This boxed set contains the first four books in the 2 Hearts Rescue series.
When Jay's lover returns looking for a second chance, he realizes this could be the opportunity he needs to save 2 Hearts Rescue. Except Cody left once, and Jay can't lose both things he loves--the rescue and his lover.
Former jockey, Aricelo came to 2 Hearts Rescue to see the horse whose bad wreck during a race had left him an amputee and changed his life forever. Not only does he find the horse, but he also finds his former lover Danny. The past wasn't what it seemed and Danny's also trying to find a new life and career for himself. Perhaps both of them can find the future together.
Rescue & Redemption
A jockey with PTSD is no good on the race track, so Reyes takes the advice of his friend, Aricelo, and comes to 2 Hearts Rescue. There he meets an ex-con with a knack for construction who, along with Badger, a horse no one can get close to, holds the keys to rebuilding Reyes' life.
Rescuing the Millionaire
After a riding accident left Phillip paralyzed, he drifted away from his lover, Sebastian. A chance meeting at 2 Hearts Rescue reignites flames long thought buried. When he watches Sebastian compete at a show jumping competition, Phillip realizes that not only can he have his lover back, but also a life with horses.
A portion of the proceeds from 2 Hearts Rescue books goes to support animal rescue and education efforts.
Arcelio (Ace) Mendez lost his career as a jockey and part of his leg in a horrible accident during a race. He thought he'd lost his lover, Danny Raines, too. Ready to move on with his life, he accepts an invitation from 2 Hearts Rescue to come see the horse he'd been riding when the accident happened. When he arrives, he discovers Danny's there, and they have a lot of catching up to do.
Danny would have kicked himself for not being there for Ace during his rehabilitation, except he'd had an accident getting to the hospital and shattered his ankle. His career as an exercise rider was over, and his self-destructive behavior ensured that career would stay dead. He found himself at 2 Hearts Rescue and it seemed that not only had the rescue saved him, but it also brought Ace back into his life. He has to prove to Ace that he won't run again, and together they can make a new home.
NOTE: Each book in this series can be read on its own, though characters reappear through the books. A portion of the proceeds for this book are donated to animal rescue causes.
Sam's anxious about the Thanksgiving dinner he's holding at 2 Hearts Rescue for Jay, Cody, and everyone else at the farm. He's also busy with his restaurant and certain that he's over the fact that his lover and business partner, Curt, left. And then Curt returns, and Sam wonders if his former lover is about to upend his world once again.
Curt is back, and he's determined to show Sam how much he changed. When he takes in a stray kitten, something his old self would never do, he thinks it's a sign. He's ready. To take back his half of the restaurant and to convince Sam that he's here...to stay.
The last thing Dursus remembered was Brutus' sword biting into his leg...until he awakened in a strange room and certainly not in Ancient Rome.
Mike Dinsmore, a veterinarian, hears a scream and discovers a strange man bleeding profusely in his study. He binds the wound, applies all of his medical knowledge, and nurses the unconscious man back to life. When the man recognizes the broken gladius in Mike's possession, he realizes that like his friends, a gladiator has come through time for him.
But Dursus is missing a leg and needs to learn to walk, and to live again. Can he do so with Mike by his side?
Fabius never wanted to be a gladiator, but the priesthood--his true calling--wouldn’t accept him. When a flash of white light takes his partner Dursus from the arena, leaving him alone to face Brutus’ wrath, Fabius is certain this is the end. The gods have exacted their payment--by sending him through time?
Max studied the legend of the five gladiators who disappeared without a trace. He never imagined the final one would arrive on his doorstep. For a professor of Roman history, Fabius’ arrival is like a dream come true. For the man, his body is an exquisite marvel and one in which he can take hours of pleasure. The sword he’d been studying may have belonged to a gladiator. Now, it belongs to his lover and the legend has come full circle.
Greg restores ancient weapons. When the ancient Roman gladius he's storing, brings him Lucius the gladiator, he's intrigued. A backyard barbecue at Ezra's house with his friend Gabriel, and both men's lovers, Marius and Titus reveals that Lucius isn't the first gladiator to come through time, and he won't be the last. Except Lucius believes Greg is the embodiment of his lover Gregor, who was killed by Roman Soldiers, and Greg isn't certain how feels about being a gladiator's lost love.
Lucius prayed to Janus just like Marius and Titus before him. His heart broken from the death of Gregor, he just wants freedom--a new life. Surely Janus will take him away, too. When he finds himself in Greg's home, and discovers the man has his gladius, he knows the gods had their hands in this, for Greg looks exactly like Gregor, the man he loved and lost. He won't lose his lover again, even if it means learning to live in this strange time and place.
Ethan has a problem. The rescue barn cat he's taken in has gotten loose and he needs someone with a long...ladder to get him down and safe. He texts his friend Robbie, whom he's lusted after for years. When Robbie shows up with his ladder, he rescues more than just the cat.
Robbie knows Ethan needs something to get him away from his work. Running the Feline Unit for 2 Hearts Rescue might be just the ticket. But first, he needs to convince Ethan that not only are they good friends, but they can be even more...
Cai Antony wants nothing more than to finish his tour with the First Cavalry Regiment and return home to rebuild his family's horse breeding business. The bitter attacks from the Gauls were making that difficult, if not impossible. When he rushes to the aid of his commander, a flash of bright light takes him...elsewhere.
Adrian, a member of a Roman Reenactment group, finds Cai in the middle of his field, sexy and disoriented. He calls his friends, Max and Fabius, who confirm that Cai is a man out of time. The attraction between Adrian and Cai is unmistakable. And Adrian wonders, did Cai ride through time just for him?
