It is summer in Detroit, and while the days may be hot, the nights are cold with fear as the body count keeps on rising.
Brad knows that he’s not the most conventional of Wardens. Not only is he a dork in a warrior’s body, but he has a crush on a vampire. But who can blame him? The vampire in question is Jonas. The only problem is Jonas wants nothing to do with Brad and keeps pushing him away.
Jonas knows Brad is attracted to him, and he returns the feelings, but he knows now is not the time for romance. Things are more dangerous than ever for the Wardens. Will Jonas break and give into his attraction? Or is Brad destined for heartbreak?
Haven came running up and tugged on Adam’s arm, and they both went running to the front of the building. Brad barely paid them any attention, because he was too fixated on the fact that Jonas had actually stood up for them. Maybe there was some hope, after all.
“So what are we supposed to do, stay here and twiddle our thumbs while the city goes up in flames?” Brad asked.
“That’s what the Drones want you to do,” Jonas said.
“And what if we don’t listen?” Brad challenged.
Jonas gave Brad a smile that made Brad’s insides go all gooey. “How did I know that you would be a troublemaker when it came to this?”
“Because trouble is my middle name.”
“Somehow I don’t have any problem believing that. It’s probably even on your birth certificate.”
“No, but I have it tattooed on my ass.” Brad slapped his butt. “Ya wanna see?”
He knew that he shouldn’t be flirting with the vampire this much in front of the others, but Brad couldn’t help himself. After all, it was Jonas, and Brad wanted the man so bad that he could almost taste it. If he could have, he would have climbed the man and conquered him at the moment.
“I’ll pass for right now, thank you. But don’t think I won’t take you up on that offer later on,” Jonas shot back.
Brad was so shocked that, for the first time in his life, he was actually speechless.
He opened and closed his mouth a few times before he came up with a comment, “Name the time and place, and I’ll be there. I’ll even bring the lube.”
Several snickers met that statement, but Brad didn’t care. All that mattered to him was the way Jonas’ eyes darkened with desire. There wasn’t a hint of disgust there. So Jonas didn’t have a problem with Brad being human after all. Then what had been holding him back all this time? Brad was determined to get to the bottom of it, if for nothing else, so they could move past it. That way he could finally get Jonas right where he wanted him, in bed and on top of him.