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A Dashwood Of Sense And Sensibility
By Anyta Sunday
Love, Austen (Book 6)
Two Dashwood brothers. Two dashing romances.
Sensible, reasonable, responsible.
Noah Dashwood is the practical type. Now the beloved family home’s been sold to settle their father’s debts, Noah’s number one priority is finding a new place to live for himself and his brother. But the old house’s last gift to him is completely unexpected: Wade Ferrars, literally walking over broken glass to shake his hand, sexy and lovely and everything a guy could dream of. He even makes Noah . . . believe in romance.
Except . . .
Why so hot and cold?
What is he hiding?
Idealistic, energetic, spontaneous.
Oh God. Disaster. No money, no home, no man . . . Zach Dashwood should really, like, get a steady paying job. Help his brother out. Ohhh, maybe Ask Austen Studios has room for a talented musician? Maybe he should just nip in there . . .
This guy with terrible tie-taste is really something. Working on a Sunday, poor thing. Okay, they should hang out, maybe he’ll put in a good word with the boss—
Oh, he is the boss.
The clever, funny, decent, well-earning, sexy boss.
Well that’s . . .
Why has this guy not been snapped up yet? New mission!
Two very different brothers. Both in for a surprise.
A modern gay retelling of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility
It was fine. He was fine. He would be fine.
Such was life.
He’d drink these untouched cups of tea, square his shoulders, and move on.
A . . . a book would help.
Ink blurred and sharpened at one passage.
She was stronger alone, and her own good sense so well supported her, that her firmness was as unshaken, her appearance of cheerfulness as invariable, as with regrets so poignant and so fresh, it was possible for them to be.
This. Noah would be this, too.
He snapped the book shut. There was cleaning to be done, bedclothes to change.
The doorbell again.
Noah finished the last pillow, stomach swirling. He knew it wouldn’t be Wade this time, it couldn’t be. Yet until he turned the knob and Brandon smiled at him, he’d hoped.
“Brandon. Everything okay?”
Brandon glanced at the pot in his hand. “Soup, in case you were hungry. I’ll set it on the stove.”
Noah moved aside to let Brandon pass.
“Zach asked me pick some things up for him. Dry clothes, mostly. Noah, are you okay?”
Hurriedly, Noah blinked the sting from his eyes. He settled against the counter and rubbed his short beard, chuckling. “Thank you for the soup. Glad you found Zach.”
“He was worried about you, too, Noah. I had to stop him from charging over here earlier. You looked . . . preoccupied.”
“I . . . I . . .”
“Do you want to talk about it?”
From behind him, a sneeze, followed by Zach—in a bizarre grey costume—stumbling into the room. “Talk about what?”
Brandon pressed his lips together. “I told you to rest. I’ll bring everything.”
“You’d have to go through my underwear drawer and there are . . . things. I’ll do it.” His brother had never looked so flushed in his life. Actually, he seemed . . . fevered.
Noah moved over to him and felt his forehead. Warm. And Zach was shivering. “You’re coming down with something.”
Zach brushed his hand away and brotherly eyes narrowed on him. “What do you have to talk about? Why are you so pale?” Zach herded him toward the table, and Brandon pulled out a chair.
Noah sank into it. “I’m fine. Just—”
Zach dropped to his knees and looked right into Noah’s eyes. “I know you can deflect anything, but—”
“Deflect anything?” Noah laughed hollowly. “I don’t know where you get the idea that I’m made of steel.” His voice tightened, and he looked away. “You have no idea . . . Luc is in love with Wade and wants him back. I’ve known for days that eventually Wade would choose his ex. His best friend. Just because I don’t go running off through the rain, doesn’t mean . . .”
Noah looked his shocked brother in the eye and fisted his chest. “Doesn’t mean I don’t feel rejection. My heart breaks too, you know.”
Zach blinked. A thin sweat was emerging on his skin. He needed to rest. Didn’t need this on him too.
Noah couldn’t muster the effort to tell him that.
Brandon left the kitchen quietly. Zach didn’t once look at him go, but the way he shifted . . . He’d been aware of him there. He was embarrassed, perhaps, at Noah calling him out like this.
Zach’s hands found Noah’s thighs and rubbed. His throat jutted. His voice came out hoarse, a whisper, “I’m sorry, Noah. I’ve been a dick. I never should have said that. It doesn’t even make sense. No, wait, lemme explain. There’s lots of different loves out there, right? But there’s a core to them. This excruciatingly beautiful trust and feeling of worth, being wanted. You showed me that first. You’ve always given me everything, even when I never deserved it. You love deepest of all.” Zach didn’t stop rubbing his legs. “Your heart must be weeping right now.”
Noah stood, pulled Zach to his feet, and wrapped him into a hug.
“I hate Luc. I’ll hate Wade too, if you want?”
Noah squeezed. “I don’t hate anyone.”
Noah’s pocket vibrated between them, three, four times. Like it had just received connection and all his messages came through at once.
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About the Author:
I’m a big, BIG fan of slow-burn romances. I love to read and write stories with characters who slowly fall in love.
Some of my favorite tropes to read and write are: Enemies to Lovers, Friends to Lovers, Clueless Guys, Bisexual, Pansexual, Demisexual, Oblivious MCs, Everyone (Else) Can See It, Slow Burn, Love Has No Boundaries.
I write a variety of stories, Contemporary MM Romances with a good dollop of emotion, Contemporary lighthearted MM Romances, and even a splash of fantasy.
My books have been translated into German, Italian, French, Spanish, and Thai.
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