Picture Me Perfect
Noble Romance Publishing, LLC
Publication date: February 2010
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)
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Troy Summers is a cop. He's recently been partnered with fellow police officer, Jamie Everson, and they get along great. He likes Jamie's brother, Nicky, even more.
When Nicky gets beaten up by his ex-boyfriend and comes to him for help, Troy can't say no, not when it brings Nicky right into his arms. Even still, Troy wants to take things slow with Nicky. He knows they have a connection but he wants to build a relationship with him, even if it means hiding it from Nicky's brother and the rest of the world.
But when Troy gets shot during a drug bust, all bets are off. Their secret relationship comes out. It not only lets everyone know that they've been living together, but brings Bruce back into the picture. Jamie and Troy have to work together to save not only Nicky but themselves but can they save Nicky in time or will Troy lose the most intriguing man he's ever met?
Special Content Alert: M/M
"No ring." The man's voice held a gentle softness that wrapped around Troy and gave him a sense of peace he couldn't remember ever feeling. "Boyfriend? Significant other? Lover?"
Troy shook his head, afraid to put sound to his response in case it stopped the sexy little man from doing whatever he wanted to do. No, he most definitely did not have a boyfriend, significant other, or lover. But he was willing to entertain the possibility.
Troy nodded, unable to tear his hungry gaze away from the gorgeous face in front of him. The man's hand rested on his chest at the opening of his button down shirt. His fingers twined in the soft smattering of brown hair visible there.
"This is very sexy. Is there more?" The man shuddered when Troy nodded. "I'd really like to find out where it leads."
This time, Troy shuddered. The mere idea of this man discovering where the trail of hair down his chest and abdomen led to made Troy's cock so hard he hurt. "I'd love to show you," he murmured.
"My name is Nicky but you can call me anything you want."
Troy smiled and reached for the man. "My name's Troy. I'd like to call you swe-" The smile suddenly fell from Troy's face as the man's name sank into his foggy brain. "Did you say your name was Nicky? As in Nicky Everson?"
The man's head tilted to one side, a frown making his dark brown eyebrows draw together. "Yes, my name is Nicky Everson. How did you know?"
"Well shit!" Troy exclaimed as took a step back until he'd put a respectful distance between them. "I'm Troy, Troy Summers, Jamie's partner."
Nicky looked confused for a moment then his mouth suddenly dropped open and his face grew pale. He took his own step back from Troy. The distance between them seemed as wide as the Grand Canyon. "You're Jamie's partner?"
The sensuous light that sparkled in Nicky's eyes since he walked in dimmed, leaving behind a dull blue that tore at Troy's heart.
"I'm sorry," Nicky whispered, his head dipping down toward his chest. "I didn't know who you were. Please forgive me."
Troy reached for Nicky, stopping when the man jerked back. "It's no problem."
"He went to the bathroom. He should be out any second."
Nicky's delicate hands fluttered at his neck as his gaze darted around the room. "I guess I'll just go wait for him over here." Nicky took a few steps away then paused, glancing over his shoulder at Troy. "It was nice meeting you."
Troy nodded, at a loss for words. He felt Nicky's departure like an open wound in his chest. He wanted to cry out in frustration as he watched Nicky cross the room, leaving Troy standing more alone than he ever felt before.