Series: Kingston Brothers #4
Cover Design: Robin Harper, Wicked by Design
kissed my best friend.
life changed and I went from being an unknown kid from a small town to a
world-renowned rock star. Before leaving Gaspar, I told Ali we’d still be
together. I made promises I didn’t keep, and I lied over and over again. I
threw our plans out the window and made a life for myself.
to go home, because touring keeps me away. We haven’t been in touch in years,
but after this tour, I’m heading home to find the only person who knows my
deepest, darkest secret, and beg for forgiveness.
kissed my best friend, and his name is Alejandro Barerra. My Ali.
me for the broken promises or for breaking his heart, and I’m afraid he’ll
never want to talk to me again, but he’s the only one who knows the real me,
and I’m determined to win him back. Even if it means risking it all.
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seconds before I can find words. I want to say so much and have no idea where
“Come on, man. You were my best friend. You were … everything to me. Of course
I’ve missed you.”
you’ve been with over the years. Who were the last ones? The two in Paris? Oh
wait, no. There was another one in Germany, right? Two weeks ago?”
“Don’t tell me you believe everything they say in the tabloids.”
throwing me a side eye before looking back at the yard.
in Paris and one in Germany. But I didn’t sleep with them, Ali.”
yes. I’m a fucking asshole, okay? I know that. It lives with me every day. Have
I slept with women? Yes, I have. I’ve done a lot of things I wish I didn’t, but
you don’t understand what it’s like to be me. I’m having to lie to everybody on
a day-to-day basis. I’ve been trying to lie to myself. I wondered if I could be
with a woman, so I tried it. There’s women around all the time, and I wanted to
get off without having to do it myself.
everywhere. How could I hookup with a guy and be sure he wouldn’t run and tell
everybody that Merrick Kingston is gay? So, yes, I’ve fucked some women, and I
hated myself the entire time I was doing it. I’ve gotten blowjobs and handjobs
from them, too. But those women in Paris and the one in Germany? I was not with
them. I haven’t slept with anyone in a long time.”
Maybe pity. I hate that. I don’t want him to feel sorry for me. That wasn’t the
point of my rant. I just want him to try to understand. I want him to know I
won’t lie to him anymore.
asking if I’m tired of pretending. “You have no idea.”
were leaving town. You led me to believe we had a future together. You told me
you loved me and you left two days later.”
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