The following is an excerpt from my M/M romance, What He Fears. Release date TBA
“Join us, Andrew.”
Andrew seemed uncertain, but he sat after only a small hesitation. His eyes held the same conflicted look that Nick’s often held. They liked each other, Rory knew that, but he hadn’t expected Andrew to have enough affection for Rory to make his face a picture of tortured guilt. Rory’s heart clenched at the sight. He loved Nick above everything else in the world, and now, here was this beautiful boy that Nick’s heart latched onto with a fervor Rory wasn’t used to seeing aimed at anyone else but him.
He wanted to give Nick everything he needed, everything he wanted. He couldn’t before and it had killed him many times over to know that he could never be enough for the man he loved most of all. But now he could. He could give Nick and Andrew to each other. He could give Nick everything he deserved. If Andrew was willing.
Rory took his sunglasses off and set them on the table. He kept a hold on Nick’s hand. Nick’s uncertainty practically radiated off of him, and Andrew noticed.
“I’m interrupting.” Andrew said suddenly as his cheeks darkened.
“You were invited to interrupt. Besides, we were just talking about you.” Andrew’s eyebrows shot up and he looked so young, so suddenly and tragically young and insecure that Rory felt compelled to reach for him. To comfort him in some small way. So he did. He patted Andrew’s knee with his slender fingers. “Only good things. I promise.”