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Mid Week Tease: “Christ! What in God’s name happened to you?” #MWTease

MWTease15Hi everyone,

Welcome back to Mid Week Tease! This week, I’m sharing something different. This snippet is from my story, Fired Up, which appears in the just-released anthology, Uniform Fetish: Manlove Edition, which has already hit bestseller lists on Amazon, All Romance eBooks and BookStrand!

Uniform Fetish: Manlove EditionLucas Hartley grabbed his helmet and equipment and jumped out of the fire truck. The helmet wasn’t a requirement to go fit smoke detectors, but if the house had kids, it was pretty much a necessity. He’d yet to come across a rug-rat who didn’t ask Lucas to put his fireman’s helmet on, then take it off so they could try it on. He quite liked kids, so it was nice to see their little grinning faces, to make their day. Plus, if they were a handful, he could use the helmet as bribery to make them behave while he fitted the detectors and ran through a comprehensive fire safety discussion with a responsible adult. It never failed.

The downside, however, was that the whole fireman-in-uniform thing often got the responsible adults of the female persuasion all hot under the collar. For most guys, this wouldn’t be a problem. After all, a little flirtation here and there was good for the ego. But for Lucas, it was a drag—why couldn’t there be a single dad somewhere who was gay and needed a smoke detector fitting? Sadly, it just never seemed to work out that way.

Sighing, Lucas slammed the door on the mocking comments of his colleagues, who’d opted to stay in the truck. It only took one person to do the job in question, and today Lucas had drawn the short straw—literally. The others would no doubt chill out, chat and use their phones to text and surf until he was done, or an emergency came in. Whatever was first.

Rolling his eyes, he let out another heavy breath, then rearranged his face into a smile. No point taking his grumpiness out on the home owner. Striding up to the door, he put his equipment down, then grasped the knocker and gave it a firm tap against the wood. After a short pause, he heard the unmistakable sound of a key turning in a lock, and the door was opened a little. A woman’s face appeared in the gap. She looked him up and down, then peered around him to the large red truck parked at the end of her driveway.

Apparently satisfied he wasn’t a cold caller, she opened the door wider. “Hello,” she said, smiling. “Come on in.”

“Thanks.” Lucas picked up his gear and moved into the hallway, waiting while the woman shut the door.

After doing so, she indicated he should head through an open doorway into the living room. Lucas entered the room, and was just about to ask the woman—Mrs. Judd, according to his paperwork—if she knew where she wanted the detectors fitting, when a man in a wheelchair appeared from another open doorway.

Opening his mouth to greet the man, Lucas then snapped it shut as his brain struggled to process what he was seeing. Trying again, he came out with, “Christ! What in God’s name happened to you?”

You can grab your copy of Uniform Fetish: Manlove Edition here: https://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/uniform-fetish-manlove-edition/

And add it to your Goodreads shelves here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24753816-uniform-fetish

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16 Responses to "Mid Week Tease: “Christ! What in God’s name happened to you?” #MWTease"

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  1. Liz Castillo (@liz_josette)

    March 4, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Great tease Lucy!!

    • Lucy Felthouse

      March 9, 2015 at 1:13 pm

      Thanks Liz, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Karen Shenton

    March 4, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Argh, I need to know what happens next!!!!

    • Lucy Felthouse

      March 9, 2015 at 1:14 pm

      Go on, buy the book. You know you want to! 😉

  3. siobhanmuir

    March 4, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Sounds like he knows the guy and that’s not what he looked like the last time. Great tease, Lucy. 🙂

    • Lucy Felthouse

      March 9, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      Thanks Siobhan! No, he had quite a shock!

  4. Ali Greig

    March 4, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Who? Who ….. need to know!!!

    • Lucy Felthouse

      March 9, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      Heheh, only one way to find out, Alison! 😉

  5. Kai Tyler

    March 4, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    What a tease! I’ve got to know what happens next. 🙂

    • Lucy Felthouse

      March 9, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Kai!

  6. dorisoconnor

    March 4, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Oh you can’t leave it there!! Fab tease, Lucy 🙂

  7. kaceyhammell

    March 5, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Ack, no…what happens. looks like I’ll be shopping soon. Sounds like another must read, Lucy!!!

    • Lucy Felthouse

      March 9, 2015 at 1:18 pm

      Thanks Kacey – I loved writing these guys!

  8. Carlene Love

    March 6, 2015 at 5:32 am

    Awww, here’s to more dad’s needing detectors!!! xoxo Enjoyed your tease, Lucy!

    • Lucy Felthouse

      March 9, 2015 at 1:18 pm

      Carlene – you never know, but that might not be necessary 😉 thanks for stopping by!