There are problems with having access to too many computers. I generally keep all of my books on my netbook which I use when my daughter is home, but when she's away I use our desktop and during the week I have my work computer. So I read books somewhere and then I forget and find it after the fact which happened here. So this is a bit of catch-up
Sandalwood and a Potato by Andy Slayde and Ali Wilde (55 pages)
Nathan works at the bank and one day a cute guy picks up his wallet he dropped but he doesn't think much about it. Since his ex took him for everything he had he's sworn off relationships. Sky, the guy who picked up the wallet, owns a new age store in the mall. By chance his Mom is Nathan's next door neighbor and she conspires to get them together despite the fact that Nathan tries to push him away. Nathan finally agrees to a no-strings relationship, just friends with benefits. When Sky confesses his feelings Nathan freaks and has to decide what he wants. It reminded me a bit of Cheek to Cheek by Chris Owen in that Nathan, despite spending every weekend and sleeping at Sky's more than his place still insisted they weren't in a relationship. Denial is a wonderful thing. It was a good short read though, I really liked Sky and his positive attitude even in the face of Nathan's negativity.
Play it Again Sam by Jenna Byrnes (53 pages)
Sam got laid off from his tech job and to avoid dealing has spent the week at the old neigborhood theatre watching Casablanca every afternoon. Finally he gets up the nerve to talk to Marcus who works there. They go out for lunch and agree to meet that night. They have some fun in the projector room but Marcus who is in is mid-40's tries to put Sam who is 33 off. Sam finally convinces him to come to his place but Marcus is really freaked and Sam thinks maybe he's got agorapobia. He starts pushing for more and demanding answers which chases Marcus off. When the movie theatre closes down Marcus has to decide if he'll reveal his secret and take a chance. It was interesting to read a character who obviously had issues and was older forced by circumstances (losing his job) to face up to his fear.
The Manny by Sara Bell (56 pages)
Tate is having the day from hell, his dead lover's parents are suing him yet again, and his annoying landlord is evicting him. He's looking for a night job and sees and ad for a night nanny and despite being a 6 foot tattooed biker (oldest of 9 kids) he goes for it. Turns out it's for AJ, his landlord who just inherited a 6 week old baby when his ex died (she used his sperm so it's his bio baby). He seems to have a hate on for Tate but when he makes the baby stop crying he hires him on the spot. They then spend their time getting to know each other until finally they give in to the passion. A misunderstanding almost derails things but an intervention from AJ's sister helps them work it out. I really liked this but I'm a sucker for the big guy with a baby routine. I also liked Tate's family what you saw of them and on the whole a cute read and AJ is so hapless with the baby but totally in love. It shows it's a holiday story but that is such a small part of the story I didn't even realize it until after I was done.