Parting Shot by Mary Calmes

Parting Shot by Mary Calmes

Author:Mary Calmes
Language: eng
Format: mobi, epub
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Published: 0101-01-01T00:00:00+00:00

Chapter 9

HIS driver’s name was Miguel Romero, and he had apparently worked for Aaron a long time. The only reason I hadn’t met him before was he’d been on vacation when Jory set me and Miguel’s boss up on our blind date. He had a month off every year, because otherwise, even when Aaron traveled, Miguel was the one there, driving him. He was pleased to meet me but also surprised, which I kind of liked. Apparently Aaron had a normal type I did not fit at all, and that I was different, was a source of interest.

I wasn’t stupid. I got that beautiful, small men were his usual fare. I’d met Jory Harcourt, Sam Kage’s partner, on a number of occasions. He was five nine, slender, fragile, and the kind of beautiful that you stopped on the street to watch walk by. How Sam had swung that, I had no clue. He had muscles and height going for him, but not much else. There was no way Jory had traded up when he picked Sam over Aaron Sutter. It amazed me that after having a Jory, or some of the others, that Aaron would have ever looked twice at a guy like me.

“What are you thinking?”

I rolled my head on the seat and my eyes slid over him. “Just trying to figure out what you see in me.”

“What?”

“No, not like ‘poor me, I’m so repulsive, what the fuck were you thinking’,” I snickered. “But more like, I am so not your type. You like cute little twink boys.”

He reached for my hand and I let him take it.

“You don’t hafta tell me.”

He lifted my hand and put it on his thigh. “It’s just you. I saw you, and I can’t see anybody else anymore.”

“That’s kind of romantic.”

“Yeah.”

“Maybe it’s ’cause of Jory,” I offered. “He introduced us, after all.”

“He’s not magic, I assure you.”

“He seems nice.”

“Yeah, he is. But it’s funny: now that I’m not looking at him through rose-colored glasses anymore, I have to tell you that he would try the patience of a saint. It’s a wonder that neither Sam nor his brother has thrown him off something high.”

“He didn’t strike me as particularly annoying.”

Aaron’s glare was funny.

“Okay, I take it back.”

He rolled my hand over and examined it.

“What are you doing?”

“You have a scar on your palm.”

“Junkie put a knife through it.”

His eyes flicked to my face.

“What?”

“You’re covered in scars.”

“I know.” I shrugged, glancing away. “Not hot.”

“Duncan.”

The streetlights outside had all my attention.

“Look at me.”

I followed his direction after a moment.

“I get the feeling you’ve been in bed with some men who did not find the scars sexy.”

“Not bed. Only two men have ever been in my bed, but yeah, guys fuck me because I’m scary lookin’, all broken and marked up.”

“They’re idiots,” he said frankly. “I want to know the story of each and every one, and yes, I promise you, they make my dick hard just looking at them.”

I was surprised.

“Am I being clear?”

“Yes. Very.”

“I just want to lie on top of you and feel your bare skin under mine.



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