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J.P. Oliver - 2019
Win, and you lose him. Braden is determined to get this resort project off the ground but has one little problem. He faces a very enthusiastic gang of environmentalists protecting puffins. And one of those protesters is awfully cute. Jesse came to Castle Harbor to open the puffin refuge and never left. He’s willing to risk everything for his beloved wildlife habitats. Though he’s well-acquainted with wild beauty, he’s not expecting the habitat’s enemy to be so handsome. When Braden confronts Jesse to discover how to get what they both want, the two realize what they want is unspeakable. This can only be worked out behind closed doors. Can two deeply devoted men find those feelings in each other? This enemies to lovers gay romance novel features a pair of polar opposites afraid to lose it all, only to gain more than they imagined possible. This book and all other books in this standalone series can be read in any order.
N.R. Walker - 2016
They’re both hard-working tradesmen, both love weekends away fishing, both gay, but have never been single at the same time. Until now.What is supposed to be a weekend away fishing with a group of mates, changes at the last minute when friends bail out in an attempt to give Cal and Troy some alone time.With more than just hooks on the line, can these two see what’s been right in front of them the whole time?The Perfect Catch is a short story about falling for your best friend hook, line, and sinker.A 20K short story which was part of the It Was Always You anthology.
Jay Crownover - 2015
Instead of focusing on his own, he’s made it his mission to help others: sports stars, wounded war vets, survivors of all kinds. But when Dom, a rugged, damaged, sinfully attractive cop, makes his way into Lando’s physical therapy practice, he might be the biggest challenge yet. Lando loved one stubborn man before and barely survived the fallout. He’s not sure he can do it again.Dominic Voss is a protector. The police badge he wears is not only his job, it’s his identity, so when he’s sidelined because of an injury, the only thing he cares about is getting back on the force. He expects Lando to mend his body, he just doesn’t realize the trainer will also have him working toward a hell of a lot more. As attraction simmers and flares, Dom sees that Lando needs repair of his own...if only the man will let him close enough to mend what's broken.An Avon Romance
On the Rocks
Garett Groves - 2018
A country singing sensation. A small town second chance. Jason Smith has spent his whole life trying to escape Beauclaire, North Carolina, the tiny town where he was born and raised. But when his father passes away and leaves the family’s troubled bar to him, Jason’s sure he’s never going to escape the town and the painful memories that haunt him. Dan Montgomery never wanted to audition on America’s Next Top Singer, but gave in when he felt Beauclaire sink its dream-killing hooks into him. His unexpected success on the show launched a smash country music career—but it also cost him the only man who loved him before he was famous: Jason. After two exhausting, tumultuous years on the road, Dan longs for Jason and a quiet life in sleepy Beauclaire with all its quirks. So when he learns his mother is ill, he rushes home to care for her—and to croon his way back into Jason’s heart. Though they’ve both changed for the better since Dan’s been gone, Jason’s afraid to give their passionate but rocky romance a second chance. With a struggling bar to save and the eyes of the world watching Dan’s every move, it seems downright reckless—but Jason’s never been able to resist Dan. Can the two find a way to be together again? Or will they water down like whiskey on the rocks? On the Rocks is the first in the Southern Comforts series of small town, southern romances. Though each can be read and enjoyed alone, they fit together like butter on a biscuit when read as part of the series. If you like your romances with healthy sides of sweet tea, town gossip, “bless your hearts,” and scenes so steamy they’ll make your Mama drag you to church, you’ll love this latest book from Garett Groves!
