Awakenings & French Songs

awakeningsAn existential awakening and lots of French chansons equal a favorite neighbor seen in a new light.

Iggy Wilker never expected his 36th birthday to turn into an existential crisis. When Iggy’s friends celebrate him with his usual favorite pastime—drinking, dancing, and willing guys—he suddenly wants nothing to do with any of it. He’s fed up and ready for something else. The question is what?

Ronan Clenney has had his eye on his neighbor forever, but as a single father of a precocious eleven-year-old, he’s never believed he stands a chance. But over a late-night cup of tea, it seems that circumstances have changed. Is this the right time, finally?

Iggy has never believed in romance, but can Ronan show him he’s wrong? That love is a real thing?

M/M Contemporary / 11 120 words

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Valentine’s Day & French Songs – a flash fic.

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What did the reviewers think?

Annika at Boy Meets Boy gave it 4 hearts out of 5:
This book wasn’t about passion or need. It was more of a discovery of wants and hopes. Even though this book is only about 30 pages, you can feel the history between Ronan and Iggy. They have the foundation of comfort, trust and friendship already laid, and are now working on the next step together. The attraction they’ve both felt and buried since the beginning is finally free to bubble to the surface, deepening to that everlasting love.

Becca at Love Bytes gave it 5 hearts out of 5:
What an absolute sweet story. And romantic. It’s not always about the sex but the relationship and the intimacy. The bonds and friendship. I loved this story.

ButtonsMom2003 at Xtreme Delusions gave it 5 out of 5:
I’ve read quite a few short-ish stories by Nell Iris and have come to appreciate her writing style. In my opinion she does a great job with short stories, which is not an easy task. She manages to make the story seem much longer (in a good way). She conveys a lot of depth and creates poignant stories with a minimum amount of words and little to no angst.