Do you like dashing heroes defeating fantastical foes? Perhaps you prefer sporty men that come to realize that finding true love isn’t a game. Maybe you can’t get enough of modern-day nice guys who get involved in comedically complicated fake relationship scenarios that always go wrong, but somehow always lead to a happily ever after. There’s plenty of tempting heroes to choose from in this list of irresistible gay romances coming in May.
The Reluctant Companion by H.L. Day (Fantasy/May 2)
If Jack is to find his missing sister, and Sebastian is to rescue his captured prince, they’ll need to set their differences aside and work as a team. As the unlikely companions face all manner of dangers together, they grow closer. Rescuing a prince should be easy. Rescuing him from an impenetrable tower guarded by dragon-shifting knights? That part is harder. But once the adventure is over, letting Sebastian go might be the hardest thing Jack has ever had to do.
Never Been Kissed by Timothy Janovsky (Contemporary/May 3)
Feeling nostalgic on the eve of his birthday, Wren sends emails to all the boys he “loved” before he came out. Enter Derick, Wren’s #1 pre-coming-out-crush, and his drive-in theater’s new social media intern. As their hazy summer becomes consumed with a special project that just might save the struggling drive-in for good, Wren and Derick are drawn ever-closer, making Wren’s dream of a cinematically perfect kiss-before-the-credits a very real possibility.
Oh So Oscar by Charlie Novak (Contemporary/May 5)
Oscar has accidentally convinced his boss, the legendary editor of The Traveller, that he has a boyfriend. Now he must persuade photographer and casual acquaintance, Ilias to play along for a week-long couple’s retreat. Under the Hawaiian sun, Oscar discovers there’s more to Ilias than meets the eye. But before Ilias risks his heart, Oscar will have to find a way to open it.
Playing For Keeps by Beth Bolden (Sports/May 11)
Sebastian isn’t ready to acknowledge that he’s in the twilight of his NFL career. So, he signs with the Miami Piranhas intending to prove everyone wrong. Beau, the head coach’s out-and-proud son, isn’t interested in playing it safe, with football or with anything else, and soon they’re embroiled in a hot—and secret—affair. As Seb falls harder for Beau, he begins to realize that the worst thing in the world isn’t getting benched, but possibly losing the man he loves.
Not Allowed by Kate Hawthorne (Contemporary/May 12)
With only two months until his first semester of college, Wyatt has a list of things he wants to experience. He doesn’t know where to start, until he finds himself alone with the one man he shouldn’t want. Grant knows better than to get involved with his best friend’s son, but Wyatt approaches him with a list and a proposition he can’t turn down. Nothing between them is certain—except it’s going to be a summer neither of them will ever forget.
The Servant and the Gentleman by Annabelle Greene (Historical/May 17)
As the administrator for the Society of Beasts, Josiah is responsible for the club’s well-being. When a threat emerges from an unexpected quarter, Josiah must deal with it. He needs Hartley’s prestige to help him save the Society. Together, they’ll pose as a couple to infiltrate a rival club. Their relationship might be a sham, but the desire between them is all too real. Stuck in close quarters with everything they love on the line, they discover that everything might just include each other.
Eight Weeks in Paris by S.R. Lane (Contemporary/May 31)
Nicholas’ personal life is consistently in shambles, but he’ll always have his career—and his next role is going to be his legacy. Chris is out, gorgeous, and has more ad campaigns to his name than one can count. Eight weeks of filming bring Nicholas and Chris closer than the producers ever dared to dream. Chemistry? So very much not a problem. But as the movie wraps and real life comes calling, they’ll have to rewrite the ending of another love story: their own.
The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain (Contemporary/May 31)
After being forced into retirement by the Royal Mail, 65-year-old Albert forms a brave plan to truly start living. He’ll find George, the man with whom he spent one perfect summer so long ago. As he begins his search, something extraordinary happens. Albert finds unlikely allies, new friends, and the courage to help others—even as he seeks the happiness he’s always denied himself, proving it is never too late to live, to hope, and to love.
About the Authors:
Jeff Adams & Will Knauss are husbands, authors of m/m romance and podcasters. Big Gay Fiction Podcast, their weekly show, is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can learn more about them at BigGayFictionPodcast.com, jeffadamswrites.com and willknauss.com
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