Uncorked

A New Year's Eve Novella

by J.R. Barten

Uncorked - J.R. Barten
Part of the Love & Learn series:
Editions:Kindle: $ 1.99
Pages: 126

For Dev Hemingway and Garrett Jones, every day together was a gift. The two have been through rocky times but nothing more miserable than the months spent apart during the last tumultuous year. Both fighting mental health battles, each had to accept the past and how it shaped him before either could move forward with a healthy relationship.

Now almost a year later, Dev and Garrett prepare to celebrate the holidays for the first time living together. Garrett is overwhelmed by Dev’s over-the-top decorating, and Christmas Eve almost breaks Dev’s spirit when his mother shows her true colors once again. But the couple finds peace in each other, and they recognize more than ever, just how strong their love is. Dev makes it clear that he's ready for forever, but is commitment-phobe Garrett, ready for the same? As the champagne is Uncorked on New Year’s Eve, Garrett might just surprise Dev with gesture his boyfriend never sees coming!

Uncorked is a sweet, low-angst New Year’s Eve story that follows Unf;nished, a novel by J.R. Barten. Though Uncorked continues the storyline and characters from Unf;nished, it can also be read as a stand-alone novella.
**Content warning: 18+ mature audiences only.**

About the Author

J.R., or Jen as friends call her, has always been an avid reader, oftentimes finishing five to six books a week. When she was a kid, she found a huge box of old paperbacks for sale at a neighbor's garage sale. She offered the woman a quarter for the entire haul, and then went home and locked herself in her bedroom so her younger brother couldn't interrupt her while she read. This fueled her love for romantic fiction and inspired her to try her hand at writing. In 2013 Jen started writing fan-fiction, and then began creating her own original stories in 2014. Currently, her favorite genre to read and write is contemporary gay romance.

J.R. Barten was born and raised in Iowa and now resides in the Twin Cities of Minnesota with her partner of eighteen years and a spoiled rotten rescue dog.


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