Gabe Cotter is an out-and-proud elementary school teacher who has moved back to the New York City neighborhood where he grew up. He hopes to pave the way by setting an example for others since youth was a rocky road for him. When a false alarm brings a handsome but ornery firefighter to his doorstep, he can’t help but be intrigued…especially when fate keeps bringing them together, and Gabe catches a glimpse of the cranky man’s softer side.
Chris Mancini has learned the hard way that some things are better left unsaid. A third-generation firefighter, his job and family responsibilities keep him firmly in the closet. He can’t get the feisty teacher he met on a false alarm call out of his mind, though. When they meet again in a bar, Chris’s reservations go out the window and the two share a passionate night together.
One night leads to another, and to another, until Chris and Gabe are spending all of their free time in each other’s company. The deeper their feelings grow, the more Gabe struggles with balancing the open life he is trying to live with Chris’s closeted one. When Gabe realizes he can no longer live with the secrecy, the decision Chris must make cuts both ways.
Note: This 10,000 word novelette was originally released in January of 2018 as part of the Memories of The Breakfast Club Kindle World. Although the book has been re-edited, there have been no substantive changes to the storyline.
Cupid in a Stroller
When Brooklyn candy store owner Reese Thornton needs a break from the Valentine’s Day rush, a walk seems like a good idea. His day seems to pick up when he sees the man of his dreams pushing a cat in a stroller. Unfortunately, Reese does not have a working brain-to-mouth filter, and Mr. Right finds Reese to be Mr. Wrong. When their paths cross again, will he be able to hold onto Gideon, or will Cupid’s arrow miss them both?
Ahava Is Love
Brooklyn Realtor Josh Perlman desperately wants to settle down. Unfortunately he can’t find a man who wants the same. Tired of disastrous dates, he travels to explore his heritage. Yaron is an Israeli security guard and medic charged with looking after Josh and his pilgrimage group. For Yaron, the need to protect has become more a duty than an honor since he lost his long-term boyfriend to a terrorist attack—a loss that continues to haunt him.
As they embark on their journey through the Holy Land, it’s hard to deny the attraction that sparks between Josh and Yaron. Yet with America calling Josh home, and Israel, and the death of his lover holding Yaron prisoner, it seems only a miracle can keep them together. But Israel is an ancient land, one that has seen miracles before. Surrounded by structures that have been destroyed and rebuilt time after time, Josh and Yaron might just learn that their futures can be found in the wisdom of the past.
Jacob Greenberg is resigned to his quiet, single life. When his popular best friend talks him into attending a singles party, he never expects to meet his very own Prince Charming.
It’s Christmas Eve and Jacob is looking forward to a quiet evening at home. His outgoing best friend has a different idea, and talks him into attending a party for Jewish singles. Unfortunately, neither man realizes it is not a gay singles party. Things go from bad to worse when his friend doesn’t show up.
The night turns around when Jacob befriends Ian, a sexy bartender. After a spectacular kiss good night, Jacob and his Prince Charming go their separate ways. Without a glass slipper, will Jacob and Ian be able to find their way back to each other in time to ring in the New Year?
Note: Previously published in Sexy to Go Gay Romance