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by KC Kendricks
Category: Erotica/Erotic Romance/Romance
Description: When passion is the prize, it's time to change the rules... Micah Souther is young, talented, and gay. As the junior owner of the family business, he knows better than to look for love "on the clock." Jonas Chadwick is the new guy at the firm. Older, wiser, and a survivor of the school of hard knocks, he's not in the market for an office romance, even if he knows for certain his young boss is gay. One kiss is all it takes to send Micah and Jonas on a collision course, and when bodies collide, the friction gets hot... Genres: Gay / Contemporary
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2008
eBookwise Release Date: February 2009
26 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [117 KB]
Reading time: 68-95 min.
"4.5 STARS!...a very interesting story on a number of levels...The author does a very good job on the back story of each protagonist, particularly Jonas, who we learn has suffered two personal tragedies and he's afraid that he might have too much baggage for a new lover, while Micah on the other hand has had a pretty good life but is really looking for love after suffering a few failed relationships. The sex is wonderful and at times moving and Micah shows a lot of tenderness towards Jonas' vulnerabilities...This is a very appealing couple...The dialogue was great...I have no hesitation recommending PASSION'S VICTORY to fans of K.C. Kendricks and other readers unfamiliar with K.C's writing."--Jessewave, Reviews By Jessewave
"4 ANGELS!...You can't help but like both of these characters...Who doesn't love a good office romance story? The romance may have progressed quickly between these two characters, from a chronological standpoint anyway, but that didn't detract from the plot at all...well worth the read."--April, Fallen Angel Reviews
"...a story with heat and heart. Micah knows what he wants and goes after it. Jonas is a little gun shy because of his past, and rightly so, but he still takes a risk...a short story that covers a lot of ground. Not in length of word or time for the characters, but in the issues Micah and Jonas deal with and the emotional battles they face. I was rooting for them from start to finish!"--Nikki, Rainbow Reviews
"4 NYMPHS!...a touching, thoughtful and realistic love story of two men meeting at very different stages in their lives. KC Kendricks has again created two terrific and very likable characters in Micah and Jonas who I found myself rooting for all the way. I highly recommend this book to all fans of the m/m romance genre."--Woodland Nymph, Literary Nymph Reviews
"5 HEARTS!...Although you could easily fry an egg or two, maybe a dozen, on the scorching male on male romance...the expertly woven plot is what kept me reading... Really. I couldn't wait to find out if Micah and Jonas would conquer their inner demons, just as much as, I flipped page after page to see what part they'd conquer on each other next. With mapping each other's bodies, came one emotional discovery after another, and not all positive. This heightened the intrigue, adding the perfect amount of suspense. The author, KC Kendricks, accurately portrays some real-life circumstances and insecurities many of us face when we decide to cruise for more than "just sex", and I found this story beautifully moving in all the right areas."--Bryl Tyne, The Romance Studio
My pulse pounded loudly in my ears and my cock rose, anticipating something I knew wasn't a certainty. He'd come back, but for what? His warm lips found mine, seeking permission. I opened to him, inviting him to plunder at will. He did, thrusting his tongue into my mouth. I met him eagerly, hungrily. I wanted this, and more.
Jonas' strong fingers encircled my wrist and he lifted my arm above my head as his body pinned me, full length, against my front door. He pressed the hard ridge of his erection firmly to mine. I reached for him with my free hand, wanting to feel his length and girth, but he grabbed that wrist, too, and lifted it beside the other. I bucked against him, totally turned on by the aggression I sensed in him.
"Be still," he growled in my ear. He trailed kisses down my neck, even as his grip tightened. I struggled to break free of the vise grip he had on my wrists.
His pelvis ground against mine. I tilted my head and delved into the heat of his mouth. I moaned. He moaned. I wanted my hands free in the worst way. I needed to touch him, caress the sensitive, silky skin I knew sheathed his penis. I ached to feel his lips on my cock.
I threw my weight forward, desperate to force him to take a step back. It worked and I quickly spun him around and pinned him with my body. He grunted as he came in contact with the door and his lips bowed beneath mine. His strong fingers released my hands, and I reached for him, gathering him to me. His muscled thigh slipped between mine and applied upward pressure on my balls. Instead of worrying about injury I pressed down, reveling in the tingling sensation.
"Jonas," I murmured against his smiling lips. "Talk to..." His tongue flicked to mine, cutting off my request for a moment of conversation.
Any of my neighbors watching were getting quite a sideshow. I shoved my hand in my pocket, fumbling for my keys. They fell from my shaking fingers to the porch decking. Jonas pushed me back, breaking physical contact. I longed to see his eyes, to get some idea of what he thought, what he felt.
"Bend over and pick them up," he said cheerfully as he rubbed my nipple.
I stared at him and tried to catch my breath. "Not in front of you, Chadwick. I know all about men like you."
"Do you?" Something rough and dark in his voice gave me pause. What demon did he battle?
"I know enough." I pushed him back against the side of the house, not with some little force. "Why did you come back?"
"I don't know. Maybe to satisfy my curiosity."
"Bullshit." I fisted my hands in his shirt and gave him a shake. "We take this inside, make it private, or we're done here."
Jonas stared at me for the longest twenty seconds of my life, then he nodded. I released him and he bent over, snagged my keys, and dropped them into my outstretched palm. I unlocked the door and invited the devil into my home for the second time in one day.