When Marius hands Ezra a Roman gladius with a stylized T in the hilt, he tells Ezra that it's special. Ezra finds out just how special when he wakes up to a gladiator in his house. He soon learns that like Marius, Titus prayed to Janus to give him a new life and the god complied. Now that he's met the man to go along with the sword, Ezra realizes that he yearns to share his world, and his life, with the gladiator.
Titus knew nothing except the arena and his few good friends in the cohort. He follows Marius' lead, trusting the god to deliver him from his brutal life. When he realizes he's in Ezra's house, and that Ezra has his sword, he quickly learns that the modern world is good. Bacon? Hot water? What more could a gladiator want? Getting to know Ezra, and exploring his delicious body would make an excellent start.
The commander of his regiment, Owen watched as one-by-one his men were taken by a flash of white light. Surrounded by fire and outnumbered, he has one chance for freedom. He takes it, only to be surrounded by the white light and finds himself far from home. When he sees a barn fire, he races toward it to help the horses trapped inside.
Nate watched as his friends found their Romans and paired off. He realizes his Roman has come when a man clad in Ancient Roman garb rides toward the barn and breaks down the door. Now, his Roman has come for him, but only if they can get through the fire.
When Janus brings Marcus from the heart of a fierce battle through time, he accepts it in stride. After all, the gods are known to be as fickle as the men who created them, and if his fellow soldier Cai found a purpose in this new age, then so would he.
Devon had a bit of a reputation for changing his lovers more often than some people changed their underwear. Yet, when Marcus rides through time into their practice field, he finds himself drawn to the sexy Roman warrior. He might not believe in gods or fate, but he knows a good thing when he finds it, and Marcus...well, he's scorching hot sex dressed in really authentic Roman gear. A few nights with his Roman and he might just start believing in fate, too.
A damaged jockey who feared riding again...
Reyes Soto relived the accident that ended his career and the life the racehorse he'd been riding nearly every day. The demons in his mind kept him from even thinking about riding again. Until his friend Arcelio invited him to 2 Hearts Rescue and he meets a horse named Badger and an ex-con. Both touch his heart and give him hope...if only the demons of PTSD from his accident would let him go.
An ex-con who finds a talent for construction...
Beck keeps his past hidden. He knows his record isn't good, and when he's sent to 2 Hearts Rescue to do community service after a fight he in no way regretted, he thinks he's going to get in his time and leave. It's what he's always done. But the horses mean something, and he discovers he likes the carpentry tasks he has a talent for. He also wants a certain ex-jockey. He doesn't want to be judged for his past, and he certainly isn't going to judge Reyes for him. Now to convince him that he's interested in staying once his time is served, and he'd like Reyes to stay with him.
Mathias inherited the feral colony his mother cared for and wants to finish her mission to get all the cats fixed and hopefully some adopted into good homes. He turns to 2 Hearts Rescue, where Jay and Cody agree to provide the support he needs. He's thankful for their help, and that of the new veterinarian in town, Brent. They work well together, and a sudden kiss takes things to the next level.
Brent admires Mathias' passion for the colony of stray cats, and his desire to see them fixed and better cared for is admirable. And his attraction to the older man is off the charts hot. They work well together in handling the cats, and he knows they'll be very good together in bed. It might just be up to him to make the first move.
Jude returned to Wyoming looking reunite with his former lover Payton. A chance to play a cowboy at the 2 Hearts Rescue holiday event brought him face to face with...Santa? Underneath that costume, Payton was as hot as ever and when a tiny stray shows up on Patyon's doorstep, Jude realizes he has a ready made family. If only he could convince Payton that he's back for good.
Forced to obey his commander's orders, Dax follows the path his fellow Ancient Roman cavalry soldiers took only to be whisked through time. Thankfully he discovers his friends, alive and well with their newfound lovers, and he worries about what has become of Owen, his commander. When he's introduced to Jack, the chariot driver, he realizes this new time holds wonders he'd never dreamed of.
Jack didn't believe in the gods or fate, and yet when his friends received their Romans he wasn't surprised to discover Dax while out driving. The Roman isn't shy, and he's enthusiastic about discovering all the joys this time has in store. His Roman certainly tempts him, and perhaps, in time, he'll even believe that it truly was fate.
Note: Each book in this series stands alone, but the characters do appear in the other stories and you'll get a better picture of all these sexy Roman soldiers if you read the entire series.
Felix cursed the gods who took his two fellow cavalrymen from him in flashes of light. The battle was turning and not for the better. His commander sent him to round up the new recruits and get them out of trouble. Except, the light takes him and his mare to a new place and a new time. He quickly meets the lost men and learns the truth. Janus brought him to the future. But for what? He didn't know.
Stein Svargeld knew. He'd been waiting for his Roman, so considered it lucky that he'd been riding with the Romans that day. He knows Felix will need time to adjust and yet, he can't wait for his Roman lover who traveled through time to experience everything. But first, he'll have to convince Felix that Janus brought him through time for a reason--for him.
Note: Each book in this series stands alone; however the characters from the previous books show up in each one. Readers will get a more complete picture of these hot Roman soldiers traveling through time to find the men they love if they read all the books in the series.
Sebastian blamed himself for selling Phillip the horse that caused his paralysis and made a one-sided decision to end their relationship right then. Except he never forgot Phillip, nor the steamy nights they shared, and when he runs into Phillip at 2 Hearts Rescue, he realizes that he's been given a second chance. That is if Phillip wants to give him one...
Phillip recovered from his fall and created a new life, one that kept him confined in a wheelchair, but he never blamed Sebastian for the accident which claimed his ability to walk. He'd also never forgotten the man he loved. A chance encounter brings them back together again. A hot weekend at a horse show proves that they still have chemistry and the sex is scorching. Now, it's up to Phillip to accept the second chance Sebastian provides, not just at love, but also at a life with horses.