shiver coverBook 1 of the Unbreakable Bonds Series

Lucas Vallois is always in control. He’s building an empire in the glittering city of Cincinnati and created his own family from his three close friends. The self-made millionaire has everything he wants within his tight grasp. But his world starts to crumble after he’s jumped by a trio of thugs late one night after leaving a club. The warning is clear—give up his new property venture or end up dead.

Caving to the demands of his friends, Lucas accepts the help of bodyguard, Andrei Hadeon, as as he hunts for the source of this new threat. But as Lucas gets closer to uncovering the danger, he realizes the sexy Romanian bodyguard poses an even bigger risk to his carefully constructed world. Trapped by a need he never expected, Lucas must find a way to deny the shiver of longing he cannot control.

His brother. His warrior. His heart. Four friends. Unbreakable bonds.

Shiver is now available for purchase.

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From Reviewers

“I love it when a new to you author leaves you wanting more! I really enjoyed this first book in the Unbreakable Bonds series and can’t wait to see where it goes next.” 4.5 stars from the Prism Book Alliance for Shiver.

revenge“Shiver was everything I hoped for and more. I didn’t want to put it down. I loved these characters. It is an alpha-male hot mess (I mean that in the best possible ways). In m/f romance, a caveman mentality is a big turn off, but if you pair that up with another caveman alpha-male…fireworks!” 5 stars from I Smell Sheep for Shiver.

“I just flat out enjoyed this. The relationships, suspense, mystery, and hot smexy times…it all boils down to fun. I had fun while reading this and look forward to a continuation of the series.” 4 stars from Gay Book Reviews for Shiver.

“I thought Drake and Rinda Elliott did a good job putting me in the headspace of these damaged men. I believed in their emotional ties and in the growing romance between Lucas and Andrei.  The sex is hot. The pacing is good. And I liked the overall story. The ending is HFN, rather than a HEA, and while that is probably more believable for these characters, I do kind of wish they would have been willing to go a little further than they ultimately did. Either way, I would recommend for fans of m/m romantic suspense. I am curious to see what the authors have in store for the next installment.” B rating from Red Hot Books.

“This book was filled with angst, excitement, action and a whole lot of emotion. I loved how Lucas and Andrei slowly grew together, and Andrei discovers his true sexuality. How Lucas realizes he’s let in Andrei without him noticing and without a whole lot of effort. The amount of feelings that these two authors have managed to write into and action filled book is amazing.” 4.5 hearts from Love Bytes.

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