Zander stepped between Cole’s legs. Once more his fingers were trembling, and Cole fumbled the button at first as he tried to push it through. Zander didn’t move to help him, just watched him like a hawk, gaze heated and intense. Cole bit his lip and… there. The button gave way and he leaned forward, grasping the zipper with his teeth and tugging. With his hands on Zander’s hips, he pushed him back at the same time, sinking to his knees from the bed. It wasn’t as smooth as he’d have liked, but Zander was looking at him with nothing short of awe.
God he’d dreamed of this.
He pulled, working Zander’s shorts over the swell of his ass and down his thick thighs. This left him in skintight black briefs, and Cole tilted forward, mouthing wetly at the tip of Zander’s cock through the damp material. He inhaled sharply, moaning as he teasingly sucked, and Zander jolted forward, hips twitching.
Cole grinned. Gotcha.
He got rid of the briefs next, shoving them off Zander’s hips to pool around his ankles with the shorts. Zander tried to step out of them, but Cole stilled him. He was calling the shots right now. Zander could call them later.
Much like Zander had done to start, Cole gave him barely there kisses along the base of his shaft to just before the tip. He didn’t hold him or cup his balls, didn’t lick or suck. He blew on him when he moved away, glancing up to catch the dazed, hungry expression Zander wore.
“You can put your hand in my hair,” said Cole magnanimously. “But no pulling yet.”
Zander arched an eyebrow. “Yet?” His voice was breathy and broken.
Cole smirked. “I’ll tell you when.”
Without further ado, he took Zander’s cock into his mouth.
He was thick and hard, filling Cole’s mouth. It stretched his lips to the limit, a tight fit that Cole moaned around. The head of Zander’s cock was weeping already, the taste sweet and consuming. He was firm against Cole’s tongue, and he rubbed it along the shaft as best he could, tracing the thick veins. He could feel the clench of Zander’s fingers in his hair, the restrained power in his thighs as they tensed, muscles bulging. Cole braced his hands there, wanting to feel what he was doing to Zander’s body. It was a heady rush of power to know he could make this big man tremble for him.
But could he make him beg?
Confronting the past is never easy.
Cole Whitaker is happy. He has the job and boyfriend he always wanted. His heart’s in no danger of being broken, and he can’t ask for more from life. As a kindergarten teacher, he sees it all; however, one troublesome student has him reaching out to the parent, wanting to help. There’s something about Savanah that tugs at his heartstrings.
He never expected her father.
Zander Brooks hasn’t had an easy life, and he’s made some mistakes. Freshly retired from the military and working as a firefighter, Zander thought he’d left Cole in the rearview mirror. He’s not expecting him to appear in St. Petersburg, Florida, of all places, teaching his daughter’s kindergarten class. Suddenly, his biggest mistake is being shoved in his face.
This is Zander’s chance to close a door he’d never fully shut, but time with his former flame might change his mind.
Author Meg Harding’s take on Accepting the Fall: “Not everything is perfect, and it’s not always going to go right the first time around. It’s not any less special because it was flawed.”
Praise for Accepting the Fall: “A character driven, second-chance romance. Recommended for anyone craving a low-angst, tender, contemporary story stuffed to the brim with feels and sweetness.” – Piper Vaughn
About Meg Harding:
Meg Harding is a sucker for things on four legs and works as a pet sitter when she’s not writing. She’s an editor and a lover of fanfiction. She enjoys the theatre, concerts, and lazing about in front of the TV. Meg Harding is a graduate of UCF and Anglia Ruskin, with a bachelors in Psych and a masters in publishing. For as long as she can remember, writing has always been her passion, but she had an inability to ever actually finish anything. She’s immensely happy that her inability has fled and looks forward to where her mind will take her next. She’s a sucker for happy endings, the beach, and superheroes. In her dream life she owns a wildlife conservation and is surrounded by puppies. She’s a film buff, voracious reader, and a massive geek.