If Only For Today | Gabbi Grey
A Deerbourne Inn Novel
Release Date: April 14th, 2021
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3fOsviy
Jared Langford is a happy man. The desk clerk at the Deerbourne Inn knows everyone in his cozy town in Vermont. He is accepted and loved by the community, but he’s missing someone special in his life.
Devastating news has brought journalist Xander Fortier to Willow Springs for some much-needed rest. He’s photographed every major conflict in the world for the last ten years, but being stateside has forced him to reassess the solitary life he’s been living.
Something in Xander’s gruff demeanor calls to Jared’s caring nature. Soon the men are spending time together, but Jared’s kisses might not be enough to keep Xander from leaving. Can the men find a happily ever after if they only have today?
“Finnigan’s is a block from here. Do you want to grab a drink?”
Beer sounded divine, but he was flagging. He’d spent the entire day hunched over the keyboard, and he was more tired than he ever remembered feeling. He hadn’t felt this exhausted even after three days without sleep in Helmand Province. Of course he’d been running on adrenaline that time. When he crashed, he’d slept around the clock. Being safe had allowed him to sleep like the proverbial baby. “I appreciate the offer, but I’m going to take a rain check. I’m tired.”
“Of course, I understand.” Jared didn’t meet Xander’s gaze, instead continued walking toward the inn.
“What’s that tune?”
“Sorry?” Jared stopped walking and pivoted.
“That tune. What are you humming?”
Under the streetlamp, Jared’s pinkening cheeks were clear. The young man blushed easily. Prettily. Endearingly.
“I, uh, well…” Jared gazed up at the streetlamp. “I was humming about dancing all night.”
Oh really. That was interesting. “Tell me more.”
“Well, I love Eliza Doolittle and I was thinking about, you know, the end of a nice evening.”
“Eliza…? Oh, right, George Bernard Shaw.”
“And Lerner and Loewe.”
“Ah yes, the musical.”
Jared’s gaze sharpened. “You don’t like musicals?”
“I do not not like musicals. I don’t do musicals, if you know what I mean.”
“I do know what you mean.” The hurt was obvious. Jared tried to school his expression, but he was definitely frowning.
Damn. “You know a guy can be gay and not love Barbra Streisand, right?”
Those blue eyes flashed. “Of course I know that. Just because she starred in several of my favorite shows doesn’t mean I expect everyone to like her. To like Broadway.”
About The Author
Gabbi lives in beautiful British Columbia where her fur baby chin poo keeps her safe from the nasty neighborhood squirrels.
Working for the government by day, she spends her early mornings writing contemporary, gay, sweet, and dark erotic BDSM romances…and while she firmly believes in happy endings, she also believes in making her characters suffer before finding their true love. She also writes M/F romances as Gabbi Black.
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