Author: Harper Jewel
Genre: LGBT – M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 13,432 words
Publisher: Lush Publishing
Heat Level: 5
Release Date: 10/02/2015
This book contains male/male sex as well as a light BDSM scene (spanking).
Using his debit card his parents had given him, Adam withdraws some cash and hops a bus to Queens, NY, where he sets himself up in a run-down apartment and uses his “young boy” looks to turn tricks in order to make money to pay his rent and support his weakness for club clothing.
Almost a year passes by when Adam meets Colton Reynolds at his favorite gay club, Whiplash. The two hook up for a night of wild sex and seem to make an unforgettable connection. When Colt returns home to Houston and the ranch that he has to run now that his father passed away, both men miss each other something fierce.
During Colt’s absence, Adam is forced to take a closer look at his life: regret, anger, shame, and “what ifs” plague him and put him in a very foul mood. Two months later on the night of his twentieth birthday, Adam refuses to service several of his long-standing Johns and shuts the world out while collapsing into tears for the first time since being on his own.
Deep in his “woe is me” fest, Adam is surprised when Colt shows up at his door. He had no idea the cowboy even knew where he lived. When Colt makes him an offer of a job and a welcoming partner to share his bed every night, Adam must make the most important decision of his life. Will he leave the head game his life had become or take the leap of faith offered?
On the night of my twentieth birthday, everything came crashing down and, like a wuss, I collapsed and had myself a good cry. Deep in my “woe is me” fest, I knew I had to make some decisions I’d much rather not have to face.
Confused, I’m not sure what to do. Should I leave the head game my life has become? Will my changing looks allow me to continue status quo? One very sexy cowboy has an offer that sounds like the answer I’ve been looking for, but can I find it within myself to take the leap of faith and accept it or should I walk away?
On one of his evenings out visiting the gay club Whiplash, he meets Colt, and a has a weekend he will never forget. However, his biggest issue seems to be he cannot forget Colt and how he made him feel. They had met often for the time that Colt was in New York, and when he returns to his ranch in Houston, the two keep in touch with texts and calls.
Adam misses Colt a lot, and as his birthday draws closer, he then begins to question his life, and what he going to do when he loses his boyish looks. Being slapped around the face by a client was the last thing that Adam needed, and was the one thing that completely broke him. He just withdrew into himself, ignoring everything including the fact he was meant to meet Colt on his birthday.
Colt could not forget Adam, and when he didn't meet him when he was supposed to, Colt went to his apartment. Once he finally gets Adam to open the door to him, he then talks to him and Adam has to make a decision that would change his life forever...... what should he do??
This was a short story, but I really did enjoy reading it, you really felt for both of the MC's in the book. I look forward to reading more from Harper Jewel in the future.
At least you have a roof over your head, a bed to sleep in, some type of nourishment to feed your belly and lest you forget, your wardrobe, Adam.
There went my inner voice of reason. Sometimes I truly hated it. It never allowed me to feel sorry for my gay ass. After firing up my Coleman propane stove that sat on the stovetop/oven that had crapped out months ago, I opened a can of chicken noodle soup and placed it on the single burner. I ate the soup while I sat on the full-size bed, letting the broth settle my rumbling stomach.
As the red glow through the window continued to pulse, I finished my dinner in silence. I really didn’t have much to complain about. Yeah, my parents freaked when they’d caught me with my current fling’s dick buried in my ass. And yeah, they’d kicked me to the curb amidst some pretty loud cursing and swearing, but my boyish looks had been my saving grace. So what I never finished high school. Who needed a high school diploma to suck cock and let pervy men fuck my tight ass? I wasn’t ashamed that I was gay. I embraced it. It’s who I am and who I’ll always be. It’s also the reason I’m so damn good at giving head.
I needed to find shelter once I was on the streets of downtown Queens, New York and was shocked to find out just how many men liked giving it to young twinks. Even though I was now nineteen, I didn’t look it and for that, I was grateful. It brought me more of the green stuff and allowed me to pay the meager rent for this dingy one-room place while I fed my fetish for club clothing and the occasional frilly extra.
Finished with the Campbell’s, I washed out the empty can in the small sink in the bathroom, then tossed it into the recycle bin near the door. Hey! Even though I lived in squalor, I could still do my part for the environment.
An avid reader of paranormal and erotic romances, she has always dreamed of becoming an author. The stories all began when she was in grade school and earned her writing honors throughout her school years. Now, she’s finally bringing them to life for others to read.
While working on her writing career, she’s put her college education and background in English and Language Arts to work as an editor, and she’s expanded her skills to include formatting for Smashwords Premium Catalog, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Amazon, & All Romance Ebooks.