Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 01, 2016)
Amazon Kindle: Painful Lessons
BLURB: As a freshman both in love and in college, sometimes there are painful lessons to be learned.
Excited to begin his first year of college, Brett Bridgeworth has just one problem: he sucks at math. Luckily there’s the sensual and mysterious math tutor, Jeremy Price, to help him out. It isn't long before Jeremy is tutoring Brett in more than just pie charts, but it isn’t until they split up that Brett discovers Jeremy’s twisted, obsessive side.
Sam Hawthorne is two years ahead of Brett, and they share a strong mutual attraction. When Brett breaks it off with Jeremy and gets involved with Sam, disturbing things start happening. It soon becomes obvious that Jeremy isn't willing to let Brett go without a fight.
It was after ten when we finally left my dad’s house to return to school. We’d stayed later than expected because we’d been enjoying getting to know Grace. I was groggy, so we stopped at a drive-thru coffeehouse before heading back on the long, dark stretch of freeway that would take us toward our school.
“Grace was great,” Sam volunteered into the comfortable silence.
I sipped my drink and then settled it into the cup holder with care. “She really was.”
“I think she will have no trouble keeping your dad in line.” He slurped his java. “You Bridgeworth boys are a handful.”
I laughed. “But we’re worth it.”
“You’ll get no argument from me,” he murmured.
I was about to answer him when the car stalled. All the lights and power went dead, and I strained to steer the swiftly moving vehicle to the side of the dark road safely. “Shit,” I cursed, pumping the brakes hard and edging toward the grassy bank of the road.
Sam said in a clipped voice, “Can you slow down some more?”
“I’m trying,” I grumbled as sweat broke out on my forehead. A car behind me honked and swerved around us, speeding past. “Asshole,” I grunted as the wheel lurched in my hands.
“You’re doing fine.”
“It looks clear on the side. Am I right?” I asked breathlessly as I gave a silent prayer it was a full moon tonight. “I think I should get off the highway.”
“Yeah, try that spot over there.” Sam leaned toward me as if he wanted to help but didn’t want to interfere either. “You got it?” he asked tersely, peering out the windshield into the gloom ahead.
The car continued to lose speed, and gradually I was able to guide it closer to the edge. I’d never realized how heavily I relied on the power steering until it was gone. Every movement of the car was sluggish and unresponsive, and my muscles burned from fighting the wheel. After a few moments, the bump, bump of the reflective road markers against the tires alerted me I was on the shoulder.
Biting my lip, I almost drew blood as I pressed my foot to the floor, attempting to halt the automobile. What helped the most was the road was leveling out, and we were losing speed quickly because of that fact. When it seemed safe enough, I slowly applied the hand brake, carefully adding pressure until the car finally shuddered to a stop.
I slumped over the steering wheel, my heart pounding in my chest. “What the hell happened?” I asked, lifting my head. I stared at Sam as if he would have more information than me, but I couldn’t really see his expression in the dark.
“Everything just went dead.”
He nodded and then asked, “Can you pop the hood?” He sounded almost matter-of-fact as he climbed out quickly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: S.C. Wynne started writing m/m in 2013 and did look back once. She wanted to say that because it seems everyone's bio says they never looked back and, well S.C. Wynne is all about the joke. She loves writing m/m and her characters are usually a little jaded, funny and ultimately redeemed through love.
S.C loves red wine, margaritas and Seven and Seven's. Yes, apparently S.C. Wynne is incredibly thirsty. S.C. Wynne loves the rain and should really live in Seattle but instead has landed in sunny, sunny, unbelievably sunny California. Writing is the best profession she could have chosen because S.C. is a little bit of a control freak. To sit in her pajamas all day and pound the keys of her laptop controlling the every thought and emotion of the characters she invents is a dream come true.
If you'd like to contact S.C. Wynne she is amusing herself on Facebook at all hours of the day or you can contact her at email@example.com
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