Welcome to Seductive Studs, the blog hop that celebrates m/m romance in all its many wonderful forms. I’m sharing from my upcoming release, Gryffon Hall, continuing from where I left off last week. Lennox, the man Wryler thought he was going to marry, dropped by to exact a little revenge for being jilted, and maybe to make another play for Wryler’s affections.
“Did you come to my rooms purely to agitate me?” Wryler demanded, stopping in front of where Lennox lounged looking altogether too pleased with himself. Lenn’s expression changed in a flash, and he leaped to his feet.
“No! My sweet cabbage, I came not to say good-bye, but to entreat you not to forget me.” He seized Wryler by the shoulders and drew him closer. “Hope is not dead. This Lord Rouchet of yours leads a dangerous life. There’s a high likelihood you’ll be widowed. Think of it, Wryler. The gateway to the Black Forest could be yours!”
“So you want to keep me in your back pocket, do you? In case no other young lord becomes available before my groom is eaten by trolls?”
“You wound me to the depths of my innards. I care for you deeply.” Lennox lifted Wryler to his tiptoes and pressed his open lips to Wryler’s tightly clamped ones.
Oh, Wryler, yesterday you were dying to marry this man. Are you so easily offended and fickle? He relaxed and let Lennox’s tongue plunge into his mouth. Wryler waited for some spark, some slight hint of the latent desires stirred by Aeric Rouchet, but it didn’t happen. If he was honest, it never had. If Lennox noticed Wryler’s limp reaction, he didn’t show it.
Gryffon Hall ~ Release date August 30, 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 scoundrel 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.
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