Book Title: Lessons in Chemistry
Author: Colette Davison
Cover Artist: Designs by Morningstar
Release Date: July 27, 2023
Genre: Contemporary gay romance
Tropes: MMM, college/university romance (all characters are over 18), slow burn, fake date, opposites attract
Themes: Finding yourself while finding each other
Heat Rating: 3 flames
Length: 96 500 words
It is a standalone book and does not end on a cliffhanger.
When Auggie’s controlling father threatens to cut short his studies, it’s time to put his life in order. Add one cute nerd and one dedicated swimmer, and he has a new lesson to learn—how to love.
Emory is all kinds of confused. He really, really likes Auggie but is also in love with his best friend, Casey. Then Auggie comes up with a plan to see if Emory and Casey share any chemistry, and nothing will ever be the same again.
Casey lives for swimming and snuggling his best friend, Emory. Except Emory is in love with him, Auggie’s confusing him, and suddenly he has to confront his feelings and his sexuality.
Three men and one conundrum. How can they all get the guy?
Lessons in Chemistry is a slow-burn MMM college/university romance between an inexperienced nerd, an asexual jock, and the slacker who’s been around. There’s a fake date, first times, three guys finding their way in love and life, and a whole lot of snuggling.
Copyright Colette Davison 2023
“Aren’t you going to stay and finish your drink? Drinks,” he corrects. “I got you a fresh one.”
I sink into my chair. It would be rude not to stay, even though I want to run far away from him so I can scrub my brain out.
“We can chat about your problem,” Auggie says.
“Yes. Your unrequited love for Casey. Have you told him you’re in love with him yet?”
“No, and I’m not going to.”
Because I couldn’t take the inevitable rejection. “I don’t want to make things weird between us. Anyway, he told me he’s not interested in dating.”
“Oh, so you guys do talk about this kind of stuff after all.”
“He mentioned it last night when we were talking about—” I slap my hands over my mouth.
Auggie waggles his eyebrows. “Has someone else caught your fancy? Me, for instance?”
“You are so full of yourself,” I mutter.
“You could be full of me too.”
I choke, cough, and splutter all at the same time. Auggie stands and pats my back, which doesn’t make anything better. I sip my iced coffee until I’ve recovered.
“I’m sorry.” Auggie doesn’t sound the least bit sincere.
About the Author. . .
Colette’s personal love story began at university, where she met her future husband. An evening of flirting, in the shadow of Lancaster castle, eventually led to a fairytale wedding. She’s enjoying her own ‘happy ever after’ in the north of England with her husband, two beautiful children and her writing.
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