Back in 2018, I penned A Hometown Holiday, a M/M novella that highlights my affection for winter holidays and Amherst, Massachusetts, a small town in the western part of the state that is surrounded by colleges and universities.

Once upon a time, I was a student at one of those schools, and it was during those years that my love of writing grew from hobby into something deeper. I fell a bit in love with the Pioneer Valley during my time at school and setting a story there gave me all sorts of good feelings.

A Hometown Holiday is a sex-buddies-to-lovers MM novella that’s been re-covered and tweaked with 3K words of new content. In it you’ll meet Josh, a bookshop owner with a fondness for jazz, and Alex, a closeted cop who could be Mr. Right if only he’d give himself a chance. While it takes some work to get there, Josh and Alex get the warm, fuzzy HEA they absolutely deserve.

Amazon is being kind of slow getting that new content up so if you already own the ebook, be patient and it will hit your e-reader soon!

Summary:

He’s stepped back into the closet for a guy, but how long can he stay there?

Life in a college town suits Josh Cassidy. He has good friends and neighbors, and the bookshop café he runs with his family is thriving. As the winter holidays begin, Josh finds himself enamored with police officer Alex Curiel, an old friend who has recently moved back to town. The trouble is, Alex isn’t ready for the world to know he’s attracted to men.

At Alex’s request, Josh agrees to closet their relationship, though the secrecy quickly becomes a burden. When Josh realizes he is falling for Alex, his ability to hide his feelings from the world begins to slip, and he’s forced to decide if love is enough to keep him hiding behind closed doors.

A Hometown Holiday is a 21.5K sex-buddies-to-lovers MM novella. It features a bookshop owner with a fondness for jazz music, a closeted cop who could be Mr. Right if only he’d give himself a chance, and the warm, fuzzy HEA that both guys deserve.

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Posted by:kevancoles

K. Evan Coles is a mother and tech pirate by day and a writer by night. She is a dreamer who, with a little hard work and a lot of good coffee, coaxes words out of her head and onto paper. K. lives in the northeast United States, where she complains bitterly about the winters, but truly loves the region and its diverse, tenacious and deceptively compassionate people. You’ll usually find K. nerding out over books, movies and television with friends and family. She’s especially proud to be raising her son as part of a new generation of unabashed geeks. K.’s books explore LGBTQ+ romance in contemporary settings.

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