Friday, June 9, 2017

First Kiss Friday – An Excerpt from “Unexpected” by Valerie Ullmer

Today on First Kiss Friday, we welcome Valerie Ullmer and an excerpt from her Male/Male Romance novel, “Unexpected.”

A chance meeting will change their lives forever…

From the moment he entered the dark taproom, Caleb Hunt found himself drawn to the handsome man who sat alone at the end of the bar, away from the crowd. His interest in the dark-haired, muscled adonis took him by surprise, not remembering when he’d felt such hunger from a simple glimpse. Unable to stay away, he quickly found an open seat next to him and slid into it. When Ronan turned his ice-blue eyes to Caleb and introduced himself, his warm hand sent shivers of desire through his body and he was enthralled.

Ronan Scott’s boring Friday night had taken a turn for the better when Caleb took the seat next to him. Over the next few hours, he found Caleb easy to talk to and at the same time, he found that he couldn’t tear his gaze away from the beautiful man. Caleb captured his attention in a way that no other had for as long as he could remember. Taking a chance, he leaned forward and captured Caleb’s lips with his. And with the simple kiss, Ronan understood that Caleb would become an essential part of his life.  

As Ronan and Caleb explore their new relationship and integrate their lives together, they realize that not everything will be so seamless…

First Kiss Excerpt

“What’s it like to kiss a man?”
“Well, I don’t really remember it enough to compare it to other kisses I’ve had, but there was no spark, nothing memorable. But then again, I could say that about the relationships I do remember.”
Ronan thought about Caleb’s statement for a moment. “I hadn’t really thought about it until you sat next to me. But for the first time, I feel more than attraction, more than desire. For you.”
Caleb hadn’t known if his feelings for the man could be reciprocated. But when Ronan lowered his head, he noticed heat and a glow of an emotion he couldn’t name in the other man’s eyes.
At the first touch of their lips, Caleb sucked in a breath and clenched his fists, preventing himself from reaching for Ronan. He loved it when Ronan moved his hands from the back of his neck to cup his face. He tilted Caleb’s head and he watched intently as Ronan closed his eyes and dove into the kiss.
The whimper that escaped Caleb’s throat as Ronan’s tongue explored his mouth had an obvious effect on Ronan. He pulled Caleb off the chair and moved him between his legs. Caleb groaned aloud as they pressed their chests together. But the feeling was nothing compared to when Ronan devoured him in a kiss that stole his breath and left him hard and aching. Before long, the kiss deepened and Caleb stopped thinking and lost himself to the new sensations.
Caleb’s sudden desire for more had him tense. He locked down his muscles to prevent himself from crawling onto Ronan’s lap, but it didn’t keep him from smoothing his hands over the man’s wide shoulders, imagining what it would be like to run his hands over Ronan’s naked skin.
But before he could explore further, the bartender shouted for last call.
Caleb could feel himself swaying as Ronan released him from the kiss, but somehow his hands had moved over Caleb’s waist and held him close. Ronan rested his forehead against Caleb’s as they tried to get their breathing back to normal.

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