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Free short fiction. Written for the M/M Romance Group's "Hot Summer Days" anthology.

Jonah Beckett has been in love with his older brother's best friend, Laurie, since he was thirteen-years-old. When his boyfriend, Dirk, breaks up with him for refusing to put out, Jonah uses his heartbreak over the situation as an excuse to ask Laurie to teach him all about sex before he st
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Published January 19th 2014 by Piper Vaughn (first published July 3rd 2011)
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Julio Genao
Apr 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: shorts
Sweet-natured and satisfying romance fit for all-purpose cockle-warming and recreational squeeplosion.

Adorable, even with slight inaccuracies regarding the deflowering of an ambitious and impatient youth; most especially with the taste of teenaged sem—aaaaaand that's about where I'm gonna end this review, here in the great State of NY, where the age of consent remains 17.
Jan 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars!

Cute and sweet short read light on drama with no fuss no muss straight to the point.

Jonah, falls for his brother's older best friend Laurie, and yes! I know I've read this story line before. But this one was a bit different for me since Laurie, reacted different when he got propositioned by Johan. I really liked that he respect his friendship with his best friend and he did everything right. Laurie/Johan were so adorable and had a hot chemistry they faced some misunderstandings but t
Mar 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, m-m
**5 Wanting & Keeping Stars**

LOVED this adorable and heartfelt read!! Its as sweet as sugar and as cute as a button...if buttons equal sexy innocent virgins and kindhearted, irresistible hunks! Wanting is simply... lovable.

"I want you," Laurie said, and those three words were even hotter than that look. "Don't ever doubt it." And then Laurie kissed him.

It's you, it's you, it's all for you
Everything I do
I tell you all the time
Heaven is a place on earth with you
Tell me all the things you
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
This book was exactly what I needed. It is sweet, very romantic, and just a lovely read. I have a soft spot for first loves and Piper Vaughn did this concept justice. The story had a very nice almost soothing quality to it. It was a perfect, angst-free, pick-me-up kind of read.
Jan 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
What did I think? LOVED it!

It was endearing and sexy- just adorable! 4.5 I Want More Laurie & Jonah Stars!

Ula'ndi Hart
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-reads, lgbtq
Overall book rating: 4
Audio Book: NA
Book Cover: 3.5

I have officially emerged myself in short-reads for the foreseeable future. My attention span in January doesn’t seem to allow much more. But I'm not complaining, I'm fitting in more of the little suckers than I have in my entire reading history. Let January be the month of Short-Reads! LOL

Now about the story. What was there not to like? Only one thing I can think of complaining about. I could have easily read more about this. That is a complime
The Bursting Bookshelf of a Wallflower
4 stars!

I want you to take my virginity!

Well, that first sentence definitely got me hooked! A break-up with his boyfriend offers Jonah a chance to finally approach his long-time crush Laurie, who also happens to be his brother’s best friend. Getting him to teach him everything about sex is however more difficult than expected as Laurie isn’t about to risk his friendship with Jonah’s brother.

Wanting is a very sweet, hot and romantic short story with a very moderate amount of drama and I defini
Tammy Walton Grant
One of the best things about GoodReads is the exposure you get to different types of books. (The other great thing is meeting tons of really great people, which also ties in to this review.)

I had never really considered picking up a GLBT romance. No reason, really, other than I'm a heterosexual female and the thought of reading a romance between two men had simply never occurred to me.

Until I joined GoodReads, that is, and befriended a lady named Harper. In the midst of our discussions about the
I love the stories that Piper Vaughn tells. They are always exactly what I need when I need them. That warm tingly feeling wraps around me and I am in my happy place. It's a wonderful place to be, you have to trust me.

This was adorable! Goodness. Sweet young Jonah asking his lifetime crush to take his virginity? The balls it took to put himself out there like that! Sure, he made up a story but he was desperate and it's Laurie after all. I loved the POV switch between the boys, they are both so
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
Updated/changed review because the original file I read was out of order and reading the correct order my feelings changed. To see what changed you can see the comments under this review but there are spoilers in the comments.

The writing was great and engaging and I didn't want to stop reading. The story is very enjoyable. I enjoyed the relationship between the two main characters even if (view spoiler)
Swe-et!! Four fluffy stars for making me feel like a kid allowed to eat candy floss without having to beg first.

I went all "awwwww, boys in love" and "ohhhhh, hot boyzzzz" and "awwwwww, happy happy boys" while reading this.

Zero angst (ok, there's like 0.1% angst in there), 100% sweetness without being too syruppy.

I should create a shelf called "m/m fairy tales" for stories like this one! *le sigh*
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**
Feb 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star, virgins, mm, na

***3.75 Stars***

This was a sweet, bite sized morsel of an older brother's best friend story.

Jonah and Laurie were adorable together. Even though this is a short book (less than 100 pages), it feels like a well rounded story. I would have loved a few more scenes of Laurie and Jonah together after their first make-out session instead of the one week recap we get so I could feel the emotions even more showing how close they were getting as they inched their way to the main event...but other than t
Apr 17, 2013 rated it liked it

3.5 stars

Perfect balance of sweet & sexy.

