Family Matters [NOOK Book]

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From single men to men in committed relationships, from Texas to New Zealand, family matters are matters of the heart and they mean more than anything else. There's not a thing these men won't do for their families, whether it's learning how to pitch in and help at a clan wedding or raise two wild runaways in Auckland. One way or another, families change a man's life, and a man in love finds he's all the better for it. In Alexa Snow's "Motion of the Planet", commitment-shy Tyler discovers his Irish lover has ...
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Overview

From single men to men in committed relationships, from Texas to New Zealand, family matters are matters of the heart and they mean more than anything else. There's not a thing these men won't do for their families, whether it's learning how to pitch in and help at a clan wedding or raise two wild runaways in Auckland. One way or another, families change a man's life, and a man in love finds he's all the better for it. In Alexa Snow's "Motion of the Planet", commitment-shy Tyler discovers his Irish lover has everything it takes to help him learn to be a parent to his niece and nephew. "Everybody Loves a Wedding" by Chris Owen leads us through Spencer's determination to pull off the biggest, best wedding party ever for his sister, with more than a little help from his new flame Dean. Kara Larson's "And a Chook Shall Lead Them" tells the story of Amiri and Graeme, New Zealand physicians torn between historical family ties and two children's needs in today's world. In Sean Michael's "Inheritance", a bullheaded cowboy and a stubborn games designer go head-to-head over what's to be done with their shared nieces and nephews and find they're falling fast for one another. Let this anthology teach you whole new definitions of family today!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000137802
  • Publisher: Torquere Press
  • Publication date: 5/14/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 336,214
  • File size: 2 MB

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Motion of the Planet

By Alexa Snow

"Polly Pockets!" Jill was capable of squealing loudly enough to pierce eardrums, and Tyler winced, but still managed to paste a grin onto his face when his niece looked at him. "Thank you, thank you, thank you!" She flung herself at him, her glee overcoming her usual decorum. Tyler patted her back and grinned at his sister, Theresa, who was rocking the baby in an attempt to calm his fussing.

"You want some help with that package?" Mason offered. Jill pulled herself away and nodded eagerly.

Brian, Theresa's husband, said, "She's wired. She's never going to sleep tonight."

"It's her birthday," Theresa said. "She's allowed to be excited."

Leaning back on the couch, Tyler watched as Mason opened up the box the Polly Pocket monstrosity had come in and laid the pieces out on the table so Jill could inspect them one at a time. She was wide-eyed with delight, wisps of brown hair escaping from her loose ponytail as she paired up tiny, plastic shoes and slightly freaky rubber dresses.

"It's like fetish wear for dolls," Mason said to Tyler, sotto voce. Tyler reached out and gave his boyfriend a smack.

"Not in front of the children," he intoned.

Theresa snorted. "Since when? Besides, they can take it. It's not like they don't hear worse at home."

"Not worse," Brian said.

"Okay, the same?" Theresa was still swinging slowly back and forth even though Colin seemed to have drifted off to sleep.

"Maybe the same," Brian conceded.

"We have cake, too," Tyler said, realizing that he'd forgotten to mention it. A five-year-old's excitement at turning five being what it was, Jill had asked aboutpresents as soon as she'd come in the door, and there hadn't been any real reason to make her wait.

"Chocolate?" Jill asked. She was forcing one of the little doll's feet into a shoe Tyler could barely see.

Tyler nodded. "Of course, chocolate. What other flavor is there?"

"Carrot," Mason said. "Lemon, strawberry, banana walnut, apple pecan." Listed in his smooth and--to Tyler, at least--incredibly sexy Irish accent, anything sounded good.

"Yuck," Jill said. "I like chocolate."

"We know," Mason told her. "That's why we made it."

"Made it?" Theresa echoed. "Please say you didn't let Tyler help."

"I'm a perfectly respectable cook," Tyler said, hurt. "Just because it took me a few years to learn..."

"A few years? More like a few decades." Theresa was six years younger than Tyler, and he'd pretty much brought her up himself; she'd never let him live down all the sub-par meals he'd made. "I've told you about the macaroni and cheese debacle, haven't I?"

"Half a dozen times," Brian told his wife. "We don't need to hear it again."

"Macaroni and cheese?" Jill looked confused. "I thought there was cake."

"There's cake," Tyler said reassuringly. "No macaroni."

"I like macaroni, too," Jill said. "But I like cake more."

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    Great read

    I had to have this because it has stories by Sean Michael and Chris Owen - 2 of my favorite authors. They are awesome and their stories did not disappoint!! Plus, the other stories were also entertaining and I will be reading more of those authors as well.

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