When Honor Castillo convinces himself he isn’t gay, he begins a new life. He ends his affair with his lover, Jorge Villagomez, and marries Rebecca to establish a life with her as a respected San Antonio businessman. They have a son and he tells himself he is happy.

Eleven years later, Jorge returns to San Antonio, and his path crosses with Honor’s once more. The flame of their passion never died, and neither did Jorge’s love for Honor.

When Jorge approaches Honor to design his studio, Honor believes he can walk the line between friendship and lovers. But when a sudden crisis threatens to take Jorge from him forever, Honor must choose between his duty and his heart. Most of all, he’s forced to decide what he’s willing to lose in order to be true to who he really is.

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Excerpt

JORGE stirred beside me, dragging me from my reverie of schoolyards, lunches, and bullies and back to the present.

Tonight was our last chance to make love. I had no words, I just wanted to look at him, memorize him. I reached to paint the line of his full bottom lip with my thumb and shivered at the sigh it evoked from him, the tiny whimper as he wriggled to face me.

He twirled a finger in the curls at my nape. “Remember Shirley Setzer?”

I turned on my side to take in the sight of Jorge’s nude body—skinny, girly, driving-me-out-of-my-mind sexy—stretched out beside me.

The limited light transformed his thin form into smooth, elegant planes with a tantalizing thatch of shadow between his legs.

“How weird. I was just thinking about her.” I lifted onto my elbow.

His hand dropped to his chest. “The day we met.”

I snorted. “We didn’t meet that day. You never even spoke to me.”

“Didn’t I?”

“Hell, no.”

“But—”

“Ah, no. You pranced your stuck-up little ass back to the building, never said two words to me.”

Lifting his hand, he pretended to slap me. “I was not stuck up.”

I said nothing, just lifted an eyebrow that I was sure he couldn’t really see in the dark.

“I didn’t mean to be, Honor. I guess I was afraid to talk to you. None of the other kids had anything to do with me. Figured you wouldn’t either.”

“But you charged into Shirley. You sure weren’t shy then.”

“I just reacted.”

“I’ll never forget. You knocked the shit out of ol’ Shirley and never even said anything to me. You just strutted away, all prissy-assed. Do you know what I thought?”

“What?”

“I thought you were irritated at me, that you thought I should have defended myself. That you thought I was weak.”

“Oh, querido,” he murmured and cupped his warm palm to my cheek. “I was the weak one, to give in to her taunts. You were the strong one. And I think I loved you that day. Even that young, I think I loved you.”

“Me? Gordo? Cerdo Castillo?”

With a grunt, Jorge flopped onto his back. “Stop it, damn you.”

“Sorry,” I chuckled. It riled him so for me to put myself down about my size.

He shifted toward me once more, wormed nearer. “Fuck, fuck, fuck. I’d see you smile at somebody in the halls and I’d nearly cry like a baby, wanting so bad to get one of your killer smiles aimed at me. Holy shit, I had the biggest girly crush on you.”

“Could have fooled me.”

“Your smile, Honor.” He pressed a trembling finger to my lips. “Your smile.”

“Once you did speak to me, I don’t think my smile showed itself for anybody but you again.”

“Bullshit.” This time he did slap me. Lightly, but still a slap to my cheek. “She sure as hell sees it.”

“Ay-ay.” I coaxed the head of my cock against his crotch. “We agreed not to bring that up tonight.”

“Please don’t do this.” He whispered the words onto my shoulder. His voice, so husky, a sultry purr—all Lauren Bacall, just put your lips together and blow—hadn’t lost its power to make me grovel at his feet in lust.

“Want me to stop?” I teased and turned him in my arms.

“Make jokes.” Burrowing deeper into my embrace, he growled and circled his palm over the hair on my chest. “Becky,” he spat. “I can’t even say her name without choking on it.”

I held him tighter but said nothing. What more was there to say? We’d been arguing all night, ever since I’d broken the news to him that I’d gotten serious with Rebecca Sanchez, the dazzling woman I’d met a few months back.

We can still fuck, can’t we? Jorge had contended. Why does she have to change anything?

Because once my relationship with Becky seemed to be heading on a serious route, I couldn’t cheat on her. I just couldn’t. The decision hadn’t come easily, but I’d made it, and I knew it was good.

Author links

Blog: http://authorczampa.blogspot.com

Amazon Author page: www.amazon.com/C.-Zampa/e/B004QSDSG0

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/authorczampa

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20 comments:

  1. This sounds intreging. Think I'll buy a copy.

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Kendra! Hope you will enjoy Honor C!

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  2. CONGRATS Carol on the release of new book

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    1. Hey, there, Elaine!! HUGS and thank you for visiting!

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  3. Thank you, RJ, for having me!!! HUGS

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  4. Congrats on your book. It looks like a great read.

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    1. Thank you, Jen!! Thank you for visiting!

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  5. Hi Carol, I really enjoyed your book Honor C. I have Candy G waiting on my wishlist. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  6. Hey there, 'Ardent.ereader'! I'm so happy you enjoyed Honor C! And I cringe about Candy G, as it was my first book and it shows. LOL. But I will always be fond of it and the boys. Thank you for visiting!

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  7. Hello there RJ Scott! I really liked reading about this book. It sounds like a hot romance and it definitely is worth looking at. I also like hearing you're doling a giveaway for the fans as well. I also like stories that have the decision of whether to go for the man or the woman. This sounds like a great read and I'll check it out.

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  8. Hey, Jamie, thank you for visiting!

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  9. Congrats on the releases. I love the excerpt, and it reads like a very emotional story, and those are my favorite ones.
    I look forward to reading it. Ive put this on my must have list. :)
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    Darcy

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    1. Pommawolf, it's good to see you!! Thank you so much for visiting, and I hope you will like 'Honor C'.

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  10. I already have the book but haven't yet read it. I really have to get to it.

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  11. Hey, there, H.B.!! Good to see you, and thank you for stopping by! I hope you will enjoy Honor C!

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  12. Congrats on your book. It looks like a great read.

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  13. I can't wait to read it!

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  14. @ Laurie: Thank you so much for visiting!
    @Katherine: I hope you will enjoy it! thank you so much for stopping by!!

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  15. Thanks so much for the excerpt!

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