The Hit List [MultiFormat]
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eBook by Anne Brooke
eBook Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Romance
eBook Description: Jamie Chadwick is straight. Determinedly straight. Or so he keeps telling himself. His small conference business is doing okay and, even though he looks after his ailing father, he loves living in the countryside and life is good. Sort of. But the arrival of old college friend, David Fenchurch, who's just come out on the distinctly camp side of camp, together with Lucy Reid, his father's sexy new physiotherapist, sets Jamie on a path he'd never dreamed of taking.
On top of all that, the unexpected return of long-lost family friend, Robert Trevelyan, himself openly gay, means that Jamie can no longer ignore the past he's kept hidden for six years. When Robert and David get together, Jamie's feelings begin to surface in surprising ways.
Who, amongst the crowd of people set to blow his life apart, will make it onto his fantasy hit list? And in the midst of Jamie's own emotional battlefield, how can he keep things together at all?
Genres: Gay / Contemporary / Romantic Comedy / Contains Some Heterosexual (M/F) Sexual Content
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, Published: 2010
Fictionwise Release Date: October 2010
6 Reader Ratings:
"...The typically zany and quirky style I was expecting from the author is definitely in full force...The light touch to the writing and quick pace makes this lightening fast to read despite its almost 400-page length...A warm, enjoyable, light read...The hit list Jamie forms is a deft touch as a much-needed stress reliever and very relatable. The various characters are all eminently likable and interesting...The delightful prose, great narrator, and fast pace will keep you fully engaged in the book. The story feels effortless, a skill Brooke really exceeds at translating across the page, so be sure to pick this up. You'll be glad you read it."--Kassa, Three Dollar Bill Reviews
"4 Kisses!...Anne Brooke did a good job with the plot. She drives it forward very smoothly...Overall, the story was well done and I think Anne did a great job. It's worth the price and I do recommend it."--Michele, MichelenJeff - reviews.Blogspot
Jamie froze and his head filled with noise. Without another word, he left the room and headed off down the hall, aware of Robert behind him. In fact, he was more aware of that than he'd ever been of anything in his entire life. God help him, what was going to happen now?
Once in the kitchen, Jamie continued to keep silent. He didn't even look at Robert. After putting the kettle on, he reached out to open the fridge for the milk, but Robert was there before him. He had no idea which one of them grabbed the other first, but the next thing Jamie knew he was struggling against Robert, mouth pressed hard to his, hands tugging at Robert's hair. Almost as if they were fighting, though they weren't.
It couldn't have lasted more than a few seconds. Jamie heard the other man groan and, as if he'd been struck, he shoved Robert away from him. Hard enough so his back slammed against the fridge door and he put out his hands to steady himself.
"Please. Keep away from me," Jamie panted. "Don't touch me again."
Robert's lip was bleeding from where Jamie must have bitten it. He could taste Robert's blood in his own mouth, the savor of it heavy on his tongue. Robert looked at Jamie and wiped his lips, the back of his hand drawing a thin smear of blood across his fingers.
"Then don't look at me like that again," he said, "if you don't want to be touched."
With that, he turned and walked out of the kitchen, leaving Jamie to the company of his own thoughts.
All the rest of that day and long into the night, Jamie could feel the shape and the warmth of Robert in his arms. And the Limewater fete and all the troubles with Dad seemed a thousand lifetimes away.