Contemporary Romance

Standalone contemporary romance novels, novellas, and short stories.
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Isn’t it obvious we’re just best friends?

Adrian is my best friend. We live together, hang out, and he’s the best cake taste tester I could want.

Hugs are the norm, along with cuddles while watching horror films. I need someone to protect me during the scary bits, so why not Adrian? He’s almost a foot taller than me, so he makes a good armchair too.

Life is exactly the way I like it until Adrian’s sister drops a bombshell that leaves me questioning everything I think I know about myself and my straight best friend.

Can one kiss change everything? I’m about to find out.

 

Oblivious is an M/M best friends to lovers novella. It’s a light and fluffy love story, with a double bi-sexual awakening, a little bit of heat and no angst. None. Zip. Nadda. There’s meddling family members and two sweet best friends who are totally oblivious about how much they really care for each other. Oh, and cakes. There’s lots of cakes.

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A strict older man. A sassy film star. Can opposites attract?

After taking early retirement from the police force, Liam is happy avoiding people and tending to his roses. Or he was, until Felix moves in next door.

Felix is taking a break from his acting career, even though he's on the cusp of stardom. With his cheeky, persistent, and very naughty behaviour, he gets under Liam’s skin instantly.

Felix needs someone who can set him boundaries—a man who can handle him firmly, but with love. Liam doesn't think he needs anyone, until Felix brings much needed sunshine into his life.

Will Felix choose stability and love, or a life of glitz and glamour?

A Boy Made of Sunshine is a light hearted gay romance with a grumpy ex-detective, a brash new neighbour, a cute Dalmatian puppy, a glow in the dark dildo, and lots of brattish behaviour.

A Boy Made of Sunshine is available in audiobook format, read by Dan Calley

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Liam hates parties. Can his boy made of sunshine change his mind?

Felix is excited to discover the village he’s made his home in with Liam holds an annual Halloween party. He loves a party! Unfortunately, Liam doesn’t want to go, let alone wear a costume. Determined to show his Daddy how much fun they could have if they went together, Felix pulls out all the stops to convince him to go.

Will Liam reward Felix’s antics, or will he punish his boy’s ridiculous behaviour?

A Boy Full of Pumpkins is an M/M romance short story, with a grumpy and sunshine couple, an age-gap, Halloween shenanigans, glow in the dark toys, and non-edible pumpkins. It’s best read after A Boy Made of Sunshine, but can be read as a standalone.

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Can a secret kiss make a dream come true at Christmas?

Bailey has been in love with his dad’s best friend, Rob, for years. When he discovers that Rob is about to move to Milan, Bailey realises it’s his last chance to tell him how he feels. Their annual Christmas in July party might not be the best time to take a chance on love, but what choice does Bailey have?

Will revealing his secret lead to a lifetime of joy, or ruin their last Christmas together?
 

Secret Holiday Kisses is a short gay romance story approximately 10,000 words in length.

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What will a drinking game lead to when a snowstorm forces three reunited friends to share the last hotel room?

Travel photographer, Ellis, is driving home for Christmas, but a freak snow storm forces him to seek refuge in the Holiday Inn. He doesn’t expect to meet his two best friends from high school there, or to end up having to share a room with them.
 

Although eight years apart has changed them all, Ellis realises he still has strong feelings for fit footballer, Zev, and loveable geek, PK.

A game of Never Have I Ever and a bottle of Applejack bourbon leads to revelations about their feelings for one another.

 

Can anything be the same for these three men after an unexpected night of passion?


One Room at the Inn is a friends to lovers, MMM Christmas romance novella, with steamy scenes and lots of snow.
 

It was originally published as part of the Stocking Stuffers Anthology in December 2019, and has not been changed.

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Can second chance love survive past trauma?

Reece has one goal: to compete in the Olympic Games. With the gymnastics World Championships looming, his dream is one step closer to becoming a reality.
 

When his childhood sweetheart, Alex, walks back into his life unexpectedly, Reece’s world is turned upside down. Alex was the boy who inexplicably pushed him away and broke his heart; the boy he still loves.
 

When the truth behind their break-up is revealed, Reece wants to hold Alex up and give him the strength to heal.
 

But can Reece be Alex’s rock, and remain focused on his training, or will his Olympic dreams suffer in the process?

Hold Me Up is a MM second chance romance, with a slow-burn relationship and lots of hurt/comfort. It’s the first in a series of books that follows male artistic gymnasts as they chase gold.
 

Trigger warnings: Hold Me Up features a character who suffers from anxiety and panic attacks, due to a past event that is briefly described.

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An elf costume, a pair of lacy knickers, and a Christmas charity auction might make Sam’s Christmas wish come true.

When sweet barista, Sam, agrees to be a "slave" in a Christmas charity auction, he’s thrilled to be bought by the man he’s had a crush on for the last three months.

Theodore is everything Sam is looking for in a man: older, authoritative, and caring. Unfortunately, Sam isn’t the most forward person when it comes to telling men he likes them. Wearing a sexy costume allows him to be a much flirtier version of himself, but can a naughty elf tempt Theodore into bed?

As their relationship intensifies, Sam finds something in Theodore he didn’t realize he needed: a man he wants to call his Daddy.

But Theodore isn’t out of the closet, and whilst Sam is happy existing in a bubble in the run up to Christmas, he knows that can’t last forever.

Can Sam risk giving his heart to a Daddy who might not ever be able to hold his hand in public, let alone commit to him?

What Works For Us is a Christmas-ish romance with an age-gap relationship, lacy underwear, role-play, Daddy kink, a smidge of hurt/comfort, and a guaranteed happy ending.

What Works For Us is available in audiobook format, read by Dan Calley

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Three wishes. Two drunken kisses. One uncertain future.​

Three wishes. 

Seb wants to be happy.

Matt wants to find "the one."

Connor wants them. 

Two drunken kisses. 

Seb didn’t plan to kiss Matt and Connor, but he doesn’t regret it, even if it has changed their friendship forever. 

Matt has never considered dating a man before, let alone two. Despite his confusion, being with Seb and Connor feels right. 

 

One uncertain future. 

Connor’s potential fate has stopped him living and loving. Can he face his fears to be with the men he loves?

 

I Wished For You is an MMM, friends to lovers romance with a touch of hurt/comfort.

I Wished For You is available in audiobook format, read by Piers Ryman