- Book Name:Handcuffs and Headlocks (Rawlings Men #3)
- Book Author:Kim Dare
- Book Genre:BDSM, Contemporary, Erotica, Gay, M M Romance, Romance, Short Stories
- Book Series:Book 3 in the Rawlings Men series
- Book ISBN:9781607351955
- Date of Publication:September 29, 2010
- PDF File Size:0.37Mb
- EPUB File Size:0.28Mb
Undercover police officer Ed Rawlings isn’t just good at his job–he’s bloody fantastic at it. But there is such a thing as being too good at playing pretend. When reality refuses to come back, even when he’s off duty, something has to change for the hyperactive submissive. Could a no nonsense master be exactly who he needs to help him make those changes?Derby FitzGerald doesn’t do pretend. Losing track of reality when you’re teaching martial arts would be bound to get very painful, very quickly. But maybe there’s such a thing as taking life too seriously too. Could a confused cop be precisely the right person to remind him of that?Note: while this book can be read as a stand alone, it’s best read in sequence as part of the Rawlings Men series.
“Here’s a strange idea,” Derby said, closing the gap between them. “Why don’t I be me, and you be you?” Ed forced a laugh as he shook his head. “You really expect me to believe there isn’t a single fantasy inside your head, something you’d love to do if you could be someone else for a little while—if you knew you wouldn’t have to answer for it later?” Derby just stared at him as if he really didn’t get it. The back of Ed’s legs hit the side of the bed. He stopped walking backwards as he realized he’d been retreating a little more with every step Derby took. The guy couldn’t really expect him to be himself, not with all the other people in his head. Hell, Ed wasn’t even sure he knew who that was any more. No—far easier to find a nice game and to play and conjure up a character who would fit into it. The dominant took another pace forward. Ed ran his eyes up and down the younger man’s body. He really was stunning, all muscle and seriousness, all calm certainty. “Wanna play cops and robbers?” he offered. “I’ll even let you play with my handcuffs if you want.” Derby stepped silently forward again, until there was barely an inch between them. “Come on,” Ed coaxed. “Tell me who you want to screw.” For a horrible moment, he thought the dominant was going to veto the idea completely, that there would be no game, there would just be the two of them. For the first time since they met, a real shot of fear raced through Ed’s veins, more terrifying than any mugger could be. Derby closed his eyes for a second, as if he was making some sort of last ditch attempt to talk himself out of doing exactly what he wanted to do, but when he opened his eyes again, there was an expression in them that Ed had only ever seen once before, in the half light of an alley.