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Title: A Casual Thing
Author: Annabelle Jacobs
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Anna Sikorska
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance
Patrick Mason travels to Bristol to spend the summer with his brother, Ben. He’s cat sitting for the first two weeks while Ben goes on holiday. But Ben neglected to tell him he wouldn’t be doing it alone. Will Adams—Ben’s mate and Patrick’s long-time crush—is staying in Ben’s guest room while he waits to move into his new house after a breakup.
Against his better judgment, Patrick convinces Will that a little no-strings fun is just what they need. Patrick doesn’t want to get involved with a guy on the rebound, and Will isn’t interested in starting something serious with a student. But Patrick’s never been good at separating sex from feelings, and this time is no exception. As their weeks together draw to a close, they need to decide if they have something worth pursuing or if it’s really just a casual thing.
Patrick opened his eyes and tilted his head to the side in time to see Will strolling into the kitchen. He had a terrible case of bed hair—flat on one side, stuck up on the other, but he seemed to have lost his pajama bottoms at some point, so Patrick couldn’t focus enough to take the piss. He blinked, wondering if he could possibly be dreaming, but no, the view remained the same—firm-looking thighs covered with a smattering of dark hair and tight black boxer briefs that left very little to the imagination. Thank God Will still had his T-shirt on.
“Morning.” Patrick figured he could blame the hitch in his voice on the early hour. “You’re up sooner than I expected.” He reached for his phone to check the time, surprised to see it was already six forty-five.
“I like to get in the office early so I can leave early.” Will yawned. He looked half-asleep still, all rumpled and warm-looking with pillow creases on his cheeks. Patrick briefly wondered what it would be like to wake up next to that, before shaking his head and quickly stomping on that train of thought.
“Coffee or tea?” Will asked, flicking on the kettle.
“Tea, please.” Patrick groaned and stretched, trying to shake off the woolly feeling from napping on the sofa. “What do you guys have in for breakfast?” He stood and made his way over to join Will in the kitchen, making sure to keep his gaze on Will’s face.
Will opened one of the cupboards next to Patrick, his forearm brushing Patrick’s shoulder, and Patrick couldn’t help but notice the fine dark hairs on Will’s arm and how big his hands were. Thank God he was too knackered for his body to respond inappropriately, although he had no doubt he’d be revisiting this later.
About the Author
Annabelle Jacobs lives in the South West of England with her three rowdy children, and two cats.
An avid reader of fantasy herself for many years, Annabelle now spends her days writing her own stories. They’re usually either fantasy or paranormal fiction, because she loves building worlds filled with magical creatures, and creating stories full of action and adventure. Her characters may have a tough time of it—fighting enemies and adversity—but they always find love in the end.
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
The author is offering an eCopy of any backlist title to one lucky commenter!
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,
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