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Portrait Of A Kiss [NOOK Book]

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The painting's compelling blue eyes fascinate former police detective David Schaeffer. Those beautiful eyes, that gorgeous face, couldn't possibly belong to a killer. But according to all the evidence in this small, sleepy river town in Alabama, that's exactly who the man in the portrait is...or was... David never expects his inherited mansion to come with its very own ghost. And certainly not the ghost of handsome, mischievous Brian Terhune, the man in the portrait, chained for eternity to his family home and ...
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Portrait Of A Kiss

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Overview

The painting's compelling blue eyes fascinate former police detective David Schaeffer. Those beautiful eyes, that gorgeous face, couldn't possibly belong to a killer. But according to all the evidence in this small, sleepy river town in Alabama, that's exactly who the man in the portrait is...or was... David never expects his inherited mansion to come with its very own ghost. And certainly not the ghost of handsome, mischievous Brian Terhune, the man in the portrait, chained for eternity to his family home and accused of a horrific double murder he didn't commit. When Brian's ghost proves to be not just a pretty face on canvas but a wonderful, sensitive man, David's fascination turns to passionate love. Deeply enamored, he vows to clear his adored Brian's name, wading through a fifty-years-cold web of hatred and suspicion. But clearing Brian's name comes at a price. Acknowledged as innocent, Brian will be freed from this world, able to pass into the afterlife to the peaceful rest he deserves. Breaking Brian's shackles could very well break David's heart... Genres: Gay / Paranormal / Ghosts / Hauntings / Mystery / Detective / Romantic Comedy / BDSM (Light) / Exhibitionism / Public Places
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000172285
  • Publisher: Amber Quill Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 609,356
  • File size: 480 KB

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Share? Now that was generous. Considering the house isn't yours! Still, that smile captivated. An impish quality definitely lingered there, but so did a hint of sadness. The pines sighed outside the windows, the sound giving voice to so many regrets. Yes, it would have been so good to have someone to share the house with. Someone who understood and, like this handsome intruder, shared his preference for men. Nice, as the interloper said.

The side of the bed gave gently, barely causing a stir in the sleeping man. "Very nice." And perhaps that statement wasn't just for the thought of someone companionable about the place. The cover drifted down, baring a broad, muscular chest to the moonlight. "Very nice indeed." The pines sighed again.

The stranger stirred, sleep deepening the even breaths, one graceful hand moving to settle on a toned abdomen with its light sprinkling of dark hairs around and below the navel. The memory of the glorious body beneath those cotton pants sent a jolt of desire where Brian thought such things long done. Ah, his uninvited guest had beauty of the sort to inspire poets.

Sharp pain lanced the night. But poets died and the pines whispered the unfairness of the world.

"Do you know that sort of pain, beauty? Do you have any comprehension of truly being alone?" Moonlight and shadows traced the line of the sleeper's generous lips, warm under cool fingertips. Living breath steamed in the chilled air. "Year upon year of isolation, building until there's nothing but a chasm before you?" Bright drops of agony fell on the sculpted chest.

The man groaned softly, dark head turning and--kissing his fingertips? Warmth eased through the cold."Ah, beauty, you do understand." He bent to experience the glory of that generous mouth. Those wide lips felt so soft against his, tasting faintly of mint and maleness.

Perhaps not so uninvited after all.

But his guest was tired. Brian smoothed the covers up under that square jaw and brushed a lock of dark hair off the high forehead. After pressing a kiss to a warm cheek, he moved to gaze out the window at the silvered river in its quiet course.

Someone to share it all? Perhaps.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    Great read

    A very entertaining story. Great character development, a unique story and hot sex. It's also the first book in a really wonderful series with 4 books total so far.

    I recommend them all!!

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