Bring The Heat
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by M. L. Rhodes
Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica
Description: Police Detective Riley Ellison has a new habit...stopping by a coffeehouse called the Java Pit on his way to work. The coffee's good, but it's not the rich flavor that lures him to drive blocks out of his way each morning, and it's not an addiction to caffeine either. He's half-embarrassed to admit it, but it's the man who keeps him coming back. The long-legged, painted-on-jeans-wearing, dark-haired, edgy sex god with the teasing eyes. He's everything Riley--who has a history of geekdom and being flustered around hot men--is not. Riley knows he should put a stop to the daily forays because nothing can ever come of it. Guys like that aren't interested in men like him. Yet every time the hunk meets his gaze across the crowded shop and aims a sizzling grin at him, Riley gives in and comes back to participate in the silent, sexy flirtation another day. Needless to say, the last thing he's expecting when he goes to question a witness about a murder at a local gay strip joint is to discover the witness is his coffeehouse hottie.
Dane Scott works as a stripper strictly for fun. He doesn't need the money--he's got plenty in the bank from his other career. He just likes to have something to keep him busy a few nights a week. When one of his fellow dancers turns up murdered outside the strip club, the police detective who shows up on Dane's doorstep asking questions is none other than the sexy, blond cutie he's been flirting with at the coffeehouse for weeks. Riley Ellison's a fascinating contradiction--rugged, strong, serious-eyed hero and bashful boy next door. A combination Dane finds all too appealing and a refreshing change from the selfish, shallow men he's known and dated in the past. From the moment Riley flashes his badge, Dane's determined to show the skittish cop they can make magic together.
The heat between them quickly soars to the boiling point and not even a murder investigation can cool the passion they share. That is, until new information on Riley's case implies Dane may not be all he seems...
Genres: Gay / Contemporary
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2009
eBookwise Release Date: December 2009
158 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [147 KB]
Reading time: 91-127 min.
"4.75 Stars!...This book is quintessential M. L. Rhodes with wonderful characters, a terrific story, great pacing and hot, hot sex. The characters are three dimensional and the action just doesn't stop...If you're looking for a romance with terrific characters and a real plot as well as great pacing then you'll love Bring The Heat. The book is aptly titled because the heat between Dane and Riley steams up the pages every time they are together and the desire and passion between them are so palpable that the reader feels almost like a voyeur. Highly recommended."--Wave, Reviews By Jessewave
"5 Nymphs!...M. L. Rhodes is simply a wonderful author. The story has a well-written plot, the characters are wonderfully detailed and are warm and friendly and finally, the settings where Riley and Dane interact add a homey feeling to the story."--Scandalous Minx, Literary Nymphs Reviews
"4.5 Stars!...I love the way M. L. Rhodes draws her characters. They come alive on the page, and you know them intimately. And I especially like the way she combines an active, engaging story with strong men who are able to back off when they need to do so...I really enjoyed Bring The Heat--I stayed up way too late to finish it. It has great characters, hot sex, and a tightly woven plot. What more could you want?"--Carole, Rainbow Reviews
"...M. L. Rhodes is one of my favorite authors. Her stories and characters never fail to grab hold of me. Dane and Riley have heat and chemistry...A pleasurable and sexy read."--Christina, Romance Junkies
"...Brings opposites together, sweetly and erotically; to an ending that will make it an instant favorite in your library."--Jo, Joyfully Reviewed
Riley closed his eyes and groaned again because between Dane's attention to his ear and the slow gyration he was doing against Riley's groin, it was all he could do to pull together a coherent thought. "B-because I thought it was just a game to you, th-thought you were playing me. I didn't know if you were for real," Riley admitted. Once the words were out, he was shocked at his own honesty. It wasn't like him to share something like that, something that revealed his lack of sophistication when it came to meeting men. Especially not to the very man who made him so crazy he felt continually flustered around him.
"How about this...?" Dane curved a hand around Riley's neck and pulled him into another kiss, this one more all-consuming than the first. By the time he eased away again, Riley's body thrummed, his lips felt swollen, and his dick ached against the zipper of his jeans. "Does that feel real?"
"Yes," Riley gasped.
"What about this?" He grasped Riley's hand and brought it to his crotch.
Oh, God. That's definitely real. Riley almost came at the feel of the other man's thick bulge encased in tight, faded denim beneath his palm, obvious evidence the attraction was two-sided. Out of pure instinct, he squeezed, and was rewarded with a low groan and Dane's eyelids fluttering closed. His head tilted back, and the long, sexy line of his throat made Riley's mouth water...almost as much as the stiff cock responding to his touch.
Jesus. He wanted to touch him. Really touch him. With no barriers between them.
But before he could take action, Dane's eyes opened and he was kissing Riley again.
This time there was no holding back. Riley didn't know what the hell was happening to him, what effect this man had on him. He just knew that he wanted him, needed him, with a driving passion and boldness that shocked him.