Best of
Gay-For-You

2012

Learning to Feel


N.R. Walker - 2012
    In a rash decision, he leaves his life-consuming job at Mass General Hospital, Boston, to be the small-town doctor in Belfast, Maine.With the job comes a house, and with the house comes a handyman-painter. Trent Jamieson, a nomadic artist, and his dog Bentley, are offered free accommodation for the few weeks he fixes up the hospital-owned house. Nathan is transfixed by this free-spirited, undeniably gorgeous man. Confused but amazed to feel any kind of attraction - much less to a man - Nathan convinces himself to put aside any preconceived ideas, and allows himself to just feel.As their attraction for each other grows, one man learns to live, the other learns to love. But just who is teaching who? Disclaimer: This is a re-written fanfiction, available only as a free read. Do not pay to download.As stated on my blog, this story has not been professionally edited.

The Rebuilding Year


Kaje Harper - 2012
    Giving up, though, isn’t an option. Compared to the alternative, choosing a new profession, going back to school, and renting a room from the college groundskeeper are simple. Until he realizes he’s falling in love with his housemate, and things take a turn for the complicated.John Barrett knows about loss. After moving twice to stay in touch with his kids, he could only watch as his ex-wife whisked them away to California. Offering Ryan a room seems better than rattling around the empty house, but as casual friendship moves to something more, and a firestorm of emotions ignites, the big old house feels like tight quarters. It’s nothing they can’t learn to navigate, though. But when dead bodies start turning up on campus—and one of the guys is a suspect—their first taste of real love could go up in smoke. Product WarningsContains two hot men wrestling with a shift in their sexuality, as well as a few positions probably listed in the Gay Kama Sutra. But it’s not all about the hot and sweaty—especially when your previously straight life knocks on the door and comes back to visit.

Homo Action Love Story! A tall tale


Ben Monopoli - 2012
    After Ryan has a tragic collision with an opposing team's paintball, the rules of the game force the boyfriends apart.Boots is shattered without Ryan, so when his best friend Clemente Santiago suggests a daring, high-seas mission to find the island and reunite the pair, Boots jumps at the chance. They assemble a crack team to join them, including fashion model and mixed-martial-arts champ Colby Kroft, hunky-but-shy sea-captain Marcus Tumble, and Piper Pernfors, the ex who's aching to make Boots forget Ryan ever existed.HOMO ACTION LOVE STORY! is a lighthearted, sex-filled adventure from the author of THE CRANBERRY HUSH and THE PAINTING OF PORCUPINE CITY. It's a perfect storm of beautiful fishermen, murderous pirates, blossoming romances, and secrets that call almost everyone's motives into question. Land, ho! This page-turner is sure to float your boat.

Cherish


Tere Michaels - 2012
    The older girls - Katie and Miranda - are off at college, Evan is about to be promoted to captain and things are calm.Briefly.Evan accidently learns that Miranda has a new boyfriend and is talking marriage after just three months of dating. After peeling himself off the ceiling, he demands a conversation with his eldest daughter, which erupts into, as Matt calls it, “a steel cage match”.Miranda indeed has a boyfriend (Kent), a business major (from Connecticut) and they are most definitely serious. In fact, Miranda wants to bring him to Thanksgiving dinner - along with his parents, Blake and Cornelia.There is much debate but Evan agrees - mostly because Miranda's part of the bargain is that she won't get engaged or elope until the parents have met.Thanksgiving descends into madness before the turkey is cut.

Starfish and Coffee


Kele Moon - 2012
    Now jaded and broken, Alex and Matt still can’t deny their sizzling connection or the memories of one perfect, uninhibited year together. At twenty-two, Matt Tarrington is rich, good-looking and destined to be powerful, but behind that confident exterior lurks a man who resents the life his family thrust upon him. Desperate for an escape, Matt heads to Mirabella Island off the coast of Florida for a year of relaxation and some wild nights with vacationing party-girls. Matt never expected to find real passion in the arms of Alex Hunter, a handsome, laid-back local. Alex is gay, but closeted. Matt should be completely off limits, but Alex finds the deeply in denial rich boy too tempting to ignore. Especially when a bet has them working together, fighting the heat in the rundown, beachside cafe where Alex sweats for every dollar. Their love felt inevitable until youth left them vulnerable to hatred and greed. Now after six years of hating the lies they live, Alex and Matt will have to risk it all for the second chance they both desperately need.

