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Don't Call Me Coach
Tagenar - 2015
But the only job he’s found in that time is as gym coach at a high school, and his bench press got him there, not his education. Angry, but still determined to do his best, Garth throws himself into his new role as weight coach.But one of his students, a Doberman senior named Evan Silvers, takes Garth by surprise. Evan is aggressive, alluring, and exactly Garth's type. For the sake of his future, Garth resists. But as time goes by, the school pushes more and more on Garth, and his frustration ramps up. Will Garth be able to resist Evan’s advances, find a way to make a difference, and break out of his cage?
Contract with the Billionaire 1
Jack Woolf - 2015
But it will cost you.” Jake and Stephen grew up together. Down on his luck and needing a place to crash, Jake knows there's plenty of room in Stephen's gated mansion. Stephen gladly welcomes Jake into his home, but the young billionaire's generosity comes with strings attached—something he's wanted for a very long time. Jake is a straight man and always has been. But when Stephen hands him the blindfold, Jake has no choice but to cover his eyes and take whatever comes. No matter how forbidden, or taboo. 7,600 words. First of two books.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Becky Albertalli - 2015
But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.
Call Me By Your Name
André Aciman - 2007
Unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, at first each feigns indifference. But during the restless summer weeks that follow, unrelenting buried currents of obsession and fear, fascination and desire, intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them. What grows from the depths of their spirits is a romance of scarcely six weeks' duration and an experience that marks them for a lifetime. For what the two discover on the Riviera and during a sultry evening in Rome is the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. The psychological maneuvers that accompany attraction have seldom been more shrewdly captured than in André Aciman's frank, unsentimental, heartrending elegy to human passion. Call Me by Your Name is clear-eyed, bare-knuckled, and ultimately unforgettable.
Jerry Cole - 2017
He didn’t realize that learning how to dance and exercise at the same time would change his life. Years have gone by since his break-up and Salsex has become a regular part of who he is. Things are okay for Jason, though he doesn’t have anyone special in his life. After his last long-term relationship exploded so spectacularly, he has resigned himself to the foregone conclusion that he won’t ever find another long-term boyfriend. He’s slowly settling into the idea that he’ll be single forever when Taylor walks into his life. Taylor’s career in football hit a roadblock when the bones in his arms were shattered after an accident. Now that Taylor is recovering, he needs to do some cardio so that he’s in tip top shape when he goes back to playing football. Taylor’s aspirations are more academic than athletic, however, but it doesn’t matter, He needs his sports scholarship to continue his degree. When Taylor walks into Jason’s Salsex class, all he expects is an interesting and fun way to do the cardio part of his exercise routine. What he gets is Jason, a gorgeous Salsex instructor who makes him question everything that he thought he knew about himself. At first, Taylor thinks that he may have just found a friend, but when Jason calls him after a personal crisis, Taylor realizes that everything has changed for him. That, added to a roommate that may or may not be sabotaging his potential relationship with Jason – if it can even be called that – and his celebrity status in a small city are enough to further to complicate things. When Jason’s ex-boyfriend shows up to his apartment, Jason needs to confront a lot of issues that he thought he had left behind years ago, when all he wants to focus on is the gorgeous man that keeps going to his Salsex class. Can they overcome life’s obstacles to come together or will it all be too much for them? Please Note: This book contains Adult Language & Steamy Adult Activities, it is intended for 18+ Adults Only. Novel, approx. 70,000+ words in length. HEA (happy ever after ending). Does not end with a "cliffhanger".
Red, White & Royal Blue
Casey McQuiston - 2019
With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations. The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince. As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. What is worth the sacrifice? How do you do all the good you can do? And, most importantly, how will history remember you?
Anything Could Happen
Will Walton - 2015
Which makes it hard for him to be in love with his straight best friend. For his part, Matt is completely oblivious to the way Tretch feels – and Tretch can’t tell whether that makes it better or worse. The problem with living a lie is that the lie can slowly become your life. For Tretch, the problem isn’t just with Matt. His family has no idea who he really is and what he’s really thinking. The girl at the local bookstore has no clue how off-base her crush on him is. And the guy at school who’s a thorn in Tretch’s side doesn’t realize how close to the truth he’s hitting. Tretch has spent a lot of time dancing alone in his room, but now he’s got to step outside his comfort zone and into the wider world. Because like love, a true self can rarely be contained. ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN is a poignant, hard-hitting exploration of love and friendship, a provocative debut that shows that sometimes we have to let things fall apart before we can make them whole again.
Two Boys Kissing
David Levithan - 2013
While the two increasingly dehydrated and sleep-deprived boys are locking lips, they become a focal point in the lives of other teen boys dealing with languishing long-term relationships, coming out, navigating gender identity, and falling deeper into the digital rabbit hole of gay hookup sites—all while the kissing former couple tries to figure out their own feelings for each other.
Claws and Starships
M.C.A. Hogarth - 2011
Claws and Starships collects six stories of the Pelted, ranging from the humor of a xenoanthropologist on the wrong side of mythology to more serious works considering the implications of genetic engineering in a far-future classroom seeded with the children of those laboratories. Come stamp your passport and visit the worlds of the Pelted Alliance in all their variety!Includes the novella "A Distant Sun," and the short stories "Rosettes and Ribbons" (Best in Show anthology), "The Elements of Freedom," "Tears" (Pawprints), "Pantheon," and "Butterfly" (Anthrolations magazine).
Changing Trains: One boy's journey of discovery across 1980s Europe
Mark Johnson - 2018
Changing Trains is a fictionalised memoire that will transport you back to the glorious 1980s - that time just before mobile devices, the internet and social media changed the world - and one working class boy's journey of discovery and sexual self awareness.
Memories of the Heart
Felice Stevens - 2015
All words used to describe Dr. Micah Steinberg by the hospital staff for their next head of surgery. When a letter arrives from his grandmother’s friend at the assisted living facility, his orderly world tilts dangerously out of control. Josh Rosen had everything until it was revealed much of his world was a lie. Forced to re-evaluate his life, Josh gives up his career and returns home to New York City to care for his beloved grandmother. What Josh didn’t figure on was an attraction to a man who on the surface, appears to be exactly like the life Josh chose to leave behind.As Micah struggles with the reality of his grandmother’s illness, the bond these two share deepens, as Josh helps Micah heal, then open his heart. Micah discovers there is more to life than work, control and success. Josh is in deep but has yet to tell Micah who he really is.When the fight for the hospital’s head of surgery turns ugly, Josh’s past and present collide. Micah must let go of the past and accept who he is, if his life is going to move forward.Life is full of surprises, and as both Micah and Josh learn, love can happen whether you plan for it or not.
Vicki Clifford - 2013
This is no ordinary hairdresser. Viv Fraser Ph.D and stylist to the Edinburgh establishment, has a double life as an investigative journalist and finds herself involved in some hair-raising, not to mention explosive scenes, as she trawls the seamier side of her city. In this fast-paced mystery Viv investigates the case of a missing teenage boy, but her efforts are hampered by people trying to save their own skin. Always top of his class, Andrew’s school blazer turns up on a river path without him. As she picks at the veneer of the Capital’s gay scene Viv discovers an unsavoury mix of lies, jealousy and sexual deceit. Determined to find Andrew, she ignores threats on her life and continues to dig in places that even Detective Marconi has yet to explore.