February 14, 2012 by Anne Tenino
As you may or may not know, I have a new book, Frat Boy & Toppy, coming out with Riptide next month. It’s a pretty light-hearted contemporary, a bit on the kinky side. The good news is that it’s available for pre-order, starting today, Valentine’s Day.
But wait! There’s more!
If you pre-order FB&T, you’re automatically entered in a drawing to win free books for a year! Woohoo! Think of what that’ll do for your book-buying budget! Or your food budget, I don’t know.
Frat Boy & Toppy will be released on March 26th. As a special treat for you today, I’m including an excerpt. It’s possible there will be more excerpting in the future, so stay tuned. ☺
Brad is great at meeting other people’s expectations. But his own? Not so much. Take the gay thing. Okay, so yeah. It took a morning meeting with a frat brother’s hairy, naked ass for him to admit it, but he knows the truth about himself now. Let the gay life commence.
Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. He hasn’t quite determined how to come out to anyone, even Sebastian, the geeky-hot TA in his history class. Sebastian is everything Brad is not. Intellectual, suave, hairy. Out. And he doesn’t seem interested in Brad, even when Brad makes a fool of himself trying to catch his notice.
Score one for foolery: Sebastian does more than notice Brad; he takes him to bed. Brad’s been with plenty of girls, but with Sebastian, the sex is something else entirely—hot, mind-blowing, affirming, and a little domineering in a way that drives him wild. But when great sex turns into something more—dare he admit the “L” word?—Brad must face the crushing realization that Sebastian doesn’t feel the same. Unless, of course, he does. After all, even grad students can be idiots about matters of the heart.
This is right after Sebastian (aka “Toppy”) and Brad (aka “Frat Boy”) get it on for the first time. The “he” the excerpt begins with is Brad.
He looked vulnerable. Fuck, that was sexy. Sebastian leaned forward and kissed him. Another achingly sweet one. Placing smaller kisses around his lips as he eased away. He could feel Brad shivering. “Cold?”
Brad shook his head, mute, just staring at him. He leaned forward and kissed Brad’s chin this time. “Let me get something to clean you up. Stay here and I’ll take care of you.”
It took a minute to sink in, but then Brad nodded. His eyelids drifted shut over hazy eyes, but flew open as Sebastian eased himself out of Brad. Brad shivered, then sighed and let his eyes fall closed again.
In the bathroom, Sebastian threw away the condom while running the water to get it warm. He stood there watching it stream into the sink.
He’d figured out a long time ago that part of what got him off was how his partner reacted to him. He thought he was generally pretty good at reading them, their responses, figuring out their needs. But he’d ignored all the signs that Brad was completely inexperienced with men because he’d wanted to fuck him so badly. He’d royally fucked up tonight.
Maybe. He was surprised to find out how much he liked Brad. He’d been with a lot of guys, but most of the time it was just sex. With Brad, he didn’t know if it was the virginity thing, or something deeper, but he wanted to maybe explore it some more. They could have a hell of a good time in bed for a while if Brad was interested.
But Brad was kind of like a frightened wild animal. The closeted frat jock. Timid without the pack; terrified when exploring outside his natural environment. Some public-television narrator started doing the voice-over in his head. Liable to strike out when threatened with exposure.
Maybe. Or maybe not. Sebastian sighed. He’d just have to leave it up to Brad. He grabbed a washcloth and reached for the now-steaming water. On the inside of his wrist were three little crescents: marks from Brad’s fingernails breaking his skin. Sebastian dropped the washcloth in the running water, bracing himself on the counter with his arms. His stomach tightened up into a ball.
Fuck. He’d just taken Frat Boy’s virginity.
Special Note: For anyone who’s looking for the boots I allowed myself to buy once I finished my edits for Frat Boy & Toppy? These are the boots. Luuuuuuuurve them.