Side-Lined [Campus Cravings Series #2]
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by Carol Lynne
Category: Erotica/Erotic Romance/Romance
Description: College is supposed to be a time of exploring new things, learning about yourself, and having a good time doing it. For Max Henley, it was the hardest time of his life. During his sophomore year, his best friend and lover, Nick, was killed in a car wreck. A car Max had been driving. Now two years later, Max has thrown himself into his studies. Side-lined from football due to an injury sustained during the wreck, Max's entire focus is on academics. Well, that and his Professor, Alec Demakis. The problem is, whenever Max thinks about his Professor, the guilt over Nick's death returns. Can Max ever forgive himself enough to love again?
eBook Publisher: Total-e-bound, 2007 2007
eBookwise Release Date: July 2007
329 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [138 KB]
Reading time: 90-127 min.
"That's it. Yes. Go deeper." Justin knew the color was rising in his face as he yelled. He could feel the hot flush travel from his neck up. There was nothing like the feel of Luc's cock penetrating him from behind.
They'd been together for four years and they still couldn't keep their hands off each other. Justin prayed it would always be that way. They had been through a lot in the short time they'd been together. He'd lost his job as a high school football coach but had been hired as a university head offensive line coach. The move from Evergreen had gone smoothly enough as well as finding a cute little bungalow-style house just blocks from the football stadium.
As Luc continued, to thrust into him, Justin slammed back against him. "That's it, yeah."
"God you feel good," Luc said as he wrapped his hand around Justin's dripping cock.
"All yours," Justin cried as his orgasm crested.
"Yeah, that's it, come on my cock." Luc continued to milk his cock until the well ran dry. Releasing him, Luc positioned his hands on Justin's hips and slammed in two more times, before burying himself as deep as possible.
Justin felt Luc stiffen as he ground his groin against Justin's ass. "Give it to me," Justin moaned as Luc continued to vibrate in the throws of his orgasm. He felt the weight of Luc's body fall against him and he collapsed onto the bed.
Luc kissed and licked up his sweaty spine to nuzzle his ear. "I love you," he said as he rolled to Justin's side.
Pulling Luc into his arms, Justin licked at Luc's lips until he opened for him. Invading the depths of Luc's mouth, Justin pressed his spent cock against Luc's.
Luc broke the kiss and smiled. "If we're going to have dinner ready when Max gets here we'd better stop now."
Justin put on his pouty face. "But it's Sunday. It's the only day of the week I get to spend in bed with you."
With a smack to Justin's ass, Luc narrowed his eyes. "You're just trying to get out of the talk."
Sighing, Justin ran his hand over his face. "Nick's only been dead for two years, baby. Maybe Max just isn't ready to move on."
Shaking his head, Luc sat up. "When that drunk driver slammed into Max's car, it not only killed Nick but a large part of Max as well. It was bad enough, he had to give up football. I won't let him give up on love, too."
Justin pulled Luc back down into his embrace. Kissing his forehead, Justin thought about Max and Nick. They'd been best friends since elementary school, secret lovers in high school and an openly gay couple their first two years of college. Justin felt his eyes begin to burn, a lifetime of love, gone in one horrific accident, taking with it Max's ability to play football.
"I know it's hard to see him so sad all the time, but I think it's something he needs to work out alone." Justin cupped Luc's strong jaw. "Go ahead and mention the idea of dating again, but don't push him."
"He just seems so lost. The only thing he seems to have time for anymore is his studies."
"Isn't that a good thing? At least we know he's being well-educated."
"College is supposed to be about more than classes. It's a time to figure out who you are." Luc shrugged. "He should be out with friends getting drunk and getting laid."
"Wow, listen to you, Mr. New-Age Dad." Justin gave Luc one last kiss before swinging his legs over the side of the bed. Standing, he turned back toward the bed and ran his hand over Luc's half-hard cock. "You up for a quick shower before we start the grill?"
Grinning, Luc stroked his cock a few times. "It's Sunday, you know I'm up for anything on Sundays."
"Up being the operative word," Justin said as he pulled Luc out of bed and into his arms. "Come on Dirty Man. Let's go scrub each other's backs." * * * *
Stretched out in the lounge chair with his hands behind his head, Justin heard the sliding glass door open. He opened one eye and smiled as he spotted Max carrying him a beer. "Hey," he said as he took the bottle from Max. "You're a good boy." He took a long pull and waited for Max to take the seat beside him.
"So what's up?"
Taking a sip of his beer, Max shrugged. "Not much. Finals end for me on Wednesday, so I've just been studying."
Justin looked at Max for a couple of seconds. "You need a haircut."
Running his hand through his almost shoulder length dark brown hair, Max shrugged again. "Maybe. Haven't given my hair any thought."
Nodding, Justin got up and went to check the barbecue coals. "What's going on for you this summer? Planning to work or take summer classes?"
"Both, I think. Might as well get started on the Master's."
Justin nodded and picked the covered plate of steaks up off the table. Placing the steaks on the grill, he thought about what Luc had talked about earlier. "Just don't take too many classes. You might think about going out once in a while, having some fun."
Justin heard Max slam down his beer bottle. In a split second, Max was standing beside him. "You've been talking to Dad?"
Justin looked at Max. "He's just worried. You've grown so sullen lately. Luc just wants you to enjoy this time in your life. Speaking of which, have you decided what you're going to do about graduation ceremonies next weekend?"
"Not going, I've told you both that before. I'll go when I finally get my Doctorate but not before." Max turned to walk toward the house but Justin heard him mumble. "It wouldn't be the same without Nick anyway."
Closing his eyes at the pain in Max's voice, Justin heard the door open and close again. Maybe Luc was right. They needed to do something to get Max out of his self-inflicted torment.
Turning the steaks, Justin wondered if he should fix Max up with Julian, the team's quarterback that had graduated the previous year. Although he wasn't sure if Julian was out of the closet, he was a good kid and damn good looking. Justin decided to talk it over with Luc before he said anything to Julian or Max.
Putting the meat on a clean platter, Justin carried them inside. Max had always refused to eat outdoors, something about exposing his food to too many icks in the air. Justin smiled. It was just one of Max's little quirks he'd had to get used to over the past four years.
The table was already set with corn on the cob and Luc's yummy homemade potato salad. Justin put the platter of meat in the centre of the food. "Hey baby? Would you bring me another beer when you come in?"
"You got it, love."
Sitting in his usual chair, Justin looked through the doorway to see Max and Luc in what looked like a heavy conversation. He quickly wondered if he'd gone too far earlier with Max. He watched as Max slowly shook his head, just before Luc pulled him into a hug. The way Max gripped Luc's back and buried his face in his chest caused Justin to look away, giving them both some privacy.
He wished he had the answers for Max, but he didn't. Luc was the first man he'd ever loved and Justin had no idea how watching him die would affect him. The thought of something happening to Luc suddenly brought a sting of tears to his eyes. Justin blinked rapidly and shook his head. "Enough."
He was so lost in thought Luc startled him when he placed a kiss to the top of his head. "You okay?" Luc said as he set the beer bottle on the table.
"Yeah." Justin reached out and patted Luc's butt.