An Intoxicating Crush (#3)


Delectable Book 3

Contemporary M/M Romance

Novel, 280 page, e-book and in print

Delectable series books can be read in any order. This novel also contains recipes that Austin and Simon cook in the story.

Published July 2013 by Dreamspinner Press

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Simon Ford’s success is hard-won. He grew up in Napa and resents the rich people who have moved into the valley, changing the culture by opening boutique wineries and pricing the locals out of the market.

Austin Kelvin runs an award-winning winery his father started after making a fortune on Wall Street. He lives the posh lifestyle Simon resents but secretly longs to attain. However, Austin’s world isn’t as luxurious and privileged as it seems: he didn’t inherit his father’s business savvy, and his winery is going under.

When Simon’s boss sends him to covertly scope out Kelvin Cellars for a possible takeover bid, Simon sees it as a step toward attaining his financial dreams. Until he falls hard for Austin. The feeling is mutual, but when Austin learns the real reason for Simon’s initial interest, he suspects Simon’s seduction is merely a means to procure the winery at a bargain price.  If there’s any hope of winning Austin’s heart, Simon will have to risk it all to prove Austin is more than just an intoxicating crush.


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NSFW Excerpt

As they passed the equipment shed Austin stopped. He grabbed a water bottle from inside the door and twisted off the cap. To Simon’s surprise he poured the contents over his head, soaking his hair and shirt.

“Damn it’s hot today. I hope Javier sends everyone home.”

Simon grinned as Austin shook his head like a wet dog, splattering him with cool droplets. “I won’t complain about the wet T-shirt. It looks good on you. And off you,” he whispered as he pulled Austin in for a quick, salty kiss. He didn’t think it was a good idea to do more than that with vineyard staff around.

“Hold that thought.”

They walked in silence to the house. In the heat Austin had almost dried off before he reached the front door. Inside Austin grabbed a couple of icy beers from the fridge. They took them out to the pool and sat down at the table. Austin drained half of his in one long pull while Simon sipped.

No matter how many times he saw this place, the pool brought home to him how different he and Austin were. Gold tiles glittered in the sun as the columns threw striped shade across the surface of the water.

Austin finished his beer and stood up. He pulled off his shirt. Simon watched, enjoying the sight of Austin’s paler flesh. Then Austin kicked off his boots and in one smooth move slid out of his pants, shorts and socks. The creamy flesh of his ass contrasted the darker skin of his back and legs. He winked at Simon and dove into the pool.

austins poolSimon watched him swim a lap before shucking his own clothes and joining him. The cool water felt fantastic against his heated skin, though he knew some of that heat was due to Austin and not the weather. Austin swam toward him and they embraced, kissing. Simon kept kicking Austin’s legs as he trod water.


“Let’s move to the shallow end.”

They lay together on the steps and kissed, Austin’s body heat warming Simon despite the cool water. Austin wrapped a hand around Simon’s cock, already hard and eager. “Wanna fuck in the pool?”

“Can’t someone see us?” Simon glanced around. He didn’t see anyone but there was no fence around the pool. The tasting room was still open down the hill and you never knew when a tourist would wander somewhere they shouldn’t be.

“Maybe.” Austin gave him a mischievous smile.

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Published July 2013 by Dreamspinner Press

Buy e-book or in print from:

Dreamspinner, Amazon, All Romance, B&N, and other book distributors.


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