Calvin Maxwell likes older men, and Turner Marsh is definitely the type of man he's very much into.
Growing up with only his mother by his side, Calvin can't help but be attracted toward men who are much older than him. His father abandoned him and his mother when he was only four years old, choosing to marry someone new, have kids with her, and refuse any contact with him whatsoever. It's not strange he has abandonment issues now as an adult.
Turner has been single for nearly six years now. He was been dumped by his ex-boyfriend of almost twenty years because the man apparently needed someone fresh, someone more exciting. In other words, anyone but him.
The first time they meet, Turner is instantly attracted to Calvin and, fortunately, Calvin likes him, too. Then Turner gets the invitation to attend his ex-boyfriend's wedding. He brings Calvin along, but doesn't expect his ex-boyfriend to proposition his new boyfriend.
Emotions run high, threatening their new relationship. Can it survive?
Once again, Roger's expression gave Calvin an unpleasant and sinister sensation, but he thought he might be oversensitive about the man. After all, Roger was Turner's ex-boyfriend. Calvin figured he might be overreacting. Hence, he did his best to stay calm as he addressed Roger right there in the hallway.
"Your wedding ceremony is beautiful, and based on the decoration at this estate, I have a strong feeling your wedding reception will be even more incredible."
"Thank you. I have a question for you, though."
Calvin nodded. "Go ahead."
"Have you and Turner been together for a long time?"
Calvin could feel his defensiveness rising up from somewhere deep inside him, but he controlled his emotions as best as he could. The question was too personal, and it was frankly none of Roger's business. Nevertheless, Calvin gave Roger the benefit of the doubt. Maybe Roger was simply trying to get to know him better.
"A few weeks."
"Are you two in an open relationship?"
Calvin was so astounded by the question, he almost choked on air. "Excuse me?"
"Do you play with others outside of your relationship?"
Calvin was pissed off now. "Not that it's any of your business, but Turner and I are in a monogamous relationship."
Roger smirked at Calvin. "You should try having fun with other people together with Turner. It will be hot."
"Over my dead body."
Calvin was surprised by that voice. He turned to the back and noticed Turner glaring at Roger.
"Calvin is my boyfriend, and I don't share him with anyone," Turner interrupted Calvin while walking toward him and Roger.
Calvin was touched to hear that, but he could sense Turner's fury. Besides, it was written all over Turner's face.
"Turner," Calvin called out his boyfriend's name one more time as he got in between the two older men. "Don't make a scene. Roger is drunk. Or at least almost there."
Turner shot Roger one last angry look before dragging Calvin away. However, before they could get away, Roger's voice stopped them in their tracks.
"That's the reason I dumped you nearly six years ago. You were always so clingy and uptight. After a while, I grew tired of going home every day to someone like you. I thought breaking things off with you would loosen you up a little. Maybe you would go out there and have a good time with some other men. Then you would realize how much incredible sex you could enjoy out there."
Turner swiveled around to face Roger. "And what? Do you expect me to crawl back to you and beg you to take me back?"
Roger shrugged. "You were one of my best sexual experiences. We had plenty of wonderful times together, but I needed more. A lot more."
Calvin was taken aback by the implication behind Roger's words. "Did you cheat on Turner while you were together?"
Roger scoffed. "Oh, please. Monogamy is for losers."
Calvin was flabbergasted by Roger's casual confession, but he was angered when he noticed the hurt on Turner's face. "That's not the point. Have you ever attempted to discuss this issue with Turner? At least had the decency and showed him enough respect to negotiate this matter with him. You should have given him the option to agree or disagree with you. That's what a healthy relationship is supposed to be."
"How was I supposed to do that when he acted all needy and desperate like a pussy bitch?"
Calvin saw red. He wanted to rush toward Roger and punch that sneering bastard in the face, but Turner held him back. He turned toward Turner in surprise.
"Let me at him. I'll fucking kill him."
Turner shook his head while gripping tightly onto Calvin's waist. "Baby, don't. It doesn't matter anymore. Let's just leave."
Calvin's burning temper didn't disappear in an instant, but he was willing to listen to Turner. After all, Turner was more important to him than the satisfaction of messing up Roger's smug face. He gave Roger one last thunderous scowl before following Turner from behind.
"That's right. Run away. That's all you're ever capable of. You didn't fight me back then. You just left. Now, you're doing it again."
Calvin was mad, but he was able to ignore the taunting. Turner was a surprise, though. Calvin was astonished when Turner abruptly dashed toward Roger and landed one powerful fist on the man's left cheek. The resounding crack was loud. It was brilliant, and Calvin was simultaneously shocked, impressed, and aroused. He gaped at Turner and had to hold himself back from clapping in amazement. He had never seen Turner this angry before, and it was seriously turning him on.