One Small Thing


Piper Vaughn - 2012
    Now he’s the unwitting father of a newborn named Alice. Between bartending and cosmetology school, Rue doesn’t have time for babies, but he can’t give her up. What Rue needs is a babysitter, and he’s running out of options. He’s on the verge of quitting school to watch Alice himself when he remembers his reclusive new neighbor, Erik.Erik Van Nuys is a sci-fi novelist with anxiety issues to spare. He doesn’t like people in general, and he likes babies even less. Still, with his royalties dwindling, he could use the extra cash. Reluctantly, he takes on the role of manny—and even more reluctantly, he finds himself falling for Alice and her flamboyant father.Rue and Erik are as different as two people can be, and Alice is the unlikeliest of babies, but Rue has never been happier than when Alice and Erik are by his side. At least, not until he receives an offer that puts all his dreams within reach and he’s forced to choose: the future he’s always wanted, or the family he thought he never did.

The Great Sex Olympics of 221 B


XistentialAngst - 2012
    But Sherlock refuses to concede the point. He comes up with an experiment plan that will resolve the issue. The results will determine who wins the prize. But sometimes even the best thought-out scientific study has unexpected consequences.This is fan fiction created for the BBC Sherlock series characters. Free to read on-line.Words: 58,611

The Nothingness of Ben


Brad Boney - 2012
    His life is perfect until he gets a phone call that brings it all crashing down: a car accident takes his parents, and now he must return to Austin to raise three teenage brothers he barely knows.During the funeral, Ben meets Travis Atwood, the redneck neighbor with a huge heart. Their relationship initially runs hot and cold, from contentious to flirtatious, but when the weight of responsibility starts wearing on Ben, he turns to Travis, and the pressure shapes their friendship into something that feels a lot like love. Ben thinks he’s found a way to have his old life, his new life, and Travis too, but love isn’t always easy. Will he learn to recognize that sometimes the worst thing imaginable can lead him to the place he was meant to be?

The Talker Collection


Amy Lane - 2012
     One day, Brian Cooper looks at Talker's bright punk facade and listens past his constant chatter—and knows him like nobody else on the planet will ever know him again. One day, two boys meet, and even though they fall in love, it’s still a long and bumpy ride. Tate needs to learn to listen, Brian needs to learn to speak up, and the event that teaches them both exactly what they need from each other almost destroys Tate and leaves Brian no recourse but violence. For their love to survive, Tate and Brian have to overcome the pain of violation and the repercussions of revenge. Even more difficult, they have to hold each other steady while one finds his peace and the other his voice, because a dream boy isn't really a dream boy if he doesn't know his own worth.

Louder Than Sirens, Louder Than Bells


K.D. Sarge - 2012
    Lip gloss, eyeliner, eye shadow, nail polish? Back in the small town where I grew up, a boy would have never dared to dress like him. When an assignment to create a video news segment from one of our professors places us both in the same group, personalities clash, and what started as fascination on my part turns into instant dislike, which he seems to immediately return. He's smart, quick-thinking, creative…but also snarky, moody, defensive, and basically the complete physical opposite of every guy I've ever been attracted to. And yet, despite the fact that I think he needs an attitude adjustment, and he thinks I'm just a backward country hick, I've quickly come to realize that sometimes the line between love and hate really is paper thin.P.S. An HEA would definitely be preferred to an HFN ending. Photo Description: Two young men stare at each other through a chain-link fence. They are holding hands through it; one has nail polish and lip gloss.This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group's "Love is Always Write" event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.Read it online or find it in Love Is Always Write: Volume 11 - Bonus Volume.__________Genre: contemporaryTags: first love; college; coming out; gay-for-you; enemies to loversWarnings: noneWord Count: 68,123

Second Chances


T.A. Webb - 2012
    His finance job in the Atlanta nonprofit scene stresses him out, his mother is dying, and his relationship with Brian Jacobs has crashed and burned. He needs a distraction, some way to relax, and a massage seems like just the thing. He never expected his massage therapist, Antonio Roberto, to become his best friend.Despite their differences—Antonio is a divorced single father—the two men forge a firm friendship that weathers Mark’s reconciliation with Brian and Antonio’s questionable taste in women. Over the years, Antonio remains constant in his support, though others in Mark’s life come and go through a revolving door.When a young boy runs away from the group home where he works, Mark finds another door opening. Through it all he holds on to the things his loved ones taught him—about family, about friends and lovers, about life and death. Most importantly, he realizes that sometimes the greatest gift of all is a second chance.

