#MWTease the #midweektease is from Heart in Chains
Heart in Chains
When Connor Douglas takes a tropical island holiday, he hopes to leave heartbreak behind. Little does he know the extent of the danger and sexual temptation that awaits him.
Long after Jay Levesque has closed down his operations on the very same tropical island, the memory of Connor haunts him.
Warm nights and scorching sex has someone’s heart in chains.
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Acutely aware of Jay’s thigh dangerously close to his own, Connor was having trouble believing he wouldn’t be hurt, and to his horror, squashing down a ridiculous attraction to Jay.
“Who were they—the people on the boat, and did … did your men kill them?” His voice fell to a whisper.
“No, of course not. The gunfire, it was for intimidation only … to round up the people into a group … to show them we meant business. The people are obscenely rich and will bring a good price. As soon as we have the money, we will free them, and you, too, Connor.” His voice softened as he said Connor’s name and he patted Connor on the leg.
Connor nearly leapt from the bed and ran across the room, chain and all. The way Jay said his name as if it was a caress, was bad enough, but the hand on his leg sent shivers flying up his thigh to his stomach. His cock started to harden and he covered it by holding the water bottle to his lap.
“You’re pirates? I was told this area was safe from pirates. I don’t know why you couldn’t have left me alone.” Connor tried an appeal. “Why not let me go now? I’m no use to you.”
Jay gave a short laugh. “You must know I can’t let you go until I free everyone. This is a secret location. Settle down, Connor. I’ll bring the air-con remote and something for you to read. The place is clean. The bedding is clean. Maybe you should sleep for a while.” He stood and looked down into Connor’s upturned face.
Confusion filled Connor. Jay’s expression held something close to kindness and some deeper emotion Connor couldn’t name. A frown furrowed Connor’s forehead. He was sure that attraction filled Jay’s eyes. He’d seen it in a guy’s eyes enough times to recognize it. Connor couldn’t say anything. He gazed back at Jay until the man turned and went away.
When Jay had left, Connor stood and followed to the door. The chain clanked along behind him and tugged on his anklebone, but he got there. Unexpectedly, fury rose up in his chest. He tried the door handle and to his amazement, it opened. He had to step back a little as it swung inwards, but then he could stand in the doorway. He gazed around. The hut was on a path that had another hut opposite and palm trees. Palms of all sizes lined the path. A man with a semi-automatic rifle laid across his lap sat outside the other hut on a wicker chair. He casually glanced up at Connor and then went back to reading his magazine. Connor sighed heavily. He trailed back inside and closed the door so that his hut filled with cool air again from the unit over the lintel. As he walked to the bed, fatigue overcame him. Why am I so tired? This is incredible, and the worst is, no one will be wondering where I am. No one will know I’ve been taken captive.
Connor hadn’t told his small group of friends about his vacation destination, or for how long he’d be gone. His parents just accepted that he would send a card when he’d called them at their home in Florida a week ago. He’d left everything wide open on purpose, because deep down he wanted Brad to think he’d found someone new and was away with a lover having a great time.
He sat on the bed, swung his legs up as he held the chain away, and arranged it so that it didn’t drag on his ankle. He lay down pulling the pillow under his head. Connor closed his eyes. He thought over what had happened and recalled the expression in Jay’s eyes. What a fucking shame we met like this. There’s a possibility he’s gay—well I think he is. There’s a look that only gay guys give each other. What am I going to do? As soon as I feel better, I’ll look around for a way to escape.
Connor’s thoughts drifted and he fell asleep.
©Elodie Parkes 2016 Encompass Ink
Connor and Jay my heroes just gelled in my mind immediately as I considered the kind of adventure Connor might have on vacation in an exotic place such as Indonesia. Jay is a mysterious character, tough, driven, but on the verge of changing his dangerous life when he meets Connor. Connor is still getting over a relationship break up, but it’s been long enough and he’s tired of being single. His former boyfriend’s betrayal stays with him, but as soon as he sees Jay, attraction is seeded in his heart.
These two characters are dear to me. Tenderness lies beneath Jay’s composed and tough exterior and courage lies beneath Connor’s sexual vulnerability. I think both will surprise you as you read their story.
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