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Making it Happen
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(Balls To the Walls Series, #5)
by Tara Lain
Can two men with skewed self-images see their true reflections in each other’s eyes?
Jerry Wallender—firefighter, surfer, and occasional nude model—knows he’s no rocket scientist. So why does he keep choosing intellectual guys who make him feel dumber? He worked his buns off to overcome his reading disability and pass the firefighter’s test, and he loves everything about the job. Well, except for Mick Cassidy, the big, blond, hunky homophobe who harasses Jerry for being gay. But Jerry is smart enough to realize it’s not hate driving Mick, but the pain of a very unhappy upbringing.
Mick Cassidy, Firefighter Assist and Search Team, fights fires, but he can’t fight his attraction to the kindest, most generous—and sexiest—guy he’s ever met. Does that make him gay? If it does, he just might get himself killed by his gay-hating preacher father—and take Jerry down with him.
Straight’s hands. The guy tried to pull back, but he was so off base. No one,
certainly not this pipsqueak white trash, was keeping Mick Cassidy from trying
to save the kindest, best man he knew.
Straight, and the guy fell backward on his ass. Get out of my way.
deeply, and hurled himself through the flames. It felt like a mountain of fire.
Please God, let there be another side.
of burning hell thinned, and Mick fell through.
doll. One of his long legs lay at an odd angle.
pulled the respirator from the bag, and pressed it over his face.
back the way he’d come. Wall of flame. No exit. Embers rained and a chunk of
the ceiling fell a foot away. He leaned over Jerry’s still body to shield him
and felt the heat closing in. So this is
eyes of the man he had rushed to save. No question. No hesitation. Funny. It
felt like a choice. A choice that had been no choice.
that flaming ceiling? Up in the roof that now opened to the sky?
his head. Okay, God, I spent my whole
life hearing what you love and what you hate. According to my father, you hate
the man who’s lying here, and I should hate him too, and leave him here to die.
If he’s not already dead.
a disintegrating beam. It would fall real soon.
thing is, God, if you hate this man and love my father, your priorities are
screwed up. And if that’s true, I guess I don’t care so much about dying
because I’ll be going to hell, and I know it will be full of people I like.
People like Jerry.
sure wish I could have saved him, though. The world is better with him in it.
had said he cared about him. That and being a firefighter were about the only
things he could think of that amounted to much in his life, but they were a
lot. He lowered his head to Jerry’s chest.
else I’d want to be with forever.”
Jerry’s hands. “That’s easy. You’re kind, and good, and funny. And so damned
smart I’d be learning new stuff from you forever. Hell sounded pretty good with
you in it.”
would have been the easy way out.”
live than to die.”
Jerry’s feet. “I was thinking I’d leave here. Go somewhere and start over.
Leave my father and that whole gang behind.”
“And me? Leave me behind?”
than blue eyes. “That’s the hard part. That’s why I’m still here. I don’t want
to leave you.”
Because you’re my friend. My best friend.”
cheek. It felt so nice. “I am your friend. Am I your lover?”
hair, and he pressed his head against Jerry’s palm. “Wherever you go, you have
to decide. Are you gay, Mick?”
to decide for yourself.”
wasn’t a choice.”
of guys walking around pretending they’re not gay. A lot of them end up
freaking out their wives and kids when they get caught in some bathroom fucking
“People hate you because you’re gay.”
Suddenly that moment in the fire washed over him. “But God doesn’t hate you.”
depends on who you ask.”
The first and second book are now available in paperback!
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