It’s National Joe Day!
He would make the offer. Adam could take it for what it was—an offer of a place to stay for the night. If Adam didn’t like the idea of sharing, or sharing with a guy, he’d say no. If he accepted, Joey would just keep to himself. He’d let Adam make any first move, because there was no way Joey was putting himself out there and risking making a fool of himself. Or worse still, having his head beat in.
He glanced up at Adam, even as he had the thought. He couldn’t imagine Adam laying a hand on anyone in anger. Jeez, he wished he had more experience or at least was braver.
Adam tilted his head and studied Joey. “I can hear you thinking from here.”
Joey swallowed and took a deep breath. The words came out in a rush. “I was just thinking that I have a perfectly good room with access to a bathroom, and it has electricity. If you’re willing to share a double, or throw your swag on the floor, you’re welcome to bunk in with me.”
“Why, Joey, that’s very nice of you.” Adam grinned. “I’d be very pleased to take you up on your kind and generous offer.” He tipped his hat and bowed.
Joey blinked at how simple it was. He offered; Adam accepted. He couldn’t get the stupid grin off his face and had to look away so Adam wouldn’t think what a dork he was.
Copyright © 2016 Nic Starr
Follow the music in your heart….
★ RUSTIC MELODY by Nic Starr ★
Adam Chambers has never seen eye-to-eye with his father and is reluctant to take over the family’s property-development company. To clear his head and work out what he wants to do with the rest of his life, Adam leaves his responsibilities in the city and heads out to see the country.
He isn’t much closer to deciding what to do with his life when he arrives at one of Australia’s largest events, the Tamworth Country Music Festival, and meets Joey Callaway.
Since Joey’s father’s tragic death left Joey the family’s debt-ridden pub, Joey has struggled, desperate to turn the business around and give his mum the life she deserves. A break away from the pressures of running the pub is just what he needs, and a hook-up with Adam is the perfect way to forget about his troubles.
The one-night stand might just be an opening act. If Adam and Joey can follow the music in their hearts, perhaps they can heal each other and create a melody that will last a lifetime.
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