(BTW, don't get too attached to this cover. I think we may be changing it some.)
Just a bit of back ground for you on this. Marcus is the hero of the book. Lori is the heroine. Malcolm is a doctor and Marcus's brother and Brooklyn is his assistant. They've just put 127 stitches into Marcus's back and he has a slight issue with tolerance to drugs...i.e. he gets higher than a kite. The following (unedited) scene is the result:
She really was beautiful even with that frown on her face. Maybe he needed to cheer her up by finishing what they’d started at the waterfall. But, whoa, wait just a minute. He frowned down at the front of his pants where there was a definite lack of interest going on. What the hell? He’d been half hard ever since Lori fell into his arms at the bridge.
His mortified gaze met Malcolm’s. Malcolm was immediately worried about his distress. “What’s wrong?”
He waved Malcolm over to him and then turned them away from the girls for a guy pow-wow. “Mal, I don’t have an erection,” he whispered urgently, but it must not have been quiet enough because he heard Brooklyn snicker.
Malcolm frowned at him confused. “Um, okay? I wouldn’t really expect you to have one right now.”
He didn’t understand. This was serious. “No, I always have one when Lori is around.”
This time Brooklyn didn’t even try to quiet her loud laugh and he heard her mumble, “This is so unfair that this falls under patient confidentiality.”
He turned to scowl at her, but was distracted by Lori’s sweet indulgent smile. She was so beautiful. He looked down. Again…nothing. He turned a desperate look to Malcolm to find him grinning like this was funny, too. That shit was not acceptable. “You think this is funny?” he asked incredulously.
“Well, maybe a little, but Marcus, you’re fine. It’s just the medicine. It’s deadened your nerves. All of them. Don’t worry. It will be back.”
He turned back to Lori and gave her thumbs up. “Did you hear that, Baby? I’ll be fine.”
He could see the corners of her mouth quirking up like she was fighting a smile. “I never had any doubt about it.”
He turned back to Malcolm and grinned. “She was impressed by my big sword.”
If all goes as planned, this book will be releasing in November sometime. Here's the Goodreads link for it.