Impacted is the first book in the Bay Area Professional Series. It was my second novel published with Dreamspinner Press in 2009. I remember how excited I was to find the perfect cover for this story. I still love it after all this time.
Bay Area Professionals
On his way home from vacation, Scott Gregory, a closeted sub, hooks up with the gorgeous Red, a flamboyant Dom, for a thrilling one-off at a BDSM bar. They part ways after a satisfying scene... but meet again when Robin Kennedy—Red—arrives at his new job as a dental hygienist and discovers one of his two bosses is Scott.
Robin and Scott embark on a journey of exploration into their kinkier sides and discover they're more than compatible—they're a perfect match. But keeping employer/employee and Dom/sub separate at the office presents difficulties, and to make matters even more complicated, the owner of the dental practice is an acknowledged homophobe.
They fall in love, but Robin chafes at all the secrecy, refusing to live in the shadows. Scott isn't as brave; he's desperate to protect his job and his future. Will they be able to find some middle ground... or will their entire relationship fall apart because of fear?
Scott entered a small room with a desk and a filing cabinet, and he waited for Robin to walk through the door and stand before his desk, looking down at him with a bemused look on his face.
“Close the door, please.”
Robin pushed the door shut and said, “Dude, I had no idea!” He waited for Scott’s reaction, convinced he’d be fired on the spot.
“Hey, relax will you? I’m trying to process this as well. Have a seat.”
Robin sat on the edge of the seat, waiting for the ax to drop. He stared at his employer, who looked beautiful in his doctor’s gown, almost as gorgeous as he looked naked and begging. Robin rubbed his face and a small groan escaped his lips.
Scott started to chuckle, the laughter bubbling out of him as he thought about their situation. Robin looked surprised, but he started to smile as well, finally giving in to the hilarity of it all, and the sounds of their voices reverberated in the small office. They laughed so hard tears rolled down their cheeks. “What are the fucking odds that this would happen?” Scott paused in the middle of it all, trying to get it together.
“It’s pretty unbelievable, isn’t it?” Robin replied, wiping his eyes with the back of his hands.
“I thought your name was Red?”
“It’s my nickname. Does Morris even know that you’re gay?”
“And a pain slut.” Robin grinned.
“Why are you in this practice?”
“It’s a long story… one I’d rather get into over dinner. You want to meet tonight?”
“Ya think? Do you have any idea how many times I’ve jerked off with a vision of you handcuffed and begging?”
“God,” Scott moaned, running his hand through his hair. “Stop it, or I’ll disgrace myself and, we’ll both get fired.”
“Sorry,” Robin replied. “Or not.”
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