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“This love story is heartrending, swoon-worthy, and extremely well-told.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review A man who’s been moving his whole life finally finds a reason to stay put.Charlie Matheson has spent his life taking care of things. When his parents died two days before his eighteenth birthday, he took care of his younger brother, even though that meant putting his own dreams on hold. He took care of his father’s hardware store, building it into something known several towns over. He took care of the cat he found in the woods…so now he has a cat.When a stranger with epic tattoos and a glare to match starts coming into Matheson’s Hardware, buying things seemingly at random and lugging them off in a car so beat-up Charlie feels bad for it, his instinct is to help. When the man comes in for the fifth time in a week, Charlie can’t resist intervening.Rye Janssen has spent his life breaking things. Promises. His parents’ hearts. Leases. He isn’t used to people wanting to put things back together—not the crumbling house he just inherited, not his future and certainly not him. But the longer he stays in Garnet Run, the more he can see himself belonging there. And the more time he spends with Charlie, the more he can see himself falling asleep in Charlie’s arms…and waking up in them.Is this what it feels like to have a home—and someone to share it with?Garnet RunBook 1: Better Than PeopleBook 2: Best Laid PlansCarina Adores is home to highly romantic contemporary love stories where LGBTQ+ characters find their happily-ever-afters.A new Carina Adores title is available each month:The Hideaway Inn by Philip William StoverThe Girl Next Door by Chelsea M. CameronJust Like That by Cole McCadeHairpin Curves by Elia WintersBetter Than People by Roan ParrishThe Love Study by Kris RipperThe Secret Ingredient by KD FisherJust Like This by Cole McCadeTeddy Spenser Isn’t Looking for Love by Kim FieldingThe Beautiful Things Shoppe by Philip William StoverBest Laid Plans by Roan ParrishKnit, Purl, a Baby and a Girl by Hettie BellThe Hate Project by Kris RipperHard Sell by Hudson LinFor the Love of April French by Penny AimesSailor Proof by Annabeth AlbertMeet Me in Madrid by Verity LowellThe Life Revamp by Kris Ripper
About the Author
Roan Parrish lives in Philadelphia, where she’s gradually attempting to write love stories in every genre. When not writing, she can be found cutting her friends’ hair, meandering through the city while listening to torch songs and melodic death metal, or cooking overly elaborate meals. She loves bonfires, winter beaches, minor chord harmonies, and self-tattooing. One time she may or may not have baked a six-layer chocolate cake and then thrown it out the window in a fit of pique.