Fifteen Shades of Gay (For Pay)


T. Baggins - 2012
    But despite his good looks and talent, Andrew hasn’t managed to find work as an actor. With his bank account empty and his credit cards maxed, Andrew needs money fast. Gay escorts make a nice living, but there’s one problem—Andrew isn’t gay.SEX…Ever since his early teens, when Andrew’s father shocked everyone by coming out, Andrew has been uncomfortable around gay men. Pretending to be gay will be the role of a lifetime. From male/male dates to erotic toys, spankings and more extreme play, Andrew must satisfy his clients without revealing his usual tastes.… AND ROMANCEAndrew’s first date with closeted politician Cormac Donovan ends in disaster. Yet with each successive booking, the attraction between them grows. As Andrew struggles with unexpected new feelings, Cormac puts his senatorial career in danger. And what began as a way for Andrew to earn money becomes a one-way ticket to heartbreak—or lasting love.

The New Boy


Maddy Linehan - 2012
    When Dexter moves in next door to Alex, things start to get complicated. Everyone Dexter meets seems to develop feelings for him, and even though the new boy is straight, Alex can't help but start to fall for him. These concerns he outlines in his brutally honest diary, while also dealing with his psychotic best friend Andie and his parents' divorce.

Salt Water Taffy


May Water - 2012
    Oh, look at that slight grin on her face and glint in her eye. Delectable Molly craves sensual sweets. Her best friend Michael aims to help her satisfy her sweet tooth. She opens a candy box of sexual treats and bites into girl on girl and her new favorite flavor, deliciously decadent Jess. Yet will an explosive Fourth of July weekend in Provincetown be enough to satisfy her cravings?Molly’s early-1900s Boston life will never be the same after that weekend. Michael, his lover Evan, and Jess add to her pleasure with a cruise to Italy, hand-feeding her a rich and creamy helping of man love, ménage a quatre, and spanking. Molly’s taste buds explode as the bisexual foursome indulges in pleasures beyond her imagination. Her new addiction to sex skyrockets, which leaves her craving more.A Siren Erotic Romancehttp://www.bookstrand.com/may-water

Everything living tries to get back to the soil


Domashita Romero - 2012
    He had established quite a hoard of ill-begotten paper goods over the years, along with sugar packets, condiments, and other easily pocketed items, before he'd discovered the power of buying in bulk. Eating a roast beef sandwich didn't merit breaking into the stash of the good stuff, though, so his crumbs were caught with stolen goods.He took another bite and clicked on another random YouTube video. He'd started somewhere an hour or so ago with something he'd actually specifically intended to watch, but the internet being what it was and all, he'd lost time and all memory of where he'd started, and was now watching a man in a car giving a review of food he'd gotten at Arby's. Good napkins, Arby's.Words: 16950 complete

Step Back


A.J. Llewellyn - 2012
    Consequently Jack is not often at home, but on a rare week off Jack promises Tito ‘a very happy ending’ from an indulgent massage. But do Tito and Jack have the same happy ending in mind?

The Decisions We Make


R.J. Scott - 2012
    The product of a lonely childhood, he is thrown into the chaos of the Walker family and into the life of his new foster brother Jamie. This story is the journey of Daniel and Jamie finding their place in the world. Through Jamie being a victim of hate crime to coming out to family and friends, there are many decisions the boys have to make before they become men.

Gambling Men


Amy Lane - 2012
    Eight years later, when Jace finally decides Quent is the one man he can't live without, he sees no reason for that to change.But as much as Jace believes that poker is life, no one gave Quent the same playbook. After their first passionate night, the real game of love and trust begins, and Jace has been playing alone too long to make teaching the rules easy. Jace only speaks two languages: one of them is sex, and the other one is poker. Between the two, he needs to find a way to convince himself to take a chance on love—and Quent to take a chance on him. It's a lucky thing they’re good at reading the odds, because they’re playing for keeps, and this is one high-stakes relationship that's definitely worth the gamble.

Frame of Reference


Christopher Stone - 2012
    But how do you make the dream come true when your resources are scant, and your frames of reference are retro motion pictures and the television series?Determined to find out, Grant moves to Hollywood. But can he remain focused on his big dream, or will Grant be swept away in the anything goes world of gay West Hollywood - including its adult film and male prostitution scenes?

The Truth In The Lie


flawedamythyst - 2012
    Supernatural Fanfic - Sam/DeanSam and Dean pretend to be gay lovers while they hunt a monster on a bus tour of Nova Scotia.Words:62264 Complete Cover by Dreamery101

Kiss of Air


E.A. Reynolds - 2012
    Terrified of what loving a man means, he tries to escape the storm of desire. But the harder he fights, the closer he’s pulled toward the eye of the dark and sensual hungers ignited by Rafe’s touch.Rafe’s a man unused to losing and refuses to walk away from his mate and does everything in his power to win his heart and keep him safe. As the danger closes in with deadly precision, Grayson realizes embracing his feelings may be their only hope of survival.