In the Rough
K. Sterling - 2016
Unfortunately, his true self is a thirty-six year old man who dresses like he did in high school and has never stepped foot in a nightclub of any sort. Thank goodness for the fabulous, unflappable Mr. Wren. Handsome, confident and refined, Wren takes Hunter under his wing and vows to make him the ultimate player. Things become complicated and confusing as Hunter's makeover proves a little too successful and harmless flirting goes too far. Kisses were the bait Wren used to snare his prey, to melt their resistance and make them his. He perfected kissing but it was just another weapon in his arsenal, it never really did much for him. But he was trapped and melting as Hunter’s lips pressed against his and their tongues twisted and searched hungrily. Hunter’s head tilted and the kiss became deeper and Wren felt much drunker than he did minutes earlier as Hunter’s hand curved around his neck. Wren growled softly against his tongue as he eased Hunter onto his back. His hand slid down his stomach and Wren’s cock pulsed insistently against the front of his jeans. His instincts were about to take over when Hunter panted his name. Oh, no, no, no… “Shit,” Wren whispered as he sat up and leaned back. “Sorry, I got carried away,” he murmured weakly as he reached for his wine and Hunter swore under his breath as he scrubbed his hands over his face. “Yeah… That was…” His eyes were dazed as he sat up and Wren swallowed a large gulp of wine then cleared his throat. “I think it’s safe to say you don’t have anything to worry about,” he said and Hunter raised a brow. “No?” he asked and Wren nodded. “That was a very decent kiss.” Liar. That was so much more than decent. That was probably the most arousing moment of your life. Wren licked his lips and stifled a moan at the taste of Hunter’s lips and tongue. “In fact, if you were anyone else, I don’t think I would have stopped,” he said and Hunter’s lips pulled tight. “I don’t know if that’s reassuring but thanks,” he said sarcastically and Wren gave him a pointed look. “If I didn’t care about you as much as I do, I’d have you bent over the arm of this couch and be riding you like a stolen bike,” he said. “Ummm…” Hunter’s brow rose as he stared back and Wren rolled his eyes. “Tomorrow would be hideously awkward and I wouldn’t want to jeopardize our friendship,” he explained and Hunter frowned. “You don’t think it’s a little late to worry about awkward?” He asked and Wren shook his head. “Of course not. It was just a kiss,” he said and the memory of Hunter’s tongue sliding around his made his balls ache. “I only did it so you would stop worrying, it didn’t mean anything.”
Max Hudson - 2017
The only things he knows about him is that he's attractive, likes lattes, and his name is Jonathan. Afraid of having nothing to talk about with him, Cameron can never seem to start a conversation, as much as he tries. He decides the upcoming weekend at UnagiCon, a local anime convention, will help him clear his mind and help him find someone to get his attention away from the unattainable Jonathan. Jonathan Nakamura has a huge crush on the cute, friendly barista who takes his coffee order each morning. Afraid that his geeky interests would scare him (or anyone for that matter) away, Jon is unable to bring himself to speak to the barista outside of ordering his usual drink. Jon, shy, gay, and lonely, hasn't had anything resembling a relationship in years and has turned to hookups to keep himself occupied but hasn't been able to get the barista off his mind. He decides his next fling will be at the convention, hoping that it will provide him the confidence to finally ask the barista out. While Cameron thinks Jonathan is way out of his league and vice versa, the two find themselves slowly being pushed together and a whirlwind weekend at a local anime convention may prove that they have far more in common than they originally thought. Please Note: This book contains adult language & steamy adult activities, it is intended for 18+ Adults Only. Novella, approx. 25,000 words in length. HEA (happy ever after ending). Does not end with a "cliffhanger".
The Last Drop
Layla Reyne - 2019
Chef Gregory Valteau doesn’t want to believe it’s a sign, but his culinary future in New Orleans looks bleak. Until he meets a handsome hipster with all the right moves, behind the bar and in bed. Gone the next morning, the sexy bartender leaves Greg inspired and wanting more—of him and his creative cocktails. Anthony Monaco has spent five years on the go, but a steamy NOLA night with a sexy chef has Tony aching for a return trip to the Big Easy. When Greg offers him the chance to help launch a new gastropub, Tony can’t turn it down. But six weeks is all he’s willing to commit. Any longer and he might not be able to leave, especially working beside temptation-in-a-chef’s-coat every day.As Dram prepares to open and the chemistry between them boils over, Tony’s fears come true, his heart whispering stay while his brain shouts go. Greg can’t abide by the latter; he wants Tony in his life and behind their bar. He’s the one, but to keep him, Greg will have to convince Tony he can show him the world without leaving the one they’ve built together.The Last Drop was originally published in the Heart2Heart Anthology and has been significantly expanded with new content. It is a stand-alone foodie romance novella featuring lovable main characters and all the tasty food, cocktails, and romance you could want in a short and sweet, low-angst read.
