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Mr. Jaguar

3.48  ·  Rating details ·  2,101 ratings  ·  344 reviews
One day you’ll be pumping my gas

Mike Miller’s life has gone to shit. The formerly popular high school quarterback now works at a gas station in the middle of nowhere. The last thing he needs is meeting the guy he used to bully at school and seeing him all sorts of polished up. James is now the proud owner of an amazing silver Jaguar and a self-made millionaire. It seems
Kindle Edition, 103 pages
Published June 4th 2014 by Acerbi & Villani ltd
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Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it

More pics.Oh,come on....I couldn't resist....

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After being shunned by his family when he was caught watching gay porn Mike has been scraping by working as a Mechanic for very little money.Just when he thought his life couldn't get any lower someone from his past makes an appearance.

James was the school nerd.Bullied by Mike and his friends for being gay.But things are different now....he's rich,successful and can't believe it
~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~

Broke and destitute, Mike slaves away for minimum wage at a gas station in the middle of nowhere. His prince arrives in a Jaguar. And they ride off into the sunset.


The prince, James, happens to be the same geek that Mike, then the popular quarterback, bullied in high school. Now James is hot, rich, and successful, and Mike is more Kit de Luca than Vivian.

James, still awkward, wants a pretend boyfriend for a conference weekend, dished with a side of revenge, and
Cross-posted at Outlaw Reviews and at Shelf Inflicted

James Austin owns a Jaguar and has a very successful career. Though he makes a lot of money and lives very comfortably, he has no love life.

Mike Miller works at a shabby gas station fixing other people’s cars, but doesn’t make enough to afford his own.

When James stops in for gas and a wash, he eventually recognizes Mike was football quarterback in high school, and the guy who pushed James in a cold shower while the entire team watched.

Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This was so so good. The perfect gay Cinderella story with a touch of Pretty Woman thrown in!

Mike Miller was a jock and bully in high school. He made fun of the only out gay kid in school, making the boy's life hell - while secretly lusting over the kid, since Mike was gay too!


10 years later, at 27, Mike works at a gas station in the middle of nowhere, with no savings to speak of and no perspective for his future. His outing resulted in his family kicking him out, shattering his life dreams for
So sweet and HAWT!

A squirmy good enemies to lovers story that has great boys' toys in this cinderfella tale. For all of you readers out there that have been wary of Merikan's kink, this is all the sweet loving with the fetish locked away.

Favorite quote:
“I’ll close the door,” he muttered breathlessly, shame and arousal mixing in him like a badly made Jägerbomb.
Nov 01, 2017 rated it liked it

Having seen some good reviews coming through and this book being free (always a plus) I decided to give it a try.
It’s safe to say I struggled early on with both characters. While I felt sorry for Mike at times I didn’t like him or his attitude the same can be said for James.
But once these two were away from Alberta I settled in, Mike played his public role perfectly and I found I was enjoying this more.
It turned out to be a short hot little read.
Sophia Triad
This is one of the best enemies to lovers MM romances that I have ever read and it is free. FREE!

It is a combination of a kind of old fashioned Harlequin and Pretty Woman but instead of Edward and Vivian, you will have rich and geeky James and humble but proud Mike.

James had nightmarish high school life because of Mike (the popular quarterback) and his buddies. Being openly gay, James was a subject of bullying. What he didn't know was that Mike was an
~Mindy Lynn~
free 10-23-15

Not bad for a shorty. I wasn't sure at the beginning if I was going to like to two MC's, but by the middle of it they had grown on me. I am not a huge fan of short stories. I always feel unsatisfied at the end of them. My feeling's of this usually come from the story not having enough information on the characters or what is happening to make the story make sense. But this one didn't leave me unsatisfied. I felt like you got a sense of their past, present, and future which isn't
A Enemies - Lovers fic on the Pretty Woman theme.

A nice enough premise but overall the execution left me cold. Mike Miller comes across as an obnoxious boor. There were moments where I'd really feel for him then it would be spoilt by a comment/attitude expressed. Finding himself in a bad place he's more interested in gaining access to mulitple shags than finding a better job or mode of living. (view spoiler)

A true enemies to lovers story that rocked my world. Delicious Pretty Womanesque storyline with fantastic characters and amazingly hot sex scenes. Loved it.
DNF at 80%

God that was awful.

For a while the badness was entertaining, but gradually it became a tortuous march through a jungle of monstrous similes, into biting swarms of miserably unpleasant people, so when I saw a chance to escape I took it.

For a ridiculous (hot!) version of the cinder-fella trope, try Force of Law (it's like a Harlequin on steroids, but miles better than this dreck).
Written October 10, 2014

3 Stars - Sweet a la Cinderella with a romantic feel

Mr. Jaguar is a MM Romance Group freebie (download).
A 100 pages 2014 novella from a "readers" wish to get a romantic tale inspired from a steaming hot photo.


When James Austin, nowadays a proud owner of an amazing silver Jaguar and a self-made millionaire, meets Mike Miller, his long time ago high school crush and bully all in one, working at an old, dirty gas
Mandy*reads obsessively*
Ok, I love Cinderfella and enemies to lovers is good too, add in a bit of revenge, second chances and I'm game.
* although I could have done with a tad more revenge on certain people* lol

I wasn't the biggest fan of either MC throughout the first half of the story, but I did understand why they behaved how they did, but somewhere along the way I started really wanting to see them make it! I was keeping my fingers crossed they would get their heads out of their respective behinds and actually talk
Lisa Henry
3.5 rounded up.

You guys, it's KA Merikan, so you know it's going to be hot.


Although I do love the dark and twisted tales from these authors, it turns out they do sweet and fun just as well. The angst isn't really angsty, and there are no big surprises here. It's a fun, hot, satisfying story.

