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Gideon’s Wish by Bryan T Clark :: Release Tour :: Author Interview :: Review

Synopsis

He might be Mr. Right, but their timing is all kinds of wrong…

Gideon Miller is done letting his heart do the thinking for him. Been there, done that, still has the emotional scars to prove it. Besides, he’s leaving Los Angeles soon. There’d be no point in starting up a new romance now. But when he meets the off-the-charts sexy, ex-military man next door, Gideon starts to question everything…

Isaiah Williams needs a fresh start. With his time in the Navy—and a painful, toxic relationship—behind him, he’s ready to start a new life. Now all he has to do is figure out how to keep his matchmaking mother out of his business…and how to not fall for his sweet, nerdy, and entirely too attractive neighbor…

They’re complete opposites with nothing but trust issues in common. Their timing? Terrible. And yet…none of that matters when they’re together. Will love be enough to get Gideon and Isaiah to happily ever after? Or are they destined to remain star-crossed?

“Gideon’s Wish, a standalone, steamy, lightly angsty, M/M contemporary romance, features a loveable, openly gay handyman and the not-so-openly gay alpha male of his dreams. HEA guaranteed. Download today and get ready to fall in love with your next favorite read.”

 

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Author Interview with Bryan T Clark

  1. Are you a full-time or part-time writer? How does that affect your writing?

After I retired from a twenty-seven-year career in Law Enforcement back in 2015, I made the switch from a part-time writer to a full-time writer. At the time I had only published Ancient House of Cards. I love being a full-time writer because I can devote so many more hours in the day to my craft. I am not sure how other people work full time and publish multiple books in a year. I’m always impressed when I see this.

 

  1. What was the weirdest thing you had to Google for your story?

For the love of God, if I die, someone PLEASE erase my search engine! The stuff we writers have to google is sometimes too funny. Like for Come to the Oaks, I had to google what men used for lube back in 1844. Who knew lard was multipurpose? I keep waiting for a pop-up message from Google saying, “Your account has been closed. Your ass is too nasty!” I swear it was all done in the name of research!

 

  1. What was the first book that made you cry?

I was kind of a cry baby as a kid, so it could have been ‘Horton Hears a Who’ by Dr. Seuss. In the book, Horton the elephant is ridiculed for believing in something he can’t see. They tried to hurt poor Horton. The book is designed to teach kids about equality and standing up for something you believe in. I’ll also cry when I am editing my own stuff during a sad scene, as if I had never read it.

 

  1. Which of your own characters would you Kill? Fuck? Marry? And why?

Oh! I like this question! I would for sure kill Ian’s mother, Lucille, from Ancient House of Cards. I hate that B*ch! How the heck did that witch even get in my book? I’m not a hoe, but I would fuck Nicky (Before Sunrise), Diego (Diego’s Secret), Noah (Far Away), and Gideon (Gideon’s Wish). Of course, this would all be done over the course of a week, and not all in one night. After all, I am a man in my fifties, and require a minimum of seven hours of sleep at night these days. I would definitely marry Noah. I love Noah’s innocence, and that he loves so deeply and unconditionally.

 

  1. What are you working on now, and when can we expect it?

I always have several ‘cakes in the oven’. Unless the characters stop talking to me, my next release is Hawthorne Manor, set for release in May 2022. This story involves a cranky old man, a nosey housekeeper, and two men that can’t seem to keep their hands to themselves.

 

Review

Reviewed By: Josh Dale

5/5

Something I have learned from the few books of Bryan T Clark, is that he is not afraid of tackling real life issues, without making them the whole story.

For example, in Gideons Wish, HIV+, Homophobia, Coming Out, family peer pressure are a few issues within this story.

Gideon is from Costa Rica, where he has helped his parents run their riverside lodge in the jungle.  He loves Costa Rica and the jungle life. But when his Grandma passed away, he took the opportunity to fly to Loss Angeles to renovate the house and ready it to be rented.   He also took the opportunity to follow his heart, but it was broken by the other person and one Mistake has cost him dearly. Leaving him with trust issues and self-doubt and low self-esteem.

