Rainbow Snippets has an attack of nerves

This little snippet from Brass Rags comes a little later than last week’s:

Close proximity to Robert had only served to amplify his roguish charms in Algy’s eyes, and Algy had been struck with an attack of wholly unwonted—and heartily unwanted—nerves. Whilst the man had proved himself an able student in the matter of pressing shirts, there had been absolutely no progress towards the matter closest to Algy’s heart.

(In metaphorical terms, of course. In purely physical terms it was a good eighteen inches away. Lessening to ten, obviously, when aroused.)

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Brass_Rags_400x600In early twentieth century England, a good valet can be damned hard to come by—at least, when one’s requirements are quite so specific as Lord Algernon Huffingham’s. Algy likes a man with a firm hand. Preferably work-calloused, and applied with vigour to Algy’s aristocratic buttocks. He’s beginning to despair of ever finding a man who can give him what he needs and still respect him in the morning.

Disgraced footman Robert likes a roll in the hay as much as the next man. Preferably with the next man. But he’s more accustomed to following orders than issuing them—and some of his lordship’s requirements are a bit more extreme than he’s used to! Robert may be easy on the eye and flexible in his morals, but will he be able to rise to Algy’s challenge?

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About jlmerrow

JL Merrow is that rare beast, an English person who refuses to drink tea. She read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, where she learned many things, chief amongst which was that she never wanted to see the inside of a lab ever again. Her one regret is that she never mastered the ability of punting one-handed whilst holding a glass of champagne. She writes across genres, with a preference for contemporary gay romance and the paranormal, and is frequently accused of humour. Find JL Merrow online at: www.jlmerrow.com
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25 Responses to Rainbow Snippets has an attack of nerves

  1. velvetpanic says:

    haha! 😀

  2. I’m liking this a lot. Now, how about they do something that attraction?

  3. Hahahaha…obviously! I’m sure that goes without saying. 😉

  4. Jana Denardo says:

    Roguish charms are hard to resist.

  5. AM says:

    Hahahaha! Oh, man. I feel a tiny bit bad for laughing at Algy’s distress. Poor guy!

  6. dawnsister says:

    Unwonted and unwanted. I love those two words together.

  7. Julie Bozza says:

    Cool! I love the ‘wholly unwonted … heartily unwanted’ word usage. Clever stuff!

  8. What a great snippet! You have me curious where this will lead.

  9. Alexa Milne says:

    I’m on an historical reading fest at the moment so this has gone on the list!

  10. louiselyons013 says:

    Saucy! There’s something really naughty about an aristocratic gentleman having such thoughts 🙂

  11. amyraenbow says:

    XD I love Algy’s voice here.

  12. Very amusing! I love your play on words.

  13. P.T. Wyant says:

    Fun snippet. Love the “measurement”… LOL

  14. Such a fun snippet! Loved it!

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