The Boy From Milfrey Junction


Jon Rutherford - 2012
    He has mixed feelings about even speaking to the disgustingly filthy and malodorous young man, but his conscience won't let him ignore the guy; and before our story plays out, he will be profoundly grateful that he didn't just walk on by.This fairly short gay romance contains adult subject matter, some of it sexual in nature, but no explicit sex per se. Some rough (i. e. ordinary, everyday) language. And quite a bit of love.If the last page has you in tears, it's all been worth it. Words: 15144

A Bit of Sunday Gardening


Cody Richardson - 2012
    Will his gorgeous new executive assistant Lane Morgan bring him out of his shell?

Living Dreams and Nightmares


Goldenpetal13 - 2012
    But it’s hard to out run your past, especially when it comes hunting you. Begins end of October of Stiles’ Junior year.Words: 80,871 complete

Know Your Place


bandgirlz - 2012
    Jace is a too social jock who can't go a day without his mouth getting him in trouble. When an irresistible force meets an immovable object...something's gotta give. SLASH. M/M. 28 chapters.

The End Of The World As We Know It


Alexander Valentine - 2012
    The day things end, or the day they begin?Matt has had a rough couple of months. His girlfriend of six years, Lara, left him for another man. Her infidelity has sent him down a path that he never envisioned for himself, a path he is not sure he can ever return from. A path he is not sure he wants to return from.He knows what he is supposed to be, what society tells him he should be.His only friend is an attractive, attentive and openly gay conspiracy theorist named Alex. For the past year Alex has been preparing for he end of days, only taking breaks from his mission to help his best friend to deal with his problems.Alex's year has also not been without incident, with many close to him believing his interest in the Apocalypse stems from his own failed relationshipWhile Matt does not share Alex's beliefs, the events that unfold throughout the course of the day cause Matt to question things about himself that he had tried to bury in the past.Society tells him that he needs to be a certain way but if the world is about to end, if society is about to die, who is left to tell him how to lead his life?Matt has to decide: if today is to be his last, who would he rather spend it with?This book is the first in the series "Beginning Of The End". The series raises questions not only about sexuality but of society in general. We all have craven wants and desires. Sexual fantasies that we bury away in our subconscious in the hopes that one day they would go away.What if you no longer cared about others opinions. What if it suddenly struck you that nobody should be allowed to dictate whom you share your bed with.If society were to see a cosmic shift, if people no longer cared who you shared your bed with, would you still suppress these desires?NOTICE: Please be aware that this publication contains adult material and is intended for readers above the age of 18 years.

More Than Make-Believe


Tymber Dalton - 2012
    He’ll do anything legal, including going gay for pay and spending a weekend as “Craig Rocke,” with gay porn star Marston Cougar. Marston tells him to remember it’s all fantasy for the camera even though it feels like more.Gary Carmeletti, also known as Marston Cougar, has a respectable day job. He started out making gay porn to pay for college. After getting his heart broken, he has a no-dating rule. Now paired with “virgin” Craig, he finds it hard to keep it make-believe when he’s losing his heart.Gary’s niece needs surgery, and he almost has enough money to quit for good. But now that he feels a true connection with his fantasy costar, will he be able to find a happily ever after when he feels it’s more than make-believe?

On Defense: The Beautiful Game of Love


Audra Red - 2012
    Straight, sporty and ridiculously good looking, college athlete Noah Thomas is everything Tristan is running from and everything he can't resist. After a heated one night stand, Tristan and Noah go their separate ways only to start a long distance friendship that turns into something more. Something like love, as much as Tristan attempts to deny it and as much as Noah tries not to let his blossoming new feelings affect his game on the soccer field.With Tristan’s heart and Noah’s scholarship to his prestigious university on the line, will love win the day?The beautiful game of love and the beautiful game of soccer go head to head in this spicy, yet charming romance. Warning: This deliciously naughty 56,00 word novella contains sexually graphic scenes.

Pillow Talk


J.H. Knight - 2012
    Sweetness, trust, absolute comfort with each other. So are they just friends or what?Photo Description: Two young men sleeping on a bed together. Fully clothed and lying on top of the covers, the one in back sleeps on the other's back with his arm tucked around his midsection, hugging him in sleep.This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group's "Love is Always Write" event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.Download the story, read it online or find it in Love Is Always Write: Volume 7.

