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Retreat to Island County

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Is it possible for two men to overcome betrayal and tragedy to find happiness?

One man is betrayed by a faithless lover. Another is devastated when his lover is lost to an act of terrorism. Can they put the past behind them and come together to forge a new bond? Ben and Rick must not only fight the ghosts of their pasts, but also face a real and present danger when a child
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Published January 1st 2013 by MLR Press, LLC
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Alina
May 26, 2013 Alina rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this story!

It starts off unusual with the flashback about how one of the protagonists, Ben, met his previous (and first) lover Keith. We learn they'd been living 10 years together till Ben finds out Keith's got bored with their relationship and wants out. Ben tries to get over it by turning to casual sex, but fails spectaculary, so he decides to seek refuge at Island County. There he meets Rick Baxter - a forest ranger and and axe thrower at his spare time ;) There's unmistaka
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Gavin Stephenson-Jackman
Retreat to Island County was an interesting read though the time jump between chapters one and two threw me for a loop. Ben meets Keith while working as a busboy in a restaurant to pay his way through college. This brief encounter leads to a very hot late night rendezvous at Keith’s condo. By chapter two it is ten years later and I was left wondering how we got from A to B. Keith proves to be less than celibate, devastating Ben.

Ben retreats from Keith, Seattle, and in truth from his previous lif
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Alison
Dec 24, 2015 Alison rated it it was amazing
Unlike a typical romance, you don't meet Rick until chapter three. Instead, you are introduced to Ben and how he loses his virginity. Ben is very endearing, a little naïve, and makes mistakes like the rest of us. During the first few chapters, I came to care for Ben and what happened to him, making the discovery of his lover's faithlessness affect me more.

Ben's forays into singlehood, hook-ups, and dating were life-like, and the mention of internet dating well done. I had to laugh at that one.

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Raevyn
Jan 23, 2013 Raevyn rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, 2013
First time I have read anything from Derek Adams and I was quite pleased. It is not full of angst and neediness, bad things happen but they handle it, there are some pretty decent secondary characters, and I really liked the two MCs. It had me smiling and hoping for their HEA.
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Have you ever read a book where, before you even realize it, you were smiling goofy and your face was hurting? Well, this is one of them. I really didn't think much of this story, to be perfectly honest. It was a comment my hubby threw at me asking me why I had a silly and dreamy smile on my face that I realized how much I had fallen in love with this story.



Highly Recommended for the Romantic At Heart
It is not a formulaic romance where the main
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Derek Adams has been writing for the print media for a number of years and is now making a second debut in the realm of e-publishing. His most recent publication is the novella 'Safe Harbor.' In addition, he has over a dozen short stories available from MLR Books and Extasy Books. He is also the author of a popular series of humorous erotic novels featuring Detective Miles Diamond, currently ...more
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