Teaser Tuesday – Prelude to Love

This week’s #teasertuesday is from Prelude to Love.

Joel’s t-shirt clung to him, accentuating his chest and firm, round nipples. The thin material didn’t leave much to the imagination. Marcus stared at him… and swallowed. Joel’s hair hung over his face in wet clumps. Marcus brushed it off Joel’s face without thinking.

Joel stilled, his lips parted. Time slowed, then Joel took a step back. “I’m dripping all over the floor. Ella will have a fit.”

The moment broken, Marcus managed a nod. “Yes… I mean, no. I’m sure she won’t. I’ll get you a towel.” He bolted down the hallway to the linen cupboard, nearly walking into Darin. “Joel. Towel.”

“Right.” Darin sounded amused. “Told you he’d be wet.” He handed Marcus a towel. “Give him that—and tell him he’s welcome to a hot shower if he’d like one. I’ll be there in a moment with some dry clothes for him.”

“Okay.” Marcus bit his lip, pushing away the visual of Joel in the shower, or naked in the bathroom drying himself off. “I’ll do that. Um, tell him, I mean.”

Darin grinned. “I think we both know what you meant.”

You can read more of this story here

About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at https://annebarwell.wordpress.com
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