Dusk to Dawn – A Friends to Lovers Gay Contemporary Romance

Dusk to Dawn is the second novel in the Lover’s Journey gay contemporary romance series. It blends coming of age with a friends to lovers story that follows the protagonist, Seba, from his teens all the way into becoming an adult. The two novels can be read as stand-alone books, but I recommend starting with Dawn to Dusk to get a better understanding of Edi’s backstory.

Since he was thirteen, Sebastian’s every precious moment was connected to his first crush, Edi. His protector through his toughest school years, Edi has always guided Sebastian’s choices. Love, lust, the realization he was gay, his passion for sports and karate, his studies and career of choice, everything in Seba’s life is somehow linked to Edi.

Sebastian’s love never faltered over the years, not as he challenged himself to catch up to Edi. Nor when Edi’s on and off boyfriend, Robert, showed up to wreak havoc in their lives.

Sebastian has shaped his life to revolve around Edi—his friend, roommate, and occasional lover. But is that the right path for him, or should he start a new journey, one that takes him away from Edi all the way to another country? And will running away solve anything in the end?

Dusk to Dawn – An Excerpt

The guy was mesmerizing, and, if pressed to admit it, they made a cute couple. He had long hair, pulled back in a slick pony tail. He was strong, manly, not a wispy thing like me, looking like I was about to break if I hit something hard.

I wanted to know him, be near him, learn from him how to behave so that no one bothered me. I wanted him to be my friend. Maybe keep me safe from all the crap I put up with.

What the hell was I? I was a scrawny kid who was getting shit from older boys. I wasn’t a fucking damsel in distress. I growled, anger bubbling up. It needed an outlet, and for some reason, the couple in front of me was what my target locked onto.

“Just kiss her already and move the fuck out of the way. You’re blocking my view!” My voice echoed in the yard, or at least that’s what it felt like. Like everyone heard, and everything went silent. The guy looked down, past the top of the girl’s head and bore into me. His dark eyes were set and cold. I shivered. What the hell had I done?

“I am going to come over there and kick your ass, you brat,” he threatened, and his deep, powerful voice stunned me. I was beyond trembling. My eyes bulged out and I thought I should maybe run, just make it harder for him to come and kill me.

“Asshole kid,” he said, then he pressed his lips in a tight line and left, his girlfriend in tow. As she turned to leave, she saw me, mouth gaping and all, and she grinned. Was that a little wink? I was so screwed.

What to read after Dusk to Dawn?

Continue Edi and Seba’s story with the Lover’s Journey companion novella, Sunrise with You.