Scenes from Adelaide Road
By Helena Stone
About the book:
Can a young man find the courage he never knew he had when faced with losing everything he holds dear?
A few months before his final exams in secondary school, nineteen-year-old Lennart Kelly discovers he’s inherited a house on Adelaide Road in Dublin from a grandfather he never knew. Having been ignored, bullied and abused for as long as he can remember, Lennart can’t wait to leave behind his father and the small town he grew up in. Moving away as soon as he finishes his exams doesn’t cure his deep-rooted insecurities though.
Meeting twenty-three-year-old Aidan Cassidy in a gay club on his second night in Dublin, scares Lennart. Used to being ignored and ridiculed, he doesn’t trust the attention he receives and can’t believe a man like Aidan could possibly be interested in him. It takes infinite patience and understanding from Aidan to slowly coax Lennart out of his shell.
But the past refuses to stay where it belongs and Lennart’s father is determined to take the house in Dublin off his son by whatever means necessary. Just when Lennart is learning to trust and embrace life, a violent attack threatens everything he holds dear. Suddenly Lennart is in danger of losing his house, the man he’s grown to love and maybe even his life. If Lennart wants to protect Aidan and safeguard his future, he’ll have to find the courage he never knew he had.
- General Release: December 1, 2015
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance / MM / NA
Link to book trailer: YouTube
We didn’t talk as we walked up the stairs or while we crossed the landing. I gestured for Aidan to walk into my room first, followed him in, turned, closed the door and froze. Panic settled deep in my stomach. What the fuck am I doing? The question screamed through my mind.
“Hey, what’s wrong?”
His breath caressed my shoulder. He stood just behind me. I imagined I felt his body heat on my skin.
“We don’t have to do this.”
Yes we do. I needed to follow this through so badly it hurt. I had to find my way back to the heat-driven confidence I’d felt before we’d climbed the stairs.
Aidan’s embrace restored some of my inner peace. His arms around my waist made me feel safe and his naked body, softly pressing into mine, underscored how badly I wanted this closeness and yet I still couldn’t bring myself to speak or turn around.
I grabbed one of his hands and pulled it lower until it touched my straining cock. My body might be able to tell him what I couldn’t bring myself to put into words.
“Okay.” He chuckled behind me. “So it’s not that you want to stop.”
“No, please don’t stop.” His gentle strokes sent waves of pleasure through my body.
“I won’t, unless you ask me to. Tell me what’s wrong though.”
My cheeks heated up as I tried to formulate an intelligent answer before blurting out the truth. “I don’t know what to do.”
“Look at me.” He released my cock and turned me around before resting his forehead against mine. “You don’t have to do anything. You can’t really get this wrong. If it feels good, it is good.”
His lips caressed mine. When his tongue traced the outline of my mouth, my fears evaporated and I pushed in closer, looking for the intimacy I’d never experienced before and craved like life-sustaining sustenance. His chest hairs tickled my bare body. When our cocks made contact heat flashed through me. The last of my fear evaporated as curiosity grew stronger.
About the Author:
Helena Stone can’t remember a life before words and reading. After growing up in a household where no holiday or festivity was complete without at least one new book, it’s hardly surprising she now owns more books than shelf space while her Kindle is about to explode.
The urge to write came as a surprise. The realisation that people might enjoy her words was a shock to say the least. Now that the writing bug has well and truly taken hold, Helena can no longer imagine not sharing the characters in her head and heart with the rest of the world.
Having left the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam for the peace and quiet of the Irish Country side she divides her time between reading, writing, long and often wet walks with the dog, her part-time job in a library, a grown-up daughter and her ever loving and patient husband.
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