The knot Ray had been carrying in his stomach since his talk with Carl eased. If the press loved them and the fans loved them, then that would impress the label, too. “Do you think we can play a show like that again?”
“Yes.” That one word was absolute, and it slid over Ray like he wanted Zavier’s hand to.
He shivered. “I trust you.”
“Now you do.” Zavier’s tone had shifted to something deeper. Rich and dark. His smile matched, and a spark of lust flamed in Ray.
He swallowed. “What now?”
“Now?” Zavier cocked his head. “Now you undo the first button on my shirt.”
Ray’s pulse ticked up and his cheeks warmed. Even more when Zavier lifted an eyebrow. He leaned forward, too aware of the motion of the bus and the huff of Zavier’s breath. He did as he’d been told.
Before he could sit back, Zavier whispered, “And the next.”
When he’d undone the second button, lips grazed his neck. “Keep going.”
Oh god. Every part of Ray heated and his cock was hardening with Zavier’s every breath against his skin. He kept going until Zavier’s shirt was open in front.
“Push it off.”
He did, and the skin beneath his hands was hot and smooth. Fabric slipped off those shoulders, revealing all of Zavier’s ink. Every line, figure, color, and swirl. Ray wanted to mouth those shoulders, kiss the knotwork on Zavier’s pecs.
Zavier shrugged the shirt off his wrists. “Sit back on your heels.”
The pulse in Ray’s ears sounded louder when Zavier rose and towered over him. He was eye level with the impressive bulge in Zavier’s pants.
Fingers brushed Ray’s hair. “Yes, you can unbutton my jeans.” Amusement in that voice.
Ray really wanted to see what Zavier looked like naked. Where those tattoos led, what else was inked. His length and girth. The muscles of his thighs. How much hair he had. Everything. Ray undid the button and nearly went for the zipper—but stopped.
“Very good.” Zavier’s murmur felt like a kiss on Ray’s back, and every hair stood up in pleasure. “Now the zipper.”
He pulled the tab down, and waited. Zavier’s underwear was black and cotton, but whether briefs or some other style, he couldn’t tell. Nor did he find out, because Zavier pushed both down, freeing his dick and exposing the rest of his body.
Tattoos snaked down onto his hips and across his lower abs, and jutting from a thick bed of curls was Zavier’s cock. Not overly long, not overly thick. Like every other inch of Zavier’s body, it was too fucking perfect. “You’re unreal.”
A chuckle, and Zavier stroked himself. “I could say the same.” He slipped two fingers under Ray’s chin and lifted until Ray was staring up at him. “Have you bottomed, Ray? Sucked cock?”
He shivered, and not from the AC. Hell, this close to Zavier naked, close enough to take that dick into his mouth, Ray was blazing with heat. “Yes. Both. Though—it’s been a while since I’ve bottomed.”
“You prefer topping?” Curiosity there.
Zavier’s smile deepened at that.
That made Ray’s pulse rocket up. “But…people expect rock stars to be a certain way.”
A chuckle from Zavier. “I don’t.”
“That’s because you’ve been a rock star all your life.”
His smile slipped away. He touched Ray’s cheek. “No, I haven’t. I was lucky and privileged, that’s all.”
“Yet here I am, on my knees for you.” For Zavier. He closed his eyes.
Fingers danced over his cheek. “We can stop. If you need to, we can stop.”
Emotions tripped over inside Ray. The need for Zavier. All those years of wanting the man. His brashness and now his tenderness. None of it made sense, and at the same time—it did.
“I don’t want to stop.” He didn’t know why there were tears in his voice or eyes. He wanted the world to make sense.
“Ray, look at me.”
He forced his eyes open, made himself look up, up that glorious body and into those blue eyes.
“Do you trust me?”
That question again. “Yes.”
Oh, the grin. Part sweet, part devil. “Then suck my cock.”
Excerpt posted in coordination with A Novel Take PR and the author
Available April 9, 2018!
Released: April 9 2018
Series: Twisted Wishes #1
Published by Carina Press
There’s no resisting the thrum of temptation in this male/male rock-star romance from genre-favorite author Anna Zabo!
Twisted Wishes front man Ray Van Zeller is in one hell of a tight spot. After a heated confrontation with his bandmate goes viral, Ray is hit with a PR nightmare the fledgling band so doesn’t need. But his problems only multiply when they snag a talented new drummer—insufferably sexy Zavier Demos, the high school crush Ray barely survived.
Zavier’s kept a casual eye on Twisted Wishes for years, and lately, he likes what he sees. What he doesn’t like is how out of control Ray seems—something Zavier’s aching to correct after their first pulse-pounding encounter. If Ray’s up for the challenge.
Despite the prospect of a glorious sexual encore, Ray is reluctant to trust Zavier with his band—or his heart. And Zavier has always had big dreams; this gig was supposed to be temporary. But touring together has opened their eyes to new passions and new possibilities, making them rethink their commitments, both to the band and to each other.
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