Release Date: Mar 26, 2009
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publisher Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/
Amazon Kindle: Right Side of the Tracks
Blurb: Faced with the consequences of one careless night, Russell Drake left his lover, James, to marry a woman he barely knew. It certainly wasn't what he planned, but one look at his son's tiny face convinced him that he'd do whatever was necessary to make his child happy… even if it cost him his own happiness. But fate has something else in mind for him, and an unforeseen accident once again sets off a cascade of change. Three years later, Russell no longer has to settle and exist for his son's sake. He has the chance to rediscover the life he'd wanted with James.
“So...how you been?” James said breaking the awkward silence.
They sat side by side on the back of his car, both leaning over on their knees. Russ rolled his empty Budweiser bottle between his hands as he sent a side look over to James who stared at the ground rolling his own bottle the same way.
“I’m- I’m okay, James.”
James turned to him with a raised eyebrow. “Really? You don’t look okay. I mean, you look fantastic, even better than the last time I saw you, but you know that’s not what I meant. It’s your eyes that give you away.” He leaned over and caressed Russ’s face. “Those beautiful bright blue eyes always told me what was really going on inside of you.”
The touch of James’ hand across his face sent a shudder of erotic longing through his body. Instantly his dick got hard as he closed his eyes and pressed his face into James' hand.
He whispered his name, a soft, raspy sound. At hearing it James let out a low erotic noise of his own. His hand pressed against Russ’s clean shaven face urging him to his feet as he rose with him.
“Russ, I’ve missed you so much,” James whispered slowly closing the gap between their faces.
“James, I’ve missed you, too, but—“
James stopped his explanation as he pressed his lips hard against Russ’ lips. James ate at Russ’ mouth soft and gentle as Russ sighed his enjoyment into James’ mouth. His fingers moved from Russ’ cheek to the back of his head to grab a handful of Russ’ over long brown hair. He pulled Russ’s head back ending their sensual kiss exposing Russ’ neck. Bending down he put tender kisses along his throat and his bobbing Adams Apple.
Flashes of memory came crashing back to Russ’ mind becoming more vivid each time James lips touched his heated skin. His cock pressed harshly against his Dockers and his torso suddenly felt over heated in the button down blue shirt he wore. He was grateful that he pulled his tie off as soon as he left the court room earlier in the day. It would have been extremely tight and constricting at the moment. Suddenly the unpleasant events of his past week surged forward in his mind and overtook the pleasure James was giving his body.
“Wait, wait, James, please,” Russ gasped softly pushing him away.
James backed away, but his handsome face was twisted in confusion. Seeing the pain in James’ eyes Russ turned away.
“Please, James, don’t look at me like that.”
“How am I supposed to look at you, Rusty? I don’t know what’s going on,” James said with obvious restraint over his frustration.
Russ flinched inwardly at use of the pet name James had given him years ago. He had heard the name on many happy occasions and tender moments, especially when James was pounding his cock into him during the heat of passion. Russ’ body reacted again to the erotic memory and his cock throbbed inside of his pants again.
“Talk to me, Rusty,” James said moving close behind him. “Tell me what’s happening here. Better yet, tell me what happened?” Confusion and pain strained his voice as he turned Russ back to him. “I thought we had something special,” he said on a whisper.
Russ’ heart ached as he looked into the depths of James’ glistening brown pools. He had only done what he thought was right at the time, but it seemed he was to live to regret that decsion.
“James, I swear, I never meant to hurt you. I just—“
Russ’ explanation was cut short again as James yanked him back into his arms. His kiss was passionate and full of emotion. James kissed him hungrily this time, sucking on his tongue pulling him even closer to him. Russ’ world spun and his knees finally buckled, but James’s arms were strong holding him upright. James broke the kiss leaving Russ breathless and almost panting with need. Putting butterfly kisses to Russ’ neck James spoke again.
“I’ve missed you so much, Rusty. Please, please, come back to my house. I want you so bad. Let me hold you, let me show you how much I’ve missed you.” He nuzzled Russ' neck between kisses.
Oh God, yes! Russ’ body screamed.
James’s kisses were intoxicating. Russ could feel James’s cock pressing against his body through the thin material of his shorts and it felt so good. His body remembered James and wanted all that he was offering. It remembered every caress from James’s strong hands; the very hands that were sliding up and down his back and gripping his ass to hold him so close. Russell’s body cried out to his brain to just say yes so that it could feel James's touch again without the barrier of their clothes...but his brain refused. Again the disheartening events played over in Russ’ minds eye and pulled him from the joy he felt in James’s arms.
“I’m so sorry, James, but I can’t. Please, you have to understand,” Russ said choking on the words that tore at his heart. He reluctantly removed himself from James’s embrace and walked back to his house without a backwards look.