Plenty of fish in the sea.
But what if there is no “plenty”? What if Leon Finn is a lone fish? A lone fish in a glass bowl swimming in hopeful but ultimately lonely circles forever?
Dumped and forced to retreat to his tiny-town seaside bach, it’s time for Leon to cast some lines, and quick! Prove to everyone—(*cough*) ex, mother, other ex who he’s now accidentally living with—that he’s a catch.
Only no one is biting.
It sucks, but it’s solvable.
With his trusty sewing machine and endless stash of fabric he’ll make himself into the ultimate suitor. Stitch this right up.
But as a certain someone keeps whispering in his ear, is this the right way?
Pier Pressure is a light-hearted, cheeky M/M romance with silly seaside shenanigans culminating in happily ever after. It can be read as a standalone.
Title: Pier Pressure
Authors: Anyta Sunday
Length: 200 pages
Genre: Contemporary, Romantic comedy.
Tropes: a second chance, extravert/introvert, cheeky love interest, small town, sweet, clueless, only one bed.
The week passes, and with it comes the news my ex will be visiting over the weekend with documents. That conversation has me screwing up the courage to face Tai and ask if dating Hercules Morse is still an option.
On the Friday afternoon, Morse and I meet at the tea rooms. On the Friday evening, I’m trudging over the dunes to the bach, alone.
Damon eyes me from the couch where he’s slung himself, squeezing the trigger of his lifeguard megaphone to the tune of something on his headphones. I’m wondering if calling his fish Fidget has anything to do with his own habits. He’s all go, Damon is. Even when he’s reading, he’s rhythmically drumming his finger over the paper edges.
I strip, slip into a pair of cosy pyjamas, and slump into my sewing seat across from him.
Damon pulls his headphones to his neck. “How did your date go?”
“Not the way I hoped.”
“Like the last time?”
I drop my head onto the smooth surface of my sewing machine. “All I could think was ‘as big as a horse, as big as a horse’ and when he sat down the first thing out of my mouth was whether he liked big dicks.”
Damon roars with laughter; it briefly echoes through the megaphone.
“And then he asked me if I had one.”
Damon sets the megaphone aside. “More exciting than I thought, and I’ve been thinking about it. What did you say next?”
I bang my head multiple times. “That it wasn’t small, per se.”
Damon swings his legs off the couch, grinning.
This author says right in her bio that she is a HUGE fan of slow-burn romances, and this one completely fits the bill. There is one kiss towards the middle, but nothing else until almost the end. And that was completely okay.
Leon was a sweet guy, talented tailor, willing to do anything for almost anyone, but with regards to himself…completely clueless. He was sharing a home with Damon, his boyfriend in high school, by way of his mother, who herself was a bit of a mess. Meanwhile, Damon, the guy around town who dropped anything to help others, ran the local bingo game for seniors, and was VERY slowly rebuilding his house, just let Leon figure out himself that the man he wanted and needed was right there waiting.
Watching Leon bumble his way through dates, almost dates, trying to avoid anything resembling confrontation was hilarious. He kept trying to find himself the perfect man, by making himself into the perfect man/sailor/caterer that someone else might want. In the end, he just made a bigger mess of things. And Damon let him do his best until he figured out what he really was looking for.
This was fluffy, and funny, and made for just an enjoyable read.
4 pieces of eye candy
A bit about me: I’m a big, BIG fan of slow-burn romances. I love to read and write stories with characters who slowly fall in love.
Some of my favorite tropes to read and write are: Enemies to Lovers, Friends to Lovers, Clueless Guys, Bisexual, Pansexual, Demisexual, Oblivious MCs, Everyone (Else) Can See It, Slow Burn, Love Has No Boundaries.
I write a variety of stories, Contemporary MM Romances with a good dollop of angst, Contemporary lighthearted MM Romances, and even a splash of fantasy.
My books have been translated into German, Italian, French, Spanish, and Thai.
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