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Love Scene by Elouise East :: Crush #8 :: Release Blitz :: Excerpt

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Author's Notes:
This is a standalone novel within the Crush series

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Author:
Series Type:
Individual Stories
Number In Series:
8
Publisher:
Elouise East
Published:
06 May 2021
Book Type
Pages:
230
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Synopsis

A stressed lawyer finds relief in the form of a Daddy and little relationship, but not the ordinary kind. A low angst MM romance.

Can a younger Daddy persuade an older little to love and trust?

Eric can have anything and everything he wants, but what he truly wants is hard to come by: trust and love. The only people he believes in are his siblings and the owners of the clubs he visits, who are bound by their confidentiality. He doesn’t need his Daddy status plastered over the media…although he’s willing to go to great lengths when he finds his ideal little in an older man.

Samuel is living his worst nightmare: his ex-husband cheated on him with a colleague. The stress of his job takes him to breaking point until Eric shows him what life could be like. Samuel finds the transition to being a little easier than he’d expected, but he can’t cope when he’s left alone.

 

Will their connection rove that they can survive anything or will loneliness win?

 

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Excerpt

“So, tell me, Samuel, what do you do when you’re not working?” He rested his chin in his palm and pierced Samuel with his gaze.

Samuel linked his hands over the top of the picture and swallowed hard, his stomach churning with…something. “I, um, play chess with one of those automated opponents.”

“Oh, yes! I know what you mean. I haven’t played chess for years.”

How Samuel knew Eric was smiling, he had no idea, but he could hear it in his voice. “I also like solitaire and reading.”

“Solitary pursuits then?” Samuel didn’t know what to say to the observation, so he kept quiet. “What book are you reading at the moment?”

“Well, I enjoy subjects that help me understand what other people are saying without them verbalising it. It helps with my job to know if they are hiding something.” He winced when he finished talking and chanced a glance up at Eric’s face, sure to see a grimace, but Eric smiled.

“You like investigating,” Eric surmised.

Samuel thought about it. “Yes. Being a lawyer is all about figuring things out from bits of information you’ve been given. It’s like the pieces of a puzzle that needs to be fitted together without any picture reference to use to guide you.”

“You mentioned something about figuring out what people are telling you. Do you mean like body language tells and things?”

Samuel nodded, smiling as he got more excited to share his knowledge. “Yes. The TV programme Lie To Me is a good example. I find it fascinating how information can be gleaned from how people react, small twitches, whether they sweat, their eye movements, their breathing—it all adds up when you put it together, and sometimes, the story tells a completely different one than what came out of their mouths.”

“What does mine tell you about me?” Eric sat back.

Samuel rubbed the back of his neck. “You don’t want me to—”

“Yeah, I don’t mind. Go ahead.”

“Well,” he took a breath, “you have slightly bloodshot eyes, you’re blinking more rapidly than when I last met you, and you’ve rubbed your eyes several times, which makes me think you’re tired. You can keep yourself still when you want to, but your eyes are always vigilant, often scanning the area around you with a slight tightening to the outer edges of your eyes.” He paused, lowering his voice, “You don’t like being in the spotlight despite your job description.”

Eric tilted his head, a small smile playing around his lips. “Not bad.” He nodded slowly, his gaze never leaving Samuel’s. “I am tired. Jet lag is a bitch when you’re flying from the US, and the minute I get used to the time zone here, it will be time for me to leave again.”

“How long are you here for?” Samuel didn’t know if he wanted the answer to the question.

“I leave on Tuesday.”

“Not a long visit then.”

“It’s never long enough.”

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Elouise East

Biography

I am Elouise East but feel free to call me Elli. I write sweet and steamy connections in gay romance. I also touch on taboo stories under the name Elouise R East.

Books that tell the stories where friendship and family are the focal point - be it blood family or chosen - is very important to me. That’s why I include a variety of personalities, talents, ages, situations and abilities as I believe a story needs, or a character needs. I want my characters to be real, to be relatable, to be free to have whatever views they tell me they have. And trust me, most of the time, I do not have any say in the matter!

My characters come to life on the page for me as well as my readers. Their stories unfold in front of me, and I have very little input into how they want to be shown. Just like real life, the lives of my characters change with every choice, every interaction and every conversation. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I write books that are emotionally realistic, even if liberties are taken with other aspects of my stories. I don’t know any other way to write. It comes from deep inside.

Who am I? A single parent to two children who make life worth living. An avid reader who still devours every book she can get her hands on. A student of learning about any subject that takes her fancy. An author of books she would read herself. And a romantic at heart who loves anything cheesy.

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