Pride hasn’t had an easy life. No matter what he does, things seem to go bad. This time, though, he’s not sure he can get out of his predicament, and he figures he might just have to call it quits.
Bear is a mountain of a man, making a home where most folks woudn’t, and he comes across Pride right when the other man’s irons are all hanging in the fire. Bear doesn’t even hesitate, he just barges in and saves Pride’s bacon, taking the man home with him to give him a second chance. Or third or fourth…
When they get snowed in for the winter, they figure they have plenty of time to get to know one another. They laugh, learn, and love, both of them finding it incredibly easy to get to know all about the other.
It’s not all easy with these two hard-headed men. Pride lives up to his name, and Bear is just as stubborn. They can survive their petty struggles, but will the bigger demons in Bear’s past tear them apart before the spring thaws come?
Kiernan Kelly spins a great tale of the late 1800s in Colorado, with a heartwarming relationship that will keep the home fires burning for a long time to come.
Bear’s deep blue eyes looked black in the firelight, wide with wonder and more than a little nervousness, but he did as Pride asked. Pride shivered, knowing that what he’d wanted since he first laid eyes on Bear was being offered to him, part and parcel. All of Bear, wherever Pride wanted to touch him, taste him. He took a deep breath, steadying himself. Got to go slow now. Easy.
The neck of Bear’s long johns exposed a deep vee of his chest. Black hair curled over his smooth skin, and Pride slid his hand across it, feeling the silken texture of is under his palm. He slipped his hand under the fabric of Bear’s underwear, coming to rest over one of his nipples. Rubbing the tiny nub under his palm until it tightened, he worried it between his fingers. Leaning over Bear, Pride kissed him again, longer this time, harder. He swept his tongue over Bear’s lower lip, gently pushing it between them until Bear opened for him.
Sweet and tangy and hot, that was the taste of Bear, Pride decided.