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Books Tagged With where - city - detroit

Word Count: 96902

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: Jake Chivis is the descendant of Fire Elementals with a gift for psychometry, the ability to see memories from touching objects. After a bad break up and trouble at work, Jake gave up his career as a detective in Detroit and moved to England to join a research program studying Elemental gifts at University College London. It seems like the perfect way to escape his past and start over, and this time he's not falling into the trap of dating a co-worker. At least, that's the plan, until he meets Doctor Ilmarinen Gale. Mari Gale is blond, sexy, relentlessly academic and comfortable in his own skin in a way Jake envies. After a handful of embarrassing encounters, Jake is ready to resign himself to staying under the radar, but when a colleague's brother goes missing, Jake and Mari must work together to find him. As they dig into the inexplicable disappearance, Jake is impressed with Mari's competence and his unique skills, and even more impressed by his ability to wrap Jake around his finger. Together the unlikely pair discover murder, betrayal, secrets and just how high Mari can fan Jake's flames.

Breathing Betrayal - Bellora Quinn and Sadie Rose Bermingham - Elemental Evidence
Breathing Betrayal

Sadie Rose Bermingham , Bellora Quinn ...

Pairing: M-M

June 7, 2016

Word Count: 104,000

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: Mari Gale's life has been a whirlwind since meeting Jake Chivis. A new job prospect and his mother's health preoccupy him, so when Jake invites him on a date he's ready to cut loose. Their night out turns into a nightmare when a fire breaks out in the basement of the bar and they barely escape. Soon Jake learns that the horrific accident is being investigated as a possible homicide, and it's not the only case. Detective Inspector Cordiline of the London Met hints at spontaneous human combustion but as far as Jake knows, SHC doesn't exist. When Mari looks into a group called Birthright he finds a connection to the victims of the fires and Jake risks himself to go undercover at the shadowy organization. The race is on to determine the truth before Jake becomes the next target.

Burning Boundaries - Bellora Quinn & Sadie Rose Bermingham - Elemental Evidence
Burning Boundaries

Sadie Rose Bermingham , Bellora Quinn ...

Pairing: M-M

July 4, 2017

Word Count: 105360

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Mark Beecher is still recovering from his abduction on Barbados. He and his boyfriend, FBI Special Agent Aaron Pearce, have a lot to process due to those traumatic events, and in the months since, both have experienced accomplishments and setbacks. When a case in Detroit calls Pearce back to the city where the two met, he grudgingly leaves Mark on his own. The case involves the murders of four gay men, all strangled, and all with a note in one hand. These notes contain clues that point to a case from Pearce's past, and proves what he already fears: Robert Morgan, terrorist mole within the FBI and Pearce's former lover, has invited Pearce back to Detroit to finish things between them. With Pearce gone, Mark focuses on his recovery, a process that accelerates once he sees a news report from Detroit and realizes the toll this new case is taking on Pearce. Mark decides it's time to stop letting fear control his life. He will join Pearce in Detroit, and together they will stop Morgan once and for all.

Choked Up - Hank Edwards - Up to Trouble
Choked Up

Hank Edwards ...

Pairing: M-M

September 7, 2016

Word Count: 62000

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: For a relationship to work, it is not just love which is demanded. Direction is, too. Garrett has never really settled. With loud opinions and a strong character, he makes people both admire and fear him in equal measure. Tim and Derrick weren’t prepared for the hurricane they were letting into their home. Openly polyamorous, Garrett wouldn’t be the first–nor the last–person they let into their bed. A relationship between a ballet dancer and two bakers with a past they thought they’d left behind could work, but only if they took the time to figure out what each of them needs. Direction is the 5th book of the Demands series. Although they can be read as stand-alones, characters from previous books will make multiple appearances throughout the series. Content Warning: This book includes mentions of eating disorders, physical parental abuse, and fatphobia.

Direction - Emily Alter - Demands
Direction

Emily Alter ...

Pairing: M-M, M-M-M, 4+ or Other

January 3, 2022

Word Count: 31000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: FBI Special Agent Aaron Pearce, tall, muscular, a lone wolf with an attitude, is assigned to protect Mark Beecher, a witness to the plans for a terrorist attack. The discovery of an unknown informant within the FBI's ranks, however, forces the two men to hole up in a loft apartment with only one another for company. After long conversations and their shared attempt to unravel the puzzle of the terrorist group's next target, Pearce and Mark find they cannot deny their mutual attraction. Pearce gives in to his passion, sleeping with the man he's sworn to protect and going against his training as he risks heartbreak once again. When the informant reveals himself to Pearce and takes him hostage, Mark finds he cannot run and leave Pearce to die. Instead, their roles have been reversed and now he is the only person who can save Special Agent Pearce.

Holed Up - Hank Edwards - Up to Trouble
Holed Up

Hank Edwards ...

Pairing: M-M

August 2, 2014

Word Count: 72500

Character Identities: Gay, Genderqueer

Summary: Asher Schenck and his husband John opened their downtown gastropub at the start of Detroit’s revival. Now, five years after John’s sudden death, Asher is determined to pull off a revival of his own. In a last ditch attempt to bring Idlewild back to life, he fires everyone and hires a new staff. Among them is Tyler Heyward, a recent college graduate in need of funds to pay for medical school. Tyler is a cheery balm for Asher’s soul, and their relationship quickly shifts from business to friendship. When they fall for each other, it is not the differences of race or class that challenge their love, but the ghosts and expectations of their respective pasts. Will they remain stuck or move toward a life neither of them has allowed himself to dream about?

