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When Aubrey Jacek hits bottom, he goes all out. When he finds out his man is cheating on him, all of the trouble at home spills over into work, and Aubrey just can't keep it together. Fights break out, shots are fired, and Aubrey is pushed to his limit. He hits the bottle hard, hits other things harder, all the while spiraling out of control.

The one good thing in his life is Kelly, the kid who might just turn his life around. Aubrey meets Kelly at the worst possible time, when ...

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Overview

When Aubrey Jacek hits bottom, he goes all out. When he finds out his man is cheating on him, all of the trouble at home spills over into work, and Aubrey just can't keep it together. Fights break out, shots are fired, and Aubrey is pushed to his limit. He hits the bottle hard, hits other things harder, all the while spiraling out of control.

The one good thing in his life is Kelly, the kid who might just turn his life around. Aubrey meets Kelly at the worst possible time, when he can't climb out of the hole he's dug for himself, and Aubrey leaves Kelly behind, thinking he's doing what's best for both of them.

Through all of the wandering from one dead end job to another, through all of the drinking and despair, Kelly is like a shining beacon at hope, the one constant good thing Aubrey can remember. Kelly's letters brighten his day, and when they stop coming, Aubrey knows he has to find his way back. Can Aubrey clean up his act and make his way home to Kelly before it's too late to start over?

Jodi Payne is the author of String of Pearls, For Better or Worse, and is co-author of the popular Deviations series with Chris Owen.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603701389
  • Publisher: Torquere Press
  • Publication date: 9/12/2007
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

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Aubrey Jacek arrived home to find his front door wide open. He squinted at it and then took a long look at the unfamiliar truck in his driveway. Chet never left the damn door open, he complained it let in the prairie dust and the dry summer air. He and Chet were like the Odd Couple; Chet liked everything just so, and Aubrey had more important things to think about than a little dust on the hardwood floors.

Strange truck, front door wide open.

Fuck.

He rolled his eyes and sighed. It wouldn't be the first time that Aubrey had been robbed, but Christ, he was so tired and it had been such a long, goddamned day. Was it too much to ask just to come home, have a whiskey, fuck his lover, and crash?

Aubrey peered inside, hoping to hell whoever had broken in wasn't waiting around the corner for him. He was too fucking tired for a fistfight, and he didn't feel like getting shot at today.

He found the living room empty, though some of the furniture was out of place. The ottoman was flipped on its side and one of the couch cushions lay on the floor along with a table lamp. The rug was bunched up in one corner and the blinds against the far window were hanging at an odd angle.

It looked like there'd been a struggle.

Aubrey's swore under his breath and his heart started to pound. Chet had gotten a ride home from the farm a couple of hours ago and if he'd surprised someone breaking in...

He backed up a couple of steps and opened the narrow hall closet by the kitchen. He'd fully expected his rifle to be missing, but was relieved to find it was still sitting, undisturbed, in its place up on the top shelf. He grabbed it, loaded the rifle quickly, and closed thecloset door just in time to hear a groan coming from down the hall.

Gingerly, he made his way toward the sound, first checking the bathroom, but finding it empty. Flipping the rifle's safety off, he continued down the short hall toward the bedroom.

"Fuck!"

The voice wasn't Chet's, and it was loud enough to set Aubrey even more on edge. He quickly pushed open the bedroom door, rifle up and ready.

"Fuck, yes. Come on!"

That was definitely Chet's voice. And Chet's bare ass, too. Chet's cock was buried in a smaller man with pale skin and he was thrusting hard and fast. Aubrey knew the look on Chet's face well. The other man was on his hands and knees and he whimpered as his arms gave out. He dropped his shoulders to the bed leaving his ass high in the air. Chet seemed to like that, and dug his fingers into the guy's hips and yanked the guy back onto his cock.

"Oh, yeah, you love it." Chet's voice was tight and strained. "Come on, now, give it up."

The air was filled with the sound of skin slapping skin. Aubrey's anger flared higher and hotter, partly because Chet was his lover and this was their bed and that pale-skinned asshole wasn't part of that equation, and partly because Chet had gotten a good look at Aubrey as soon as he'd come in, grinned at the rifle in Aubrey's hands, but hadn't stopped fucking the guy.

Growling, Aubrey leveled the rifle at the window nearest the bed, took aim, and pulled the trigger, shattering the glass.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2008

    Well Written

    Aubrey just ended a bad relationship. He has a problem with self pity and drink, bad companions in Aubrey's state of mind. Then Kelly comes along, a life line to a drowning man. Kelly's young but wise beyond his years. He knows what he wants out of life. Kelly pursues Audrey with a bull-headed determination slowly breaking through Aubrey's wounded pride and hopefully to his heart. But before the two men can have a chance at a successful and loving relationship, there are many obstacles to overcome, the biggest being Aubrey himself. The part of the story that may disappoint some readers, but something I found very satisfying, was a large part of the story focuses on Audrey's journey of discovering what the heck he wants out of life. It's like an adventure of self-discovery. When the lovers are reunited - it's hesitant and uncertain with a beautiful re-discovery of their passion and love. Seriously, I hate stories where the characters hop into bed without some kind of build-up, just as much as I hate characters who hop *back* into bed after a fallout. I like an element of realism in my romances and that is why I enjoyed this story so much. And for those of you - like me - that demand the hot sex scenes, you won't be left wanting. Be forewarned, although the story is well-written and satisfying, this is not your typical romantic fluff. You'll need a hanky handy along with a good sturdy shoe so you can kick some sense into Aubrey's backside.

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    Posted June 4, 2013

    To Olivia Hey ive been looking for u from Taylor

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    Olivia

    I am. some girl is pretending to be me!

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    Posted May 2, 2013

    Im leaving

    Bye and i talk to frank too!!!

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    Frank

    So

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    Im a girl age 10 I love books grapes friends being girly and getting good grades!!! I hope this is enough!!!!!

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    ZAPTON

    Im a girl of 12. I love posidon and hades. Im good at music and math. I love to read. I hpoe that is anogh for you to match me to a god.

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