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Wild and Precious by CJane Elliott

 
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Wild and Precious by CJane Elliott

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Book Series
Wild and Precious #1
About the Author
After years of hearing characters chatting away in her head, CJane Elliott finally decided to put them on paper and hasn't looked back since. A psychotherapist by training, CJane enjoys writing sexy, passionate stories that also explore the human psyche. CJane has traveled all over North America for work and her characters are travelers, too, traveling down into their own depths to find what they need to get to the happy ending.

CJane is an ardent supporter of gay equality and is particularly fond of coming out stories.

In her spare time, CJane can be found dancing, listening to music, or watching old movies. Her husband and son support her writing habit by staying out of the way when they see her hunched over, staring intensely at her laptop.
Publication Date
December 31, 2014
Pages
80
ISBN
1632165295 (ISBN13: 9781632165299)
Aspiring writer Brent Granger has good friends and a great job at an arts magazine in DC, but he’s batting zero in the arena of love. Brent begins to get a clue why things aren’t working with women from his strong attraction to his gorgeous, gay, and already attached boss, Graham Stoneford. When he sees a personal ad from a man that quotes his favorite poet, Brent decides to do something wild and answer.Enter Cody Bellstrom, easygoing bisexual musician, who is happy to initiate Brent in the ways of gay sex. Brent now has a new problem: he realizes he’s gay and no one in his life knows it. Cody tires of hiding their relationship, but Brent finds it challenging to come out to family, friends, and especially to Graham. In the end, Brent must confront the truth of where—and with whom—his heart lies.

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A sweet story about finding love, when you find yourself.
(Updated: January 16, 2016)
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Wild and Precious takes its name from a beautiful poem by Mary Oliver that asks the reader what they intend to do with the one life they've been given because it's wild and precious. This poem links the characters in the novel, and ultimately motivates the MC to take a chance on a new kind of life and love.

Brent Granger is an aspiring writer/poet who is biding his time as a music beat reporter for Washington/Arts magazine. He is only 24 and has yet to gain the confidence to study and write full time. With the help of his work mate and friend, Ari, Brent is looking for a woman to love on match.com. None of the women he meets seem to fit. He can't seem to connect to anyone as a friend and passion seems to be missing. One night as Ari is searching the site he accidentally clicks on the same sex relationship section. A profile comes up that includes a quote from Brent's favourite Mary Oliver poem. Whilst Ari is in the toilet, Brent quickly copies down the details. After all, he reasons, the profile says he's looking for friends as well as lovers and maybe Brent could use some more friends in his life.

Cody Bellstrom is bi but has been dating only women for a while. He's been flipping from one woman to the next, not connecting with any of them. With the help of his best friends Bette and Aurora he decides it's time to explore the MM community and puts his profile on match.com. At the ladies suggestion he includes a line of Mary Oliver poetry, about life being wild and precious.

When Brent gathers the courage to contact Cody, they meet up in a cafe and both men are blow away by their attraction. Two gorgeous men who connect instantly as friends, also find there is a strong sexual element to their chemistry. Experimentation leads to a relationship, Brent discovers his true self and comes out to his family and friends as a gay man. Whether or not this is just about sexuality, learning about himself and friendship, or something more, becomes more of an issue as the gorgeous, funny, intelligent and very gay Graham Stoneford lurks in the back of Brent's mind and life.

Graham Stoneford is editor-in-chief of Washington/Arts magazine and website, and Brent's boss. At 30 is known as the wunderkind of the nations capital art scene. He has gradually formed a friendship with straight Brent and they enjoy Sunday excursions to art galleries and restaurants. When Graham breaks up with his boyfriend, and soon after discovers Brent is actually gay, he pulls away from the temptation Brent now represents. An employer/employee relationship is not on the cards, and besides, Brent is clearly taken. As Brent and Cody discover the true nature of their relationship, Brent finds himself more and more attracted to Graham. Separating himself from the magazine and following his dream of studying and writing poetry may just be the change he needs to follow his heart to the real man of his dreams. A HEA may yet be possible.

CJane Elliot writes realistic and highly likeable MC's. As a reader, I connected with them quickly and formed my own views about who belonged with whom, and which characters were in each others lives as teachers and guides. Wild and Precious is a sweet novel that will keep you utterly engaged until it's very satisfying conclusion. A great 4.5 star read.
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