March 28, 2015
My story Just My Style is now available!
This story idea came to me when I went to a high-end hair salon to get my hair dyed blue for my birthday. The hot water was out, there were plumbers traipsing about trying to find the source of the problem, and maybe the fumes from the dye went to my head, I don’t know, but one thing led to another, and violà! I hope you like it!
When hair stylist Jai Hathaway decided to open his own salon, he knew he would sacrifice some of his personal time to run the business. But long hours working late have him feeling lonely, and he just doesn’t seem to connect with the few men he dates. His business partner Kiki suggests what he needs is to find a different type of guy, someone who isn’t in the salon business, but not only does Jai not know how to find a guy like that, he isn’t even sure where to look.
On a particularly cold morning in January, the salon’s hot water goes out and Jai scrambles to find a plumber on short notice. Enter Duane Schneider, sexy and confident, and interested in getting more than just Jai’s hot water boiling. But he’s so outside Jai’s comfort zone that, at first, the stylist isn’t sure how to react. When it becomes obvious Duane wants to continue things outside of business hours, though, Jai agrees to a date, if only to see where the evening might lead.
Is Kiki right when she said Jai needed to find someone different? Or will Duane turn out to be just his style after all?