Hump Day Hook!

humpdayhookThis is a weekly blog hop that happens every Wednesday–Hump Day–where authors can showcase and share their work. Find other delightful hooks HERE.

This week I’m continuing my story for the GoodReads M/M Romance promt. Gabe has been called into the coach’s office and Luke’s taking a quick shower before his Physics class starts.

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Pain twisted through him and he put a fist against the wall, rested his head on his arm to let the hot shower spray run down his back. He couldn’t be attracted to those gorgeous men. His parents wouldn’t accept it. His father sure as hell wouldn’t accept a gay son. Eighteen more months. He had to hang on and graduate. After that, well, he could fuck anyone he wanted. But until then, Dad held the purse strings and Luke had to keep to the ‘straight as an arrow’ path expected of him.

The silence stretched out in the locker room. Had they left? He glanced over his shoulder and lost his breath. They stood with their arms around each other, both sets of pretty eyes on him. Tension built between them, thick and heavy in the humid air. Could they tell? Did they sense how hot he was for them?

He faced the tiled wall again. “Go away,” he muttered, and hoped they took the gruffness in his voice for anger and not the aching lust that pulsed through him. He winced at Riley’s small gasp. Damn, he hadn’t meant to hurt him, not after Gabe’s cruelty.

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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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13 Responses to Hump Day Hook!

  1. I sense a lot of conflict and frustration here, which really makes the character appeal to me. Nice job! BTW, my daughter goes to the University of Oregon…we will be going over for another visit soon.

  2. Sue says:

    I like where this is going. Glad I made the time to stop by

  3. JadeCrystal says:

    Aww, poor Luke. What a terrible situation to be in, having to hide who is and pretend to be someone he’s not to satisfy his parents. And end up hurting someone he is actually attracted to cover up his true feelings. I hope things turn around for him soon. Eighteen months is a long time. Great hook, full of tension.

  4. Ooh, this sounds great. Well done.

  5. C.R. Moss says:

    Good conflict. Wonder if he’ll be able to wait out the 18 months or succumb to his desires. thanks for sharing! 🙂
    C.R.

  6. I like the deep emotions expressed here. Well done!

  7. Aww, you really have to feel for the guy. Nice job!

  8. Kathleen Grieve says:

    I feel bad for him. He feels trapped.

  9. Sherry Gloag says:

    Still caring for the others even through his own emotional pain. Wonderfully done.

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