Carrick and Malcolm have been best friends since they were kids. They do everything together. One night, after they’ve had a little too much to drink, they share a hot, sensual kiss that ends up going a lot further than either man expected.
After that night both men struggle with lusty feelings for one another. Malcolm tells Carrick he wants to try and have a real relationship with him. Carrick panics, terrified of other people’s opinions and the two friends have a falling out. Alone and missing his best buddy, Carrick must decide if being without Malcolm is more painful than anything his peers might say.
Carrick and Malcolm are drunk one night… and horny. They kiss a bit… and some more, but the next day go back to being “buds”. Except… Carrick can’t forget what he and Mal did. He’s now jealous when he sees Mal out at the bar and he can’t quite come to grips with what that says about himself.
Mal (who we only know about through Carrick’s eyes) is also confused. He seems to want to keep their friendship but he keeps saying and doing things that make Carrick confused. What does he want?
This is a short but sexy, double GFY. Neither has any real experience with a guy before, but they know they’re attracted to the other. They’re best friends but in jobs where being out might be a problem.
First they have to work through their attraction them decide what to be in public. I enjoyed watching them navigate the physical and emotional side of their relationship. Though it was fast, it did try to be realistic.
I highly recommend this to fans of GFY, and best friends to lovers story lovers.
4.5 of 5 stars
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