Series: Gin & Jazz
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (March 4, 2014)
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The head of Global Pictures Studios, Vincent Franklin, promised Jack Stone that he would take care of Jack’s loyal driver, Juan. But for a dominant man like Vincent, Juan’s natural submissiveness causes him to long for much more from the shy young man.
Juan is devastated when his only friend, film star Jack Stone, leaves Hollywood for good. Lonely most of his life, the shy young man has dreamt of love, only to have his heart broken repeatedly. Before he left, Jack made certain that Juan would be taken care of by asking his ex-boss, studio chief Vincent Franklin, to hire him on.
Vincent Franklin is an incredibly controlled and meticulous man. Not given to emotional outbursts and unnecessary flights of fancy, his temperament is ideal for the stressful and demanding job as head of Global Pictures Studio. He leads a carefully concealed private life, his only social outlet being the sadomasochism club to which he belongs. When Jack introduces him to his handsome chauffeur Juan, he is struck by how naturally submissive Juan is. He wonders…
Soon, Juan is falling for the elegant, older man that is his new boss. He’s also thrilled when Vincent asks him to be his personal valet. But there are things that Vincent demands of a lover that Juan knows nothing about. Things that could make him run away from the man who would do anything to protect and care for him.
Mr Franklin sat in the chair opposite his, openly considering him. Juan lost the ability to remain completely still.
Fool. Don’t ruin everything before you have the chance to prove yourself.
“You’ve been crying.”
Juan gasped. Mr Franklin would think he was like a child, not capable of serious consideration as an employee.
“That’s all right, Juan, it’s nothing to be ashamed of. I’m concerned about your well-being after today’s tragic events.”
Heat travelled up his neck and to his cheeks. There was a little flutter in his chest. Mr Franklin was such a nice man. So very nice.
“Thank you, sir.”
“I’m always here if you need anything or want to talk about something. You’ll be working for me once Jack is done with his film commitment, however, that doesn’t mean that you can’t come to me with any personal worries at any time now or then. I know this all must be quite abrupt for you. You’ve had a lot of unexpected and upsetting changes in your life these last couple of weeks. The horrible events of today must seem very overwhelming.” Mr Franklin reached across the table and patted Juan’s hand gently before pulling back. “Don’t ever be afraid to come to me for anything.”
Juan nodded, averting his eyes. What was the most overwhelming to him was how much he wanted to tell Mr Franklin everything. About all of his fears and longings, his wishes and hopes. But he would never dare.
Author Bio: M/M Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys a good saucy tale – after all, who doesn’t? Since she loves several genres, you may find your heroes in a contemporary, historical, paranormal or sci-fi setting. One of her passions is bringing people's fantasies to life on the page, because life is too short for even one boring moment. Her stories are volcanic in heat, deep in emotion, and sprinkled with doses of humor.
When not indulging in her obsession for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. The Pacific Northwest is the ideal spot to enjoy both hiking and beachcombing. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She now resides on the northern coast of Oregon, where the constant rain and fog remind her of visits to family in England and Scotland when she was a child.
She is currently working on the Gin & Jazz series about the glitz and glamour of 1920’s Hollywood and additional installments of the Uniform Encounters series.
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