Title: The Rainbow Clause
Author: Beth Bolden
Release Date: April 3rd 2017
Genre: MM Contemporary Romance, Sports
Heisman winner. Member of the National Championship team. NFL Rookie of the Year. Quarterback Colin O’Connor knows he’s become the ultimate romance novel cliché: all the success he’s ever dreamed of but nobody to share it with. Too bad it’s not as simple as asking out the next girl who intrigues him – because the next girl to intrigue him probably won’t be a girl at all.
Unexpectedly, the solution comes in one neat package: Nick Wheeler, lead journalist for a leading sports and pop culture blog. Hired by Colin’s team, Nick comes to Miami to shine a spotlight on the NFL’s most private quarterback.
The heat in Miami rises when Nick discovers that Colin is nothing like the hollow personality he pretends to be in interviews and he’s even hotter in person than on his Sports Illustrated cover. Nick knows this is the story of his career, and after spending his teenage years as a bullied, closeted teen, it hits very close to home. What he needs is to help Colin share his story while keeping their growing relationship from boiling over in the press, but what he wants is to tell the world.
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The Rainbow Clause Exclusive excerpt:Colin was almost a hundred percent sure he knew who had that deep, slightly sardonic voice. But he really didn’t want to turn around to verify. Before he could, that voice spoke again.
“Let me guess, the hat is supposed to be a disguise, and Jemma thinks nobody will be pissed that she brought a Heisman-winning quarterback to a pick-up dodgeball game.”
Colin turned around and tried really hard not to look sheepish.
Of course Nick was standing there, dressed down in black basketball shorts and a ratty LA Clippers tank top. Colin tried not to check out his newly exposed and surprisingly toned arms and legs, and mostly failed. It was getting harder and harder not to notice how attractive Nick was, even as he continued to be a persistent pain in Colin’s ass.
“It’s not a good disguise?” he asked, even though he already knew the answer.
Nick shot him an incredulous look. “You’re rather distinctive looking.”
“I’ve never heard that before.”
Nick smiled, and it was just as transformative as the first time Colin had witnessed it. It was becoming impossible to deny; Nick Wheeler was really, really hot. And Colin was afraid of what that might mean for him. “You should copyright that innocent expression. I know a lot of people who’d like to borrow it.”
“Who said anything about borrowing?” Colin scoffed. “Mark would skin me alive for losing out on the revenue stream selling it could bring.”
Every nerve ending on Colin’s body pinged at Nick’s slow, leisurely perusal. “I wouldn’t blame him; it’d be worth a damn lot.”
Colin might be able to claim he didn’t remember them flirting before, but he wouldn’t be able to do that again.
“You two done flirting yet?” Jemma piped up, and Colin experienced for the very first time what it might be like having her only as a friend. Apparently, she had passed right over supportive and landed right on annoying younger sister. She was a meddling pain, and he was going to accidentally send more than one ball her way tonight for that particular comment.
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About the Author
Beth Bolden lives in Portland, Oregon with her supportive husband and their beloved cat. She wholly believes in Keeping Portland Weird, but wishes she didn't have to make the yearly pilgrimage up to Seattle to watch her Boston Red Sox play baseball. She's a fan of fandoms, and spends too much of her free time on tumblr.
Beth has been writing practically since she learned the alphabet. Unfortunately, her first foray into novel writing, titled Big Bear with Sparkly Earrings, wasn't a bestseller, but hope springs eternal. She's published two novels, The Lucky Charm and Getting Lucky, and a short story, Eye of the Storm. Her next novel, Summer Attractions, will be released in August 2016.
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