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  • Time to Shine by Rachel Reid

    Time to Shine by Rachel Reid

    Rated: 4.37 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 45 ratings
    A merry and bright hockey romance about finding your place, finding your people and finding your way back to the one you love the most.  For Landon Stackhouse, being called up from the Calgary farm team is exciting and terrifying, even if, as the backup goalie, he rarely leaves the bench. A quiet loner by nature, Landon knows he gives off strong “don’t talk to me” vibes...
  • Until You by Briar Prescott

    Until You by Briar Prescott

    Rated: 4.36 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 38 ratings
    I’m the first one to tell you I have issues.Trust issues.Family issues.Probably a few others I haven’t discovered yet.Which is why I prefer to keep my life as simple and uncomplicated as possible.Until him.Blake McAdams barrels into my life and refuses to leave...
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  • Bromantic Puckboy by Eden Finley, Saxon James

    Bromantic Puckboy by Eden Finley, Saxon James

    Rated: 4.36 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 26 ratings
    BilsonThe idea of moving away from Seattle was a joke at first.I have too many failed relationships here. Too much baggage.So when I find myself signing with Nashville and leaving everything behind, I’m hopeful a new start will cure me of my attachment problems.I fall fast and hard, and I’m quickly realizing it’s not so easy to escape my emotional damage. That follows no matter where I go...
  • Lube Job by K.M. Neuhold

    Lube Job by K.M. Neuhold

    Rated: 4.43 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 5 of 5
    Explicit and plentiful [?] · 18 ratings
    The only thing bigger than Riggs’ attitude is his tool… And only one of those problems can be solved with more lube… There's no tragic backstory or closet stuffed full of skeletons from relationships’ past. I've just never been very good at the “very special episode” sh*t...
  • Cherry Picked by May Archer

    Cherry Picked by May Archer

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 22 ratings
    Never ask your brother’s best friend to… pick your cherry.When I asked Jack Wyatt to help me lose my pesky v-card, I didn’t expect him to keel over in shocked disapproval and nearly tumble us down a mountain...
  • Gideon by Lily Morton

    Gideon by Lily Morton

    Rated: 4.34 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 20 ratings
    Gideon Ramsay is so far in the closet he should be a talking faun. A talented, mercurial, and often selfish man, Gideon has everything he should want in life. Fame, money, acting awards – he has it all. Everything but honesty. At the advice of his agent, Gideon has concealed his sexuality for years...
  • Seth by Carly Marie

    Seth by Carly Marie

    Rated: 4.45 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 12 ratings
    Be yourself because everyone else is taken. But what if that risks everything you know? Seth Johnson has worked his entire career to be remembered more for his skill than as an openly gay NHL player. Finding a boyfriend has been pushed to the back burner. As for exposing his softer side, the side that loves lace and lingerie? It’s not happening...
  • Thick as Thieves by Lucy Lennox

    Thick as Thieves by Lucy Lennox

    Rated: 4.30 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 22 ratings
    Julian:I've been in love with my best friend since forever. Okay, fine. Like, kindgergarten. It started out platonic, obviously, but then became... nope. Still platonic. The problem is that Parker Ellis has been straight since forever. And that makes it difficult to convince him the two of us are meant to be together.And now there's no point. All is lost...
  • The Revenge Agenda by Saxon James

    The Revenge Agenda by Saxon James

    Rated: 4.23 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 27 ratings
    Rush: When I show up to surprise my boyfriend in a barely-there festive outfit, I’m expecting him to be alone. Not hosting family. His fiancé’s family. Down one boyfriend and up a lot of embarrassment, I flee with my tail between my legs. The broken heart will fade. My humiliation, not so much, but my saving grace is the fact that I never have to see either of them ever, ever again...
  • Cherry Picked by May Archer

    Cherry Picked by May Archer

    Rated: 4.34 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 16 ratings
    Never ask your brother’s best friend to… pick your cherry. When I asked Jack Wyatt to help me lose my pesky v-card, I didn’t expect him to keel over in shocked disapproval and nearly tumble us down a mountain...
  • Until I Saw You by Dianna Roman

    Until I Saw You by Dianna Roman

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 52 ratings
    An MM romance story of survival, healing, and finding the courage to love.Harper Reid has no money and nowhere to go, but he can't spend one more day under the same roof as his abusive boyfriend. Desperate to start fresh, he takes on a special case through the caregiver agency that contracts him...
  • Goal Lines & First Times by Eden Finley, Saxon James

