Because It’s True by Mari Carr-Release Day

Let’s give Mari Carr some love.  Its her first foray in M/M romance and she’s nervous.  If you leave a comment with the title of your favorite Mari Carr book, one person will win a $10 GC to either Amazon, B&N, Samhain or EC.  Winner’s choice!

Sometimes there are only two choices. Love…or leave.

Jacob James falls for Rodney the moment the New York City cop crash lands into his far-too-predictable ranch life. The sexy city slicker is everything a lonely Wyoming cowboy could ever dream of. When Rodney is shot in the line of duty, however, their off-the-charts attraction turns unexpectedly cool. Jacob offers the only thing he has left—friendship.

All Rodney can think about—besides his cowboy lover—is getting back to his job. But what good is a cop who can’t fire a gun? While he’s grateful for Jacob’s support through months of grueling physical therapy, how can he offer anything more when his own future is so uncertain?

When he’s finally cleared to return to work in New York, Rodney thought it would be the happiest day of his life. Except reaching his goal means leaving Jacob behind…and a future he never thought he wanted. Until now…

Warning: New York City cop meets Wyoming cowboy. Come on. You know that’s going to be hot.
Excerpt
Prologue
Searing pain roared through Rodney’s arm as black spots danced before his eyes. More gunfire pounded into the wall of the building behind him, pelting him with shards of shattered brick. He’d known something was wrong the second he walked out of the bank. Hell, he’d had a premonition all morning that something would happen, that everything was about to change. He knew better than to ignore his gut feelings.
“Rodney!”
Fuck. Bridget was out in the open. He forced himself to remain conscious despite the agonizing fire currently raging through his body. He watched Mark throw himself on top of her, shielding her from the gunfire.
“Get her to the fucking car!” Rodney yelled. Jesus. If Bridget was killed, it would be his fault. His. It was his job to protect her.
Bridget crawled closer.
He reached out with his uninjured arm. “Bridget, take this. Get to New York.” He pressed the flash drive they’d spent the last month of their lives searching for into her hand. It was the key to putting the judge whose henchman was currently trying to kill them away forever.
“I’m not leaving you,” Bridget insisted.
Rodney took a deep breath, praying for the strength to get her out of harm’s way. Mercifully, Mark grabbed her, dragging her to the truck.
Please let her make it. He sighed with relief, the sound coming out as a harsh shudder when he watched the truck with Bridget ensconced inside pull away.
“Bridget,” he whispered.
Strong hands gripped him, shocking him. What the fuck? He started to kick out, but the last of his strength slowly drained away.
“It’s me, Rod.”
Christ. Jake. No.
“Get down,” Rodney said, the words sounding more like a bark than his normal voice. “Get inside!”
Jacob didn’t reply. Instead he lifted Rodney’s upper body with firm hands beneath his armpits and dragged him to the entrance of the bank. The movement was excruciating and bile rose to Rodney’s throat. Waves of nausea caused by the red hot poker lodged in his arm enveloped him.
He’d been shot. It was a possibility he’d faced every day as he patrolled the streets of New York City as a cop. Who would have thought this sleepy town of Saratoga, Wyoming would be the place to bring him down?
The gunshots had ceased with Bridget’s escape.
Jacob laid him gently on the floor of the bank’s lobby. He saw a security guard standing next to his friend, talking on the phone. He would have grinned if he hadn’t been in so much pain. If he was going to die, he couldn’t think of a better last sight than Jacob’s gorgeous face. Sirens sounded in the distance.
“Bridget,” Rodney whispered.
Jacob knelt next to him. “Matt and Mark got her away. She’ll be fine, Rod. And so will you. Just hang on, man.”
She was safe. Jake was safe.
Rodney let those comforting thoughts permeate the haze of pain, though he still couldn’t let go of the premonition.
Everything is changing.
His eyes drifted closed, his body shutting down.
They were safe.
But was he?
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30 Responses to Because It’s True by Mari Carr-Release Day

  1. Pick-up says:

    Well I definitely enjoyed reading it. This tip procured by you is very constructive for good planning.

  2. iowacakelady says:

    Happy release day! Can't wait to read it!!!

