Time is getting close to the cover reveal for Book 4 of the Men of Falcon Pointe – His Right Choice – on July 20th. In the meantime, I’m giving you snippets from the first three books. This one is from Becoming Rafe, Book 3.
Rafe’s first week of school was eventful. He’d changed his identity, got a little stupid at a gay club, met a lot of really sexy gay men, and his roommate and good friend were signed up to have sex on camera. Mark had told him to enjoy himself. Rafe assumed those things counted.
The next few weeks followed the same precedent. He hadn’t told Finn and Santi that he watched their videos, but he had. Normally he wouldn’t have been able to afford it, as the site charged by the minute. But Finn had their scenes burned to disc and left them on top of his dresser. Rafe had watched them all at least once. Neither of them had had anal sex yet, but watching them give each other or other guys blow jobs made him so hard he had to rush to the bathroom each time to take care of things. Some days he felt chafed. Plus his schoolwork was not getting done as well as it should.
Two weeks before midterms, his statistics professor informed him he was failing the class. If he failed, he’d lose his scholarship and go on academic suspension. His freedom would be gone. He’d have to go back to Moab, Utah and play the good little Mormon boy getting ready for his mission.
Dazed, Rafe wandered across the quad. “Damn,” he muttered, and kicked a stick that lay in his path.
“Woah, Rafe.” The accent sent excitement rushing through him, and Rafe looked up into Levlin’s concerned face. “Are you all right?”
He shrugged. No use complaining. Rafe had done it to himself by studying more porn than actual books. “I’m failing,” he choked out.
“Are you headed to class?” Levlin asked gently.
“No.” Actually he was headed home to lose himself in some porn. And he knew it was stupid, but it was the only thing in his life that really made him feel good.
“Then come with me. I find myself without appointments this afternoon and was off to lunch. Come,” he said again, waving toward the parking lot. “I do hate to eat alone.”
Rafe had been all set to beg off, but he didn’t want to leave Levlin to do something he hated. “All right.”
They ended up at a Mongolian Grill a few miles off campus. “There’s one closer,” Levlin admitted, “but they water everything down and don’t have nearly the selection of meats.”
He had never been to one before, but Rafe enjoyed gathering all the different foods and pouring the sauces over the top. Watching the chefs cook his food right in front of him was the highlight.
He’d almost forgotten what was wrong by the time they sat down in a booth. “So,” Levlin said as Rafe dug in, “why do you think you’re failing?”
Rafe shrugged. “Professor Reese just told me I’m failing statistics. And it’s my own fault,” he grumbled.
“Haven’t been studying enough?”
“Haven’t been studying at all. I’m such an idiot.”
“Stop that,” Levlin said firmly. “You’re not an idiot, Rafe. You’re an eighteen-year-old male who is suddenly experiencing freedom without parental control. Do you have any idea how many men your age slack off doing what they should because of being able to do what they enjoy?”
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.
Now on to some more amazing snippets…