Thank you, Delilah, for hosting me today! I’m here to share a new book. As you may know, I love writing short stories for charity anthologies and when I saw this one by The New Romance Café, I signed up right away. Amazingly, I’ve never written a story with this trope, so I was excited to try. Since I write gay romances, I knew my story would have a bit of a different twist. Tanner loves his best friend, Nita. They’ve been friends forever. When Tanner turned twelve, he witnessed an incident between Nita’s brother Kade and a bully. Kade, although only sixteen, had come out as gay. A boy from another school didn’t like that and a brawl ensued. Tanner realized, for the first time, that he was also gay. And that he sort of had a crush on Kade.
Fast forward fifteen years and the men have taken very different paths in life. Yet both wind up back at Nita and Kade’s family home frequently. One night, Kade comes on to Tanner. Nita’s, uh, annoyed. So is Kade’s best friend, Cam. Kade’s been a player. Nita and Cam are worried he’ll date Tanner for a bit, break his heart, and walk away without a backward glance. Tanner, though, is all grown up.
Now, I won’t give away the rest of the story, but things definitely get interesting.
So why best friend’s brother? I think it’s something readers can often relate to. I know I can. I had a huge crush on my best friend Chrissy’s older brother. He was nice to me, but clearly had no interest in an eleven-year-old girl (yeah, I knew I liked boys when I was super young).
When I signed up to write a story for this anthology, of course I wondered about how the story might be different if my character was gay. I adore Tanner and wanted to make certain that not only was his relationship with Nita strong, but that his crush was genuine and could grow into love.
With over twenty stories in this anthology, there’ll be something for everyone. And, best of all, the proceeds go to Breast Cancer Research. I hope everyone grabs a copy today!
As a thanks for letting me drop by, I’m happy to give away a $5 Amazon Gift Card to one random commenter. Have you read this trope before? Do you enjoy it, or is there something else that you would one click as well? Best of luck and thanks, Delilah.
Breaking the BFF Pact
We all know the rule – Do not lust over your best friend’s sibling. But what happens when you break all the rules? Will Breaking the BFF Pact get you a happily ever after? Or will you lose it all?
Read titillating stories from USA Today best-selling and award-winning romance authors in a spicy Best Friend’s Sibling collection curated by The New Romance Cafe, with ALL proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Katina J. Rose
Bethany Monaco Smith
Noa Camhi & Lashe’ Lacroix
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About “Jeopardy” inside Breaking the BFF Pact by Gabbi Grey
I’ve had a crush on my best friend Nita’s brother for fifteen years. She’s made it clear she doesn’t want me hooking up with him, and he’s never shown any interest. Until the night we wind up in the pool alone together and then everything changes. Is he serious about his interest in me, or will he want to forget in the morning? Have I ruined everything with my best friend for one meaningless night?
My life is perfect until the moment I realize I’m attracted to my younger sister’s best friend. Now, my eyes are open, and my need to get Tanner into my bed is impossible to resist. But with my best friend warning me off and my sister giving me the evil eye, I’m having second thoughts. Are my feelings for Tanner serious enough to lead to forever?
This is a 7k gay, best friend’s brother’s romance short story with an interfering best friend, a bossy sister, and the possibility of love becoming realized.
About the Author
USA Today Bestselling author Gabbi Grey lives in beautiful British Columbia where her fur baby chin-poo keeps her safe from the nasty neighborhood squirrels. Working for the government by day, she spends her early mornings writing contemporary, gay, sweet, and dark erotic BDSM romances. While she firmly believes in happy endings, she also believes in making her characters suffer before finding their true love. She also writes m/f romances as Gabbi Black and Gabbi Powell.