Wednesday, November 30, 2016

ARC Review: Limitless (The Underground Club, #2) by S.J.D. Peterson


Blurb:
Even within the context of the Underground BDSM Club, Joshua’s desires are dark and extreme. Hopelessly addicted to pain and the high it gives him, he has no limits. Joshua would quite literally rather die than use a safeword, and he accepts that might be his fate. As much as he depends on others, he has yet to find a man who can gain his trust, and he has little hope that he ever will.

For Nash, acquiring Joshua from another Dom at the club is only the first step in what will be a long and arduous road to lure the young man back from the brink of self-destruction. He must do the impossible and win Joshua’s trust, and he must be the one to set limits in their exploration—something he’s unaccustomed to as a Dom. But Nash knows dominance doesn’t always mean pushing a submissive’s boundaries. It’s about establishing a bond and fulfilling another man’s needs. In Joshua’s case, he’ll have to strike a balance between meeting the young man’s expectations and drawing firm lines that will save Joshua from himself.




Jewel's rating:



Limitless is the second book in The Underground Club series. Nash was briefly introduced in Override, and Joshua mentioned. Though this is the second book in the series, it can be read as a standalone. The only time we see the MC's from book 1 is when the scene where Nash is introduced is replayed from Nash's POV. So, even if you have not read Override, feel free to read this one first.

I recall thinking as I was starting Limitless that the author was probably saving all the angst for this book. I wasn't wrong, there. Joshua is one messed up young man. He grew up in the foster system and went straight into an abusive D/s relationship when he barely even knew what the lifestyle was. He used pain as an escape and, unfortunately, his low self-worth also left him ripe for abuse. He was brought to Flint, Michigan by a Dom who then abandoned him, so it's really no wonder he has trust issues now.

Nash has been enamored of Joshua since he first laid eyes on him. Master Troy had been bringing Joshua to The Underground Club for a couple months, but their interactions set Nash's teeth on edge. He wants to rescue Joshua but from everything he can find out, Joshua is pretty messed up. He pushes his Doms into harsher and harsher punishments and refuses to safeword. He's a Dom's nightmare. But Nash wants to try where the others have failed, so he agrees to take Joshua if Troy will let him out of their contract.

ARC Review: If I Should Stumble (Tork and Adam 3) by Claire Davis and Al Stewart


Blurb:
Love is sure and timeless and forever. It whispers over the morning coffee and the last thought before sleep. Love is beyond hope, and cruel as life.

Kaz has been in the UK for almost a year, but the days pass by in an endless round of alcohol and nothingness. He has a story but no words good or bad enough to tell it, until one day, he is assigned a new peer mentor who asks him to help train a sponsored running team. Something that was stretched as old parchment breaks inside, and memories begin to re-surface.

Zack is overjoyed when his friend Adam asks him to be part of the sponsored run team trying to make money for the local homeless shelter. All day he makes cakes to lighten people's load, but something is missing from his life. Then he meets the boy with eyes like the desert, and with every step he runs, Zack's light burns away the darkness in Kaz's heart.

As the race heats gets nearer, Tork, Adam, Zack and Jo realise that under Kaz's careful programme, they have a chance to qualify and set right some of the wrongs of this world.

This book features the characters Tork and Adam from The Invasion of Tork and The Invasion of Adam.


Dani's rating:




Once there was a boy, and he ran like the wind. He ran and ran, leaving his family, his beloved coach, his country, his life. Fueled by fear and desperation, the boy survived.

But his soul didn't.

Now Kaz lives in the same group home as Tork, who is his mentor. It's beautiful seeing Tork so in love with Adam, so kind, so ALIVE. We always knew Tork was amazing, and he just shines here. But even Tork can't help Kaz if Kaz doesn't want to be helped.

Kaz says please and thank you; he puts on a happy smile. He tries to live up to the demands and expectations. But inside there's pain; there are memories. Kaz loses himself in hard cider, wakes up covered in puke, stops showering.