Idlewild - Jude Sierra
Idlewild

Jude Sierra ...

Pairing: M-M

December 1, 2016

Word Count: 58000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: An NHL All-Star A workaholic entrepreneur One irresistibly tempting opportunity KYLE I can’t believe I let my best friend talk me into being auctioned off for charity. But when I get a look at the guy who placed the winning bid, I feel like I’m the one who snagged the top prize. AUSTIN I didn’t get to where I am by letting opportunities slip through my fingers. When I learn that Kyle Pressgrove will be part of the bachelor auction taking place during All-Star weekend, that’s the kind of chance that you grab ahold of, and I have no intention of letting go. This book is part of the Hockey Allies Bachelor Bid series, which also features books by RJ Scott, V.L. Locey, Susan Scott Shelley and Chantal Mer. The books can be read as standalones in any order.

Keeping Kyle - Jeff Adams
Keeping Kyle

Jeff Adams ...

Pairing: M-M

April 7, 2020

Word Count: 66250

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Each time Paul and Evan meet at another friend's same-sex wedding, they're interested...but the timing is always wrong because one of them is involved with someone new. They try to make do by falling in and out of the beds of several different men as they search for their own Mr. Right, and along the way, they learn new skills, like the secrets to Tantric sex, or the moves required to succeed at lube wrestling. Yet all through the hot summer months, they flirt and eye each other by the buffet tables and open bars of reception halls crowded with men, even though they never get a chance to take their relationship to the next level. When the summer draws to a close and their two best friends are about to marry, the stars might finally align for Paul and Evan. They might just get to be each others' forever 'plus one'.

Plus Ones - Hank Edwards
Plus Ones

Hank Edwards ...

Pairing: M-M

July 25, 2015

Word Count: 95400

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Alan Baxter barely scrapes by working as a deejay in suburban Detroit. To make ends meet, he takes a job as an automobile repossession agent, and discovers his very first assignment is a car owned by his drug dealer ex-boyfriend. On top of that, a body is discovered in the trunk…by a cop. Soon Alan’s life is completely upturned as he is pulled into a mystery involving more bodies, a highly lethal new street drug, a mysterious man with a top hat and cane, raging dwarves, a house fire, a cranky police detective, and his crankier cat!

Repossession - Hank Edwards
Repossession is 9/10ths of the Law

Hank Edwards ...

March 25, 2017

Word Count: 12,000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Mitchell Turner and Alex Goodman squared off over a face-off dot throughout high school. Their schools were cross-country rivals. Those face-offs were tough on Mitchell because he harbored a huge crush on Alex. High school, and college, are behind the guys and they meet unexpectedly on Thanksgiving Day, once again on the ice. Mitchell is home for the holidays and is thrilled to see his crush all grown up. Alex asks Mitchell out for coffee to catch up. Could this be the start of something magical for the holidays … and beyond?

Book Cover: Rivals
Rivals

Jeff Adams ...

Pairing: M-M

November 27, 2019

Word Count: 60000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: A vacation mix up. A job promotion on the line. A fateful roll of the dice. Welton Monroe is on his first vacation in a very long time. He’s not a winter sport enthusiast, but the cozy cabin at the Snowcapped resort, and Reece Donaghy, the hunky employee who checks him in, seem perfect to finally put his relationship with Dean in the past. That is, until Dean arrives. In an effort to make up for past wrongs, Dean offers to help Welton win Reece’s heart, an offer Welton grudgingly accepts. Reece should be focusing on the Assistant Activities Director promotion he’s put in for, but he’s more than distracted by Welton. In a whirlwind week of activities, Welton and Reece discover the Christmas magic in snowman building, karaoke, and tobogganing. But when the secret Welton has been keeping comes to light, and a final, large-scale challenge is assigned to Reece for his chance to win the promotion, it seems a week’s worth of Christmas spirit may not be enough to keep them together once the holiday is over.

The Christmas Accomplice - Hank Edwards
The Christmas Accomplice

Hank Edwards ...

Pairing: M-M

December 3, 2020

Word Count: 71000

Character Identities: Gay, Pansexual

Summary: For a relationship to work, it is not just love which is demanded. Trust is, too. Elijah is a student who tries too hard, who signs up for everything, and who can't always take the responsibility that comes with it. The new, anxiety-riddled guy ticks all the boxes for Elijah's inner caretaker, but not everyone wants to be taken care of. Mason's the one who needs perfect grades and gets too anxious at the idea of missing a class. He keeps his gaze down and tries not to attract attention, while yearning for someone to reach out to him. When Mason is accidentally shoved into Elijah's chest, there's a spark ... and one big problem. Elijah has sworn off relationships in college and Mason wants the real thing. It’s clear there’s an attraction between them, maybe even love, but can either guy learn to trust the other enough to make things work? Trust is the 1st book of the Demands series. Although they can be read as stand-alones, characters from previous books will make multiple appearances throughout the series.

Trust - Emily Alter - Demands
Trust

Emily Alter ...

Pairing: M-M

August 6, 2018