A Williamsville Christmas Story
What could be worse than having to spend a week with the man you ghosted?
When Adrian Cobb arrives in New York to help his brother move, he comes face to face with the biggest mistake of his past—a baking conference hookup he rudely ditched a year ago. Now, he’s sharing a guest room with Ajay Sunagar, who looks as tasty as the pastries he bakes, and Adrian desperately wants to prove he can handle the heat this time.
But Jay makes it clear he isn’t ready to forgive and forget Adrian’s bad behavior. None of Adrian’s repeated apologies seem to make a dent in the walls Jay’s put up and Adrian can’t tell if Jay would rather make him grovel or cover Adrian in frosting and lick him all over. Adrian’s afraid that this time, Jay will be the one to walk away—unless Adrian can find a way to make him believe in second chances.
“The Cupcake Conundrum” is a sweet-treat story about a single dad, instant attraction, and falling in love all over again that takes place in the Williamsville Inn series world. It features characters from Brigham Vaughn’s “Snowstorms and Second Chances”, along with “Snowflakes and Song Lyrics” and “The Cupid Crawl” by Hank Edwards.
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Publisher: Independently Published
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Bad Breakup, Cultural Differences, Enemies to Lovers, Families/Raising Kids, Healing Power of Sex, InstaLove / Love at First Sight, Interracial Relationship, Love Can Heal / Redemption, Meet Cute, Most Mindblowing Sex Ever, One Night Stand, Passing as Straight, Queer Wedding, Reunited and it Feels So Good, Second Chances, Single Again, Tease and Denial, Trapped Together, True Love, Uncommunicative Masculinity
Word Count: 58960
Setting: Brooklyn, New York ; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
Adrian cleared his throat. “So, uh, I feel like I owe you an apology.”
Jay sucked in a sharp breath. “You’re kidding me, right?”
“No?” He hadn’t meant for that to come out like a question. “No, I’m not kidding. I know I fucked up.”
“Yeah, no shit.” Jay’s laugh was a little hollow. “I think that’s putting it mildly.”
“I am sorry. I shouldn’t have let things end the way they did.”
“You ghosted on me, Adrian!” Jay snarled.
“I ...” Adrian scrubbed a hand over his face, then glanced up at the semi ahead of them. Nope, they still weren’t moving. “I didn’t mean to.”
“We had an incredible weekend together, talked about trying to make the distance thing work, I gave you my number, and I fucking never heard from you. How does that accidentally happen?”READ MORE
“It wasn’t accidental,” Adrian admitted. “I made a choice. A bad choice, in hindsight, but ...”
“I have kids, okay!” he blurted out.COLLAPSE