It’s the most horrible time of the year.
Smooches under mistletoes and tacky reindeer decorations.
Newly single, Davey has had enough of wasting his love and having his heart broken. Better to be single, he decides. No more dates. No more falling in love. No more dreaming of happy ever afters. Those are for movies.
And then Avery steps into his life, bringing care, compassion, and tenderness in his path.
Davey’s so tempted to hope again. But can an online date and a brief encounter turn into anything other than an ephemeral sexual encounter?
Is there a future for them? Will Avery stay? And most importantly, can Davey bear to offer up his heart to the season’s love—just one more time?
“Are you okay?” Avery asked him.
Davey nodded but it didn’t convince Avery.
“Are you cold?” Another nod from Davey, and Avery stopped him by gripping both his shoulders. “Here, take my coat. I’m okay,” he said and unzipped his coat.
Davey shook his head. “No, it’s fine. I’ll be okay. Don’t worry.” He continued walking.
Avery didn’t follow him. “Davey, you are putting on my coat and I’m not hearing another word,” he raised his voice and made Davey turn to stone.
Had he just ordered him to do something? He turned around and saw Avery holding the jacket in both hands and waiting for Davey to slip into it. Okay, that was hot. He let himself follow Avery’s orders. When he turned to face him again, Avery gripped the zipper and pulled it all the way up.
His hands lingered on the base of Davey’s neck for a moment, and Davey took Avery in. That smile was infecting his face again. The pursed lips, the puppy eyes. Davey couldn’t resist them any longer. He pushed closer and locked his lips with Avery’s. An explosion of emotions burst inside of him, and his cock stirred up without much provocation.
Prize: A Christmas Hamper filled with goodies including a $5 Amazon gift card.
About the Author
Chris Ethan is a book whore. He enjoys selling his feelings for money and other pleasures and is blatantly unashamed to do so for as long as he breathes. Chris Ethan is also a persona for Rhys Christopher Ethan, author of fantasy and sci-fi. He uses Chris Ethan to share stories of adult queer romance with those who need it. Before you delve into his books however, be warned. He likes putting his characters through shitstorms and hates anything conventional. But then there’s that darned happy-ever-after. Also, he likes swearing. Deal with it!