GENRE: Gay Interracial Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 45,864 words
Elliot is hanging on by a thread. He moved away for his new job, cutting ties to his homophobic parents and friends in the process, not expecting to be downsized a year later. Now it’s just him and a pile of bills that he barely manages to pay. But as the months crawl closer to Christmas, the heating bill goes up and his savings -- scant to start with -- go down. In the desperate hope of getting some free food, he signs up for a cooking class at the local community center.Micah’s life is the store he owns and the people in it, including his closest friend, who insists he needs to date. But with the holidays approaching and a shop to run, Micah doesn’t have time to find someone. Until he walks into the cooking class he’s teaching and meets a young man who pushes all his buttons.The two hit it off immediately, but Micah thinks Elliot will be a distraction, and Elliot hasn’t told Micah how dire his finances are. As their relationship heats up, that little white lie may lead to a whole lot of hurt.EXCERPT:Note: may contain sexually explicit scenes of a homoerotic nature.