Collision Damage by Elle Porter

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About this Book: Jonas would probably have more going for him if he had something other than a high school GED and didn’t have to work two jobs. He spends his off days alone or at his friend Nicky’s, drinking beer and occasionally playing board games.

Then Jonas meets Harper, who is trans, owns a used bookstore/hobby shop, and unfortunately shares an apartment with his ex-boyfriend. Despite Jonas’s initial impression, Harper turns out to be kind and patient. As they spend more time together, Jonas’s feelings for Harper evolve into something deeper than friendship, despite life being messy and unexpected.

Collision Damage is an m+m adult romance featuring a trans main character.

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Content Tags/Warnings: one instance of deadnaming, mentions of a character struggling with mental health issues due to gender dysphoria (depression, references to involuntary committal), a verbally abusive ex-boyfriend, substance use such as frequent alcohol consumption, including a scene with a main character getting blackout drunk, and smoking (cigarettes, weed)