From the author of All of You and Before You
Break comes a new Between Breaths male/male romance about the silent, inked
up skateboarder and the tattoo artist who unravels him piece by piece...
artist Cory Easton has worked long enough at Raw Ink to know, just by looking
at a dude, what his body art reveals, what makes him tick, what even makes him
scared. Until he meets the quiet and remote Jude York--so unreadable, so
unreachable, and so unlike anyone else, he can't help but arouse Cory's
captivating and complex as his ink, Jude is a mystery--and Cory's falling fast
and hard under his spell. Against his better judgment to steer clear.
rumors of Jude's past overshadow him--whispers of prison and an unmentionable
secret that's kept him in the protective shadows of a local motorcycle club. As
Cory probes deeper, he wonders how much he really wants to know. Especially
since Jude has awakened something inside him that has been buried too long--and
has him feeling completely alive for the first time in forever...
Includes a preview of Christina Lee's
upcoming adult romance Two of Hearts.
followed him through the door, telling myself it was only to get Chopper
acclimated. But Chopper seemed right at home as he bound to the kitchen and
lapped at the water in the dish that Jude had set down.
stay long,” I said, feeling almost shy, like it was my first time at his place.
“I have a shift at Raw Ink.”
nodded. “I just finished my morning at the Board Room, but I’ll be heading to
the skate park.”
that one trick I saw you practicing the other day?” I asked, watching Chopper
sniff around the room.
“Hmmm . .
. the one-eighty pop shuvit?” he said, shrugging. “The one I really want to
trick out on someday is the upside-down three-sixty loop. But I need a pipe for
that. They’ll have one at the arena for the upcoming games.”
wall with a lip so that I can hang upside down.”
Christ, you’re going to maim yourself,” I said.
laughed. “It’s a difficult trick but I’m definitely up for the challenge.”
he grabbed my face and backed me against the wall, kissing me hard and deep and
desperate. Like he was releasing it all—giving it all to me. “I don’t want to
talk right now. I want to taste you.”
and wormed my body closer, reaching behind him to grab his ass. We were both
instantly hard and he ground his hips against me.
damn night I’ve dreamt of you,” he said against my lips.
back to look at him. “You have?”
yeah.” His gaze fastened on mine. “I knew I couldn’t have you, so the next best
thing was the fantasy of you.”
here,” I said. “I’d lay in bed and jerk off to thoughts of you.”
against my mouth. “What did you think about?”
said. “Your hands on me, your lips all over my body.”
groaned. “And here you are. Right in front of me. And I want nothing more than
to have all of that and more with you.”
me down the hallway, yanking off my shirt and unbuttoning my pants.
so urgent, like we were running out of time. Not only because I had a job to
get to, but also because I never felt certain of how many more days we might
“I need to touch you,” he said, hemming
my thighs against the bed, and forcing me to lean back.