I DO, OR DYE TRYING
CURL UP AND DYE MYSTERIES SERIES, BOOK 4
AIMEE NICOLE WALKER
PHOTOGRAPHER: Wander Aguiar
COVER ARTIST: Jay Aheer/Simply Defined Art
MODELS: Jacob and Matthew
Newly engaged Josh Roman and Gabe Wyatt know the road to happily ever after won’t be easy, but the two men are certain their biggest challenges are in the rearview mirror. However, life in Blissville is never what it seems and all signs point to dangerous curves ahead. Josh and Gabe refuse to take a detour because everything they've dreamed of is within reach, not even when professional and personal revelations threaten to wreck their plans. It should be the happiest time in their lives, yet neither man can shake the feeling that something sinister waits around the next corner. Buckle your seatbelts and hang on for the ride because Josh and Gabe are committed to saying “I do” or die trying. I Do, or Dye Trying is the fourth book in the Curl Up and Dye Mysteries series. These books need to be read in order as the storyline unravels throughout the series. They contain sexually explicit material and are intended for adults 18 and older.
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I have been reading Gabe and Josh since the very beginning. Following their mysteries and reveling in their suspense. Whether it's romantic suspense or other, it's thoroughly enjoyable. In I Do or Dye Trying we are coming to Josh and Gabe's conclusion in a sense. Though I think the author will be writing about other characters we've been seeing, for all intents and purposes Gabe and Josh are coming full circle. Loose ends are being tied and their future is an adventure waiting to happen.
The banter in this book is probably my favorite part of it all. Josh is the king of snark but Gabe has learned well. I love Gabe and John's back and forth and Adrian's too. The wives rock and Meredith will forever be my queen!
I've read everything Aimee Nicole Walker has ever written and I can say this series is probably my favorite and Josh is the best character she's ever written.
I don't know how Aimee outlined this series but she nailed it. I didn't have questions afterward. Everything made sense and even in the heartbreak, there was sunshine. Namely, Josh. So many amazing things happen for these guys in this from weddings to birds to honeymoons and babies! It's a thrilling ride you have to start at the beginning. When you're done, do it all over again because it's that good!
“Did you have a good run?” Gabe asked without turning away from his task, which was good because he was cooking in his underwear. Sounds hot, right? In fantasies, it sure as hell was, but in reality, it made me shiver, but not in a good way. Bacon grease is very hot and not what you want to be splattered on your bare chest or cock and balls. His designer briefs were thin and offered no real protection from sizzling, popping grease, but they offered me one hell of a view. Oh yeah, my eyes locked on those firm, round ass cheeks and I imagined myself grabbing onto them while he pounded away inside me or even spread apart to receive my cock. “Josh, you’re making my dick hard by staring at my ass.”
I snapped out of my daydream long enough to respond. “Your dick is always hard.” My gaze wandered up the broad expanse of his back to take in the wide shoulders where I often rested my calves while he…
“I can’t help myself and don’t pretend like you didn’t wear that to get this exact reaction from me,” I said, marching over to the coffee pot to pour myself a cup. “Hey, can I have one of those Ninja coffee bar things Sofia raves about in our new house?”
“Who’s Sofia?” Gabe asked.
Just because he was gay didn’t excuse him from not knowing the world’s most beautiful woman. “Gabe, I just don’t know what to do with you sometimes.” I shook my head sadly for emphasis, which he didn’t see because he was still paying close attention to the bacon. And who could blame him with his magic wand and beans so close to the fiery pits of hell? “Sofia Vergara, Gabe. She’s an actress and is married to Joe Man…”
“Oh, her.” I didn’t like his tone, not one bit. It was the same one I’d heard rolling off the lips of every jealous woman in my salon as they cattily tore her down when she and Joe started dating. I thought they were a beautiful couple and I was happy for them. Only people who wanted Joe for themselves sounded bitter.
“Awwww, did she steal your man from you?” I asked mockingly. “Is he your celebrity crush?” Six months ago, the thought of Gabe crushing on a big, muscular guy would’ve sent me into a panic. Not anymore because I was certain of two things: there was nothing wrong with the way I was, and Gabe was crazy in love with me.
“Was,” Gabe confessed sheepishly.
“Awww, you dumped him because of me,” I cooed as I moved closer to him, but not so close that the grease was going to get me. He was cooking his meat on too high of a temperature and endangering my favorite meat in the process.
“It was because he got married. I don’t lust after married people. It just feels wrong.”
I shook my head sadly; it looked like he had further to go than I realized. I had three months to whip him into perfect husband material, which I didn’t think would be too difficult since he was already within striking distance of perfection. “Gabe, as much as I appreciate your honesty, there are times when it doesn’t hurt you to stretch the truth just a tiny bit.”
He whipped his head around to gauge if he’d screwed up. “He got married a year before I met you, Josh. Had I met you first, that would’ve been the reason I gave.” He looked pretty damn smug about his smooth recovery.
“Nicely played,” I told him as I gestured to the frying pan with my hand so that he’d pay attention.
Gabe chuckled and turned his focus back to cooking. “Are you worried I’ll burn down your house or scratch the nonstick surface of your pan?” He held up the tongs that had a silicone coating on the bottom and around the edges. “Your skillet is safe.”
“I was more concerned about your cock and balls getting splattered with hot grease,” I told him. “Take a damn step back or something.”
“You don’t find this sexy?” Gabe asked, sounding a bit pouty.
