Ashton And Justice [Masquerade]
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by Stephani Hecht
Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Gay Fiction
Description: When his domineering brother drags him to a college party, Justice expects only to have yet another boring night out. So he's both shocked and intrigued when he catches the eye of a cute, mysterious stranger named Ashton. Just as the men introduce themselves, Justice's brother intervenes and drags them apart. It's then that Justice learns the awful truth--Ashton's father is a notorious criminal, and Justice's own father is the District Attorney who has made it a personal goal to take down Ashton's family.
While Ashton may have grown up around criminals, he's nothing like them. Hardworking and compassionate, he's done everything he can to prove he's a good person. When he meets Justice, Ashton is instantly drawn to the soft-spoken man. Then Ashton realizes how Justice has a horrible home life and becomes determined to protect the other man, no matter the cost.
As the two men grow closer, they face hostilities from their own families. Will Justice and Ashton be able to find happiness together, or is their love destined to end in tragedy?
Genres: Gay / Contemporary / Series
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2010
eBookwise Release Date: January 2012
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [115 KB]
Reading time: 70-98 min.
Justice set his cup of beer on a nearby table because he'd started to tremble so badly he worried he'd spill the stuff on him. The only thing worse than drinking the junk was reeking of it. Something he'd know from previous experience when Craig and his friends thought it would be fun to douse the "sissy boy."
Still keeping his lips inches from Justice's ear, Ashton asked, "So, if you won't leave with me now, at least have some mercy on me and give me your phone number."
Somehow Justice's hands ended up on Ashton's shoulders. His mind began to spin from all the emotions colliding inside him, the two biggest being arousal and shock. Arousal because--Hello!--Ashton was sex bundled up in a college T-shirt, and shock because Justice never moved this fast before. His dates were few and far between and never before had he touched, let alone kissed, until at least one or two weeks of knowing the other guy. Yet, as he found himself pressing his body closer to Ashton, Justice knew with a certainty that they'd be kissing within seconds. Justice closed his eyes and began to inch even closer.
"What in the fuck do you think you're doing?" Craig snarled.
Before Justice could react, his brother grabbed him by the arm and jerked him away. Justice opened his eyes and gasped as he readied himself for yet another one of Craig's verbal assaults. Instead, much to his surprise, Craig shoved Justice behind him before turning his fury onto Ashton.
"I don't know what kind of game you think you're playing, but keep my brother out of it," Craig snapped, his face red with anger.