Isaiah has just left the military and is about to start training at the LAPD’s academy. He is staying at his mother’s, who happens to be Gideon’s neighbour.   Isaiah too has trust issues and other baggage.

There is a spark between both characters when they first see each other, but neither is ready for a relationship.

That spark is encouraged by Daisy, Isaiah’s mother aka the local Miss cupid. She has been plotting and preparing the ground with Gideon, with not-so-subtle hints, ready for Isiah’s arrival.

What starts out as no strings fun whilst Gideon is in LA, soon turns into much more.

There are a few standout scenes that really stand out, one is when Gideon finds the courage to tell Isiah his HIV status.  The way the author portrays the scene and especially Gideons raw emotion is so well written. But also, Isiah’s reaction, which shows maturity and understanding that many people faced with someone HIV+ would not show.  It is refreshing to see such a reaction, and quite informative too.

I also really liked the turmoil Gideon went through in choosing whether to stay in LA and follow his heart, or do what he always has done, and be there for everyone else. Putting his own needs aside.   I felt like my heart was breaking when it came to decision time.

Gideon and Isiah are opposites in many ways, but the love they share for one another is felt in every word of the book.

The emotions of the characters are almost tangible, like it is you that is in their situations. You cannot help to fall in love with them both and really root for them throughout their journey.

Gideon’s wish is so well written with all the different issues interwoven and balanced and add to the story.  I kind of think of Bryan T Clark as a master baker, he puts all the ingredients into his books and mixes to bake the perfect cake.

Excerpt

 “Your dad and I are so proud of you and the work you’ve done on the house. I admit, I thought your dad was crazy to want to take the loan out to do this…But it really looks nice.”

He knew she was referring to the latest pictures he’d sent her. Although he’d spent every bit of the twenty grand from the home equity loan they’d taken out for the project, they saved so much money in labor by him doing the work himself.

Gideon groaned into the receiver. He hated talking money with her. It was always ‘we can’t afford that.’ “Well, I wanted to talk to you and Dad about the master bathroom. I was thinking we should redo the bathroom before we put it back up for rent. I can pay for it with the money I’m making, and…” The sound of a door closing caused Gideon to look over his shoulders, out the window, and into the carport that he and his neighbor, Daisy, shared.

Jesus! Gideon’s lower jaw dropped as he stared at the young man coming out of Daisy’s house holding a trash bag. Shirtless, his gorgeous brown chest muscles were like two rounded mountains.

As the guy walked across the carport, Gideon’s eyes traced down his picture-perfect six-pack abs to a tapered waist and strong thighs. He had the classic military hair cut, trimmed short all the way around except for the top of his head.

“Hold on! Your father’s walking in. Talk to him about that. I love you!”

“I love you, too,” he tried to say before she was gone. As he waited for his dad to get on the phone, Gideon now remembered Daisy saying last week that her son, Isaiah, was coming home and would be staying with her until he got on his feet. Was this who this gorgeous specimen of a man was?

Gideon’s gaze fell below the guy’s waist. Holy shit! What the hell is that swinging in his black nylon gym shorts? Obviously, commando under the tight shorts, the sheer size of it sent blood flooding into Gideon’s own groin.

The man’s warm chestnut skin tone complimented his black hair and thin, neatly-trimmed mustache that dropped to his jaw line. If this was indeed Isaiah, he was way better-looking than his brothers and in great shape. He was all kinds of sexy.

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Bryan T. Clark

Writing Today's Romance With A Twist

Biography

Bryan T. Clark is a hopeless, perpetual, unceasing, relentless, unremitting, persistent, interminable romantic. He is a voracious reader who is blessed with an innate love of writing and who, after over 30 years, remains madly in love with the man of his dreams. So, it is no surprise then, that his passion in life is writing captivating and engaging romantic dramas about men who love men. He is committed to bringing his readers stories of real life, with multicultural characters, riveting plots, and of course, what we all desire…ever-lasting love. A multi-published, Rainbow Award winning author and a 2x LAMBDA Literary Finalist, he is also a funny, loving, family-oriented, and a proud member of the LGBTQ community. He is the founder of Cornbread Publishing Inc. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Bryan and his husband of thirty-six years have made their home and life in the Central Valley of California.

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