Welcome to the gayborhood! In the cozy town of Heartsville, the streets are lined with trees, the shops are full of friendly faces, and happily ever after is just around the corner. Come get to know the boys next door—naughty, nice, and everything in between.
Clique by Jayden Brooks ( )
Adam Locke’s youthful looks aren’t the blessing everyone seems to think. At twenty-eight, he’s a successful photographer with his own studio and respected by his peers—but that doesn’t seem to matter to the men who catch his eye. Instead, he’s brushed aside like an underage twink with a daddy fetish.
When a hot, bearded stranger stops him from accidentally walking into traffic, Adam looks up and finds the man of his dreams. Unfortunately, his first meeting with Brandon ends with him being dismissed as a kid. Again. Adam can’t help his annoyance. He also can’t help staring (and drooling) whenever he spots Brandon walking through the neighborhood with a different dog.
He watches from afar, wondering about Brandon’s story—until the day he’s dared to take another chance. It’s just the push Adam needs, and finally, he catches Brandon’s interest. Now if only he could figure out the key to getting taciturn Brandon to open up and let Adam in. But Adam knows sometimes all it takes is a little patience for the last piece to click into place.
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Adam Locke is an amazing photographer and owner of his own ship, Clique, in Heartsville. His good genes and youthful appearance often have him being mistaken as far younger than he is, and it gets annoying. Especially when a big, burly, bearded stranger that pushes every one of Adam’s buttons, dismisses Adam without as much as a backward glance. Adam makes an honest effort to remain indifferent, but it’s hard when he continues to see Brandon around town. And then his best friend throws out a dare.
This is the fourth book in a serial series of short stories about a group of friends that live in the LGBT friendly community of Heartsville. Adam and Brandon’s story was very cute, fun and quirky. Adam is young, gorgeous and successful, but his confidence has been shot by approaching guys he finds attractive, and being brushed off because he looks so young. No one ever stops to take the time to really get to know him. Brandon is a big guy with a big heart that Adam snags early on. They have a few ups and downs; mostly miscommunication and taking things at face value that are not what they seem. It was a lot of fun watching them get to know each other and fall in love. Nosy parents, exploding lube, dog hair and all.
A lighthearted, fast, fun read with just the right amount of romance.