Author: Andrew Grey
Series: Currently a Standalone
Genre: M/M Contemporary/Sports Romance/LBGTQ
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: Nov 2016
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
Professional football player Hunter Davis is learning that saying he’s gay is very different from actively being in a relationship with another man—especially in the eyes of his teammates and fans. So when Hunter needs a personal assistant to keep him organized, he asks for a woman to prevent tongues from wagging.
Montgomery Willis badly needs to find work before he loses everything. There’s just one position at the agency where he applies, but the problem is, he’s not a woman. And he knows nothing about football. Still, Hunter gives him a chance, but only because Monty’s desperate.
Monty soon proves his worth by saving Hunter’s bacon on an important promotional shoot, and Hunter realizes he might have someone special working for him—in more ways than one. Monty’s feelings come to the surface during an outing in the park when Hunter decides to teach Monty a bit about the game, and pictures surface of them in some questionable positions. Hunter is reminded that knowing he’s gay and seeing evidence in the papers is very different for the other players, and he might have to choose between two loves: football and Monty.
“This is really working,” Raphael said as he moved around him, giving instructions and taking pictures. “You look great.” He snapped image after image. “Just a few more. That’s it, right there.” He stopped and put the camera down. Hunter put the robe back on, and Raphael moved to the computer on the desk next to him. The images taken were displayed on the screen, and Raphael moved through them quickly until they found an image that leapt off the screen. “That’s it. Right there.”
The assistants came back in, and Monty put Hunter’s coffee in his hand.
“That’s hot,” Monty said when he saw the image on the screen. “Go on and change.” Hunter went back behind the screen. “Okay, I want to see every image,” Monty demanded. “Delete that and that. You will not keep those images in any way. Delete them now!”
“That’s not in the agreement,” Raphael said.
“You’ll do it, or so help me, I’ll destroy the camera and throw the computer out the fucking window. Now get to it.” Once Hunter had dressed, he came out from behind the screen to find Monty with his hands on his hips, glaring at Raphael. “That one too… and that one. Jesus, you’re just a pervert, aren’t you? Get rid of all of those, now.” Raphael was seething, but he did as Monty wanted, and then Monty looked through the pictures that were left and did the same on the camera. “There better not be any backups to any of these.”
“This is all of them,” Raphael said, and Monty stepped back.
“Good. We want copies of all of these. They won’t be published anywhere, but Hunter deserves copies of all of them.”
“They’ll be sent over once the calendar images are finalized,” Raphael told Hunter, ignoring Monty. He handed Hunter a card, and he passed it to Monty.
“Thank you,” Hunter said, and he waited while Monty gathered his things, and then they left the studio. “What was all the yelling about?” Hunter asked once they were on the stairs, heading for street level.
“He’d taken a bunch of pictures of you that included things that were best left unseen by the general public. I don’t know if he’d delete them himself, but they didn’t need to exist.” Monty pulled open his door once Hunter unlocked the car. “Who knows where those pictures could end up in a few years? Look on the Internet—there are pictures of stars’ privates all over the place. I didn’t think you needed to join that club.” Monty opened his computer and began tapping away as Hunter stared at him for a few seconds. He was trying to remember the last time someone other than Garvin had really looked out for him. He was about to say thank you when Monty looked up from what he was doing. “Are we going back to the house?”
Wow, I see a very interesting future. You will be injured, possibly multiple times and its related to your work. As for the length of your career, that’s a little murky, but I don’t see a career cut too short. Life after football is a completely different matter and something that is totally up in the air at this point. I’d say you had decisions you need to make and paths outside of football that will intersect and determine the rest of your life.
Ooooh, I see love in your future, but it will come at a cost and you must be ready to pay the price or risk losing someone special. Who this love is will surprise you and he’ll help you in way you can’t imagine.
**Snicker** I also see you naked standing next to a statue or something like that while someone takes your picture. Naughty boy. The visions are fading. That’s all I can tell you.
Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing) He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
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