Better Together

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Gay (MM), Erotic Romance, Humor, Romantic Suspense, Thriller
Word Count: 20,930
Heat Level: 4
Published By: Evernight Publishing

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Alex Roman controls a business empire, but he can’t control his personal life. Just when he thought he and his boyfriend, Jesse, could settle down and enjoy their life together, their past comes back to haunt them once again. They never discovered who killed Alex’s grandfather and Jesse’s father, and neither man would’ve wanted to know the truth if it meant tearing them apart, but that’s what happens.

When a crazy gunman targets Jesse for the sins of his father, he reluctantly decides he must leave the love of his life in order to keep him safe. Little does he know that his decision to protect Alex may ultimately be his undoing. Alex tracks him down and the gunman follows. A deadly confrontation leaves one man down, and their relationship fractured.

Will their love survive the ultimate test?

What are people saying about Better Together?

MM Good Book Reviews – 4.5 stars!

“I always have a blast reading stories by Erin. She gives you an entertaining story that has great sex and a bit of danger added in. I would definitely recommend reading this, trust me you won’t be let down.”

Cocktails and Books – 4 stars!

“Ms. Leaf always writes amazing sex scenes, and the ones here in “Better Together” are no exception.  Expect to have to fan yourself quite a bit while you’re reading.”

Manic Readers – 4.5 stars!

“Ms. Leaf continued their journey as a couple and did so in such a way that it felt real and believable. I loved that she showed reaching the happily ever after is only a small part of the battle. You must grow together and communicate to maintain happiness, and she did it while giving us a face paced ride full of twists and turns.”

Night Owl Reviews – 4 stars!

“The main characters and the secondary characters were fascinating and believable. Both Alex and Jesse had faults that they deal with as the handle each problem that comes up.”

Story excerpt:

“Stop being so grumpy,” Alex said, setting his bag on the chest at the foot of the bed. “We’re on vacation, remember? If I have to give up my laptop for a week, you have to give up your crankiness.”

“I’m not cranky,” Jesse said, unzipping his duffel and unpacking his clothes. “I’m cautious.” He grinned wryly. “And maybe a little paranoid.”

Alex laughed. “Your cautiousness comes across more like constipation.”

Jesse tried glaring at his lover, but an involuntary snort of laughter betrayed him. “You suck,” he said, smiling.

Alex walked over and wound his arms around Jesse’s waist from behind. “I could, if you want,” he murmured into the back of Jesse’s neck. “Suck, that is.”

Jesse froze as his cock gave a twitch of interest. “Oh?”

“We are on vacation. I could take my time for once. Drive you crazy.”

As if he didn’t usually drive me crazy anyway. Jesse pretended to think the offer over for all of thirty seconds. “Yeah, okay.”

Alex kissed him again. “Hold still.” He ran his hands down Jesse’s arms and began to unbuckle his shoulder rig.

Jesse wouldn’t move right now even if someone paid him a million bucks. His cock hardened against his zipper. He swallowed, ignoring the ache in his balls. “Don’t forget the safety,” he croaked as Alex eased the leather and fabric straps down his arms.

“I won’t,” he promised, unholstering Jesse’s M9 Beretta and gently setting it on the nightstand. “I know what I’m doing.” His fingers grazed the front of Jesse’s jeans, then deftly undid the placket, tugging until Jesse turned around. “That’s better. I like it when you go all quiet.”

Jesse let out a breath as his cock pushed out past the zipper. “You’re going to be the death of me, Alex.” He looked at his partner. Alex’s gorgeous grey eyes had already darkened with arousal. Jesse licked his lips as his dick gave another twitch. “Damn, you’re pretty, Alex.”

Alex pushed him down onto the bed, then went to his knees on the floor. “Don’t be ridiculous. Men aren’t pretty.”

“You are.” Smiling, Jesse carded his fingers through Alex’s soft auburn hair. “Suck me. Please.” He tugged Alex closer.

Alex’s lips quirked into a half smile. “Since you asked so nicely.” He drew Jesse’s cock out of his cotton boxers and ran his thumb over the tip. Pre-come welled from the slit as Jesse shuddered.

“Don’t tease, Alex.” Jesse locked his thighs and let go of his boyfriend’s hair. He didn’t want to hurt him and he was so wound up that he couldn’t guarantee he wouldn’t yank all of Alex’s hair right out of his skull once things got going.

Alex opened his mouth and breathed on the tip of Jesse’s erection. “Since when did I ever tease?”

Jesse swallowed a snort. “Um, all the time?”

Instead of answering him, Alex leaned down and licked a stripe across the crown of Jesse’s dick.

Jesse bucked involuntarily and Alex moved his face away, grinning.

“See? That’s you teasing,” Jesse muttered. His fingers curled into the comforter, as if hanging onto bedding would help. Nothing had really happened yet and he was already on the edge.

Alex shook his head. “Nah. This isn’t teasing.” He licked another stripe across Jesse’s prick, then blew on the wet spot.

“Fuck,” Jesse breathed, trembling. “You make me crazy.”

Alex kissed the underside of Jesse’s shaft, then leaned in and mouthed at his sac. “Your point?”

Jesse couldn’t reply. He’d lost the ability to form words when Alex began nibbling on his balls.

“You taste desperate,” Alex said against his skin.

Jesse gritted his teeth. “I wonder why that is.”

Alex chuckled and sucked one of Jesse’s testicles into his mouth, gently rolling it around. Jesse groaned as his fingers tightened into the bedding. “Fuck!”

“That can be arranged,” Alex said, moving up and sliding Jesse’s cock down his throat. When he swallowed, Jesse gasped.

“But not yet,” Alex said, moving back. He grabbed Jesse’s holster rig and wrapped the strap around the base of Jesse’s cock and balls.

“Alex, what the fuck?” Jesse croaked, confused and horny. His dick looked like something out of a fetish magazine.

“Huh,” Alex said, eyeing his handiwork. “That’s interesting.”