Blurb: You can never tell a book by it’s cover!
On the surface, Isaac Bridges has it all; wealth, a beautiful wife, and a successful career. But deep down, he desires Denton & Associates back under his family’s name and a male lover he can call his own.
Enter Jayden Demario, a handsome college student looking to make a career in advertising. Underneath the pretty exterior, Jayden is a very damaged young man. Thrown out on the streets by his stepfather at 15, Jayden’s only concern is to make something of himself to move his “madre” from the tough neighborhood.
Jayden has no time for love, especially not with a closeted married man who runs the company he interns at and Isaac can ill afford to out himself to the homophobic CEO at Denton.
Will the sparks between the two men cost them their livelihood?
Jayden didn’t know what to say. No one had ever given him such a nice or expensive gift as this one. He’d been eyeing one of these phone tablet hybrids for a while but never truly considered getting it because it just wasn’t in his budget.
Him and his wife picked it out?
It seemed so highly unlikely a woman would allow her husband to pick such an extravagant phone for an intern. Jayden wondered if Debra questioned Isaac’s decision to buy it.
“Isaac, my phone works good enough to make calls, and I do have a laptop at home I could bring with me to go over presentations.” Jayden set the box on the counter, wishing Isaac hadn’t bought it for him. He just didn’t feel right accepting this kind of present.
“Jayden, we want you to have it. Please, you’ll offend me more if you don’t take it. Like I said, I’ll pay the bill. You just activate it, okay?” Isaac’s pleading brown eyes peered into Jayden’s. Why did he have to be attracted to a married man?
Jayden dropped his gaze and breathed a deep sigh. “Okay, I will. It’s a great looking phone and…I have always wanted one.” Jayden slowly lifted the phone out, inspecting it in the leather case. Where the hell would he put this thing so no one would try to jump him for it in his hood? He’d definitely need a lock of some kind on his new briefcase his mother just purchased for him.
“Good. I’m really glad you’re taking it. Now, go on, and activate it. They already know to send the bills here to me.” Isaac tightly grasped Jayden’s shoulder and walked toward his window. “We’ll need to go over your presentation to Rosario before they get here.”
Isaac’s touch sent Jayden’s erogenous zones into overdrive. Why the heck did he have to feel this way about a happily married man? His words woke Jayden out of his lust-filled haze. Jayden gulped. “My presentation? Um, you’re gonna let me talk to them?”
“Of course, son. You’ve been doing all the research the last few days, right? Why shouldn’t you?” Isaac didn’t bother turning around.
Jayden didn’t look in his direction, fearing Isaac would notice him staring. Isaac was such a handsome man, kind, endearing, everything Jayden would love to have in a boyfriend, if only he were available. The more time Jayden spent with Isaac, the more he wanted to know about him. “Um, okay. We should go over it then. Like I said, my professor thought it was great.” Jayden put the phone back in the box and sprinted back to the table, grabbing his briefcase. “I have the presentation on my flash drive, and I can give you the whole spiel as if you were them.”
“Yes, a dress rehearsal would be great.” Isaac spun on his heel and sat down at his desk. “I guess we should wait until after they leave to activate the phone then. It is almost nine.”
“Yeah, um…” Jayden’s breath caught in his chest. He needed to keep it together and not let the man see him falling apart.
Keep the focus on business.
Jayden took a deep breath and opened his case, grabbing the folder and the flash drive from its compartment. “I’m sorry I was later than usual. I hope once she sees the doctor, she’ll be okay.”
“I hope so too, Jayden. And no worries, family comes first. I fully understand that.” Isaac leaned back in the chair and crossed his arms over his chest.
“Thank you, Isaac. That means a lot to me.”