Nowhere Fast (MM)
[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA]
Craig Allen had been following his dreams until bad luck struck. To right a wrong, he ignored his dreams and followed his parent’s wishes. For three years he lived a life that wasn’t of his choosing, each day worse than the day before.
Joe Clayton loved his small town life. The hustle and bustle of the big city life weren’t for him, so instead of going off to college, he followed in his father’s footsteps of running the family businesses.
When Craig has one of the worst Mondays of his life his path crosses with Joe and his family. He feels an instant kinship with them all, but his connection with Joe is even stronger. That connection takes him off of the path he’d been on, and into a world that he never knew he’d always wanted.
Will Craig take the road less traveled? Or will he continue to barrel down a self-destructive path going nowhere fast?
A Siren Erotic Romance
Taylor Brooks is a Siren-exclusive author.
- donna b buccella
The atmosphere between them was casual, but Craig’s interest in Joe wasn’t diminishing. It was all he could do to look at him without reaching over and making a pass on him. He wasn’t even sure if it was Joe himself or just the fact that he’d been under so much stress lately he was ready to break. Did it matter though? Damn, Joe Clayton was a sweet piece of eye candy.
“So you said something about a store. You don’t just have the garage?” Craig asked.
“The auto shop was my dad’s. He taught me everything I know about cars.”
“So you never went to school for it or anything?”
“Does that worry you? I promise I know what I’m doing.”
“No,” Craig shook his head. “I believe you. It’s just that people like you kind of amaze me. You can be experts in your field without ever stepping foot inside of a classroom.”
Joe shrugged. “My dad was a genius. Anything I know, I owe to him.”
“And the shop?”
“Oh, that was my mom’s brainchild some thirty years ago when I was just a toddler. The winter months are slow in business for the shop. So she opened up a small general store for the locals so they wouldn’t have to run all the way to Casper or Cheyenne if they just needed a gallon of milk.”
“Sounds like genius runs on both sides of your lineage then,” Craig added.
“Yeah, Mom’s pretty smart. It’s nothing big and fancy, but it serves its purpose and definitely pays the bills. Which is good. She’s worked hard enough in her life. She needs time to just relax now.”
“Kinda sounds like what I need, too. But the truth is I would love to get back into a kitchen again. It’s been too long. I’m worried I’m losing my mojo.”
Joe placed a hand on Craig’s shoulder. “When something is important enough, we find a way to make it work.”
The brief moment that Joe had touched Craig had surprised him and at the same time caused a jolt to course through his body. Sadly he’d removed it as quickly as he’d placed it there. Craig couldn’t help but wish that his hand had lingered just a bit longer. In that moment he felt like they had a connection, but his quick retreat made him second guess that. He was really having a hard time getting a reading on this guy.
Craig gulped down the last of his beer and set his empty bottle on the ground next to his chair.
Joe let out a sigh and crossed his arms over his chest. His feet started shaking back and forth in what Craig assumed was nervous energy. Whatever that tension was that he’d seen on him earlier was obviously working his way back through him.
“Want another beer?” Joe asked.
“I don’t know. It’s been a long and kind of crappy day. Maybe I should head back inside and get some sleep.”
“Okay. Sure.” Joe rose from his chair and looked up at the moon. “You sure? I mean…”
“What?” Craig asked.
Craig stood up and took position next to Joe, who turned to face him. Suddenly they were face to face, looking into each other’s eyes with their mouths a mere inch apart from one another.
“I know we just met, and I know you helped me out tremendously today, and I really don’t mean to pry, but…you seem awfully tense. I wouldn’t think much of this, but Donna said nothing gets you rattled. So, is everything okay?”
“I…” Joe said.
For the past three years Craig had hesitated about doing anything that he wanted. He allowed people to run his life and choose his path. Well not anymore. Not this time.
Craig had never been one to make the first move, but he couldn’t deny his attraction for Joe. This could go really well or really badly, and the way he saw it, he had a fifty-fifty chance that he’d get exactly what he wanted.
The look in Joe’s eyes told him that his chances were even better than he thought. The deep green hue looked almost black in the moonlight. Craig couldn’t guarantee it, but he felt a connection to Joe that he wasn’t sure he’d ever felt before.
