The One That Almost Got Away by Tere Michaels + Giveaway


After writing fifteen books over the past ten years, I can honestly say I am happy with the way they all turned now – now.

“The Heir Apparent” was an idea that sat with me for a long time before I even wrote the book originally. The secret relationship between two childhood friends – one the heir to a vast fortune, the other his drive/bodyguard – appealed to me on a dozen levels, from the emotional gold mine to the potential to play with suspense. When people are focused on their place in society/family, what would make them question their roles? Assumptions can cut us off from happiness – something Henry and Archie come to learn in a tense and scary way.

The first publication of “The Heir Apparent” four years ago, for various reasons it wasn’t the exact book I wanted. It was good but not good enough.

Having the chance to go back, add parts and smooth off the corners, was a real joy. This finally feels like the book I talked about and agonized over – the book I really wanted to write and share with readers. I hope you all enjoy the journey as Henry and Archie move past the boxes they’ve been placed in (and put themselves in!) and find that love really does conquer all.


To celebrate the rerelease of “The Heir Apparent,” comment below and someone will be randomly selected to receive ANY of my backlist of ebooks! Thanks for commenting and reading.


Check out The Heir Apparent today!



The heir apparent to a vast international company, Henry Walker has focused his entire life on pleasing his cold and distant father, a futile effort that’s left him no time for life, love, or making his own decisions. He has just one friend—one dirty little secret—Archie Banks. Raised on the Walker estate alongside Henry, Archie is now Henry’s driver, bodyguard… and occasional lover. Archie is loyal, but he’s about to graduate from college and has plans for his life that don’t include living every moment at the beck and call of Henry’s father. Not even for Henry.

With no warning, a shocking kidnapping leads to tragedy and chaos, thrusting Henry and Archie into a dramatic struggle that threatens them individually and as a couple. Can they find a way to heal the hurt of the past, save the company that is Henry’s birthright, and find a future together?


Author Bio:

Tere Michaels writes happily ever afters in the big city – with heaps of snark, angst and humor. Her focus is on characters and all the ridiculous ways they trip through life and love. She has written fifteen books including her popular Faith, Love & Devotion series and the superhero saga, The Vigilante. She lives in the suburbs right outside the city of Manhattan, with her husband of twenty years, far-too-tall son and two spoiled cats. For updates on her books and free fiction from her various universes, subscribe to her newsletter at

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