When Caleb met Logan, the attraction was instantaneous and reciprocal. Logan was sure he could cope with Cal's job...until reality kicked in.
Caleb Ryder has a vocation, one he knows he has to follow. When he falls for Logan, that job gets in the way. How can his soul mate accept that the job he loves involves sex, both hands-on and off?
Logan is sure he can cope, but will reality prove too much? Can Caleb give up his life's work for love, or would that truly be the end of their relationship?
"Don't talk crap, and don't patronize me. We both know you can't promise me everything will be all right. Even I'm not such a moron as to believe that shit. But I'm praying to all the gods we know that it's not all over. Why can't it work? We both know the score." His voice became stronger, although he didn't pull away from Caleb's embrace. "I'll start. What next? We are lovers. That's a fact. Neither you nor I will say it was a one-night stand, a quickie, or say it meant nothing. If it meant nothing, we wouldn't be so drained. A bigger fact: tomorrow you go back to the house, with or without me, and screw your clients. Right so far?"
Caleb nodded. It was succinct and crude, but correct.
Logan took a deep breath, then asked, "Will that change now?"
Slowly he shook his head. "No. It's what I do."
The silence in the room was broken only by the sounds of their breathing, one ragged, one slow and measured. Somewhere outside, a raven was cawing to its mate. Caleb's heart lifted. It seemed to herald the promise of change that ravens signified—he hoped it would be for the better.
Logan spoke again. "Neither of us wants this, this love, to stop. And I'm calling it love. We don't want to give up what we might have, do we?"
"Therefore, Cal, I'm coming with you. Whatever happens. When you made love to yourself and I watched, I could feel you in me. Even though I know I didn't feature for you except as the one watching. It was magic." He paused, and Caleb stiffened. Here it was, crunch time, round one.
"But, Cal, to help me, I do need to know some things. And they are hard to ask."