When their plane crashed, their desire took flight.
CEO Maine Braxton and his invaluable assistant, Colby, don’t realize they share a deep secret: they’re in love—with each other. That secret may have never come to light but for a terrifying plane crash in the Cascade Mountains that changes everything.
In a struggle for survival, the two men brave bears, storms, and a life-threatening flood to make it out of the wilderness alive. The proximity to death makes them realize the importance of love over propriety. Confessions emerge. Passions ignite. They escape the wilds renewed and openly in love.
When they return to civilization, though, forces are already plotting to snuff out their short-lived romance and ruin everything both have worked so hard to achieve.
About the Author
Rick R. Reed is all about exploring the romantic entanglements of gay men in contemporary, realistic settings. While his stories often contain elements of suspense, mystery, and the paranormal, his focus ultimately returns to the power of love. He is the author of dozens of published novels, novellas, and short stories. He is a three-time EPIC eBook Award winner (for Caregiver, Orientation, and The Blue Moon Cafe). His novel, Raining Men, won the Rainbow Award for Best Contemporary General Fiction. Lambda Literary Review has called him, "a writer that doesn't disappoint." Rick lives in Seattle with his husband and a very spoiled Boston terrier. He is forever "at work on another novel."
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
CEO Maine Braxton and his extremely competent assistant, Colby LaSalle are returning from Seattle when their plane crashes leaving them stranded in the Cascade Mountains. Their fight for survival involves braving not only the weather but bears and a flood. With their struggle to survive secrets are revealed. Each has desired the other but felt nothing could come of it. They escape the mountains ready to face their new found feelings only to find the real world has other ideas. Vivien Dean and Rick R. Reed combined their amazing talent to bring us Stranded by Desire. The suspense of both the danger in escaping and the personal issues kept you reading well past your bedtime. Maine and Colby were incredible heroes, making you fall in love with both of them. There are a few twists that will keep your interest and watching the struggle of Maine and Colby makes for great reading. Stranded with Desire will not leave us stranded.