This is the last snippet from On the Edge of Fear for awhile as next week I’ll be treating you to snippets from the rewritten and soon to be re-released trilogy All They Ever Needed M/M DD Romance trilogy.
I’m calling this scene “The perils of living on a kinky island when your parents are kinky too.”
“I want you healthy and happy. It’s hard to be either of those if you’re not eating right.”
“But what if I get fat?” It wasn’t something she’d had to worry about. If she ate like that every day, she’d balloon up.
“We can exercise. I love to run in the mornings. You’re welcome to join me. Though I’ve got to warn you,” he said, a grin apparent in his voice. “I often spot at least one couple doing something.”
A snort left her. “I can’t believe they have sex outside.”
“Sex. Flogging. Blow jobs. I’ve even seen some things I can’t describe.”
The place was crazy. So why did it feel like she belonged in amongst them?
“So what do you think?” he asked after a few more minutes. “Want to give it a try?”
She should say no. Unfortunately Alexis was too far gone to do so. She didn’t want to be separated from Ryan. Not yet. He was the first good thing to happen to her since before her mother died. Surely she could tell the truth and eat three meals a day.
How hard could it be?
“Lex,” he breathed and the awed sound of his voice had her turn toward him. Warm, slightly chafed lips fit over her own and she gave herself to the kiss. He was so comfortable to lean against, so safe to hold on to. His lips against her own sent fire down her spine to her core. She felt heat she’d only felt around him.
When he pulled back, they were both breathing hard. “Do you… do you want to go back to your cabin?” he whispered.
There was no doubt about what he was asking. If she said no, he would respect that. But Alexis didn’t want to say no. What would it feel like to have sex with someone she liked, someone who hadn’t paid for it? Would it be better?
Before she could answer, a giggle broke the stillness and they both turned in the direction of the sound. She couldn’t see anyone, but Alexis could hear them.
“Don’t move,” a deep male voice said. It sounded slightly familiar. “I’m—”
“Oh shit no!” Ryan said and jumped to his feet.
“Just wait, Dad. Alexis and I were leaving.”
Her mouth dropped open and unable not to, she began to giggle. That was Ryan’s parents. He grabbed the bag and her hand and dragged her south along the shore. It was difficult to see, but she understood his need to get away as fast as possible. Since there was very little light, they had to walk slow to make sure and not run into any boulders.
Her laughter didn’t help either.
Having survived the streets for five years, Alexis Amari knows that staying safe means keeping to herself and not getting attached to anyone. All her training and logic come to nothing the day she visits Ye Olde Kinke Faire, intent on picking as many pockets as she can, and meets Ryan Walston.
At twenty, Ryan has a good life and is training to be a Dom. He’s at home at Elan Isle and Ye Olde Kinke Faire and when he meets Alexis, falls head over heels. When he finds out about her past, he gets her a job on the island. He hopes to be a good Dom someday. With them starting out on a D/s relationship, someday is now today and he struggles with the gaping holes in his experience.
Real work is harder than Alexis anticipated and she finds it more difficult to follow the rules than she expects. They both worry they will mess things up. The best night of their lives is blown apart and their entire future hovers on the edge of a knife. To move forward, Ryan and Alexis must face their deepest fears without falling apart. The sacrifices they make will either save their relationship or send them careening over the edge.
Check out the other wonderful WIPs this week -who knows, maybe there will be some whips as well 😉