Unforgiven, an all-new sexy and emotional M/M love story from Ruth Clampett available now!!
Unforgiven by Ruth Clampett
Publication Date: March 9th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Would you live a lie to hold onto the one you love?
Dean and Jason are best friends, like brothers since boyhood, now architecture students and college roommates. They’ve always had each other’s back, but when one walks in on the other with another man, everything changes. How do you explain to your best friend that he’s the one you’ve always wanted, that until now your life has been a lie?
Desperation and shame are two dirty words that run through Jason’s veins. He carries the scars from a wayward priest who stole his innocence and left him shattered. Meanwhile for years he’s watched Dean pursuing woman after woman, as his own heart slowly breaks.
When their world blows apart, they learn the powerful bond between them has more fire than either understood. Can two broken souls find the light in their darkness and come together to make a whole, or will sins of the past be forever unforgiven?
Once back home and parked on the couch with Saturday Night Live on, it feels just like old times, except we don’t discuss the girls we’re interested in. Instead we’re like two happy sloths stretched out on the couch, laughing at the comedy sketches.
When the show is almost over, Jason slides over next to me and rests his head on my shoulder. “Thanks for our date … making tonight special,” he murmurs, releasing a sigh.
I turn toward him, thinking that this wasn’t any different than the hundred of nights we’ve spent doing about the same. The difference tonight was that we made a bigger deal of it, showering, and shaving first. “No biggie, man,” I say with a shrug.
“It really got my mind off things.”
Reaching over, I take his hand and wind my fingers through his. “That was my intent.”
He stares at our hands intertwined for several long seconds and I wonder what he’s thinking. But when he turns toward me, his eyes are glazed and his lips are pressed tightly together. I sense that he wants to say something to me but can’t.
“It’s okay,” I whisper, putting my free hand on his thigh.
He reaches up and gently combs his fingers through my hair before pulling my face toward his. When he kisses me it’s tender, almost tentative at first, but it’s sexy too. Since he’s incredibly hot, when he starts up with me like this I’m swept to my aroused state so fast I can barely catch my breath. I lean back into the couch and pull him closer as his lips slowly melt mine.
We spend the next minutes, hours … hell I don’t know how long, lying on the couch, touching and kissing, pressing our bodies together so our hard cocks align. I run my fingers over his biceps and his abs and all the places where his muscles are sharply defined. I’m still processing how much his masculine body turns me on. But we don’t do more, and I don’t push it. This is about something else.
Should I be scared that it feels like he’s falling in love with me? I don’t know if this thing is to be short lived—a fling that ends when school does, and our circumstances change so we go back to just being friends. I’ve always imagined myself married one day with a few kids, but now that idea feels more abstract and less firmly rooted in my psyche. I’m pretty sure I could still be attracted to women when not being distracted by Jason, but what if I’m not?
And what if I’m falling in love with him too? What then?
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Ruth Clampett, daughter of legendary animation director Bob Clampett, grew up surrounded by artists and animators. A graduate of Art Center College of Design, she has been VP of Design for Warner Brothers Studio Stores and taught photography at UCLA. Today she runs her own studio and as the Fine Art publisher for Warner Brothers Studios has come to know and work with some of the world’s greatest artists in the fields of animation and comics.
Ruth lives and works in Los Angeles, strictly supervised by her teenage daughter, who helps plan their summer around their yearly pilgrimage to the San Diego Comic Con.
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