Beantown West owner Clark Benson has completely made-over the sweet little coffee shop he’d inherited from his grandfather, turning it into a thriving local SoCal business. But his social life remains a hot mess. When he can’t even get up the nerve to talk to an attractive man who’s caught his eye, he turns to a longtime friend for help.
Actor Hunter Westbrook’s handsome face, hot body, and smooth charm have brought him a bounty of quick hookups throughout his short life. But lately the heat of the moment turns rapidly into a morning of regrets, and he’s just embarked on a Year of No to figure out exactly who or what it is that he wants.
When his nerdy friend Clark asks him to be his personal fairy godmother, Hunter reluctantly takes on the challenge. He gives Clark a full Cinderella makeover—from manscaping to new wardrobe to laughter-filled lessons on how to flirt with hot guys. But when those lessons in love go too far, neither Hunter nor Clark is willing to admit that their perfect Prince Charming has been right there, all along... (About 33,000 words or 125 pages)
Jason T. Gaffney is waiting for the sound of the Tardis to ring out, calling him and his husband Matt to travel through space and time. Until then, he enjoys storytelling. This comes naturally to him as the son of New York Times bestseller Suzanne Brockmann and Edgar Award nominated author Ed Gaffney (who is now Jason’s writing partner). Even Jason’s sister, Melanie Brockmann, has penned several books. (This family, right?)
Jason began his storytelling journey as an actor, when he realized—at age seven—that being on stage gives you the best seat in the house. Since then, he hasn’t looked back. He recently expanded his acting playground by turning to film, where he co-wrote and starred in the award-winning LGBTQ feature-length movie, The Perfect Wedding, a sweet boy-meets-boy rom-com. Watch for his appearance in the upcoming LGBTQ thriller, Russian Doll.
Recognizing that he hit the jackpot with his equality-minded family, Jason hopes to change the world so that no LGBTQ kid ever needs to fear coming out or loving the person they love. He decided the best way to help make change happen was to write stories set in a world where LGBTQ people are not only accepted but respected, valued, and loved. He plans to keep acting and writing and trying to make the world smile for millennia to come.
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Before he began his career as a writer, Ed Gaffney spent the better part of two decades working as a (secretly hilarious) lawyer, most often as a court-appointed, criminal appeals attorney. Thanks to the help and support of his wife, New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann, Ed began writing critically acclaimed legal thrillers (his latest, Enemy Combatant, was nominated for an EDGAR Award). He then turned exclusively to collaboration with family members, and has since co-produced and co-written with Suz (and occasionally with their son, Jason T. Gaffney) the stage play Looking for Billy Haines, which ran off-Broadway for 10 weeks in 2010, the award-winning LGBT romantic comedy The Perfect Wedding, and the lesbian thriller, Russian Doll, which Ed also directed.
Most recently, Ed has been working with Jace on his California Comedy series of LGBTQ romantic comedy novellas. He especially loves the comedy in romantic comedies, and the equality in writing books where love is love, and love always wins.
A long-time LGBTQ-rights activist and ally, Ed served on the board of MassEquality, the organization that helped win marriage rights in his home state of Massachusetts.
Follow Ed on Twitter @EdGaffney2 and visit his website at www.EdGaffney.com to find out more about upcoming releases and appearances.