Happy Wednesday! It’s time to Wip It Up! If you aren’t familiar with the WipItUp bloghop, it’s a chance every Wednesday for Authors to share a snippet from a work in progress or a recently released work.
This week I’m sharing a snippet from Becoming Rafe, the next book in my Men of Falcon Pointe M/M DD romance series, which is currently available for preOrder.
In this snippet, Rafe and his friends Finn and Santi have just arrived at the yearly Labor Day party given by some friends. And lo-and-behold, guess who Rafe sees…
“You guys do this every year?” Santi asked as they walked outside with Bastien.
“Yep. Most of these guys have lived here at some point. Some are just lifelong friends of Cory’s.”
“Who’s Cory?” Finn asked, his eyes twinkling.
“The hot Native American guy over there,” Rafe said, pointing toward the owner of the home.
“Damn. Bastien, how can you do anything while living here? I’d drool all day long.” And Santi was doing a good job of practically drooling right then.
Bastien smiled as though he were remembering something, and David walked up behind him and wrapped him up in a hug. “David was the one I had my eyes on from the moment I moved in.”
“It probably helped that Cory and Trent were engaged at that point,” David teased.
“Nah. I like Cory, but you were always hotter.” Bastien turned his head and kissed his boyfriend. “Come on. Let me introduce you to some more of the family.”
Names went by quickly, and Rafe caught maybe one out of every three. Thankfully nobody took offense when he couldn’t remember their name three minutes later.
“I don’t smell any barbeque,” bellowed a voice from the doorway.
“Nelson,” several men shouted.
Rafe stared at the newcomer. He was almost as gorgeous as the Scotsman from the previous night. His salt-and-pepper hair framed an oval face with twinkling blue eyes and high cheekbones.
“Hot damn. It’s another one,” Finn said with a laugh. “Rafe, we’ve found nirvana.”
Rafe agreed with Finn. Just as he was about to turn around and ask Bastien about Nelson, Levlin walked into the backyard. Instantly Rafe felt an intense, primal reaction to him as his cock hardened. Now he was glad Finn had suggested wearing jock straps. It was damned uncomfortable, but better than every guy seeing that he had a hard-on.
“Ooh. Is that your knight in shining armor?” Santi asked with a full mouth. Both Finn and Rafe turned to him.
“Where’d you find the food?” Finn asked, stealing a chip from his plate.
“In the kitchen. There’s gobs of it.”
“Good. I’m hungry.” Finn headed back to the kitchen, and Rafe assumed it might be smart to do the same, but he had a hard time moving. When he turned his head, he spotted Levlin talking to Frank.
“He’s a hottie, isn’t he?” Santi asked, leaning his chin on Rafe’s shoulder to watch. “Not in the usual sense. He’s no boy next door. But in the ‘I’ll take you back to my hut and fuck the ever-living breath out of you and you’ll beg me to do it again’ sense.”
Rafe nodded. “Yeah. That’s a perfect description. How does any man get that many muscles?”
It was a rhetorical question, but when Santi suggested, “Hormones?” Rafe burst out laughing. Almost instantly Levlin turned in their direction and a slow smile crossed his lips. He nodded toward Frank and then walked in Rafe’s direction.
Eighteen-year-old Nephi Norton goes to Falcon Pointe University to find himself. Away from his conservative family, he hopes to discover if his attraction to men is the real deal. Encouraged to be someone a little different, he starts using his middle name. “Rafe” quickly makes friends, some of whom use a paddle to dispense caring discipline, and he lives it up—until midterms hit and he realizes he’s flunking statistics class.
When Scotland native Éigneachán Jackson Levlin offers to help, Rafe is eager to accept—not only because Levlin is a psychologist, but also because he’s out and proud and hot as hell.
As their relationship heats up, Rafe decides to spend one last Christmas with his family before he tells them. When his little sister outs him to his siblings, they turn out to be fully supportive, and he takes heart—until he introduces Levlin to his father, who brutally dismisses both of them. Now Rafe must come to peace with his father’s rejection or risk losing Levlin—and all he has become at Falcon Pointe—forever.
I do love a sexy Scot, don’t you?
And now on with more snippets…