Ticket To Ride
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by Shawn Lane
Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Mystery/Crime
Description: Chad Storm's longtime on-again, off-again boyfriend has a ticket to ride on a plane to Maryland and out of Chad's life for good. But someone decides on a more permanent end to their relationship. Former lead singer of the rock band, Lightning, Chad is working on his comeback album when he finds the body of his murdered ex-lover floating in his swimming pool.
Lieutenant Jack Reeves, from the homicide division, has never heard of Lightning, but now he has a gruesome murder to solve. The more he learns of Chad, the more intrigued he becomes, and his protective instincts kick in when Chad begins to receive strange phone calls--from the dead man.
Jack doesn't believe in ghosts and knows someone is trying to mess with Chad, leading him to think someone close to the singer could have murderous intentions. But his attraction to Chad takes him off the investigation.
Drawn to each other, Chad and Jack begin a steamy affair, and that brings the ruthless killer out of hiding...
Genres: Gay / Contemporary / The Arts / Mystery / Detective / Suspense / Thriller
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2010
eBookwise Release Date: July 2010
29 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [108 KB]
Reading time: 64-90 min.
"5 ANGELS!...If you want a guaranteed good read, than read TICKET TO RIDE! Just about anything written by Shawn Lane is guaranteed to be good, really. TICKET TO RIDE has a little bit of everything all rolled in to one novella: suspense, romance, and a sexy musician. It also has great characterization and an equally great plotline that will suck you in until the very end...A solid 5 Angels!"--April, Fallen Angel Reviews
"...Shawn Lane has a breezy writing style that made this a quick read...a good choice if you're in the mood for a light read."--Marame, Rainbow Reviews
"4 STARS!...I really enjoyed the two main characters, Chad and Jack... if you are a fan of this author, you'll probably enjoy this."--Leslie, Reviews By Jessewave
"...If you enjoy a little suspense with your romance this quick little story will give you a nice afternoon read."--Mystical Nymph, Literary Nymphs Reviews
Jack's face was so close to Chad's he could feel his breath when he spoke. "You fainted."
Chad's mouth made an O and Jack's gaze fell to the lush plump lips. As though he willed it or maybe God just wanted to torture him, Chad's tongue darted out to run along his bottom lip. Jack's cock sure appreciated it, rising and pressing against his briefs. He stifled a groan with effort.
"Sorry," Chad said, very softly. "I have a tendency to have sort of panic attacks. I've hyperventilated before." He smiled then, just a slight curving of the lips. "Not in a while though."
"No doubt the stress." Jack continued to stare, fascinated by those lips. Wanting to taste them as though they were a raspberry on a fruit tart. He swallowed, trying desperately to get the lust back under control. But damn it was hard with this man on a bed and Jack's hands all over him.
Chad nodded. "Yeah, you have no idea."
Jack lowered his lips until they were only one, maybe two inches from Chad's. It still seemed too far. He could smell spearmint as though Chad had recently chewed a stick of gum. It turned him on more for some unfathomable reason.
The man's lids lowered, and his lips puckered just a bit. An invitation if ever Jack saw one. He'd been a cop long enough to know that it was the baddest of bad ideas. His gut told him Chad hadn't killed Mark Walters, but any involvement with even a potential suspect was taboo.
Still he grazed his lips over Chad's in a light touch, a mere tease. A whisper of flesh against flesh. Definitely not enough. The second kiss lasted longer, but he didn't apply much more pressure. It was like he was testing the waters. He couldn't decide if he was drowning or dying of thirst.
Chad's eyes opened, revealing the crystal blue. "Jack?"
His mouth slid over Chad's. The man's lips were soft, warm, moist. Incredible. His hand cupped Chad's jaw, bringing their lips together firmly. A moan escaped Jack's lips and he slipped his tongue inside Chad's mouth. Somehow, and Jack was pretty sure it was his fault, his body ended up draped over Chad's, crushing the slighter man into the mattress. He also knew the hard object pressing into Chad was not Jack's gun and Jack was indeed glad to see him.
Chad barely allowed the intrusion of Jack's tongue, and he decided to take more. His thumb feathered along the man's lower lip before going in to force Chad's mouth open wider. Success! He sucked Chad's elusive tongue into his own mouth. If anyone's tongue had ever tasted so good, Jack hadn't found them. He could easily become addicted.
The man he crushed into the bed whimpered and for just a breathless second Jack thought Chad would push at him to dislodge Jack from his body. Of course he would acquiesce. He was not a mindless brute, after all. Well, most of the time.