And he finds things, things he needs: a baby carriage, clothes, pretty beads. Even water noodles. Those are important.

To save Kaz from getting kicked out for not following house rules, Tork has Kaz coach the running team he and Adam put together to raise money for the homeless shelter where Adam volunteers.

That's when Kaz meets Zack. And that changes everything.


Blogtour: The Sorcerer's Guardian by Antonia Aquilante



Please welcome Antonia Aquilante with 

The Sorcerer's Guardian 


Hi, everyone, and thank you so much to My Fiction Nook for letting me visit today! I’m Antonia Aquilante here to talk with you about The Sorcerer’s Guardian, which is out from Dreamspinner Press today. The Sorcerer’s Guardian is the fourth book in the Chronicles of Tournai series, though it can be read as a stand-alone, as can the other books in the series. It’s the story of Savarin, a powerful sorcerer, and Loriot, captain of the royal guard, as they clash and get closer and ultimately fall in love while on a mission from the prince to solve the mystery of Tournai’s weakening magical protections.

For a large part of The Sorcerer’s Guardian, Loriot and Savarin are on the road alone together as Savarin works on figuring out Tournai’s magical protections and why they’re beginning to weaken. Forced proximity is such a fun trope to play with because it can really increase tension between our heroes and lead to all sorts of interesting situations. In The Sorcerer’s Guardian, Savarin has no desire for Loriot to accompany him on his journey, but the princes insist. Savarin is powerful and believes he can take care of himself—he’s been doing it for years after all. He’s also extremely independent and stubborn. And used to doing just as he pleases, especially when it comes to his work. He’s less than pleased when he can’t avoid Loriot as a travel companion.

For his part, Loriot is less than thrilled to be going with Savarin. He feels his place is with the royal family. He takes his duty to protect the princes and the rest of the royal family seriously. He also doesn’t want to leave his own family for so long, but duty compels him to go. Even as he wants to protect the royal family, he also must follow his prince’s orders. He is almost immediately frustrated by Savarin who won’t tell Loriot anything of his plans at first, which leaves Loriot at a loss for how to plan to protect him.

They can’t escape each other on their journey. For days on end, they’re alone together as they travel Tournai’s western border. Frustration and annoyance cause clashes between them, and attraction—which they’re both trying to ignore—simmers just under the surface. And then a dangerous storm comes. They arrive at an inn just as it’s beginning, where of course there’s only one room left. The storm will keep them trapped there for days, which pushes them together even more, increasing the tension until it all boils over. I hope you find it as much fun to read as I did to write.



About the book:

Blurb:

Savarin, the most powerful sorcerer in Tournai, has honed his Talent through years of study and made magic his life. Among the wealthy and noble circles he moves in, no one would suspect the handsome, refined, and arrogant sorcerer’s humble beginnings, which is how Savarin prefers it. Tournai’s princes task Savarin with studying and strengthening the spells that protect the principality from magical attack. They are complex, centuries old, and exactly the type of puzzle Savarin is eager to solve. To his annoyance, the princes insist Loriot accompanies him.

Loriot worked his way up the ranks of the royal guard to captain and takes pride in his service. He must obey the princes’ orders to protect Savarin, despite believing his skills would be best used elsewhere. And despite his wariness of magic. UnTalented himself, he has learned not only the benefits of magic but also its potential for harm—and how to counter it. Loriot and Savarin clash during their journey, but there’s another reason for the tension between them, and passion develops into feelings neither expected. But Savarin must still fortify Tournai’s magical barrier, and his only solution endangers both him and the royal family.

