The sleepy village of Crumbington is about to get a wake-up call.
When the new chairperson of the Summer Fête Committee pushes to create a naked calendar of the Crumbington football team, mouths drop open. Her further pronouncement at having snagged a celebrity host for the fête—rising television and movie star Clifton O’Keefe, and ex-resident of Crumbington—is met with indifference.
Not by Nathan Fresher, though, local baker and captain of the football team. He had been Clifton’s boyfriend in high school, until Clifton and his family disappeared into the night over ten years ago.
Thirty-year-old Greg Beaumont is still fleeing the ruin of his life fifteen years ago. Now he's sharing a new home with his best friend Nate Sawyer, pouring himself into his work, and avoiding romantic entanglements while claiming he's just taking his time. But when he meets Kyle Wakeham, a fifteen-year-old neighborhood boy, he'll not only face the wreckage of his past but he'll also discover he's not defined by the torments and tragedies of history.
The last thing fitness guru Heathcliff Stone needs is a babysitter, mainly because the one thing he hates more than his name - courtesy of his mom who, to this day, continues to be a Brontë obsessed reader - is for someone to try to control him.
When the most important company endorsing him sends over a preppy looking guy to keep him on a tight leash, his knee jerk reaction is to send the yuppie packing.
Yet, there is something that stops him from putting the figurative boot in the guy’s ass. Aidan Spark is exactly what the doctor ordered.
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‘You’re gay.’ Andi hears the quaver of his own voice and clears his throat again.
‘Yeah,’ Ronan says slowly. ‘And you’re a guy.’
Ronan has been there for Andi since he began his transition. Now he wants to come visit and Andi is overjoyed, but he can't quite bring himself to believe that Ronan is truly interested in him, when his body isn't exactly what most gay men would want.
Lex has been wandering for too long. A chance encounter leads him to decide to get a tattoo. While covering up his past he is able to uncover his future with the help of Ian, a talented tattoo artist. Ian discovers Lex's secrets one by one. Will Lex accept the changes that are happening to him or will he return to his nomadic life?
Even though he knew it wouldn't last, Patrick is devastated when his first real relationship comes to an end. Lucky for him, his cute roommate Ali is more than happy to comfort him, though soon enough, Ali is in need of some comfort of his own.
Jesse went up into the mountain to retreat from everything, which is why the last thing he was expecting was to see his best friends cousin show up at the door, needing a safe haven too. Will he be able to conquer the fears that sent him running, or will his attempt to leave the mountain cost him his life?
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Geralt of Rivia will plough anything with breasts. This is not entirely correct. As it happens, breasts are optional. Yours truly, Dandelion the bard, knows this both from first hand accounts, and from . . . personal experience. The following manuscript is, of course, for my own eyes only.
Carter Malis thinks he knows exactly when he turned into a self-identified homophobe, and that had to be the moment when Aron Ruskin, his best friend since forever, announced to him that he was going to marry a dude. Great. So there were going to be two Mr. Ruskin’s, and that without counting Aron’s dad.
And here’s this thing. The face staring back from the mirror, the moment he wakes up in a hospital bed, doesn’t belong to him, but to douchebag Alex, aka Aron’s husband. And now he’ll have to talk to Aron, after two years of radio silence.
College freshman Huey McKee is unlucky in love and saddled with a bitter past he's strugged to bury. Rather than go back home for summer vacation, he wants to spend it with his best friend/roommate, Brandon Wimmer, in Florida. But as he starts developing feelings for Brandon's brother, a spiralling chain of events drags the weight of Huey's past screaming into the present...