Greetings! Welcome to Rawiya’s. Recall the break that i was supposed to be taking? Yeah well, that’s gone! I have a deadline to finish 2 stories by June 1. One is Sugar Daddy the final book of the Something New on the Menu series.
Here is the makeshift blurb:
Matthew Davidson wants a MAN! The setting shifts away from the America’s to Britain where Matthew and his childhood friend, Devon Peartly attend a cooking school to gain experience as chefs. The young man wants a partner so badly, he decides he’ll try an online dating service in hopes of finding a black man that can take care of him and satisfy him romantically.
While searching through the profiles he finds one he really would like to know but the user asks for black and Latino’s only. Matthew is put off by this but proceeds anyway and decides to use his friend Devon’s picture since he is black and he doesn’t expect the two of them to meet or connect quickly.
That user is lawyer, Antwon Bantu who is in a “convenient” marriage and is seeking a younger partner so he can finally divorce his wife and have someone to carry on his last name. The transplanted South African only requests blacks and Latinos because he feels no one else would be interested. He couldn’t be more wrong.
After several online and phone conversations, Antwon would like to meet his new friend and now Matthew must figure out how he will explain his lie to Antwon without losing him because he thinks he’s the perfect Sugar Daddy.
Based on the short in the Who’s Your Daddy anthology from STARbooks press. Certain details have been changed to fit this collection.
Here is an unedited excerpt!
Matthew grabbed a candy bar from his shirt pocket. “For once,” he took a bite. “They did not but, I was ready with an excuse if they did though.”
“Oh yeah, what was that?” Peartley slid to the floor, pulling on Matthew’s pants leg to come down with him.
Matthew did as he asked. “I would’ve told them you were being tutored,” he laughed, “Which, for the most part, would’ve been true.”
“Yeah, I definitely was. He showed me a lot of new tricks. I loved every minute of it.” He looked straight ahead, licking his lips.
“Uh huh.” Matthew finished the candy. “At least one of us is enjoying life.”
“Hey, I told you to lower your bar a little bit. You might not be able to find a man that wants to take care of you and be a good lover.”
“Yes I will. I’m just not looking in the right places.” Matthew stomped his foot. “He’s out there somewhere, Devon. He’s gotta be.”
Devon rolled his eyes. “You’re dreamin’, babe. Lower your standards a little or look forward to a life of loneliness.” He looked at his phone. “Shit. Time for Professor Vincent’s class.” He jumped up, dusting himself off.”
Matthew sighed, “Lemme ask you. Has class ever been hard to concentrate on knowin’ that you’re bangin’ the teacher?”
“Yep, but he’s a professional and you know me; I got a great poker face.”
They walked towards the classroom.
“And no one has ever noticed you gettin’ out his car or makin’ any gestures.”
“Nope, not at all.” Devon opened the door for his good friend.
Matthew strolled through, nodding. He really didn’t think Devon was that cool about the relationship with their graphics instructor. “I seriously don’t believe that, Devon. I mean,” he sat at the desk in front of his roommate. “It’s the reason I’ve never done it. I’d be nervous about someone picking that up. Plus, I like to make kisses and wild gestures to my man.” He turned to face him.
“Well that’s you, hun. I’m handling it.” Devon stopped talking a moment to blow a kiss at his boyfriend who acknowledged it.
Matthew grinned, shaking his head. “Oh yeah, you’re handlin’ it well.”
Devon shoved his shoulders, smacking his lips.
Davidson giggled to himself. He knew Devon was downplaying the affection he’d been showing the professor.
He drew up his mouth, glancing at the paper Professor Vincent put on everyone’s desk.
Fuck. Did I study enough for this?