M/M Fantasy RomanceSeries: Chronicles of TournaiPublisher: Dreamspinner PressCover Artist: Anne CainRelease Date: November 28, 2016Length: Novel




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Blogtour: Checking It Twice by Meg Harding




Please say hello to Meg Harding and 

Checking It Twice 

The Carlisles #3



Hi all, and thank you, Sandra, for having me again! I’m sure most, if not all, of you reading this have stood in a line at some point or another and overheard the conversation of the person in front or behind you. Most of the time, we ignore the conversation, but occasionally… occasionally the person reveals they have fantastic taste and you start talking. I met one of my best friends this way, while in line at a concert. The point here is how connections and friendships between strangers can be formed from just one small common interest.

Have you ever wondered if a book character would be compatible with you? If they were real would they definitely be a friend of yours? I know I have. Oftentimes we don’t get all of the little details in books though. No mention of favorite movies or shows, celeb crush or band, etc. Little tiny things that let you know if you could spend a night hanging out with the character.

For this reason, I’ve brought along Dorian and Eric from my latest novel in the Carlisles series, Checking it Twice. They’ve kindly agreed to do a quick game of How Well Do You Know Your Partner, and disclose some of their favorite things to you, the reader, in the process.

* Dorian and Eric are seated across from one another. *
    - What was your partner’s favorite childhood cartoon?
Dorian: Something weird and Canadian I’ve probably never heard of.
Eric: It’s actually Scooby Doo, thanks. Dorian’s is Winnie the Pooh, but he tries to lie and say it’s looney toons.
  • Favorite candy?
Dorian: Raisinets. I’m not entirely sure how I fell in love with Eric….
Eric: Twizzlers. I’ve seen Dorian devour an entire large bag in one sitting.
  • Favorite movie?
Dorian: Hmm. I’m going to say Eric’s is… Pulp Fiction.
Eric: It is. And yours is Dr. Strange, even though it literally just came out.
Dorian: It’s awesome, all right. The best thing ever.
Eric: Before Strange happened, it was Civil War, and before that it was the new Star Wars….
Dorian: I’m a man of many favorites, let me be.
  • Favorite superhero?
Dorian: Eric’s all about Captain America. He’s got a thing for blonds.
Eric: Shut up. Dorian’s is Iron Man.
Dorian: I guess that means I have a thing for cocky—
Eric: *covers Dorian’s mouth*
  • One more, what’s their favorite alcoholic beverage?
Dorian: So easy. It’s beer, but like, Eric buys the fancy brews. No run of the mill beer for him.
Eric: And Dorian’s is anything that tastes like fruit exploded mixed with rum.  

  • Thanks for playing guys!




About the book:


Blurb:

Closeted professional hockey player Eric Belanger is falling hard for an out-and-proud male model. He’s unable to resist Dorian’s charm and pushing personal boundaries he never thought he’d cross. But Dorian is the kind of guy who deserves someone who isn’t afraid to be himself. Eric’s fears about what coming out will do to his career clash with the future he hopes to build with Dorian. He knows he’ll eventually have to make a choice.

Dorian Carlisle knows better than to date a man who wants to keep him a secret, but there’s something about Eric he can’t ignore. So he’ll take the risk, and it’ll be all right, because this isn’t a forever romance. He’s happy to live in the moment. But somehow, at some point, feelings sneak up on him and he’s not okay anymore. At a breaking point, Dorian must also make a decision. Their time together will either be the start of something wonderful or nothing more than a happy memory.



Excerpt:



Somehow Dorian’s name got tossed into the ring for a winter clothing line spread in some sports magazine, and now he’s on a set in downtown New York City with five big, hulking hockey players. A few of whom are pretty damn hot, and the majority of whom aren’t American. He can admit he’s a sucker for an accent, and it’s a little distracting.
Jackson, his brother, flicks his nose. He stops staring at the tall European guy who’s talking to the tall French Canadian, who has his shirt off and an abdomen that Dorian would pay to be able to lick. He scrunches his face up at his brother, mimicking the judgey look being thrown his way. He can’t believe Jackson took this job. Isn’t it bad enough that he has to work with Denver—his twin—more often than not?