  3. Z says:

    I just read the excerpt…don't know why you are nervous,, you're a great author.
    Z

  4. Z says:

    I love Happy Hour and Rough Cut. I own lots of Mari's books though. I have all but one of her Irish books, man I need to read them.
    Z

  5. Lisa says:

    I love all of Mari's books. I can't pick a favorite. Congrats on the release of Because it's True. I loved it. Can't wait to read all the books that are going to be released in the future.

  6. Kimber says:

    I love ALL of Mari's books and the humor she writes in them. She's a fun lady! Congrats on the first M/M book. I hope to be reading it soon.

  7. Morning everyone! My “first” was Scoring and it was a free read at EC. Still a great book and the whole series about Mari's teachers still touches me. I would have to say that my all time favorite book by Mari is Assume the Positions. If you have NOT picked up this Cougar Challenge book from EC, you are missing out. I worship Ethan and Rachel is awesome.

    Marika

  8. June M. says:

    Hope you have had a wonderful release day! I have read and loved some of Mari Carr's books and loved them. My fave is probably Come Monday, because it was my first one, LOL.

  9. Great excerpt! I have lots of Mari's books but I haven't read them yet. I keep buying them because they look so good! LOL I know, shame on me!

    Thanks fir the post! 🙂

  10. Alex C says:

    Congrats Mari! My favorite Mari Carr book is White Knight. I love Travis. 🙂

  11. Nancy G says:

    I love The Mari Carr (Queen of the hot and sexy romantic comedy and more)and I have most of her books already. There is no way I can pick just one book-love Wild Irish, the Compass Brothers too. But my big favorites are Black Jack and White Knight. Yummy!

  12. Congratulations on your new release.

    You're a new to me author, but the excerpt sounded great!

  13. Tricia says:

    Yay Mari!! You rock. I really can't list a favorite since I love them all!!!! I can't wait for the next Cocktales book to come out.

  14. Kim B says:

    Hey Mari Carr! Congratulations on the release! I doubt I will find anyone better than Aaron (Saturday Night Special), but I'll force myself to give it a try! :p

  15. Very awesome blurb and excerpt. I'll definitely have to check it out. Congrats on the release!

  16. congrats on release day 🙂
    I loved the compass brothers

    meandi09@yahoo.com

  17. Mel Bourn says:

    Congrats! I can't wait to read it. I have several Mari Carr books that I really love. Where do I begin?!? My favorite are the Compass Brothers series and Come Monday. I still have a few more to catch up on. With my summer vacation that is what I will be doing.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  18. flchen1 says:

    Just wanted to say YAY for Mari! I don't read much m/m, but will read this one because The. Mari. Carr. ROCKS! Those of you who haven't tried her yet, don't wait! Take a peek at her backlist–you'll definitely find something to love:

    http://maricarr.com/books/

    Happy reading, everyone!

  19. Na says:

    A cop and cowboy couple sounds exciting. They can both bring something to the relationship.

    I haven't read this one, but the blurb for Southern Comfort appeals to me. Congratulations on your book release, Mari!

    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

  20. bn100 says:

    Congratulations on the book! Very nice excerpt. I haven't read a Mari Carr book yet.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

  21. Cathy M says:

    Two of my top favorites are Waiting on Wednesday and Wild Irish Christmas.

    Happy Release Day Mari!

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  22. Joanne says:

    My favorite Mari Carr books is Black Jack followed by the Compass Brothers series.

  23. Maria D. says:

    Happy Release Day Mari! I have read several of Mari's books and love them ….so glad she got to continue this series:)

  24. Brenda says:

    I haven't read a Mari Carr book yet–please don't throw tomatoes, lol. I will remedy that right away, starting with this book!

  25. Mrs Condit says:

    Love me some Mari Carr! NY cop and WY cowboy? Sign me up!

  26. I'm sad to say I haven't yet read a Mari Carr book, though I've heard nothing but good things about them, so I'm sure I'd enjoy any of them 🙂

    lucy at lucyfelthouse dot co dot uk

  27. REGINA ROSS says:

    My fav Mari Carr book is Any Given Sunday and thanks for sharing the excerpt 🙂

    reginamayross@gmail.com

  28. joye says:

    I am sorry to say I have yet to read a Mari Carr book so I don't have a favorite. Would li,e to read this one, though

  29. Kaylyn D. says:

    My favorite book is Tequila Truth with the whole Compass Brothers series at a close second. I can't wait to check this book!

  30. Daryl Devore says:

    Happy release day!! Hope sales are fantastic. Excerpt is great.

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