Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Rialto (Unbreakable Bonds #8) by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott ~ Release Blitz with Excerpt and Giveaway

Title: Rialto
Series: Unbreakable Bonds Series #8
Author: Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott
Publisher: Drake & Elliott LLC
Release Date: December 16, 2019
Heat Level: 4 - Lots of Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 74,000
Genre: Romance, Thriller/Suspense

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Someone has it out for Rialto.

Ian Banner is loving his hectic life.
He’s newly married, ready to start a family, and opening a new restaurant. All
his dreams are coming true.

The last thing he needs is a problem
with his restaurant.

But when one attack after another comes,
he grows convinced he has another enemy.

Ian tries to handle things by himself,
but his friends are soon drawn in when the attacks become violent. That’s when
Ian realizes the target isn’t Rialto. It’s him.

Rialto is the final installment in the
Unbreakable Bonds series and features sexy times, Daciana snuggles,
overprotective family, fire, and of course, code names.


Ian sighed and stretched his legs out,
putting his sock-covered feet onto the coffee table. He’d kicked off his shoes
when they’d come in. “I’m still reeling over that damn raid. Someone had to
have called it in, and I can’t figure out who would do such a thing. It’s
driving me crazy worrying about it.”

“Everything’s fine. Even Sarah told you
there’s nothing to worry about now.”

“Still, it shouldn’t have happened, and
having those dogs in the kitchen?” He growled softly. “I just hope we don’t get
any disgruntled reviews from the people we had to reschedule.”

“Bad reviews happen, you know that.”

“But over something like this? Something
completely out of my control?” He sat up and faced Hollis. “I can’t get it out
of my head that someone actually turned us in. And all that stuff about drugs? Drugs,
Hollis! The last thing Rialto needs is a rumor like that. We had people in that
restaurant who heard all that when they first came in.”

He stood and started pacing the room.
Hollis watched his slim, agitated form as he moved, noting that his hands were
clenched into fists at his sides.

“Rumors of drugs could hurt our chances
of becoming foster parents, too!” he nearly yelled. He reached up and ran both
hands through his hair, leaving the brown strands sticking up all over the

He’d worked himself into a frenzy again.
Hollis stood and walked to him. He placed his hands on Ian’s shoulders, feeling
the fine bones beneath his palms before sliding his hands down Ian’s back to
pull the man into his body.

Ian slumped against him, wrapping his
arms tight around him. “Thanks.”

“For what?” Hollis asked.

“For the hug. For knowing I needed one.”
He tilted his head and stared into Hollis’s face. “You always know how to calm
me down.”

“I don’t want you worrying about drug
rumors. The fact that your restaurant only lost one night to the raid before
opening up again will squelch any of those. Rialto will be fine. And this isn’t
going to hurt our chances at being foster parents. We’ve already gone through
the background checks and everything else. It’s all good.”

Ian had worried incessantly about the
background inspection, but his past with Jagger had never been public
knowledge. It also didn’t hurt that Ian had Rowe’s tech specialist, Gidget, run
a check, making sure that there was nothing from Ian’s past that might throw up
red flags. Gidget had confirmed that other than Jagger’s attack on Ian at Union
Terminal three years ago, there was nothing linking Ian to Jagger.

“I just want it so much,” Ian mumbled
against his chest as he leaned close again.

“I know, baby. I do, too.”

Ian lifted his head. “Yeah?”

“You know I do,” Hollis said as he bent
down to kiss Ian. Ian’s arms slid up around his neck and he stood on his toes
to press harder into Hollis’s mouth. That warm body felt too good against
Hollis. He pulled away from Ian and stared at him, taking in the already blown
pupils with a smile. “Enough of this worrying. I have a better idea. Stay right

He walked to the front door to set the
security alarm, then flipped off the lights. The automatic night-light on the
stairs came on, but he knew where Ian was. He walked to his husband and lifted
him. Ian’s legs automatically wrapped around his waist as Ian chuckled. Hollis
knew he was laughing at being carried, but Hollis fucking loved carting Ian

“I bet I know what your idea is,” Ian
murmured, kissing Hollis’s jaw.

“If it’s stripping you naked and having
my way with you, you get a cookie.” He carried him up the stairs and into their
bedroom, not setting him down until they were beside their bed.

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Meet the Author

Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott have teamed up to combine their evil genius to create intense gay romantic suspense stories that have car chases, shoot outs, explosions, scorching hot love scenes, and tender, tear-jerking moments. Their first joint books are in the Unbreakable Bonds series.

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