A Bid For Love
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by T. D. McKinney, Terry Wylis
Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Gay Fiction
Description: To FBI agent Asher Hall, offering himself to the highest bidder for a charity auction seemed like nothing more than good fun for a good cause. A romantic weekend in Italy, a chance to meet someone special, could be just what he needs. Until his anonymous "owner" turns out to be far more--and far more male--than he counted on.
Fellow FBI agent Scott Jamison has one chance to give his heart to the friend and teammate he's loved for years. He's even willing to bankrupt himself for just two days with Asher, and he'll pay any price for a piece of the man's heart.
But Asher knows the price might be too high. A gay man in the FBI? Teammates who are also lovers? That sort of love could ruin careers and destroy friendships.
Can Asher bear to out himself, or will Scott lose his one bid for love?
Genres: Gay / Contemporary
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2010
eBookwise Release Date: June 2011
17 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [177 KB]
Reading time: 111-156 min.
"4 Nymphs!...A cute, endearing and often-funny novella-length story of two friends who turn into lovers...There's bantering conversation, sweet seducing romance and tenderness but lots of passion and blistering hot sex, too...If you're looking for a pleasant way to spend a leisurely afternoon then this lighthearted, character-driven romance should fit the bill nicely."--Mystical Nymph, Literary Nymphs Reviews
"4 Stars!...A delightfully fun read that makes me want to auction myself, too!...The pairing is cute and funny and the sex is good...The chemistry and banter between these two is superb. After all, what good is a relationship in which you can't laugh at and with your partner? These two have fun with each other even when they're arguing. Black velvet paintings--wait for it...The supporting cast helped add depth while keeping the story grounded in reality, especially those characters who weren't exactly thrilled about having a couple of gay men in their midst...If you're in the mood for a romance you don't have to work for, but with characters you can laugh with and care about, this is your ticket."--Buda, Reviews By Jessewave
"5 Angels!...T. D. McKinney and Terry Wylis are fast becoming one of my favorite writing teams. Their work combines their talent and writing styles while they effortlessly create stories that keep readers enthralled...A well-written, fast-paced story that will leave you wanting more."--NeNe, Fallen Angel Reviews
"And you're so sure I'm interested in men, why?" He was, but it was no one's damned business but his own. He'd seen too many careers toppled and lives ruined to go through that hell. He held himself motionless, still not believing, no matter how much that last brush felt like a kiss. "What the hell makes you think I won't turn around right now and plant my fist in your face for even suggesting such a thing?"
"That's the chance I took. I'm a gambler. You know that. I'm willing to risk it all on the chance I'll win big. So I risk you knowing the truth about me, risk a broken nose, and risk losing a good friend on the odds I could gain the person I want to spend my life with." That definitely felt like the whisper of soft lips on the nape of Asher's neck. "I've watched you. I don't think it's any one thing that let me know you share my preference. It's sort of the whole package. That and the fact I've never been attracted to a straight guy yet." The arms around Asher's middle tightened. "I've known you for years. I see the way you understand way more than people give you credit for. You... Damn, I'm not good at this sort of explanation, Ash. I just know, all right?"
"Mm-hm." Well, only one thing to do now. Asher eased out of that hold and turned to face his long-time teammate and supposed friend. "Come with me."
Trepidation showed in those azure eyes. Still Scott followed easily enough. "Whatever you want, darlin'."
"Good." Asher led the way into the suite's bathroom, pleased to see the large tiled shower with its frosted glass floor-to-ceiling door just as the brochure showed. "In. Clothed."
"Well, that takes all the fun out of it." But Scott stepped in without further protest.