GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 50,076 words
Jacob Baumgardner is struggling to get his nonprofit shelter for gay teens off the ground because the building needs a lot of help before it can pass inspection. Raised by his grandparents for part of his life, Jacob feels that the shelter is his chance to honor them, but someone is making things difficult. An anonymous extortionist seems determined to ruin Jacob’s late grandfather’s good name and keep the shelter from opening.Luka Smith is struggling to find his place in the world after a traumatic event in his teen years pushed him to run. When Jacob hires him to help with repairs at the shelter, Luka falls for his new boss hard. Luka wants nothing more than to help Jacob realize his dream.As they work together to ensure The Promise of Hope Shelter gets off the ground, their feelings for each other only grow. But will a calculating blackmailer close the shelter before it even has a chance?EXCERPT:Note: may contain sexually explicit scenes of a homoerotic nature.
This was a touching story about a man who wanted to do some good and honor his grandparents and people wanted to put him down for it because it was a homeless shelter for gay youth. I admire Jacob and the fight he put towards what he believed in and Luca, sel oh man Luca. He helped Jacob in so many ways! There were ups and downs, but they got through it and figured it out! Really enjoyed this, great background, and again felt like it was there. Your stories always pull the reader in! I hope the sequel to Hope Shelter is Garrett & Patrick's story. What would be cool too, is if you went into maybe some of the boys stories a little, maybe make a series out of it? You have some great characters!