Twice In A Lifetime
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by Shawn Lane
Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Gay Fiction
Description: Five years ago, British transplant, Jude, left San Francisco after the tragic murder of his lover, Martin. Heartbroken, he settled in Sutter's Bay and opened a small flower shop, hoping that surrounding himself with bright colors and pretty things--living things--would somehow lessen the anguish he felt over his loss.
Jude never expects to find a love like he shared with Martin ever again. Certainly a love like theirs won't come along twice in a lifetime. But then Jude meets sexy Rex Warner, the new veterinarian in Sutter's Bay, and he can't help but wonder if his luck has changed.
Will Rex be able to stop Jude from dwelling on the painful past and look toward a promising future instead?
NOTE: This story is part of the Sutter's Bay series.
Genres: Gay / Contemporary / Series
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2010
eBookwise Release Date: July 2011
8 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [135 KB]
Reading time: 82-114 min.
"4 Stars!...A sweet, heart-warming romance proving that sometimes we do get a second chance at love...Pleased the hopeless romantic inside and left me smiling."--TJ, Reviews By Jessewave
"4 Hearts!...I have just two things to say about this book: heartbreakingly wonderful. Author Shawn Lane completely captivates the reader with a tender, emotional story. The writing was tight, the characters very well written and the love scenes were tender but sensual and hot. The simmering sexual tension that sizzles between Jude and Rex was pure combustion and even I was on the edge of my seat, waiting with bated breath to see if they would finally get together. This is an author who really goes to the heart of her characters and delivers complex, emotional stories that steal a reader's heart. If you haven't read any of this author's work before, I highly recommend it. A talented writer, Shawn Lane will enthrall you with her books and deliver hours of reading entertainment."--Dawn, Love Romances & More
The doorbell rang and Jude let out a nervous breath. This was a little too much like a date. He had random sex sometimes... sure... but not really dates. He'd tried once with Danny and that had been a disaster for both of them. He straightened and went to the door.
His heart pounded as though he'd ran a marathon as he turned the knob to greet Rex. "Hello."
Rex stood on his doorstep, wearing tight jeans, a plaid button-down shirt, a black cowboy hat, and a smile. "Hello, yourself."
Jude stepped aside to let Rex inside his apartment. He went to move away, but Rex pushed him against the nearest wall and threaded his fingers through Jude's hair. Rex angled his head so his hat wouldn't hit Jude in the face just before his lips covered Jude's. The kiss was hard, demanding, thoroughly possessive. It took him by surprise and sent jolts of lust from his toes all the way up his body to his ever-hardening cock.
Rex's tongue parted his lips, plunging in, running along Jude's teeth. With a groan, Jude's arms encircled Rex's neck and pressed against him as much as being pushed against the wall allowed. His dick now fully hard, Jude whimpered.
The kiss broke, and both of them panted heavily. Rex's eyes were dark with lust. He stared into Jude's eyes for just a moment before lowering his lips to Jude's neck and sucking at the pulse there. Jude almost crawled up the wall. His fingers crept to the buttons on Rex's shirt, sliding out the first couple.
"Can dinner wait?" Rex asked, his lips moving across Jude's throat.