Meet Mr Devereaux, Rick's PE and French teacher who Rick can't stop thinking about. To complicate matters even more, Mr Devereaux is married to the principal of the same school.
As Rick comes to terms with being a young homosexual man, he fantasises about what it would be like to be with an older man. After sneaking into his teacher's office and almost getting caught out, Rick realises that his fantasies and urges are beginning to take over his life.
One night, at dinner, Rick's father comes home and reveals some news that sends shockwaves through Rick. His father has just received a promotion at work and has been offered to relocate to London, England for one year, with all expenses paid.
Moving to London would mean that Rick would be away from his friends and Mr Devereaux and ultimately, he tries to convince his father to allow him to stay in Australia and live with relatives while he and his mother move to London. His father refuses, leaving Rick no choice but to pack up his life and go with them.
When they arrive in London things are far from easy for Rick. After finally settling into a new English school, Rick makes some new friends including Nate, who is openly gay.
Together Nate and his friends convince Rick to go to a local bar. There he meets Jared, the owner of the bar, who is drop dead gorgeous, gay and he happens to be an older man.
Rick starts spending a lot of time at the bar on weekends with his new friends, and soon, sparks fly between Jared and Rick.
With Mr Devereaux on the other side of the world, Rick has finally found another older man who happens to be gay, but is he the older man that he wants?
Rick's temporary life in London is cut short when he suddenly becomes seriously ill and must return to Australia to make a full recovery before he can return back to school. However, it takes Rick longer than anticipated to recover from his illness and unfortunately, having missed out on too much school, he must repeat the school year when he fully recovers, making him the oldest student in his class.
Will Rick finally have a chance with Mr Devereaux?
Temptation is the second book in The Obsession Series, and a prequel to Obsession.
Rick has a High School crush, but there’s just one problem, his crush is on his French PE teacher. His PE teacher happens to be married to Rick’s English teacher who is also the school principal.
Unaware of Rick’s obsession, his mother and father pressure Rick to succeed and do well in school during his VCE and urge him to improve his grades.
At school, Rick’s classmates start to get suspicious about his behaviour around their teacher.
After living in London, England for a year with his parents, Rick has a blast from the past that comes back to haunt him and he becomes so obsessed with his teacher that his urges begin to take control.
Rick starts to distance himself from his friends and family and he starts lying to them to cover his obsession.
In a surprising twist, Rick’s life is changed forever.
Will Rick do the unthinkable to get what he wants?
Obsession is told through the eyes of an 18 year old High School student.
Now in London Rick sets his sights on Hugh, his fathers driver. I loved Nate his new high school friend and he would make an amazing boyfriend for Rick but he is only attracted to older men. Rick meets the older and sexy Jared at a bar and he could not avoid the temptation of being with this man and Jared falls equally hard for Rick. Things start to settle down for Rick as he is enjoying his new life in London and Jared. When a sudden illness forces Rick to leave England is when his life gets turned upside down again. Will he survive the illness, will he start things up with Mr. Devereaux? What will happen to Nate and Jared?
I enjoyed the writing of this author and how he makes you feel about life. I absolutely love the gay coming of age stories with characters growing with the self discovery of who they are and how to accept their sexuality and what it all means. It was so much fun reading about what most gay teenagers have to deal with in growing up and how quite different it than straight teenagers. This author developed the characters and story so brilliantly. I recommend this coming of age story...Temptation by Steve Genis to anyone who loves reading about love, acceptance, hot gay sex, drama and beautifully written characters!
‘What’s your first name, Sir?’ I asked.He looked at me and smiled.‘It’s Jacques,’ he said in that accent of his.‘Jacques,’ I repeated.‘I hope you don't mind me asking sir, but do you have any children?’
‘Well, there is nothing for me back in London so I thought maybe I’d start a new life here in Australia, you know, make a fresh start and all that jazz.’My heartbeat was racing, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. ‘Are you serious?’ I asked him, horrified.‘Yes.’‘Jared you’re a fucking idiot.’ That's all I could say.‘Excuse me?’ he replied, completely flabbergasted.‘Sorry, but you are, you gave up a perfectly good life in London for what? Why, Jared, why would you do something like that?’
‘What ze fuck are you doing, Rick?’ he asked me, obviously shocked.‘I’m sorry, I really am. I don’t know what came over me,’ I said as I leant forward and kissed him again.
‘I’ve been wanting to this body for the past five years and now I finally get the chance.’ I started sucking again.‘You know you were right about one zing.’‘What’s that?’‘You definitely can give a better blow job ‘zan my wife,’ he said as I placed his cock in my mouth and started sucking again. ‘Now I know what you’ve really been doing all ‘zose times you missed class,’ he continued.
‘Hey Kyle,’ I heard one of them ask. It was Josh’s voice,‘Yeah?’ replied Kyle.‘Do you reckon Rick’s gay?’I froze as I sat there with my pants still down to my ankles listening to what they were saying. I suddenly looked down and realised I had left my bag on the seat outside. My heart sunk.‘What?’ I heard Kyle reply. ‘Why would you say something like that?’‘Well, just something I saw the other day at camp, that’s all,’ Josh said, as the two of them continued to urinate at the urinal.‘What did you see?’‘Well, while we were all in the main hall playing pool, I walked outside to go and use the toilets. I looked over and saw, Rick looking through the door to the bathroom in the cabin.’‘So?’ Kyle replied as I heard him zip up his pants and flush the urinal.‘He had his pants down to his ankles and he was jerking off.’ Josh finished and he, too, zipped up his pants and flushed the urinal.
After writing my Autobiography One Step Further I had an idea for a story and set out on a difficult and daunting task to write my first novel Obsession which is part of the Obsession Series. I am currently in the process of writing the next 2 books in the trilogy Temptation (a prequel to Obsession) and the final installment Resignation.
In the very little spare time that I do have, when I am not writing, I work a regular Full Time job in retail. I'm also a Personal Trainer and motivational speaker, helping others reach their weight loss goals and defeat their personal and difficult struggles. I come from a European background and I am the oldest of three brothers.