Sunday, October 13, 2013

Slippery When Wet

The first thing I think of is…the shower. Steam. All that hot water, a bath sponge, lots of foamy body wash…
And a couple of guys.
What’s not to like?
Although Beck and Zach don’t get under water (that we can see)!

BLURB from HIGH CONCEPT:

Beck reached his desk and lowered himself into the chair. A pile of reports sat waiting for his attention. Ridiculous. He was a homicide detective, not a secretary. This was a waste of his skills. Field cases waited, infinitely more interesting and requiring a detective’s intuition.

Across the room, Van met his gaze and looked away. Beck spun his chair toward the windows behind him. Sheets of water rippled down the windows, blurring the building across the street.

After the shooting, Beck’s ex-lover had made it clear as still water that there was nothing left between them. At least Van had understood the pressures of the job, the danger, both on the street and in the department. Homicide was a macho division, and the other detectives were unlikely to accept an alternate orientation. He and Van had agreed to keep their relationship under wraps. Had they had a relationship or just been fuck buddies?

Nights in a soft bed, Van’s hot tongue everywhere until Beck squirmed with need. A firm grip on his cock, stroking.

What would you like tonight?

Heat rushed to his groin. Mind-blowing sex—no doubt about that—but was that all they’d had?

They’d never eaten at a restaurant unless it was out of town. They’d never taken a vacation together. Van liked sun and sand and room service; Beck preferred snow and skiing and grilled steaks at the lodge. And they never stayed over at each other’s places.

Sure didn’t sound like a relationship. Hell, when he’d been lying in the hospital with his shattered shoulder pinned together, wondering if his hand would ever work again, he’d turned to Van expecting emotional support, and his lover had gunned down the only thing Beck had left.

Van had left nothing at Beck’s apartment except travel brochures.

The first time Beck had risked his heart, and he’d gotten blown away for his trouble. Staying secreted in the closet precluded Van paying attention to a disabled boyfriend. “It would look strange if I spent extra time with you,” Van had said, and he’d been careful not to visit more often than any of the others. At that point, Beck had wished his injuries had been more severe, that the bullet had hit a few inches to the right and down, preempting Van’s assault on Beck’s heart. Death had sounded better than total bereavement.

Anger had overtaken depression in short order. The first thing he’d done after arriving home was deep-six the tropical-vacation brochures littering the kitchen counter.

In the ensuing weeks, Beck had fought through the pain of physical therapy and the loss of the relationship.

As Beck’s psychologist, Jay had helped him work through most of that. And the painful inquiry about the shootings.

“Hey.” Soft brown eyes gazed down at him, wary, not welcoming. The familiar scent of Van’s bay rum aftershave reached Beck, and his stomach clenched.

“Well. What can I do for you, Detective Gates?”

Van plopped a folder on his desk. “Got a computer request that needs your expertise.”

“Don’t think I can help you.” Beck picked up a pen, tapped it on the folder. “I’m not a computer expert.”

Van’s full mouth thinned, lips pressed together. “It’s a search for vehicle license plates. Need it for the murder book.”

Helpless to resist, Beck’s gaze wandered down Van’s chambray-clad torso. The memory of burying his face in Van’s groin set off a twitch in his own.

“Hey, dickhead. I need the information.”

Head in the game, Stryker. “What’s the case?”

 

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23 comments:

  1. I'm about 2/3 through High Concept and I absolutely love it! No surprise that it's a best seller, it deserves to be. Those two guys are hot, hot, hot! Strictly combustible! *fans self*

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    1. ::Laughing:: I'm so glad you're enjoying it, Julie! Maybe I should be giving away a fan instead of a gift card! :)

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    2. Haha, I definitely could use one ;)

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  2. I have read about your book but have not read one as yet. More to add to my list. I really want to read this.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  3. Great blurb I just added the book to my wish list.
    lisahelo(at)outlook(dot)com

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  4. Sounds like a good read. Please count me in. Thanks for the giveaway and for participating.

    schan26.wisc(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Thank you for the excerpt, Whitley. This is what I love about hops, finding out about great stories you wouldn't otherwise know about. High Concept sounds great, and I'm looking forward to reading what happens next.

    Also, thank you for the giveaway!

    Carolyn
    caroaz [at] ymail [dot] com

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  6. High Concept is on my TBR list and I'll be getting to it on my next day off, can't wait for it.

    kalimar2010 @ gmail.com

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  7. I like the excerpt, sets the scene very well - quite tempting!

    Suze
    Littlesuze at hotmail.com

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  8. Hmmm... I'm going to have to check out High Concept. Who can resist sexy cops?

    ashley.vanburen[at]gmail[dot]com

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  9. Thanks for the excerpt - I am already feeling sad for Beck. And thanks for the giveaway.

    jen.f@mac.com

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    1. Beck has good things coming, Jen. :)
      Thanks for reading!

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  10. Loved the Excerpt. Thanks so much~
    Please count me in. :3

    Judi P
    arella3173_loveless@yahoo(dot)com

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  11. Sounds very good. I can't wait to see what happens.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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  12. Hi. Dying check out and read some of your books.

    Chris
    ceagles48218@yahoo.com

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  13. My winner is...
    Jen!
    jen.f@mac.com
    I'm emailing you off loop!
    ~Whitley

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