We are delighted to welcome back Helena Stone on the Blog Tour of her upcoming novel Patience. Available from Pride Publishing and general download on the 28th March.
What would our life be without them? We all need those very special people who seem to know us better than we know ourselves. It is them who will join us when we go on a mad adventure, who’ll watch our favourite movies with us even when it’s not their preferred genre, and who only need to look at us to recognise how we’re doing. We take comfort in the fact that we can call them at any time of the day or night and they’ll be there for us, ready to listen, commiserate, and give advice when we need it, or to tell us that of course we are right and the douchebag who’s hurt us is a worthless piece of ….
Both Xander and Troy are single when this story starts and neither of them can see that situation changing anytime soon. They also both have a best friend who’ll support them through thick and thin. Xander has stopped believing that he’ll ever find himself in a long term relationship. Not because he isn’t interested anymore but because the men he meets don’t appear to want anything beyond a one-night-stand. The only man he knows who does want more than causal flings is his best friend Eric. So it’s hardly surprising the following thought crosses his mind.
Such a shame he and Eric had never been attracted to each other. What Xander needed in his life was a man who understood him the way Eric did, not just as a friend but as his partner. He didn’t fancy his chances of ever running into that man.
Having recently opened his tattoo parlour, Troy doesn’t have time for love, nor the finances to go out and meet men. Given that the last man he was attracted to was also the person who betrayed him, it’s hardly surprising he’s pushed all thoughts about relationships to the back of his mind. That doesn’t change the fact that he’s lonely though.
Not for the first time Troy wondered what life would have been like if he and Lorcan had just fallen for each other. After all, they’d been as thick as thieves from the moment they’d started school, at age five.
Being in a relationship with someone who is also a wonderful friend is the stuff dreams are made of. Sometimes love comes first and the deep friendship comes as a bonus. At other times we have to get to know someone first, become their friend, before love can take a hold. Xander and Troy have a journey ahead of them, and it won’t be an easy one. But if they play their cards right….
Publisher ~ Pride Publishing
Published ~ 28th March 2017
Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance
Patience is a virtue. But what if you wait too long?
While Xander Ekman’s dream of becoming a successful artist has come true, his love life has gone from bad to worse. Sick of the endless string of one-night stands, he accepts the challenge when his best friend, Erik, bets him that he can’t be celibate for a month. Now all he needs is a reminder to keep his distance in the heat of the moment.
Troy Moriarty doesn’t have time for love. He’s too busy trying to keep his recently opened tattoo parlor afloat. Besides, ever since the man who was supposed to be his business partner abandoned him to run the shop on his own, he has a hard time trusting others.
When Xander turns to Troy for a tattoo that will remind him to be patient, the attraction is instant. But faced with Xander’s month of celibacy, Troy’s trust issues, and a nemesis lurking in the background, their relationship may be doomed before it has a chance to begin.
Meet Helena Stone
Helena Stone can’t remember a life before words and reading. After growing up in a household where no holiday or festivity was complete without at least one new book, it’s hardly surprising she now owns more books than shelf space while her Kindle is about to explode.
The urge to write came as a surprise. The realisation that people might enjoy her words was a shock to say the least. Now that the writing bug has well and truly taken hold, Helena can no longer imagine not sharing the characters in her head and heart with the rest of the world.
Having left the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam for the peace and quiet of the Irish Country side she divides her time between reading, writing, long and often wet walks with the dog, her part-time job in a library, a grown-up daughter and her ever loving and patient husband.