Lord of a Thousand Steps

Lord of a Thousand Steps

by Tara Lain

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ISBN-13: 9781634776653
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 08/31/2016
Series: Love in Laguna
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 440,786
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her bestselling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Erotic Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, and Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. Readers often call her books "sweet," even with all that hawt sex, because Tara believes in love and her books deliver on happy-ever-after. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. Her love of creating book titles comes from years of manifesting ad headlines for everything from analytical instruments to semiconductors. She does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft. She lives with her soulmate husband and her soulmate dog (who's a little jealous of all those cat pictures Tara posts on FB) in Laguna Niguel, California, near the seaside towns where she sets a lot of her books. Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says that on her tombstone, it will say "Yes!"

E-mail: tara@taralain.com
Website: www.taralain.com
Blog: www.taralain.com/blog
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Lord of a Thousand Steps 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
KahlanMercy More than 1 year ago
Love in Laguna Book Four Ian Carney is well on his way to a great career in architecture when his boyfriend of three years is pulled away for a family emergency in Mexico. Without hearing from him, Ian is worried but cannot do very much about it. Instead he attends a dinner for his job and meets the boss's boss and they hit it off. Braden Lord cannot stop staring at the young intern who has captured the eye of everyone in the room. In the middle of a nasty divorce, he cannot imagine saddling anyone with his troubles and kids. Later in the evening, Ian and Lord meet on the beach when Ian is walking his cat and Braden is with his kids. The kids love Ian, and the cat, and he ends up babysitting. This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. If you've been waiting for Ian to get his story, this is all you could've dreamed of.
Mebuffy More than 1 year ago
The sweetness in the book – the whole series really – is so addictive. I am not only totally in love with Ian and Braden, I absolutely and completely adore Braden’s kids. Ian had his moments of “wth do you think you’re doing?”, but he eventually started getting with the program. I love seeing more of our previous couples, particularly from books 1 and 2. It’s hard to say, but this might just be my favorite of the series yet! Lord of a Thousand Steps is a story that will steal your heart and refuse to return it. The characters alone are somewhat unpredictable, but mostly so endearing it sometimes hurts. It’s truly and awesome read!
Lorraine1 More than 1 year ago
A thousand steps? I’d walk a million for Ian Carney and even more for the next Tara Lain book – this author can do no wrong, At 35, Braden Lord should be the envy of many – CEO of a very prestigious architectural firm and has two of the most amazing children, but his world is crumbling around him. He’s finally admitted to himself that he is Gay and now going through a really messy/dirty divorce. He will gladly give his money to his insufferable wife but will fight heaven and earth for his children. All he has to do is bide his time, not make any waves, do nothing to attract any attention to himself and as Braden is very inexperienced as a gay man, he’s quite confident that it's achievable and then he meets Ian Carney………… At 21, Ian is a talented, totally lovable, wise beyond his years, Intern at Braden’s firm and as the blurb informs us, in love with Rico, that is until he finds out what a cheating, lowlife scum bag he really is! Ian’s life had been crappy until his older brother and his fiancée took him in, now his life is looking up, especially when he looks up and sees Braden Lord and lordy, lord, that is one fine looking man! They begin a clandestine, no strings attached relationship. But neither realising just how much Braden’s children have grown to love Ian and Ian loving them in return and then both realising how much they love and need each other, but Braden has the divorce hanging over his head, what can they do to make it all work out? My advice? Leave it to all to Tara Lain! She proves time and time again, what a truly gifted storyteller she is and always achieves the unachievable when giving us a truly memorable and HEA endings. For me, her greatest strength is her character building and the wondrous storylines that she creates, you just lose yourself in the world’s she gives you. She writes these most amazing people (and cats), whom you fall instantly in love with and I fell heavily in love with Ian and Braden. When everything was falling apart, Ian became Braden’s cement - he was the mature one, the one that took the lead and initiative, he held it all together – “you may be the old man in this relationship, but I'm the gay professional. I need to be responsible and realistic" I was captured early on, held captive throughout the siege and only released when the fight for love was finally won and what a sweet victory it was, I loved it. 5* from me, anything else would be a travesty of justice, she nailed it in true Lain style. ****I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book**** Threeebooksovertherainbow.wordpress.com
BookwormBrandee More than 1 year ago
I adored Ian Carney when I met him in Knave of Broken Hearts, book #2 in this series. So I was thrilled beyond measure to get his story and for him to get his HEA. Lain didn't disappoint! I couldn't have asked for a better story for Ian. Ian has been living with his brother, Jim, since he was 18 and their father kicked him out because he came out. Ian is wise beyond his years but he wants a family and the unconditional love he didn't get from his family. The desire for that enabled me to see his vulnerable side. He's smart and a gifted architecture student. And even though he's been in a relationship for 3 years - one he thought was going to last - he finds himself attracted to his boss, Braden Lord. Braden Lord - my goodness! He came with so much baggage. He's only recently come out and is currently enduring a nasty divorce. Yes, that's right. He's spent the last 15 years trying to convince himself he wasn't really gay. He has little experience, obviously, in gay relationships. And to complicate things even more, he has 2 children. But does that have to mean complications? I loved Ian and Braden together! They fit perfectly despite the age difference and baggage on both sides. And I adored Braden's kids. Mireille was adorably precocious, so grown-up in her mannerisms and speech. Jo-Jo was mature but also acted like a boy of 14. I appreciate when an author incorporates kids in a story line in a way that adds depth and Lain delivered BIG. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Anderson, Ian's cat. He has few lines in the dialog *wink* but played an integral role in the story. One thing I admire about this series is Lain's inclusion of people who both accept and judge homosexuality. It's realistic and genuine and adds to the story overall. Seeing characters on both sides of the fence and how the affected Ian and Braden enriched their story. Getting to be present as Ian and Braden figure out how they fit in each other's lives, watching the kids be accepting and seeing them all build a happy life together while weathering some bumps in the road was a heartwarming experience. And like I said, I couldn't have asked for better for Ian. But both he and Braden deserved it! *I received a complimentary copy of the book, as part of a blog tour, in exchange for an honest review.*
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
m/m I love this series. Tara Lain often makes me confront my comfort zone and this book is no different. We met Ian Carney and his cat Anderson Cooper in Knave of Broken Hearts (Love in Laguna #2) which if you haven’t read you should. This book takes place 3 years later. This is the story of Ian and his boss Braden. Braden has just come out of the closet. He is going through an ugly divorce from a bitter woman and is trying to keep his relationship with his two kids from hitting the skids. The relationship between these two starts off awkwardly and takes some time and effort. There is the age difference and the children and the power exchange at work. The author somehow resolves these issues to my satisfaction by the end of the book.
kcp59 More than 1 year ago
Tara Lain has done it again. Just when I think she can't top herself she creates a story with characters you just have to fall in love with. The Love in Laguna series just keeps getting better. You will fall in love with Ian and Braden. This is another must read by Tara!!!