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|Review Snippets for No One But You
|No One But You
The sequel to Shining Victory
EXCERPT (from Levi's point of view)
“Stacy, can you just let go of your notion that I’m missing out on life? I don’t feel like I am.”
“Okay. But here’s the thing, Levi. I want…”
“Just stop. I love you.”
To my utter shock, Stacy grabbed both my wrists, his powerful grip tight enough to bruise. His gaze bored into
mine, freezing me cold.
“You stop, Levi. You listen, just this once. You’re so afraid I’ll be pissed if I see you get a hard-on for some
other guy, you run from me when I want to talk about it. Do you think that in five years I’ve never seen
another man that gave me a little tingle? It happens to everyone, lover. It’s not something to be ashamed of.”
My voice didn’t want to work. “I’m not you.”
“No, you’re not. I’ve never cheated on you, Levi.” He looked at me for the longest moments of my life, his
eyes gone black with some emotion I had no name for.
I knew. I knew.
"I heard what the bartender said the other night. You need to know that if it ever happens, and you trick
some guy, you don’t need to keep it from me. I expect you to first, be safe, and second, to tell me so we can
be more careful.”
Ice water tossed in my face would not have chilled me more than his words. "What the fuck is going on here,
Stacy? I've never cheated on you. Never. And I'm not starting now."
“Levi, we've been together a long time, and as a couple, we've enjoyed unprotected sex for quite a while
now. Do I need to be concerned?"
A fine trembling seized my body. This conversation was out of control, the potential for disaster increasing by
the second. My stomach clenched in on itself until I fought back the dry heaves. The world spiraled around
me, going black at the edges. I broke free of his hands.
"I love you. I never cheat on you. And yet you sit there and ask me if it's possible I could have given you the
clap - or something worse? Maybe I should be the one worrying! And you have to do it here? You
motherfucker! I have to go in there and work!" I choked, unable to breathe. "I never…"
Stacy's arms came around me. I shoved him away, holding him at bay. The words came as I managed a deep
breath. Horrible words that I couldn’t stop from pouring out of me in my anger and pain that he didn’t know
me well enough to believe how much I loved him.
“Why don’t you go get a fucking blood test since you can’t trust me! Now you listen to me. You decide
whether or not you love me enough to have me hang around, because if I’ve gotten a little old for you, you
should tell me. I’ll step aside so you can go find yourself another sixteen year old!”
He drew back like I’d struck him, which I had. I’d lashed out, hitting him with the most damaging words I
owned. He’d been falsely accused of having sex with a sixteen-year-old boy when he was twenty. The boy had
lied – Stacy hadn’t touched him – but the accusation had almost ruined Stacy’s life. The pain lingered, and I,
who loved him so much, knew the wound lingered in him, unhealed at its deepest point.
And I used it against him.
I reached for him and this time he batted my hands away.
“I’m sorry, Stace. I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean that.”
“You said it, so you did mean it. Now get out of the car. I can’t be with you right now.”
My stomach roiled. “Stacy, please. We need to go back home and talk this out.”
He refused to look at me. The cold rage in his voice didn’t completely disguise the hurt.
“No, we don’t. Going home won’t fix this, Levi. I need some time alone. Do us both a favor and find someplace
else to sleep...”
Lovers Stacy James and Levi Wright keep their relationship hot and
spicy by enjoying the little things in life. Levi welcomes Stacy home
from a business trip by delighting his partner with a quick trick in the
men’s room of a local pool hall. An offhand comment by a stranger
cools Stacy’s ardor, and sets in motion a chain reaction that rocks
the very foundation of Levi’s world. He’s never cheated on Stacy,
but Stacy has sudden doubts.
On his own, Levi is tested in his discoveries – about Stacy, their
relationship, and about the kind of man he wants to be. One thing he
knows for certain. He’s not losing Stacy over a careless whisper that
isn’t true, but will the only man he’ll ever love forgive his angry
Stacy made the worst mistake of his life telling his lover to find
another place to sleep. Levi might be younger, but he’s a man, with a
man’s pride. Stacy draws on all his experience to walk a road full of
detours and pitfalls to meet Levi halfway, and bring him home.
Because for Stacy, there’s no one but Levi.
About this book in its
No One But You is the
|That Levi, what a firecracker LOL! I enjoyed your book. It gave me
a sense that anything is possible. Thank you so much! -
R.W. - a reader from Montreal, Canada
|Levi & Stacy
Levi and Stacy hold a special place in the book list.
Shining Victory is written from Stacy's point of view.
No One But You is from Levi's. It has long been the plan to write another
segment from Stacy's pov, but fear of mucking it up as thus far prevailed.
Do not abandon hope. It may yet happen.
|The sequel to