Red Lights and Silver Bells
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by Stephani Hecht
Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Romance
Description: Since Dylan has found a home in Flint and the perfect man to share it with, life should be great. However, as the holidays approach, he finds himself being haunted by his past more than ever. Cut off from the rest of his family, this will be the first Christmas away from them and while it was they who shoved him away, Dylan continues to miss his parents. While he still has his brother, Lucas, things between the two have become more stressful than ever as they fight to come to terms with their past issues. Then Dylan gets the news that he will be having to work on Christmas and he sinks further in his holiday induced pity party. While he loves his job as a paramedic, the last thing he wants to be doing is spending the holiday away from his boyfriend, Kaleb. Kaleb can see that Dylan is struggling with a bad case of Christmas blues. He wants nothing more than to make his man happy again, but everything Kaleb does only seems to make things worse. Kaleb knows something has to change and quick though, before Dylan pulls completely away. Will Kaleb be able to turn things around in time or will he forever lose Dylan?
eBook Publisher: eXtasy eBooks/eXtasybooks, 2010 2010
eBookwise Release Date: February 2011
29 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [87 KB]
Reading time: 52-73 min.
He trailed off as they entered the bathroom. Kaleb smiled as he watched Dylan's gaze travel to the bath full of hot, bubbly water, to the numerous lit candles, then to the bottle of wine.
"You did this all for me?" Dylan asked in a soft voice.
Kaleb came up behind him and slowly slid Dylan's jacket off. "Yes, but if you want I could always see if Gladys wants to share it with you."
For the first time that evening the smile Kaleb loved so much filled Dylan's face. "Let her get her own. The only one I want in there with me is you."
He turned around and stood on tiptoe so their lips could meet. Dylan tasted strongly of mint and the same sweetness that always lingered in his mouth. Kaleb plunged his tongue inside, gently stroking until he'd earned a moan from Dylan.
Kaleb started to carefully unbutton Dylan's shirt. "Are you sure there's enough room in there for both of us?"
Dylan cast a quick glance at the tub. "It may be cramped, but I don't mind. It'll be worth the discomfort to be held by you."
"I plan on doing more than just holding you." Kaleb stripped Dylan's uniform top off only to find a thermal shirt underneath.
In the winter, most EMS workers tended to dress in layers in case they got stuck on long extrications at car accident scenes, so the thermal shirt didn't come as a surprise. Kaleb took that off, too, only to find a t-shirt still hindering his progress.
"Sorry." Dylan gave an impish grin. "It was cold outside today."
Kaleb pulled it over Dylan's head and finally encountered blessedly bare skin. He spent a few moments exploring it with his fingers before dipping his head so he could run his tongue around one nipple. Dylan let out a sound halfway between a sigh and moan as he softly caressed Kaleb's hair.
"Do you have thermal bottoms on under your pants?" Kaleb asked, not bothering to hide his grin when Dylan nodded.
"I didn't want to freeze my ass off like I did last week when I responded to that snowmobiler-versus-tree call."
"I'll tell you what. You take them off and I'll get naked and meet you in the bath." Kaleb picked a few stray pieces of glass from Dylan's hair and tossed them into the garbage.
Dylan moved quick, things getting a bit awkward when he got to his boots. He hopped around for a few moments, somehow managing to look desirable even while being clumsy. There was a reason his co-workers had long ago smacked him with the nickname Trippy. The incident with the Christmas tree hadn't been Dylan's first klutz performance and it probably wouldn't be his last either.
He still managed though and Kaleb soon got an eyeful of the paramedic's perfectly rounded ass. When Dylan turned and tilted his head down slightly as he stroked his own cock, it was Kaleb who stumbled a bit in his undressing. The way the low light made for an ideal silhouette of Dylan's sensual profile could only be described as sheer perfection. Even his cheekbones, which would be considered too round on others and his eyes which would have been overly large on anyone else, added to his sexy appeal. Somehow, even after everything he'd suffered though, Dylan managed to keep a small bit of innocence that called to the protector in Kaleb.