Exclusive Excerpt from Nuts
by SE Jakes
Preston felt like he’d won a small victory from the stubborn man. “I want to check out security at the club, and I’ll have your back while I’m figuring things out.” “Were you thinking of doing something else?”
Preston shrugged. “I don’t think
they’re going to let me out—not fully, anyway.” He was too well trained, had cost the military far too much money to simply be allowed to walk away from his Green Beret days.
“So what—are you officially part of the National Guard?”
“Something like that. They call and I jump.”
“With no notice.” Jagger sounded resigned but not surprised.
“I’ll make sure you’re covered.”
“That’s not…dammit, Preston.” Jagger hit the steering wheel with his palm. “It didn’t have to be like this. It never had to be like this. You didn’t have to run to enlist in the first place.”
“I wasn’t running, Jagger. I needed to fucking establish myself. Or I really would’ve been what my family called me.”
“Jagger’s whore?” he bit out. “You refused to let anyone pay your way. Don’t they know that?”
“It didn’t matter. They knew you’d offered to take care of me—you and your family. They didn’t understand it then, and now—”
“This isn’t the same.”
“Feels like it can be.”
“Dammit, you know what k
ind of security I need. And you’re in the unique position of already being trusted to provide it.”
Preston pressed the heels of his palms to his eyes. “I told you I’d consider it. That I’d help you in the meantime. Can that be enough for now? I’m working on two hours of sleep here.”
“Yeah,” Jagger said roughly. “It’s always enough when you’re here.”
Jagger’s the son of a bookmaker and fixer. Now, he’s the owner of an exclusive, underground club…and he’s also been put in charge of the family business.
Preston’s the son of a wealthy, powerful, blue-blood Boston family…or he was, until he was disowned for choosing his friendship with Jagger over his family. Ten years later, he’s a Special Forces Operator—and he’s still best friends with Jagger.
But things are about to change, for both men. Because after a long year of no contact, Preston’s coming home to Jagger for the first time since they shared a surprising kiss.
One night, one poker game, and one hand finds Jagger lucky—and skilled enough—to win a chance to fix things with Preston. But what’s at stake is far more than their friendship—it’s everything…and both men are all in to fight for what’s theirs.
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Ace’s Wild is a multi-author series of books that take place in the same fictional town. Each story can be read in any order. The connecting element in the Ace’s Wild series is an adult store owned by Ace and Wilder. The main characters from each book will make at least one visit to Ace’s Wild, where they’ll buy a toy to use in their story! The only characters who cross over to each book are Ace and Wilder. And with various heat and kink levels, there’s sure to be something for everyone!
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About SE Jakes
SE Jakes writes m/m romance. She believes in happy endings and fighting for what you want in both fiction and real life. She lives in New York with her family and most days, she can be found happily writing (in bed). No really…
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