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Lucky Boy (Hot Summer Days)

3.17 of 5 stars 3.17  ·  rating details  ·  256 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Free novelette written for the M/M Romance group's "Hot Summer Days" event.


JT Barrett and Adam Fourier have been best friends and neighbors since they were seven years old. Celebrating their graduation from Arizona State, Adam's world is turned upside down. With the fierce need to protect his best friend, JT takes Adam along with him to a job interview at Summer'...more
ebook, Online Fiction, 25 pages
Published July 20th 2011 by M/M Romance Group @ Goodreads
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There is a LOT to love about this story.. best friends to lovers, a little jealousy, a little angst, a little bit of a misunderstanding (or two :) and a LOT of making it right! G'day!!!! :)

Both Adam and JT are quite easy to love as MC's. I love the tie in with Lissa and Xara's Hot Summer Days story, Sink or Swim which pretty much made this a double bonus. :)
Both stories are full to overflowing with very inticing verbal visuals of this fascinating world, giving us a pretty damn tempting teaser f...more
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Maybe a 2+ star story for me. This was an okay m/m short story about friends-to-lovers, but I thought the most interesting parts were the other characters and the island itself. The story was sweet, but the main characters felt generic. There were some extreme emotional reactions by each of Adam and JT at different points in the course of the story that seemed a little random or, at the very least, didn't seem to have much of a foundation for in their personalities and characters thus far. Also,...more
Wendy (wluvsbooks)
Oh, Mr. Medina conjurs up images of Ricardo Montalban and Fantasy Island reincarnated with nothing but m/m! Add in the AussieBum visual and the temperature went up to sweltering:) Adam and JT are great characters. I hated what Brody did to Adam, but it did bring him together with JT and ultimately turned "Lucky Boy" into two very lucky boys! Loved it, Summer, and I'm so excited to hear about the potential for a series. Yay!!!

Hearts On Fire Reviews
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Goodreads Hot Summer Days
Genre: M/M Friends To Lovers Romance
Rated: 3 Hearts
Aurora Alexander
I loved the setting, but the story was predictable and the writing style didn't quite work for me.
This was a typical story of lifetime best friends taking that step into romance. It was pretty sweet although Adam irked me because of his promiscuous character. And there were a couple of angry blow outs for no reason that I could fathom. Other than that it was a sweet romance and a free download to boot.

Don't Read in the Closet is a collection of short stories published for free for members of the M/M Romance Group. The best part of this series of shorts is that they were based on a photo and...more
Summer Michaels
I wrote this story for the M/M Romance group Hot July Days event. Sue, a member of the group, posted a picture and asked the author for a story. I pounced on the picture and ran with it. This book is for Sue, who allowed me to use her name, favorite wine, and home country to center the story around.

This book is paired with Sink or Swim by Lissa Kasey and Xara X. Xanakas. Look for more books to come about the island, love, and mischief.
Holy Crap this was good. It had that best friends love angle but done oh so well. What really makes a story like this is detailed characters and high powered emotions. The author did this perfectly. Awsome job!
Zach Sweets
I finally get to read this story, Summer. I absolutely loved it! Such a sweet couple! I'm glad JT figured a great way to convince Adam to stay. :) I definitely look forward to more stories on that island :D
Jul 26, 2011 Sadonna rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: free, mm
Lovely BFFs to lovers with a crossover to Sink or Swim. Want to see more of these two and this whole "world" - well Fantasy Island at least.
It is wonderfuly sappy and has one of my favorite story tropes - best friends falling in love.

I want to live on that island.
Gavin Stephenson-Jackman
Just the little romantic getaway that I needed. Sun, sand, and Australia, what could be better.
Cute and hot story and damn - I wanted to read about docking for ages!!!
Cute story about friends becoming more, a very hot read!
Dianne Hartsock
Sweet and romantic. A nice read before bedtime.
Sweet story.
Kate Aaron
2.5 - I wanted to like this story more than I actually did. I found the premise unlikely (view spoiler) plus the whole gay island thing is both too trite and too close to home (esp. given that it's set off the coast of Australia...I remember the colony that tried to claim independence a couple...more
Don Bradshaw
Reviewed on Hearts On Fire...

This was a short but sweet friends to lovers story. JT and Adam have been close friends since they were seven years old. They have just graduated from college in Arizona with JT having a business degree and Paul a degree in culinary arts. The two men have always been sexually attracted to each other but were afraid to act on it. JT is in line for a job at a gay resort in Australia but what does he do about Adam now that they have fin...more
Sandhya Sunuwar
Clearly I did not read the back of the book before I started to read this.

So this a short erotic (although I am not sure about the erotic part but it definitely has some steamy scenes) story about JT and Adam's friendship which blooms into a romantic relationship. It is sweet but very predictable.
Ahmed Elbaz
What can I say ? Really .. I don't Know . But , anyway ,I see .that I must read such Novels .. to know a lot of these unusual Relations between People .. but , I'm still confident , that such Relations " Man to Man or Girl to Girl - Relation " are very bad , regardless of its Prohibition in Religion .
Story Prompt:
After being best friends since we were 7, and determined to celebrate our graduation from college together before our new lives separated us, we booked a weekend in a private resort. Waking up after napping on a sun lounge, I found that my best friend took advantage of me falling asleep to skinny dip in the spa. He never realized I was watching him, mesmerized by the sun highlighting his golden skin and jade green eyes. Just like he's never realized that I fell in love with him so...more
Bettye Kanady
Nov 23, 2012 Bettye Kanady rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Bettye by: Love is Always Write List
Ha ha... I recognized Mr. Medina, Summerland, and On a Lark (the yacht!) I liked this story. Then I was able to see that Beau was still involved on the island (from Sink or Swim). I just happen to like that these stories are part of a series. JT and Adam; well, best friends since "you asked me if I wanted to play Transformers" and finally lovers, with the plan of marriage and a home at the end. I would like to see more about Mr. Medina (Havi) and Summerland; that would be good. I also liked this...more
Lila Hunter
Another great addition to the Island stories.
Marina Zala
cute m/m short stories! great 25 pages!
Katy Griffey
This book was very good other than the fact that its pretty much 80% about sex that they have, if your over the age of 18 or looking for a sex story, this is for you. Im 15, and i read this in studyhall at school and i almost threw up. Ugh, i wasnt expecting that.
Caroline Brand
This was a sweet short story about 2 men who have been friends forever.

Can they move it from friendship to love as they both have feelings for each other. Add in a beautiful Island and a chance at the start of a new kind of life...
A cute formula story with sexy MC's. Definitely interesting enough to make me want to read more from this author.

I am interested in the story behind the "lucky boy" tattoo though...
Poppy Dennison
My friend Summer's contribution to the Hot July Days Anthology for the M/M Romance Group. I really enjoyed the story and learning more about Summer's Pointe!
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Summer Michaels wrote her first story in the second grade, about a car-stealing potato. Thankfully, men in love with other men keep her muse busy and satisfied now. With a belief that love should be shared no matter what the form, Summer enjoys telling stories of rowdy cowboys, reunited lovers, and steamy shifters. When Summer is not reading and writing, she enjoys camping, hiking, water rafting,...more
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“That casual kiss on my cheek would have meant nothing up until recently, I realized I was in love with him. Not that, 'I love you, man,' type of love. Nope. I was ass over teacup in love with my best friend. The 'let's get married and grow old together' type of love.” 11 likes
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