At Hotel Draysden, management fraternizing with staff is a no-no. Casper Rosabella knows the rules, but he also believes that sometimes rules were meant to be broken. Sometimes it was worth taking a risk, especially when the man Casper craves is as hot as Lando Madrid.
Eye contact leads to a need to experience more, and through phone calls and texting, the men start to learn about each other. But then the lines blur when Casper and Lando make arrangements to meet for one night of unfettered sex in a seedy motel room, when taboo passions will culminate between two men who work at the same place, but certainly shouldn’t play together.
With secrets shared and desires revealed, the men are drawn deeper into a burning need to know more about each other. But considering their situation, could the relationship become something other than just a one-night stand?
Genres: Gay/Contemporary/BDSM (Light)
Heat Level: 3
Length: Extended Amber Kiss (13k words)
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...“The wine is produced in Spain. It’s named after the god Liber. Do you know him?”
Casper shook his head. Lando stared into his eyes. “Liber is also known as the god, Bacchus. And do you know of him?”
Casper gulped, his throat went dry. “The god of wine?” He ventured. He grabbed from thin air for specks of remembered mythology from his college classes.
Lando grinned widely. “He is the god of ecstasy as well. The man I dated—he was a connoisseur of that as well. Bacchus also induces frenzy in his followers.” Lando leaned forward. “Will it induce frenzy in you tonight?” he said in an intimate deep voice.
Casper felt lightheaded and didn’t think he could stand another minute of this conversational foreplay that Lando appeared to be enjoying. Casper wiped at the sweat on his forehead.
Finally Lando waved a hand in the air. He pointed to the spot in front of him, between his legs. “Well, let’s get started.” He cupped his crotch. “This is what you wanted, right? This is why you’re slumming?”
The term made Casper angry. “That’s not what I’m doing.”
“You have all the control,” Casper said. “I’m hardly putting anyone in their place.”
“But you want to keep it a secret, right?” Lando said.
“That runs to both our benefits. Are you willing to lose your job over one night?”
“No. I guess that puts us at a checkmate. So, I’m still intrigued. Let’s see what you can do. I wanna find out if taking this chance is worth it.”
Casper’s heart pounded harder, like he’d just run a marathon. He was terrified he couldn’t meet Lando’s expectations. Casper wasn’t that experienced and he was afraid of what Lando might do when he realized that. He moved in front of Lando. He pulled his leather loafers off and tossed them aside. Then he pulled his shirt over his head without unbuttoning it and tossed it toward the orange chair. It missed. So what. He started to unzip his pants.
“No. Stop,” Lando said. “Let me look at you. Turn around slowly. Don’t move so quickly.”
Casper turned slowly. He had to focus on his breathing; he was starting to hyperventilate. He slowed it down. Casper recalled the text message he’d finally gotten up the nerve to send to Lando more than a month before.
Meet me where nobody knows either of us and I’ll do anything you want. It will just be between you and me.
It was a bold move and very out of character for Casper, who had been dubbed the librarian because he was always so quiet and studious.
Lando’s text response came as a surprise.
Are we talking about fucking?
Lando didn’t mince words, he got right to the point of things apparently.
They had stood across from each other in the elegant lobby of the first-class hotel where they were both employed. The message arrived on Casper’s phone. He had glanced across at Lando. Good-looking and sexy and Casper couldn’t stand it another day. It was do or die. He’d never done anything like this before, but he had to have the man even if it was only for just one night. Just one, and Casper knew he could die a happy man...