The Last Concubine


Catt Ford - 2012
    She is under no illusions: when the general discovers she is actually a he, death is his only future-though he doesn't plan to make it easy. Lan'xiu has dressed as a woman all his life, but he is no damsel in distress. He can swing a sword with the best of them.General Hui Wei has everything a man could want: power, wealth, success on the battlefield, and a harem of concubines. At first, he regards Lan'xiu with suspicion, but he finds himself strangely drawn to her. When he discovers the beautiful young woman is actually a man, his first reaction is to draw his sword. Rather than waste such beauty, he decides to enjoy the spirited Lan'xiu's submission-and ignites a passion and desire deeper than anything he's felt with other wives. But court intrigue, political ambitions, and the general's doubts may be too much for their love to overcome.A Timeless Dreams title: While reaction to same-sex relationships throughout time and across cultures has not always been positive, these stories celebrate M/M love in a manner that may address, minimize, or ignore historical stigma."

Cops and Robbers


Keegan Kennedy - 2012
    For young cop, Josh Castle, it is about to become his reality....Fresh out of the police academy, Josh Castle is restless and wanting and make a name for himself. Impetuous, the rookie cop follows a tip and gets kidnapped and taken hostage by a ruthless bank robber with a taste for submissive younger men. The rookie cop's life is turned upside by Zeke Harrington, the control-freak bank robber, who claims the young jock as his boy and decides to hold onto Josh at all costs.

The Other Half Of Me


Lor Rose - 2012
    His partner, Calhoun, was a joke. It didn’t help that over the years Barrack earned a reputation as being a bit of an asshole at work. Things for Barrack didn’t look any brighter in the wake of a murder case with absolutely no leads at all. Until he came home to a wonderful surprise. His best friend since the age of three had finally come home. Willow only survived. His best friend since childhood, Barrack, was all that mattered to him. Willow craved any small scraps of affection Barrack was willing to give. Every look, every praise, every touch, tore Willow's soul because he was constantly reminded of what he couldn’t have. Barrack. When Willow unexpectedly returned home his insides burned with the need for the man he loved. The need to give control...Barrack found his feelings towards Willow slowly twisted and changed. He loved his best friend. A man. For Barrack it was a very simple thing. Willow on the other hand could not accept what Barrack was freely willing to give. Willow did the only thing he knew. He ran. Returning home, Willow's fears were confirmed when Barrack refused to come with him. Barrack's promises to follow seemed long in coming. Willow was left devastated feeling abandoned and alone.Can Barrack convince Willow of his love? Will Willow allow Barrack to love him?

Whistle Blowing


Ada Maria Soto - 2012
    But that doesn’t mean he has the confidence to make a move on the gorgeous young blond who just breezed in to the Blue Dragon Bar. Fate will play its hand, anyway. Finding the same young blond beaten to the edge of death, terrified of a hospital, Sebastian has to choose - walk away, or try to save a life.This one chance encounter will lead Sebastian into a web of danger. Who is the enemy and who is a friend? Who will he trust when everyone has a reason to lie? How far will he go, and what will it cost, to do the right thing?Original Prompt:Dear Author,I'm so out of my league with this one I have no idea what the hell I'm doing. I watched him walk into that bathroom. How could I not notice him? Just look at him. He's fucking beautiful. I didn't see him come back out, but I was trying to play it cool, ya know? I thought maybe he'd left when after 30 minutes I didn't see him in the bar anywhere. Shrugging it off, figuring he's probably a good 10 years too young for me anyway, I went to the bathroom and saw him again. Only this time he was a broken, bloody heap on the floor in the last stall. Shit! I rushed over to him, felt for a pulse and tried to assess the damage. I'm just a retired Navy medic, not a doctor but when I roused him, he started screaming and pleading with me not to take him to the hospital. Said they'd kill him if they found him and they'd be sure and look there first. So I picked him up, carried him out and brought him home. He's so badly beaten. I think they kicked him half to death. I have to examine him, but he's so scared. I'm not sure if he's been raped or not but how do I get him to trust me enough to even check? Please help me put this beautiful, battered boy back together again.Photo Description: A bleached-blond young man with a sculpted body is sitting half-naked and curled over his own knees. His eyes are closed, and his head is down. He looks tired and scared.This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group's "Love is Always Write" event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.Download the story, read it online or find it in Love Is Always Write: Volume 11 - Bonus Volume.__________Genre: contemporary, thriller. Tags: medical personnel; military men; first time; hurt/comfort; slow burn; unresolved sexual tensionWarnings: descriptions of post-violent-attack first aid and medical care; non-graphic discussions of off-screen sexual assault; gun violence (non-sexual). Word count: 70,085