Romance on the Go
James is nervous when he pulls into the parking lot of the secluded and conservative Caledonian Hotel. He slips off his wedding ring, gives a false name at reception, and checks into his room.
When Mark finally arrives, James expects their time together to conform to the usual pattern, but Mark surprises him. Mark wants candlelit dinners and walks on the beach. James, well, James just wants to make up for lost time. More importantly, he doesn’t want to get caught. They have six months left before they can start a new life together and James is desperate to be discrete.
Unfortunately, he never could control himself around Mark. Throw in an interfering old couple and some very public displays of affection and Mark and James’s short hotel stay might just be about to destroy not only the secrecy that has always shrouded their relationship, but also their future together.
Be Warned: m/m sex, sex toys, public exhibition
“Are you ashamed of us?” There was a hint of hurt in Mark’s voice.
“Of course I’m not ashamed of us! You know that. But, Mark, we don’t do this. We don’t do dinner and drinks and walks on the beach holding hands. Not on nights away like this.”
“That’s what I want though.” Mark crossed the room so he could stand close to James. He traced his fingers across James’s broad shoulders, feeling every muscle under the stretchy black t-shirt that clung to his skin. “I’m tired of hiding you away, tired of hiding how I feel about you. I want to show you off to the whole world.”
James sighed and turned into Mark’s arms. He found the other man looking at him with sad eyes. “We’re so close to this being over. To us being able to be together. Let’s just play it safe until then, okay? Then you can show me off as much as you want to whoever you want.” He put his fingers under Mark’s chin and forced the man to look at him. “When all this is done, I want you to never take your hands off me. I don’t care where we are. We need to make up for all this lost time.”