#TeaserTuesday - Swimming Against the Tide by Ryan Taylor & Joshua Harwood


For today's #TeaserTuesday, we bring you a sneak peek at Ryan Taylor and Joshua Harwood's latest, Swimming Against the Tide. You can preorder this book now ahead of its release on Thursday, May 11, 2023. 

From the Blurb:


I wanted what I thought was the ideal college experience—an excellent school and a great fraternity. Since I was a legacy, it was Zeta from the get-go. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy it. In fact, I had so much fun I didn’t pay enough attention to one very important thing—the culture. The very conservative, closed-minded culture. The culture that welcomed no one who wasn’t a carbon copy of everyone else. The culture where a gay man has only one live in the closet and survive on occasional anonymous hookups.

I made it work until I saw a gorgeous guy jump into the bushes one night after a party. I went after him, and my life was never the same.


After my best friend ditched me at a frat party, I had nothing to do but drink away the time and wait for my own Prince Frat Bro to rescue me. Yeah, right. I was pretty sure I was the only gay guy there, and I finally gave up and left. Then, the night took an interesting turn on my walk home.

I guess you can’t find love when you beat around the bushes.

Swimming Against the Tide is a romance between two very different young a closeted frat bro sophomore and an out-and-proud freshman. Neither can resist the connection made at the most awkward, incredibly sweet, and impossible-to-forget meet-cute ever. How can they get what they want without being swept away by the tide?

This gay college romance features themes of Greek life, a secret relationship, undeniable chemistry, and steamy moments full of delightfully dirty talk. There are also tough decisions, coming out, and an HEA that will pull at your heartstrings every time you read it.


After lunch with the brothers, I said I had to study and left for Connor’s dorm. I’d forgotten
to get his number, but if he was out, I’d read until he came back.

The fifth-floor hallway was deserted when I arrived, and room 526 seemed quiet. There was
no response when I knocked, so I tried again, louder this time. Connor opened the door a few
seconds later, every bit as beautiful as I remembered. His blue eyes sparkled, and the ash blond
hair that had been carefully styled the night before laid softly across his forehead. He cracked a
smile. “I wondered if you’d really come back.”

I barely kept from rolling my eyes. “Of course I came back. You have my shirt, remember?”

Standing aside, he waved me into the room. “I’m glad to see you. You look great today.”

My dick twitched, and I should have known I was in trouble right then. Maybe I did, but
Connor was worth living dangerously for.

Swimming Against the Tide is available for pre-order on Amazon and will be available as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription on May 11, 2023.