Marsala. It just might be my new favorite!
5. What do you hope to accomplish in the next 12 months?
I need to finish writing the book my late sister tried to write. I want so very much to put it in my mother’s hands. She is an avid book collector and this is one that she needs to have. Unfortunately, she has become very sick. I need to finish this now. I pray I can do it in time.
6. What do you like to read?
I mainly read MM romance now. It is what I totally enjoy and it always inspires me.
7. What do you look when choosing a book to read?
I have to admit that book covers and titles will attract me to at least read the blurb. Then if that interests me I will see if there is an excerpt to read. If I like THAT then I usually will buy the book.
8. What do you need someone to invent right away?
9. What does the word “romantic” mean to you?
Anticipating the needs of your mate and doing it before they ask. Praising your mate for whatever it is they do well, supporting them when they need it. Doing things for them like an impromptu back or foot rub, a glass of water, a passionate kiss. Flirting.
10. Can you share something about your works in progress?
Other than the one I am finishing for my sister there is a ton. One of my publishers is unfortunately closing at the end of the month. That means the main body of my work will no longer be available. What I plan to do with those orphans is to breathe new life into them by adding a sequel to each and every one of them. The new story will either be with the main characters or a new set of characters. Either way I hope the people who have read and enjoyed them before will find reason to read them again. However, I have a ton of other new projects underway as well so stay tuned!
“Sawyer! Damn. You scared me.” Trace fell back against the freezer suddenly feeling light headed. He took in the big body blocking any escape he had and his cock twitched as if it liked the idea there was no way out. “I didn’t hear you… behind me.”
“I saw your car in the driveway. How’s Lois?”
Trace shook his head in an attempt to clear it. “She’s awake and very alert… but…” But someone wants her dead. Who? Someone on this ranch? Could it be Sawyer? I trust him with my life… That’s what she said.
Trace looked up into hard cold eyes. The question was genuine. He cared about the condition of his aunt. But what condition did he care her to be in? “Nothing… just… well… I guess you’re going to have to know… I mean…” Damn, he had to stop acting like a horny teenager in front of this man. “Let me… I’m going to make coffee…”
“It’s made. The big insulated urn on the counter is full. Just made it about a half hour ago so it’s fine.”
“Oh. Good. Let’s sit down. I need to sit down.” Trace took a few steps forward which brought him right in front of the cowboy. He expected Sawyer to move, to back up, but he didn’t. Then Trace did the unthinkable. His body reacted on its own as he put his hand on the big man’s chest and pushed. There would have been no way on God’s green earth he would have been able to physically move the cowboy without his express permission, not to mention help. But Trace’s brain seemed to totally malfunction in this man’s presence.
And, as expected, being pushed in any direction was never going to work for Sawyer. Sawyer grabbed his wrist, twisted it tight behind Trace, which brought Trace up solid, against Sawyer’s hard body, chest to chest. Being several inches taller, Sawyer glared down into Trace’s shocked face, a smoldering look in his eyes. Trace could feel Sawyer’s hot breath on his face, sense the man’s tense muscles from his pecs down through his thighs…
Hurri Cosmo lives in Minnesota where she holds tight to the idea that there, where it’s cold a good part of the year, she
won’t age as fast. Yep, she avoids the truth as much as she avoids mirrors. But one of the reasons she loves writing is reality doesn’t always offer up a “happily ever after” and being able to take control of that is a powerful lure. Being a happy ending junkie, writing just makes them easier to find. Oh, she doesn’t mind “real life” and she does try to at least keep it in mind when she writes her stories, but she truly loves creating a wonderful couple, knowing they will fall in love and have their HEA. Every – single – time. And, of course, that is exactly the reason she loves reading this genre, too. Give her a glass of red wine, some dark chocolate, and her computer, whether she is reading or writing, and she will entertain herself for hours. The fact she actually gets paid to do it is Snickers bars on the frosting on the cake.
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Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6466687.Hurri_Cosmo
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press
Cover Artist: Eden Connors
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