Author: Meredith Shayne
Release date: March 12, 2013
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: LGBT, Contemporary
Buy on: Amazon | Dreamspinner
Baker Luke Henderson loves his job, and owning a bakery at Coogee Beach makes it even better. When he opens the shop before dawn, he hears the waves. When he walks along the beach after sunrise, he admires the surfers—one in particular: Cameron Brown. A chef and café owner, Cameron secretly watches Luke right back. When Luke proposes a business deal, Cameron seizes the chance to get close. But Cameron’s ideal man is physically perfect, and Luke’s awkward limp could be the flaw that fractures their romance.
This is a shorter story and depending on your device and ebook version around 100 pages. It is however a good read. It has good development of characters and relationships which is normally missing in shorter stories.
The main characters are Luke and Cam(eron). All Luke knows about Cameron is that he's a surfer. He has admired him for a while, but never dared to talk to him. Cam has seen Luke many times at the beach and every time he wants to talk to Luke he has disappeared. That all changes when Luke is curious about a café and decides to taste their pastries. As a baker, he wants to see what the competition is like. And he didn't like what he ate at all. Cue Cam who sees Luke sitting in his café. Luke complains about the food and they talk about a deal: Luke's bakery would provide pastries for Cam's café. But that changed when Cam saw Luke limping away.
At first Cam doesn't want much to do with Luke. All he wanted was maybe a fun fuck, but he started worrying about it and didn't want it to seem as a pity fuck. After a few weeks not seeing Luke he finally decides to visit his bakery and their friendship start from their.
During the story you see Cam grow up. His life was surfing and partying and he had lost his passion for cooking. Going to his café wasn't fun anymore, it was a drag. Having Luke in his life and seeing how much Luke enjoyed baking made him rediscover his passion. He also seems to care more about Luke and about relationships in general.
It's a good, sweet story with great progression and development. Greatly done for a short story.