To Have and To Hostage by G.A. Hauser is a homoerotic contemporary romance.
Michael Vernon has everything a young man could want; money, status, and all the time in the world to do as he pleases. But for some strange reason he isn’t happy. His friends maybe as wild as he is, but they have something he doesn’t have, the responsibility that goes along with earning a living. Michael figures that since his father is loaded why can’t he just have fun, but all it brings him is grief from his father and a feeling of disdain for everyone. One day after getting drunk, Michael almost runs into someone, Jarrod, and finds out what desperation can do to a man. Jarrod Hunter is down to his last dollar and losing his new job just about clinches it. He moved from Michigan in hopes of making it big in Los Angeles, but he has found limited-to-no success. Hunger and desperation drive him to an action that in the light of day would be unthinkable. As Michael and Jarrod’s worlds collide, they find out many surprising things about each other as they are driven to the brink of temptation and sorrow. Watch as Michael and Jarrod learn that sometimes the best of things in one's life can emerge from the worst of times.
Ms. Hauser has created an unusual story about two very lost men who find happiness and love in the most unexpected of places. The erotic scenes between Jarrod and Michael are as hot as they are unusual. Jarrod’s desperation and hopelessness is one that people can understand today when many live paycheck to paycheck, but his solution isn’t one that most people would even consider. Michael is just drifting through life until he meets up with Jarrod and learns that there is a price for everything. If you are willing to pay it, the outcome can be immeasurable. Thanks go to Ms. Hauser for another great read.