Ryan and DJ from Wallflowers are a great Valentine's Day pair. Old lovers reuniting, they've got a lovely HEA and will leave you feeling good any day of the year.
This is a little snippet that takes place on their first Valentine's day after the ending of the book.
Ryan settled in bed next to DJ with a big bowl of popcorn and the remote, though he refrained from turning on the TV. "So what do you want for Valentine's Day?" It wasn't anything he'd had to worry about before now, but for weeks now the TV, the radio, billboards and stores had been insisting that Valentine's Day was coming and he had to have the perfect gift for that special someone in his life. And this year, he definitely had a special someone.
"Isn't that something you're supposed to come up with on your own?" DJ asked, the grin on his face telling Ryan that DJ knew Ryan didn't have a clue. "I mean, it's supposed to come from the heart, isn't it?"
"I know you don't want a bag of blood..." He could tease, too.
"Oh, ew. No." DJ made a face and then laughed, leaning over and unerringly finding his ribs to tickle and make him shout. "Goof."
Walter barked and jumped onto the bed, wanting to get in on the fun, managing to not only knock the popcorn over but to slobber all over both of them as well.
"Speaking of ew..." Ryan grabbed the edge of the blanket and wiped dog drool off his face.
"Walter wants to make sure you get him something, too," DJ deadpanned.
Two could definitely play at this one. "He's easy, I know how much he likes those liver treats. Maybe I'll just get a giant bag and put both your names on it."
"I like chocolates," DJ noted quickly. "Lady Godiva truffles or Vogues Bacon Caramels."
"Ah ha!" Grinning, Ryan turned on the TV to distract DJ and grabbed his laptop to put in an order.
Ryan Coulter is a sports science graduate, who's deep in the closet. Returning to his college town to be in a frat buddy's wedding, he discovers he still has feelings for his old college lover, Daniel James Delout. Too bad he's still in the closet and DJ most definitely is not, the main reason why they broke up in the first place. To complicate matters further, DJ is now blind, and is, somehow, almost maddeningly Zen about the blindness, Ryan, everything.
Can Ryan ignore his stronger-than-ever attraction to DJ and just get through the wedding rehearsal, ceremony, and reception? Does he even want to? And what happens if he and DJ do reconnect? After all, he’s still in the closet...right?
A very Happy Valentine's Day to you all!
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