The Secrets in My Scowl

The Secrets in My Scowl


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Sparks ignite and tempers flare when a sexy, optimistic wedding planner, moves his business in across the hall from a jilted, divorce lawyer's practice.

"Look smart ass. This is the last time I'm going to remind you about breaking sections of the lease. If there's a next time, I won't stop until you and your frilly, white wedding shit is thrown out of here. Do you got it?!"

Wylde looked in Jacob's pained eyes and answered in his deep voice. "Yeah, counselor. I got it."

From high school, up until he became a successful attorney Jacob Snowden was convinced that love had it out for him. "Everyone left," were the words he lived by. His mother, his high school sweetheart, his father, and his fiancé, all left Jacob just when he felt it was safe to let down his guard. Not any longer. Jacob was a determined man, set at keeping people at a distance. If his six foot one, military-made body didn't scare people off, his permanent scowl surely did. At almost forty, Jacob's social life was non-existent, but he told himself his work fulfilled him. He helped people get out of their loveless marriages. Jacob Snowden was one of the best divorce lawyers on the east coast and was damn proud of it. So, imagine his disdain when a wedding planner moves into the suite directly adjacent to his... an insanely masculine, male wedding planner.

Wylde Sterling had made quite a name for himself in his hometown of Roanoke, Virginia, working for a wedding planner that catered to the elite. He was known for his charm and impeccable taste. Yep, he was incredible at giving couples the wedding of their dreams. But he wanted nothing more than to plan his own. After striking out in love more times than he cared to admit, Wylde decided to start his own business in a new city, hoping Richmond would give him a fresh start. Things started out wonderfully - until he started to piss off the angry divorce attorney next door.

Wylde could see past Jacob's mean scowl, knowing there was a reason for it. It was the man's defense mechanism, his means of keeping people away. Everything in Wylde told him to stay away, but he believed Jacob just needed to meet a man who had been hurt as badly as he had.

Standalone gay romance that ends in an HEA and no cliffhanger

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539742555
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Pages: 324
Sales rank: 550,421
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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The Secrets in my Scowl 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I enjoyed this book.
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Not like I thought it would be. I loved how Wylde is so soft and sweet compared to Jacob. I liked the way the story of Jacob was first it gave you a great back ground to understand why hw is like he is. I just wish it would have been longer. Keep the coming love all your books.
Terisia More than 1 year ago
(I received this book in exchange for an honest review.) This is the second book I've read by A.E. Via, and I've enjoyed them both very much. The author writes in a pleasing style, giving the reader plenty of details and background while keeping the story moving. The story begins in the past, clearly showing the reader the pain Jacob experienced with his family, his first love, and the man he thought he was going to marry, all of which led him to become the man with the perpetual scowl. But later, after Jacob firmly establishes his success as a divorce lawyer, along comes Wylde (love this name for this man!) the wedding planner, no less! The attraction is immediate and intense, and in spite of a bit of a rocky start in their workplaces, the two men begin a relationship that greatly changes Jacob's life for the better. Their feelings quickly grow, they have some life experiences, and make it to a wonderful HEA. This story took me through a range of emotions as it dealt with heartbreak, anger, loneliness, family tragedy, love, attraction, happiness, friendship, and more. I'm rounding up from 4.5 stars (deducting ½ star due to a few strangely worded phrases that just sounded off to me, such as taking something "out the trunk" rather than "out of the trunk." Is this a regional thing?) I do highly recommend this book to you.