Love’s Lawyer

by Janice Jarrell

Love's Lawyer - Janice Jarrell - The Fearless Heart
Part of the The Fearless Heart series:
  • Love's Lawyer
Editions:Kindle: $ 2.99 USD
ISBN: B087YCF3BQ
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 226

Colin Campbell had been a champion all his life. Nothing had ever beaten him, not even a drug lord’s bullet. And he approached law school the same way he approached everything in life, with cocky confidence fizzing through his veins like ginger ale. He had it all. He had the looks, the brains, the experience, the know-how and he also had the love of his life at his side. He couldn’t be defeated.

But he hadn’t counted on the gravitas of law school, the reading, the preparation, the cases, the competition, the Socratic Method, the concepts, the grading curve, the expectations, the finals, memos, study groups, outlines... all of it piled and heaped upon those preparing for a career as an attorney until it wasn’t surprising that some of them simply imploded under the weight of it all.

Suddenly Colin was spinning out of control, scrambling to keep up, rarely ever seeing Joshua. His grades slumped as he tried desperately to balance the opposing forces in his life, but his only solution was stretching himself thinner and thinner, until he feared he’d be torn in two. Joshua pleaded with him to slow down, but Colin refused to lighten his load and the path before them grew darker and darker.

They’d been through so much and survived. Would law school be the storm they could not weather? Would it do what a drug lord’s bullet could not - hand Colin Campbell the bitter defeat he never believed he’d have to face?

Or would the man he loved find a way to draw him back from the abyss.

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Publisher: Independently Published
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Pairings: M-M
Heat Level: 3
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Alpha Character, Fated Mates / Soul Mates, Hurt / Comfort, Love Can Heal / Redemption, Married Life, Most Mindblowing Sex Ever, True Love
Word Count: 74,890
Setting: Charlottesville, VA
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
Excerpt:

Colin lay on his side as Joshua gazed at the stars, his eyes fixed on Joshua’s face. His fingers brushed across his husband’s forehead, caressing his skin, sliding Joshua’s dark locks between his fingers. “Not half as beautiful as you are,” he whispered. “Jesus, seeing you like this, seeing the stars reflected in your eyes…” He breathed out a soft sigh. “You take my breath away.”

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Joshua’s face tilted toward him. “Talk about beautiful,” he said, lifting his hand to cradle Colin’s face. “You, my beloved Irishman, are the most exquisite creature I’ve ever seen or ever hope to see.” For a moment, his face was shadowed, then he offered the shy, sweet smile that Colin adored. “Which matters a lot less to me than it used to,” Joshua admitted slowly, sliding his fingers into Colin’s tousled, sandy hair. “Took me awhile to understand that your beauty flows from who you are, rather than how you look.” He grinned up at his husband. “Though,” he added, “you still look pretty damned hot.”

Colin laughed and bent to kiss him. “Well, thanks for that. Hate to think I’m losing my sex appeal.”

Joshua scoffed, skating his fingers up and down Colin’s arm. “Fat fucking chance of that,” he said. “That’s not what I meant. I meant that what I love most about you has less to do with your gorgeous face and body, and more to do with the great heart that beats inside it.”

“And I would say the same about you,” Colin murmured, nuzzling against the side of Joshua’s neck, sighing as he lost himself in a contentment so soul deep that it seemed to stretch into infinity, becoming one with the stars that twinkled above them. He never would have believed this kind of joy could exist for him.

He laughed softly and tugged Joshua’s body another inch closer. “Jesus, I’m so fucking happy with you, Josh,” he whispered. “I keep expecting to wake up and discover that you’re a dream or a wish I made on a star one night long ago.” He sat up, leaning on one elbow, his face hovering over Joshua’s. “Thank you,” he said, his voice softly blending with the muted nighttime noises all around them. “Thank you for being my one dream—my one wish—that actually came true.”

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About the Author

I’ve been writing gay romance since I was twelve years old, only back then it wasn’t called ‘gay romance’. In fact, it had no name at all. It was the fifty’s, and it was worth your life to admit to being gay, let alone confess to being a girl who constantly fantasized about relationships between gay men.

For the next twenty years I wrote slash fanfiction, mainly in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ fandom. Overall, I wrote over 337 stories, some as short as 100 words (a drabble) some as long as a series which was over 119,012 words. I enjoy writing my stories. I enjoyed the feedback I received from my readers. It was a creative release I’d been searching for my entire life and I blessed the Internet for leading me to this artistic oasis for my spirit.

But after a while it just wasn’t enough. Writing stories about other people’s characters begin to grow tiresome and repetitive. My first book, Love’s Legacy, began as an AU fanfiction story. I wrote my fandom characters in an alternative universe simply to try to extend my reach. But it fell flat.

Love’s Magic was my very first step into writing my own characters.

I hope you’ll read Love’s Magic. I hope you’ll meet David and Nate… Colin and Joshua. These dynamic, sexy, and totally adorable men carried me into a whole new world of love, romance, joy, and happily-ever-after’s. I hope they’ll do the same for you.


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