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Leith could still taste the sweat. Hear the cheers, and smell the stench of cheap beer. “I won. But then he started puking blood. It was unreal. Everyone panicked—they just broke and ran. Sweets tried to convince me to leave, too, but I couldn’t just let that kid…I mean, he was…there was blood everywhere and it just didn’t stop.”
“So you called 911.”
“And you waited for them so he wouldn’t be alone.”
Leith could smell the copper of blood as he whispered, “Yeah.”
“And he lived because of you.”
“He also almost died because of me.”
“Well, you got to spend two years in prison for that, so I figure you paid plenty for that lack of judgment. Time to stop flogging that dead horse. He lived. You did your time for your bad choices. It’s done. And now you’re here with me. Life led you right into my arms.”
Leith snorted. “You’re kind of a hippie romantic.”
“You’re kind of determined to beat yourself up about stuff you can’t control. And you’re a romantic, too, so we’re matched there.”
“You make me feel good,” he blurted. “Really good.”
Zach crawled over, pushing him down on the ground and climbing on top of him, running his hands over Leith’s chest. “I can’t help it. I just know exactly what you need.”
Leith kissed him, and thought that Zach did know what he needed. But he also sensed that in some way he didn’t yet understand, Leith held the cards between them. Somehow that made him want to protect Zach, and that feeling always made him want to fuck him.
A few minutes later Zach was riding him, his head thrown back and his skin beautiful with red, orange, and blue flickers from the campfire. Leith gripped Zach’s hips and watched his cock bounce, the strings of pre-come glistening in the flame’s glow.
The River Leith
Title: The River Leith
Author: Leta Blake
Genre: Gay Romance
Memory is everything.
After an injury in the ring, amateur boxer Leith Wenz wakes to discover his most recent memories are three years out of date. Unmoored and struggling to face his new reality, Leith must cope anew with painful revelations about his family. His brother is there to support him, but it’s the unfamiliar face of Zach, a man introduced as his best friend, that provides the calm he craves. Until Zach’s presence begins to stir up feelings Leith can’t explain.
For Zach, being forgotten by his lover is excruciating. He carefully hides the truth from Leith to protect them both from additional pain. His bottled-up turmoil finds release through vlogging, where he confesses his fears and grief to the faceless Internet. But after Leith begins to open up to him, Zach's choices may come back to haunt him.
Ultimately, Leith must ask his heart the questions memory can no longer answer.
While Leta Blake would love to tell you that writing transports her to worlds of magic and wonder and then safely returns her to a home of sparkling cleanliness and carefully folded laundry, the reality is a bit different. Instead, piles of laundry and forgotten appointments haunt her life, but the joy of writing and the thrill of finishing a book make the everyday chaos all worth it.
Leta’s educational and professional background is in psychology and finance, respectively, but her passion has always been in writing, and she most enjoys crafting romance stories that she would like to read. At her home in the Southern U.S., Leta works hard at achieving balance between her day job, her writing, and her family.
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