Time to start the week off right with Seductive Studs, the blog hop that celebrates m/m romance. This week, I wanted to share some tender love scene, but I have this tendency to keep my guys at odds, no matter how much they love each other. So here’s Wryler and Aeric from Gryffon Hall making up after their first fight. Aeric speaks first ~
“Now it’s time for your first lesson in docility. Take your clothes off.”
“Now? By myself?”
“Yes, now and by yourself. I’m going to sit on the bed and watch.” Aeric walked to the high mattress, plopped down and crossed his arms.
Wryler plucked at the buttons on his shirt. Although Aeric frequently told him he was beautiful, Wryler didn’t believe it and still felt shy about his slender body. Wryler preferred to have Aeric peel his clothes off in a tight embrace, preferably beneath the covers.
“You want to embarrass me as punishment?” he asked.
“You should not be ashamed of your lovely body. I want you to get over your shyness.”
“That will never happen,” Wryler said as he undid his cuffs. He kept his eyes down as he unhooked his high collar and pulled off his vest. He expected to shrivel in dismay but when he glanced up and saw the hungry look in Aeric’s eyes, his body flushed with heat. Just his luck he would be to the liking of a monster.
“But I hope you never get over your tendency to blush,” Aeric said, voice husky. Wryler tottered a bit removing his boots and some of his earlier pique returned. Why was he submitting to Aeric when he should be down in the library learning how to defeat him? He hurried his motions, pulling off his shirt and stepping out of his trousers with impatience.
“Very. Uncross your arms and stop scowling. Ah, Wryler, I will never get tired of looking at you.”
“But I will get tired of standing here naked.”
“Hmmm. While you stand there, think about how you can be a more obedient husband.”
Wryler snorted and thought about the opposite, about how he might be the one in control someday.
Gryffon Hall ~ coming in Summer 2016!
Useless fourth son of the Lord of Glimmerveen, Wryler dreams of getting married and escaping the rustic confines of his father’s castle. A wealthy merchant’s son seems to hold the key to Wryler’s safe if somewhat dreary future. However, the arrival of a mysterious stranger on the eve of Wryler’s betrothal sends his plans into disarray and Wryler finds himself traded off in marriage to one of the most notorious rogues in the land.
Is Lord Aeric Rouchet the barbarian he appears to be, or is he something much worse? Separated from his family and thrust into a strange and dangerous new life at the foreboding Gryffon Hall, Wryler must unravel the secret of his husband’s shadowed life and defeat the curse which threatens not only his growing affection for the barbarian in his bed, but the lives of everyone the Lord of Gryffon Hall is sworn to protect.
For more sexy romance, don’t forget to continue the hop at Seductive Studs, where love wins, every week.