“Of course, I find it sexy, but that doesn’t mean I want you to risk your safety.”
“I guess it’s a good thing I didn’t cook in the nude,” Gabe grumbled.
“Now that’s just gross,” I told him. “Nobody wants pubes in their food, Gabriel. I adore you naked, but not around my food.”
“You didn’t seem to worry about pubes when you deep-throated my dick covered with whipped cream on vacation,” Gabe said to me.
“That was different,” I said defensively.
“How was that different? Your lips were against my pubes,” he pointed out.
“It was dessert,” I said like that explained it. “No one is going to eat lobster bisque soup off your crotch.”
“Ouch,” Gabe said.
“Yeah, multiply that times a thousand to imagine how bad hot grease would feel,” I told him. The grease popped just then as if fate wanted to emphasize just how right I was about the dangers of frying bacon while scantily clad—no matter how good, or sexy, the intention.
Gabe jumped back and yelled, “Son of a bitch!” Then he looked at me accusingly as if I made it happen. He moved the skillet off the burner and turned to face me fully.
“Son of a bitch! Son of a bitch!” Savage repeated while flapping his wings.
“Just great,” I said. “Savage is going to be saying that nonstop.”
“As if he doesn’t already say worse,” Gabe replied. “I seem to remember him propositioning me for a blow job the first night I was here. You can’t blame me for that one.”
QUESTIONS FOR GABE
Q: How hard is for you to manage the job you do and your relationship?
A: It’s really hard to do sometimes because my job isn’t 9 to 5 work and unsolved cases weigh heavily on my mind. Josh is the most important person in my life and he deserved my complete attention. I think this is a struggle that most people can relate to.
Q: Besides sex and cooking, favorite thing Josh does for you?
A: Physically, I love the way he massages my scalp to ease my tension. My favorite things about Josh, isn’t physical though. What I cherish most is his heart. I worked hard to earn it and I’m keeping it for life.
Q: Favorite dance position from Josh?
A: I don’t know the proper names for these positions, but my favorite is what I call the Splits Spin. The ball of his foot is pressed against the pole and he spins around while doing the splits. His legs look like they stretch for miles.
Q: How did you come up with that proposal?
A: That was great, right? I’m pretty pleased with myself over that one. I wanted to do something big and memorable while minimizing the chance of him saying no. I figured he wouldn’t humiliate me while his show was streaming live and I wasn’t going to allow him to change his mind later.
Q: What position you prefer Josh in?
A: All of them! Come on, I’m a guy! My favorite positions are the ones where I can look into his eyes and see what he’s feeling.
Q: Lights on or off?
A: Both. Sometimes feeling your way in the dark is extremely sexy.
QUESTIONS FOR JOSH
Q: How hard has it been for you to deal with your insecurities? How are you coping with them now?
A: I think that my insecurities will always be inside me. I don’t think we ever really shed them completely. I cope by telling myself that Gabe loves me the way that I am and has proven that to me on multiple occasions. I remind myself that I am the one he chose.
Q: Would you ever open a restaurant with your recipes?
A: No, because I wouldn’t have enough time to dedicate to something like that and I wouldn’t want to put Edson and Emma out of business. That’s just rude. I wouldn’t mind making a cookbook though.
Q: How did you feel about Gabe's proposal?
A: It was the happiest moment of my life. Gabe is my greatest blessing.
Q: When do you think you'll have kids with Gabe?
A: We’d like to be married for a year before we have kids.
Q: Would you like to teach Gabe to pole dance?
A: I would teach him if he’s interested. Pssst, lean closer so he doesn’t hear me. *whispers* I crazy love my man, but he’s not very graceful.
Q: Preferred sexual position?
A: All of them! I do love a slow ride though. I love to watch him come undone beneath me and when he digs his fingers into my flesh.
QUESTIONS FOR BOTH
Q: How hard has it been for you both with planning the wedding and working?
GABE: It’s not been too terrible. Josh made some great connections at Channel Eleven.
JOSH: We had a pretty simple vision and stuck with it. I think the house remodeling has been more stressful than planning the wedding.
Q: Threesome in the future?
GABE: Fuck no!
JOSH: What he said.
Q: Any adoption in the future?
Q: What is your favorite band?
GABE: The Rolling Stones
Q: If you could change only one thing from your past, what would it be?
GABE: I would’ve stopped my brother from going to the store for ice cream.
JOSH: Nothing. My past made me who I am today.
Q: Did you ever imagine that you would find the love of your life?
GABE: I hoped so, but I wasn’t so sure.
JOSH: Honestly? No, I didn’t think it would happen for me.
FAST FIRE FOR BOTH
Coffee or Unicorn Frapuccino?
Beach or Mountains?
Boat or Motorcycle?
Night sex or Morning sex?
JOSH: We’re open 24/7 around here
Flavored lube or Olive oil?
GABE: flavored lube
JOSH: olive oil
Pool or Hot tub?
GABE: Pool then the hot tub
JOSH: I agree
Larger shower or a Jacuzzi tub in the new master bathroom?
GABE: Both. We’re high maintenance.
GABE: apple pie
JOSH: meat loaf
GABE: 1970 Charger
JOSH: My princess
GABE: Yes, my feet.
JOSH: Yes, my ribs
Favorite Body Part on Gabe?
Favorite Body Part of Josh?
I am a wife and mother to three kids, three dogs, and a cat. When I’m not dreaming up stories, I like to lose myself in a good book, cook or bake. I'm a girly tomboy
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