Exclusive Excerpt from No Shame
by Nora Phoenix
When Charlie yawned again, he leaned over and whispered in his ear, “You wanna take a nap?”
Charlie’s forehead crinkled the way it did when he was worried about something. “I can’t sleep if I’m alone.”
“I’ll come with you.”
“You will?” The surprise in Charlie’s voice hit Brad deep. Did Charlie really not grasp Brad would do pretty much anything for him?
“Sure thing, sweetie. Let’s lie down for a little bit.”
The others had no problem with them taking a nap, so he led Charlie into their bedroom, Max following them, then softly closed the door behind them. They both stripped to their boxers, and Charlie crawled into bed, yawning again.
Brad would never admit it, but he loved sleeping next to Charlie. There was something so sweet and comforting about feeling that much smaller body snuggled against him. Max found a spot right next to the bed on Brad’s side, and Brad smiled. He loved how Max was never far from his side.
Charlie immediately nestled close against Brad and put his head on Brad’s shoulder, flinging an arm across his abdomen. It was Charlie’s favorite position, Brad had deducted, because he always curled up like that against Brad. It was the sweetest torture, to hold that gorgeous man, that perfect body, to want him so much…and know he’d never be good enough to deserve him.
“Does Miles know?” Charlie asked out of the blue.
Brad had to think for a second what Charlie could be referring to. Ah. That. “About me? No. It’s just sex, Charlie, that’s it.”
“How long do you think you can keep having sex with him with your underwear on, or with him blindfolded?”
“As long as I have to.”
“You don’t think he’s getting suspicious? Or maybe I should say curious.”
Brad sighed. “Maybe. Probably. I don’t care. I’m not telling him shit, babe. It’s none of his fucking business.”
Charlie was quiet for a bit. “I think he wants more than just sex,” he then said.
“I don’t.” Brad’s voice was definitive. He was not discussing this with Charlie. Charlie was such a romantic at heart. He never fully understood why Brad did what he did in the club, and he certainly would never understand the complicated thing he had with Miles. “Get some rest, babe.”