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The Felidae 2: Asad’s Mate
Asad Gatti knows what he wants.
Asad has lusted after Catan ever since the pride rescued the little Lynx from a brutal attack, but he is afraid his desire for him will push Catan into running from him. Yet, he wants Catan as his mate.
Catan Lynxis is afraid of what he wants.
Catan’s dreams are filled with terror. He can’t rid himself of the overwhelming fear he has for the men who attacked him and his family. The only man he has ever wanted is Asad, but he isn’t sure if he can ever be what the big Leo needs.
When Catan is captured by the same men who brutalized him once before, with the help of his pride, Asad must do everything he can to save him. Can Asad and Catan ever have a future together when their love is haunted with fear from the past?
“What are you doing up here, Catan?” growled a deep voice from behind him.
He gasped at the intrusion. He hadn’t realized he was no longer alone.
Turning, he spied the larger figure of Asad blocking the doorway to the bridge. Panicking, Catan backed up into the wall at his back.
A brief look of displeasure ran across Asad’s face, before he replaced it with the blank mask he often wore.
“I’m sorry…” he whispered.
“Don’t apologize, I know better than to startle you. I just wanted to make sure you were all right,” Asad rumbled.
“Why wouldn’t I be?” he asked, turning to look through the wall to the stars outside.
“I know my brother was in here with you. I’m assuming that he told you about Laithe’s mate. I was worried that you might be upset about it.” Asad muttered.
Catan didn’t know what to say. He didn’t want to talk about the human right now.
There was a presence against his back, the heat of the larger male coming up behind Catan. Asad didn’t touch him, but he was just there. He had a sudden urge to lean back into him, to see what it would be like just once not to have to think. To just be.
Not giving himself any time to doubt his actions, he quickly leaned back, pressing his smaller frame into the body behind him. Asad drew in a deep breath, stiffening behind him, and he dreaded the thought that he had done something wrong.
Before he could pull away, two hard hands grabbed him at his waist, and he was thrust against the wall. Asad leaned hard into his back, purring when he rubbed his body against Catan’s.
“You don’t know what you are asking for, Kitten. I am no boy that you can play with.”
“Please… Asad, I didn’t… I… please.”
“What do you want,” Asad sighed against his ear, his breath ruffling through the thick tufts of hair curling around his face. “I don’t want to hurt you, Kitten. I don’t want to scare you away. Tell me what you want.”
Catan panted, shifting to feel the rub of his fur against Asad. A low groan was his only response.
Hot breath blew against the side of his face, a rough tongue coming out to lick against his cheek, his jaw, and then his lips.
“When you find out what it is you want, come find me, Kitten.”
With those words, Asad grabbed hold of his chin, twisting his head to the side. Catan was suddenly filled with the taste of him. Asad leaned in and pushed their mouths together. Sliding his body against his back, his tongue thrust into Catan’s mouth. He whimpered, utterly surrendering to the powerful man he had desired for so long.
Asad’s muscled body pressed into his back, and his cock filled in response, rising up to press hard into the wall in front of him.
Asad kissed better than he had ever imagined. Of course, it was his first kiss, so he didn’t have much experience to compare it to. Strange that he had never been kissed when he had been… shutting off the thought, he stiffened when the memories came flooding into his head.
Asad immediately backed off, somehow knowing the small whimper that escaped his mouth was different, that it meant something else. He loosened his hold, keeping his arms around Catan, but allowing him room to escape if he needed it.
“I’m sorry,” he whispered, ashamed that he couldn’t just let go of the fear.
“I’m here, Kitten. I won’t leave you.”
“Promise,” he whispered.
“My word, Catan. You have my word.”
Catan leaned back into the warmth behind him, trusting that Asad wouldn’t let him fall.
Written by Jade Buchanan
Jade’s writing is as eclectic as her reading tastes, with over thirty erotic romance tales currently published. She’s also been known to accept writing challenges from friends and family just to see their reactions. She’s a firm believer that love and romance are universal concepts, no matter a person’s gender identity or sexual orientation. Originally from Northern Ontario, Jade has lived in British Columbia and the Sultanate of Oman in the Middle East. Jade currently lives in Calgary, Alberta, where she’s hard at work on her next story. Jade loves to hear from readers! Send her an email at email@example.com.
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