By the age of 21, down-to-earth Detroit handyman Derrick Chance had lost everyone he'd ever loved. Too worn-out and wounded to play the dating game, he wrote off the possibility of relationships, or even just sex. Living alone in the old house his grandparents had...
Derrick Chance: Derrick is tall and lean, though well-muscled thanks to his job. He tans easily and maintains a tan long into the winter. His eyes are dark gray-green and his hair shoulder-length chestnut brown and wavy. It has a tendency to fall into his eyes and so he often tucks it back behind his ear. His usual manner of dress is casual; most frequently a t-shirt and jeans. His most notable features are his eyelashes, lips, and backside.He is shy and unused to being noticed, and a deeply private person who gets defensive when he feels someone is meddling or prying into his life. Very little upsets him quicker than to see someone being bullied or pushed into something. Though he has an open good nature, he's deeply protective of his heart and it can be hard to get close to him because of his barriers.
Gavin Hayes: Gavin Hayes is tall and skinny. He dances and jogs, so most of his musculature is built up in his lower body rather than his upper body. His hair is short and blond. On the weekdays he wears it slicked back and parted, and on the weekends he wears it loose and barely combed. His eyes are a lighter shade of brown, "honey" or "whiskey" brown. He is pale-skinned, sunburns easily, and has a smattering of freckles across his face and a larger spread of freckles across his shoulders. He has a tattoo of two swallows on his ribcage on the left side, in honor of his late brother and father.Gavin is cocky, flirty, sassy, impatient and quick-tempered. He likes dressing to attract attention. While he's not overtly effeminate, he has a slight tendency toward flamboyance that will ping just about any gaydar, especially when he's not dressed professionally. His work uniform is custom-tailored designer suits. On the weekend, he prefers more casual clothing intended to display him to his fullest advantage.
LeeAnne: Derrick's girlfriend from when he was 14-years old until he was about 21. She's now married, pregnant and living in San Francisco.
Devon: Derrick's best friend since high school, married to Hannah
Tam Reads, Writes and Rambles: Author Tam Ames reviews Inertia: " I’m definitely going to pick up the next book when it is available and if you like a very relationship driven story that is more about personal growth than too much external drama you might want to consider giving this one a try. It definitely caught me from the start and I read it pretty much all in one go."
M/M Romance Reviews: Terri gives Inertia 4.5/5 stars: "I think you will like this one. Check it out. "
The Romance Studui: Beverly gives Inertia 4/5 hearts: " I would say well done and I'm anxiously waiting the next book in the continuing series. The ending sets the course for the next story, so some issues aren't resolved. Interia is a fitting title in relation to the plot but I was more than energized with this marvelous read."
Reviews by Jessewave: Cryselle at gives Inertia 4.25/5 stars: "I think it’s a strong and entertaining piece ... The writing is very fluid and the sex scenes very hot, and when the heck is Book Two out?"
Red Hot Books: Jen gives Inertia a B: "I really enjoyed this story... The novella has a realistic emotional feel. The urgency and fear that drives Derrick's encounters with Gavin are palpable. And Gavin's shame and embarrassment over his past abusive relationship ring just as true."
JoyfullyJay: Melanie M gives Inertia 4/5 stars: "Gormley has done a wonderful job with her story and I look forward to the next installment in the relationship of Derrick and Gavin."
SmexyBooks: Mandi gives Inertia a B- : " I loved how Derrick slowly gains confidence and Gavin is very patient and lets him learn. Very sexy. Looking forward to the continuation of this story."
Queer Magazine Online: Drew Keaton gives Inertia 5 stars: "This one is well worth it. I read it quickly and went back for a second time through! Highly recommended."
Rainbow Book Reviews: Lena Grey says: " I'd recommend this book to everyone who wants to read a love story which is exciting and passionate, well thought out and covers serious issues while not letting that dominate the story. Thank you, Amelia, for a love story showing great promise, while whetting my appetite for more."
Author Leta Blake: Author Leta Blakes gives Inertia 4.5/5 stars: "I thought this was a wonderful fall read... I can’t wait for the second book and I highly recommend this one to all who enjoy a slow burn romance with the promise for more!"
Pants-Off Reviews: Darien Moya gives Inertia 3.5 pants off! "The book was really surprising and far surpassed what I expected."
Hearts on Fire Reviews: Aggie gives Inertia 5 hearts: "I highly highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone."
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