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Available now from Extasy Books! (click photo for links) 1481131_10202283269059004_563999491_n It’s the holiday season and the Haven Coffee House Boys area looking forward to a time of parties, gifts and good food. But their past comes back to haunt them in the worst way possible. It’s Christian’s favorite time of the year, the holiday season. He thinks it’s just the thing he and his friends need to pick them up from the funk they’ve been in the past few months. Now, they are all back together and it looks like the bad times are behind them. But the past has a way of catching up to you, whether or not you want it to, and it threatens the Haven Coffee House Boy’s dreams of a happy holiday. Will they be able to forget the former bad times? If not, will the holidays be doomed for failure? Excerpt: “Are you paying attention?” Andy demanded a bit sharply. “Sorry, I got a bit distracted there for a moment,” Dalton admitted, an embarrassed heat coming over his face. Andy gave a smile that almost made Dalton melt into a puddle. “Well, I guess it’s easy to do that when we’re just sitting here talking about numbers and such,” Andy said. Dalton nodded. Dear God, that accent of Andy’s was to die for. It was so warm that it seemed to roll over Dalton’s body like caramel. Dalton could sit there and listen to it all night long. But all too soon it was time for them to leave, since they had school the next day so their curfews were all earlier. As Andy led Dalton out to his sports car, it was all Dalton could do not to drool with envy. Andy sure had one sweet ride and Dalton couldn’t even borrow his Dad’s beat up clunker. Yeah, it sucked to be him. Andy used his fob to unlock the doors and Dalton got in, the smell of leather hitting him. He was so afraid of leaving behind smudge prints on the nice interior that Dalton didn’t even know where to put his hands. He finally settled for setting them in his lap. Andy got in behind the wheel and started up the car. The engine was so nice and quiet that Dalton could hardly tell the car was running. It wasn’t until Andy backed up that Dalton was sure that the car was indeed on. As they got on the road, an uneasy silence feel upon the pair. Usually Dalton had no problem with conversation, but when it came to Andy, he was always tongue-tied. Just one look at Dalton and Andy became an instant idiot. “So, do you think you’re ready for that calculus test tomorrow?” Andy finally broke the silence. “Thanks to you, yes I am.” “Great. Sometimes it just takes somebody else showing you how to do it. We all learn differently.” “You must be right, because I never got it when my instructor tried to teach it to me, but it’s a different story when you show it to me.” Dalton didn’t add that he worked twice as hard for Andy because he didn’t want to let his friend down. Dalton loved it when he got a problem right and Andy would smile in delight. It made everything wrong in life seem to go away, if just for that moment. “Maybe I should have you tutor me in history,” Andy said. “That’s one subject I suck at.” Dalton gave a small laugh. “I don’t think that would work. I’m a year behind you.” “Ah, but I asked around about you and found out that you were a huge history buff. Somebody told me that you know more than the teachers and that you don’t hesitate to point it out to them whenever they get something wrong in a lecture.” Dalton ducked his head. Okay, maybe he’d done that a time or two , but it wasn’t his fault that the instructors couldn’t do their jobs right. “Yeah,” Dalton admitted. “You’re cheeky. I think I’m going to like you,” Andy sad. Dalton hid a smile. Maybe there was hope for him yet.
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