#MWTease from 'Love Unmasked' with cover reveal for
June 23 release from Encompass Ink
MM erotic romance with a twist
Handsome Tom Wells sets lonely Scott Palmer’s heart racing as he watches Tom come and go from his apartment across the street. Scott longs to meet Tom. Scott needs a new job and when he scores one delivering goods for a local distributer, fate hands him the opportunity.
Tom works in a nightclub—the Candy Apple, and in the sultry environs, a masked stranger seduces Tom. The seeds of passion are sown, but who has ignited Tom’s passion?
Scott’s longing to know Tom leads him to join the elite club. On his first visit, the nightclub holds a masquerade event.
Who is kissing who? Who’s under the black velvet mask?
Read the tease:
He shook Tom’s hand. The clench of Tom’s fingers around his palm sent a jolt of attraction through Scott’s stomach. He tried to memorize Tom’s touch. He held onto Tom’s fingers so long he suddenly dropped the handshake in embarrassment.
Tom gazed at him.
Scott couldn’t read the expression in Tom’s eyes. He’d never been good at picking a straight acting guy’s sexual preference. If he went out, he frequented known gay bars so that there’d be no mistakes. Right then his nerves clouded his judgement further. He locked looks with Tom’s just to soak up the sight of Tom’s blue eyes. His hungry gaze traced lips that beckoned to him, until he yearned to kiss them, and hair that looked soft and easy to grab as he fucked the breath from Tom, the man of his dreams.
Tom broke their shared stare. He gestured to the delivery truck. “We have two large kegs ordered. Will you need help?”
Scott forced himself back to business. “No, I’m good. What about the crated beers? Where will I bring them?”
Tom half turned to indicate the double door and the corridor beyond. “The storeroom—I’ll show you.”
Scott followed Tom to the storeroom door and looked in.
“Sure, okay, and do I put the boxes of champagne in there?”
Tom turned so that he was close, so close to Scott, in fact, that his shoulder was a whisper away. “Yes, thanks.”
Scott backed away with desire burning in his balls, and then strode out to the truck. His heart’s desire, Tom, had been so close he could have kissed those perfect lips. He could have hugged him against his body. Scott sighed. His stomach ached with the need to have Tom for his own. A strange trembling gripped Scott. He’d wanted for Tom for so long and now he had no idea if he would ever stand a chance. Tom was probably straight.
Scott completed the delivery. He’d left the PDA in the cab of the truck and went to get it so that Tom could sign for the goods. He heard Tom’s footsteps crunching on the gravel and then Tom was by his side.
Scott straightened and faced Tom. “Please sign here. He pointed the stylus at the bottom box of a document on the screen. Then he held out the PDA and the stylus.”
Tom’s fingers stroked his taking the stylus.
A frown of sadness and longing creased Scott’s forehead.
Tom looked into his face as he handed back the PDA. “There you go.”
Scott took the little electronic device and managed a sad smile. “Thank you, Mr. Wells.”
Tom grinned. “Hey, call me Tom.”
Scott couldn’t speak. He nodded, his eyes searching Tom’s face for any sign of attraction or glimmer of recognition that they were both gay.
Tom left him standing there by the truck.
Copyright Elodie Parkes 2016 Encompass Ink June 23 release
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