I very much enjoyed it, but if you guys want me I'll be over here in the corner pining for my dark and twisted KA Merikan stories.

Blacky *Romance Addict*

This book was so much fun!!!! Best freebie I've read so far :D
Jan 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Hot Pretty Fella!

3.5 Stars.......I liked this one. It definitely reminded me of Pretty Woman. The major difference being that the two MCs knew each other in high school. One, the football quarterback tormented the gay nerd. Now the nerd is rolling in the cash from an invention he created while the jock is a mechanic in a drive-through town in nowhere Texas. Both are gay. Jock is an admitted “gay virgin.”

Said nerd hires the jock he had a crush on to be his fake boyfriend at a conference for
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
My take: a hokier version of Pretty Woman except, y’know, Mike’s not an actual hooker. He’s just a dumb jock down on his luck when the high school, gay nerd happens to stop at the Vega Gas & Motel in his bright, shiny, new Jag. Kind of prophetic considering James did tell him one day he would, in fact, be pumping his gas.

The Merikans do seem to have a soft spot for characters that aren’t very bright. What Mike does have going for him, aside from his hot bod is his bluntness. I chuckled when
Aug 27, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 for a sweet read- from being bullied by his tormentor through school, to finding the shoe on the other foot... Life threw these two a curve ball
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hot, short
This wasn't a huge investment of my time- just a lunch break (+-). One of those books where my expectations went one way and the story took me another way. I blame Martin's review for that!LOL! Love you man! I'm still under the effect of another teasing character. Oh Cole, I want you back!
I was disappointed the book ended so abruptly. I didn't see the attraction develop into a loving relationship and I felt there were a lot more 'bumps' to come for these two before they got their happy ending.
Fabian {Councillor}
Why did I think it would be a good idea to read this story? I should stop reading e-books just because they are available for free via Amazon Kindle. This approach does nothing but constantly disappoint me, because (nearly - I don't want to make generalizations) each one of those freebies wants to convey nothing but entertainment, yet utterly fails while trying to do so.

K.A. Merikan's "Mr. Jaguar" deals with a typical bad boy called Mike Miller coming across the sexy billionaire, James Austin,
I'm not much of an enemies-to-lovers fan. There always seems to be too much useless banter and meanness for no apparent reason.

But this? This.

Here we have two guys who really are enemies. One is the hot quarterback and the kid he used to pick on in HS. And the hot quarterback is doing what? That's right, pumping Mr. Nerd's gas. Priceless!
"This had to be the guy's dream come true. A prophecy written in the stars."

For reals!

Then! It was like gay Pretty Woman. Gah! Could it be more perfecter?

Lilia Ford
I found this really enjoyable. Mike is a terrific character: a true slacker, immature, impulsive, at times idiotic, not above self-pity, but always refreshingly unpretentious and genuine. The scene where he settles scores at Walmart was sublime. I also really liked Jamie, a guy who made it huge but is so insecure he hires people to pick out his clothes, car, and to pretend to be his date. Both felt more authentic than a lot of romance characters. The same cannot be said for the conference ...more
May 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
What a hot quickie and it was free! Loved it:))
Lyndy Ann ♫
Oct 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, freebies
How the tables have turned Mike the once popular high school quarterback kicked out by his family when he came out is now working and living at a crappy Gas & Motel for peanuts while James the gay high school geek who was bullied daily is now a self made millionaire.

On the way to a conference James stops for gas and who is working there but his high school crush and tomentor. There is instant chemistry between them and James offers Mike a "Pretty Woman" deal three days for two thousand, Mike
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-romance
Rereading for 3rd time 9/12, don't know why I love this story so much!

4.5 stars

This story was freaking incredible! Loved everything about it. I was worried at first because the premise seems cruel from both sides but it worked out really well. Neither guy was perfect which was perfect in itself.
Meh, this story wasn't for me. The type of humor used is not the sort that I find funny, and neither character really appealed to me. I quickly lost count of the number of times Mike groaned and pouted - seemed like that's all he ever did. I thought their behavior was too ridiculous to be believable so I really couldn't get into the story.
Denise H.
*** This is the story of the school's gay kid who gets picked on, and the guy who should have stopped or helped. Now they are adults, and meet again.
Big, beefy, brown haired Mike, 27,

is working at a gas station in their small town. He didn't have advantages after his folks threw him out.
James, 27, is now successful, rich,

and drives his Jaguar into the station to be washed.

Things began quickly, but these two were each holding a grudge. One against the other, and one against the world. A
Trisha Harrington
I'm not really sure what I think about this short. Most people seem to really have enjoyed it, but I didn't, which is strange since I usually love a good enemies to lovers story. There were a couple of funny scenes and the tension between James and Mike was good, plus the sex was hot. I just didn't connect with it as well as I would like. *shrugs*

Saying that, this was still a pretty good story and I think most people will probably enjoy this. I guess it just wasn't for me. Or maybe I just read
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

A cute Cinderella story about a former High School quarterback turned gas boy falling for a nerd he tormented in the past.

The story had a basic plot and Mike's voice was entertaining enough to hold my attention. My rating is just based on the fact that I've read the same theme before. But don't let it keep you from reading this one because it's FREE!
Pretty Woman—the gay version.

This was fun! Mike's interactions with his boss cracked me up. Especially the scene with the toilet paper.

Small detail: Did the slimy boss with the beer gut have to be called Vega? Boooo!

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K. A. Merikan are a team of writers who try not to suck at adulting, with some success. Always eager to explore the murky waters of the weird and wonderful, K.A. Merikan don’t follow fixed formulas and want each of their books to be a surprise for those who choose to hop on for the ride.

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