Not All Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks by Rebecca Cohen
Mark hopes his boredom with his current job will be alleviated by a short stint in Basel, Switzerland. When he meets Steffen, who struck out on his own from an old-money family to establish an IT firm, Mark expects some fun, great sex, and a clean break when his job is done. The arrangement is perfect for Steffen, who has been content with casual after a betrayal—and has a taste for British men after attending university in the UK. But as they explore the city’s rich history and traditions, Mark begins to see Steffen as much more than a tour guide with benefits. If he isn’t careful, the trip meant to break the lull in his career might end up breaking his heart instead….
World of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the globe.
Teaser: His phone buzzed in his pocket, alerting him to a new text. Dumping his meager supplies on the counter in the kitchenette, he fished out his phone. He didn’t recognize the number but tapped the screen and opened the message.
I realized I had not given you my number, so it took me some time to acquire yours. I hope you have not changed your mind.
Steffen. A rush of desire flooded him, and Mark grinned as he reread the message. For someone so busy at work, and supposedly able to easily dismiss any concern if Mark were to change his mind, Steffen had gone to a lot of trouble to track down his number. A little teasing was the order of the day.
Who is this?
The reply came in seconds:
Maybe it is I who should reconsider if you have so many offers to fuck you that you do not know who this is.
Aw, Steffen, don’t you like competition?
Be at mine tomorrow for 8pm—I will make you forget that there could be competition to rival my skills. If you are lucky, you might remember your own name. St Alban Rheinweg, 155
Mark was hard at the thought. Fuck. He couldn’t believe he wanted Steffen so badly. Only a few days ago he hadn’t even met the guy, but now he had the feeling he’d be the one begging.
I suppose I can clear my busy diary. You promised to feed me too.
That I did. Until tomorrow. S.
Bio and Links:
Rebecca Cohen is a Brit abroad. Having swapped the Thames for the Rhine, she has left London behind and now lives with her husband and baby son in Basel, Switzerland. She can often be found with a pen in one hand and a cup of Darjeeling in the other.
Blog: Twitter: Facebook: DSP author page : Amazon author page