A teenage love that destroyed a family. Decades of stifling his true self. Two broken hearts fighting for connection.
Ricky Emerson has been lying to himself for years. Worried that living his truth will trigger scornful rejection by his family, the adopted playboy is terrified of his sole slip-up coming to light. So when the only man he’s ever kissed arrives at dinner as his sister’s date, the incorrigible flirt fears he’s about to lose everything.
Everett Popova refuses to hide. Fresh out of a disappointing relationship with a closeted ex, the experienced counselor is stunned to bump into the one guy who was violently ripped from his arms. But with his former lover still hiding their bisexuality, he’s leery of starting another hush-hush affair with more painful secrets.
As Ricky flies from anger to passion while battling their undeniable chemistry, he leans on the strong man’s patient shoulders when traumatic memories turn to sheer panic. And though Everett is swept off his feet for a second time, he’s petrified that old wounds will tear them apart forever.
Torn by old turmoil, can they overcome fear and bigotry together?
Wishing For Yesterday is the emotional third book in The Emerson Family of Shattered Cove contemporary romance series. If you like LGBTQ+ heroes, steamy action, and dashes of humor, then you’ll adore A. M. Kusi’s struggle for belonging.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
I feel like I've been waiting for Ricky's story since the first release in the Emerson Family series and let me tell you Wishing for Yesterday was worth the wait. A.M. Kusi's first dip into M/M romance was emotionally intense, tender and sexy and had me hanging on every word.
I adored Everett. He was just a good man. Patient. Kind. Giving. And stunned stupid when he came face to face with his first love after decades apart. That meeting was one neither he or Ricky anticipated ever happening after the tragic way they were torn apart. But it was just what they needed to face their past and put those demons to rest.
That doesn't mean it was easy. It was actually the complete opposite. It meant facing some harsh truths about themselves. Letting go of pain and shame. Being vulnerable which was the bravest thing in a world that did its best to bring them down.
My heart was in the throat as things took a dark and dangerous turn just as they were finding their footing. But it was the push and pull, the longing and anticipation. The need and want. The hope that lived just under the fear. The sacrifice. That made Ricky and Everett's second-chance romance unputdownable.
About the Author
A.M. Kusi is the pen name of a husband and wife team. We enjoy writing romance novels that are inspired by our own experiences as an interracial/multicultural couple.
Our novels are about strong women and the sexy heroes they fall in love with, are emotionally satisfying, and always have a happy ending.
Connect with A.M. Kusi: https://amkusi.com/newtous/