Eddie just wants to spend a quiet night
celebrating with his partner on their fifteenth
anniversary. Too bad Mike is making his usual
plans for a party surrounded by friends. Only
this year, Mike also has a surprise in mind. A
surprise that may be more than Eddie imagined
The biggest case of Eddie's career and nothing's
going right. He's stuck in a stifling courtroom with no
air conditioning during the worst heat wave
in years, and the judge has denied his latest motion. He
just wants to spend a quiet night celebrating with his
partner, Mike, on their fifteenth anniversary.
But Mike has a surprise in mind this year. A surprise
that may be more than Eddie imagined possible.
Length: 19 pages (in PDF), Word Count: 8,158
Author’s Note and Behind the Stories
"Swept Away" is a short story that was written for the
Hot Summer Days event at the
Romance Goodreads group and was inspired by a photo and letter from a reader in the group.
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other extras for Swept Away:
Read the Anthologies
"Swept Away" was also published
in the free anthology Don't Read in the Closet.
You can download all four volumes of this free M/M
fiction at Goodreads.
Reviews and Awards
"...this was one of the most
romantic things I've ever read! I loved all
of the little details that Mike remembered
to make their anniversary special!"
"I had tears in my eyes at the end - totally
loved it! Two big cuddly teddy bears and one
extremely romantic getaway to celebrate an
important milestone made for a fantastic
story. I was completely wrapped up in
everything Eddie was feeling - the
descriptions were very vivid... Awesome
"One of the sweetest, most
romantic short stories I've had the pleasure
to read. Sloan Parker's writing style is as
great as ever, the characters well rounded,
the locations and descriptions sucked me in,
the feelings, emotions, the triumphs and
troubles of a long-term relationship nicely
and skillfully explored."