Blogtour: He's Behind You by Rebecca Cohen

He's Behind You (Treading The Boards #3) 

 Rebecca Cohen

Length: 43,212

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Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Series 

Overly Dramatic (Treading The Boards #1)
Summer Season (Treading The Boards #2) 

Received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Rainbow Awards.  




Blurb

A trip down to Cornwall is just what Ryan Penniford needs to recover from the daily grind of London life. Ryan and his amateur dramatics society, the Sarky Players, are traveling to Porthcurno to perform at the stunning Minack Theatre. 

Stuart Box has returned to Cornwall after earning his PhD, and is killing time as he looks for a job back in London. Spending time with Ryan from the Sarky Players is a great way to take his mind off things. 

During their first meeting, sparks fly, but not in a good way, and they must work to get past their initial hostilities to discover they have great off-stage chemistry. Stuart soon learns Ryan is not the superficial man people assume he is, and Stuart likes what he sees. The feeling is entirely mutual.


Pity Ryan is only visiting for two weeks, but both men want to see where this holiday romance might take them.


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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

ARC Review: Lunchtime Nibbles (Lunchtime Nibbles, #1) by Claire Davis and Al Stewart


Blurb:
Lunchtime Nibbles Volume One

Two short, fiery stories with enough spice to satisfy the biggest carnal appetites.

* * * * *

Cheese and Pickle

Harvey and Greg work in the same office. Of course Harvey noticed Greg - who wouldn't notice the beardie hottie with muscles aplenty to silence even the noisiest team meeting? Then a home visit turns into a car-rocking tryst of spectacular proportions, and suddenly Tuesday lunchtimes become the highlight of Harvey's week.

But will a quickie with the recalcitrant Greg be enough, or will something more meaningful develop?

* * * * *

The Detonator

Featuring Tork and Adam from The Tork and Adam series

Adam is a sex god. At least, that's what he tells himself.

Tork is a green-haired mind-reader.

They haven't been together for long, but when Adam realises Tork's birthday is coming up, he knows he has to make this the best birthday ever. But what to buy someone like Tork? And how much to spend?

Every time Tork calls, Adam's knees turn to jelly, and he's not so much a sex god as a whimpering idiot.

Can Adam take control and make the birthday dinner perfect?

What happens when the kitchen sparks end up in the bedroom with Tork and Adam naked?

Cameo appearance by Dickens the cat.



Jewel's rating:




​Rumor has it, some little birdie chirped in the authors ears lamenting the lack of steam in their stories. I wonder who that birdie could have been? ​*cough​* Dani​ *cough​* Well, Lunchtime Nibbles certainly delivered! Though you might want to reconsider reading this one at the office, even on your lunch break , 'cause, *phew*, I am still fanning myself!



Cheese and Pickle
Harvey and Greg have been working together for over a year. Tuesday's have become the days they get out of the office for lunch...and a little something extra. The trouble is, Harvey doesn't know if they are friends with benefits or something more. He really wants the more. But how to actually approach Greg? It's pretty amazing when people have an easier time with sex than with words. People are weird. There was a bit near the end that about gave me a freakin' heart attack, but thankfully, that bit prompted our guys to have an actual conversation. Cheese and Pickle is a hot little story, that I quite enjoyed!

ARC Review: When Forever Ended (Camassia Cove, #2) by Cara Dee


Blurb:
At ten years old, Kelly and I were two rambunctious boys who carved our initials into a tree in the forest. We promised to be best friends forever and bumped our fists to seal the deal. I never should've kissed him that summer before college. It was a day that buried me in shame, a day I spent the next twenty-four years regretting, a day I never told anyone about.

At forty-three, depression was suffocating me. Not even my wife and two children could lift the heavy fog. I was riddled with guilt and self-hatred, and I was starting to realize that I would slowly fade away until nothing remained. Then one day, Kelly was back in town.

10% of the proceeds will be donated to Hope For Depression.

(All novels taking place in Camassia Cove are standalone.)




