In 1 week, I’ll be revealing the cover for Becoming Rafe, a new book in the Men of Falcon Pointe series. As such, I’ve been posting snippets from the first two books. This week, I’ve got a snippet from Finding His Home. Enjoy!
Bastien is confused about several things, including how he feels about his boyfriend Avery and his roommate David. In this scene, Bastien and David are having dinner.
Neither of them spoke as they ate, and the strange undercurrent bothered him. “Is everything all right, David?”
It took a few minutes before the man responded. “Yeah. Just lots of shit going on.”
“That I get.”
“When Marley and I were engaged, a good hard fuck was a great way to get rid of the stress. But since we broke up….” David shook his head. “My own hand just doesn’t do the job.”
“How long’s it been?”
Bastien asked, “Is it normal to wait so long?”
“No. I’m just picky as hell.”
Snorting a laugh, Bastien nodded. “Maybe that’s Avery’s thing.”
David looked up. “What do you mean?”
Bastien opened his mouth twice before he spoke. “I like him. He’s great. And a fantastic kisser, but…. He told me the first night we went out that he wasn’t over his former boyfriend and didn’t want to get physically involved until the guy was out of his head. The thing is, we’ve been going out for two months, and we’re still just kissing.”
“And you want more.”
“Yeah,” Bastien said slowly, but he knew he didn’t sound sure. “Thing is, I do want more. I’m now thinking it’s just not with him.”
David scratched the side of his head. “How do you feel about him?”
“Like I said. I like him, and he’s really cute. And we get along perfectly.” He felt heat spread across his cheeks. “Sometimes it feels like I’m out with a cousin and not a boyfriend.”
Letting out a whoosh of air, David nodded slowly. “That’s a decision you need to make yourself.”
“I know. I was thrilled that Avery had a family thing, so he had to break our date off. That should tell me something.” And he didn’t want it to. He liked having a regular date, even if he did tend to think about David the other days of the week. “I just don’t want to be alone.” It sounded weak to him, but he couldn’t take it back.
“Anyone else you’re interested in?”
Bastien picked up an egg roll and twisted it around nervously with his chopsticks. “There’s a guy.”
“Well, I guess it depends on if you two are exclusive or not.”
“We’re not. At least we haven’t talked about it.”
David took a long drink from his beer and then put the bottle down. He stared off into space and finally looked Bastien in the eyes. Even if he wanted to, Bastien would not have been able to look away. “I have no idea if you’re interested, and if you’re not, just say no and I’ll never say another word about it. But if you are, I would love to take you out to dinner.”
His breath caught in his throat, and Bastien didn’t know whether to cheer or choke. David was interested. In him. And he was dating someone. Oh crap. “I want to,” he whispered. “I’ve liked you since we met. But I need to make sure Avery doesn’t think this is exclusive first. I can’t cheat.”
“And I wouldn’t want you to.” A small smile curved the edges of David’s lips. “Whew. I was worried maybe you wouldn’t be interested or I had waited too long.”
Sebastien Cather moves to Falcon Pointe with a dream to live life his way. Offered a room at 959 Brenton Street, he discovers how liberating it can feel to live among accepting people, especially in a household where they practice loving physical discipline. And he quickly gains a boyfriend in Avery, a fellow student. Unfortunately Avery isn’t his first choice. His roommate David is fascinating and good-looking, and Bastien would do anything to have him—but he doesn’t think the attraction is returned.
Tensions rise as his roommates’ wedding is threatened and his present and past lives clash. Outed by the national media, Bastien knows he will never be able to return home again. Just as he’s sure he can’t handle any more stress, David shows his interest. Bastien slowly makes his way forward, trying to find firm footing in the minefield that is his life. But when his landlord makes an announcement about the future of the house, it may change all of his dreams.
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