Author: A.D. Ellis
Publisher: A.D. Ellis Publishing
Release Date: February 5, 2021
Series: Remington Place #1
Genre: M/M Romance, LGBTQ Romance
“How’s the job hunt going?” Bev asked as she poured two glasses of sweet tea and gestured toward the large, open veranda where we often sat on the facing swings.
I took the glass and we made our way to the porch. Hoping to not be too obvious, I took the swing that would allow me the most glimpses of the hottie next door. Bev wasn’t fooled though and she rolled her eyes and chuckled as she took the other swing.
“Job hunt continues. I’m almost considering going down to the Wishing Well to see if they’d be interested in a dancer.” I took a sip of tea. “Hell, at this point, I’d be willing to give blow jobs on the corner outside of the bar if it earned me some money.”
Bev groaned. “Child, don’t even with me. First of all, you know I’m flexible on the rent.”
“I know,” I interrupted, “but you already charge the lowest rent in town for one of the most amazing spaces. I’m not going to short you.”
She waved off my concern. I did know that she’d let me slide if I couldn’t come up with rent, but my entire life had left me feeling dumb and irresponsible. I’d never felt successful and that was my biggest goal at this point in my life.
“Second, I don’t really think giving oral on the corner outside the Wishing Well bar is the best way to pad your resume if you’re still wanting to open up your own preschool.” Bev’s short, ample legs swung from the swing, her usual day dress and apron fluttering in the breeze. She was sharp and witty, but definitely had never left the era of housewife fashion.
I laughed. “Truth. I’m guessing most families would prefer their preschool owner not pimp themselves out for rent money if at all possible.” Pushing back with my toes, I let the swing fall as I enjoyed the back and forth movement. Swinging was something I could always count on to calm my fidgets. Yes, the medication I took for ADHD helped a lot and I was glad I had that as an option, but keeping my hands busy, swinging, and dancing were all good non-chemical techniques as well.
“What’s the issue with the job?” Bev asked and I forced myself to stop staring at the house next door hoping that the silver fox daddy would make another appearance. He’d moved in a few days ago and then disappeared, but he was back today and looked to be trying to break a world record for how much work one man could do in a day.
I sighed. “The hours. I need early morning and late afternoon, could do some evenings. But with my school work and practicum hours, I can’t work a regular eight-hour day.” I ran a hand through my messy bleach-blond hair. “I know I could try to get overnight shifts or work whole weekends, but I kinda already struggle to keep up with school work and lack of sleep messes with my brain.”
Bev stood and made her way to my side. “I’m going to check the lasagna.” Her deep brown skin felt like a warm hug against my pale complexion as she patted my arm. “Now about those hours. I’m going to say no. I’ll put my foot down on that one. You aren’t working overnight or weekends. School is too important.” She took my empty glass. “And don’t think I won’t call Robby and Celeste to let them know you need some money.”
I gasped and pretended to be offended. “You wouldn’t!”
“I would. I know those parents of yours don’t completely understand your need to live here and do things on your own. I do get why you want to be independent and prove you can be responsible.” She reached up and brushed a strand of hair from my forehead. “But your main goal right now should be getting through school. Robby and Celeste don’t want to see you struggle any more than I do. You’ll figure something out. And if you don’t, I’ll either pause your rent or contact your parents. Your choice.”
I huffed. “You’re an evil old woman.”
Bev cackled as she walked back into the house.
Letting the swing continue to calm me, I watched as the man next door carried boxes into the house as if he was racing a time clock.
About the Book:
Cooper Scott is a snarky twink with no filter. He has big plans for a successful future and falling for his dad’s best friend is NOT on the agenda. No worries, they’ll just keep it casual.
Jesse Thompson is a widower and new father at the age of fifty. The offer of help from his best friend’s son should have sent Jesse running. Instead, he finds himself in a predicament he’s spent his life avoiding.
Will Cooper and Jesse end up in a heartbroken crash-and-burn situation? Or can love overcome all and give them a happily ever after?
**Adore is a steamy, age-gap, bi-awakening, dad’s best friend M/M romance with a sassy smartass and a sexy silver fox. It’s the first book in the Remington Place series and can be read as a stand-alone.**
About the Author:
A.D. Ellis is an Indiana girl, born and raised. She spends much of her time in central Indiana as an instructional coach/teacher in the inner city of Indianapolis, being a mom to two amazing school-aged children, and wondering how she and her husband of almost two decades have managed to not drive each other insane. A lot of her time is also devoted to phone call avoidance and her hatred of cooking.
She loves chocolate, wine with friends, pizza, crocheting and naps along with reading and writing romance. These loves don’t leave much time for housework, much to the chagrin of her husband. Who would pick cleaning the house over a nap or a good book? She uses any extra time to increase her fluency in sarcasm.
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