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The Promise (Coda Book 3.5) by Marie Sexton

Free short story found here: http://mariesexton.net/other-coda-related-things/short-story-the-promise

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From the author’s website: A tiny little short I wrote about Matt and Jared. This takes place a few months after the end of A to Z, at about the same time as The Letter Z.

Review

This is a super sweet and OH, SO satisfying little story that will absolutely make you very happy for Jared and Matt.

5 of 5 stars

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Old Acquaintance by Avon Gale

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(An Advent Story)

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Andrew Starling thought when he sold his medical database software to a national corporation, it would finally give him and his wife the financial security needed to build their dream home in the exclusive, wealthy community of Ponte Vedra, Florida. But Andrew’s wife leaves him for another man before the ink dries on the contract, leaving Andrew to enjoy the fruits of his labors—and their sprawling, oceanfront home—all alone. Despite being convinced he has nothing much to celebrate, Andrew goes to the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club’s annual New Year’s Eve party… and meets Elias Rivas, the young, good- looking server who’s always had his eye on Andrew. It might be the new beginning Andrew didn’t even know he needed.

Review

Andrew just got divorced from his wife because he was too busy building his business and retiring early to Florida – but he can’t be too sad about the loss. Only loneliness has him contemplating his navel instead of enjoying the New Year’s Party at “The Club”.

Elias is a waiter at “The Club” and studying photography and he thinks Andrew is hot.

Andrew hadn’t ever thought of himself as gay but he’s open to it, especially when a hot, young guy like Elias hits on him. Maybe it’s the night, maybe it’s the champagne but something lets him allow Elias a kiss – and what a kiss it is!

**

This is an absolutely HOT and sweet little story about an older guy finding out a “truth” about himself and exploring the possibilities…
I’d call it an HFN with a lot of potential. Both characters are very well developed and complex and the banter is witty!  I’d recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good May/December, first time/ gay virgin story.

5 of 5 stars

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adult - 18+ Angst Level Contemporary Gay Heat Index m/m Mid level angst mpreg Paranormal Part of a Series Purchased Scorching/high heat Shifter Short Story 1-20 pages (1-5k words)

Ben’s Wolf Surprise (Second Pack of Cameron) by Bronwyn Heeley

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There’s something unsettling in having to tell a one-night stand that you’re pregnant with his child. When you yourself are a man, it gets…let’s call it complicated.

Review

So… Ben and Shad end up finding each other one night in a bar and hooking up. Shad is Ben’s mate but he screws up – a lot!

Ben ends up pregnant (yay mpreg!) and alone and Shad ends up miserable and unable to get it together enough to find his mate.

When they do finally find each other there is hell to pay but in the end it looks like it’s going to work out!

**

So I love mpreg. Love it. That’s why I’m able to give this so many stars. If I didn’t…

There were times that were fantastic. I loved Shad’s misery and Ben’s vomiting – call me cruel, go ahead! But it was fun and funny and a little bit sad and sweet.

The writing was unique if a bit uneven at times, but I enjoyed the overall story very much.

I wish we’d spent more time with the couple. I felt like it was just a tasty morsel of a story rather than a full fledged meal (or even a snack!).

I will definitely look for more from this author and I hope to see longer works in the future.

3.5 of 5 stars

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Fragile by Monika Krasnorada

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Part of the First Time For Everything Daily Dose 2011 collection

Dr. Andy Jameson considers the job of team physician for a regional college football team to be the perfect prelude to a specialized residency. But tending to injuries suffered during the brutal, full-contact sport is nothing compared to the injury he inflicts upon himself by falling in love with the ruggedly handsome head coach, Erik Sheridan. Andy’s content to love from afar until he literally sees the writing on the wall-a message hastily scrawled on the coach’s bathroom mirror-and realizes his last night on the job could be just the beginning of a life with the man he loves.

 

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(Fan Art by Karrie Jax)

Review

This is a delightful example of just how a short story should be!

In only 23 pages Monika Krasnorada shows us (emphasis on shows) that Dr. Andy has had a long time crush on the “straight” college football coach he works for as a team doctor.

Today is his last day serving the team and he’s sad and also longing for the ability to do something about his attraction.

Meanwhile the coach might have something to say about this attraction and how he goes about letting the Doc know… so sweet, so awesome!

Obviously we only get a small glimpse of this couple. But it’s enough to show us that the coach is new to gay sex, which I am sure they experimented with even more with help from videos at teentuber.xxx or places similar. The two men really match well together and the thought of long term and forever is definitely there.

5 of 5 stars

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