Last week we saw an excerpt that summed up Michael, so let’s go ahead and do Nunzio Medici as well:
The crush of people in the car intensified, and Nunzio moved closer until we were squished against the door. He didn’t hesitate to align our bodies until we were chest to chest, his mouth brushing my ear. I let him lean into me and didn’t pull away like I normally did when he showed these public displays of affection.
Nunzio was oblivious to the curious stares his touchy-feely nature garnered, but homophobes were generally reluctant to mess with two guys over six feet, no matter how much he cuddled me. And I couldn’t deny that I’d missed it.
“I wish I’d been here with you,” he said. “I shouldn’t have gone.”
“I wouldn’t have let you stay.”
“Like you could have stopped me?”
Nunzio is a Queens-born Italian American who refuses to show the lingering battle scars from his rough-and-tumble childhood. He won’t change for anyone and rarely bites his tongue, but he’s also one of the most affectionate characters I’ve ever written. Nunzio doesn’t take crap from anybody but when he loves, he loves hard. And he isn’t shy about showing it.
If I had to describe Nunzio in three ways it would be fiercely loyal, charming, and he’s a very… ardent lover (he’s also an ENFJ personality type).
Nunzio is the friend who would be there for you no matter what.
By the time I stopped talking my voice had a ragged edge and Nunzio was rubbing my back, his strong hand an anchor that kept me from sliding off the barstool and succumbing to weariness and resignation. I wished I’d just waited for Nunzio in his apartment where I could bask in his affection without an audience.
The devilish charmer every dude would be jealous of if he wasn’t so damn likeable.
Nunzio’s smile was infectious, and he couldn’t stop himself from casually touching people when he talked, not that anyone ever minded.
He’d always been the charming one of our duo. The one who could get an allegedly straight frat boy to drop his pants with no more than a suggestive comment and a raised brow. It was a talent that had kept him away from long-term relationships for most of our adult life.
And the kind of guy who could potentially get you off just by talking dirty.
“Just have fun with me. No one’s gonna know.”
“It’s not that.” I swallowed again, and my eyes slid shut when he dove in, mouth attacking my throat and sucking on the bobbing lump of my Adam’s apple. “Jesus Christ, Nunzio. What’s with you?”
His tongue dragged along the rough stubble on my throat. “Just really horny, and you’re right here. And I haven’t stopped thinking about stretching that ass out since July.”
Nunzio gives 200% of himself when it comes to his career and his relationships but unfortunately for him that sometimes backfires. Although he can come off as devil-may-care and even arrogant, Nunzio is sensitive. His feelings get hurt easily and when they do, he won’t hesitate to let you know that you’re the one causing him pain.
He walked out of his parents’ lives when they refused to accept who he is, so he’s very cautious with the remaining people he cares about. Especially Michael. It takes a lot for Nunzio to give up and walk away from someone, but if he feels he is being taken for granted… Well, it may get to that point.
You’ll learn more about Nunzio when SUTPHIN BOULEVARD is released on July 31. You can pre-order now, and don’t forget to enter the big-ass SB giveaway! There’s 2 days left, and you have the chance to win a teacher survival pack, a signed paperback, and exclusive SB merch.