Posts labeled Contemporary

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Review - Top Priority by Cara Dee

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Lucas is caught in a storm driving back to his home in DC from the south. His car is damaged so he limps into the nearest town where the garage says it will take a day or so to fix. He stumbles, literally, into a nearby bar to get something to eat. A potentially disastrous with some locals is averted by the timely intercession by Colt, an air force pilot also stuck in town for the night.

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Review - Chasing the Dream by Anne Marie James

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When Lee shows up at Kirk’s garage, he’s badly in need of a job and a place to stay, in that order. He’s just been thrown out by his homophobic father and beaten up by his older brother. Lucky for him, an old employee from his father’s garage can vouch for him being a good mechanic. What’s more, there’s an old apartment over the shop that Kirk can rent to him cheap.

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Review - The Story of Us by Logan Meredith

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At 40, Kyle considers himself a pretty ordinary guy leading a pretty settled life. About the most exciting thing he’s doing is going back to school to get his college degree. It’s at the school where Kyle more or less literally runs into Lucas, a much younger man who is perhaps the most beautiful guy Kyle has ever laid eyes on. Lucas is definitely out of Kyle’s league, yet the attraction seems mutual.

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Review - Thiago by Romeo Preminger

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Nate is a high flier in an international financial services company. He’s busy socking enough money away to retire at 35, and doesn’t have time for a social life. Work, the gym and doing his own laundry occupy his time, and Grindr fulfills the occasional sexual urge. Nate is working alone late one night when the hot new night-time security guard Thiago stops by to check on him. Brazilian Thiago pushes all of Nate’s buttons and before he can think about it, the two are having sex on his desk.

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Review - Love and Tea Bags by C F White

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At 39, Mark considers himself too old to be attractive to other men any more. He lives a quiet life in an English seaside town full of retirees and tells himself he’s happy being alone. Mark’s one passion is his tea, but when he walks into the local tea shop one day he’s greeted by the sight of the most beautiful young man he’s ever laid eyes on. Bradley is the epitome of an Australian surfer dude: blond hair, muscled body toned to perfection, and an outgoing sunny personality to match.

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Review - Tea by Mathew J. Metzger

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Big burly electrician John ducks into a crowded coffee shop to escape the rain and grab a cup of tea when he bumps into a table and spills some coffee on Chris, a younger man who pushes all of John’s buttons. John may tower over most people and have to walk sideways through doors, and people may draw the wrong ideas from his appearance, but he’s no monster. After a disastrous end to his last relationship, though, he’s not sure.

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Review - Pay It Forward by Nic Starr

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Bailey works part time in a call center. He hates it, but it pays the bills, barely, and since he was forced to leave home after finishing high school, he’s hard-pressed to find anything better. In his spare time, Bailey also collects donated books for distribution to kids on the street. Tom is the owner and chief barista of Take Two, a coffee shop that’s his own second chance after a disastrous career in finance.

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Review - My Ex-Life: A Novel by Stephen McCauley

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David is having something of a mid-life crisis. Still smarting from the recent end of a relationship with his boyfriend, he then finds out that he’s about to lose the sweet rental deal in San Francisco that he’s enjoyed for many years. When the daughter of his ex-wife asks for David’s help getting into college, which is how he makes his living, it seems a trip to New England, and down memory lane, is just the thing to give him perspective.

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Review - Dom by Jason Collins

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Dominick is an account executive at a major New York marketing agency. He’s very good at his job and expects to be made a partner in the firm soon. His drive to succeed in his career hasn’t left him any time for personal relationships. When Dominick spots Sean celebrating his college graduation in a hotel bar while visiting a small town, he sees it as just an opportunity to scratch an itch.

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Review - Pressure Head by J.L. Merrow

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Tom’s life took a sharp turn at the age of 17 when he was hit by a car while running away from bullies. Rather than pursue a high flying career in law or medicine like his siblings, Tom settles for a quiet life as a plumber in the town of St Albans, where he occasionally puts his ability to “find things” to use helping the local police. He thinks he has made peace with what happened to him, until, that is, he meets up with one of the bullies who chased him, who also happened to be Tom’s first crush.