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Title: Turning His Life Around
Author: Grace R. Duncan
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul richmond
Genre: BDSM, Contemporary, Gay, Romance
Can Kane recognize what’s right in front of him before he loses everything?
When Kane Harris’s world turns upside down, his lifelong best friend is the only one to catch him.
Years ago, Ian Kelly accepted Kane would never return his love, since he knows Kane believes he’s incapable of it. Ian is willing to settle for what he can get—a best friend, sometimes casual lover, and occasional submissive. He’s learned he can’t live without Kane, but he can’t let Kane know. Because when, not if, Kane confirms that Ian’s love will never be returned, Ian won’t be able to take it. But when Kane loses his job and asks Ian to step up their play to help him deal, Ian’s ability to hide his feelings falters. Then Kane starts his own computer security firm and asks Ian to join him, and Ian struggles further.
It’s not until they visit the exclusive BDSM club the Iron Door that things come to a head. Kane screws up big time, and he’s afraid he can’t fix it. He’s sure he’ll lose his best friend, his Dom, his everything… forever.
Ian hesitated briefly, then set the bottle onto the bar and nodded. He headed for the dance floor and paused on the edge, glancing up. Jake pointed to a spot on the lower floor in one of the corners and Ian started over. When they stopped, Jake moved up against Ian and they started dancing together. He was surprised how smooth such a big guy could move, but Jake certainly could. His big hands moved over Ian’s body and Ian found himself getting worked up pretty quickly all over again. He was gratified to feel the same kind of response in Jake.
He looked up into strikingly gorgeous blue eyes and smiled, letting his own hands slide down Jake’s side and over one hip. His hand brushed hair and he realized Jake’s black hair was thick and very long and tied back in a tail. He filed that bit of information away and let his hand continue its trip. His palm landed on a nicely toned asscheek. Jake answered the move, running a hand over Ian’s ass as well, and Ian found himself being pulled tighter against Jake. As they danced, their cocks ground into each other and Ian’s mouth dried up as arousal took over. If he’d had a few drinks, he’d be seriously considering getting this man out into the alley behind the club or something, but as it was, he was stone cold sober and despite having done that very thing more than a few times, he wasn’t about to do it now.
Jake’s face dipped down and he nuzzled Ian’s ear as they danced. Warmth spread through Ian and his cock twitched at the move. It wasn’t overtly sexual and that, more than anything, got to him. He turned his face and breathed in Jake’s scent. Despite the heat and, he was sure, sweat they both were working up, he could still smell the cologne underneath. Jake apparently preferred something spicy and Ian inhaled again, liking the way it mixed with the man’s natural scent.
“Like what you smell?” Jake rumbled in Ian’s ear.
Ian nodded and looked up to meet the blue eyes. His heart pounded at the look in them—heat and want —and he swallowed, hoping he wouldn’t have to reject the man right there. Jake smiled and leaned back in. “I’d like to get to know you. Want to go out some time?”
Ian blinked in surprise. He’d been expecting a proposition, not a date. It took a moment, but he gathered his wits and smiled. He paused as Kane’s face flashed through his mind, but he reminded himself Kane didn’t love him. Would it be so wrong to try to have a real relationship? Besides, Jake wasn’t asking to marry him! He was asking for a date! Pushing the thoughts off, his smile spread wide and he nodded. Jake’s smile turned into a grin and he pulled back to take a piece of paper out of his pocket.
Ian glanced down at it to see a phone number then leaned in to Jake’s ear. “Cell?” Jake nodded. Ian pulled his phone out quickly, dialing and Jake retrieved his own, accepting the call and saving Ian’s number.
“Thanks. I’ll call you this weekend sometime. I have to get back to work.”
“Thank you. I’ll… uh… look forward to your call. Thanks for the dance,” Ian bit his lip, afraid he’d sounded too eager, but Jake just looked happy.
“The pleasure was mine. I’ll see you soon,” he said, then, to Ian’s further surprise, left a soft kiss on Ian’s cheek before disappearing into the crowd. Ian blinked after him for a long moment then nearly jumped when he heard a voice in his ear.
“Well, aren’t you just Mr. Flirty?” Kane asked and Ian spun around, raising an eyebrow.
Kane tilted his head toward the bar and Ian followed him. After ordering drinks—water for Ian and something that looked quite strong for Kane—he finally spoke again. “What was that about?”
Ian shrugged. “He asked me out.”
Ian raised his eyebrows. “Yes. What’s wrong with that?”
“You’re just going to date some random jock guy from a club?” Kane asked, scowling as he took a drink.
Ian blinked at Kane, not sure where this was coming from. “I planned to, assuming he calls. Why?”
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