This Right Here


Adult Contemporary M/M Romance

2018 RWA® Golden Heart® Finalist in Contemporary Romance

Novel Aesthetics

Never in his wildest dreams did MFA theatre student Oliver Matthews imagine he would wind up with his high school crush, Jason Edwards, as his roommate. Awkward, definitely, but it’s Jason’s glaring brows and clipped sentences that make sharing an apartment hell.

Oliver has no business agonizing over Jason’s animosity, let alone rekindling an unrequited crush. Not when he has a thesis to write, papers to grade, and an interview for an adjunct professorship to prepare for, all while struggling to atone for past mistakes. But when lecturing to a group of uninterested undergrads becomes a daily exercise in pain and an advisor recommends he audition for a professional theatre company, Oliver is tempted by a different future than the one he’d resigned himself to.


He also finds himself tempted by Jason’s emerging softer side, and before long his roommate’s heated stares take on a surprisingly sexier meaning. No longer able to deny the chemistry between them, Oliver proposes they be friends with benefits—the perfect way to have Jason without any distracting strings attached.

Feelings were never supposed to be part of their deal, but when the lines between friendship, sex, and love blur, Jason proves to be everything Oliver never knew he wanted. In over his head and unsure whether his feelings are returned, let alone what it means for his future if they are, Oliver realizes that what was meant to be casual is complicated.


Ghost by Halsey

I Walk the Line cover by Halsey

 Afraid by The Neighbourhood

Breakable by Ingrid Michaelson

Thin Line by Macklemore

What’s My Age Again by Blink 182

Supermarket Flowers by Ed Sheeran

Castle by Macklemore (This song doesn’t fit the MS, but it’s such an Oliver song. Warning, lyrics are super NSFW lol)

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© 2020 Alexandria Bellefleur

Author of Contemporary Romance