— One day you’ll be pumping my gas —
Mike Miller’s life has gone to shit. The formerly popular high school quarterback now works at a gas station in the middle of nowhere. The last thing he needs is meeting the guy he used to bully at school and seeing him all sorts of polished up. James is now the proud owner of an amazing silver Jaguar and a self-made millionaire. It seems that the day couldn’t get any worse for Mike, but James ‘Lovelace’ Austin might just turn out to be his golden ticket out of the job he hates.
When James Austin meets Mike Miller, his high school crush and tormentor all in one, working at an old, dirty gas station, it feels as if the stars have finally aligned in his favor. He wants to finally get his revenge on the guy, but when Mike turns out to be gay, the whole afternoon takes a turn for the surreal. Instead of just humiliating Mike at his workplace, James decides to hire him for a weekend at a conference he’s attending. A hot guy by his side is the only accessory James needs to rub his success in the faces of his frenemies.
Only problem is, a gay Mike Miller might be too much of a blast from the past than James ever expected. If James wants his nerdy heart safe from the hunky jock, he needs to keep Mike at arms length. The task would be a lot easier if Mike wasn’t unashamedly hitting on James. Or is it just James’s money Mike is after?
Themes: cinderfella, enemies to lovers, escort, bullying, jock/nerd, mechanic, millionaire, old flame, high school crush
Genre: contemporary m/m romance
Erotic content: explicit m/m sex scenes
Length: ~ 33.000 words
|Publisher:||Acerbi & Villani LTD|
|File size:||539 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
K.A. Merikan is the pen name for Kat and Agnes Merikan, a team of writers, who are taken for sisters with surprising regularity. Kat’s the mean sergeant and survival specialist of the duo, never hesitating to kick Agnes’s ass when she’s slacking off. Her memory works like an easy-access catalogue, which allows her to keep up with both book details and social media. Also works as the emergency GPS. Agnes is the Merikan nitpicker, usually found busy with formatting and research. Her attention tends to be scattered, and despite pushing thirty, she needs to apply makeup to buy alcohol. Self-proclaimed queen of the roads.
They love the weird and wonderful, stepping out of the box, and bending stereotypes both in life and books. When you pick up a Merikan book, there’s one thing you can be sure of – it will be full of surprises.
– We are Polish,
– We’re neither sisters nor a couple,
– Kat’s an artist, and Agnes is a psychologist but neither works in her field,
– Kat’s fingers are two times longer than Agnes’s.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was a sweet story, that had some tender moments as well as passionate. It has left me very pleased and I'm grinning all the way to sundown. Now that it's ended I gotta find another book to fill my craving this gave me. Definitely one of my favorite m/m romances , I don't know how these ladies did it.
Dejightful twist to the story
I very much enjoyed this book and was sorry to have it end. There is no question where it is going but it is romantic, humorous, and entertaining to get to that point. James and Mike are well-written characters whose flaws and uncertainties are handled expertly in their inner thoughts and dialogue. The book has a sweetness and romance to it that is sorely lacking in many m/m novels. If you are looking for page after page of hot sex, this isn't the book for you. There are a couple of steamy scenes that are well-worth waiting for, but they serve the narrative and the characters. I am hoping that other books by these authors will be equally as worth reading.