Coach by Jaylen Florian


A surprise invitation for a vacation cruise risks exposing my biggest secret…

Pleasing the coach has always been very important to me. When I played football for him in college, I'd worked incredibly hard to earn his respect. But I didn't have the guts then to tell him the truth. My personal infatuation with him had grown so intense that I didn't want anyone else.

Now, to my complete surprise, the coach needs me for something that has nothing to do with playing ball.

Only hours before boarding a ship for vacation, his security guard canceled on him. His newfound fame in the pro league has brought with it the nuisances and perils of stalkers, irreverent reporters, gold diggers, and others trying to muscle into his privacy, which he fiercely protects.

The coach has asked me to be the stand-in for his safety and security. We'll share a cabin on the ship, and even pretend to be boyfriends at formal cruise events, though in reality I'll just be there to protect him.

The coach and I have unfinished business…

Saying yes to his offer at the spur of the moment is easy for me. This opportunity to be with him in such close quarters gives me the chance to do something I should've done years ago. Shouldn't he know how I really feel about him?

Read now to see if I can lay bare the whole truth. If I can succeed in getting my coach to see me as something more than a football player — or pseudo bodyguard — then I'm inclined to reveal everything to him and let the chips fall where they may.

“Coach” is gay romance fiction and the second novel in the Fake Relationships, Real Secrets, Happy Endings book series. It can be read as a stand alone story without a cliffhanger.

“I loved this book. The characters are down to earth and Michael is someone that is the perfect man. His sweetness, politeness and honor make him stand out.” — Amazon Reviewer, five stars