Jewel's rating:



Cara Dee sure knows how to make a story feel relevant and real. The issue of severe depression is handled with great care and is heartbreaking to watch. Cara Dee has become one of my favorite authors in a very short period of time and she's an auto-buy for me.

William Calvert and Kelly Oakley are both 43. They were born on the same day and they grew up together and were inseparable until William acted on his feelings for Kelly after they graduated high school. The fallout from that event scarred them both deeply and William was more than hurt by Kelly's rejection. He was devastated. And between that and his own parents' homophobia, William suppressed his bisexuality for more than two decades. But he struggles more and more with living the lie his life has become. He never told his wife that he was also attracted to men and he never told her, or his kids, about Kelly or the real reason behind Brady's middle name. And, periodically, severe depression and self-loathing take their toll and each time it is tougher for William to climb out of the hole.

William has been married to Lissa for about twenty years. They have two children, Brady who is 18 and Aurora who is 13 that neither would trade for anything. And for the first 10 years or so, William was happy. He struggled, some, but he was happy. And Lissa was always steadfast, even when William would tell her she should bail, because he really isn't worth the trouble. I kind of wish she was more unreasonable, but the truth is, she was supportive. But all we really see of Lissa is her in her caretaker role. Their kids were quite supportive as well. And what I really loved about Brady is that even though his family was breaking apart, he saw past his own hurt and really just wanted his father to be happy and healthy. I found that so admirable. Both Brady and Kelly's son, Matt, are really amazing young men.

Blogtour: The Closet Boy by Sean Michael



Please say hello to Sean Michael and 

The Closet Boy 

Iron Eagle Gym #4




Blurb:

Way’ra Bernard is only twenty years old when his parents kick him out of the house. He has been brought up to believe being gay is wrong and he is going to go to hell for it. He tried very hard not to be gay but couldn’t change the way he felt. Now he’s living furtively in a closet on the third floor of the place he’s working as a janitor—the Iron Eagle Gym.

Neal McPherson is an unattached Dom in his midtwenties and a member of the gym. One evening after working out, he notices Way’ra on the stairs and he’s immediately attracted and intrigued, so he asks Way’ra out. Unable to come up with a reason to refuse and also interested in Neal, Way’ra accepts.

There are a lot of obstacles to the relationship they attempt to build after their date, not least of which is Way’ra’s upbringing and his lingering doubts about the kinky sex Neal enjoys. But with patience and persistence, Neal might convince Way’ra not only to accept himself, but to loosen his inhibitions enough to explore and find a happy ending together.


Excerpt:


“I clean up. It’s hard work, but not taxing.”

“Doesn’t sound very exciting, though, hmm? What’s your dream job?”

Way looked up at him, utterly confused. “I don’t guess I know. What do you do?”

“I make jewelry. Leather and stones.”

“Oh, that’s cool. I’ve never met anyone who could do that.”

“Yeah. I’m a freak. A big giant jewelry geek.” He winked, totally teasing.

“That’s neat, to be an artist. Did you go to school for it?”

Neal shook his head. “I learned from a master jeweler. It was pretty cool.”

“I bet it was. Are you in catalogs?”

Spotlight: The Secrets In My Scowl by A.E. Via





Please say hello to A.E. Via and 

The Secrets In My Scowl 




Blurb:

Sparks ignite and tempers flare when a sexy, optimistic wedding planner moves his business in across the hall from a jilted, divorce lawyer’s practice.

“Look smart ass. This is the last time I’m going to remind you about breaking sections of the lease. If there’s a next time, I won’t stop until you and your frilly, white wedding shit is thrown out of here. Do you got it?!” Wylde looked in Jacob’s pained eyes and answered in his deep voice. “Yeah, counselor. I got it.”

