One morning close to the holidays, Nolan wakes up to two surprises: a distress call from his younger brother and a beautiful man in his bed. Nolan, an art gallery owner, has always been discreet about his sexuality, but when his baby brother plans to come out at the annual family gala, Nolan wants to have his back—and that means showing up with a man of his own on his arm. Nolan knows just the man for the job.
Skylar, who owns a karate studio in St. Augustine, can’t get his one-night stand out of his mind. When he runs into Nolan at his gallery he is more than happy to volunteer his services as arm candy. Out-and-proud himself with his striking blue/green hair, Skylar is all in. Their adventure means a fancy salon, family drama, lots of sex, a ninja hippo, and palm trees lit up in a very suggestive way. By the end of it, what started as a hookup might become much more.
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Martin adores his fiancé. The handsome figment of his imagination shields him from the unwanted attentions of his creepy team lead. Until a work party forces Martin to either admit the truth or produce a fiancé out of a hat. In a panic, he arranges for a blind date to be his fake fiancé for the night. When he finds him at the bar, the rugged man is perfect.
Warner is charmed by the adorable stranger who introduces him as a fiancé to the entire tavern. He plays along until they leave the party and he has to admit he isn’t the blind date sent by Martin’s friend. Warner’s friendship with Martin’s boss means they need to continue the charade. But is it really a charade? Because he wants Martin for much more than a fake relationship.