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Title: Passing Through
Author: Jay Northcote
Publisher: Self Published
Genre/Sub-Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance
Don’t waste a chance at happiness…
Leo is a lonely workaholic with no time for romance in his life. His job in London takes all his energy and commitment. When he goes to Cornwall to stay with his terminally ill uncle, Edwin, love is the last thing Leo expects to find.
Tris lives in a cottage on Edwin’s land. Gay, but still half in the closet, he and Leo bond over their affection for Edwin, and the pull of attraction between them proves too strong to ignore. In Tris’s arms, in the wilds of Cornwall, Leo finds a peace he’d forgotten existed.
On his return to London, Leo finds himself grieving for more than just the loss of his uncle. When some unexpected news gives Leo the chance to return to Cornwall, he’s afraid it will be too late to rekindle things with Tris. But having learned much from his stay with his uncle, Leo doesn’t want to look back and wish he’d done things differently.
It’s time to seize the day—if it’s not already too late.
He went through the back door that opened directly into the kitchen and stopped abruptly at the sight of a strange man rummaging through the fridge.
Leo’s heart pounded as adrenaline pumped through him. Edwin had never locked the doors as long as Leo had known him. He’d always laughed at Leo’s parents for their city-induced paranoia and fondness for deadbolts and burglar alarms.
“Who the hell are you?” Leo snapped, muscles tense and wary.
The man was big, bigger than Leo, but Leo could handle himself if he needed to.
The man jumped visibly and turned with his hands held up as though threatened by an invisible gun.
He held his palms open and loose.
“It’s okay,” he said. “You must be Leo. Edwin told me you were coming.”
Leo narrowed his eyes, taking in messy dark hair and a nervous smile.
“I repeat my previous question. Who the bloody hell are you? And why are you in my uncle’s kitchen at six o’clock in the morning?”
“I ran out of milk. Edwin won’t mind…. I’ll replace it later when I go to the shop.” The man ran one hand through his hair, then let his hands drop.
Leo raised an eyebrow.
“Oh yeah, sorry. I’m Tris. I live in the old stable cottage.”
Leo finally relaxed, but he still frowned. “Did Edwin have it done up to rent out, then? It was a dump.”
“I’m working on it,” Tris explained. “I needed somewhere to move in a hurry, so Edwin let me use it.”
Leo wondered how Tris knew his uncle, but he didn’t think it was his place to pry anymore. Tris obviously had a legitimate reason for being here, so Leo shrugged.
Thirsty from running, he fetched a glass and went to the sink to fill it. He gulped it down and then refilled it. When he turned to look at Tris again, he found him watching him. Tris’s gaze flickered briefly over Leo’s bare chest before he flushed and turned back to the fridge—but not before Leo registered the interest in his eyes.
He assessed Tris in return. He looked as if he was younger than Leo, maybe in his early thirties. Tall and broad with a nice-looking arse in worn jeans, he was definitely attractive, but Leo was here to visit his terminally ill uncle, not to pick up handsome strangers. He quickly pushed down any thoughts of that.
About the Author:
Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England, with her husband, two children, and two cats.
She comes from a family of writers, but she always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed her by. She spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content. One day, she decided to try and write a short story–just to see if she could–and found it rather addictive. She hasn’t stopped writing since.
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