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by Val Kovalin
Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Mystery/Crime
Description: Junk removal specialist Stu Van der Meer has been burned before in love affairs with corporate professionals who underestimate him as a blue-collar guy who's good with his hands. When he meets property manager Brian Hawthorne, Stu knows he shouldn't get involved with him, especially since he senses that Brian might be in serious trouble.
Stu, however, can't ignore their immediate sexual chemistry. He also can't deny his curiosity about Brian's secret past, specialized knowledge, and unusual accent. Brian has something to hide, and it tests the limits of each man's willingness to trust the other as Stu pursues the truth.
Is Brian a criminal? A victim? Is he only using Stu as a distraction from his fears? As their relationship deepens, Stu must decide what risks he will take to protect them when Brian faces a threat from the past...
Genres: Gay / Contemporary / Mystery / Detective / Suspense / Thriller / BDSM (Light) / Exhibitionism / Public Places
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2010
eBookwise Release Date: July 2011
7 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [94 KB]
Reading time: 53-74 min.
"4 Stars!...Engaging story about two men trying to form a relationship when one of them is keeping a secret. A fun, sexy read with a good dose of action as well. A well-written and fast-paced story. Stu and Brian are likable and interesting characters and their story kept me engaged throughout. Very entertaining and from beginning to end. I was engaged in Stu and Brian's story. Despite being only novella length the author did infuse a lot of details as well as emotional depth into the book. Recommended."--Lily, Reviews By Jessewave
As soon as they parked in Stu's garage, they started kissing again. He didn't even manage to close the garage door. They stood, wound in each other's arms, swaying against the car as fluorescent light streamed from the shop lights strung overhead.
Stu spun Brian around and pinned him face down across the hood of his car. Brian exhaled hard as he hit the warm metal. He rose on one elbow and spread his knees, fumbling to open his clothes, and Stu helped him, stripping Brian naked below the waist.
Brian had a gorgeous ass, a soft layer of fat rounding out the high, tight muscles. Fine brown hair grew on the backs of his thighs. He stretched out across the hood of the car, trying to appear nonchalant. Stu looked closer, noting the tension in the lean planes of his back.
Scared, Stu thought as he pushed the polo shirt up beneath Brian's armpits. Or excited.
"You gonna stare at my butt all night?" Brian tightened his rump and gave it a provocative wiggle.
Stu swatted him on the ass, making him flinch and snort. "I might touch it all night." Mesmerized, he watched his red handprint rise on the white flesh.
"Do that again." Brian hid his face against his forearm. "Make it sting."
"Seriously?" Stu heard the mingled doubt and arousal in his own voice.
"Yeah." Brian drew a tight breath. "Please."
Stu slapped Brian hard on the ass, putting his shoulder into it. The crack of flesh hitting flesh came as a shock in the well-lit garage. Maybe the concrete floor reflected and magnified the sound, but he had no time to follow that thought as Brian hissed, jerking beneath him. Brian rocked back under Stu's tingling palm, his white flesh hot.