Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Will was out of breath. His words had tumbled from his mouth. #midweektease #MMromance @EncompassInk

Midweek tease is from 
A Forever Kind of Thing

It hadn’t been that long since Josh left, but he’d effectively disappeared. Will was frantic by the time he caught sight of Josh on Railroad Avenue. He slowed on the street alongside Josh. He’s not seen me, or has he? Maybe he’s not interested any more and is ignoring me. Maybe I’ve fucked it up for good. Will stopped the car and sprang out. Tourists had appeared and Will dashed past them. He called out. “Josh, Josh, hang on.”

Joshua glanced back over his shoulder so he must have heard Will call out.

Will saw him falter, walk on for a few steps, then stop. Will raced to him.

“Josh, please. I’m so sorry. I can’t begin to tell you how sorry I am. I never meant to imply you’re not good enough. In fact, you’re the best thing that ever happened to me. I’m such a fool. I guess I’m so used to being able to say anything that I didn’t think about the words I used, but they were just words, Josh, just words, not feelings, not real things. I have so much. I have everything I could ever have wanted or want, but not you and you’re what I want. If this sounds weird after we’ve only really connected for a couple of nights then I don’t care, but, Josh, I’d give it all up to have you in my life. That’s the truth. Please come back to the house and talk with me. I can’t bear to see you go like this. Even if you decide you can’t be with me after we’ve talked let me get you home.”

Will was out of breath. His words had tumbled from his mouth. His heart hammered and his stomach ached. He was standing on a discarded ring pull from a canned soda that dug into the sole of one foot. He rubbed his forehead. His eyes hurt as if a whole sky full of tears waited to pour from them like rain. He gazed into Josh’s blue eyes. He knew the moment Josh was going to go back to the house with him because happiness appeared in those gorgeous eyes, and even though Josh’s tone of voice was undecided, he seemed to relax.

“I do wish things hadn’t turned out this way. I will come back with you, but I’m still not sure we can work things out. I feel pretty inadequate right now.” Josh looked around then as if to check who might be listening.

It made Will smile. He gave a nod designed to show Josh he understood perfectly. He suddenly couldn’t keep his hands off Josh and he slipped his arm around Josh’s shoulders.

“Thank you. I have a car just a little way back.” He gently steered Josh in the direction of where he’d left the SUV.

Josh stayed within Will’s embrace, but he didn’t touch Will. “Don’t tell me you have a limo waiting.” There was amusement in Josh’s voice and it gave Will hope.

Will desperately wanted to show Josh he could be less the wealthy businessman and more the friend or lover. “I don’t in fact. It’s my old Jeep from before I made it.” Will didn’t feel truly okay until Josh was sitting in the passenger seat of his car. He didn’t start the engine right away. He reached for Josh’s hand and held on tight.

“Josh, I might already be in love with you. It sure feels as if you took a huge piece of my heart with you when you charged off, but I don’t blame you for leaving. You wrote that song for me. You came to me in the club just when I was about to disappear from your gigs, that has to mean something. Maybe fate … it feels as if we’re meant to be together.” Will heaved a sigh. “You don’t feel the same, huh?”

Josh shook his head. “No, I do. Yes, I do. I do feel the same. I really wanted this to work.”

Will started the car. “Let’s get out of here. I usually go into the office Saturday morning, but to hell with it. You’re more important right now.”

Copyright Elodie Parkes 2016 Encompass Ink
Delicious, erotic #MMromance
A Forever Kind of Thing
They want each other. Their chemistry is scorching. Their encounters erotic.
But Josh is running in the opposite direction as Will longs to love him.
Can love triumph? #kindleunlimited

HOP to the next #midweektease #MWTease


  1. Such an emotional tease :-)

  2. A guy should have priorities - great excerpt!

  3. Oh, dear. I really hope they can work it out. Great tease, Elodie!

  4. I hope it works out for them. Lovely teaser.