This week’s snippet is from the prologue of Rustic Moment, the story of Grant and Dave. Here’s the blurb…
Betrayal, heartbreak, and financial ruin are only the beginning.
The last few months have been tough on Grant Parnell. He discovered his boyfriend was having an affair and it’s taken its toll, both emotionally and financially. With his business facing ruin, Grant could lose everything.
Dave Monroe is excited to start a new phase of his life. He’s following his dream and pursuing an exciting career opportunity. When Grant visits his friends in the country and finds out Dave might be moving to Melbourne, he offers him a place to stay. For Dave, life’s looking good.
Dave had only met Grant a couple of times before moving in with him, but the simmering sexual attraction is undeniable. As he settles into Grant’s home, deeper feelings develop. It’s hard not to fall for Grant’s gorgeous exterior, but it’s the strong man underneath who captures Dave’s heart.
Grant always craved success. His business and his home are testament to just how far he’s come, proving his family wrong and making something of himself—or he had. Now everything is falling apart. As Grant’s world spirals out of control, Dave is the one sure thing in his life.
But if they are to have any chance at happiness, Dave will need to teach Grant what’s really important.
Gary’s head ricocheted off the hard and unforgiving floorboards as his attacker—his fucking brother!—backhanded his cheek, the force of the slam splitting his skin just under his eye. Pain radiated from his cheekbone and his vision blurred again as the throb from his face competed with the agonising pain from the back of his head.
It could be worse, it could be worse, it could be worse…. The words repeated like a chant as he swallowed the mouthful of blood and saliva that pooled in his mouth. He heaved as the revolting mess hit his stomach. He swallowed hard to keep from vomiting; a wave of nausea rolled over his helpless body.
Vincent was a fucking brute, a mass of brawn and muscle. He’d hit Gary before, but nothing like this. Nothing like this ferocious and uncontrolled beating.
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