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When Spencer agreed to help take down the leader of a Portland crime family, he didn’t realize he’d end the night with the bloodied body of an unknowing accomplice in his arms. His initial interest in Dylan was purely physical but when Dylan stepped in front of Topher’s gun and saved Spencer, the lust quickly turned into something more. Something he wasn’t sure he’d ever find in the fast-paced dot com world he was from.
He looks over his shoulder at his back, straining to see the smeared blood. “This should be fun.”
I turn around and step back to him. “Oh, right. Well, um, I can, you know, help with your back…if you want.”
Dylan’s eyes drop to my crotch and slowly trail up to my face. “Sure, if you don’t mind.”
I silently follow him into the bathroom. He turns on the bath faucet and sets the temperature. Looking down at his boxers then back at me, he steps over the side of the tub and lowers himself into the rising water, careful to keep his bandages dry. “Ahh, that fucking hurts but it feels good.”
I reach for the bar of soap and unwrap the delicate paper surrounding it. Dipping it in the water with a hand towel, I lather it up. “Lean forward a little.”
Dylan looks deeply into my eyes before scooting forward and resting his cheek on the side of the tub. With gentle strokes, I wash away the smears of blood on his back and side. When there isn’t anything left on his back, I hold my breath and move the towel to the outside of his bronze bicep.
One eye peeks open and Dylan smiles faintly without stopping me. “I could just fall asleep.”
“Well, I probably can’t lift you out without hurting your shoulder so try to stay awake for another minute.” With much more force, I run the sudsy towel over the front of his torso, stopping about an inch from the waist band of his wet boxers.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Aria enjoys the year round sunshine and laid back environment of the west coast. She lives with her husband and two children on a quiet hill that gives her lots of time to read and write. Her first series was a semi-traditional look at sexy gigs found online. She has now ventured into the exciting M/M world of gay erotica. She loves to hear from readers so please feel free to drop her a note or visit her at www.ariagracebooks.com.
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Title: Just Stay
Series: More Than Friends, #4
Author: Aria Grace
Length: Novel (240 pages)
Publisher: Surrendered Press (October 7th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderately Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: When Spencer agreed to help take down the leader of a Portland crime family, he didn’t realize he’d end the night with the bloodied body of an unknowing accomplice in his arms. His initial interest in Dylan was purely physical but when Dylan stepped in front of Topher’s gun and saved Spencer, the lust quickly turned into something more. Something he wasn’t sure he’d ever find in the fast-paced dot com world he was from.
Product Link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/478627
Review: One of my problems when reading a series that features a different couple with each entry is that I am just not ready to let go of the previous couple. This was no different. I went into it wanting to know more about Steve and Joey from Choosing Happy so it took me a few chapters to really get my hooks in.
I won’t lie. I didn’t feel the same emotional pull towards either Spencer or Dylan as I did for Steve and Joey in Choosing Happy. Having said that, I did find them intriguing and interesting, just not to the same caliber. Dylan steps into Topher’s role as boss very well. Almost as if he was born for it, without the sadistic tweaks that his former boss had. As for Spencer, well, he doesn’t really fit in Dylan’s world at first, but the author does an excellent job of blending the pair.
Before I end my review, I should make comment to the fact that it’s said that even though this is a series, these are standalone stories. I guess that’s true to an extent. I read the first entry, More Than Friends, last year. I have not read the second one. I did read the third entry, Choosing Happy, which I reviewed here earlier. I have to say that I am glad that I read Choosing before this one. Yes, it could be read by itself but personally, I would have felt lost not having understood why Dylan took a bullet for Spencer, which is where #3 ended and this one began.
So it is in my opinion that you should read Choosing Happy before reading Just Stay.