‘First Love’ Blog Hop Day 6

Happy Valentine’s Week!

First Break-Up

He pushed off the smothering weight of loneliness. Nevil wasn’t having everything his way. There was nothing to stop Shelton from catching a taxi and confronting him at the lake house. So what if he was going to Denver? There wasn’t anything to keep him from coming home to Gresham on weekends.  Oregon was only a few hours away from Colorado, by plane.

He pulled his cell phone from his pocket as he went to the kitchen for something to appease his rumbling stomach. He’d already pressed the number for the taxi service he frequented when a glitter on the counter caught his eye. He ended the call and set the phone on the table. He put his briefcase on the ground, his movements slow and careful as his mind took in what he saw.

The ring he’d given Nevil with such love six months ago sat on a slip of paper by the coffeepot. Nevil wasn’t playing fair. Shelton knew he was hurt and disappointed, but did Nevil have to torture him like this? He went to the counter and swore, frustrated. The only word on the note was Good-bye.

Shelton picked up the ring, his heart sore. “I’m sorry, Nevil.” He mourned and kissed the cool trinket, wishing with all his heart it was Nevil’s lips he was kising.

First Make-Up

He glanced up from the sidewalk as he turned the corner of his street. Nevil! The Prius sat in the driveway of the brownstone. His heart hammered as he hurried to the front door. He stopped and chewed his lip as he carefully removed the chain holding Nevil’s ring from around his neck.

He was still looking at it doubtfully when the door flung open. Strong hands reached for him, and he was pulled into Nevil’s crushing embrace.


He gave up trying to speak as Nevil kissed him over and over, making little sounds of delight. Shelton had the presence of mind to nudge the door closed with a foot, and then he slipped his tongue into the sweet heat of Nevil’s mouth, savoring the taste of him. His body caught fire under Nevil’s wandering hands.

“I’ve missed you,” Nevil confessed and ground his hips against Shelton’s to show him just how much. Shelton’s body was just as hard and yearning, and he pushed against Nevil, urging him toward the living room. Nevil drew him along and then paused at a soft clink on the floor.

He bent down and picked up the chain. “What’s this?” he said, sounding puzzled.

Shelton’s heart dropped to his feet. He didn’t want to talk about it right then. He wanted to take Nevil to the couch, strip, and climb onto his lover’s lap. He took a steadying breath. It was probably better to get it over with.

“I was hoping you’d take it back. It doesn’t mean…” Damn, it was hard to say with Nevil looking so eager. He tore his gaze away from his darling’s face and stared at the tiles under his feet. “I don’t expect you to spend your nights alone when I’m gone, but I was hoping you’d want to see me on weekends.”

Nevil touched his chin, raising his face. Shelton blinked in surprise. Nevil’s lovely turquoise eyes were filled with unexpected laughter. A fond smile played on the corners of his lips. “My sweet Shelton. No wonder I’m so crazy in love with you.”

You guessed it!

These are excerpts from my m/m contemporary romance ‘Shelton’s Choice’. To win a PDF copy of this yummy story, simply tell me in a comment what was the best time you had making up with someone.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Shelton’s Choice

Breathless Press: http://www.breathlesspress.com/sheltons-choice

After a year of bliss with Nevil, Shelton is offered the promotion he’s been working toward at the bank. Unfortunately the new position is in another state, and Nevil doesn’t want to move. As tension mounts between them, Shelton is given another challenge in the form of a besotted coworker. Torn between the pressures at work and at home, Shelton has to choose his future. That is, until Nevil takes the decision out of his hands.

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About diannehartsock

Author of paranormal/suspense, fantasy/adventure, m/m romance and anything else that comes to mind. Oh, and a floral designer.
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4 Responses to ‘First Love’ Blog Hop Day 6

  1. DD Symms says:

    Glad I got a chance to read this excerpt before dashing out for a moment. Nicely conveyed emotions and sexuality. The characters are really alive.

  2. Hi Dianne. Great post and excerpts! Thanks again for the win. I can’t wait to start reading Shelton’s promise, especially after getting to know the boys so well over the week. 🙂 Looking forward to your last post tomorrow.

  3. Pingback: 100-Word Challenge: Chapter Three | My Writer's Cramp

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