Merger - Cecilia Ryan An enjoyable m/m freebie short story about a relationship that has been friends-with-benefits for the past twelve years, but that both men now want to become something more. Unfortunately, the way Carter (36yo) and Owen (40yo) have conducted their affair has left each of them unsure as to how the other man would react to his change of heart and affection.

A quick and easy read with some nice sexytimes, too. Cheating warning: For those squeamish about cheating, note that Carter has aborted sex with another man during the period when Carter and Owen seem like they have no future together.

P.S. Oh, another random thought. I really like the striking cover and the color of that necktie.