This week’s #TeaserTuesday is from Darkest Hour Before Dawn, the ninth book in the THIRDS series, which is out April 25th. Just one week until release day! I’m so excited! Happy Reading!
“What are you doing?”
Hudson pushed his glasses up the bridge of his nose, his eyes slightly wide. He poked his tongue out to lick his bottom lip.
Christ, how could one man have such an effect on him? Seb put a hand to his heart, the other against the wall to the side of Hudson’s head. “You’re killing me here, Lobito.”
“Don’t call me that.”
Hudson eyed him. “No? What do you mean ‘no’?”
“I’m not going to stop calling you that.” Just like he’d never stop loving Hudson, or missing him, needing him, wanting him. He’d had enough of giving in to Hudson’s every whim simply because Hudson asked. It was what he’d always done, and look how well that turned out. Time to do things a little different.
Hudson blinked up at him. “But… I asked you not to.”
“Well, we don’t always get everything we want, do we, sweetheart?”
“Why are you being so difficult?”
“Why are you determined to drive me out of my fucking mind?” Seb growled.
“I’m doing no such thing.”
“Really? So you weren’t letting Trent dry-hump you to make me jealous?”
Hudson’s jaw dropped. “Of all the bloody cheek!” When he next spoke, it was through his teeth. “I was dancing.”
“And watching me.”
“Because you were watching me. Or do you think I can’t feel it when your eyes are on me?”
Seb grunted. “Hard not to when you’re making a spectacle of yourself.”
Hudson’s cheeks flushed a deep crimson, fire burning behind his eyes. “Piss off, Sebastian. I can dance with whomever I damn well please. What you choose to believe is your concern. How dare you judge me? Why don’t you go find West? He couldn’t keep his hands off you, and you obviously enjoyed it.” Hudson was indignant, a pain in the ass, and the most beautiful thing Seb had ever seen. Since when did Hudson get jealous? Not even when they’d been together had Hudson ever become jealous. If he had, Seb never saw it. Hudson was always calm and in control, rational and sensible.
Seb placed his fingers under Hudson’s chin and lifted his face so he could look into his eyes. “You’ve ruined me, you know. I can’t love anyone else.”
“You need to move on, Sebastian.”
“Then give me back the heart you stole from me.” Seb ran his thumb over Hudson’s bottom lip. “You’re a very beautiful thief. Stealing hearts, just to break them and leave them irreparable.”
“If West isn’t enough, I wouldn’t fret. There’s no shortage of cheetah Therians in Recon to fill your bed.”
“Jesus, the mouth on you,” Seb growled, feeling his anger rising. Hudson knew which buttons to push, and he was pushing them all mercilessly.
Copyright © 2017 Charlie Cochet. THIRDS published by Dreamspinner Press.