Manchester Ménage Collection, Book Three
Kellie Dennis from Book Cover by Design www.bookcoverbydesign.co.uk/
Release Date: 04.21.16
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Is there a fated path we follow, or is it simply a series of coincidental events?
Police officer Kellan Howard is rumoured to have spent too much time in sub-zero temperatures, leaving him with a block of ice for a heart and women lining up to help thaw it. Mountain climbing is his only love, leaving no time for a relationship, and although meaningless sex satisfies his physical need, it’s empty. When he attends a fatal traffic accident, he didn’t expect his entire life to change. Along with a final message, Kellan is offered something else from the dying man: the chance to fall in love. Kellan’s never considered being with a man, but when he meets Valentino, he’s instantly drawn to him.
Suffering from crippling agoraphobia, talented Italian artist Valentino has a solitary existence, only experiencing life outside the house through his partner Stuart. When their relationship comes to an abrupt end, Kellan helps ease his suffering. A deep bond binds the two men together, and the sexual tension can’t be denied, but Valentino questions if the distance between their very different lives is too much, and if they can bridge the gap by themselves.
Ballet dancer Blue has a vibrant personality which demands attention, but his humour and courageous attitude are a shield. Blue’s good at making others believe in themselves, but what he needs is someone to believe in him. He could be the bridge both men are looking for, but Blue’s never allowed anyone to get too close, and when Kellan and Valentino enter his life, he desperately tries to protect his heart and his secrets.
When all three meet, the chemistry is undeniable, but each have fears about moving forwards. Together, they learn love comes in many forms. It can’t be restrained or labelled, and it doesn’t always appear in the way you first imagined
Valentino barked out a laugh. “Bel ragazzo, these are not sexual. They’re admiring. Trust me, if I touched you sexually, you’d know about it.” He began tracing those swirls on Blue’s leggings again, even more provocatively than the last time, or maybe Blue was just more aware of the touches. “I’m a devoted slave worshipping you. A poor acolyte tending to your altar.”
Blue rolled his eyes. “Look, if you were my boss, and I was some sexy over worked, under paid assistant, and you went around the office touching me up like that — No, wait, that’s actually a fantasy of mine. Lemme pick another. So, you’re a teacher, Italian classes obviously, and I’m your student—”
Valentino cupped his ass and squeezed. “That’s one of mine, pick another.”
Blue huffed, not instantly removing his hand, but letting him get in one more grope before slapping his hand away. “Look, what I’m saying is—”
“You enjoy it,” Valentino whispered against his neck and gave his ass another slap as he passed by.
“That’s not the point.” Blue followed him around, fluttering closely to him like an attention-seeking butterfly, or peacock as his outfit declared.
“It’s pretty obvious we’re attracted to each other,” Valentino stated matter-of-factly, like he’d just found out it was raining and decided to share the good news.
“Is it now?”
“Yes.” Valentino pointed to the podium where his uncomfortable chair waited for him. “Now sit, Bel ragazzo.”
Blue sat down with loud sigh. “Fine.”
After he’d got himself into the approved position, perched uncomfortably on the edge with his butt sticking out, his spine curved dangerously close to snapping and his right leg extended, he gave one last epic eye roll and tried to concentrate on being still. And quiet. And not bored. And…
“What does…” He paused, trying to get it right in his head before he cocked it up verbally. “Bel ragazzo mean?”
Valentino was fiddling with his arty stuff behind him. “It’s Italian.”
“I guessed that, numbnut. But what does it mean?”
“Pain in the arse.” Valentino chuckled.
“It does not.” Blue stuck his tongue out. “I’m Googling it later.”
“You do that. What does numbnut mean?”
“The meaning is kinda in the word itself. Numb nut. Get it?”
“I’ve never heard that before.”
“Well, I’m doing my part for the Slang Terminology European Vocabulary International Exchange, also known as STEVIE.”
Valentino was laughing as he walked to Blue, making a few tiny adjustments to his position, placing his arm further back on the chair, tilting his head back a little and extended his throat. “That must be a fun job. What’s STEVIE like to work for?”
“Oh, amazing. He doesn’t touch me up or anything.” He flashed Valentino a wink.
Welcome to the home of bittersweet M/M romances which will leave you craving more
Nicole Colville was born and currently lives in Leeds, England. She is a wife to her very understanding hubby and mother of two young girls who somehow manages to fit in being a full time author of m/m romance and erotica into her busy home life.
She loves writing complex characters in bittersweet romances which will leave you addicted and craving more from her men
Although best known for her popular series, Hidden and Knights to Remember, she also enjoys writing with friend, and fellow author, E.M Leya. Together they have published two books in their Sinful Temptation Collection with more planned.
Her new ménage collection based in the popular city of Manchester, England is her first solo full length novel outside of The Hidden Series and has three books planned for release in 2015 & 2016.