Leo Corbin shook the dust of Westfall off his shoes to pursue opportunities among the bright city lights. When his mother suddenly dies, Leo returns home to settle her estate. His grief at her passing quickly turns to shock at what she left behind and rekindles old questions about the identity of his father.
Harrison Wade stuck by his father to help run the family farm. Life for a gay man in Westfall has limitations, but Harrison knows how to make the best of them. When Leo Corbin returns to town, Harrison’s quiet existence tilts. Leo is the guy who put an end to the high school bullying Harrison endured so many years ago. Harrison quickly discovers his old boyhood crush on Leo has matured into an adult attraction.
As the mercury rises, Harrison and Leo’s friendly buddy arrangement heats up. When hot August comes to Westfall, they discover home is more than where a man hangs his hat. It’s where he gives his heart.
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“You country boys never waste a good resource.”
“No, we don’t. Leo, I heard the story about you, you know.”
Leo cringed inside but he refused to let his dismay show. “I wondered. How much has it grown over the years?”
“You really want me to say what I heard?”
No, he didn’t but maybe it was something he should know. “Sure. Lay it on me.”
“That you were the one to seduce Stan Stoler, not the other way around. You left town because he wouldn’t leave his wife for you. You didn’t really trick him at the church, did you?”
Not much shocked Leo, but that did.
“At the church! Hell no!” He downed a few swallows of beer. The cool liquid was refreshing on a muggy night.
“Here’s the truth, Harrison. Mr. Fabulous Gym Teacher seduced me at the high school, in the locker room, in the shower. I didn’t fight him off.”
“So you wanted it?”
“I was almost eighteen and I wasn’t a virgin. I knew what he was about when he approached me. If you think I’m the only gay boy to walk the hallowed halls of Westfall Senior High, you’re mistaken.”
Harrison snorted and sipped his beer. “I know for a fact you’re not although you’re the only one to get caught with the former coach.”
Jill Fryman (Friday to her friends) is a Line Supervisor at a truck manufacturing plant in a small southern Indiana town—and life on the assembly line is almost as predictable as her love life. When it comes to matters of the heart, Friday always seems to be making the wrong choices.Things go from bad to worse when El, a sultry labor organizer from the UAW, sweeps into town to unionize the plant right after it’s been bought out by a Japanese firm. Sparks fly on and off the line as Jill and El fight their growing attraction for each other against a backdrop of monster trucks, fried catfish dinners, Pork Day USA, and a bar called Hoosier Daddy.
Journalist Mark Manning’s Midwestern hometown closes ranks against him when his nephew is suspected of murder For Mark Manning, running the local paper in his Wisconsin hometown is a refreshing change from his life as a hard-charging reporter for the Chicago Journal. Together with his partner, architect Neil Waite, he’s settling into scenic, sleepy Dumont, whose inhabitants have welcomed them into their fold. Until Manning’s nephew becomes the prime suspect in a murder case. Teenagers Thad Quatrain and Jason Thrush alternated the lead role in the community theatre’s production of Teen Play. Now Jason lies dead in his bedroom, the victim of mushroom poisoning. Amid rumors that Thad threatened to kill Jason, the town begins to turn against him. As a sweltering summer draws to an end, a shocking revelation has tempers seething—and threatening to boil over. A novel about sexual identity, desire, and the lies we tell ourselves, Boy Toy explores the secret passions that war within the human heart. Boy Toy is the fifth book in Michael Craft’s Mark Manning series, which begins with Flight Dreams and Eye Contact.
But this time, it felt more than good. It felt like everything in the universe was perfectly aligned. Was I going crazy? Why did I feel this way with Logan?
Mason's an Omega wolf focused on his high-powered finance career and his little sister Lauren, who's struggling with an abusive boyfriend. After a one night stand with a mysterious, sexy Alpha, his world is turned upside down.
Logan has no idea he's a dad. When he refuses to date a friend who's been pining after him, his pack calls him heartless. Logan knows he left his heart in Lake City—with the Omega who is his fated mate. But how will he react to Mason's secret?
When Logan finds Mason, the pair will have to learn how to be parents together—while learning about each other for the first time.
Find out if they'll succeed in this standalone novella with a HEA. No cheating, no cliffhangers. Inside, you'll find an adorable shifter baby and plenty of sweet and steamy scenes.
This baby was going to have a good life, even if he or she started it as a surprise. I was going to do the best I could.
Andrew Eckstrom's chance meeting with Connor Kulyk leaves him wanting more. More time, more conversation, definitely more sex. There's a joy and an ingenousness in Connor that Andrew finds compelling and refreshing. He doesn't want the end of the cruise to be the ninth inning of their relationship, so Andrew pitches the idea of long-distance dating.
Triple A ballplayer Connor Kulyk can't get enough of Andrew either. But it's not as easy for him. Connor hasn't had a relationship in years, but like so many people, he wants to love and be loved. Announcing to the sports world and his fans that he wants a boyfriend instead of a girlfriend leaves him worried about losing his career and more importantly, the love of his sister.
Will Connor step up to the plate and take a swing, or will his closely guarded secret keep him stuck on deck, forever wishing for love?
He never expected he'd get a second chance with the love of his life. Heartbroken and lonely, Billy's been breaking into his ex-lover's apartment every Friday night for a little solo sex in the bed they used to share. One night he gets caught. Now he has only seconds to decide if he should stay or run from the most meaningful encounter of his life--and maybe a chance at love again.
Dragon Alpha Maxon Sunfire has always been the responsible one. The dependable one. The middle brother who works quietly behind the scenes. But secretly, Maxon longs to be in the the spotlight: to be seen for who he really is. So when an invitation arrives for an infamous matchmaking party on a private island, he jumps at the chance to attend. And since all single dragons are invited, why not invite his good friend Kael to come along?
Kael Sunborn has loved Maxon since the moment he arrived at the Estate. The dragon Omega thought he was content to keep his feelings secret and focus on his work as a personal assistant. But now, with the Alpha in the market for a mate, can Kael afford to keep silent?
An unexpected night of passion has consequences that force both dragons to confront their true feelings. But will their chance at true love survive the fallout?
Author’s note: Omega’s Dragon: Island Sun is a 30,000 word short novel with a happily-ever-after ending and no cliffhangers. This story contains Alpha/Omega social dynamics, male pregnancy, knotting, and vividly steamy scenes between two gorgeous dragon men.
As Book 2 of the Sunfire Brothers series, Island Sun can be read as a standalone novel, but it is best enjoyed after finishing Omega’s Dragon: Desert Heat.
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