This last Saturday of January, we’re posting the third and final of our “Snowed In” theme stories for the month – Snowbound and Love Sick, a story in which author A. L. Heard grabs the main character from her novel Hockey Bois and puts them in an alternate setting where instead, they met in college!
Title: Snowbound and Love Sick
Author: A. L. Heard
Genre: Modern, Fanwork
Series: Hockey Bois (alternate universe using the same main characters)
Relationship: idiots to lovers, m/m
Character Features: athlete, homosexual, oblivious
Tags: alternate universe, attraction at first sight, college setting, dirty talk, first kiss, first time together, frottage, getting together, mutual pining, past tense, pov third person limited, sports (hockey)
Just as he got a pot of water on the stove for some pasta, Nick heard thundering footsteps coming up the front steps. The door swung open, and Brady walked in, snow dusting his beard and clinging to his jacket.
Brady Jensen. Ugh, where to start? They’d met at freshman orientation, when Nick had fallen hard and fast for the brooding, dark-haired, blue-eyed cutie from his dorm. Brady was tall, fit, and worst of all, smart as hell with his awful (read: hot) applied mathematics and computer science double major. Actually, scratch that. Worst of all: Brady played hockey for their school’s D1 team. Not only were athletes hot, but hockey was the be-all and end-all of sports as far as Nick was concerned. His biggest mistake had been watching Brady’s games, because d-a-m-n.
Basically, Brady was designed to be Nick’s dream guy… except that he was completely straight.
Length: 21 pages/7,706 words
Price: $1.99 USD
Warm up the January chill (or, for those in the southern hemisphere, add some steamy to a summer night) with this all-new short story by A. L. Heard!
Can’t get enough “Snowed-In” stories? Check out “Best Friends AND…” by Tris Lawrence and “A Mutual Interest” by Alec J. Marsh!
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