Title: Match Point
Series: Bathhouse Stories #4
Author: Kyan Christopher
Genre: MM Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 20, 2016Synopsis
Blake’s life seems to be one of perfection. A medical student and ranking tennis champion, he never has the time to realize what’s missing in his life. A chance encounter at a charity auction sends his life into a tailspin. Now with his sights set on a new love, can he be the person everyone expects him to be and still keep the man of his dreams?
Being the friend everyone loves to hang out with is great. But being the one always going home alone isn’t as much fun for Ricky. So when his luck seems to change, Ricky can’t believe he catches the eye of a gorgeous young guy. But as his insecurities mount, Ricky’s inability to love himself may cost him the one man who’s grown to love him for who he really is.
For mature readers only.
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My mom couldn’t have been more ecstatic that I donated funds on her firm’s behalf. “Oh, honey. That’s great. I’m ashamed to say that we’ve been lax on donating to LGBT organizations lately... Something I will have to remedy. But thanks to you, we’re off to a great start.”
I didn’t bother telling her I used it to buy a date. Although my parents both put on a good show in support of gay rights, having a gay son isn’t something they care to talk about. When I came out, they promptly told me they accepted my ‘choices,’ but pushed me back in the closet. If I was discreet, they didn’t care. However, I was always expected to show up to their galas with a young lady in tow. Thank god I have a few lesbian friends I can always count on to help me in that department.
“You should, Mom. LGBT organizations don’t get enough exposure.”
“We will, honey. I’ll get with Francis first thing in the morning and we’ll get right on it. How’s school? Your father and I are a bit disappointed you aren’t coming home for spring break.”
And here we go. “School’s good, Mom. I’m sorry I’m not coming in for the break, but I want to get caught up on studying. My clinical class is taking up a lot of time I used to have. Being at the hospital, classes, and studying is like having two full-time jobs.”
“Okay, okay. I know, honey. We just miss you. Will you be able to make it to the spring social next month?”
“I don’t know, Mom. April is going to be even busier.”
“Well, I do hope you’ll try. Maybe you can even bring that darling girl Sharon with you. She was such a delight.”
I’m sure her girlfriend thinks so too, I can’t help thinking. “We’ll see. I’m not making any promises.”
“Well, just think about it, dear.”
“I will, Mom.”
“I love you, Blake.”
“Love you too, Mom.” We both hang up and I sigh in relief. Josh looks up from his phone.
“’Rents giving you a hard time?” he asks.
“My mom. She wanted me home for the break, but I can only take so much of them, you know. I mean... I was just there for two weeks at Christmas and they about drove me bonkers.”
Josh laughs. “Well, at least you have your hot date to look forward to.”
I perk up at the topic of conversation. “Isn’t he cute?” I ask, imagining Ricky’s face and his piercing hazel eyes.
“Yeah, he’s okay.”
“I know, he’s not some muscle-bound god, so he couldn’t possibly be attractive.” My voice drips in sarcasm, with a slight edge of annoyance.
“I didn’t say that. He is attractive, just not my type. But I know he’s yours.”
“Yeah. That smile, those eyes...”
Josh bursts with laughter and rolls back on the bed. “Now who’s like a boy with a crush?”
“I know, I know. I gave you grief.” I think back to all the conversations Josh and I have had about Kimball over the last few months. I picked on him constantly for his overly enthusiastic view of his boyfriend. Now, I kinda get where he was coming from.
“You did, and payback is a bitch.” Josh giggles.
About the Author
Kyan Christopher was born and raised in Louisiana. A southern boy who loves the city, he is a romantic at heart. Never thinking he would become an author, a fan fiction piece he wrote inspired a series that launched his desire to weave tales of passion and romance. Kyan is supported by his loving husband and best friend of sixteen years. They live in the South with their three four-legged kids.