Straight as a Wheel

by K.A. Merikan

“YOUR SECRET’S SAFE WITH ME, LEO HELLER. WHATEVER HAPPENS HERE, NOBODY WILL KNOW. EVER. DO YOU UNDERSTAND?”

Zolt. Gay. Player. Predator. Fetish: Straight guys

Leo. Straight. Biker. Prey. Fetish: True love

Zolt knows what he wants from life–cold hard cash so that he can enjoy an early retirement in the Carribean as rent boys serve him drinks on the beach. Meanwhile, he’s got his pawn shop as a front for illegal operations, and a baseball bat to deal with troublemakers.

When it comes to men, Zolt loves the chase, and his favorite, most elusive prey is curious straight guys. He goes out of his way to seduce and devour them. If he can be their first, all the better.

His next mark? A biker. And not just any. An outlaw, Leo Heller.

Leo’s got his future all figured out. A wife, two to four kids, maybe a dog. If love was as easy as others make it seem, Leo would have been married already.

A string of failed relationships leads him to the one person he shouldn’t be crushing on, shouldn’t be admiring, and most definitely shouldn’t be touching. Because a man like Zolt Andorai won’t give Leo the family he wants. Hell, Zolt doesn’t even do boyfriends. But what Zolt does offer is no-strings-attached experimentation, and Leo is only human.

After all, if no one ever finds out Leo’s secret, it’s as if it doesn’t exist.

One kiss leads to another, lines blur, and before Leo knows it, he’s in over his head.

In love.

Helpless.

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Themes: Outlaw motorcycle club, organized crime, homophobia, hurt/comfort, forced proximity, coming out, seduction, forbidden attraction, first love, greed, player, family ties

Genre: M/M romance, suspense

Length: ~110,000 words (Standalone novel)

Erotic content: Scorching hot, emotional, explicit scenes

WARNING: This story contains scenes of violence, offensive language and morally ambiguous characters.

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Pairings: M-M
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 36-45
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Age Difference, Alpha Character, Antihero, Coming Out / Closeted, Coming Out Later in Life, Criminals & Outlaws, Find Love and Come Out, First Time, Forbidden Love, Most Mindblowing Sex Ever, Opposites Attract, Passing as Straight, Sex Buddies Become Lovers, Trapped Together, True Love, Uncommunicative Masculinity
Word Count: 110000
Setting: Nevada, small town, pawn shop
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
Reviews:Ele on https://gaybook.reviews/2019/11/30/straight-as-a-wheel/ wrote:

“The characters were top notch.”

Mirrigold on https://mirrigold.com/2019/11/30/another-delicious-walk-on-the-dark-side-from-kat-and-agnes/ wrote:

“Only Kat and Agnes Merikan could give their readers a romance between two men who you should be be rooting to end up in jail but who you’re desperate to see get their HEA.”


About the Author

K.A. Merikan are a team of writers who try not to suck at adulting, with some success. Always eager to explore the murky waters of the weird and wonderful, K.A. Merikan don’t follow fixed formulas and want each of their books to be a surprise for those who choose to hop on for the ride.

K.A. Merikan have a few sweeter M/M romances as well, but they specialize in the dark, dirty, and dangerous side of M/M, full of bikers, bad boys, mafiosi, and scorching hot romance.


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