Can a man who wants nothing more than to be part of a boring old married couple really find happiness with a man whose relationships have only ever lasted until he zips up his fly?
Craig knows what he's looking for in a lover. He wants someone just like him - a nice guy he can build a nice, simple, uneventful life with. He's hoping that's just the sort of man who will answer his internet ad.
Donovan's nothing like Craig. He's all about leather, fast cars and relationships that last hours rather than years. They may work at neighbouring desks, and Craig may have a crush on his colleague, but that doesn't mean he should forget about the kind of man he's sure will make him happy in the long run.
The only trouble with internet ads is you never know who will answer them…
Reader Advisory: The stories in this collection are linked solely by theme. Each story can be read on its own and the stories can be read in any order.
General Release Date: 7th June 2010
“You realise the guy’s never going to recognise you from that ad?”
Craig McKinley ignored the question and frowned at the choice of ties laying on his desk. Red. Blue. Red. Blue. He reached for the blue, hesitated and went back to looking at each strip of fabric in turn.
“I said—” Donovan began again, from the desk to Craig’s right.
“I told the truth,” Craig said. He wasn’t going to worry about the possibility he and his internet date might spend his entire lunch break lurking around the same bar without recognising each other. He wasn’t going to worry about any of the other things that could go wrong either.
The tie was the thing to concentrate on. Pick the right tie and everything would be fine—or, at least, he’d feel more appropriately dressed when everything went wrong and it all hit the fan.
“The ad said... Twenty-six year old gay man seeks same for long term relationship. Blond hair. Blue eyes. Slim build. Average appearance. Own home and car. Secure job.”
Craig nodded to each point as the slightly older man recited the ad at him. “Like I said—I told the truth.”
Donovan made a sceptical noise in the back of his throat. “Maybe—more or less.”
Craig frowned, wondering which part of the advertisement the other man thought he was lying about.
“You’re really selling yourself short on the whole average thing, sweetheart.”
Craig didn’t need to look to the side and see the other man’s expression. He’d spent long enough staring at Donovan over the months they’d worked at adjoining desks to know just how the other man’s eyes sparkled when he teased.
Heat rushed to Craig’s cheeks, despite the fact he knew Donovan flirted with everyone in the building, male and female, in exactly the same way. Craig mentally rolled his eyes at himself. Eight bloody months, and the guy could still get him all hot under the collar with nothing more than a casual compliment.
“But that’s not my point,” Donovan went on. “He won’t recognise you, because he’ll assume you were lying. No one tells the truth in that sort of advert.”
“The kind of man I’m hoping to meet would.”
Word Count: 15,259
Book Length: NOVELLA
Genres: BONDAGE AND BDSM
Kim Dare is a bisexual submissive from Wales (UK). First published in 2008, she has since released dozens of BDSM erotic romance titles ranging from short stories to full length novels.
While she occasionally enjoys writing other pairings, most of Kim's stories focus on Male/Male relationships. But, no matter what the pairing, from paranormal to contemporary, and from the sweet to the intense, everything she writes will always feature three things - Kink, Love and a Happy Ending.
Reviewed by Blackraven Reviews
This is a must read! The story is fun and satisfying. The plot moves along at a good clip and the emotional twists and turns kept my eyes glued to my screen.
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Reviewed by Rainbow Reviews
Kim is back on track (not that she ever got far off of it) with this edition of the G-A-Y series. I loved the characters and I felt like I knew them. Considering these books are rather short it always...
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