Giving In By Megan Slayer
A Shimmer Story
M/M, Anal Sex
Contemporary LGBTQ Romance
From MLR Press
Universal Link: https://books2read.com/u/mBeEZD
Mix two guys with simmering desire and add the new drink, Shimmer. What could go wrong?
Ronan’s been more than a little in love with Jaxon since they met four years ago. He wants a romantic relationship with his best friend, but they’re opposites. Jaxon’s bookish, quiet and observational, but Ronan’s the epitome of attention-seeking. Besides, Jaxon’s just out of a relationship. Would he want to start another love match, but this time with Ronan?
Jaxon knows how he feels about Ronan. He’d like to strip him down and kiss every tattooed and pierced inch of him. The thing is, he’s worried he’ll screw up the friendship if the romance fails.
The bar is closed for the night and there’s two shots of Shimmer left. So Shimmer creates a different sensation for each drinker. So it can cause unexpected results. It can’t make two guys on the verge of love fall for each other…can it?
EXCERPT: ©Megan Slayer, 2017, All Rights Reserved
“So there’s not much Shimmer left?”
“Like two shots at most.” He washed the rest of the glasses. “Did you want to try it?”
“Might as well. We’re supposed to push it. We should know what it tastes like and what it can do.” Ronan turned two of the ice-ball glasses over. “Fill ’er up. One for you and one for me. What do you
want to mix it with? I can’t remember half of the combinations.”
“What do you want to add? It’s your drink and your experience.” His hands shook. What the hell? He wasn’t a big drinker. Beer made him sick and the fruity drinks had too much sugar. For a guy who worked at a bar, he wasn’t much of an alcohol connoisseur.
“I’m going to mix mine with cola.” It worked with rum. Why not Shimmer?
“Hmm…I think…” Ronan picked up the soda hose. “Lemon-lime.” He poured the clear soda into one glass, then added cola to Jaxon’s. “You add the Shimmer.”
“Sure.” He poured the liquor into the glasses. “Ready?” He picked up his. “Should we toast?”
“Why not?” Ronan grinned. He licked his lips and screwed his face up as he seemed to consider what to say. “How about…to our health, friendship, and great sex. Bottoms up.”
Jaxon downed the drink and ignored the way Ronan’s words made him feel. Great sex. With him? He wasn’t sure. The booze burned on the way down. Shit. He should’ve asked someone how Shimmer and
cola made them react.
“Wow.” Ronan smacked his lips. “That’s awesome. It tingles.”
“The carbonation does that.” He finished his drink and turned away from Ronan. His brain buzzed—or was that the liquor? He wasn’t sure. Holy hell. Blood thrummed through his body. He shifted his hips. His cock throbbed. Was that the tightness of his jeans or the booze? Shimmer couldn’t be affecting him. Nah. He had control of himself.
“Hey, Jax?” Ronan gripped Jaxon’s shoulder. “Is this stuff supposed to make you hot?”
“Huh?” He turned around. “Like how? Is your tongue burning?”
“Kind of.” Ronan poured some more lemon-lime soda, then downed it. “Yeah, this isn’t making me hot.” He frowned. “Did anyone else order Shimmer the way I did?”
“I don’t know. Even if I remembered how it was ordered, I didn’t ask anyone.” Jaxon dropped his glass into the soapy water.
He stared at his friend. “I’m the only other person in the bar. What?”
Ronan’s eyes widened. “I like you and want to fuck you.”