Love and To Cherish
Author: Addison Albright
Series: Vows #3
Can be read as a standalone
Release Date: November 12th 2016
Genre: Contemporary MM Romance
Will Nash find love again? Of course he will. Will he go about it in the usual manner? Now that’s another story entirely.
Jilted by his fiancé two weeks before their wedding, Nash Marino’s outlook on life in general, and love in particular, is jaded. After months of couch-surfing, Nash is fed up. He’s sick and tired of his living conditions, worn out by the demands of his nursing job, and despairs of ever finding love again. In fact, he doesn’t think he’s capable of true love. Monogamy, commitment, companionship, and regular sex…that’s all he wants, and the sooner, the better.
When Nash crosses paths with a like-minded man who’s also in need of a live-in nurse for a beloved relative, Nash figures all his problems are solved. Matters are complicated by a freak accident and amnesia. When Nash’s marriage of convenience scheme is muddied by notions of love after his memory reboot, will their plans go awry, or will Nash’s new outlook on life be just what the doctor ordered?
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“So, out of curiosity,” Oliver asked, breaking the stony silence, “what’s on this list of desirable traits you mentioned for your hypothetical Mr. Right?”
Nash rubbed a hand over his face and turned to Oliver. He shrugged. “I don’t know, it’s intuitive stuff, I guess. Nothing I’ve really thought about.”
Harley said, “Well, let’s consider it on a conscious level. Oliver mentioned personalities. Those need to be a match then, right?” He spoke in a more relaxed voice, obviously trying to put the argument behind them.
Nash shook his head. “No, I don’t think they need to match. In fact, sometimes that can be a bad thing.”
Oliver took Harley’s hand in his own and gave it a squeeze. “Our personalities don’t match. We mesh. We balance each other.”
Harley slowly nodded and pursed his lips as he tended to do when deep in thought. “Okay, I get that. Character is what I’m thinking of, I guess. That’s what needs to be more of a match.”
That made sense. Nash said, “Yeah, and ‘basic outlook on life’ shit. What’s important to you.”
“Intelligence levels should be in the same general range,” Harley added. “Otherwise you’ll lose respect, or at least one of you will. Gotta be able to respect each other’s opinions and all.”
Oliver said, “I don’t know if that should be a hard and fast rule. Some personalities might prefer that dynamic.”
“Okay,” Nash said. “With exceptions, that’s a reasonable point. I don’t think it’s necessary for intellectual interests to match, but sure, there needs to be mutual respect, and a wide disparity in intelligence might affect that.”
“Physical attraction,” Harley offered.
Oliver waggled his eyebrows at his boyfriend and grinned.
Nash rolled his eyes. That one went without saying. “Common interests. Edward and I were talking about this. Have some common interests and be able to compromise with each other and be willing to make an effort for each other’s interests.”
Harley looked like he was biting his tongue, which was a smart move. Nash was so not in the mood to have him start Sam-bashing again.
Oliver quickly added, “Yes, but I think having some separate pursuits is healthy, too. A couple shouldn’t need to do everything together. Sometimes separate ‘boys’ night out’ occasions are good for a relationship. I had to end things with a guy once ’cause he was unreasonably jealous anytime I wanted to go out with my buddies, even though it was only to watch horror flicks, which he hated.”
“Okay, sure.” Nash yawned and looked at the time on his phone. “Sorry. I’m gonna curl up here and rest my eyes. Can’t sleep in too late tomorrow morning. Gotta meet a doctor to talk about a patient at eleven.”
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About the Author
Addison Albright lives in the middle of the USA with three peculiar cats. Her stories are gay (sometimes erotic) romance, and tend to be sweet man-love in contemporary settings. Her education includes a BS in Education with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Chemistry. Addison loves spending time with her family, reading, popcorn, boating, french fries, “open window weather,” cats, math, and anything chocolate. She loves to read pretty much anything and everything, anytime and anywhere.
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