What We May Be
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by Vivien Dean
Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Erotic Romance
Description: Fashion is Jared Harvey's life. Once a top model, now an aspiring designer, he never expects to be attracted to a man who wouldn't know his Versace from his Valentino. But Rick Paulson makes Jared rethink everything he's ever assumed he wanted in a man. Rick's generous, built like a brick house, and best of all, hungry to let Jared take control. Together, they ignite passions in each other neither wants to extinguish. So what if Rick doesn't care about Jared's Cavalli? Life's more than a runway, especially with a man like Rick around... Genres: Gay / Contemporary / The Arts / Romantic Comedy
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2008
eBookwise Release Date: July 2009
67 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [117 KB]
Reading time: 68-96 min.
"4 Stars!...A sweet and likeable story about two men at the beginning of a relationship that has hints of more depth. The missteps and insecurities prevalent at the beginning only add to the honesty between the men as does the genuine pleasure they take in each other. An easy read with a quick, flowing pace that surprised me when it was over...For anyone looking for the start of a romance with all the quirks involved, I'd recommend this story."--Kassa, Rainbow Reviews
"...An amusing story of two men stepping outside of the box and finding the beginnings of an affectionate relationship. Vivian Dean created a charming romance interwoven with sexy and giving characters that I enjoyed."--Chocolate Minx, Literary Nymphs Reviews
"4.5 Stars!...A lovely, light, romantic tale of getting past biases and assumptions, about not jumping to conclusions and digging deeper than the superficial to get to know who people really are...A gentle, wonderful, well-written tale with two very likable protags. As with other stories of its length that I've liked, I was left wanting more. If you're looking for a light romance, look no further."--Aunt Lynn, Reviews by Jessewave
"So what's the deal with this guy?" Theresa asked. She dug into her food as if nothing had been amiss. Steam wafted up from her baked potato when she broke into the skin. "Did I miss something juicy when he gave you a dry shirt?"
"No, nothing like that."
"So what is it?"
"You have eyes. The man is beautiful."
"You deal with male models every day. I don't see you going so gaga over any of them."
Jared rolled his eyes. "Maybe because most of them barely slide out of jail and into bait."
"No 'still.' I wanted to get to know him better, okay? He knew Leo. And he's taller than me. And he's hotter than David Beckham sunbathing nude in the Sahara. Do you know what a narrow demographic that really is?"
Theresa slowly chewed her potato, her gaze contemplative. He hated when she did that. She always reminded him of his grandmother at the Sunday dinner table, watching and waiting for him to explain his latest ensemble.
"Fine," he said. "I hate thinking he might've gotten a better offer. Satisfied?"
She grinned. "Just don't tell him that or you might not get a third chance."
"A third..." His voice trailed off when he turned to follow her gaze over his shoulder. Rick marched in his direction, his mouth grim, his steps long and sure. He slowed only as he approached, focusing on Jared with a velvet intensity that made him sit up a little straighter.
"There you are." Rick gripped the back of Jared's chair and leaned down, either ignoring the curious stares from the rest of the table or completely oblivious to them. Jared wasn't sure which. "Listen, I got an emergency call and can't stick around. But I didn't want to just take off after we made plans."
In spite of his earlier annoyance, Jared smiled with every ounce of warmth that had overtaken his body at Rick's nearness. "Oh, you didn't have to worry about me." Beneath the table, Theresa's foot connected with his ankle, but Jared was proud that he didn't even blink. "I hope everything's okay."
"Well, we'll see about that." He pulled a folded piece of paper from his jeans pocket and set it in front of Jared. "If you want to get together sometime, give me a call. I want that conversation you promised me."
Rick straightened with a smile, but with his mission done, didn't linger. Jared watched him leave, his gaze invariably straying to the man's ass again.
"Okay, you win." Theresa wasn't even looking at him when Jared turned back to her. Apparently, he wasn't the only one checking Rick out. "He's way better than any of the twinks the agency sends us."
"Way better," Jared echoed. And then repeated it again in his head.
Thank you, Leo.