LGBTQIA+ fiction with happy endings
Hi all! I’m sharing another snippet from Speedbump this week (because every time I do that I get to look at this cover again *sigh*). I’ve backed up to Chapter One because this bit caught my eye. I don’t know about the rest of the group, but it’s not always easy to choose a snippet—I usually end up with something super-spoilery and then at the last minute have to make another choice. Only two more weeks, though, and I won’t have to worry so much about that! 😊
So, this is from Ezra’s POV, while Red’s giving them a ride after picking them up on the side of the road.
I’d just raised my hand to point out the mailbox when he slowed to take the turn. His cocky grin made me want to adjust my pants again, but I was afraid we’d end up in the ditch if I did. Red roared down the half-mile stretch of dirt and gravel that passed for our road but stopped the car without making any ruts. He might be cocky, but he was no asshole.
Great. I’d sort of hoped he was.
Thanks for reading!
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Getting broken wasn’t supposed to fix everything.
Ezra Cook is sole caregiver to older brother Tray, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in his forties. They live outside the small town of Drop, Oregon, on property Tray bought with his Microsoft settlement money. For years, Ezra has been going on and off low doses of testosterone to maintain a comfortable level of androgyny. Ezra spends most days juggling Tray’s needs and the work required to survive in rural Oregon on a small income, ignoring their own needs, especially companionship and sleep.
Ellred “Red” Long escaped Drop at seventeen but returns to his hometown in disgrace after his band dumped him on the streets of LA. Coming back doesn’t seem like such a dead end, though, after he sees a guy walking along the side of the road in the rain and gives him a lift.
Ezra and Red’s chance meeting begins an uncomfortable friendship neither had expected, and both allow fear to keep it from escalating into a hookup, or worse, a romance. Red never meant to return to Drop and doesn’t want to get stuck there again, while Ezra’s protective walls may be too strong to breach, from either side.
Read more snippets from Speedbump here.
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