Happy Saturday, Snippeteers! Posting late because I was at the cinema watching Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 – definitely recommended viewing. 🙂
This week’s snippet is once again from Wake Up Call, my new release set in Riptide’s shared world of Porthkennack – but this time, Dev’s not joking about sex; he’s made a move – and it could be about to succeed:
Kyle was about to tell him no—but to hell with it. It was just sex, wasn’t it? It didn’t have to mean anything. And he was so bloody tired of not living. What could it hurt, to give in, to take a bit of physical pleasure when it was offered? What had Dev said? Nothing here was real. In a couple of weeks, Dev would be back in London, laughing with his mates over the weird bloke he’d slept with on holiday. And that was for the best.
The thought of it was like a knife in his chest—but then Dev stepped forward, took Kyle’s face in his hands, and kissed him, and Kyle buried the pain under an avalanche of desire.
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South London mechanic Devan Thompson has gone to Porthkennack to track down someone he’s been waiting all his life to know. But Dev’s distracted from his quest by Kyle, a broodingly handsome local of only a few months, who’s already got a reputation as an alcoholic because of his strange behaviour—including a habit of collapsing in the street.
Kyle Anthony fled to Porthkennack to escape from the ruins of his life. Still raging against his diagnosis of narcolepsy—a condition that’s cost him his job as a barrister, his lover, and all chance of normality—the last thing he wants is another relationship that’s doomed to fail. But Dev’s easygoing acceptance and adaptability, not to mention his good looks, have Kyle breaking all his self-imposed rules.
When disaster strikes Dev’s adored little sister, Kyle steps up to the plate, and Dev sees a side of his lover he wasn’t prepared for: competent, professional—and way out of Dev’s league. With one man determined that they don’t have a future and the other fearing it, life after Porthkennack is starting to look bleak for both of them.
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I’ve bought it…but I haven’t read it yet. I’m in a terrible reading slump and I don’t dare to read anything new right now. I hate everything I read atm, even old, trusted re-reads. It drives me crazy. So I save books I really want to like until this passes!! 🙂
Much sympathy. I have those slumps occasionally, and hate them. Hope it passes soon!
Oh, gosh. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one this happens to!
Oh boy, sounds like things are going places for all the wrong reasons.
Yep, there’s going to be fallout from this later! 😉
Burying that pain is only going to last so long before he has to face it, I suspect.
Bottling things up is never good…
Great last line!
Oh, poor Kyle. He doesn’t know when he’s caught. Great snippet, J.L. 🙂
Yeah, he’s definitely enjoying that North African river cruise… 😉
Poor confused guys. They each have a lot to work through.
Oh, indeedy. 🙂
And the troubles begin…
Love the tension! Got the book on my pile… but I have to get lost in Viggo & Paul’s story first. Just because – Iceland.
I loved these guys. Wake Up Call was so good.
Aw, thank you! So glad you enjoyed it! 😀