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Title: No Man’s Land
Series: Ohana Surfing Series
Author: Courtney W. Dixon
Release: May 31, 2023
Genre: M/M Romance
Tropes: student/advisor, college romance, daddy/boy, big age gap
I used to joke with my found family that I had daddy issues as a deflection from my problems. I didn’t want anyone to know that side of me. I had a classic case of it, keeping me from relating to young men my age. All because of my abusive father. At seventeen, I started college and developed an obsession with my advisor, Mr. Ashton Carter. He was everything I could ever want, and I knew deep down he could fulfill my needs that I couldn’t find with anyone else. But I was too young and had to wait until I turned eighteen and play my cards right. Would he want someone with my issues that no one else knew about other than my therapist? And I thought I left my past behind, only to discover that it’s trying to claim me once more.
Levi Dawson was barely seventeen when he first came to me. His brilliant mind struggled to find direction, and I did my best to guide him. The more time we spent together the more he flirted. I knew he had developed feelings for me, but he was too young, and I could lose my job at the university if we acted on them. When I stumbled upon Levi as the victim of a brutal attack, I saved him. Since then, he has desperately clung to me. Could I hold back my growing feelings for the young man? He was too hard to resist.
There are a lot of triggers in this book. CW: Abuse of a child, mentions of molestation/rape, child prostitution, homophobia, bullying, big age gap (18/37), co-dependency, Stockholm Syndrome, attempted rape, explicit language, violence, and sex.
Courtney W. Dixon is solely an MM author as of January 2023, who loves to write steamy romance, but in each story, she gives her characters challenges and struggles. She loves to add variety and multiple tropes in her stories. And she writes her characters as having flaws, imperfections, and who don’t always do the right thing, sometimes stupid things. Humans are never perfect and make a lot of mistakes in their lives. It gives her pleasure to challenge her characters, making them achieve their HEAs so much better.
You can find Courtney working in Central Texas with her husband, two boys, two crazy dogs and two cats, none of whom know how to knock on a door while she’s working.