This week’s #teasertuesday is from Family and Reflection, book 3 of The Sleepless City series I wrote with Elizabeth Noble.
He licked his lips and swallowed hard. Did Declan have any idea just how hot he was? Despite his banter about wanting threesomes, this was one guy Lucas wanted all for himself. Damn those vampires and their soulmate bond.
The pheromone thing wasn’t helping either. Lucas felt himself harden, and he bit off a low growl, hoping his eyes hadn’t flashed yellow.
It took a moment for Lucas to realize Declan was still waiting for him to answer. “Oh yeah, sorry.” He didn’t think saying he’d been distracted by Declan’s hotness was the way to go. “You know.” Lucas waved his hands to illustrate his point. “Small talk and all that. I’m not a fan of it, and I think we know each other well enough not to bother with it, right?”
“Right.” Declan cleared his throat. “So I should just get straight to the point?”
“Hmm, yeah. Something like that.” Lucas grabbed a throw pillow and shoved it over his groin. A guy had to have some secrets, and at least this way he could listen to Declan without having to worry about how much attention his cock was paying to the conversation. Declan had a deep voice, with a hint of a European accent. It gave him a mysterious air, and Lucas loved a good mystery. It was one of the reasons he’d become a medical examiner.
“Jonas talked to the chief about investigating the burglaries the council think I’m responsible for.”
“Yeah, I knew that.” When they’d first started spending time together, it had taken Lucas a while to get used to Declan calling Forge “Jonas.” None of the others did, not even Simon, who, out of all of them, had known him the longest. Apart from Declan, of course. But then he and Forge had been lovers for how long? Or friends with benefits, or however their friendship slash relationship used to work before Blair came along? Lucas had asked Simon about it once, but he’d just said it was complicated. Not helpful, but then Simon could be vague as hell when he set his mind to it.
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