Jaylen Florian
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Teasing was all it was ever supposed to be…

On summer break from his graduate studies at the university, Kirk is surrounded by irresistible and enticing men when he lands some temporary jobs off campus.  

But all Kirk can really do is flirt with these guys. They might be quite rowdy, macho, and playful, especially at the neighborhood pub where Kirk works as a bar back during the late night shift. Ultimately, however, they’re not attracted to other men.

Or are they…?

One thing is certain for Kirk. He desperately needs big life changes and a fresh start. Burned out from being overly devoted to his studies, as well as being financially strained and extremely lonely, he feels rock-bottom empty.

Read today to discover whether Kirk, against all odds, finds that one of the men, once considered hopelessly out of reach, might offer him surprising fulfillment. “Thirst,” the first book in the Unexpected Attraction series, contains passionate and mature romantic themes, and can be read as a stand alone story.

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About the author

Whether romantic, comedic, erotic, or full of suspense, Jaylen Florian's books often feature characters struggling for self-awareness and fulfillment.

Many of the settings relate to the fine arts and sports -- Florian is an artist and athlete -- but the characters' challenges and journeys are universal.

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Jaylen Florian
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Oct 3, 2019
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Fiction / LGBT / Gay
Fiction / Romance / LGBT / Gay
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A New York Times Bestseller

In this spellbinding exploration of the varieties of love, the author of the worldwide bestseller Call Me by Your Name revisits its complex and beguiling characters decades after their first meeting.

No novel in recent memory has spoken more movingly to contemporary readers about the nature of love than André Aciman’s haunting Call Me by Your Name. First published in 2007, it was hailed as “a love letter, an invocation . . . an exceptionally beautiful book” (Stacey D’Erasmo, The New York Times Book Review). Nearly three quarters of a million copies have been sold, and the book became a much-loved, Academy Award–winning film starring Timothée Chalamet as the young Elio and Armie Hammer as Oliver, the graduate student with whom he falls in love.

In Find Me, Aciman shows us Elio’s father, Samuel, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, who has become a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train with a beautiful young woman upends Sami’s plans and changes his life forever.

Elio soon moves to Paris, where he, too, has a consequential affair, while Oliver, now a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic.

Aciman is a master of sensibility, of the intimate details and the emotional nuances that are the substance of passion. Find Me brings us back inside the magic circle of one of our greatest contemporary romances to ask if, in fact, true love ever dies.

Three compelling novelettes featuring talented college athletes developing their attractions and feelings for other vibrant men.

Each young man must strip away his inhibitions and apprehensions to realize his full potential to authentically love the person he desires.

Book 1

Baseball Star’s Gift: Intimate Awakening

Darius, an ambitious gay drama student with smoldering good looks, studies Brett, the down-to-earth and straightforward captain of the college baseball team, to perfect his upcoming theatrical role as a sports star. However, their relationship evolves beyond a simple interview and afternoon together. As their complicated friendship begins to flourish with affection, the men are unprepared for the shocking revelations and consequences. 

Book 2

Uncovering Machismo

The naked bike ride event on the summer solstice, brazenly and colorfully celebrating enlightenment and fertility with nude body painting, brings divergent college sport stars together. Giovanni, a straight wrestling champion, is reeling from an unexpected defeat and a brutal disgrace. Pablo, a gay goalkeeper on the university’s soccer team, may be able to share shrewd insights and profoundly help Giovanni, but he has secrets of his own.

Book 3

Antonio’s Mask

Antonio expects nothing less from himself than absolute devotion to his senior year of collegiate football. If he continues excelling on the field, he has a solid chance for a pro career. Beyond sports, individual self-discovery is truly the very last thing on his mind. But Antonio is challenged by his attraction to other young men. Confused and in denial, he hides his feelings for his hunky and handsome teammates, including his best friend Joe and his roommate Kelvin. 

These three works of passionate fiction, comprising Jaylen Florian’s Uplifting Sports Romance series (totaling more than 31,000 words), feature gay, bisexual, and straight characters and contain mature romantic and intimate themes. Join these sincere and sexy men as they overcome their challenges to personal growth and finally discover love and intimacy.

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