Author of the Queen City Boys books

Just Like Honey

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Can he paint his muse into 36 views of Seattle?

Artist Ryan Ikeda’s domestic bliss shatters after an invitation to join a career-launching gallery show in 1990s Seattle. His artistic uncertainty and secret desires, dangerous as turpentine and flame, threaten to torch his bond with Ben, his handsome boyfriend and muse.

Suddenly, instability rocks every aspect of Ryan’s life: his grandmother’s sinking health, his friends moving on to new jobs, even his apartment is endangered. Worst of all, Ben’s work demands more time away from home, the overload of changes jeopardizing the stability of their open relationship. Striving for both balance and success, Ryan faces the greatest risks of his personal and professional life.

Just Like Honey peeks inside working artists’ studios, cruises the 1990s Seattle bar scene, and eavesdrops on artists gossiping about their competitors at hot gallery shows, while Ryan and Ben explore the communication and tenderness required for a deep, open relationship.

Just Like Honey is a standalone book in the interrelated Queen City Boys series. This book contains depictions of racism, and death/grief.

What people are saying about Just Like Honey:

…a lush and absorbing read that lived up to its title. – Rafa on Just Love: Queer Book Reviews

…if you’re looking for an engaging story and great characters, I think you’ll enjoy this book… – Gillian on Goodreads

Every word and action cuts to the bone with raw sensuality and so much depth… – Katie at Back Porch Reader

I really, intensely loved this one. The prose is beautiful. – Jude at From Top to Bottom Reviews

ISBN and other facts
ISBN ebook: 978-1939423276
ISBN print: 978-1939423429
Genre: Gay fiction, romance
Length: 112k words, 374 pages
Published: coming soon 12/15/2017
Contains explicit sexual content, intense grieving, stressful arguments between characters
Book store orders: Ingram, Baker & Taylor, and CreateSpace Direct (for certified retailers)
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