Kyle Tripper has led an interesting life. Currently the manager of London’s famous Club Delish, he used to be a croupier extraordinaire in Las Vegas. But not everything in that life was so glamorous; his ex was a piece of work. Now gun-shy, Kyle hopes there is someone special out there for him, and secretly wishes it’s luscious paramedic, Eric Kirby.
Every day Eric Kirby goes through the motions. Yeah, he saves lives, and, sure, he makes a difference, but he doesn’t feel it anymore – not since he lost his one true. But, when he meets wild, flamboyant Kyle Tripper and learns there’s a skittish, apprehensive man beneath the bold façade, the best of Eric’s protective nature kicks in and opens his heart to a new love.
Eric sat back, legs akimbo, beer in hand and regarded Kyle lazily. “So, Ryan and Mango were getting it on when you walked in on them then?”
Kyle laughed. “Yep. Ry was delivering what looked like one helluva blow job and Mango looked as if he wanted to deck me for interrupting.”
Both men chuckled and took a sip of their drinks. Kyle looked at Eric questioningly. “So, tell me if I’m over stepping the mark. You and Ryan tried dating but it didn’t work out? What happened?”
Eric shrugged, his long fingers wrapped around his beer bottle as he gestured toward Kyle. “Oh, you know. We thought there were sparks, but there weren’t, and it turned out we were better off as friends. Ryan hadn’t got over Mango, and, frankly, I thought it was a matter of time until they found their way back together.” He grinned. “I’m glad I was right. Those guys deserve each other.”
Kyle raised his bottle in a salute. “Amen to that.” He couldn’t help noticing the line of Eric’s throat as he drank. There was a certain spot—just there—that begged to be licked. Kyle saw himself leaning over the table and dragging his tongue up the stubbled throat, then finding Eric’s plump lips in a kiss that—
“Earth to Kyle.” Eric regarded him with amusement. “Do I have something on my face?”
The warm flush that suffused Kyle wrapped around his body. “Erm, no, sorry. I was thinking of something else.”
Eric raised an eyebrow, which Kyle found mouth-wateringly sexy. “Anything I should know about? I almost felt like you were getting ready to serve me up with a slice of lemon and eat me.”
Kyle couldn’t resist it. “I’d love to eat you,” he murmured. “It’s one of my favourite things to do.”
Eric’s eyes widened and the look of lust that overtook his face left Kyle breathless.
“Oh yeah?” Eric shifted in his seat. “We’ll have to try that one night. Now that you’ve offered, you can’t take it back.” He grinned and settled back in his chair. “I’m sure I could return the favour.” His gaze smouldered as he stared into Kyle’s eyes.
Kyle’s arse clenched at the thought of Eric’s tongue licking his hole, getting deep inside him. His cock was enjoying the idea too.
They were interrupted by their waitress, which probably was just as well. Kyle was sporting a hard-on that threatened to blow. She plunked down their plates of chips, asked if they wanted anything else, barely waited for their head shakes, then left.
Kyle lathered his in brown sauce ignoring Eric’s grimace, then popped a hot chip in his mouth and gave a deep groan. “Oh, that tastes good.” He licked the sauce off his fingers, while watching Eric’s face.
Eric shook his head, and gave a soft laugh. “I see what you’re trying to do,” he muttered. “God, you are such a tease.”
Kyle smirked. “Well, thank you, kind sir. I do try.”
Sue writes steamy, sexy and fun contemporary gay romance stories, some suspenseful, some gritty and dark, and others just plain ahhhh….
Lover of angst and conflict, she enjoys putting her characters through the emotional wringer and bringing them out the other side with an HEA or at the very least, a HFN.
Sue is a PAN member of Romance Writers of America and also of the Romantic Novelists Association in the UK. She’s also Editor in Chief at http://www.divinemagazine.biz, an online LGBTQ e-zine, and she’s a Charity Board trustee at http://www.beingmecampaign.com in London.
She’s passionate about research for her books and has stayed in a circus, taken lessons from a blind person on how it feels to be non-sighted, and travelled to a lighthouse with maintenance crew to see first-hand what it’s like inside. She’s also written a screen play with Hollywood actor and heart-throb Nicholas Downs, with a view to taking her latest release, Sight Unseen, to the big screen.