An Excerpt from Dare to Hope
by T.M. Smith
Sexy Soldier: Hey, you busy this weekend? Things are finally settling in at the house so I thought the three of us could do dinner and movie.
Tristan stared down at his phone for probably a good fifteen minutes. He had typed a response then deleted it, typed another and deleted that one too. He tossed his phone onto the glass table top, wincing at the sound it made, leaning forward to be sure he hadn’t just cracked his mother’s glass patio table. He snatched his half full beer off the unscathed table and fell back into the chair, downing the rest of the beer in one guzzle.
He didn’t know what to do about Gabe and Micah. Hell, he hadn’t even realized how much a part of his life the two men had become, until they weren’t there anymore. It hurt, and he had no fucking idea what to do but step back and give them a chance at happiness. It was difficult to keep his distance the day he had gone over to the brownstone to help them unpack, hang the TVs and pictures, seeing how perfect the house looked with pieces of Gabe and Micah littering every room. It was painfully obvious that night that there was no place for Tristan in their private lives. The only thing stopping him from wallowing in self-pity were the VRE sessions with Micah. Well, wallowing deeper into the pit than he was right then. He was simply circling the bog of eternal stinch at the moment.
The back door opening drew Tristan’s attention momentarily. His dad closed the door behind him, headed toward Tristan, two beers in his hands. Shay handed Tristan one of the bottles, laughing and waving at his sons T-shirt. “Nice.”
About Dare to Hope
Tristan is the second oldest of the Brennan brothers and the odd man out. Most of the Brennan men have careers in law enforcement, but as a psychiatrist, Tristan chooses to help people in a different way. Quiet and restrained, he is content to hover in the background of his more gregarious brothers. Then he meets two men, each broken and damaged from losses beyond their control.
Gabriel Simenson is mourning his lover’s death. The random act of violence that took Gio’s life has left everyone at All Cocks reeling. The only thing keeping Gabe from drowning in misery is the friendship he’s forged with Micah, the newest model at All Cocks. He continues to struggle, and at the urging of his All Cocks family Gabe agrees to counseling with Tristan under one condition: Micah must go with him.
Micah Solo can relate to unbearable loss, having lost his leg and so much more in Iraq. The past two years he has been alone, adrift and vulnerable — the memories of war haunting his dreams, spilling over into his daily life. At All Cocks, Micah has found the acceptance he craves and the family he lost, but still he yearns for happiness and peace within.
The friendship between the three is instant, the mutual attraction evident. They circle each other, wanting more, yet unsure if it is truly possible. Is life the mundane reality they’ve each come to accept for themselves or do they dare to hope?
The All Cocks Stories is a series set within the world of online gay porn.
*Warning* Micah’s PTSD is told in detail, including flashbacks to his time in Iraq.
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About T.M. Smith
A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; TM Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. A Texas transplant, she now calls DFW her home. Most days she can be found curled up with a good book, or ticking away on her next novel.
Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her writing, she is passionate about Autism advocacy and LGBT rights. Because, seriously people, Love is Love!
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