Recommended By Malia

Recommended By Malia

Lately, I don't know if it is a seasonable thing or the state of the world, but I have noticed my reading leaning towards darker places. But, maybe since Spring is on the way and as a way to refresh my brain, I went in search of something lighter. And I found it in Clean Slate. This story is a second chance at love, low angst story. So what makes it stand out? It is funny! There is a small town that wants nothing more for our heroes to get their act together, tequila fueled misdemeanors and a bunch of oversexed senior citizens who are not shy about sharing their adventures or their love of smutty fiction! As much I enjoy my action and intrigue it was nice to take a deep breath, sit back and watch Zack and Slater (yeah, I know) find their way back to each other. Treat yourself to a mental health break and dive into the shenanigans of Finchley, California!


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My cock is making a valiant effort to get in on the action; it’s like that drunk guy at the end of a party who won’t go home until he has ‘just one more.’

“Just…talk to him,” he suggests, his tone a little gentler. “Hash it out. Then you can move on.” “I’ve moved on.” My tone is full of indignation. “No,” he says firmly, “you’ve run away. That’s not the same thing.”

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Twelve years ago, I thought I had everything figured out: I’d go off to college, get my marketing degree, come back to my charming little hometown of Finchley in California’s Gold Country, help my high school sweetheart build his carpentry business, and live happily ever after…

Ha! That’s teenage naivety for you.

Instead, on the eve of my college departure, Slater Goode (henceforth known as The Devil) ripped my heart out of my chest and stomped all over it. Figuratively.

But I don’t care about that anymore. At. All. I have a great life in Chicago… I mean, things aren’t exactly rosy right now, what with my boyfriend slash boss cheating on me, and then losing my job over that little vandalism incident… But that’s just a blip. Things will get better. They have to. I’ll be damned if I’ll be returning home to Finchley with my tail between my legs.

But then I get some news: The Devil’s grandfather, whom I love as if he were my own, has passed away in a tragic mishap of the coital nature, and missing his funeral is not an option.

Despite my desperate prayers, when I return home I’m appalled to find The Devil has not been the victim of some disfiguring flesh-eating disease. Nope, if anything he’s even hotter. And he’s sweet, and funny, and everything I remember falling for back in high school. But he’s still The Devil who shattered my heart and there’s no way I’ll give him the chance to do it again.

Exes with benefits, though? Now that could be an idea…

Come visit Finchley, CA, where the sun’s always shining, the locals are always gossiping, and you won’t walk two steps without bumping into a member of the Goode family. If you’re lucky, you might find gold; or, even better…true love


I am a Puppet for The Man and a serious smut reader! I cut my teeth on mass market romance lines when I was a teen and now I have graduated to the good stuff. I am happiest spending time with my husband and my two dogs. Normally you will find me combing the virtual bookshelves for the best of Gay Romance, but I'll never say no to a good story no matter who it features. I can't wait to share my favorites with all of you!

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