Hey, Joe by KC Kendricks


A vignette of contemporary gay romance

New York City detective Joe Hamilton lives a double life as an undercover operative. When a case takes an unexpected turn, Joe finds himself separated from his partner. He scribbles a cryptic message in a birthday card and drops it in the mailbox. 

Riley O’Shea kissed his partner goodbye at the beginning of a normal day only to have Joe disappear without a word. Riley’s worried but after a greeting card arrives with a date and flight number inside, Riley claims the ticket and boards a plane to Chicago. It’s the only way to get the answers he needs – and lots of reunion sex. 


“Riley.” He tapped my hip. “Riley?”

I groaned and made an attempt to slide to the side and get off him. He aided my effort by giving me a shove. I snickered at him.

“That’s payback, isn’t it?”

Joe was panting like a dog but he managed to speak. 

“I recall you said, and I quote, ‘Get the fuck off me now’ just before you unwisely flipped me to the floor.”

I stroked his cheek with my knuckles. “I helped you up.”

He smiled as a streak of sunlight fell across the bed. His beautiful blue eyes sparkled as he gazed at me. 

“I’ve missed you, Riley. I’m so sorry--”

“Shh. Don’t you think that after all these years I know?”

His eyes glistened. “But it was a shitty thing to do to the guy I’m in love with.”

I wish he didn’t feel so guilty about it. I knew twelve years ago that sometimes his job would get in the way. I tilted my head and kissed him. He held me tighter as he returned the kiss. I pulled away and planted a wet smooch on his cheek. I needed to get to the bathroom and tidy-up my boy bits.

“C’mon, Joe. Let’s hit the shower.”

“Go start the water. I’m going to order dinner. Steak or seafood?”

We were in a ritzy hotel ordering room service and he had to ask?

“Get surf ‘n turf for two. And a bottle of wine. And dessert.”

Joe rolled over and reached for the house phone. I didn’t wait to hear his conversation. I headed for the bathroom. A plane ride followed by hot, sweaty sex had me relishing the notion of a nice long shower with Joe washing my back. 

I stepped into the bathroom and stopped in my tracks. Shower my ass. We needed to go swimming in the huge tub. Joe came up behind me and rested his chin on my shoulder. He squeezed my right buttock. 

“I asked for dinner to be brought up at seven. We have plenty of time for water sports after we eat.” 

I had a vision of us floating in the tub, each holding a half-full wine glass, as the gas fireplace sent shadows dancing on the ceiling. 

“As long as we keep our heads above water, big guy.”

He laughed and brushed past me to step behind the privacy wall. I set a stack of towels beside the shower and started the water. Within minutes Joe joined me and got busy washing each other. 

We enjoyed showering together and I’d missed his hands on me. We lathered each other, rinsed and then did it over again far more times than hygienically necessary. It was heavenly to feel his slippery skin under my fingertips while his soap-slicked hands caressed every inch of me. I watched the streaming water sluice the suds off his body in fascinating rivers as his contented sighs echoed softly off the expensive tiles. For these few moments, the world outside ceased to exist. There were only Joe and me. 


Joe’s eyes glittered in the dim light of the interior of the limo. “Let me give you something that will help you understand.”

He slid his soft lips down over my stiff dick. The searing heat of his mouth ripped a moan from me. Jolt after wonderful jolt of arousal swept me up into a sparkling darkness as his lips and hand worked in unison. My balls tingled and tightened – and my fiend of a lover stopped. I howled my frustration.

“Don’t leave me hanging!”

“We’re at the hotel.”

“What? Where?” I didn’t have enough blood in my brain to process what he was saying.

“Riley, pull up your jeans so we can get out of the car.”

There was a discreet tap on the car window. I yanked my pants into place and ran my fingers through my hair. It probably didn’t do any good. Joe tapped on the window and the door opened. He grabbed my bag and climbed out. Once on his feet, Joe held his hand out to me.

“C’mon. Archie will be back tomorrow to get us.”

I shook the hand a grinning Archie offered me. “Did you get this thing out of the impound yard?”

He winked at me. Of course, he was gay, and he knew exactly what we were doing in the back while he drove.

“Yep. Joe wanted a nice ride for you, and I had the keys.”

It was permission I worried about, but why shake that tree? I glanced around the parking garage. We were obviously underground which brought the uncomfortable awareness of how cautious Joe needed to be. He slipped his arm around my waist and guided me toward the elevator.

“You’ve got that look on your face, Riley. And it’s not the one that suggests you’ll give me some head in the elevator.”

“Get a grip on yourself, Joe.”

He chuckled as we stepped into the lift. I was closest to the control pad and he told me to push eighteen.

Huh. One floor below the penthouse. I didn’t want to know how much this night would cost. It was worth any price.

The elevator doors closed, and quick as lightning Joe pinned me in the corner beneath the camera. I was sure the fisheye lens could still record us, but I didn’t care. Let the security personnel be amused or disgusted. Joe was kissing me and nothing else mattered. I levered forward and spun him around and I thrust my tongue deep into his mouth. 

His silky tongue slid over mine. The arousal that had banked down to a low simmer in my groin flashed hot and spread…



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