    Goal Lines & First Times by Eden Finley, Saxon James

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 48 ratings
    COHENIt turns out making out with my best friend in high school could be considered gay. Who knew? Apparently, everyone but me.Now that it’s been pointed out, I can’t help reliving it in my head. Repeatedly. Goodbye Denial Town, hello Confusionville.When my path leads me down the gay dating app route, I don’t expect to meet anyone I like, but then I meet him.He can’t be more opposite than me...
  • Firecracker by Lucy Lennox, May Archer

    Firecracker by Lucy Lennox, May Archer

    Rated: 4.28 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 16 ratings
    There are three kinds of people in Honeybridge, Maine: The Honeycutts, who know a lot about love and loyalty; The Wellbridges, who think they’re the epitome of wealth and refinement; and the rest of the Honeybridgers, who know better than to get in the way of the centuries-old rivalry between the two. There wasn’t a time when I didn't know Flynn “Firecracker” Honeycutt...
  • Drama! by A.J. Truman

    Drama! by A.J. Truman

    Rated: 4.32 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 13 ratings
    My arch nemesis is my new fake boyfriend. Can you say drama? I should be a glitter bomb of excitement about my college friends getting married. But all I can think about is running into my uber-successful ex and his new boyfriend at the wedding…while I’m flying painfully solo. I need a plus one, stat. Enter Raleigh Marshall...
  • Gemini Keeps Capricorn by Anyta Sunday

    Gemini Keeps Capricorn by Anyta Sunday

    Rated: 4.22 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 18 ratings
    Sometimes, one stubborn Capricorn is all it takes… to drive Wesley Hidaka to crazy, flirtatious lengths. Wesley loves annoying his RA Lloyd Reynolds. He just can’t help it. Lloyd is focused, decisive, grounded. He has this amusing ability to follow rules . Of course Wesley wants Lloyd to break one… or three hundred...
  • Musical Mayhem by Alley Ciz

    Musical Mayhem by Alley Ciz

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Help Wanted: Producer for the latest album from multi-platinum selling band Birds of Prey.Enter Sammy Rhodes.Famed DJ The Spin Doctor.Musical genius.Fits with the band like he's our sixth member.We hired him on the spot.So what's the problem?He's also all broad shoulders and dazzling smile, and has this flop of hair I constantly yearn to brush away from his handsome face...
  • Off Duty Volume 3 by Gregory Ashe

    Off Duty Volume 3 by Gregory Ashe

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Life happens when you’re not looking. Unfortunately, so do a lot of other things.Hazard and Somerset: Off Duty Volume 3 is a collection of short stories. It includes the following:“If Your Friends Jumped Off a Bridge”Hazard is going to get Evie the perfect toy for her birthday, no matter what. This story takes place before Relative Justice...
  • The Loner by Riley Hart

    The Loner by Riley Hart

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 25 ratings
    DeclanAs a founding member of The Vers, a queer podcast I host with my three best friends, I’m The Loner—quieter than the others, and except for them, I don’t let myself get too close to people. Most of them just let you down anyway, or maybe it’s just that something about me chases people away.Infrequent, no-strings-attached hookups have always worked for me...
  • Limited Edition Husband by Lauren Blakely

    Limited Edition Husband by Lauren Blakely

    Rated: 4.26 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    One weekend with no strings was supposed to be the plan.After barely escaping my last train wreck of a romance, I’ve got a new dating goal—play it cool.I stick to that strategy when I meet a hunky Brit at a fundraiser and ask him to grab a drink...
  • Ranger by K.M. Neuhold, Nora Phoenix

    Ranger by K.M. Neuhold, Nora Phoenix

    Rated: 4.20 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 19 ratings
    I’ve been living under storm clouds since my honorable discharge, but Julian’s the sun.I’ve tried everything to deal with my PTSD from yoga to sunning my butthole, but nothing seemed to help.So when my brother suggests a therapy dog, I figure I don’t have anything to lose...
  • Hopelessly Bromantic by Lauren Blakely

