Motorcycle shop owner Ben Makowski offers a three-day class for new riders. When he finds out one of his students doesn’t even like motorcycles, he’s irritated but drawn to the man at the same time. Though he can clearly see the new student is dealing with something difficult, Ben sets out to get to know what that might be and if he can help in any way.
Writer Angus Winter’s publisher has insisted he learn about motorcycles for an upcoming book, which is the last thing he wants to do. His fear of motorcycles stems from a tragedy in his past. But something about his sexy new teacher makes him want to open up to the man. Can Angus trust Ben with the burden he’s carried for so long?
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Publisher: JMS Books, LLC
Heat Level: 3
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Tropes: InstaLove / Love at First Sight
Word Count: 10921
Languages Available: English
- You could have knocked him over with one finger when he opened the door and found Ben standing there, his hands braced on the doorjamb. He knew he was staring, but damn, what was he doing there?
- “I was worried about you,” Ben told him.
- Crap. Had he spoken aloud?
- “You going to let me in?” Ben’s eyebrow raised as his gaze slowly traveled down Angus’s body.
- Angus stepped back, still unable to speak, pulling the door wider. Ben stepped through the doorway and glanced around the tidy living room. Angus closed the door, but remained silent.
- Ben smiled at him. “I guess I woke you up.”
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- Angus nodded, still not understanding what the hell was happening.
- Ben pulled his jacket off and set it on top of the black leather recliner before turning his attention back to Angus. Something in the way he stared made Angus shiver and it had nothing to do with being cold.
- Angus swallowed hard and tried to calm his growing nerves. “W-what are you….?” His voice trailed off as he swung his arm out to the side, gesturing to the living room.
- “What am I doing in your apartment?”
- Angus nodded.
- “I told you. I was worried about you, Angus.” Ben took a step toward him.
- “I-I’m fine,” Angus lied.
- Ben looked like he didn’t believe him. “Really?” Big brown eyes stared him down.
- Angus’s shoulders slumped and he shook his head. “No,” he whispered. What was it about Ben that made him want to reveal everything?
- Ben moved quickly and before Angus could even process what was happening, he was wrapped in Ben’s arms, pulled tight against his broad chest, their hips and thighs pressed together. He breathed in and smiled, remembering just a few hours he’d thought he’d never see the man again. Angus wasn’t sure why he’d been wrong, but he wasn’t going to argue while feeling so incredibly secure in Ben’s embrace.
- “I shouldn’t have let you leave,” Ben murmured, his lips so close, Angus felt his hot breath against his ear.
- Angus pulled back a little and looked into his eyes. “Of course you should have. You had a class to teach. And why would you chase after me? You barely know me.”
- A small smile played on Ben’s lips and his eyes flashed when he looked at Angus. “You’re right. I barely know you. But Angus? Getting to know you is my new goal in life.”
Diane on Amazon wrote:
Motorcycle Man is a lovely and emotional short about Angus and Ben, two persons so different from each other, it seems impossible something between them can happen. Angus is not Ben’s type, still the spark is there from the start, so strong probably the lust at first sight could become love.
Angus is a writer and he has been forced by his publisher to attend Ben’st class even if he wants nothing to do with motorcycles. Ben is drawn to the young redhaired cutie and he knows there is something underneath his unwillingness, anyway he is too attracted to Angus to let him go away.
This is a short story, just forty pages and there is really not much space for a lot of development or background about the characters, but the author told me what I needed to know to actually enjoy the story. I met the important persons in Ben’s life, I discovered why Angus is so scared of bikes, I felt his pain and I saw a potential HEA between the MCs.
I’m pretty satisfied with Motorcycle Man and I will continue to read the author next works.
This is a very enjoyable short story between a motorcycle shop owner/teacher who has mixed feelings about the three day classes and an author who has to take the class for research even though motorcycles are connected to one of his worst memories. At first glance, they are opposites where Ben is a big guy who has always gone for guys like him and Angus is pretty lean, but they are fascinated by each other when they meet!
For a short story, the story managed to have a good pace, provide a bit of back story for Angus as well as setting up some good supporting characters in Ben’s family that run the business with him. And Ben surprises himself with not only his attraction to Angus, but with wanting to help him with whatever is bothering him. Angus surprises himself by wanting to talk about his experience with Ben.
If you like the idea of the bad boy, who might not be so bad, matched with the almost nerdy writer, a bit of angst and a few hot scenes in s short story, you will likely enjoy this story.