Author Name: Ann Lister
Book Title: Meant For Me, The Rock Gods series, Book 5
Publisher: SleighFarm Publishing Group
Book Length: 270 pages, 85,000 words
Genre: Gay Romance, Erotic
Book Release Date: May 28, 2015
Cover Artist: Kellie Dennis from Book Cover By Design
Tony Wilcox, the quiet keyboard player for Ivory Tower, has always believed he was straight. A sexual encounter with his best friend leaves Tony questioning his heart and the unwavering attraction he has for Jared. Living and working together is no longer enough for Tony... he wants more. He wants Jared as his.
Jared Baker, the bass player for the band, has a past that is getting in the way of him fully embracing what he wants... Tony. He's tried everything to create distance between them, but none of it eliminated the feelings he has developed for Tony.
Trying to suppress the anger and confusion from Jared withdrawing from his life, Tony does his best to get beyond the feelings he has for his friend. When Jared becomes deathly ill, it's Tony that he calls for help and Tony has to decide if he can heal Jared without giving away too much of his heart.
Can best friends find their way to true love and discover if they were meant for each other, or will the challenges of life force them to choose separate paths?
Amazon: Meant For Me
Jared continued to gently rock his hips against Tony to ease them through the aftershocks, then leaned in to offer Tony a soft, lingering kiss. When Jared's eyes opened, Tony was staring up at him. The intensity of that gaze took Jared's breath away and he rose up to his elbows again.
“You okay?” Jared asked with tenderness.
“Isn't this where you freak-out and leave?” Tony asked.
Jared's eyebrows bunched together. “I told you, T, I'm not leaving,” Jared replied. “Being with you like this only makes me want more, so much more.”
Tony pushed his fingers through Jared's hair and tucked a piece behind his ear. “There's no girl here between us to act as a buffer, and no other logical way you can pretend this didn't happen. Can you blame me for thinking you might bolt once the buzz of this wears off?”
“I know my track record with you isn't the greatest, but things are different now—I'm different,” Jared proclaimed.
“How so?” Tony questioned.
Jared ran the back of his fingers across Tony's cheek. “I guess you could say, I finally found the balls to admit to myself what it is I'm feeling,” Jared said. “More importantly, I found the backbone to come here and tell you.”
Tony shook his head. “I'm sorry if I'm being skeptical about this, but you've either run or pushed me away at very pivotal moments. At this point, I'm finding it difficult to understand where you're coming from, and what's really going on inside your head.”
Jared dropped down to Tony's chest and his face rolled into the bend of Tony's shoulder. It took a few seconds, but Tony's arms finally wrapped around Jared's back and Jared nuzzled in closer. God, he loved the warmth of Tony's embrace. It offered so much more than comfort. It felt safe.
“I'm so sorry for putting you through that, and if there was a way I could take it back I would,” Jared said with his lips against Tony's neck. “Truth is, I had trouble...accepting things.”
“Do you think it was easy for me?” Tony asked. “Jesus! How do you come to terms with wanting your best friend like this? There's no easy way to accept something like that. You either go with what you're feeling, or walk away, and that's what you seemed hell bent on doing.”
“I'm here now, T, and that has to count for something,” Jared whispered.
Tony shifted beneath Jared and they both felt the come cooling on their skin. Jared eased off to Tony's side and rolled from the bed. He walked into the bathroom and returned with a towel to clean them both. When he reached the bed, Tony was already using tissues from the nightstand to wipe the mess off his stomach. Jared climbed back onto the bed and finished cleaning Tony with the towel, then tossed the towel onto the floor and stretched out on his side facing Tony. He slid his leg over Tony's thigh again, dropped his head to Tony's shoulder, and ran his fingers over Tony's chest and stomach. He loved the way Tony's soft dusting of hair tickled the pads of his fingers.
“I don't know how I can prove it to you, T, but I will. And, I'll keep on proving it to you every fucking day you'll let me,” Jared's voice was soft, but he knew Tony was hearing every word loud and clear. “I'm not running, and I was serious about wanting more.”
“I'm thinking champagne and maybe some strawberries,” Jared suggested.
“Hmmm, romantic,” Tony teased. “I didn't know you were capable.”
“Capable? I'll show you what I'm capable of,” Jared countered. “I'll dribble the champagne all over your naked body and lick you clean, and then I'll get you dirty with my spunk. I'll use my dick to paint my name across your chest in the come smears and fuck you while I watch it dry. How's that sound?”
“Jesussss!” Tony moaned. “It sounds fucking filthy. I love it.”
Jared laughed, a deep, throaty sound that aroused Tony even more. “I knew you'd like that scenario,” Jared said. “It's why we're so good together.”
“We do bring out the best in each other,” Tony bit at Jared's neck and sucked with force.
“Let's get naked,” Jared suggested.
“I'll get the champagne,” Tony added.
“We need to toast first,” Tony scolded.
“Okay, here's to owning real estate together,” Jared said quickly.
“Is that the best you got?” Tony asked.
Jared swirled the liquid around in his glass and thought about Tony's question. That wasn't the best he had by any means, and he hoped he had many, many years to show Tony over and over the best he really did have to offer him. Just thinking about their years ahead made a lump form in Jared's throat. He'd never imagined being one half of a couple, or having something long term with a lover, but Tony changed all that and now Jared couldn't imagine anything else. “You are the best of me,” Jared said softly. “You are the one truly meant for me. I am certain of that as much as my next breath. You are my 'forever,' T, and starting this journey here with you in this house we now own together...I feel so lucky.” Jared's voice trailed off as emotion chocked his throat.
“Weren't you the one that said luck didn't have anything to do with us?” Tony questioned.
Jared nodded. “I did say that, but Jesus, Tony, having you in my life has totally rocked my world in the best possible way. I honestly never thought I'd have this kind of feeling or relationship in my life. All that searching and it always came right back to you.”
Ann Lister writes erotic love stories using beautifully drawn characters; flawed and emotionally damaged, and at the height of their careers, each in search of the one thing that still eludes them: love.
The Rock Gods series gave her Bestselling Author status on Amazon. Each book in this series brings her two favorite elements together: musicians and the love between two men. These stories focus on what it truly means to love; love unconditionally, love without restrictions or labels, love without fear or judgment – to just simply love.
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· Fall For Me (part 1)
· Take What You Want (part 2)
· Make You Mine (part 3)
· Looking at Forever (part 4)
· Meant For Me (part 5)
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