Exclusive Excerpt from Cameron & Rylan
by Valerie Ullmer
“You’re okay. I won’t let anyone hurt you. I promise I will protect you even if they are bigger than me.”
Along with his words, Cameron moved, swaying side-to-side, acting casual as he glanced around the room. He noticed a man, several years older than Rylan, glaring as he scanned the club looking for someone.
“Are you okay?”
Rylan must have caught sight of the man again because he shivered in Cameron’s arms. Instead of letting it overwhelm him, Rylan took a deep breath and wrapped his arms around Cameron’s waist.
With his mouth still pressed against Cameron’s neck, he spoke. “The man looking so angry is my brother’s best friend.”
By itself, there was nothing alarming in that statement, but Cameron paused when Rylan continued.
“Since I’m in college and I need to save money, I live with my father, James, and my older brother, Declan. Since I’m an embarrassment to my family, I stay in the basement with a separate entrance.”
Cameron made a noise of disgust, but otherwise didn’t say a word.
“Declan’s best friend, Tristan, hates me. But I haven’t seen him since he moved away after high school. I didn’t know he was back in town.” Rylan sighed, as though he’d fought this battle before and lost. “But now he’s back, I’ll move out.”
Cameron, hating the defeat in his voice, wrapped both arms around Rylan and pulled him closer, resting his cheek on top of Rylan’s head. When he wrapped Rylan in his arms, Cameron felt the man relax against him. Rylan’s show of trust made all of Cameron’s protective instincts flare.
The most important thing was to get to know Rylan.
About Cameron & Rylan
Cameron Hayes believed himself to be a dedicated friend and a good son but destined to be alone. Because in his twenty-one years, he’d never fallen for anyone. Dating never appealed to him when he would rather spend a night at home. Despite his friend’s best intentions for Cameron to find a hookup for the night, he stayed at the bar as he nursed a beer. And that’s when Cameron spotted him and everything he knew evaporated with one look.
Rylan Ellis wanted one night out without complications. To forget about his overwhelming responsibilities and stress at home. He loved to lose himself in the music and ignore everyone around him. But when he happened a glance at the bar and spotted the tall, broad, and sexy-as-sin man, he felt drawn to him.
Soon, Cameron and Rylan learn about each other and establish their lives together. They also have to deal with a group of well-meaning friends, loving parents, and unexpected friendships. But most of all, a dangerous threat that could tear their lives apart.
Will a chance meeting turn into something more?
This novel contains heavy attraction at first sight and first-time gay sex between two men. There is no cheating or cliffhangers and ends with a happily ever after.
*Contains a brief mention of a prior sexual assault and violence in later scenes.
Available at: Amazon
About Valerie Ullmer
Valerie writes romances.
Contemporary, Paranormal, Erotic, and Gay.
She lives in Denver, Colorado with her wonderfully supportive husband and their funny and wise black lab, Maddie. Valerie is addicted to coffee, crime shows, and reading and writing character-driven romances.
As a voracious reader, she’s believes that all writers are rock stars, and she hopes that people enjoy her stories as much as she loves the romance novels she’s devoured over the years!
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