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by Pepper Espinoza
Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Erotic Romance
Description: Andy Smith is just trying to do a good deed when he takes his sister's fiance home from a bar. After all, Scott Huxley is a major Hollywood star, and one drunken picture two nights before his wedding could be a huge embarrassment. The two men have nothing in common except an intense attraction. An attraction neither want to acknowledge. Andy doesn't want to betray his own sister, and Scott's secret runs so deep he can't even be honest with himself. But it doesn't take Andy long to learn that he doesn't have to acknowledge an attraction to be completely overwhelmed by it... Genres: Gay / Contemporary / The Arts
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2008
eBookwise Release Date: July 2009
32 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [120 KB]
Reading time: 74-104 min.
"...The writing is smooth and atmospheric. The emotions of the two main protagonists are drawn out with deft skill..."--British Bull Dog, Rainbow Reviews
"4 STARS!...This was a nice little story, one I enjoyed. If you like reading about flawed heroes and/or the famous person/normal person dynamic, and/or are fans of Pepper Espinoza's work, then you will like it, too."--Aunt Lynn, Reviews By Jessewave
"5 HEARTS!...Pepper Espinoza does her usual fantastic bit of writing with this story of the surfer dude and the big time star who's trying to hide his sexuality in a supposedly heterosexual marriage...Ms. Espinoza crafts the characters in a natural way that draws me to her work every time I see her name on a book... Great dialogue enmeshed in some serious situations and some fun is another trait of this author's work that never lets me down. It takes a few surprises to help the men work through their problems but they flow naturally through the framework Ms. Espinoza weaves into the story. This is another great read from one of my favorite authors."--Dee Dailey, The Romance Studio
"Still feeling a bit drunk?"
"More than a bit. Just not so ... happy."
Andy grimaced. "Well, have a seat, and I'll just check up on the spare room."
But Scott didn't sit down. In fact, he followed Andy up the stairs and down the hall. Susan used the room occasionally, so Andy knew that not only would it be presentable for company, but the bed would be freshly made with clean sheets. Susan always made sure that the house was left cleaner than she found it.
"What do you do when you want to forget something? And drinking just gives you a headache?"
"I find something to help me keep my mind off it. Read a book, or go to the movies. I bet you could get in for free."
"No, I don't want to go to the movies. I don't know if I even want to have anything to do with the movies anymore."
Andy frowned. "What do you mean? You're going to quit?"
"Sometimes ... sometimes I think I would like to."
"I never thought it would be like this. That's all. I'm probably going to regret saying any of this tomorrow."
"Hell, you probably won't even remember anything you said tonight. Trust me."
"Yeah, but I won't hold it against you. In fact, I'll pretend that I don't remember a thing."
"You'd do that?"
"So whatever happens in this room ... it's going to remain in this room?"
Andy frowned, wondering if he should just tell Scott to forget it. He wouldn't mention to anybody that Scott wanted to quit Hollywood, but he didn't want to be in possession of any other information. But Scott was looking at him with such hope that it would be cruel to dismiss him now. And though the two men weren't incredibly close, Scott would be part of his family for the rest of his life--no reason to start being cruel to him.
"Absolutely. I'm not big on gossip."
Scott smiled. It was the first real, genuine smile he had seen from Scott all night. It was almost like his mega-watt super-star smile, but not quite. It was a bit softer. Almost shy. "I know you're not. Lord knows you could have made a decent penny leaking information to the press."