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The Rule of Three
By Kristian Parker

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Village Affairs, Book 1

When a handsome stranger arrives, James and Ed have to make a choice that will change their lives.

James Durkin is happy. He’s landlord of the pub, chair of the parish council and secret lover of his best friend, Ed Cropper. But Ed, tired of living in the shadows, dreams of living openly, something James can’t contemplate.

Then there’s Arthur Whittaker. When the handsome young primary school teacher comes to live in the village, he signals a future that neither James nor Ed ever saw for themselves.

But the small Yorkshire village of Napthwaite is a place that’s resistant to change, meaning the three men must be strong enough to forge their own path…

Will they overcome the odds—and tradition—to find the love they crave, or will their brave new world crumble to nothing under the pressure?

Reader advisory: This book contains instances of homophobia, and references to parental death and on-page drug-taking.

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“I’ll say goodnight then,” James said.

“Thank you for the drinks. I’ll return to staring at the ceiling. I probably should have gone for a jog to tire my body out instead of boozing.”

 In the half-light James looked so handsome. Arthur had really enjoyed his company. He had an innocent quality when one got past the bluster and bravado.

“You could always come upstairs and tire your body out.”

A bad idea on so many levels, but he’d been away for six months and had thrown himself into getting a new job. He deserved a bit of fun.

“Sounds like a plan to me.”

James opened a door that led up more stairs to a big split-level attic room almost as big as the whole pub. He went to turn the light on, but Arthur took his hand.

“No need.”

The moon shone in through the massive windows at one end. Arthur didn’t let go of his hand and entwined his fingers around James’, pulling his hand down to the small of his back.

James kissed him. The months of struggling with temptation and realising he had a problem with drugs seemed to wash away as Arthur focused on this kiss. James seemed hesitant too. They were standing on the edge of the diving board and just needed that one gentle push to dive in. Arthur ran his other hand up to James’ broad shoulders and drew him closer, intensifying the contact. Arthur flicked his tongue into James’ mouth and his cock sprang to life.

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About the Author:

I have written for as long as I could write. In fact, before, when I would dictate to my auntie. I love to read, and I love to create worlds and characters.

I live in the English countryside. When I’m not writing, I like to get out there and think through the next scenario I’m going to throw my characters into.

Inspiration can be found anywhere, on a train, in a restaurant or in an office. I am always in search of the next character to find love in one of my stories. In a world of apps and online dating, it is important to remember love can be found when you least expect it.

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