When The Stars Align is coming out in just a couple of weeks. It’s special to me for a whole host of reasons, including the fact that it’s my first full-length m/f romance, my first book with Grand Central’s Forever Yours line, and my first new adult book in over a year. To get the ball rolling with it, I’m here today to introduce you to one of my favorite heroes I’ve ever written, college junior Adam McCay.
Before I get too far, let me start by mentioning that Adam looks like this with his shirt on:
And like this without it:
Besides his angelic face, his abs, and his shoulder-to-waist ratio, what precisely do I love so much about him?
Honestly, Adam is a delightful mess of contradictions. He’s a beefcake of a hunk who also happens to be a closet nerd, and he’s just as likely to be found working out as he is to be performing complicated calculations in his research into stellar astronomy.
He prizes loyalty above all else. He’s dedicated to his family and his friends, and he’s the type of person who will always try to keep the peace and do the right thing.
To all appearances, he’s a clean-cut all-American guy.
And the instant he lays eyes on Josephine “Jo” Kramer, with her visible tattoos, her piercings and her electric blue hair, he is utterly bewitched.
At first, the attraction is purely physical. After the end of a long-term relationship with a girl he was always better friends with than anything else, the idea of a girl with a little bite has his blood running hot. It doesn’t help matters that he and Jo butt heads immediately, and their confrontations always end up throwing sparks.
But as he gets to know this fierce, fiery girl, he gets to see the hidden parts of her, the hurts and the decency. Animal magnetism transforms into mutual respect, intense feelings of protectiveness, and ultimately, love.
His capacity for love, his patience and his selflessness are the things that end up defining him in my mind.
Also, have I mentioned his shoulder-to-waist ratio?
He’s available for pre-order now. I can’t wait for you to read his story. By the end, I hope you’ll be as in love with him and proud of him as I am.
Praise for Jeanette Grey’s When The Stars Align:
“I couldn’t put it down! I loved every sentence! The writing is outstanding, the setting entrancing, and the characters stole my heart. Fresh, flawed and instantly lovable, you’ll root for Jo and Adam at every turn. ”
—S. C. Stephens, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“The heat of the island has nothing on the off the charts attraction that sizzles between its feisty and fiercely unique heroine and idyllic hero. The journey to being the best you is often equal parts beautiful and tragic, and Gray sets the scene perfectly. A sassy and sexy read full of heart and adventure. This romance is like a breath of fresh air.”
—Jay Crownover, New York Times bestselling author.
“Once I started I could. not. stop. I loved every word. Refreshing characters. Unique setting. And a plot that will have you smiling all the way through. When The Stars Align is a breath of fresh air with a heroine who breaks the mold. Jeanette delivers a sexy read filled with the wonder of discovering who you are, what you want, and how to love despite your best laid plans. This story will leave your heart full and your hands wishing for more. Absolute brilliance!”
—Chelsea Fine, author of Best Kind of Broken