Exclusive Excerpt from Love Worth Fighting For
by Dara Nelson
Tommy flies off the bed and runs to the bathroom. He opens the cabinet under the sink and throws the bag, the towel, everything inside, shoving the door closed and then he jumps into the shower and turns it on.
He has to bite back his scream when ice cold water pummels him for a few seconds until the hot kicks in.
“There you are. Hey, babe,” Gio says from the doorway.
When Tommy looks over at him, his eyes catch on the cupboard door….the slightly open cupboard door.
Distract, Tommy, distract.
“Feel like joining me?” he says with a grin.
Gio’s eye darken with lust as he takes a step forward. The edge of his pantleg brushes against the open cabinet door, making Tommy suck in a breath and hold it. But Gio’s focus is entirely on Tommy.
He sets the Romero’s bag with food in it and his phone on the counter and slips his suit jacket off of his arms.
Tommy’s hand reaches down to give his dick a few tugs, “Oh, I love it when you strip for me.”
Gio chuckles, “Do I need to dance too?”
“Nope. What you’re doing is just fine.”
Gio’s eyes lock on Tommy’s cock and somehow, they darken even more.
“Tommy,” he whispers as he wrenches the knot out of his tie.
He yanks it over his head and drops it to the floor. His shoes are quickly toed off and then…..
The man stalks forward, barely controlled lust oozing from every pore in his body.
Tommy’s eyes go wide, “Gio?” he whispers and takes a step backwards.
“Tommy, I need you,” Gio rasps out as he steps into the shower…..still wearing his clothes, his socks.
“Oh fuck,” Tommy mumbles as he takes another step backwards.
Seeing Gio, his hair shining with the mist from the steam, his dark chest hair a sharp contrast to the wet white shirt that was now clinging to his body, is both intimidating and hot-as-fuck.
Fuck me running, Tommy thinks, this is one of the hottest things I’ve ever seen.
“Gio,” Tommy repeats, it seems to be the only word that Tommy’s brain could say at the moment.
As Gio walks forward, Tommy steps back. Not because he’s afraid but because he feels like Gio’s power, his lust, his desire, is pushing Tommy backwards. He keeps moving until his back meets the unforgiving wall behind him.
Gio steps even closer, placing both hands on the wall by Tommy’s head, barely an inch of space separating their bodies and then he begins sliding his nose and stubbled cheek over Tommy’s face, his lips ghosting across Tommy’s lips but never quite pressing against them the way that Tommy desperately wants them to. Tommy whimpers when Gio’s lips make light contact with his and he tries to press forward, to connect, to taste the man that he loves with every fiber of his being. But Gio pulls back and, with a smirk that let’s Tommy know that Gio knows exactly how he’s affecting Tommy, he moves his lips along Tommy’s jaw and down the side of his neck.
Tommy’s hands reach out the grab the top of Gio’s pants to try to pull the man closer, “Please,” he begs with a whimper.
“I need you, Tiger,” Gio says again.
“I’m yours, Gio.”
Gio’s mouth moves to Tommy’s adams apple and he sucks it into his mouth before lapping it with his tongue then he moves his mouth to the side of Tommy’s neck.
“I need you,” Gio whispers against the skin just before sucking it into the heat of his mouth, marking him.
Gio’s lips move up Tommy’s jaw, his tongue rasping over the stubble.
“Need you,” he says again.
Gio pulls his head back and stares, the pupils in his eyes blown open so wide that his dark brown eyes appear black.
“Tommy,” he whispers, an almost pained look on his face.
His hands move to grip either side of his shirt and he rips it open in a flurry of wet sounds and flying buttons.
About Love Worth Fighting For
They had it.
It was right there within their grasp.
Beautiful, blinding, passionate, perfect.
Or was it?
What do you do when your world suddenly and inexplicably falls apart?
How do you cope when everything you thought was good and strong and right…..suddenly isn’t?
How do you come to terms with an end that you never saw coming, a blow from your blindside that crushes your very existence?
How do you let go of the other half of your heart?
For Giovanni Romero, a man of confidence, a man who has always known what he wanted and went after it, you don’t.
You dig in with everything you have, reach deeper to find even more, and you fight.
You fight for what you believe in.
You fight for what you want.
You fight even though you don’t know why you’re fighting in the first place
You fight for love.
Who knew what that meant. It was different for everyone. Truth was, even Tommy had no idea what he truly needed to break free from his fears.
But Gio knew, of course he knew. And once he was able to show Tommy, would the man run screaming from the room or would a whole new world open up at their feet like the golden brick road to Oz.
Restraining benches, sex swings and blindfolds, oh my…
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About Dara Nelson
I was born and raised in the Bay Area of Northern California but have made my home in the Pacific Northwest for the last two decades. My husband & I live on a small farm surrounded by chickens, goats, rabbits, a turkey, 5 dogs and a cat, in the shadow of stunning Mt Rainier.
With my grown children and grandchildren nearby, my life is always busy, happy and full of laughter.
I am an active Blogger, having created Love Unchained Book Reviews out of my love for all things MM books.
When I’m not on the phone with my best friend (which is at least once every day) – I am an avid, addicted reader. It is my passion, my escape, my joy. And I am most definitely a writer. The characters in my head are constantly demanding that their story be told.
But above all that – I am a human being. My passion for people is unparalleled, my firm belief in Love is Love unwavering, my hope that all can be accepted, undying. I do not write because I want to, I do it because I have to. I write because these voices, these beautiful men, have chosen me to tell their stories – and how damn lucky am I for that?
As an author, I write under both my name and a pen name, with total transparency and honesty:
Dara Nelson is the author of the wildly popular ‘Healing Hearts’ series (Love in the Aftermath, Love After Chaos, Love Worth Fighting For – and more to come soon)