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Moving towards graduation, Angel struggles with leaving behind aspects of his past. But will Shane convince him that together they can build a future?

It's Angel's senior year and time for some tough decisions. Coming out to his grandmother…meeting Shane's family…Every step Angel takes forward feels like two steps back until he wonders how he's turned into a guy totally different from who he was when he started school.

Shane feels Angel ...

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Overview

Moving towards graduation, Angel struggles with leaving behind aspects of his past. But will Shane convince him that together they can build a future?

It's Angel's senior year and time for some tough decisions. Coming out to his grandmother…meeting Shane's family…Every step Angel takes forward feels like two steps back until he wonders how he's turned into a guy totally different from who he was when he started school.

Shane feels Angel slipping away but can't figure out how to drag him back. Things are finally shaping up for Shane—with a new job in the works and a second movie optioned—but he wonders why Angel isn't ready to move on to a more grown up life.

When a friend from Angel's past arrives at Pacific Rim University, Angel slips into doubt and confusion over his life and starts to take dangerous risks. When Shane steps in to make things right, he ends up pushing his lover even farther away.

If Shane's going to keep Angel by his side, it'll take more than sweet words and great sex. Shane will have to be the family Angel's lost and replace the life Angel's leaving behind. And he'll need to convince Angel to accept all the love and commitment Shane has to offer.

Reader Advisory: This book contains references to drug use.



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781781844649
  • Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/27/2013
  • Series: Ivory Towers , #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 73
  • Sales rank: 510,121
  • File size: 217 KB

Meet the Author

Birkenstock-wearing glamour girl and mother of two by immaculate conception, Daisy Harris still isn't sure if she writes erotica. Her romances start out innocently enough. However, her characters behave like complete sluts. Much to Miss Harris's dismay the sex tends to get completely out of hand.

She writes about fantastical creatures and about young men getting their freak on, and she's never missed an episode of The Walking Dead.
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Angel shifted in his chair, tugging his dress pants out of his crotch. He’d been annoyed when Shane had told him he had to wear 'something nice' for Christmas at the Roberts’, but now that Angel was trapped on a loveseat next to Shane’s sister-in-law and her toddler, he was glad Shane had told him what to wear. Shane’s family were dressed like they were going to meet a president or some shit.

Shane, Angel had got used to. His dress shirt and slacks weren’t that different from what he wore most days, and the charcoal grey blazer looked killer against the olive colour of his skin.

But the rest of them? It was Christmas Eve, for fuck’s sake—why in the hell were Shane’s brother and father wearing ties?

"So, um..." Shane’s sister-in-law hoisted a pink-wrapped three-year-old onto her lap and pushed a toy in her hand. Angel could tell she was going to talk to him by how she crossed her legs his direction. The whole family had been avoiding using his actual name all night. "Shane tells us you’ll be working on this coast for a bit after you graduate?"

"Yeah. Project’s in Atlanta." Angel cleared his throat, trying not to mumble his answer. He’d spent the better part of his life trying to avoid the attention of people just like Shane’s family. Shane’s dad, his brother and his sister-in-law staring at him with their eyes full of expectation made him feel like a bug being looked at under a microscope.

He grabbed his eggnog and forced down a swallow just for something to do. At least it was laced with enough liquor to knock down a wrestler. "I mean, assuming they get enough cash together." The project Professor Boehner had recommended him for was a low budget indie flick, but a lot of the people involved—actors, director, writer—had major chops with big studios. The screenplay was awesome, and Angel would be able to network his ass off. But the pay was for shit. Truth was, Angel wasn’t sure he could afford to do it. "I’m excited," he lied.

Shane’s father and brother were over by the enormous Christmas tree with their heads together. They both worked in banking, so Angel guessed they had stuff to talk about, even though he couldn’t help feeling like they kept darting glances his way.

"It’s a big opportunity." Shane sat on the armrest at Angel’s side, managing to perch without touching. Yeah, Shane’s family knew he and Angel were together, but Shane seemed to want to keep distance around them.

That was cool. Not like Angel had seen any of Shane’s family touch at all. Not even Shane’s brother Adam and his wife whose name Angel kept forgetting.

"I just hope that movie that got optioned actually gets made." Shane chuckled.

Angel knew Shane was uncomfortable around his family. Having a film optioned was good money, but not enough for Shane to drop his job in the cage at Pacific Rim.

"I’m sure it will, man." Angel wanted to shove Shane in the arm or rub his hand, something to remind Shane that they were together. Shane was close enough to his side that Angel could practically smell Shane’s nervous sweat, but Angel didn’t dare lean over. "It’s a great story."

Shane’s brother’s wife smiled benignly, and Angel wished like hell he’d paid more attention when Shane had made the introductions. It was so freaking overwhelming, though, this first time meeting Shane’s family. The big fucking house with the lawn out in front. Picture windows with the Christmas tree shining through. He hadn’t known people really lived like this.

"So is Shane going to follow you?" The sister-in-law tilted her head. She had frosty highlights in her light brown hair and acted a bit like one of those chicks who interviewed people on TV.

"No. Not this time." Shane grabbed Angel’s hand, and Angel understood the signal. Angel knew to keep his mouth shut.

Angel didn’t understand much about this world—the quiet music piping from the stereo, or the mounds of professionally wrapped presents under the tree—but he sure as shit knew Shane didn’t want Angel to say anything about money.

"Yeah," Angel wanted to come up with an excuse so Shane would stop gripping his hand so hard. "No point in moving out of the place in SoCal."



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