Good Breeding

Good Breeding

JL Merrow

Gay & Lesbian / Romance / Humor

Adopted as a baby, Giles grew up with every privilege. Encouraged by his best friend -- and secret crush -- Oz to seek out his birth mother, he’s appalled to discover she’s loud, lower-class, and calls him Wayne! Giles needs to learn good breeding has nothing to do with who your parents are.Adopted as a baby, Giles Frobisher has grown up with every privilege. Encouraged by his best friend—and secret crush—Oz to seek out his birth mother, he’s appalled to discover she’s loud, lower-class, and insists on calling him Wayne!Giles’ snobbier-than-thou, none-too-faithful boyfriend Hugh is equally horrified, and Oz, who’s always been secretive about his own family, starts acting very strangely.It seems Giles is about to learn that good breeding has nothing to do with who your parents are!
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Just Like Santa

Just Like Santa

JL Merrow

Gay & Lesbian / Romance / Humor

Jason loves working at the Bright Eyes nursery, but he's not so keen on what happens at the kids' Christmas party. As if having to don an ancient, tacky Santa costume isn't bad enough, he's mortified when he suffers a costume malfunction. Especially as it happens right in front of the hot — and impeccably dressed — Alec, a single dad he's fancied for ages.But when Alec's daughter Poppy invites Jason round for tea, he finds Alec was only too pleased to get a glimpse of Jason's naff underwear. In fact, he'd like to see a whole lot more of it. A Christmas miracle? Maybe ... but there's one more embarrassment in store for Jason next morning.
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Tortoise Interruptus

Tortoise Interruptus

JL Merrow

Gay & Lesbian / Romance / Humor

Cursed by an impatient witch to turn into a tortoise at inopportune moments, Tip is horrified to find himself tortoise-napped by a customer at the Isle of Wight cafe where he works.Things start to look up when Tip ends up very literally in the capable hands of drop-dead gorgeous Steve, but Tip soon begins to wonder just how far he can trust Steve, who turns out to have a close connection with his kidnapper. Tip's attempts at a normal life — and love life — seem doomed to remain frustrated in more ways than one!Inspired by a real-life incident. Yes, really.
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Nine Days, and Seven Tears

Nine Days, and Seven Tears

JL Merrow

Gay & Lesbian / Romance / Humor

Twenty-one-year-old Briony is stagnating, living at home with her parents and younger brother. That is, until a mysterious, beautiful visitor from the sea brings her new hope of happiness.But Freyja's not meant to be on the Isle of Wight, and she's about to leave for home shores. Can Briony find a way to keep her selkie lover by her side?
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London Lark

London Lark

JL Merrow

Gay & Lesbian / Romance / Humor

Apprentice tinkerer Harriet Hodgkins is skilled in the construction and maintenance of intricate clockwork contrivances. She's also rather good at masquerading as a man ... for of course, no self-respecting craftsman would hire a woman.Repairing a salvaged automaton becomes a labour of love for Hodgkins, and the object of her affections, Miss Pandora Piper, comes to hold her rescuer in equal esteem. But Hodgkins has yet to confess her true gender, and moreover the clockwork coquette is destined for resale.If Hodgkins can't engineer a more auspicious ending, Miss Pandora's restoration will signal their separation.
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Trolling for Cupcakes

Trolling for Cupcakes

JL Merrow

Gay & Lesbian / Romance / Humor

Skipping through the Mirkwood on her way to buy cupcakes, Billie finds her way across a bridge barred by a gruff, if gorgeous, troll demanding a toll. Worse, there's a strong hint the herculean hermit will be happy to take a pound of flesh as her tribute.Lonely troll Granita may be more bluster than bite, but if Billie can't persuade the comely colossus of the copse to accept another form of currency, her sweet treat could cost her an arm and a leg — literally! She'll have to hope she can find something even sweeter with which to tempt her Titan.
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All at Sea

All at Sea

JL Merrow

Gay & Lesbian / Romance / Humor

Eighteen-year-old Londoner Josh feels all at sea, holidaying with his family on the Isle of Wight. He'd rather be living it up in Ibiza, dancing until all hours, and maybe finding out what it's like to be with another man. What chance does he have of getting lucky with his newly-single mum and little sisters in tow?Cambridge student Rupe is making the most of his summer job at the boating lake, charming customers with his good looks and theatrical manner. Life looks even sunnier when he meets the cute, inexperienced Josh and asks him out for a date on a boat. But there are dark clouds in Rupe's life, and even love on an island isn't always plain sailing.
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Counter Culture

Counter Culture

JL Merrow

Gay & Lesbian / Romance / Humor

Customer service has never been this personal.Robin Christopher, beleaguered retail worker, isn't having an easy November. His boss is raising stress levels planning a Black Friday to end all Black Fridays, his family doesn't understand him, and his best friend thinks his new crush is a hallucination brought on by watching too many episodes of Doctor Who.Archie Levine dresses in Victorian style and divides his time between caring for his young son and creating weird and wacky steampunk gadgets from bits of old junk — when he's not looking after his mum and trying to keep on good terms with his ex. The last thing he's got time for is a relationship, but the flustered young man he met while disembowelling a fridge is proving very tempting.When his mum's social conscience is roused by a local store with a cavalier attitude to the homeless, former rough sleeper Archie shares her anger. Little does he know that Robin works for that same store. When Archie...
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Wild Flowers of Berlin

