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Title: THE PROPOSITION
Series: Nights Series
Author: A.M. Salinger
Release: June 26th
About THE PROPOSITION
They call me the Charmer. My best friend Wade tells me it’s because I’m suave and mysterious. But he doesn’t know my secret. The one I’ve kept hidden from him for twelve years. The one I will never reveal to him — Rhys
They call me The Brute. Probably because of my physique. And, let’s face it, because I’m a total dick at times. So Rhys likes to tell me anyway. Thing is, there’s something Rhys isn’t telling me. Something I’m dying to hear from his lips. His sinful confession. You see, I know Rhys’s secret — Wade
Rhys Damon has spent most of his adult life watching Wade Tucker bed woman after woman, his dark desire for his best friend and business partner a secret he is determined to take to his grave, since he knows it will never be reciprocated. With their design firm thriving across two continents, Rhys finds himself content burying his heartache in a string of meaningless, casual sex arrangements. Until the night everything changes.
When Wade Tucker stumbles upon his best friend calling out his name as he pleasures himself, he knows his relationship with Rhys will never be the same again. A year later, the memory of what Wade saw is still branded in his mind and his feelings for Rhys have evolved into something he never anticipated. As tension mounts and the relationship between the two business partners becomes increasingly strained, things finally come to a head the night Wade follows Rhys and discovers him with another man.
After an explosive confrontation, Wade makes Rhys a proposition he can’t refuse: that they try things out for six weeks. Six weeks of exploring a side of each other they never knew before. Six weeks of torrid kisses and sultry touches. Six weeks of screamingly good, scorching hot sex. Six weeks of utterly losing themselves to one another.
But as the end of their proposition looms in sight, can Wade persuade Rhys that he wants more? Or will Rhys’s deep-seated fears stop him from fully surrendering his heart and soul to the one man he thought he could never have?
Discover Rhys and Wade’s wickedly intoxicating story in this sixth novella in the hot, contemporary romance series Nights by A.M. Salinger.
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About A.M. Salinger
Ava Marie Salinger is the pen name of an Amazon bestselling author who has always wanted to write scorching hot contemporary and erotic romance. In 2018, she finally decided to venture to the steamy side. NIGHTS is the first of several sizzling series featuring sweet, sexy men and women with dark pasts and a whole lot of love to give to the ones brave enough to fight for their hearts. When she’s not dreaming up hotties to write about, you’ll find Ava creating kickass music playlists to write to, spying on the wildlife in her garden, drooling over gadgets, and eating Chinese.
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Wade cursed himself internally as he watched Rhys turn to stone.
Wade knew he was hurting Rhys with his overbearing manner and his cruel words. Knew he had been a complete asshole for barging in on Rhys and his lover and forcing Rhys to send the other man away. Knew he had no right to be here right now, interrogating Rhys as if he were a criminal.
Except I have. Since the day I realized he wanted me. He owes me an explanation. And it’s about time I got one.
“What did you just say?” Rhys whispered, his face ashen.
Wade pushed away from the bar and stepped toward Rhys.
Rhys unfroze and stepped back.
Wade stopped then, his heart thumping in his chest, conscious he needed to keep his distance for the next precious few moments. He could see Rhys slowly unravelling before him, the carefully guarded, nonchalant mask he normally sported slipping from his beautiful face, exposing such raw emotion it took all of Wade’s willpower not to walk over and take him in his arms.
“Rhys,” Wade breathed.
Rhys shuddered at the sound of his name and closed his eyes, as if he couldn’t bear to look at Wade.
“I saw you,” Wade admitted in a quiet voice in the frozen hush. “A year ago. I came here one night to crash at your place.”
It was several long seconds before Rhys took a ragged breath and finally spoke. “What—,” he swallowed, opened his eyes, and licked his lips, “what did you see?”
“You. In bed. You were jacking off.” Wade hesitated before meeting Rhys’s stunned gaze head on. “You called out my name when you came.”
Rhys’s hands slowly fisted by his sides.
Pain squeezed Wade’s heart as he watched Rhys’s eyes darken with a tumult of emotions. Disbelief. Shame. And an agony so deep it seemed it would tear the man he was looking at apart.
Rhys gripped his head with his hands and twisted on his heels, turning his back on Wade.
“This isn’t happening. This isn’t fucking happening,” Rhys said hoarsely, fingers curling in his hair.
Alarm flashed through Wade when he saw the shivers racking Rhys’s body. He closed the distance between them and touched Rhys’s shoulder.
“Hey, calm down. I didn’t—”
Rhys froze at Wade’s touch.
“Don’t!” he barked.
He felt Wade startle behind him. Wade slowly removed his hand from Rhys’s shoulder.
“Just…don’t,” Rhys whispered, his voice breaking as despair threatened to drown him.
Never in a million years could Rhys have imagined that Wade already knew about his sick, sinful longing for him. Had known for a year, it seemed.
But he never said any—
Rhys’s eyes widened.
No. He didn’t say anything. But he showed me how he felt. Every time he was in the same room with me, he showed me. With his body. With his words. With his eyes.
Nausea churned Rhys’s stomach as he finally realized the reason behind the growing friction between Wade and him in the last twelve months. It had obviously started after Wade witnessed him masturbating and crying out his name as he reached his orgasm. And what Wade had seen had obviously pissed him off big time.
Rhys lowered his trembling hands to his sides, blood pounding dully in his ears and casting red pulses across his vision while he stared blindly at the floor.
So, this is it. This is how it ends.