From Temptation (Deliver Us #2)Author(s): Lynn Kelling
(Available in epub, mobi, and pdf)
Publication Date: November 11, 2012
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Genres: Bisexual, Contemporary, Drama, Erotica, Gay, GLBT, Romance
Tags: bdsm, Deliver Us Series, m/m, Novel, Society of Masters
Darrek doesn’t know what causes the change. One moment Gabriel is fine—he’s relaxed, his grey-blue eyes half-lidded, a slight sheen of sweat making his gorgeous body glisten in the moonlight. He’s breathing heavier than normal as Darrek’s thrusts grow in strength and force, tensing up on each push so that he’s not knocked farther up on the bed.
Then, just like that, everything changes.
Gabriel flinches. The fight switch in his head gets flipped; Darrek has seen it happen too many times now to mistake it. As soon as he hears the choked sob and feels Gabriel’s body knot up under him, ready to squirm and get away however he can, Darrek compensates.
“Hey! Shh. Gabe, open your eyes. Gabriel,” Darrek fills his voice with as much stern authority as he can. He stops moving, but doesn’t pull out or roll off of Gabriel. Instead he holds him down, keeping him in place and waiting for the moment to pass. “You’re fine. Hey!”
Much of the color is gone from his face as Gabriel makes himself open his eyes, which had squeezed shut. He stares blankly at the room, breathing with heaving, violent rips and tears. Covered in a cold sweat, the instinct to fight and escape lingers. Whenever he gives into it, Darrek holds him to the bed, pushing back on the imaginary demons. He’s not trying to be cruel, but only to force Gabriel to confront reality.
Everything warm turns cold. Everything soft is hard. Next the self-recrimination will come, so Darrek moves before it can arrive. He withdraws and rolls them. Positioning Gabriel on top so that he straddles Darrek’s hips, newfound confidence blooms behind Gabriel’s tortured stare.
“Better?” Darrek asks, groaning as Gabriel steadies Darrek’s cock and lowers himself onto it.
“Yeah, much,” Gabriel nods.
“If you want to stop….”
“Shut up, okay?”