    Hopelessly Bromantic by Lauren Blakely

    Rated: 4.24 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 14 ratings
    A sexy, passionate, utterly addictive, roomies-to-lovers MM romance from #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely!Look, when I met the sexy, witty Brit on the streets of London last night, I had no idea who he was. He was just that hot guy I wanted to have a drink with so I asked him out for my first evening in town. One thing almost led to another...
  • Marc Jillson & The Gazebo by Anyta Sunday

    Marc Jillson & The Gazebo by Anyta Sunday

    Rated: 4.30 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Want true, heart-throbbing romance? Put down the Cheetos, and stop being a jackass.The question is, can I do it?I’ve been an epic dick to my friends, my uncle. Him.Travis Hunter. Photographer, econ-student, paraplegic. Can I redeem myself? Apologize? Make a fresh start?Hunter seems to think so. Even roped me into saving his favorite gazebo from the bulldozers.The confidence of this man amazes me...
  • Christmas Bubble by Ana Ashley

    Christmas Bubble by Ana Ashley

    Rated: 4.30 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    A Christmas snowstorm. Two opposites that most definitely attract. Only one bed.When the man of your absolute dreams slams their mouth into yours, there is only one course of action. Yours truly–that’s me–has broken it down into four easy steps for your convenience.You're welcome.Step one: make sure he really is attached to you. Lips to lips. You're a clam. Do not let go...
  • The Gift by May Archer

    The Gift by May Archer

    Rated: 4.18 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 19 ratings
    Daniel I suck at relationships and don’t trust anyone, but there are reasons for that. For one thing, every person I’ve ever cared about has let me down. The only recent exception: O’Leary’s town veterinarian...my new best friend. I came to O’Leary for a fresh start. To pare things down to essentials. To forget about the failures in my past...
  • Everything for You by Chloe Liese

    Everything for You by Chloe Liese

    Rated: 4.09 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 74 ratings
    Enemies become lovers in this sizzling sports romance about taking a chance on love when life’s taught you it’s a losing game.Oliver Bergman is a beloved rising soccer star, all sunshine smiles and the heart of their team’s spirit. To make matters worse, he’s obscenely attractive. In he’s genetically designed to get under misanthropic, miserable Gavin’s aggravated skin...
  • Dirty Trick by K.M. Neuhold

    Dirty Trick by K.M. Neuhold

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 21 ratings
    Can you be friends with benefits with a guy who hates you? What about enemies with benefits instead?My plan to lick every cupcake Boston wants until he realizes I’m his only option might actually work out…Was pretending to sleep with tons of men to keep my crush from hooking up with them a Dirty Trick? Sure. Do I regret it? Not one bit...
  • Romance Languages by A.J. Truman

    Romance Languages by A.J. Truman

    Rated: 4.23 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    Can my straight friend help me cash in my v-card by my birthday? In one month, I turn thirty-five with my virginity still intact. Is there anything more embarrassing than knowing most of my French students have gotten more action than me? Je suis triste When I accidentally reveal this secret to my close friend and co-worker Seamus, South Rock’s baseball coach, he offers to help me round the bases...
  • Bloom by N.R. Walker

    Bloom by N.R. Walker

    Rated: 4.18 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 17 ratings
    Keats McCulloch opened his florist shop in Sydney two years ago and he’s living his dream. Even though running his own business leaves little room for a personal life, he is very single, sometimes lonely, but otherwise happy. Linden Acres has sworn off men for all eternity. Armed with his cheating boyfriend’s credit card and a floriography list, he decides to buy him the perfect farewell gift...
  • Got Me Merry by Casey Cox

    Got Me Merry by Casey Cox

    Rated: 4.36 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    Can my best friend get me to enjoy the holidays? Ho... Ho... Um…No? Christmas just isn't my jam. The crowds. The cold. That Mariah Carey song blasting everywhere I go. Thanks, but no thanks.Don't get me wrong. I'm no Grinch. The holidays are awesome if you have a great family and money to shower them with gifts. Unfortunately for me, I have neither of those things...
  • Headstrong by Eden Finley

    Headstrong by Eden Finley

    Rated: 4.11 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 34 ratings
    A straight guy gives gay hookup tips to a virgin. What could go wrong? When I first met Whit, I couldn’t get away from him fast enough. He’s a hockey player, and I hate everything to do with the sport that once broke my heart.But I can’t help feeling sorry for the guy. He’s newly out and desperate to meet someone, but his eagerness seems to scare potential hook-ups away...
  • Damage Control by Lynn Van Dorn

