PLAYLIST for COME TOGETHER by Mia Kerick
Hello! I’m so happy to be here today at A Soccer Mom’s Book Blog to talk about my new release, Come Together. Thanks so much for the warm welcome!
Come Together is Book 3 in the IF I FELL Series, the sometimes turbulent, always heartstopping story of Cole and Timmy’s #AgeGap #OppositesAttract romance.
Book 1 Hide Your Love Away
Book 2 Blackbird
Book 3 Come Together
Do you notice a common theme to the book titles?
Yes—they’re all titles of Beatles songs!
Throughout their rocky relationship, Cole and Timmy turn to the music of the Beatles to connect with each other and to cope with their challenges. So, today’s playlist will feature Beatles songs embraced by the couple in the series’ conclusion, Come Together.
When the lovers share a romantic moment early in the book…
“Don’t Let Me Down”
When Cole and Timmy embrace their lively dog…
When the couple invites their troubled niece Lucy to come live with them…
“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”
When Cole plays a comfort song because their world seems to be turned on its head…
When Timmy is held against his will…
“A Hard Day’s Night”
When the men find their way back to each other…
“In My Life”
When the two (sometimes dysfunctional) families unite at Cole and Timmy’s wedding…
When Timmy and Cole dance to their song…
“If I Fell”
Here is the blurb for Come Together:
In this dramatic conclusion to award-winning author Mia Kerick’s IF I FELL Series, lovers Timmy Hale and Cole Ledger meet with danger when they attempt to mend broken family bonds.
Timmy and Cole faced brutal obstacles to their union from the moment they fell in love. It nearly drove them apart for good, but they overcame hostility, distance, and the deceptively alluring escape of alcohol. Now they’re ready to settle into the future as a married couple. With their spirited dog, Blackbird, and a close circle of friends, they’ve made a home and a good life. But they don’t want to step into marriage until they’ve put complicated family problems behind them.
Cole’s son, Robbie, has turned bitter, refusing to accept his father’s marriage to the much younger Timmy. His cold rejection threatens to destroy Cole. Meanwhile, Timmy’s dysfunctional family turns more treacherous than ever after the couple take in his abandoned teenage niece, Lucy.
Soon, mysterious, threatening messages begin to appear.
When Cole leaves town on a trip to rebuild the severed bond with his son, the threats become real. Timmy’s brother—Lucy’s missing father—reappears. Addicted, violent, and homophobic he’s determined to either coax Lucy away from the shelter of the couple’s home or destroy it.
Will the two families come together in an explosive collision, or in reconciliation? The journey to marriage takes Cole and Timmy on one more wild ride. Through it all, can they hold on tight to their love and its promised happily-ever-after?
I hope you check out Come Together—but don’t miss books 1 and 2 in the series: they are only 99 cents NOW on Amazon and are also on Kindle Unlimited!
Thanks for checking out my playlist!
(If I Fell, #3)
Publication date: January 24th 2022
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance
My Thoughts: I was lucky enough to read all three books in this series in order and I loved that I could start the series and complete the series all at one time. Come Together is the perfect ending to a series I enjoyed. I recommend reading them in order to get the most out of the storyline.
There are many things that could be a turn-off for some people but to me I enjoyed seeing them figure out how to get it not to be an issue within their relationship and their families. I enjoyed that their relationship has not been easy. They have had to face serious problems and work together to stay together or find their way to each other. Their HEA was hard earned and worth all that work.
Mia Kerick is a new to me author that I will be looking for more from. I like how I could relate to her characters, how real their problems were, and how true their love is.
Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children–all named after saints–and five nonpedigreed cats–all named after the next best thing to saints, Boston Red Sox players. Her husband of twenty years has been told by many that he has the patience of Job, but don’t ask Mia about that, as it is a sensitive subject.
Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled young men and their relationships, and she believes that sex has a place in a love story, but not until it is firmly established as a love story. As a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with romantic tales of tortured heroes (most of whom happened to strongly resemble lead vocalists of 1980s big-hair bands) and stuffed them under her mattress for safekeeping. She is thankful to Dreamspinner Press for providing her with an alternate place to stash her stories.
Mia is proud of her involvement with the Human Rights Campaign and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of marital equality. Her only major regret: never having taken typing or computer class in school, destining her to a life consumed with two-fingered pecking and constant prayer to the Gods of Technology.
My themes I always write about:
Sweetness. Unconventional love, tortured/damaged heroes- only love can save them.
Mia Kerick focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled young men within the boundaries of blossoming, supportive relationships. She believes that sex has a place in a love story, but not until it is firmly established as a love story. And Mia’s stories are centered around a certain theme: even heroes can be sweet. Sweet, but not completely innocent.
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