Friday, November 18, 2016

MySexySaturday - November 19, 2016 - ONCE UPON A SECRET

November 19, 2016:
This week’s edition of MySexySaturday calls for “My Sexy Holidays”. I have seven paragraphs from ONCE UPON A SECRET, a contemporary m/m romance. This snippet outlines a giant step forward in the developing relationship between Luke and Travis.

Christiane France


The last thing Luke Fiorelli wants to do as a member of a close-knit immigrant family living in the Italian neighborhood of a small town, is embarrass or upset them by openly declaring his sexuality. Moving to the big city isn’t an option for a couple of reasons: partly because he owns a successful landscaping business, and partly because his family wouldn’t understand him relocating on what they would interpret as a whim. So, by convincing himself that his strait-laced father would kill him if he ever found out about Luke’s sexuality, and satisfying his needs with the occasional weekend trip out of town, Luke has never had a problem keeping that part of his life a deep, dark secret.
That is, until he meets handsome and openly gay Travis Barrington III. The attraction between the two men is strong and instantaneous, and suddenly Luke is scrambling to invent even more excuses to keep his secret.
Travis, however, knows all about secrets and the harm they can do, but can he convince Luke to accept that and step out into the light?
As they approached the downtown area, Luke knew Travis was still sure they were going to a restaurant, but he said nothing as he just continued on.
Suddenly, Travis said, “I know where we are. This is Little Italy, right?”
Luke drew into the curb and parked outside his parents’ home. “We have a tradition in my family,” he said quietly. “Everyone comes home for Thanksgiving dinner, no excuses accepted, and we’re all supposed to bring a friend.”
Travis looked worried. “You sure your parents will be okay with you bringing me?”
“My parents love me, and I love them,” Luke stated simply. “But now you’re a big part of my life. It’s time for you to get to know them and for them to get to know you. Think you can handle that?”
“If they can, I guess I can.” Travis reached for Luke’s hand and squeezed it hard. “To tell the truth, though, I’m a lot scared.”
“Me, too,” Luke said. “So let’s go do it now.”
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  1. Nice cliffhanger! I enjoyed this snippet.

  2. Meeting the family, big step! Thanks for sharing.