Taking Chances in Cedarwood by Megan Slayer
Cedarwood Pride, book 14
Contemporary LGBTQ Romance
M/M, Anal Sex
He found his freedom…in Cedarwood.
Cain Ables is the it actor in Hollywood. Everyone wants to work with him, his movies make money and he’s handsome—but all that glitters isn’t gold. He’s lonely. Growing up in the glare of the spotlight with the stage parents from hell and being protected from any scandal—and real life—has left him empty. Cain wants freedom and experience. He also wants to come out. The man who plays by the rules is about to break them all.
Andrew Meadows isn’t looking for love. He’s at the farmers’ market to sell the fruit and vegetables he’s grown. When Cain shows up at his stall, he’s captivated. The more they talk, the more he likes Cain, but Cain’s got baggage—and he’s not out yet. Yet something about Cain makes Andrew want to take a chance on romance…and forever.
Will the farmer and actor find the love they both deserve, or will the glare of the spotlight ruin their future?
Reader advisory: This book contains mentions of homophobia, and controlling, emotionally and financially abusive parenting.
General Release Date: 15th June 2021
©Megan Slayer, 2021, All Rights Reserved
He deserved to live the life he wanted.
Cain hurried down the back steps clutching his bag. The valet from before stood by the doors leading to the garage.
“Sir?” He opened the door for Cain. “Going out?”
“To Aidyn’s.” Cain winked. “You know.”
“I used to.” The man smiled. “Shall I let your mother in on this?”
“Please do. I’ll be over there for a few days.” He winked again and elbowed the valet. “We don’t plan on coming up for air in that time.” God, he was laying it on thick.
“Yes, sir.” The valet dispatched a driver, then disappeared into the main portion of the house.
Cain slipped into the back seat of the limo and waited until the car moved. His heart hammered. He was doing it—leaving the nest. He’d lied, of course, but that didn’t matter. Fuck it. His hands shook and he held the bag tight. He’d never acted out before, never tried to be something he wasn’t or push anyone. He’d fallen right into line because it had been required of him.
The driver dropped him off at Aidyn’s hotel. Instead of expecting the car to wait on him, Cain waved him home. “Get some rest. God knows I won’t be.” He grinned. “I’ll call for you.”
The driver nodded once and left.
Cain ducked into the hotel. He’d never stayed at this particular building and hoped no one would recognize him without his Cain Ables celebrity persona in place. He was just Cain Ables, regular guy.
He headed through the lobby to the side entrance. An attendant smiled at him. “May I help you, sir?”
“I’d like a taxi to the airport.” Holy fuck. He was doing this. “Please?”
“Sure.” The attendant waved down one of the drivers. “May I help you with anything else?”
“No, thank you.” He shook hands with the man and settled into the back seat of the taxi. As the car sped toward the airport, Cain sighed. He’d really escaped. His parents would be thrilled when they found out he was at the hotel with a woman. He was being the bad-boy actor everyone expected.
Except he wasn’t bad and he wasn’t with a woman. Fear and doubt crept into his brain. Part of him wasn’t sure he could get away with his act of transgression. The rest of him couldn’t wait to get to Ohio and be a nobody.
Time to be myself.