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Black and Bluhe
Out Of The Blue #2
Grayson Black has never forgiven himself for not saving his identical twin brother, Jet, from a savage beating at their father’s hands ten years ago. Jet’s near-death never would have happened if Gray hadn’t been so focused on his boyfriend at the time. He has sworn to take care of his brother ever since. Gray can’t afford a distraction from his self-imposed mission, the type of distraction presented by the gorgeous blond showing up at their gigs.
Kris Larson is a firefighter with the San Francisco Fire Department. Since splitting from his girlfriend, his favorite way to spend nights off is watching the Black Brothers play in the bars of the Bay Area, especially the guitarist. But it’s not until the brothers are left homeless after a fire at their apartment building that Kris has the opportunity to know the real person behind the brooding façade.
Gray fights his attraction to Kris, but with a meddlesome twin who just wants him to be happy, it’s a losing battle. Before Gray and Kris can have a lasting relationship, though, Gray must learn to forgive himself, let go of the past, and lay more than one demon to rest.
Gray’s shy smile was back in place and my stomach flipped at the sight. “It was good to see you again, Kris,” he said, stopping at the door. He looked hesitant, like he didn’t want to leave.
“Um…” Gray tucked his hands in his pockets and kicked at the carpeted floor, not meeting my eyes. “I owe you an apology… several, actually. I’m really sorry. I treated you appallingly from the start when all you wanted to do was help us. I can’t tell you how sorry I am for that, and I won’t blame you if you can’t forgive me. It’s a lot to ask.” Gray raised his head and looked at me, his eyes shining with sincerity. “I’d like to… be friends with you if possible… I’d like…” Gray trailed off, and I waited for the last part of that sentence. What would he like? After a few long seconds, it was clear he wasn’t going to continue, and when I didn’t reply, he nodded once and followed his manipulating brother down the hall.
Knowing what Jet was up to didn’t make it any easier, but he was difficult to say no to. He wanted his brother and his friend to be, well, friends. I could understand that. It must be hard for him to keep us separate all the time, and I think the only time he was away from his brother was when he spent time with me. I could understand why he would want us to get along.
The bit that unnerved me, though, was Gray’s complete change in attitude. In one day he went from going out of his way to hurt and upset me to being all sweet and polite. I didn’t understand him, and it freaked me out a little.
Did I still want him? Yes, my feelings for him hadn’t changed, only waned a little. They might have included a little bitterness and suspicion now, as well as confusion, but it seemed my heart didn’t give a shit about that. It still fluttered like mad whenever I saw him.
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About the author:
RJ started as a reader and eventually made the progression to reviewing. It wasn't until two men popped into her thoughts, insisting on telling her their story that she started to write. It started with one scene. A hot and dirty one in the shower.
RJ's initial thought was if she could write their scene then they'd shut up and allow her to concentrate on other aspects of the day. That shower scene was 3000 words long and three hours of work. But they didn't shut up. They told her their entire story and she didn't sleep for days. Sometimes she couldn't keep up with what they were telling her and she had to keep a notebook by the bed.
Whilst RJ was writing their story a side character decided he needed his story told too. Then other characters followed suit. You see the problem? If RJ ever wants to sleep again then she needs to write.
RJ is a wife and a mother to two boys. Even her dog is a boy. She is surrounded by males.
RJ writes emotionally charged, character driven romances. Her guys will always get their HEA, but it will never be easy.
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