Closing the small gap between them, Craig framed Joe’s face in his hands. The warmth of his cheeks flooded his fingertips and soared through his body. With a single moment of staring into his eyes, he could no longer hold back. With resolve, knowing he had no other option but to act on his aching need to take more, Craig pressed his lips against Joe’s and lost himself in the comfort of his soft lips.
Just as quickly as he felt the warmth of Joe’s kiss, Craig felt the greedy touch of Joe’s hands as they latched onto him and began exploring his body. Craig couldn’t help but moan from the mixture of pleasure and excitement the moment created. Joe had taken charge of the situation in such a rushed moment that it almost seemed like a dream.
Craig’s arms hung loosely at his side, while Joe’s large hands continued to touch every part of him. His even hotter tongue gently swiped across his lips and searched for more. Craig opened his mouth wider, equally as urgent as Joe as they learned the feel and taste of the other’s kiss.
Joe closed his eyes as Craig’s large hands stroked his cock and cupped his balls, gently massaging and squeezing them. Memories of the other nights they’d shared filled with sweaty sex further teased his already hard-as-stone cock.
No matter how good it felt to have Craig’s hands working their way up and down his dick, he wanted more. As good of a kisser as Craig was, Joe knew all too well how good he was at giving head. His tongue offered up tricks that turned him inside out.
Joe opened his eyes and looked down when he felt Craig’s fingers dip a little lower. He taunted Joe’s ass, working his index finger around the rim of his asshole. For seconds that went by painfully slow he stared at Craig, whose eyes were now aimed directly toward his cock.
“I’m going to ask you again,” Craig said, “What do you want me to do to you?”
Joe ran his fingers through Craig’s short blond hair. He never paid much attention to short hair or long hair, but Craig’s was just perfect. It was the perfect length, not overly short like he was being shipped off to war, and it had just the right amount of length for Joe to grasp onto.
Joe pulled his head back just enough to show a touch of dominance. It was a side of himself he didn’t show often. He certainly rarely felt dominant either, but tonight was different. Whether it was the heat, the fatigue, or just his driving lust, he felt the need to take control.
“I want you to suck my dick like you’ve never sucked it before. Show me how much you love to have my thick cock fucking your throat.”
Craig dipped his head down and leaned further over. Closing his lips around the thick vein which worked its way up Joe’s length, he began sucking and licking his way up Joe’s entire shaft.
The journey which lasted only seconds was filled with nothing but pleasure. No one had ever worked his cock the way Craig did. He only prayed that Joe gave him as much pleasure in return. Though he doubted anything could possibly feel as good as what Craig was doing to his cock.
He held onto Craig’s head, his fingers wrapping firmly around his skull, and it took everything he had to not force his cock into Craig’s throat and begin fucking him hard. He resisted though, wanting to slow down and just relish in the seduction Craig offered.
For several minutes, Craig took Joe on a wild ride with new heights of euphoria. His mouth never closed fully over his cock, but instead worked him gently along the underside of his hard on, which became more excruciating with every passing second.
Craig used his lips, tongue, and the gentle scraping of his teeth to bring Joe nearly to the brink of orgasm before slowly easing him back down again. This teasing went on for so long that he could no longer remember how much time had passed. He became lost in the sensation Craig’s tongue provided. So many times he had seen the peak within his reach, so close he could almost reach out and grab it, but each time Craig had patiently worked him back down again.
Joe’s head was humming with the soothing sounds of only their breaths and heartbeats as they stayed locked together by cock and mouth. The exquisite feeling which was coursing through his body made Joe feel as though he was floating on that same cloud nine that Craig took him to so many times before.
His thoughts were interrupted and he was jolted back to the here and now when he felt Craig’s lips close over the head of his cock. Suddenly the once gentle ministrations which were driving him crazy were now replaced with hungry sucking as Craig slid Joe’s cock into his mouth hungrily.
Joe tightened his hold on Craig’s head. He wasn’t able to resist his urges any longer. Joe thrust his hips and guided Craig’s head further down. He felt Craig gag on the unexpected intrusion and for a moment he felt guilty for being so rough, but then he felt Craig relax and take him even deeper.
Fuck, this man is amazing. So perfect. So incredible.
He was so generous, attentive, and sexy. What he wouldn’t give to be able to offer Craig the same pleasure he provided to him.
They worked with one another, their movements in unison, Joe’s hips and hands moving in cohesive fashion while Craig lovingly sucked and licked at his cock.