Thursday, 3 September 2015

Emilio... Enraptured

Coming 1st July 2016

Nothing mattered to me more than attaining my Michelin star and putting the Riverside pub on the map. I wasn't looking for a relationship. I wasn't going to be distracted by anything as reckless as a woman... A relationship? Kids? Give me a break - I was going place!
But then Josie was hired. I'd never seen anything so utterly beautiful in all my life - and damn it she was feisty and sassy and I instantly fell for her.
She wasn't interested in my chat up lines. She wasn't looking for a guy - said she'd given up on men altogether - thought we were collectively a bunch of wasters.
She'd been hurt - that much was obvious. I wanted to help her. I wanted to know her. I wanted to be with her. Suddenly a relationship and kids didn't seem such a bad idea...

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Riverside #7... Sam... Distracted... coming Autumn 2016

Toby and Trey turned out to be total mind-readers and seemed to instinctively know that I fancied Luca. What made it even worse was that they decided to make it their mission in life to match-make.
Trey was by far the worst of the two of them so of course it was his idea to play spin the bottle…
I couldn’t believe my eyes when the bottle spun and pointed towards Luca. I was totally sitting to his left. My insides started to squirm. There was no way he’d really go along with this, surely?
But he did. Trey and Toby knew him better than I did and totally knew he had the most competitive spirit known to mankind.
I glanced towards Trey who was grinning like an idiot at Luca, “Well, well, well,” he chortled, “Looks like you’re sucking face with the new boy.”
Shit. He was totally giving everything away. I looked at Luca who was eyeing me apprehensively. “You’re not gonna freak out on me or anything, are you?” he asked nervously.
It was a reasonable enough question. Things did sometimes make me freak out – raw fish for instance – I couldn’t go near the stuff without barfing. I was a bit of a liability in the kitchen around the seafood if I’m honest – I was a bit of a liability full stop. I couldn’t empty bins, couldn’t wash egg off pans and sometimes even just the thought of something icky had me retching. Luca though, bless him, just found me amusing for my little quirks – just another reason for me to love him… So the very idea of kissing Luca freaking me out was laughable. Not a problem my friend…
I smiled at his concerned face and shook my head. He was so damned beautiful… “Not my first time kissing a dude,” I said. Maybe I shouldn’t have said that…
His eyes widened with surprise, “Uh, right.” He said, going a little pink, “Well, it is mine.”
Of course it was. He was straight. I was actually more surprised that he was considering it at all. I could see Toby and Trey gleefully watching the whole scenario unfolding and I put on a show of looking as if this sort of thing was totally cool with me, “Well, anytime you wanna get started.”
Luca nodded, he looked to Toby for guidance on the rules of etiquette, “Just a peck or what?” he asked, “What are the rules here?”
Tom started to laugh, breaking the tension and making Luca laugh too, “I have to win,” he said, “– you know that.”
We all knew that. I grinned across at Toby and Trey.
Toby grinned back at me and Luca, “If you manage to last a minute – tongues and all – you can have Saturday night off. I promise to cover for you.”
My insides about turned to mush. Tongues and all? Oh. My. God...

Sam Fletcher... Distracted... Coming soon

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

I'm planning a wedding or two...

Toby and I had been set the task of organising Will and Tom’s stag party. The pair of pussies wanted to go out together – I know! What’s that all about? Anyway…
“So, what sort of thing do you think they’re gonna want?” I asked Tate one morning as we were getting breakfast, “A male stripper?”
Tate snorted and shook his head as Toby looked at us both, utterly horrified at the idea.
 I had to laugh at his face, but I thought it was a valid question – a lot of guys wanted to go to a strip club for their stag nights. I just couldn’t see a bunch of girl strippers really floating their boat…
Tate’s answer was even funnier though, “No you dummy,” he said scornfully as he flicked the kettle on, “– those two would probably prefer a tea party and a Disney movie!”
I laughed, “Yeah, you’re probably right there.” I agreed. I got the cups out and was just reaching for the coffee – I didn’t notice Tomas who had just come into the kitchen.

“Oy, you cheeky git!” he said, “I heard that!” A pair of rolled up socks hit me on the back of my head.

Trey... Riverside, The Weddings... Coming Soon....

Out Now at Amazon...

 Jackson nodded his head towards the boat. “Fancy a trip?” he said.
I frowned. I hadn’t really got the money to waste on a half-hour trip, and being out there in the middle of the deep dark sea kind of gave me the collywobbles. “I can’t…”
“My treat.” He grinned at me. “I have to spoil you while I can,” He said, “You might suddenly decide to disappear on me…”

Leila, If I Can't Have You... Out Now
“And I love that you leave your shoes in the middle of the floor – and that you never put your stuff in the dishwasher…”
I narrowed my eyes at him; now wait just a minute – there was no way he loved that about me; I’d lost count of the number of times he’d sworn at me for it, “You said you hated that…”
He shrugged and nodded, “Yeah, I thought I did,” he said with a forlorn face, “Turns out living alone with pristine tidiness everywhere is a bit of a drag – I miss you like crazy and I was so wrong – it made all the difference when you left..."

Finley, Makes No Difference... Out Now
“Maria,” He said, his voice like honey dripping from a spoon. I jumped slightly and turned to him, my breath hitching as our eyes met. He looked me straight in the eye and I could see they definitely held recognition in them, “Want me to show you how I surf?” he raised an eyebrow and smiled at me, catching his lip ring in his teeth as he did so.
My heart started banging in my chest and I felt myself blush. I glanced towards Wesley, wondering if he’d noticed the inflection in Zayn’s tone, but he wasn’t even listening. He was flicking through his phone. Wesley was always flicking through his phone so that wasn’t any surprise…

I gazed back at him and nodded, slightly mesmerised by the way he was now playing with his lip ring with the tip of his tongue. “Sure,” I replied a little breathlessly, “I’d love you to.”

Maria... Summer Break... Out Now