From high school, up until he became a successful attorney Jacob Snowden was convinced that love had it out for him. “Everyone left,” were the words he lived by. His mother, his high school sweetheart, his father, and his fiancĂ©, all left Jacob just when he felt it was safe to let down his guard. Not any longer. Jacob was a determined man, set at keeping people at a distance. If his six foot one, military-made body didn’t scare people off, his permanent scowl surely did. At almost forty, Jacob’s social life was non-existent, but he told himself his work fulfilled him. He helped people get out of their loveless marriages. Jacob Snowden was one of the best divorce lawyers on the east coast and was damn proud of it. So, imagine his disdain when a wedding planner moves into the suite directly adjacent to his… an insanely masculine, male wedding planner.

Wylde Sterling had made quite a name for himself in his hometown of Roanoke, Virginia, working for a wedding planner that catered to the elite. He was known for his charm and impeccable taste. Yep, he was incredible at giving couples the wedding of their dreams. But he wanted nothing more than to plan his own. After striking out in love more times than he cared to admit, Wylde decided to start his own business in a new city, hoping Richmond would give him a fresh start. Things started out wonderfully – until he started to piss off the angry divorce attorney next door.

Wylde could see past Jacob’s mean scowl, knowing there was a reason for it. It was the man’s defense mechanism, his means of keeping people away. Everything in Wylde told him to stay away, but he believed Jacob just needed to meet a man who had been hurt as badly as he had.


This story ends in a HEA and not on a cliffhanger.

Excerpt:


Wylde waited for Renaldis to finish before he ordered his pan-seared scallops. He was thankful once the food began to arrive because there was little conversation between them. Instead, he focused on enjoying the exquisite taste of his scallops. He thought of asking about the guy’s family but didn’t want Renaldis to turn that into a competition, too. “How’s your food?” he asked instead.
“Good. Damn good,” Renaldis said, not breaking stride.
After a few seconds of silence, “The scallops are great tonight, as always.” Wylde gave a little smile, thinking about how much he was going to miss this place.
“Oh, let me try it. I’ve never had ‘em before.” Renaldis eyed Wylde’s food before reaching over and stabbing one of his scallops off his plate and popping it in his mouth. Looking around, slightly embarrassed, Wylde finished his last one and signaled for their server to bring the check.
“Not interested in dessert today? We have Italian lemon cake tonight.”
Wylde could taste the fig ice cream and lemon syrup it was typically served with, but there was no way he was sitting there another second longer than needed. Maybe he’d blow off the rest of the date and come back and get some dessert alone.
The server brought the check and Renaldis was quick to pick it up. Wylde smiled at him. Who knew the guy was generous under all those rough edges? He sometimes felt chivalry was nonexistent between two men, but there were still a few gay men who believed in the old-age courtesy.
“Damnit. I hate it when they don’t split the seats.” Renaldis stared at the check, then pulled out his cell phone. “I’m not the best adder, so I gotta use this. So you had the wine, seafood, and you ordered the appetizer, so that’s on you, man.”
Wylde’s mouth dropped open. “Seriously.”
“Hey. I believe in fairness.” Renaldis winked and Wylde thought his delicious scallops were going to come back up. “Um. I only had water. Soooo, that puts you at….”
Wylde casually reached over and slid the check from Renaldis’ fingers, pulled his wallet from his back pocket and slipped out a few bills. He signaled for the server and handed her the small folder. With a polite smile, he took his coat from her, thanked her for her service, and turned to leave, not bothering to wait on his ridiculous date. He quickly pulled up his Uber app and ordered a car.
Renaldis met him out on the curb. “That was cool of you to pay, man. I appreciate it.” He pulled Wylde towards him, smiling that creepy grin. “I guess that means I got to put out. I really like that hoop in your lip. Makes me wanna lick it.”
What the hell? Wylde jerked angrily out of Renaldis arms. “Hey, don’t touch me. You’re welcome for the dinner, but no putting out is needed.”
“I don’t mind.” Renaldis shrugged. “Do you bottom?”
Wylde scowled. “That’s none of your damn business and irrelevant at this point. Damn, you are boorish as hell.”
“Excuse the hell outta me for boring you, but you’re the one with the attitude problem,” Renaldis threw back.
Wylde just barely refrained from laughing in the man’s face and he surely wasn’t going to explain that boorish didn’t mean boring.
“My cousin said you were one of the coolest guys he’d ever met. Why you acting like this? We were having a nice time.”
Wylde did laugh in disbelief this time. “Goodnight, Renaldis.” Can’t say it was a pleasure.
“I can’t believe my cousin set me up with some stuck-up ass dude. I’m on vacation. Can’t we just hang some more?”