    Damage Control by Lynn Van Dorn

    Rated: 4.28 of 5 stars
    · 9 ratings
    Everything to lose. Tyler’s worked hard to kick the dust of the Chicago suburbs off his heels and move on with his life as Hollywood’s newest up-and-comer, burying his demons and hiding his scars from the world. Just as everything seems to be going his way, a scandal from his past threatens everything he’s worked for...
  • Risk Taker by Lily Morton

    Risk Taker by Lily Morton

    Rated: 4.13 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 21 ratings
    Being in love with your best friend is hard. Henry’s the odd man out. All his friends are settling down, and his reputation as the Hook-Up King of London seems more like a curse than a blessing these days. Especially when it keeps photojournalist Ivo, his best friend and the brilliant man he’s loved since they were fifteen, at arm’s length...
  • By the Numbers by K.M. Neuhold

    By the Numbers by K.M. Neuhold

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 14 ratings
    Two hot roommates, minus clothes, plus a drawer full of debauchery, and a WHOLE lot of tension. You don’t have to be a math genius to figure out the sum of that equation...
  • Suddenly Beck by Vawn Cassidy

    Suddenly Beck by Vawn Cassidy

    Rated: 4.40 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 5 ratings
    A surprisingly sweet, sinfully sexy, and deliciously hilarious romp along the Cornish coast.Nathan Elliott has run away from home at the age of twenty-six. His teenage rebellion may have come ten years late, but better late than never...
  • Horribly Harry by Lisa Henry, Sarah Honey

    Horribly Harry by Lisa Henry, Sarah Honey

    Rated: 4.40 of 5 stars
    · 5 ratings
    Bad Boyfriend, Inc—when you can’t find a good boyfriend, why not hire a bad one instead?To supplement his income while he’s completing his Early Education degree, Harry Townsend hires himself out as a terrible date—for a set fee, he’ll horrify parents and family members in all sorts of interesting ways. But when it comes to actual relationships—and sex—Harry doesn’t get the appeal...
  • Waking Up Filthy by R. Cayden

    Waking Up Filthy by R. Cayden

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Why in the hell is there a naked, tattooed man in my bed?I’m a closeted tennis pro, and I’m certainly not accustomed to waking up with strange men.Never mind that Gabriel is a notoriously flirty rock star and, according to the marriage certificate we find in our Vegas hotel room, my new husband.Last night is a drunken blur, but there’s no doubt in my mind what needs to happen this morning...
  • The Linebacker by Emerson Beckett, Rheland Richmond

    The Linebacker by Emerson Beckett, Rheland Richmond

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Is it wrong for me to want the world to know I’m in love with Patrick Griffin and have been since we were eight-years-old? Patrick Griffin I hurt him. I didn’t mean to.Now he’s gone, and I deserve it.As a linebacker in the NFL, I've never found the right time to come out of the closet. Not even when I promised Cole I would...
  • Bear's Best Friend by Raleigh Ruebins

    Bear's Best Friend by Raleigh Ruebins

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    He’s a ray of sunshine. I’m a loner lumberjack. We don’t make sense……But my straight best friend keeps ending up in my bed.Sawyer Hendricks is the best friend I’ve ever had—the Goose to my Moose, and the shoulder I’ve cried on even though I’m not the crying type. The difference between us? Sawyer brightens any room in an instant, and I’m the gruff guy wearing flannel who’d rather be alone...
  • Against the Grain: Auckland Med #4 by Jay Hogan

    Against the Grain: Auckland Med #4 by Jay Hogan

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    I don’t like labels and I’m happy that way, but it’s taken a long time to get here. A jerk of a father, too many bullies to name, and a string of dipshit boyfriends whose interest in me rarely made it past the skirts I sometimes wear. Suffice to say, my faith in men runs a little thin.The last thing I need is a gruff, opinionated, fiery, closeted, Paralympian jock messing with my hard-won peace...
  • Tough Love by Dianna Roman

    Tough Love by Dianna Roman

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    A little learning is a dangerous thing – Alexander PopeDamiano’s parents have never had any faith in him, so it’s no surprise when his new boss doesn’t either. He’s determined to prove Graham Brandt wrong though, if only he could stop pushing the man’s buttons and dreaming about tearing them off...
  • Something Good by Melody Claire

