Exclusive Excerpt from Hold Me Up
by Colette Davison
“When I—” Alex swallowed and seemed to fight with his breathing, but it was still laboured and out of control.
“Breathe,” Reece said. “With me.” He breathed in and out slowly until Alex was able to match him breath for breath.
“When I have a panic attack, it—” Alex licked his lips and then copied Reece’s slow breathing again. “It feels like the sky is falling.”
“Then let me hold it up for you,” Reece said.
“You want to do that?” Alex asked.
“Why wouldn’t I?”
“You could have anyone you wanted. Why waste your time with me?”
Reece frowned. “Because you’re the only guy I’ve ever wanted.” He stopped short of telling Alex he loved him. It was too soon, and he knew Alex would dismiss his words as a memory of their past rather than a product of their present. “Will you let me hold the sky up for you?”