The Dating Game
Jay Northcote - 2014
But Nathan was apparently straight, and Owen was too busy with other guys to take his crush seriously. When Nathan moves back to Bristol after a year away, Owen hears that Nathan has come out of the closet, and he propositions him. Nathan doesn’t want to be just another notch on Owen’s bedpost, though, so he challenges Owen to prove he can be serious: five dates before they have sex.Owen doesn’t think that sounds too difficult. He’s expecting Nathan to find his charms irresistible anyway. But as they grow closer, Owen begins to care more about proving himself to Nathan than he does about getting him into bed.Word count: 31,000 approx
Class Action Love
Peter Styles - 2018
It’s not that I’m shocked to find myself fixated on a one night stand. Aloof, gruff and looks damn good naked aren’t exactly dealbreakers for me. Not to mention every single thing I learn about the man just checks off another box on my personal list of things guaranteed to make me feel warm fuzzies. And I, as a general rule, do not do warm fuzzy feelings. And it’s not that our initial hook-up was less than ideal. Sure, I’d like to remember actually meeting Jimmy and whatever it was I said to get him into bed. Instead of, y’know, having been so hammered I had to fake my way through the morning after. Whatever, I never claimed to be a saint. And it’s not even that my second encounter with the man was walking into work to negotiate a new merger with Boston branch leader “Mr. God I Wish I Could Remember The Sex I Had With You”…aka Jimmy Swan. But with everything combined? Even years as a marketing executive can’t come up with a spin other than extremely complicated to put on that curveball. Go big or go home has always been my personal mantra though. I’ve just got to figure out the perfect pitch to convince Jimmy Swan I’m a catch, and not just a drunken mistake. Because complicated or not, I’ve got no intention of going home from this merger alone. This 50,000 word novel is a sizzling story of business meeting pleasure both in the boardroom and under the sheets. These men don’t hold back and neither do these pages, so please be eighteen years and up when reading! A Contemporary Gay Romance
Kissing the Best Man
Elaine Ashford - 2016
Now he's getting married, and Seth wants to make amends with the brother he hasn't spoken to since then. Turning up unexpectedly on the doorstep of your estranged, gay brother isn't the greatest plan in the world, but Seth's determined not to let their years of separation make him miss his brother's wedding. He's not expecting to get swept up in wedding planning immediately, like they've never been apart. Kent's just trying to write a best man speech for his best friend's wedding. But he can't seem to stay on track when he's talking to his best friend's younger brother, no matter how hard he tries. When Seth finds himself falling, what can Kent do but catch him? As the wedding looms closer, so does the spectre of the home Seth's been trying to escape. Will he have to give up Kent to please his parents, or can he keep this man who's come to mean so much to him? ***Kissing the Best Man is a 34k word Gay Contemporary Romance with a HEA and no cliffhangers or infidelity.***
Annabeth Albert - 2015
David is a handsome finance director who works nearby, eats lunch by himself, and expects nothing but "the usual"—small vanilla latte—from the cute guy in the cart. But when David shows up for his first Portland Pride festival, Robby works up the nerve to take their slow-brewing relationship to the next level. David, however, is newly out and single, still grieving the loss of his longtime lover, and unsure if he’s ready to date again. Yet with every fresh latte, sweet exchange—and near hook-up—David and Robby go from simmering to steaming to piping hot. The question is: Will someone get burned?