Wild Flowers of Berlin

JL Merrow

Gay & Lesbian / Romance / Humor

In post-WW2 Berlin, Henny grieves for her fallen lover, Anna, killed by an Allied bomb. As she joins other women rebuilding their shattered city from its ash-grey ruins, Henny recalls happier times and finds her eye caught by a young woman in a green dress.Ruth is too young to remember the heyday of pre-war Berlin, when the bars were full of handsome women and pretty boys, but perhaps her youthful spirit and optimism can bring Henny to hope for the future.
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First Time

First Time

JL Merrow

Gay & Lesbian / Romance / Humor

When jaded old lag Mel meets pretty new prison inmate Ella, she's quick to take her under her wing and show her how to survive in the system. In prison, everything has a price — but Mel finds herself strangely reluctant to take advantage of Ella's gratitude, no matter how much she wants her.Ella's not so reticent, and their nights turn passionate. But the outcome of Ella's appeal could part them forever.
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The King's Honour

The King's Honour

JL Merrow

Gay & Lesbian / Romance / Humor

In this M/M retelling of the Grimm fairytale, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Reuben, a soldier, is on his way to the castle to offer his services to the king, who is sorely troubled with the question of his family's honour. His wayward daughters go out dancing every night, and refuse to tell how or where.Walking through the forest, Reuben meets a handsome woodcutter, Corin, who offers to help him unravel the mystery of the dancing princesses. With the magical aid of Corin's grandmother, the two set out together, mindful that their journey could end in sorrow. The king offers a rich prize to anyone who can discover the princesses' secret—but the penalty for failure is death.
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Blazing June

Blazing June

JL Merrow

Gay & Lesbian / Romance / Humor

Struggling single mum Carla does her best to look after her elderly neighbour, but has to call the police to help when Mrs MacReady suffers a fall and she can't get in to help. A good deed brings its own reward when one of the constables who turns up is the beautiful, red-haired Ellen.Ellen cuts her hand breaking into the flat to rescue the old lady, and as Carla tends the wound, she falls half in love with the golden stranger. She doesn't expect to ever see her again ... but Ellen might just surprise her.
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Brass Rags

Brass Rags

JL Merrow

Gay & Lesbian / Romance / Humor

In early twentieth century England, a good valet can be damned hard to come by — at least, when one's requirements are quite so specific as Lord Algernon Huffingham's. Algy likes a man with a firm hand. Preferably work-calloused, and applied with vigour to Algy's aristocratic buttocks. He's beginning to despair of ever finding a man who can give him what he needs and still respect him in the morning.Disgraced footman Robert likes a roll in the hay as much as the next man. Preferably with the next man. But he's more accustomed to following orders than issuing them — and some of his lordship's requirements are a bit more extreme than he's used to! Robert may be easy on the eye and flexible in his morals, but will he be able to rise to Algy's challenge?
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Capture the Moon

Capture the Moon

JL Merrow

Gay & Lesbian / Romance / Humor

In this fairytale inspired by a classic children's story, weaver's daughter Adrien is tired of turning down marriage proposals. So she disguises herself as a boy and sets out on a journey of discovery, accompanied only by her faithful piglet Ferkel. Rescuing a young monk named Felix from brigands, Adrien agrees to act as bodyguard on his journey to the King's castle to present the princess with a telescope.The lovely Princess Selene has also had more than her fair share of suitors, but she refuses to marry until someone gives her the moon. Felix's telescope could grant her heart's desire, but it's Adrien who finds herself in love with the lively, beautiful princess.Astonished to find Selene loves her in return, Adrien's joy is short-lived. Surely Selene's love will die when Adrien reveals her true gender? And in any case, two women cannot be married — can they?
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Out!

Out!

JL Merrow

Gay & Lesbian / Romance / Humor

When the costs are added up, will love land in the black?The Shamwell Tales, Book 3Mark Nugent has spent his life in the closet—at least, the small part of it he hasn't spent in the office. Divorced when he could no longer deny his sexuality, he's sworn off his workaholic ways and moved to Shamwell with his headstrong teen daughter to give her a stable home environment.His resolve to put his love life on hold is severely tested when he joins a local organization and meets a lively yet intense young man who tempts him closer to the closet threshold.Patrick Owen is an out-and-proud charity worker with strong principles—and a newly discovered weakness for an older man. One snag: Mark is adamant he's not coming out to his daughter, and Patrick will be damned if he's going to start a relationship with a lie. Between Mark's old-fashioned attitudes and a camp, flirtatious ex-colleague who wants Mark for himself,...
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