Welcome to author DJ Jamison and the tour for her latest release, Operation Makeover! DJ’s sharing an exclusive teaser from the book with us today as well as offering up a giveaway, so be sure to check out all those details below!
About the Book
Will a makeover bring his fantasy to life or lead him to a love he never saw coming?
As a professional x-ray tech, Ridley has come a long way from the geeky kid Jace took under his wing in high school. Not that his best friend has noticed. Tired of pining, Ridley decides to show Jace what he’s missing. And what better way than with a newer, more sophisticated look?
Cole’s clients at the salon where he works love him dearly. Men? Not so much. He has dated one mistake after the next, and he’s beginning to wonder if a guy exists who can handle his fabulousness. Then Ridley lands in his chair.
Cole agrees to be Ridley’s makeover guru, and they click effortlessly. But when Cole offers to help Ridley with his sexual confidence, passion flares and boundaries blur.
Ridley’s had his heart set on Jace a long time, but when he’s with Cole it feels too real to deny. Now he has a choice to make: the friend he’s always wanted or the man who’s given him a whole new lease on life.
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Ridley shifted the car into park and idled at the curb, watching as Cole made his way down the sidewalk. He was distracted, texting on his phone as he walked, and Ridley was free to stare. It wasn’t that he wanted Cole. He wanted Jace. That’s what the shopping trip was all about. But there was no denying Cole was gorgeous.
From the platinum blond hair shoved back by the sunglasses perched on his head to the wide smile as he texted, to the stretchy maroon pants that molded to his thighs and calves, he was mouth-watering. Then he looked up, his bright blue eyes catching Ridley’s, and his smile, already so wide, stretched a little farther.
Ridley’s heart skipped a beat, and he laughed at his reaction. Relax, Rid, before you drool where he can see you.
Cole opened the car door, bringing a floral scent that might have wafted from the large red and orange flowers on his shirt, worn open over a white tank top. “Hey! I hope I didn’t keep you waiting too long.”
“Nah, I just rolled up,” Ridley said as casually as he could as Cole slid into the passenger seat and closed the door.
Sitting beside Cole, he was more aware than ever that he was a drab shadow of a man who desperately needed this overhaul. Maybe it wasn’t just for Jace, but for himself, as Cole had suggested it should be. He’d never really considered his look before this whole endeavor. He’d worn jeans and T-shirts since high school, and he’d never evolved to selecting his clothes with more intention.
He vowed to be brave. Even if Cole thrust maroon things at him, he’d at least try them. Because hell, they looked good on Cole. Not that Ridley could pull off a tenth of what Cole could, but he had to start somewhere.
“So, where to first?”
“Head downtown. There’s a little boutique called Bellandre. The clothes are kind of hidden behind all the home décor, which the store is known for, but they have some good stuff.”
“Did you get those pants there?” Ridley asked.
“Nope,” Cole said with a chuckle. “What’s wrong? You don’t like my maroon stretchy pants?”
“I like them,” Ridley said a little too convincingly. Flushing, he added, “Those are the ones you showed me in your closet the other day, right? A hanger really didn’t do them justice.”
Cole smirked, eyes flashing with mischief. “Yeah? Does my ass do them justice?”
Before Ridley could react, Cole flipped around on his seat, raising up on his knees and pushing his ass out. And damn, his ass was perfectly displayed in the tight fabric.
Ridley found his voice. “Yeah.”
Cole looked over his shoulder. “You’re not just saying that to be nice?”
Ridley laughed weakly as his gaze refused to leave Cole’s ass. “Uh, no.” He cleared his throat. “They look great on you.”
Cole flopped back into his seat, fluttering his lashes at Ridley. “That’s sweet of you to say.”
Ridley felt his face heat and concentrated on starting the car and pulling into traffic, so he wouldn’t embarrass himself further. They drove in silence a few minutes before Cole spoke.
“Sorry. Sometimes I’m a bit much for people. You probably didn’t want my ass in your face.”
Ridley grinned despite himself. “I’m not complaining.”
“Oh?” Cole’s voice was immediately injected with flirtation. “So, you liked my ass in your face? That’s intriguing.”
“Stop,” Ridley said with a laugh. “You’re gonna make my brain explode with all this flirting.”
Cole leaned in close, lowering his voice. “It’s not your brain I want to explode.”
About the Author
DJ Jamison is the author of more than a dozen m/m romances, including the Ashe Sentinel series and the Hearts and Health series. She writes a variety of queer characters, from gay to bisexual to asexual, with a focus on telling love stories that are more about common ground than lust at first sight. DJ grew up in the Midwest in a working-class family, and those influences can be found in her writing through characters coping with real-life problems: money troubles, workplace drama, family conflicts and, of course, falling in love. DJ spent more than a decade in the newspaper industry before chasing her first dream to write fiction. She spent a lifetime reading before that, and continues to avidly devour her fellow authors’ books each night. She lives in Kansas with her husband, two sons, two fish and, regrettably, one snake.
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Congrats on the new addition in the series! Thank you for the excerpt!