Loneliness. The pain doesn’t simply go away with time. It’s been years, and they tell me I need to move on. But I can’t.
Blame and regret are my constant companions. Until I see him in the spotlight and everything changes. Night after night, I watch him dance. Thinking about him.
What he’d feel like.
What he’d taste like.
And now that I know, I want him even more.
And maybe…just maybe, he might want me too.
But not yet.
Not before he knows he’s more than a pretty face. Not before he knows what he means to me. I need him by my side.
The two of us.
Why can’t I forget him? His hands touching me. His mouth on mine. Kissing me. Rendering me mindless.
Every night I lay awake burning for him. Dreaming. Thinking. Needing him.
No—I don’t. I don’t need anyone.
I want him.
I want more. I am more. He’s seen that, and now here I stand with my dream on the horizon. All I need to do is take that first step. Trust him.
Rhoades begins immediately where Austin, Book one, left off
I didn’t **love** book 1. I liked it. I liked it enough to want to read this installment. Book 1 was a tease, an appetizer to book 2. Undeniably the main course. I don’t understand why they are two books though.
I felt like book one stumbled a bit. And book two started that way. But then it founds it’s groove. It wasn’t nearly as angst ridden as I expected given the backgrounds of both guys.
I think the story for me changed once Austin stood up for himself. For what he wanted and didn’t want. Instead of just going with the flow to make ends meet until “something” happened that would catapult him into adulthood.
And while Rhoades still held back- he let more and more out to Austin.
It was a slow simmer until the sexual pot boiled over. It was worth the wait.
Rhoades made some grand gestures that weren’t really necessary and over the top. But he seems like an all or nothing kind of guy.
I do feel like we were left hanging a little bit in regard to one of the side characters. But perhaps there will be a book 3 for him.
3.5 Pieces of Candy