Title: Best Chance
Author Name: Aria Grace
Publication Date & Length: February 28, 2015 – 90pgs
Book 6 of the More Than Friends Gay Romance Series
Each book may be read as a stand-alone. Reading in sequence is not required.
More Than Friends #1 (Free)
More Than Friends #2: Drunk in Love
More Than Friends #3: Choosing Happy
More Than Friends #4: Just Stay
More Than Friends #5: Hands On
More Than Friends #6: Best Chance
Vinnie is happy as a bartender at Ray’s and not looking for anything serious to complicate things. He has great friends and a simple life. When Chance comes into his bar, he brings more than just the possibility of a fun fling.
Vinnie isn’t sure he’s ready to commit, especially when there is a toddler in the mix.
This is a charming story of two men who had a relationship in high school meeting up more than ten years later.
Vinnie is a slightly directionless red-headed bar tender. In his late twenties, he hasn’t ever made any serious commitments or had a long-term relationship.
Chance is a single father. He is building his own business while caring for a young son. After a long hetero marriage he is finally ready to be honest about the fact he is gay.
Back in school the men fooled around for a summer. They never talked about their feelings and the relationship ended when they went back to school.
When Chance walks into Vinnie’s bar and the men meet for the first time since school, things are more than a little bit complicated between them.
This short story is tender and nuanced. It is told alternately from Chase and Vinnie’s perspectives. The dual narrative allows Grace to sensitively explore both men’s memories, feelings and insecurities.
An excellent short story – I just wish Grace had written this as a full novel!
“It’s not exactly the penthouse, but it’s home.” I reach back for Chance’s wrist and tug him in behind me.
“I didn’t come here for the amenities,” he says, resting his hand on my hip and squeezing.
“No?” I turn so his arm is wrapped around my waist. “What did you come for?”
My face is inches from his. His warm breath washes over me as I stare into those desperate eyes.
“This.” Chance’s eyes drop to my mouth as his head tilts and he leans into me. As soon as his full lips close over mine, I want to sing. I instinctively open my mouth to accept his tongue as it lightly brushes over mine. We aren’t tentative kids anymore. We’ve both had time to perfect our techniques over the years so by the time I drag Chance into my room, I’ve touched every space in his mouth that I can reach.
Our hands aren’t left idle as we tug on clothes and pull down zippers until we’re both naked and panting on my bed.
“God, I’ve missed you, Vin,” Chance says against my chest as he drops kisses on my skin.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Aria enjoys the year round sunshine and laid back environment of the west coast. She lives with her husband and two children on a quiet hill that gives her lots of time to read and write. Her first series was a semi-traditional look at sexy gigs found online. She has now ventured into the exciting M/M world of gay erotica. She loves to hear from readers so please feel free to drop her a note or visit her at www.ariagracebooks.com.