Thomas MaCaffrey never expected to see his high school crush, Noah Petrie, again let alone have him start working at the same restaurant as Thomas. Noah is hotter than ever and just as annoying, ingratiating himself with the staff and patrons alike. But when Noah becomes the restaurant’s new darling, the war is on.
Be Warned: m/m sex
Thomas MaCaffrey hated Noah Petrie. He really did.
Yeah, it was true that Noah had the world’s most perfect body. All muscles, six-pack abs, tall, dark, and swoony. That chiseled jaw, those steely gray eyes. God, it was disgusting.
Thomas was pretty sure Noah was straight. And even if he wasn’t, it wouldn’t matter. Thomas did not want Noah to bend him over the nearest table in the restaurant. He did not.
Thomas’s restaurant. His. Noah shouldn’t be there.
Well, technically, Thomas did not own the restaurant. Actually, technicalities aside, not even close. A restaurant corporation owned it. It was a chain. With restaurants in big cities similar to this one. New York, San Francisco, Chicago. Others too. This one happened to be in BH. Beverly Hills.
The point was that Thomas might only be a waiter there, but he’d been there two years already, putting himself through college, so he could eventually go on to bigger and better things. What those bigger and better things were, Thomas didn’t know. Yet. He was currently pursuing a degree of an undetermined nature. Undeclared. He would declare it eventually. He’d narrowed it down to three choices. Four. Or maybe five. He’d figure it out. General stuff had to come first anyway.
Thomas realized he was getting distracted … again. And it certainly wasn’t Noah that was distracting him. Sure those muscles bulged a bit when Noah passed by carrying way too many plates than was safe.
Thomas had been here much longer. He was experienced. Courteous. One might say an expert on the menu. Even the ever changing specials rolled off his tongue as though it was a second language Thomas spoke. He didn’t think it was bragging to say that many returning patrons asked specifically to be seated in his section. He was popular there. Everyone agreed.
And then … Noah Petrie had appeared.
Thomas’s nemesis. Not just at his coveted place of employment, also known as the restaurant, but also prior to the current ruination of Thomas’s life.