    Something Good by Melody Claire

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 7 ratings
    SammyHe was never meant to be mine, the all-american boy with the pretty eyes and perfect life. But my golden boy was determined to break down my walls and soothe the hurts no one else took the time to see. As my world caved in around me, he became my light in the darkness, and against my better judgment, I fell for him...
  • Project Hero by Briar Prescott

    Project Hero by Briar Prescott

    Rated: 4.09 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 32 ratings
    What if you accidentally fell in love with the right guy?Andy:If my life was a movie, I would be the sidekick. Not an especially promising start when my plan is to finally let my best friend know I have a crush on him. No worries, though. I have a plan. I just need a complete makeover...
  • The Jock Script by Lane Hayes

    The Jock Script by Lane Hayes

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    The nerd, the coach, and the hookup…Asher-Swipe left, swipe left, swipe left. Sure, the idea of a quick, no-strings intimate rendezvous via hookup app sounds oddly thrilling, but it’s simply not me. Or maybe it is me, because it happened…and I liked it. Until I realized he looked familiar for a reason. A bad reason...
  • Rules, Schmules! by Becca Seymour

    Rules, Schmules! by Becca Seymour

    Rated: 4.22 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 9 ratings
    The first Zone Defense series spin-off with a rule-following basketball player and an unimpressed twink who thinks rules are made to be obliterated.It’s not my milkshake that brings Kieran Kendall to my yard. Okay, maybe it’s a little bit my milkshake. But I also like to think it’s my dazzling personality and my magical… uhm… you get the idea...
  • Indirection by Gregory Ashe

    Indirection by Gregory Ashe

    Rated: 4.20 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Rabid readers. Backbiting authors. A romance convention from hell.Shaw Aldrich and his best friend, boyfriend, and partner, North McKinney, are doing great, thanks. The aftermath of their search for the Slasher has finally settled down. Their private investigation agency is thriving. And after years of missed opportunities, they’re finally together...
  • Charlie Sunshine by Lily Morton

    Charlie Sunshine by Lily Morton

    Rated: 4.10 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 25 ratings
    Sometimes love is a lot closer to home than you think.Charlie Burroughs can’t keep a man. All he wants is a good relationship like the ones he sees his friends having, but none of the men he picks ever work out. Despite him trying to be the perfect boyfriend, the men are either threatened by his looks or his epilepsy or a combination of the two...
  • Dipped in Sunshine by Fearne Hill

    Dipped in Sunshine by Fearne Hill

    Rated: 4.15 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    “You think you can do the jiggy with my baby brother, without wooing him for approximately three years first? Hah! I hope you weren’t too attached to your toenails.”Fifty is a simple man. He doesn’t know much, but he knows this: to stay well clear of Otto Eggebraaten. The nineteen-year-old is cute, blond, and trouble. His overprotective big brother, Eggy, hounds Otto’s every move...
  • Power Play by Avon Gale

    Power Play by Avon Gale

    Rated: 4.08 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 28 ratings
    A Scoring Chances Novel A freak accident during the Stanley Cup Playoffs put an end to Max Ashford’s hockey career. Despite everything, Max gets back into the game he loves—only this time behind the bench, as an assistant coach of the Spartanburg Spitfires, the worst team in the entire league...
  • Right as Raine: An Aster Valley Novel by Lucy Lennox

    Right as Raine: An Aster Valley Novel by Lucy Lennox

    Rated: 4.08 of 5 stars
    · 27 ratings
    Tiller:As the first openly gay professional football player, I can’t afford to make any mistakes, on or off the field. And the absolute biggest mistake I could make right now would be to fall for Mikey Vining, my best friend, employee and, more importantly, Coach’s baby boy. I might fantasize about Mikey at night-—every night—but actually touching him would be a serious personal foul...
  • Coach's Challenge by Avon Gale

    Coach's Challenge by Avon Gale

    Rated: 4.09 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 23 ratings
    It’s been decades since blackmail forced Troy Callahan to retire from playing professional hockey, and he’s built a successful career behind the bench. When he’s offered the opportunity to coach the Asheville Ravens—the most hated team in the ECHL—he’s convinced that his no-nonsense attitude is just what the team needs to put their focus back on hockey...
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