4 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level Author Provided Book Contemporary Friends to lovers Gay Gay Heat Index Little to no angst m/m Morgan Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words) Scorching/high heat Standalone Unrequited Love

Cruising by Cate Ashwood

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Best friends Dylan and Jake have been inseparable since college, but Dylan has one secret he can’t bring himself to share with Jake—he’s completely, utterly in love with him.

Jake’s friendship is the most important thing in the world to Dylan, so as much as it hurts to see him with other people, Dylan keeps his mouth shut about his true feelings. When Jake wins a cruise to Alaska, he asks Dylan to go along, but what Dylan doesn’t know, is that there’s more on offer than a dream vacation.

Can Dylan and Jake sail off to their happily ever after, or are they cruising toward disaster?


This was a low angst, fairly high steam, and full of fun romance about two best friends who have managed to go years without being able to admit their feelings for one another.


My only complaint was that I didn’t really get enough info to fully connect with the MCs. It was a nice short story though!

4 of 5 stars


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