A Matter of Necessity [NOOK Book]

Overview

FBI Special Agent Alex Ware was only supposed to expose a terrorist arms dealer. He never expected an undercover assignment to unleash emotional chaos and destroy life as he knew it... But that's before he discovers that teammate and friend Shawn Matthews nurses a secret love for him, before he embarks on a sexual relationship with the other man. Their "love affair," after all, is nothing but a matter of necessity, an elaborate and daring ruse to save their lives during a dangerous undercover sting operation, ...
See more details below
A Matter of Necessity

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$4.99
BN.com price

Overview

FBI Special Agent Alex Ware was only supposed to expose a terrorist arms dealer. He never expected an undercover assignment to unleash emotional chaos and destroy life as he knew it... But that's before he discovers that teammate and friend Shawn Matthews nurses a secret love for him, before he embarks on a sexual relationship with the other man. Their "love affair," after all, is nothing but a matter of necessity, an elaborate and daring ruse to save their lives during a dangerous undercover sting operation, right? Except Alex's heart doesn't believe that for an instant. So how can he return to his old life as if Shawn doesn't matter? Genres: Gay / Romantic Suspense / Thriller / Action / Adventure / Mystery / Detective
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000135365
  • Publisher: Amber Quill Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 226,234
  • File size: 243 KB

Read an Excerpt

The loft set up as Alex and Shawn's residence for the sting glowed with faint low lighting, comfortable and pleasing to eyes used to the darkness. Alex welcomed the dimness as the door closed with a snap against the cold D.C. night. He tossed his coat over a chair, not bothering to hang it up. He had greater things on his mind at the moment.

"Would you care to explain to me what just happened in that club?" The question had echoed repeatedly in his mind as Ronnecker's limo drove them to their pretend home.

"Well, if you don't know, I thoroughly screwed it up." Shawn grinned and tossed himself onto the pale leather of the couch.

"Fine, allow me to rephrase my inquiry. Why did you do that when something far less ... intimate would have sufficed?" Alex dropped down onto the broad modern design of the chair next to him.

"Two reasons." Shawn locked his hands behind his head. "One, Ronnecker is completely satisfied now. He's firmly convinced we're a couple. So, our lives are in a lot less danger than they were a few hours ago. And two, I've wanted to taste you for years."

"You what?" Alex stared at his friend slack-jawed.

Shawn sat up, grin in place. "All these years you've sat across from me, cute as any man I've ever seen, and sometimes all I could think of is how much I wanted to get you naked and suck you off. Among other things."

Alex's brain refused to send signals to his mouth, which worked without sound.

"Oh, come on, mate. You have to know how utterly hot you are. You can't be too surprised I noticed."

"But you're not gay!" It came out in rush, his usual eloquence gone.

"No, I'm not. I'm bi. I love the sheilas, every last one ofthem. There is just something about women that can't be explained. They don't even have to be pretty or young; they're still great. On the other hand, a man needs to be special to get my attention. And you got that attention a long time ago." He rolled from the couch to kneel at Alex's feet. "Come on, did you really think I didn't see how you really are under all that snark and sarcasm? We've been teammates a long time."

He rose up on his knees until his face was level with Alex's. "You've saved my life more than once. You have my back whenever I need you to. Is it so remarkable I love you just a bit?" Broad hands settled on Alex's thighs and squeezed. "There's a lot about you that's damned attractive, Alex."

Strong lips claimed his for a deep kiss. A loving, gentle, soul-shaking kiss full of want. Shawn drew away, breathing hard. "God, you really do have the best mouth." His thumb traced the line of Alex's lips. "And the things that come out of it!" That boyish grin Shawn was famous for appeared. "Sometimes when you get on a rant, I want to back you up against that filing cabinet and kiss you blind." His fingers worked at Alex's buttons. "And when you talk about your roses, it's adorable." He pressed a kiss to the hollow of Alex's throat. "I'd love to trail one of those roses over your skin just to watch you squirm." He nipped at a sensitive nipple. "God, that would look so good."

"What are you...?"

"Hush, I'm busy seducing you." Shawn grinned up at him. "You didn't really think that one little taste was enough, did you? Oh, you're way more addictive than that, mate. Besides, that was all rushed and I didn't really get to show you how I really feel about you."

"But, but I'm not..."

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 11 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(5)

4 Star

(3)

3 Star

(3)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 11 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2013

    Great read

    A fun read. Interesting characters and an entertaining story.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    Loved it.

    The book is short, but good.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2011

    Sooo Romantic ~

    This book is short less than 100 pages. Its very rare that I say it's still worth it. But, this one is it's packed with a great romance and an awesome plot. I really loved this read it's a keeper!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 11 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)