Between Friends: Trial by Fire
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by Sean Michael
Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Romance
Description: In this new installment of the Between Friends series, Harry is not just Jason's hero. He's a cop who wants to help people, who wants to make a difference. The thing is that Harry isn't so sure that moving from Homicide to Vice is such a great idea. He hardly ever sees Jason anymore, he doesn't get to hang out with their best friends Sammy and Peter much, either. Jason isn't thrilled with Harry's new position, either. The job is far more dangerous than it used to be, and the drug dealers Harry is trying to catch red-handed might just be too hard to handle. Meanwhile, Sammy is wearing himself out trying to look after everything, from his best friend Jason to the shop he runs to his lover, Peter. He's worried about Harry, too, because Jase is keeping him up late at night with frantic phone calls. Peter knows that Sammy needs a little mastering to keep him from wearing himself out, but when the worst happens and Harry is put in terrible danger, nothing goes right. In fact, the boys aren't sure that anything will ever be the same again.
eBook Publisher: Torquere Press/Top Shelf, 2009 www.torquerepress.com
eBookwise Release Date: April 2010
33 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [236 KB]
Reading time: 147-206 min.
"I hate monkey suits, man."
Sammy chuckled, shook his head at Harry. "He looked nice, love. Very official."
"He looked amazing." Jase's eyes shone, his best friend looking more in love than ever.
Peter chuckled, too. "I have to side with the boys on this one, Harrison."
"Laffy, it was ridiculous." Harry leaned back, huge and broad in a T-shirt and jeans. There was a tiny hickey on the underside of the big man's jaw.
Sammy saw Jase notice it and smile, lick his lips.
"What's that? The way your lover looked at you? Or the way the commissioner's wife did?" Peter winked as he teased.
"I looked like a gorilla in a suit."
Sammy snorted in his orange juice.
"Oh, no, you didn't." Jase stroked Harry's arm. "You looked like a stud. My stud."
Harry turned toward Jason and smiled at him. "You're in love."
"That doesn't invalidate my opinion!"
"Are you using those great big words again?"
Sammy started chuckling like a fool..
"Oh! You!" Jason laughed and poked Harry. "I am! And you know what it means."
Harry's laugh rang out and so did Peter's, and that warmed him, down deep.
"So, what are we doing this afternoon, did someone decide?" Sammy looked around, waiting for an answer.
"I'm easy." Peter held up a hand before he could say anything. "As long as it doesn't involve shopping."
Harry groaned. "Oh, thank God."
Sammy rolled his eyes, mouthed 'asshole' to Harry.
"Damn." Jason pouted. "There's a flea market on Ocean Drive..."
"Oooh... We could look for credenzas..."
Peter groaned. "Samuel."
Jason just giggled. "Oh, we could!"
He reached over, squeezed Jason's hand. "Or we could go to that five-story bookstore. There's a coffee shop, truffles, books, cushy couches."
"Oh!" Jason squeezed back. "That would be awesome. Harry, you like books." Jason giggled. "And truffles."