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Hound and Harmony

Beyond Heartache Book Three

by C.L. Etta

Hound and Harmony - C.L. Etta - Beyond Heartache
Part of the Beyond Heartache series:
Editions:ePub - First Edition: $ 4.99
ISBN: 978-1-78651-537-7
Pages: 197
Paperback - First Edition: $ 11.99
ISBN: 978-1-78686-132-0
Pages: 197

He struggles with the stirrings of his heart

The welcoming lights of Las Vegas dim when Kevin Monroe and his drag persona Layona Beach leave Robbie Rhythm. Deciding it’s time to face his past, Robin McMaster emerges from Robbie’s shadow, and sets his sights on Canada to reconcile with the mother who abandoned him. But, first he to travels to San Francisco, intending to mend his broken heart amid red-headed sluts and willing men.

A year after his partner of twenty years left him, retired Master Sergeant, Cassidy O’Connor lives alone on his mountain. With his PTSD under control, he is content with his solitude. When a mutual acquaintance requests a favor, Cassidy agrees to trail Robin covertly. With instructions to keep Robin safe, Cassidy is unprepared for his attraction to the engaging young man. But Cassidy has a secret. So, he struggles with the stirrings of his heart for the young musician, over his loyalty to his former partner.

Will Robin allow himself to give his heart to the man called Hound? Can a gruff Master Sergeant find love with a fiery redhead whose past goes beyond heartache? Will the secrets of their pasts grant a life of harmony?

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Reviews:Truus on Divine Magazine wrote:

Gripping Story

Robin and Cassidy (I saw it was #3 but can easily read as a stand alone)
Retired Master Sergeant Cassidy and young musician Robin meet on purpose....well Cassidy knows this but Robin has no idea. A mutual friend/psychologist Logan ask Cassidy to hold an eye on Robin so he won't do something stupid after he left his boyfriend Kevin
Cassidy is left by Mike his partner of twenty years....
Big grumpy Cassidy has a soft spot for Robin, beautiful Robin with his long red hair....always flirting, winking and sparkling.

Robin wants to go back to his mother. First to San Francisco then to Canal Flats....They travel together because alone is just alone....not?
Only....Cassidy is a bad liar so he tells the truth about he being with Robin.

Robin is heavy traumatized, this beautiful man....I wanted to *squeeze* him hard.
Little by little we get to know what happened to him and let me tell you it's heartbreaking...
Cassidy is not only physical big.... his heart is big and his love is big.....

This story grabbed me....
It started light and nice they have a great time traveling and they have great sex......and then there sprouts a feeling.... damn.....there is so much going on.

When they finally found Robin's family and have a cabin for themselves they have a lovely time....only.... Robin's demons come alive and all his fears.....his dismissed Cassidy and tells him he's still in love with someone else.
Cassidy is heartbroken and leaves the same minute. Back to his own safe mountain.

Robin is redeeming himself from his demons....a long and hard painful process.... This beautiful boy....I cried ugly tears for him...he is so strong and honest to face it determined....
Deep bow to Robin...

Not only his family but also his friends are surrounding him with love and support. He wants to heal before facing Cassidy.

What stuttered my heart was the pain of Cassidy, when he reveals his past damn..damn..
I didn't see that coming...that big man with this wonderful heart....

Jesus I cried so hard....those beautiful men and all the struggle I just wanted to hold their heads look them in the eyes and tell them to follow their dreams and heart....

All the feelings were written in a touching way... This story has more in it then at first sight. It has layers and everyone of them has a purpose and is well thought out. The developing is breathtaking....
The process of Robin's healing mentally and physically is just wonderful put down....very personal, intimate and evincive.....enlightening,....and the hurt.. damn.. Same goes for Cassidy, their personalities are so wonderful I loved them both. A very very emotional kept me crying for hours...

After the rain (read: healing) all I could see was the clouded sky split in two and a bright shining sun comes through and a big big sparkling rainbow..... (read: HEA :))

~ Ohh Eagle.....Always first...never the second...~

About the Author

C.L. Etta, a bartender's daughter, became the apple of her parents’ eyes at her first dimpled smile. Developing a lifelong passion for reading, C.L. spent summers riding her bicycle to the library where she filled the handlebar basket with books. Much to her chagrin, C.L.'s mother often found her under the bedcovers with a flashlight, reading in the middle of the night.

Fast-forward to college, where C.L. spent good times burning bras, working in summer-stock theater, trying out potential husbands, then to her parents’ and in-laws’ delight, finally started a family. Having raised three kids and a husband, and with varied careers as a secretary, credit union loan veep, a software support rep, a mortgage broker, and a nurse under her belt, C.L. decided it was time for a break. So, she retired.

It wasn’t until life had slowed that she heard voices—sexy male voices. Intrigued, she listened. She discovered new friends who clamored for their stories to be told. So, it was back to school where she stood outside the creative writing classroom with students who observed her silver hair and mistook her for the teacher. After completing class and going on a cruise, she sat at her computer and began telling her boys’ stories.

Eighteen months later, C.L. has contracted with two different publishers for four books. The voices in C.L.’s head are as loud as ever, giving C.L. the impetus to keep writing.