Owen turned to glare at the person who spoke, intending to give them a piece of his mind. His eyes widened when he saw who it was. Mr. Bulging Biceps stood about a foot away from him. He smiled and offered Owen something.
“You can give her this. She loves them.” It looked as if he held a peppermint candy. It was a round disk-shaped thing with red and white stripes.
Owen hesitated. If he touched Mr. Bulging Biceps, he’d somehow fall into his trap. Someone that sexy had to have set a few, waiting for someone like Owen to fall into. Didn’t he?
Instead of taking the treat, Owen turned to face the man and then moved back farther into the barn. “I saw you carrying a bag of feed.”
I saw you carrying a… God, could he be more ridiculous. In his mind, he rolled his eyes at himself.
“After the diner, we had to get horse feed.” The explanation was unnecessary and a little odd. Or maybe it was his matter-of-fact tone. Something about it seemed off. And then the guy said, “Leonard said you’re staying with us. We can share my room.”
“What?” Whoa. Owen frowned.
“We can share.”
“What?” Owen had no idea what to say to that. They weren’t sharing a room because they had no other choice. Given the size of the house, Owen found that hard to believe, which led down a path that was sexy and made him hard when he pictured the smoke-show of a man on top of him. Of course, in his imagination he had working legs, which proved he was not ready for whatever Mr. Bulging Biceps had in mind.
“Why do you keep asking me that?” The question floored Owen.
“Are you serious right now? I don’t even know your name.”
“My name is Neil.”
Mr. Bulging Biceps had a name. That was good. That was fantastic. It made him a little more human and less like a demi-god.
Well, for all of three seconds. And then Neil took Owen’s hand in his and placed the candy in the center of his palm and Bam! He was in the demi-god category again.
Owen swallowed, intending to tell Neil exactly what he thought about his blunt offer to share a bed, but what he said was, “Did you fall from Olympus?”
April Kelley is an author of LGBT Romance. Her works include The Journey of Jimini Renn, which was a Rainbow Awards finalist, Whispers of Home, the Saint Lakes series, and over thirty more.