Cameron & Rylan

A Chance Meeting Novel Book One

by Valerie Ullmer

Cameron & Rylan - Valerie Ullmer - Chance Meeting
Part of the Chance Meeting series:
  • Cameron & Rylan
Editions:Kindle - First Edition: $ 3.99
Pages: 259

Cameron Hayes believed himself to be a dedicated friend and a good son but destined to be alone.

Because in his twenty-one years, he’d never fallen for anyone.

Dating never appealed to him when he would rather spend a night at home.

Despite his friend’s best intentions for Cameron to find a hookup for the night, he stayed at the bar as he nursed a beer.

And that’s when Cameron spotted him and everything he knew evaporated with one look.

Rylan Ellis wanted one night out without complications.

To forget about his overwhelming responsibilities and stress at home.

He loved to lose himself in the music and ignore everyone around him.

But when he happened a glance at the bar and spotted the tall, broad, and sexy-as-sin man, he felt drawn to him.

Soon, Cameron and Rylan learn about each other and establish their lives together.

They also have to deal with a group of well-meaning friends, loving parents, and unexpected friendships.

But most of all, a dangerous threat that could tear their lives apart.
Will a chance meeting turn into something more?

This novel contains heavy attraction at first sight and first-time gay sex between two men. There is no cheating or cliffhangers and ends with a happily ever after.

*Contains a brief mention of a prior sexual assault and violence in later scenes.

Cover Artists:
Pairings: M-M
Heat Level: 4
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Demisexual, Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Tropes: Big Character / Little Character, Coming Out Later in Life, First Time, Gay for You / Straight to Gay, InstaLove / Love at First Sight
Word Count: 66,000
Setting: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters

He lifted his beer to take a swig, and he paused when he spotted a gorgeous figure dancing alone.  He swallowed without taking a sip of the beer hanging in his grip and watched as the man closed his eyes and let the music wash over him.  Cameron noticed the small smile on his lips grew wider the longer he continued to move to the pulsing beat.  He’d never witnessed pure bliss etched on a face before, but this man exuded it.

What surprised Cameron wasn’t that he couldn’t tear his eyes away from a man as he traced his gaze over his beautiful face, his long neck, his thin but not skinny frame, and his long legs, mesmerized.

It wasn’t only that.

But the flare of attraction that hit Cameron square in the chest for the first time in his life.


Over the next few minutes, something drew Cameron’s eyes back to the gorgeous blond man as he built up the courage to approach him.  But each time he glanced up, there was a new man or woman who walked away when the man refused a dance.

Cameron’s eyes roamed over him.  He estimated the blond was shorter by four or more inches.  He looked to be on the thin side, but Cameron spotted the defined muscles when his shirt clung to him.  And his tight jeans moulded to his perfect ass and slender legs, giving Cameron fantasies for the first time, stunning him.

He had no clue how long he stood there ignoring his beer and the rest of the people surrounding him, admiring the man who’d captivated him, until he blinked when Eric shook his shoulder.  Cameron glanced down and caught Eric’s smirk before he looked at Aaron, who was holding his stomach, laughing.

Although his friends were having a laugh at his expense, Cameron appreciated they didn’t mention his utter fascination with the man who had moved closer to the bar.

“Hey man, we’re taking off.”   Tim pulled Cameron’s attention away from the moving bodies.

Cameron nodded.  “I’ll stick around.  I’ll see you guys.”

All three nodded and Cameron watched as they headed toward the exit before his gaze moved to find the object of his fascination.

The crowd had thinned and while he should have been able to spot the man, disappointment flooded him when it seemed captivating dancer disappeared.  His eyes darted around the club, but it wasn’t his night, the man must have slipped out when he wasn’t watching.

He turned back to the bar.  Before he could snag his beer for one last sip, he sensed a presence next to him.  Wallowing in his sorrow at missing his chance to meet the mesmerizing man, he had heard nothing said by the new arrival.

Cameron turned his head and almost groaned aloud at the relief rushing through him when the man he’d thought left was standing next to him.  For a moment, he became lost in the brilliant smile aimed at him.  He forced his eyes away from his lips and caught the man’s gaze.

Gray eyes.  Beautiful gray eyes.


About the Author

Valerie writes romances.

Contemporary, Paranormal, Erotic, and M/M.

She lives in Denver, Colorado with her wonderfully supportive husband and their funny and wise black lab, Maddie.  Valerie is addicted to coffee, crime shows, and reading and writing character-driven romances.

As a voracious reader, she’s believes that all writers are rock stars, and she hopes that people enjoy her stories as much as she loves the romance novels she’s devoured over the years!

When she’s not writing or learning about the craft of writing, she can be found surfing the internet way too much, watching Investigation Discovery and thinking that her neighbors are up to no good, and finding new ways to get her husband to laugh.

She loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at, Facebook at, or Twitter

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