Stray Lovers
By Chrissy Dionne
Sep 1, 2009 - 7:25:46 PM

Veterinarian Marcus Hill has been offered a job treating large animals in Florida.  The only downside to the new position is leaving his best friend and love interest Jane behind in the small New England town where they’ve worked together over the past two years.  He’d love for Jane to come with him but reality is she wouldn’t take kindly to his well-meaning offer.  In fact, his best bet would be to hope that she left her dart gun in her locker at the police station.

Jane Tipper works as an animal control officer while she continues her chiropractic education.  She’s extremely fond of Marcus and can’t deny there’s a certain amount of attraction to him however, she’s leery of getting involved in another relationship after having endured a controlling boyfriend.  She’s determined to achieve her own goals and complete her education before even considering getting involved with another man.


As Marcus and Jane’s time together dwindles away, Jane realizes that if she doesn’t act on her desire for Marcus now than she may never have the opportunity.  They could be friends with benefits for a whole week and since he’s leaving she wouldn’t have to worry about trying to sustain a romantic relationship.  Sure it’ll hurt when he does leave – but she’d be sad even if they never make love.  On what could possibly be their last dinner and movie night Jane makes the decision to seduce Marcus.  What better way to seduce a man than a chick flick with really juicy sex scenes and Chinese food?  Marcus is stunned by Jane’s attempt at seduction but he’s quick to remind her that he’s leaving in a week no matter what.  They share an incredible week of friendship and lovemaking but when it comes time for him to leave they can’t deny that they have regrets – regrets that their week together is over.


STRAY LOVERS by Dalton Diaz combines the love and caring of animals with a friends to lover storyline.  Marcus and Jane have formed a special friendship over the past couple of years but because of Jane’s previous disastrous relationship she isn’t ready to get involved again.  Marcus’s love for Jane has only grown over time and he’d believed that he had time to win her over – the offer of his dream job changed everything.  Dalton Diaz takes readers on an emotional venture as these friends discover that the best lovers are friends first and foremost.


STRAY LOVERS is one of several books being released through Ellora’s Cave which are dedicated to Lara Anne Punches, a young woman whose life was cut tragically short.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to her family.



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