Jonah has a crush on his brother's best friend Laurie (<-nickname...thank goodness...) and tries to manipulate a way to get him to fall for him. He creates a fake boyfriend, who in turn cheats on him and breaks up with him. So, he asks Laurie if he'll be his cherry-popper so he doesn't have to go away to college a virgin.

Perfectly acceptable premise...right? :) In fact, the book has minimal angst and the relationship between Jonah and Laurie grows into
Jul 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a beautiful story!! Love it ... though I have to admit, that somehow I mixed up the names all the time. In my mind, Laurie is the virgin and Jonah is the older one (though it is supposed to be the other way around). I don't know why, maybe because it's the sense of their name in my head. But this is so, so wonderful and sweet and totally fluff-worthy :). Love the nice epilogue ...more
Aww...this is a cute short story of young love and sprinklings of young lust thrown. I liked it a lot. Great story to read in between books.

Offered for FREE from the M/M Romance Group, Hot Summer Days event.

I'm not sure which adjective to use to describe this story; sweet, adorable, lovely, wonderful, fun, enjoyable, so effen cute! So obviously I liked it. Other short-story writers need to take a page out of Piper Vaughn's book. When we as reviewers say, "well the character development wasn't great but it was just a short story so..." no more excuses. In 66 pages we were introduced to a twenty year friendship that felt easy and real
Britta ★ Nachteule ★

***Read as part of the free Don't Read in the Closet: Volume One anthology. Story #22***

OMG! That was awesome! So sweet and cute and... WOW! I just love friends-to-lovers stories.

Jonah is in love with Laurie his brothers best friend since forever. But how to get his attention?

The characters felt real and it was such a tender fluffy read, I'll have to seek out some more of Piper Vaughn's books!


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I don't know why I loved this novella but for me it hit all the things I like in a romance. I thought it was quite perfect. ...more
Such a sweet short read. No angst, no drama. Just what I needed and it was free!
Katrina Passick Lumsden
A fairly unrealistic premise and characters I couldn't bring myself to like much. ...more
Heather the Queen of (Smut)Books
Cute, sweet and steamy. Just what the doctor ordered.
Vivian ♪(┌・。・)┌
Holy fuck that was so bloody adorable. I loved this book. A definite curl-up-in-a-chair-by-the-window-with-pouring-rain-pounding-outside-and-some-classical-music-playing kind of book. Not only was it adorable, it was sexy as hell with majorly loveable characters and cute/funny scenes.

A fabulous read.

Definitely recommended for those who enjoy this genre, and for those who want taste this genre and are, in a sense, Gaymance virgins. Not at all unlike our lovely MC . . .
Sweet, hot shorter story.

Re-read - 2/18/14
I remember this story. I am unsure how long ago I read it but apparently long enough that Amazon didn't give me the warning that I had already bought it. It is still a satisfying little read. Sweet. 
Jul 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Aww! *big dramatic sappy sigh* I loved this! Jonah and Laurie were absolutely adorable together! It wasn't exactly what I was expecting from the blurb, but that's ok, I enjoy a nice surprise every now and again!

Jonah has been in love with Laurie since, well, practically puberty, but as far as he knows Laurie sees him as nothing more than his best friend's younger brother. Thus, he devises a plan, of sorts, to get Laurie to really see him. His not-so-well-thought-out plan works (which is lucky fo
Jul 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, 2011, done, gay, romance, short, free
4.5 stars. Very good short m/m romance about college student Laurie who's taken by surprise when his best friend's younger (18-year old) brother informs him that he wants Laurie to take his virginity. ...more
Jul 23, 2011 rated it did not like it
I don't really know what people see in this short story. The plot was built upon a lie, more or less everything starts with a lie. And that's really irritating start toward first sex experience if we know that Jonah has been in love with Laurie for many years. The plotted story was shit!! ...more
Jul 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Awww this was such a sweet story. I loved Laurie and Jonah they were so sweet together. I just love first love.
Aug 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-contemp
Adorable and very sweet teenage love tale.
Oct 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this sweet little story from 2011's Hot Summer Days event featuring Jonah and Laurie and the trials and tribulations they encounter on their way to a relationship. 4 stars. ...more
Really great. Review to come...
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Piper Vaughn is a romance author and lifelong fan of the genre. Since writing their first love story at age eleven, they’ve known writing in some form was exactly what they wanted to do. A reader to the core, Piper loves nothing more than getting lost in a great book.

Piper is of Puerto Rican descent and grew up in a diverse neighborhood in Chicago. They love putting faces and characters of every e

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“He was drifting on the edge of sleep when the soft sound of Laurie’s voice made him stir. “Jonah?”


“Me, too.”

Jonah blinked and lifted his head. “Huh?”

“I love you, too.”

Jonah gave Laurie a drowsy smile. “Yeah?”

Laurie’s lips quirked. He dropped a light kiss on Jonah’s chin. “Yeah.”

“Good.” Jonah laid his head on Laurie’s chest again, closed his eyes, and hoped he wasn’t dreaming.”
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