Today I am so pleased to welcome Lane Hayes to Joyfully Jay. Lane has come to share an exclusive excerpt from her latest release, Leaning Into the Fall (which I reviewed here and loved). She has also brought along a great tour wide giveaway! Please join me in giving Lane a big welcome!
Wes pulled my hand and led me through the arched doorway and around the corner to a semi-private hallway. Before I could open my mouth to ask what he was up to, he pushed me against the wall and shoved his knee between my legs. He hovered over me with a dangerous half smile that wasn’t exactly pleasant.
“Are you ready to tell me what’s going on, Nick?”
“Nothing is going on,” I answered a little breathlessly when he brushed his nose against mine.
“Hmph. Have you found anything useful?”
“I don’t know if it’s useful, but I found out he has a secret older lover. Someone I may know.”
“I’m sorry to disappoint you, but it isn’t me.”
“I didn’t think it was you,” I countered.
Wes rested one hand on the wall behind me then leaned in to bite my bottom lip. “But you were hoping I knew something. You aren’t socially awkward. You’re a borderline sociopath. Your lack of conscience is astounding. You don’t do anything that isn’t attached to an outcome that might benefit you. I don’t think it’s about money either. It’s ego. You steamroll until you get your way and selectively turn on the charm when it suits your needs like a spoiled brat who never learned how to play nicely with others.”
Wes slapped his hand over my mouth and growled in my ear. “You’re a fucking open book. I’m starting to think I know you better than you know yourself. You may fuck like a dream, but you’re the kind of pain in the ass that doesn’t fade the next day. I should kick you out of here and ban you for life, but I can’t seem to resist a challenge—no matter how hopeless it may be.”
I should have been angry. I’d never been manhandled so effortlessly by a lover. But fuck, he turned me on. I put one hand behind his neck and tugged him forward. “What are you going to do to me?”
He shook his head and gave me a roguish smile. Crooked and dangerous. “Such a naughty boy. Still looking for a free handout. Here’s how this is going to work. You’re going to pour wine for me. And if you do a good job…I’ll reward you.” Wes grabbed my denim-clad cock and squeezed. Then he licked a seductive trail across my lips and took a step backward.
“What do mean? Are you saying you know Finn’s lover?” I straightened off the wall and adjusted my dick as I followed him back toward the tasting room.
“We’ll talk later. Go pour some wine. Believe it or not, I think you can handle it. If you get stumped making conversation with non-techie types who don’t know shit about your next big deal, try something simple like, ‘What’s your name?’ or ‘Where are you from?’ It really is that easy.”
Nick Jorgensen is a quirky genius. He’s made a fortune in the competitive high tech field with his quick mind and attention to detail. He believes in hard work and trusting his gut. And he believes in karma. It’s the only thing that makes sense. People are difficult, but numbers never lie. In the disastrous wake of a broken engagement to an investor’s daughter, Nick is more certain than ever he isn’t relationship material.
Wes Conrad owns a thriving winery in Napa Valley. The relaxed atmosphere is a welcome departure from his former career as a high-rolling businessman. Wes’s laid-back nature is laced with a fierceness that appeals to Nick. In spite of his best intention to steer clear of complications, Nick can’t fight his growing attraction to the sexy older man who seems to understand him. Even the broken parts he doesn’t get himself. However, when Wes’s past collides with Nick’s present, both men will have to have to decide if they’re ready to lean into the ultimate fall.
Lane Hayes is grateful to finally be doing what she loves best. Writing full-time! It’s no secret Lane loves a good romance novel. An avid reader from an early age, she has always been drawn to well-told love story with beautifully written characters. These days she prefers the leading roles to both be men. Lane discovered the M/M genre a few years ago and was instantly hooked. Her debut novel was a 2013 Rainbow Award finalist and subsequent books have received Honorable Mentions, and were winners in the 2016 Rainbow Awards. She loves red wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband in an almost empty nest. Website: https://lanehayes.wordpress.com/
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