Henry should have kept on walking by when he spotted the younger man sitting alone on the beach. He should never have stopped, never sat down, and certainly never kissed him. Because now Henry is experiencing feelings. And he doesn’t like it one bit.
Things happen for a reason, even random hook-ups. Ben was supposed to get off work early that night. It was no accident the sexy stranger stumbled on his beach hiding spot. The Kiss was destined, as well as what happened afterward. It wasn’t as if Ben believed in love at first sight, but this was damn close.
It’s a good thing Henry lives three-thousand miles away or he might do something stupid, like ask for Ben’s phone number.
Ben’s hometown boss begs him to return and he agrees, only regretting not being able to say goodbye to his snarky divorce lawyer. But all the wanting in the universe isn’t going to bring them together again, he doesn’t even know Henry’s last name. Besides, home is on the west coast, not Maine.
Sometimes the universe is a funny place.
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“Ben leaned as close as he could and whispered in Henry’s ear. “I’m twenty-six, Henry Carr, not a boy, and if I want to exchange bites with the sexiest man at this table, I will. If you’re worried about Chuck because of something he might say or do to you, let me know, and we’ll keep the whole thing under wraps. But before you make your choice, let me be clear. I want to go home with you tonight. The only good about this…” he glanced around the table, “travesty of a wedding is the fact that it brought you here to me. I’ve missed you and since I didn’t know your last name, where you worked, or what city you lived in, I couldn’t find you. It’s rare for me to buy into Marigold’s tarot readings, but we’re meeting again for a reason, and I’m going to make it hard for you to say no.”
Henry’s mouth opened and closed. “Yes.”
“Yes?” Ben leaned back, giving Henry space.
Now Henry closed the distance between them. “Yes. I want you to come home with me tonight. I want to spend the weekend with you. I want you naked and in my bed.””
Elle Keaton writes contemporary gay romance and MM romantic suspense set in the Pacific Northwest. Elle’s books are known for their hot mm romance, complex characters, and unique sense of place. The men start out broken, and maybe they’re still banged up by the end, but they always find the other half of their hearts.
Elle published first in 2017, now she has over seventeen books available for you to read or listen to.
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