Tom is 23 and has been disowned by his father. Ken is 48, and after losing his partner of twenty-five years two years ago, is starting to think about finding someone to spend the rest of his life with.
When they meet, each worries about the age difference. They first become friends, and over time, they find their common interests overshadow the age problem. Tom moves in with Ken and over Christmas learns what a loving family means.
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Publisher: Independently Published
Heat Level: 2
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 46-65
Tropes: Friends to Lovers, May/December, Age Difference
Word Count: 26800
Setting: Kansas City, MO USA
Languages Available: English
The next weekend after the movie marathon, everyone except Tom had left. He walked over to the coffee table, stacked five plates on top of each other, and started toward the kitchen.
“What are you doing?” Ken asked. He strolled over, took the plates, and set them back on the table.
“I thought I’d help clean up a bit before I left,” Tom said. I’m taking a chance. That’s what I’m doing. “That way you won’t have so much to do in the morning.”
“It’s already morning.” Ken placed his hand on the side of Tom’s face.
Tom looked at him. “What?” Butterflies erupted in his stomach.
Ken pulled his face closer and kissed him.
Tom put his arms around Ken’s waist and returned the kiss. He pulled back and fingered the highest fastened button of Ken’s shirt.
“What are you doing?” Ken asked. He nuzzled Tom’s neck.READ MORE
“Something I’ve wanted to do since the first morning I woke up on your couch.” He unbuttoned another button.
“Careful. You could get into trouble doing that.”
Tom continued opening the buttons until he got to the bottom. He spread the shirt open, nuzzled his face in the soft hair of Ken’s chest, and breathed in the musky smell. “Just like I thought. Soft and silky.” He took another deep breath. “You not only feel good, you smell good.”
Ken took Tom’s chin in his hand, lifted, and claimed Tom’s mouth with his.
Tom placed his palms against Ken’s chest and softly kneaded it like a kitten kneads its mother’s belly while nursing.
When they finally separated, Ken said, “Tommy, you can leave now or in the morning.”
“Morning, please,” Tom said.
Ken took the bottom of Tom’s t-shirt, lifted it over his head, and pulled him close until their bare chests meshed.
Tom lifted his mouth for Ken’s kiss. Their tongues played with each other. He lifted one leg, wrapped it around Ken, and brought their groins together.
Ken moaned and pulled away. He took Tom’s hand and headed upstairs.COLLAPSE
Jeffery M Brown on https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01804FTMQ wrote:
A May/December couple meet and become friends. They are wary about making it more serious because of the age difference but decide to take a chance. A sweet story set in the holiday season that I enjoyed very much.
It was a quick and fun book to read for the Christmas season.