Wranglers: Discovery [Wranglers, Book I]
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by Vivien Dean
Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Romance
Description: The opening salvo in the Wranglers series...
Derek Rossi is used to being one of the best young lawyers in San Francisco...until he loses a case to his legal rival, the sexy and irrepressible Sam Kimball. The passionate, two-month-long court battle has left Derek frustrated, angry, and ready to take it out on Sam. But when Sam surprises him with a kiss, Derek has absolutely no idea what to do. All he knows is his preoccupation with the other lawyer now includes more than wrangling in the courtroom with him.
The only problem is, Sam honors Derek's request to leave him alone. Derek thought that was what he wanted.
But now, with memories of the kiss consuming him, Derek doesn't know what he wants at all anymore...
NOTE: Don't miss Wranglers: Voir Dire, the second story in the series.
Genres: Gay / Contemporary / Series
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2009
eBookwise Release Date: January 2010
55 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [86 KB]
Reading time: 51-71 min.
"5 Stars!...This book caught me from the very beginning...the very classy Vivien Dean's tightly written prose simply keeps you almost holding your breath from page to page. Derek and Sam are attractive, believable characters, and you will be not only very sorry when the story ends, but you will be thrilled to find out that this is the beginning of a series and there will be more Derek and Sam coming soon!...I highly recommend this book. Vivien Dean has written an exciting and explicit story that will capture and keep your attention."--Carole, Rainbow Reviews
"4 Nymphs!...There's lot of tension, passion and personal conflict packed within its pages...The entire story is tightly constructed and realistic, with two characters that are interesting and likable. The ending left me with the question of what happens next, and I'm happy to say I get to find out with the next release, Wranglers: Voir Dire..."--Mystical Nymphs, Literary Nymphs Reviews
"4.75 Stars!...The first book in a new series by one of my favorite authors, Vivien Dean. For the short length of the well-written story, she packs a lot in a small space: 'smexual' tension, a smattering of angst, good characterizations, a realistic plot, and even pacing. I was immediate immersed and stayed that way until the end...I highly recommend this great little gem that I hope will begin a wonderful series by a talented author. If you're in the mood for a short-ish read with good characters and a dash of hawt 'smexxin',' this might be just the thing."--Aunt Lynn, Reviews By Jessewave
"5 Hearts!...Vivien Dean starts a fun series about these two lawyers that promises to be an erotic adventure. Sam's irrepressible humor versus Derek's stodginess is a winning combination. Sam's blend of Texas cowboy in a suit is a likeable character. Derek proves to be a better man than the picture of the pouting boy who has to escape to his Wii to deal with disappointment. Ms. Dean has done an exceptional job making these two men into a pair that we'll want to read about again and again."--Dee Dailey, The Romance Studio
"5 Angels!...Recommended Read!...As a huge fan of Vivien Dean's, I expected a well-written story...What I didn't expect was to fall head-over-heels in love with both Derek and Sam. These men are as different as oil and water, yet when they come together, their attraction is explosive. The story is filled to the brim with genuine emotions and the kind of gut-wrenching inner turmoil that makes it impossible to put down a wonderful book. Incendiary sex scenes, highly charged conflict and wonderful writing...One of the best gay erotic romances to grace my e-book reader in a very long time. Fans of Ms. Dean's will be delighted with this story, while readers new to this author's work will want to pick up her extensive back list. A superb offering from one of erotic romance's shining stars."--Jazlyn, Fallen Angel Reviews
The danger in listening to Sam Kimball was the logic in his speeches. "I'm sure you had your reasons."
"Yeah, I did." That look appeared in his eyes again, the one Derek had noted back in his office, only this time, it didn't disappear. It grew more intense, bringing with it an awareness Derek didn't want, one he definitely didn't need. "I had this crazy idea that since we didn't have a conflict of interest anymore, we might be able to pursue other areas of interest instead."
"There are no--"
The rest was lost in the clamp of a hand at the back of his neck and the seal of Sam's mouth over his when he yanked Derek down. The thrust of his slightly bitter tongue past Derek's lips demanded an equal response. The only problem was, Derek had none. To say he was taken aback was an understatement. He never would have considered Sam Kimball interested in anything but pissing him off as much as he possibly could. He'd excelled at it, after all. And he'd certainly never entertained the notion of bending Sam over the conference table and fucking him senseless so the courtroom might be a more congenial environment.
At least, not seriously.
There was a huge difference between wanting to pummel someone and wanting to pound into them. The distinction of body parts was important. He believed that, whole-heartedly.
Now someone just needed to tell that to his dick.
As soon as he realized he was responding to the kiss, Derek grabbed Sam's shoulders and shoved him away. His lips felt blistered, and he could still taste Sam even after he dragged the back of his hand across his mouth.
"What the fuck do you think you're doing?" he snarled.
The thumb Sam drew across the corner of his lips, wiping away a slight line of spit, shook. Almost imperceptibly. Derek was too attuned to everything about the other man to miss it, though.
"Down in Texas, we call it cutting past the crap."