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by India Harper
Category: Erotica/BDSM Erotica/Gay Fiction
Description: A Civil War veteran and recovered opium addict, Adam Finlay, knows the cost of taking pleasure too far. In life, as in poker, he plays things close to the vest. The only way he knows to survive is to let no one in.
Jackson Talbot loves a challenge. And no one is a greater challenge than the closed-off Adam Finlay. An awkward partnership gets Jackson's foot in the door, but it will take every bit of skill he possesses to get any further with Adam.
Amidst the excitement of a high-stakes poker game, white lies and past mistakes threaten to destroy the fragile relationship the two men have begun to build. In the end, can two Jacks beat the Queen of Hearts?
Genres: Gay / Historical / BDSM (Light)
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2010
eBookwise Release Date: August 2011
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [88 KB]
Reading time: 50-70 min.
"4.75 Stars!...This smoothly written, fast-paced historical novelette is a sexy treat to read."--Val Kovalin, Reviews By Jessewave
Adam chuckled, moving up to kiss him. Jackson opened his mouth to welcome it. He wanted Adam in no doubt that he wanted this. Adam took advantage of it, teasing at Jackson's lips before probing inside. At the same time, he reached down to fondle Jackson's balls. Jackson groaned into Adam's mouth.
Jackson was desperate to return the contact, but his hands were effectively bound. With enough effort he could get free, but Adam wanted him tied, so he'd stay tied. Instead, he reciprocated the one way he could, with sound and the subtle shift of his body against Adam's.
The combination of kiss and caress shouldn't have been so overwhelming, but coming from Adam, it was devastating. He never lost control, never allowed Jackson to take too much or escape very far, the hand massaging his cock always gentle, always firm, making Jackson wild with the need for more.
"This is killing you, isn't it?" Adam asked against the side of Jackson's throat.
"Yes." His voice cracked, telling Adam everything Jackson couldn't find the words for.
Adam began working down his chest again, his hand never ceasing its intimate attentions farther down. "You can't respond, can't resist, can't run away, and can't take control."
"Don't worry, Jackson. You're going to get everything you want. But we've got a lot of hours to kill before the game starts up again, and I plan to take advantage of them all."
"Hours?" The thought equally horrified and thrilled him.
"You wanted me, Jackson. Now you've got me."
Before Jackson could retort, Adam's mouth replaced his hand on Jackson's cock. "Jesus..."