As I Am by Melissa Collins is LIVE!
Chase Hansen. Broke. College drop out. Male stripper.
My life wasn't at all what I imagined it would be. I should have been finishing up college, interning with a well-respected business, partying with my friends. But instead, I was raising my seventeen year old brother, struggling to make ends meet. Love wasn't even on my radar. Besides, what did I have to offer? A few crumpled singles pulled from my G-string? Defeated and exhausted, I knew I had zero chance of finding someone to love me just as I am.
Noah Carpenter. Angry. Betrayed. Doctor.
Just when I thought my life was going exactly as it should, everything turned upside down. With my final rotation in medical school complete, I finally achieved my lifelong dream of becoming a doctor. What I never expected was to catch the man of my dreams in our bed with the man of his. Beyond infuriated, I struggled to piece together the remnants of my life. Just when I'd decided to give up on love altogether, I found a man who loved me just as I am.
Cover design: Sommer Stein at Perfect Pear Creative Covers
Photography: Christopher John at CJC Photography
Models: Sam Wiles and Aaron Michael Bell
I know that M/M romance is not for everyone but when you find an author that does a great job with character growth and the intimate details of a relationship not only the hot passionate sex. It can be a great experience to read. A book full of emotions and unexpected love. Once these characters got a hold of me I couldn't put the book down.
Chase's world is in a downward spiral. The loss of his parents causing him to quit school and deal with everything. Trying so hard to make sure his little brother doesn't suffer anymore and make sure he gets to live the life of a teen. Certain that he will never find love, why would anyone ever what what little he has to offer? Deciding a one night rendezvous might be all he deserves, he jumps on an instant attraction.
Thanks to the love of friends and some seriously hard work Noah is ready to live his dreams of being a doctor. As his relationship falls apart and realities of being a doctor set in, the perfect life seem unachievable. When he catches a glimpse of the dancer on stage he is captivated. It doesn't make sense but something keeps pushing him towards Chase.
Will this odd couple give hapiness a chance? Can Noah's words lift Chase up enough to make him feel worthy? Is forgiveness possible? Will we get an HEA?
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Melissa Collins has always been a book worm. Studying Literature in college ensured that her nose was always stuck in a book. She followed her passion for reading to the most logical career choice: English teacher. Her hope was to share her passion for reading and the escapism of books to her students. Having spent more than a decade in front of a classroom, she can easily say that it’s been a dream.
Her passion for writing didn’t start until more recently. When she was home on maternity leave in early 2012, she read her first romance novel and her head filled with the passion, angst and laughter of the characters who she read about it. It wasn’t long before characters of her own took shape in her mind. Their lives took over Melissa’s brain and The Love Series was born.