Author ~ Kindle Alexander
Published ~ 8th September 2015
Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance
This stand alone version includes Bonus Scenes adding an additional ten thousand words to this novella. Closet Confession was previously released in the Night Shift Anthology.
Dr. Derek Babineaux is intelligent, dedicated, and one of the best ER physicians in the fast-paced world of critical care at Tulane Medical in New Orleans. Always on top of his game, he's thrown off balance when the newest medical staff member finally unleashes his hidden desires.
Justin Delacroix's job at the inner city's busiest hospital might be just what he needs to ease back into civilian life after a long stint in the military. High-performing shifts make working as a trauma nurse at TMC the perfect way to utilize his skills and quick reaction times. There's only one problem, his attraction for one sexy ER doctor is off the charts, but he has his reasons for not returning Dr. Baby's night shift advances. Or maybe he doesn't.
This short is seriously sweet and sexy. I won't go into plot details since that would ruin the fun, but the first part of the story, which was originally part of the “Night Shift: Dirty Things Happen in the Dark” anthology, takes place during a night shit at the ER of Tulane Medical in New Orleans. Dr. Derek Babineaux aka Dr. Baby is right there with the other nurses ogling new employee Justin Delacroix. Justin is a nurse, recently out of the military and trying to adjust to civilian life. Both Derek and Justin have secrets and insecurities, but one super steamy encounter in a supply closet could change both of their lives.
Both characters’ points of view are included which really adds to the story. Justin is clearly struggling with more than just his new life, while Derek seems to have everything together. I had my suspicions about Justin and was pleasantly surprised when all was revealed. Both the vulnerable Josh and the take charge Derek are good characters and when Derek finally decides to take a chance he doesn’t do anything by half measures!
If you previously enjoyed the original you're going to want to read the new version since there are a few added chapters that continue the story, as well as showing past important moments from the men's lives. If you haven’t read it yet and you like a coming out story with steamy sex scenes that lead to men having emotional epiphanies I’d recommend it. The story is short and left me very happy. I came to really like both characters and could have easily read more.