Moving in Rhythm
Dev Bentham - 2012
Handsome and smart, he's also cripplingly shy, especially around attractive men. Tired of waking up alone, he's desperate to conquer his insecurities and have a real, meaningful relationship.He gets his first opportunity when he tags along to his sister-in-law's dance class and lays eyes on the sexy instructor. Seth Miller has a way of moving that takes his breath away. It isn't long before sparks fly and they share a steamy kiss, but Seth wants much more than just a casual encounter.If Mark wants a real relationship with Seth he'll have to come to terms with his sexuality—but will it be enough to break through the walls he's built up around his heart?
Jason Collins - 2019
With a busy job, I don’t have much time for working out, and it’s starting to show, but my wealthy boss Max has me sweating. We work at a world-class wellness center, and it’s not a promotion he’s sizing me up for. I want to shed some weight, and he wants to help. Before we know it, we’re doing laps in the pool by day and hip thrusts in bed by night. Burning calories in bed is fun, but real life is a different beast. Max can help me tone up, but I need more than a perfect body to make a relationship work. We’re worlds and tax brackets apart, but I’m getting in shape to meet him halfway. He’s a boss of a trainer, and I’m already aching all over. MAX: This fitness plan is going to be steamy, but I’m not taking us to the sauna. Josh isn’t just a juice barista who’s as sweet as his smoothies—he’s a sensitive soul with a work ethic to match. He looks good to me, but he says he wants to trim down and tone up. I’m putting together a plan to give Josh a workout in and out of the gym. Training is easy, but falling for Josh isn’t. He’s going through this journey under me, and if we have to pull some overtime, I’ll be with him every step of the way. I’ve got deep pockets and want to make life easier for him, but Josh is fiercely independent. If he insists on baring that weight alone, I’ll help him get in shape to carry it. With me behind Josh, our workout sessions are going long after hours. This is the first book in the Weightless series. It can be enjoyed as a standalone with no cliffhanger. Readers can expect a spicy MM romance with several steamy scenes.
One Week Stand
Dillon Hunter - 2016
You don’t even need to know his last name. Hell, you don’t need to know his first name…” Gabe Campbell doesn’t do one night stands, but after his boyfriend walks out on him, his best friend insists that it will be the perfect cure for his heartache. Gabe isn’t so sure, but when he meets a hot businessman who’s only in town for a week, it seems like the perfect opportunity to cut loose for once… as long as he can remember not to fall for a guy he’ll never see again. “I will never, ever trust someone like that again." Getting his heart broken once was more than enough for Nick Jeffries, and he’s spent the eight years since avoiding love in favor of easy, no-strings fun with men who don’t put his heart at risk. When his job offers him the chance to move from L.A. to Seattle, though, he finds more than he bargained for when a one night stand has him longing for things he’d long since stopped believing in. “Trust me enough to give me a chance..." Is one week long enough for two men to let go of their past and take a chance on forever… ? One Week Stand is a steamy, standalone gay romance of approximately 25,000 words, with a HEA and no cliffhangers.
My Suite or His Cabin? (The Cruise)
Romeo Alexander - 2021
Then I ran into Tyler and things got complicated. God, he was adorable. Suddenly I was dealing with a different kind of thrill and danger. The difference between our bank accounts didn’t bother me and in everything else we were the perfect match. I can only hope when the cruise is over, Tyler feels the same...Tyler: Adventure? Bring it on! Whether it’s North America, Europe or Japan, new experiences excite me. So, before I settle into a career, a long, but expensive cruise with plenty of sea, sun and… Well, it sounded perfect.So, that was the plan, until Jaxon showed up with his hot body and messy hair. Born into wealth I’d never even imagined. A single date became endless fun…or so I thought. It was only supposed to last as long as the cruise. We have so much in common, yet our lives couldn’t be more different. Could we make it work? I’m not so sure.A thrill-seeking senator’s son and an adventurous graduate may seem like an odd couple. But strange things happen at sea and holiday romance can be addictive. Can their attraction survive on dry land?