The Cautious Valentine

A Wingspan Short Story

by April Kelley

The Cautious Valentine - April Kelley - Wingspan
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ISBN: B06W54ZT57
Pages: 45

Anthony ‘Grunge’ Hartmann always wanted a mate, he just never thought his mate would call the cops on him.

Cooper Mahran doesn’t make the same mistake twice, and for that reason, he’s learned to be suspicious of everyone, not trusting them until they’ve earned it.  After all, he judged someone wrong before, and he got hurt because of it. Grunge has a lot to prove as far as Cooper’s concerned and he has no problems letting him know just how to do that.

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The most beautiful man he had ever seen in his entire life stood there, staring expectantly at the door. His hair was cut short in the back and was longer on top, although he slicked it back from his face in an artfully messy way. He also had a beard that looked soft. The man had wide shoulders and a slim waist that had Cooper fantasizing about wrapping his arms around him.

Sex stood on his doorstep. That was the only real way to put it. The fact became even more apparent when Cooper’s dick got hard in his pants. He adjusted himself and then willed the man to turn around so he could get a good look at his ass.

It never happened.


Instead, the man turned towards him as if he heard Cooper make a noise or something. Cooper never moved other than to adjust his cock, though. Not even a shifter who had excellent hearing could have heard that.

Chances were high the man on his stoop was some species of shifter, considering Wingspan was a dragon shifter town and everyone who knew about shifters knew it.

It had to be instincts that had the man turning in his direction.

Cooper quickly shut the curtains when their eyes met. He sucked in a breath and fought the urge to go to the front door and let the man inside. He wanted to, but Cooper had learned the hard way not to trust anyone until they had earned it.

Cooper heard the pounding on the door again. The stranger hit the wood with his knuckles harder the second time around. His persistence scared the crap out of Cooper, so much so that he walked back into the kitchen and picked up his cell phone off the table almost on autopilot.

He dialed the number of the local sheriff from memory.


About the Author

April Kelley is an author of LGBT Romance. Her works include The Journey of Jimini Renn, which was a Rainbow Awards finalist, Whispers of Home, the Saint Lakes series, and over thirty more.

Living in Southwest Michigan, April resides with her husband and two kids. She has been an avid reader for several years. Ever since she wrote her first story at the age of ten, the characters in her head still won't stop telling their stories. If April isn't reading or writing, she can be found outside playing with the animals or taking a long walk in the woods.