This is the seventh day of the countdown to It Rained All Night, my short friends-to-lovers story. Don’t you just love a good friends-to lovers book? I know I do, especially if they’ve been friends for a long time and suddenly realize, “Hey, there’s something more than a friendship going on here!”
One of my favorite friends-to-lovers stories is Superhero by Eli Easton. What’s your favorite? 🙂
He hums noncommittally, the way he does when he needs to collect his thoughts. I close my eyes and let him, his even breaths in my ear helping me relax even more.
We exist in silence for several minutes, before he finally speaks, his tone raw. Vulnerable. “How long are we going to do this?”
I blink my eyes open and stare at the wet roof, furrowing my eyebrows. “Do what?”
“Pretend we’re only friends.”
“Oh…that.”Quote from It Rained All Night
Today’s song is by Alice in Chains, one of the greatest bands from Seattle.
Did she call my name?
I think it’s gonna rain
When I die
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Can a chance meeting in the rain change someone’s life?
Meeting someone who can make him stop going is an eye-opener for Henrik. The man, Mikko, is his complete opposite, a steady rock in the wild rainstorm that is Henrik’s life, but the connection between them is both unexpected and instantaneous. Their encounter only lasts a few minutes, but before they part, they exchange phone numbers.
They live far away from each other, but soon they text and call daily, until Mikko is Henrik’s dearest friend and most trusted person. But a late-night question on the phone has Henrik re-evaluating his feelings. It’s impossible to love someone you’ve only met in person once…right?
Is the connection Henrik and Mikko forged long distance enough to sustain them when they meet again? And will their love be strong enough to give them the happily ever after they deserve?
M/M contemporary / 7673 words