LGBTQIA+ fiction with happy endings
Only one more week and Speedbump will be out in the wilds (to everyone who pre-ordered, anyway :)). It’s nerve-wracking to wait, but I’ve always been a “rip off the band-aid” kind of person, and so far all attempts by the Universe to teach me patience have failed.
For this week’s snippet we’re in Red’s POV, he’s just played a new song for Ezra and then asked if they wanted to drive his car. The car in question is a deep purple, stock 1964 GTO which Ezra has coveted since before Red returned to Drop. Which is probably more intro than is absolutely necessary, but…
“Thanks.” By the way he kept running his eyes over the car, it seemed the “nice” could’ve meant the song, the car, or both. “Would you like to drive her?”
The way his eyes popped and breath hitched, the answer had to be yes. But after a few seconds, he still hadn’t answered.
“If you have to be somewhere, I’d take a rain check.”
Yeah, I want to see you again. As often as possible.
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.
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