Under his pen name, C. Travis Rice, New York Times bestselling author Christopher Rice offers tales of passion, intrigue, and steamy romance between men. The fourth novel, SAPPHIRE DAWN, once again transports you to a beautiful luxury resort on the sparkling Southern California coast where strong-willed heroes release the shame that blocks their hearts’ desires.
Donnie Bascombe has made a lot of people’s fantasies come true in his life, first in the bedroom, then on the set of his adult entertainment studio. To escape his difficult background, he made sex his business. But his best friend Logan Murdoch has just presented him with his tallest order yet — help plan the wedding of his dreams to wealthy hotelier Connor Harcourt. Desire has always been Donnie’s forte. But lavish nuptials at one of Southern California’s premier oceanfront resorts? For that job, he’ll need a partner. And a mentor. Preferably someone who can put up with the fact that his idea of elegant is a buffet with a salad bar.
Richard Merriweather has devoted his life to planning fairy tale weddings for celebrities and royalty — only to have his own husband shatter his heart into a million pieces. Remaking the special events at Sapphire Cove is just the distraction he needs to get his fancy and luxurious life back on track. But turning the wedding between the resort’s general manager and security director into the most stunning and talked about in its history will require him to work alongside the groom’s brash and undeniably sexy best friend. Worse, Donnie Bascombe has a powerful attraction to Richard Merriweather he can’t keep secret.
If Richard can show Donnie how to make his best friends happy, Donnie promises to behave himself. But the more Richard gets to know the sweet, affectionate hormone ball, the less he wants him to behave. And that’s a problem. Because Richard Merriweather doesn’t do hook ups and Donnie doesn’t do relationships. Or does he? The closer Donnie gets to Richard, the more he wants something different, something he’s never had before. Something more. Something that will force both men to confront the heartbreak in their pasts as they plan Sapphire Cove’s wedding of the decade and find an unexpected future for themselves.