Title: Tempting Jordan (Second Chances #3)
Author Name & Publisher: Andrea Dalling (Artesian Well Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: July 15, 2015 – 114pgs
Jordan Callahan is disillusioned since he caught yet another boyfriend cheating. He’s tired of giving his heart to men who only want his body. At his five-year high school reunion, he meets up with old flame Rick Ferguson. Tall, dark, and bisexual, Rick has been his dream guy since sophomore year. But Rick is in the closet and has dated a string of women since high school. If he gives in to the temptation of Rick’s kisses, his lost love could be his future—or just another in a string of men to break his heart.
Rick has tried to live up to other people’s expectations. Everyone in his small home town is waiting for the former captain of the football team to settle down with a nice girl. Well, girls aren’t in the cards for him, and he’s done trying. He wants Jordan, his best friend since first grade. But a relationship with Jordan means coming out—disappointing his family and inviting ridicule from friends. His golden boy reputation will be shattered if he follows his heart to the only love he’s ever wanted.
This gay erotic romance novella is intended for an adult audience. It contains flirtation, secret trysts, fresh hotel sheets, self-delusion, angst, and long, passionate kisses.
Jordan has had bad luck in the romance department. Several of his last boyfriends have cheated on him and he is done, he deserves better. Rick is Jordan’s best friend and has had to live up to everyone’s expectations of him for too long. Jordan and Rick shared one hot weekend many years ago and neither of them has forgotten about it. Their class reunion is coming up and they decide to go stag since they both aren’t dating anyone. This was a fast read with hot sex and a little bit of angst and drama. I loved how close Rick and Jordan were but I hated the fact that they played this cat and mouse game over and over. The book spanned really only a weekend but it seemed like longer with as many fights they had playing said cat and mouse game. The reader could feel the chemistry and the sexual heat but the ending happened way too fast and we never really got to see just how Ricks parent reacted to the news of him and Jordan, we get a feeling how his dad will act but that was never told in the epilogue. Overall it was an enjoyable read.
Jordan’s muscles slackened, and cold anticipation formed a lump in his stomach. Rick isn’t really jealous?
But the feral look in Rick’s eyes said he was.
The hand on his shoulder nudged him toward the ballroom. Did Rick want him? Was that why he’d agreed to come stag?
Rick’s fingers idly tapped the small of Jordan’s back as they walked. The whisper of contact was odd and possessive, and it sent Jordan’s blood surging to all the wrong places. He shouldn’t have had that second scotch. He was relaxed and horny, especially with Rick so close, when he needed to keep his wits about him. Rick would never forgive him if he let something slip about their past together in front of their high school friends.
The tapping continued, revving his nerves into high gear. His fly pressed painfully against his flesh. He turned to Rick. “Will you stop touching me?”
Rick’s easy smile fled. “Why?”
He grabbed the collar of Rick’s shirt and said in his ear, “Because, dumbass, you’re making me hard.”
Rick raised his brows and smirked. They moved forward again. The tapping slowed but didn’t stop.
Andrea Dalling lives in the sexy Southeast, where the summers are hot and the romance hotter. During the day, she’s an award-winning technical writer, but at night, she writes steamy stories. She loves to torture her characters but eventually rewards them with a happily-ever-after. Married to her college sweetheart, she’s a progressive Christian and an advocate for LGBT rights.
Andrea is a member of the Romance Writers of America, including the Passionate Ink, Rainbow Romance, and Heart of Carolina chapters. Her work includes gay, BDSM, and multicultural erotic romance novels, novellas, and short stories.
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