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Swept Up In Blue (CoP First Birthday Bash)

3.27  ·  Rating Details ·  269 Ratings  ·  42 Reviews
When Tait goes out for drinks after work he meets Jude from Sales. Tait’s more than interested, but he’s sworn off coworkers. Can Jude market himself as an employee benefit?

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ebook, Free Edition, 14 pages
Published January 25th 2012
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Tait is gay.

Tait is lonely. He have no boyfriend.

Tait has boring office job and not many friends.

Tait get invited to co-worker's retirement get-together at local bar.

Tait go reluctantly.

There's a hot guy from different department at Tait's job.

Hot guy name Jude.


Tait had trouble in past with dating co-worker.

So Tait don't want to do sexy-times with no more co-workers.

Bad experience.


But Jude like Tait.

Tait don't know.

Jude adorable.

He makes sure Tait knows.


Story not long.

Me like it.

Jude and Tait d
Mandy*reads obsessively*
Jan 29, 2012 Mandy*reads obsessively* rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, ebook-owned, short
Short story about Tait, who is new at the company after leaving his old job because of a bad breakup with his boyfriend.
But Jude has his eye on Tait! Cute read.
Paul Lunger
Sep 20, 2013 Paul Lunger rated it it was ok
Pender Mackie's "Swept Up in Blue" is more of a tease than anything else. Tait is a loner at work & pretty much spends most of his free time alone. When a co-worker invites him to a retirement party for one of their co-workers, he reluctantly agrees to go along with an outside chance that he could meet a gay co-worker named Jude. When the 2 do meet, it's a bit awkward & also a bit unsettling for Tait whose had a bad office romance before. When Jude offers to take Tait home he agrees ...more
Liz Winters
Jan 04, 2013 Liz Winters rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
This was a very nice, very short meet-cute story. The main character's conflict- his interest in a co-worker despite having sworn off office romances after a previous bad experience - was nicely resolved. I liked everything about the story, but wished it had been a little longer and that there had been a little more interaction between the men (perhaps at the party) to show they might have had something in common besides their mutual physical attraction. Overall, it was a quick and sweet read.
Sep 22, 2014 Lelyana rated it liked it
Shelves: mm, free, short-story

Actually, this book made me hungry.
Tait and Jude were both really good making me craving Pizza. Now I'm hungry.

The story was good with so much potential here and there.
They can make a cute couple if this story a bit longer.'s quite entertaining but I still didn't like the way they made me hungry.For Pizza.
This short was really quick and cute. Nothing really complex, just a sweet story. Great for a quick read between longer books.
Feb 10, 2013 Syfy rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance
Once bitten, twice shy, still swept up in blue... *gg*
Nice short!
Diane Dannenfeldt
A little too short. But you can feel the heat between them.
Funzee Shu
Sep 16, 2014 Funzee Shu rated it liked it


Jude’s eyes were an almost luminous blue. Blue like his shirt. Blue like the lake a teenage Tait had swam in every summer. He could almost see his reflection swimming around in all that blue right now.

First of all ~ 100% I LOVE the cover !!!

Second, I LIKE the story.

Third, the story is way way TOO SHORT !!!!

Fourth, I want more !!!
Aria Grace
Dec 28, 2012 Aria Grace rated it really liked it
Very well written story. Well, honestly, it's more of a moment-in-time than a full story. I'd consider it a chapter that was sweet and exciting. Pender is a great writer with a way of sweeping you into the moment. Would have loved to have the 'what came next' chapter too! ;-)
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Mar 09, 2012 JustJen "Miss Conduct" rated it liked it
Shelves: mm, freebies, ebook
Cute story about a budding office romance. Tait is reluctant to get involved with Jude after his last office relationship ended badly. I would have like to have seen this story taken a little bit further than it was.
Jan 08, 2013 Scotty rated it really liked it
This is a very nice short story. Something that anyone who has ever worked in an office environment can relate to. So nice to see two guys who wanted more from each other than a quick roll in the hay.
Feb 04, 2013 Jess rated it did not like it
The character's name is Tait...
this is such an awful name choice and I have really nothing else to say about it...
Reading Tait... all I could see was 'taint' and that's... no
not at all good parallels to be drawing when attempting to read.
Jun 08, 2015 Penny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It needs a little Moorish I think

Not really a full story so much more could've been added to make it better.

Short co-worker set up a date. Some eye-catching and mild groping in a car then boom it's over.
Kayla Burgess
So Not what I was expecting.

I thought this was a novel,but boy was I disappointed.
Blue is my weakness and it duped me.
Sigh, still... it was pretty good. Keep up. and keep trying.
Kendra T
Feb 29, 2012 Kendra T rated it really liked it
I liked this story. I thought it was a cute not-quite-office romance. I would love to see more of the coming relationship between these 2 cuties.
Andrew Riccardi
Mar 28, 2015 Andrew Riccardi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun Story

This was a good story. Work relationships are tough sometimes but in this story it all worked out for the boys.
Sep 01, 2016 Suze rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Suze by: Read initially on CoP
A very short but lovely read, perfect for a coffee/lunch break.
Tait and Jude work at the same company but only meet at a colleagues retirement party - sweet start to something more, yum!
Jan 29, 2012 Tame rated it really liked it
my first by this author, and it's a free read at Cup-O-Porn week Jan 23rd through Jan 28th---delightful read :)
Cute little story without a great deal of depth; it held my attention and while I certainly wouldn't mind more, I don't feel completely cheated by where it left off. Just a nice, quick read.
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Jenn rated it it was ok
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Feb 08, 2012 Matthew rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay-fiction
Just another free read off of smash. Cute story pretty pg-13.. Worth ten minutes of your time.
Stephanie rated it really liked it
Mar 09, 2013
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