Embrace My Reflection [MultiFormat]
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eBook by T. A. Chase
eBook Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Gay Fiction
eBook Description: Lucius Montagne and Ronnie Lake were best friends during high school, and in those two years, they fell in love. But Lucius joined the army and left Ronnie behind to deal with the pain of being alone.
Now, a decade later, Ronnie works at Cindi's Cabaret in New Orleans as a female impersonator. He's come to terms with the fact that he likes to dress in women's clothes, as well as his heartbreaking love for Lucius. Although Ronnie's happy, he still longs to reconnect with the man who left him all those years ago.
Lucius returns to New Orleans and gets a job as a detective on the police force. Finding out Ronnie also lives in the city brings all of Lucius's buried feelings to the surface. When Lucius discovers his high school sweetheart is being stalked by a sleazy United States senator, he immediately jumps into action. Protecting the man he loves comes naturally for him. Accepting that Ronnie dresses like a woman, however, is a little more difficult.
Yet can love find a way to survive, no matter the obstacles in its way?
Genres: Gay / Contemporary / Acton / Adventure
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, Published: 2011
Fictionwise Release Date: October 2011
12 Reader Ratings:
"5 Hearts!...I was so excited when I first saw this book. It drew me in straight from the blurb and kept me in its thrall through the story. It has been a long time since I read a book I couldn't put down. The plot was well developed and ran smoothly back and forth between the past and the present. The story is so touching and the love the characters have for each other is almost a tangible thing. There is plenty of sultry sex between the two men, it well written and the author keeps the love and respect the characters have for each other in perspective throughout it. This a wonderful book for those of us who want to believe it the power of love, and long for that one person who will accept us no matter who or what we are."--Ana, The Romance Studio
"4 Nymphs!...The newest release from popular multi-published author T. A. Chase and this tale of forgiveness and reconciliation is one of her best, to date. Keep up the good work T. A. I've never read a story in which a female impersonator served as a main character and I was thrilled with Ms. Chase's well-rounded depiction of Ronnie and his emotional strength. The account of the cabaret, New Orleans and the clothes Ronnie wears are all vividly detailed, as are the various great supporting characters. The stalker portion of the plot is integrated nicely but never overshadows the growing relationship between Ronnie and Lucius. The action-packed scene involving Ronnie's stalker senator is handled well, as is the courtroom scenes near the end. Read and enjoy!"--Dragon Minx, Literary Nymphs Reviews
"A Recommended Read!...5 Angels!...Entranced me from the moment I saw the cover. I couldn't put the book down. I fell in love with Ronnie's beautiful and loving character from the start. This is one book that I will never forget and I applaud Ms. Chase for showing the world the damage that prejudice can do and the strength of true love."--Teresa, Fallen Angel Reviews
"4 Stars!...In many books with cross dressers the characters are cardboard cut outs, but in Embrace My Reflection T. A. Chase makes her cross dressing character three dimensional and sympathetic. The protagonists...were well drawn. If you like sympathetic characters and cross dressers you might want to take a chance on Embrace My Reflection. Recommended."--Wave, Reviews By Jessewave
The door clicked shut and he turned, his breath catching at the sight of Ronnie leaning against the door. Ronnie's hands were hidden behind him, causing his hips to angle forward in a way that drew Lucius' attention to the pronounced bulge at Ronnie's groin hidden under black velvet and whatever underwear he wore.
Lucius rubbed his sweaty palms on his jeans and cleared his throat again. Shit, he sounded like he had TB or something.
"I'm sorry. I should've put on some different clothes, but I only have an hour between sets, and sometimes it's difficult to get dressed on my own. So I usually change right after my first set." Ronnie straightened and tugged his robe tight around him.
Lucius touched Ronnie's hair as the slender man walked past him. Ronnie froze as Lucius stroked his fingers over the waves of golden brown.
"It's as soft as I remembered it to be," he said, savoring the silkiness of the strands.
Ronnie made a noise, and Lucius realized what he was doing. He jerked away his hand, trying not to notice the few strands caught in his rough skin.
"I'm sorry, Ronnie. I didn't mean to touch without asking. You always had such beautiful hair."
God, he was babbling. Why was he so nervous? It wasn't like he hadn't faced uncomfortable situations before. He'd served as an MP in the army for eight years before joining the New Orleans Police Department. Yet something about Ronnie threw him off, and it wasn't just the clothing. It was Ronnie himself, bringing feelings Lucius thought buried to the surface.