It's Friday again and time for me to read to you! This week, I have an excerpt from a new contemporary romance from Mere Rain - Tonight and Every Night. :) College romance, jock/nerd, lots of social awkwardness - come have a listen!
*note - when I recorded, the Amazon link wasn't live yet, but it is now! Included below.
Tonight and Every Night
by Mere Rain
PJ is socially awkward to the degree that he never expected to have a relationship or “normal” life. Everything other than math makes him feel stupid, and trying to fit in with the party crowd only results in him getting embarrassingly drunk at Giant’s apartment. He wouldn’t have the first idea how to ask someone out. Especially not someone popular and hot.
Giant is having lots of fun but doesn’t know what he’s doing with his life. A working-class guy with an athletic scholarship, he feels stupid and low-class compared to most of his classmates. He’s had plenty of one-night-stands but none of them ever seem to see him as boyfriend material. When the cute nerd who somehow ended up in his bed asks to see him again, he can’t think of any reason to say no.
As they spend more time together, not all of it in bed, both men start to fall in love, but neither wants to risk ending what they have by asking questions about their relationship. Then they go home for Thanksgiving and familial opposition forces them to put their feelings about each other, and themselves, into words, and make choices about their future together.
But do they want the same things?
Mere Rain is an author of romance and speculative fiction who has previously published with Other Worlds Ink, Mischief Corner Books, The Mad Scientist Journal, Things in the Well, and Mythical Girls.
Mere Rain is an international nonentity of mystery whose library resides in California.
Mere likes reading, travel, food, art, and you.
Angel writes (mostly) Science Fiction and Fantasy centered around queer heroes. Currently living part time in the hectic sprawl of northern Delaware and full time inside her head, she has one husband, one son, two cats, a love of all things beautiful and a terrible addiction to the consumption of both knowledge and chocolate.