Alexander – I like to imagine myself a rebel – an ass-kicker that takes what he wants regardless of what others think. I make my own path and flip off the people who don’t agree. I laugh in the face of conflict. Nobody tells me what to do.
In reality, everything about me is a lie – past, present, and future. The Bryant name requires certain things and all my decisions are based on those requirements. I like football, but the family name demands I love it. I want to be an artist, but the family name demands I be a lawyer. The family demands I fall in love with a nice girl, but I’m falling for, well, the opposite of nice AND girl. I’m a coward and a liar.
Lincoln – I like to imagine myself a loner – a cold heartless bastard that takes what he wants. I lived the biggest part of my life with parents that were ashamed of me for more reasons that one could begin to count, so I trust no one.
I have a low tolerance for bullshit and hate liars.
So why did I go and fall in love with the biggest liar of them all?
Alexander, I really did feel for. I am sure he knew he was gay, but his family was well known and wealthy, so he had to make sure he was projecting the right image. Even as you start reading, Alexander knows exactly what he is doing, and the path he is meant to follow - although it is not what he wanted to do.
Lincoln comes across as a someone who has never been in love, and has no desire to ever be in love. He is happy with his life as it is - or is he?? He is quite the complicated guy, and the more you read, the more you realise there is a warm caring man inside somewhere, but he has been hidden deep.
Alexander and Lincoln meet when Alexander and his friends go to the club that Lincoln owns. This isn't really where Alexander wants to be, as t is a BDSM club, but his best friend Tank wants to go there, so against his better judgement he goes with him.
Lincoln is drawn to Alexander as soon as he sees him, but decides to have some fun at Alexander's expense - but this soon backfires on Lincoln, as rather than run away from Lincoln, Alexander takes everything that Lincoln throws at him.
Alexander is so shocked by his feelings after completing a scene with Lincoln, and I think it scared him too, how relaxed and at ease he was feeling afterwards. It was a lot for Alexander to think about and also what would happen if anyone found out about this side of his life.
I am also sure Lincoln was shocked by his feelings for Alexander, and he guards his heart quite fiercely, but somehow Alexander manages to break down the barriers, and when Lincoln confesses his feelings, Alexander is shocked speechless, but this is not how Lincoln sees things - he straight away assumes that Alexander has been lying to him about this true feelings.
Is this the end of Alexander and Lincoln?