Release Day Blitz: Death Dancer by Tara Lain





Death Dancer
(Dangerous Dancers #2)
By Tara Lain




Blurb:

A tattooed dancer and a by-the-book detective dance with death in the ego-fueled halls of ballet.
Bad boy of ballet, Valentin “Val” Aalto stands poised on the verge of huge success -- except for one big obstacle. Influential lead dancer Harry Hardesty hates Val and cheats him out of the lead in Romeo and Juliet. When Hardesty winds up dead, Val looks like a prime suspect – and gets thrown under the detailed and methodical inspection of the handsome NY detective with the stick up his butt, Andrew Preston. At first, Preston believes Hardesty may be the victim of the chilling Dancer Killer who’s struck three victims, but evidence stacks up against Val. 
Still, Andrew can’t seem to keep his hands off his suspect and when the Dancer Killer starts stalking Val, Andrew is forced to choose between his dedication to a job he loves – and his growing passion for his beautiful dancer. Together Val and Andrew discover that chaos can be beautiful, one should choose desserts wisely, and love can even trump death in the rehearsal halls of ballet.






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Excerpt

Is that light? Val opened an eye and frowned at the sliver of brightness seeping around his closed blinds. What the fuck time is it? Am I late for rehearsal? Jesus, he never slept like this. A lifetime of living with different relatives and in ballet school with all kinds of people had turned him into a light sleeper.
Wait. No weight on his back. No soft breathing. He’d heard breath earlier—hadn’t he? He sat up, the covers falling to his hips.
Across the room, Andrew was pulling on his sport coat as he watched his foot slide on a loafer, sockless.
“Leaving without saying goodbye?”
“Oh, uh, not necessarily, but you were sleeping quite soundly.”
“Yeah, well, I was fucked into another dimension.” He rubbed a hand over his neck.
Andrew’s cheeks turned pink.
So, hello to the bumbling detective.
“Oddly, I slept like the dead. I usually wake up at the sound of a leaf. I can’t imagine what got into me.”
Val grinned. “I can. What time is it?”
“Six.”
“In the morning?”
“Uh yes.”
“Holy shit! Don’t I remember something about a day off for you?”
“No, that was a night off. Night’s over.”
Val raised his legs and hugged his knees, the sheet covering them. “So, apparently, is your liaison with my ass.”
“I have to get to work.”
Val flipped the sheet off his lap to reveal a very upright example of morning erection. “That’s exactly what I was thinking.” He bared his teeth in his snarkiest grin.
“An impressive invitation.” That produced a small smile.
“A national characteristic. Us Finns are well endowed. It’s scientific fact.” Val eyed the proper law enforcement officer in front of him. “What’s your excuse?”
Another blush. “Well, my father was known as a horse’s ass. Maybe I got the cock?”
Val fell back against his pillow and laughed. Andrew amazed him. Funny, dry, witty—weird. “So, question.” He flipped on his side.
“Okay.”
“In the throes last night, you on several occasions mentioned ‘the next time’. Is there going to be one?”
“I, uh, hope so.”
“Me too.”
Andrew smiled shyly and walked toward the door.
“Andrew?”
“Yes?”
“Who is that guy who fucked my brains out last night?”
Wrinkles played across his forehead. “I’m not altogether sure.”
The door opened. Gone.
Whew.


Dangerous Dancers Series

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