In 2 weeks, I’ll be revealing the cover for Becoming Rafe, a new book in the Men of Falcon Pointe series. As such, I’m posting snippets from the first two books this and next week. Enjoy!
This is a snippet from 959 Brenton Street.
Besides fielding three calls from his mother that day, Thanksgiving was laid-back. Cory was called in to deliver a baby first thing but came back at four that afternoon. There were no more emergency calls. The game Cory wanted to watch was over by the time he got home, but Alan had recorded it. After Cory filled a plate with food and joined them in the basement, they turned it on.
“All right,” Alan said, standing up. “I’ll leave you two he-men to your football game. Have fun.”
“Thanks, Alan,” Cory called as Alan walked out.
Trent watched him and, as he climbed the stairs, Alan turned and winked. Knowing Alan had purposefully left them together made him grin. And fidget. Cory cocked an eyebrow after Alan was gone. “You okay? You look flushed.”
“I’m fine. Alan just did something weird.”
Cory chuckled and settled down to enjoy the game. As usual watching sports with Cory was fun. They yelled at, heckled, and otherwise taunted the players through the first half. The halftime show came on, and Cory fast-forwarded and turned to look Trent right in the eye. “May I ask something?” he asked quietly.
“You can ask anything, Cory.”
“Are you and Alan involved?”
The question took him by surprise, and Trent burst out laughing. “Alan? No. He’s like the brother I never had.”
“Good. I didn’t want to step on any toes.”
He paused the game, stood up, walked around the coffee table, and took a seat next to Trent. The energy zapped and zinged around him, and Trent felt that if Cory touched him, he might just go off like a fucking rocket. Cory leaned forward and drifted his fingers along Trent’s chin.
“I like you, Trent, more than I’ve been attracted to anyone in a very long time. I was originally going to wait until you’d made your decision, but I just can’t wait anymore. What I would like to know is would you go out on a date with me?”
“Yes.” The word tumbled from his lips. Alan was right. Cory liked him. A grin stretched so far across his face he was sure he looked like a total idiot. And he didn’t care. “I hoped…. Well, I’m attracted to you too.”
Trent Farnsworth moves to Falcon Pointe to get as far away from his controlling family and religion as he can. While his conservative upbringing makes it hard for Trent to admit he’s gay, he accidentally outs himself in front of his four new roommates. None of the men living at 959 Brenton Street are what the world would consider normal, but all four accept him for who he is. He never expects to feel right at home in a loving discipline household. And when Trent falls for his much older landlord, Dr. Cory Venerin, he’s as surprised as anyone, but discovering Cory feels the same makes Trent realize he’s truly in the right place at the right time.
Until he tells his family he’s gay. His father uses any resource at his disposal to destroy him, including Trent’s love for Cory. As his father schemes to send Trent to a hospital whose sole purpose is to rip the gay out of him, Cory battles to save not only Trent—but also the possibility of a future together.
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