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Say a Little Prayer (Don't Read in the Closet Events)

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Jonathan's a hardworking student running a couple of jobs to fund himself through college and also help his Mum run her B&B on the Dorset coast. Despite his mischief-making Gran's insistence, he doesn't have the time or the nerve to chase potential dates. Then one day on the beach, after a hard day's ice cream sales, he meets Admael. Now Jonathan doesn't *need* to do t ...more
ebook, 48 pages
Published October 10th 2012 by Less Than Three Press LLC (first published July 11th 2011)
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Bookwatcher
This freebie is perfect because:
It's a modern fairy tale... perfect to those days we want a little of magic in our lives.
It's a funny... Perfect when after a long and sad day we need to smile.
It's very well written... Perfect because the story flows, and when you less expect it's already ended... And you will be happy, after such tender love story.

5 stars
Jenre
Jul 25, 2011 Jenre rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story reminded me why I love Clare London's writing so much. It's sweet and funny with two very loveable leads, plus an old granny with a dirty mind. Loved the wings and the small touches to the fantasy which never overwhelmed the down to earth realism of the contemporary setting. What more could you want from romance? Marvellous!
Rachel Emily
I love, love, LOVED this! I thought it was written just beautifully. I loved Admael's confusion over clothing that was too binding and human life and his love for Jonathan. And I love Jonathan's Gran! She had some of the best lines in the story! :D

Beautiful story, this is one of my favorites that I have read out of them all! Thank you!
L-D
Another short from Don't Read in the Closet (Free Download). The Gran in this story was definitely my favorite character. In this short, a hard-working sweet man named Jonathan meets an angel on the beach - literally. I must admit, the description of the angel in the short was much hotter than the photo that inspired it so I did not picture this photo while I was reading. Usually the photo drives my imagination while reading these photo-inspired shorts, but in this case, imagination was better t ...more
E
A hard-working, caring, responsible man plus a sexy, somewhat confused, but incredibly sincere angel equals an absolutely brilliant story. Admael is positively devoted to Jonathan from their first meeting. Admael constantly proves to Jonathan that he (Jonathan) is worthy of devotion from said sexy angel. Clare London has written a sweet, sexy, hot love story. Great dialogue, wonderful secondary characters (Gran is so flippin hilarious I can't even describe her except to say it's true that some o ...more
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions

The writing is great. Smooth and detailed.

But I never got into the story, I loved Gran and her sandwiches and her blunt phrasing of everything. But the two MC’s just didn’t click for me when they were together. I got bored whenever it was just the two of them but enjoyed it when other characters were around. Not sure why but I never felt the connection between them, I rarely like angel stories though so maybe that had something to do with it

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Wendy Ann
Admael is the perfect Angel! He's a bit shy and naive but very determined to be with his man:) Jonathan is just sweet, and really seems like the proverbial nice guy. It was very fitting that they were both novices in the love, sex and relationship departments. This story had a little bit of everything wonderful - great main characters, a meddling Gran of the best variety, an intriguing storyline, a little bit of humor, sugar and spice, and of course, wings! Absolutely loved it, thank you Clare!! ...more
Merith
Jul 22, 2011 Merith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the story, Clare! So sweet, so very cute... a fantasy we've all had a time or two. I wish it were as easy as saying a little prayer, but love that Admael was there for Jonathan, (almost) always there for him. :)

I just can't stop smiling for how it's make me feel, how happy and contented it makes me feel.
Barb ~rede-2-read~
This was a very nice short story about an angel who comes to earth to help a very sweet young man. Jonathan does everything for everyone, but never seems to find the time for happiness for himself, that is, until the angel Adamel comes into his life. Great HEA.

SueM
Jul 30, 2011 SueM rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Perfect Clare! Sweet, cute, funny and hot! I can just imagine a naive heavenly angel reacting like Admael, while Jonathan certainly deserves happiness in his life. Thank you for writing this story.
Taintedskyee (Books Books&More Books)
Its a small cute read.Clare London I really liked the way you described the whole story in such few word.I really liked Johnathan's Gran. She was funny and simply great;)
Lori
Sep 26, 2014 Lori rated it really liked it
3.75 delightfully yummy stars.
Marte
**** 4 Angel stars ****

Finally a good and sweet story in this anthology, and it being British was just icing on the cake!





