Friday Fun Five

Happy Friday! This week’s guests are Liam and Garrett. Thanks, Liam and Garrett.

To know more about Liam and Garrett, check out my book Emergency Contact, available from Dreamspinner Press.


1) The best spot in the house to nap?

Garrett: On the chaise. Wrapped in afghans, quilts, and Apollo and Hermes–our cats–with Liam as my pillow.
Liam: I don’t nap.
Garrett: Liar.
Liam: Okay, well, I lay down when Garrett wants to nap and sometimes I fall asleep…
Garrett: (interrupts) He loves napping, don’t believe otherwise.
Liam: As I was saying… because who can resist being covered in afghans, quilts, cats, and a perfect adorable boyfriend?
Garrett: All is wonderful and forgiven. Forever.

2) Cinnamon rolls or croissant?

Garrett: Cinnamon rolls!
Liam: If Garrett is making them, anything really.

3) Dreamer or realist?

Garrett: We’re each a little bit of both.
Liam: Hmmm. You know, I can agree with that.

4) What is your favorite word?

Liam: Symmetry.
Garrett: Aww.
Liam: What? It’s a great word.
Garrett: Great–yes, yes it is. Mine is the look on his face when he sees me working in the library wearing my glasses.
Liam: That is decidedly not a word.
Garrett: Close enough for me.

5) There’s an annual summer solstice naked bike ride held in Seattle. Now that you’re residents, have you considered participating?

Liam: The what? No. Never.
Garrett: I’m working on changing that answer.
Liam: Let me run the numbers again and, oh look: No.
Garrett: It could be fun! Solstice! Body paints! We can paint each other!
Liam: …no. Probably.

When Liam’s best friend has to leave town on business, he asks for a favor—be an emergency contact for his cousinEmergencyContact who is new in town. Liam doesn’t think twice before he accepts. He’s great with numbers and confidently plays the odds, because nobody ever uses those emergency contacts, right? Wrong. The very next Sunday, cousin Garrett shows up at Liam’s apartment, fresh-faced, devastatingly gorgeous. Garrett arrived in New York City hoping to make it in the modeling world, and Liam isn’t sure what to do with him. While he eventually warms to welcome the distraction, he’s not prepared to have his steady, predictable world overturned. Liam is sure Garrett will soon tire of him and find someone closer in age and less eager for the quiet, settled life Liam prefers. But Garrett is not as shallow as Liam presumes. Although Garrett sees a future for the two of them, Liam manages to push him away. It is only then Liam sees the Garrett-shaped hole in his life.