The City Hall
#1: Staking His Claim
I told him to leave. He told me I was his….
Jaxson Bell has one goal: advancing his career by any means possible. Sleeping with men to further his aspirations isn’t uncommon for Jaxson, and his next target is obvious—the deputy mayor. Flirting with Vane is easy because he’s handsome, charming, confident, and knows exactly what Jaxson wants. It’s effortless to make a deal with Vane, who’s more than happy to exchange sex for a job at city hall. What Jaxson doesn’t expect is the very unusual kink Vane obsesses over. The oddness should be a deal breaker, but it only has Jaxson more interested.
The Deputy Mayor
Vane Elwood knows exactly what Jaxson wants the moment he approaches him because, at heart, he’s the same kind of ruthless man. He loves sex, and if he can get it free for the simple exchange of a job, he will. Vane anticipates a hasty exit from Jaxson as soon as he discovers Vane’s secret kink. To his surprise, Jaxson not only sticks around but seems to be excited.
The Right Kind of Dirty
Their relationship is meant to be purely physical, but as feelings grow, Vane and Jaxson will have to decide what to do. Vane has a reputation to uphold, and Jaxson has never had a relationship. If news gets out that the deputy mayor is sleeping with his new assistant, their careers could implode. They’ll need to use every trick in the book to keep each other.
Jean-Paul “JP” Dubois, assistant to the deputy mayor, was given the task of pushing Max Kalinski to the breaking point. The end game: get Max to quit working at city hall. The simple assignment turns into something deeper when JP learns Max is different than everyone assumed. He’s a complex man who has been taught all the wrong lessons—not simply a spoiled brat. JP knows he shouldn’t be the one to do it, but Max is in need of a strong man to help him right his wrongs.
Friendless and virginity sadly intact, Max is ready to find his place in the sun—even if he has to steal it. After he takes an attempt at blackmail too far, he feels guilty for how he acted toward the deputy mayor. When Max is left with no choice except to move in with JP temporarily, he learns his supervisor isn’t what he’d imagined. An unexplored yearning inside of Max comes out to play, and he wants nothing more than for JP to be the firm hand that guides him. JP accepts Max’s quirks, including his undiagnosed OCD, and brings out the best parts of him.
All the Wrong Decisions
Their work life puts a damper on what could be. JP knows they can’t be together, and his loyalty lies with his boss. Finding Max another Daddy is the logical decision. The problem? Max only wants JP. As they deny what they really need, both men must get through their nine-to-five hours as though they don’t burn for each other, but at what personal cost?
An Ex-Mayor Looking for a Second Chance
Ross Midberry lost it all in a moment of passion: his job, reputation, and freedom. Prison is no picnic. He doesn’t expect Stormy—a professional he’s fond of—to be his savior. Stormy gives Ross a home after his incarceration and encourages him to move on from his mistakes, while also giving him something he doesn’t know he needs—dominance.
A Professional Finds His Houseboy
Lane Kennedy, also known as Stormy in his career life, has always searched for adventure. Being a Courtesan gives him new and exciting challenges every day. He never planned to want a relationship, until the moment he was caught with Ross in a stairwell at city hall. Now his priorities have changed. He wants to take care of Ross, and in the process, unexpectedly finds himself a houseboy.
A World Filled with Expectations
The media still wants a piece of Ross, while all his friends and family keep their distance. No one wants to hire him, and he’s waiting for Lane to realize he’s now a nobody. But Lane isn’t going anywhere. He has discovered a contentment he didn’t anticipate. Together they must find a new path in a world filled with people who want their pound of flesh from a disgraced mayor.