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A short story in the collection "Don't Read in the Closet, Volume Three" from the MM Romance Group Hot Summer Event 2011. 

Click HERE for the story online or  HERE to download the whole collection for your reading device.

Prompt:
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Karyn
Aug 02, 2011 Karyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read this from the M/M Romance group's Hot Summer Days stories and absolutely loved it
Definitely picking up some more Clare London books


Melissa
Sweet little angel love story. It was out of my genre, but I enjoyed it. However, the ending was confusing.
Anwen Ross
Jul 29, 2011 Anwen Ross rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m-romance, free
Loved this story about a guy who falls in love with his own personal angel on the beach!
Ari
Oct 17, 2011 Ari rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3,5 stars

"Why me?" I asked. "I'm nothing special."
"You're everything special, Jonathan."

Warning, this story involves one horny angel XDD
Sadonna
Lovely romantic story of a boy and his angel. And a very funny Gran!
Becca Waldrop
Feb 10, 2017 Becca Waldrop rated it it was amazing
Oh i love this! Jonathan works so hard going to school, working several jobs, taking care of his mom and grandma and their B&B. Plus he helps people in the neighborhood. He so deserves love and sex lol. So Gran says a little prayer. Jonathan gets what he needs in a very naked angel Admael and finally finds the love he needs
Bettye Kanady
Nov 11, 2012 Bettye Kanady rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Bettye by: Love is Always Write List
I liked this one. It is about a young man who describes himself as: "Baywatch Boy I am not"; he's a hard worker who holds several jobs and helps his mother run a little B&B. His "Gran" has come to live with them and has prayed for her Jonathan, "because he is such a good boy" to get laid! Go Gran! For him to find a nice boy and spend a night "shagging" even if it's only for a night... he needs a break. Well, wouldn't you know Jonathan comes across a lonely man on a closed beach, naked, gorge ...more
AGandyGirl
Jun 13, 2016 AGandyGirl rated it really liked it

I'm a sucker for a hot angel...and this one is just that.  Plus he's adorable and equally so is the object of his affection, Jonathan.  
This was pretty wonderful.  <3




This freebie can be found here:

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Serena
Apr 09, 2016 Serena rated it really liked it
Shelves: gr-dritc, romance-mm
Don't Read in the Closet: Volume Three
Don't Read in the Closet: GayRomLit Retreat 2011 Special Edition

My Rating System:
* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.
Dean MacKinnon-Thomson
Oct 08, 2013 Dean MacKinnon-Thomson rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance
3/5

A short sweet piece.

As much as i enjoyed the fairy-story like innocence; this lacked grit.
The sex scenes were flat and barely covered (i mean, why write an m/m romance short story if you don't like to explore the intimacy?)

Plenty of unanswered questions even by the ending. However for a piece this short this isnt a deal breaker.

Characters were adorable, if (again) somewhat lacking depth. The sassy gran was awesome.

All in all- pleased i read it, will no doubt kill a spare hour on sone future r
...more
Neyjour
Story Prompt:
A fallen angel? A demon? On a tropical beach? I think he needs some help... Who can find him? A hot Lifeguard? A shy fisherman? Thank you kind writer, for taking my letter in consideration. :-)

Britta ★ Nachteule ★
Dec 11, 2014 Britta ★ Nachteule ★ marked it as to-read
Shelves: hot-summer-days
***Read as part of the free Don't Read in the Closet: Volume Three anthology. Story #11***
Jane (PS)
Aug 17, 2012 Jane (PS) rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm
Short n sweet. I liked the author's style and will look to read a longer story by Clare London. I didn't really understand the ending though - or rather, the significance of the ending... I sure there was something more to it than the joke, but what? (That is not a spoiler, trust me :)
Scott  McQuiston
Aug 02, 2014 Scott McQuiston rated it liked it
This is a charming little book. Who says prayers don't get answered. I thought it very romantic and could use a little bit more sex but enjoyable all the same.
Penny
May 27, 2012 Penny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.
Aniko
Feb 22, 2012 Aniko rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 to 3.75 stars
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Clare took the pen name London from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home, she juggles her writing with her other day job as an accountant. She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with award-winning novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while f ...more
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