Eyes Only For Me – Excerpt.

November 23, 2015



For years, Clayton Potter’s been friends and workout partners with Ronnie. Though Clay is attracted, he’s never come on to Ronnie because, let’s face it, Ronnie only dates women.

When Clay’s father suffers a heart attack, Ronnie, having recently lost his dad, springs into action, driving Clay to the hospital over a hundred miles away. To stay close to Clay’s father, the men share a hotel room near the hospital, but after an emotional day, one thing leads to another, and straight-as-an-arrow Ronnie make a proposal that knocks Clay’s socks off! Just a little something to take the edge off.

Clay responds in a way he’s never considered. After an amazing night together, Clay expects Ronnie to ignore what happened between them and go back to his old life. Ronnie surprises him and seems interested in additional exploration. Though they’re friends, Clay suddenly finds it hard to accept the new Ronnie and suspects that Ronnie will return to his old ways. Maybe they both have a thing or two to learn.

Purchase a copy:



I changed in the locker room while Ronnie talked to everyone. His big personality was back, and it was good to see. After filling my water bottle, I went up to the mezzanine to the treadmills. I got on one, dropped my phone into one of the cup holders, then started the machine and began my workout. I had a good view of the workout floor, so I watched as the others went through their routines, talking constantly as they did. A few times I saw Ronnie glance up, making the occasional rude gesture and then grinning like a naughty child. I was about to give him one back when my phone rang. I picked it up and answered it.

“Is this Clayton Potter?” I heard a strange voice ask.

“Yes, it is,” I answered, figuring this was some sort of telemarketing call. I made a mental note to check the do-not-call lists.

“I’m Dr. Greenway down at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Your father listed you as next of kin. He was brought in earlier today. I’m afraid he’s had as many as three strokes in the past few hours.”

Hearing the word stroke, I forgot what I was doing or where I was. The machine kept working even as I stopped, and it pushed me off the back. I stumbled and managed to keep from crashing to the floor but ended up in a heap nonetheless as my legs gave out.

“Mr. Potter, are you all right?”

“I don’t know” was the only answer I could form. My head buzzed and my ears rang, hands and legs tingling. “How is he now?”

“Howard is stable at the moment, but he’s slipped into a coma. Part of it is the body’s way of protecting itself. We need to run some more tests to determine the cause of the strokes, and then we may need to perform surgery to try to correct the blockage in his neck. Is it possible for you to get here? We will need permission to perform the surgery. I can do emergency surgery without it, but I would prefer we time this as best we can.”

“Yes. I’ll see about leaving as soon as I can.” I stared at the phone, sitting on the floor while other people began gathering around me. I scanned the faces, people I didn’t know all asking questions that didn’t seem to register. Then Ronnie pushed his way in, and I took a deep breath as the fog over my mind lifted somewhat.

“What happened?”

“It’s my dad,” I told him. Those words galvanized Ronnie into action. He helped me to my feet and grabbed my things from the machine before turning it off.

“What happened to him?” Ronnie asked.

“Stroke,” I answered. “Got to get to Johns Hopkins.”

Ronnie stared into my eyes. “You can’t drive. Not like this.” Even as he said the words, he was already leading me down the steps and toward the locker room. “Change your clothes.” He left me in front of my locker, and I stared at it, forcing my hands to work. I pulled off my gym clothes and got back into the regular ones. By the time I was done, Ronnie was dressed.

“Where are you going?” I asked.

“My dad was at Hopkins,” Ronnie told me, and then he snatched up my bag and took me by the arm. My head was clearing, and the feeling was returning in my arms and legs, but I still felt shaky on my feet. He half propelled me toward the door, stopped at the desk briefly, and then we continued outside.

“My car is over there,” I said, but Ronnie guided me to his and somehow managed to get both gym bags in the tiny trunk of the Lamborghini.

“I’m taking you down.” He unlocked the car and lifted the door upward. It felt like I was still almost on the ground once I got in. Ronnie pushed the door down to close it and came around to the driver’s side. As soon as he got in, he started the engine, which roared to life, and within minutes we were out of the lot and entering the freeway.

“You don’t have to do this,” I said, a little belatedly, though I was pleased he thought enough of me to take this much care. Ronnie and I were friends, but he was a very busy man whose time was extremely valuable.

“Of course I do.” Ronnie reached over and patted my leg a few times, then returned his hand to the wheel. “When my dad was in the hospital, you came in all the time, talked to him and Mom.” Ronnie’s voice faltered for a few seconds. “She told me how you used to sit with her and just listen while she spouted all kinds of crap. Her words. She said she needed someone to talk with, and you were there.” Ronnie continued driving as I stared out the window. I’d made the drive from Harrisburg to Baltimore more times than I could count. It had been just my dad and me for a long time.

522 Responses to “Eyes Only For Me – Excerpt.”

  1. zoloft and neurontin over the counter neurontin topamax pristiq neurontin mobic restoril and zanaflex what mg does gabapentin come in

  2. prednisone and prednisolone prednisone canadian what is side effects of prednisone what is prednisone medicine used for

  3. Tshbpp says:

    buy ed medication online – erection pills viagra online ed pills online

  4. ColpPaymn says:

    someone write my essay for me buy essay cheap

  5. ventolin dosage can i buy albuterol from canada albuterol sulfate inhalation solution over the counter how albuterol works

  6. Pttpsq says:

    medrol over the counter – methylprednisolone 8 mg without a doctor prescription generic methylprednisolone online

  7. priligy cut half dapoxetine 30 buy priligy generic fraud where can i buy priligy online safely

  8. Just wish to say your article is as astonishing. The clarity in your post is simply nice and i could assume you are an expert on this subject. Well with your permission allow me to grab your feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please keep up the rewarding work.|

  9. ventolin reviews where to buy ventolin is ventolin the same as proair who makes ventolin

  10. plaquenil coronavirus dose medicine plaquenil 200 mg bradycardia or hypotension with plaquenil how safe is plaquenil

  11. neurontin for withdrawal neurontin 400 neurontin for nerve pain reviews how long does it take for side effects of gabapentin to go away

  12. Wlzxqk says:

    pre written essays for sale – order research paper online essays done for you

  13. Ahebovart says:

    best over the counter viagra 2017 viagra 20 mg cost

  14. normal prednisone dose buy 10 mg prednisone prednisone 10mg dose pack 48 instructions what are the effects of prednisone

  15. ivermectin dosage dog ivermectin 3mg price how much ivermectin for a chicken how long is oral ivermectin effective against scabies

  16. Shwvgrar says:

    heartworm prevention without ivermectin ivermectin australia 2021

  17. ivermectin rabbit ivermectin 400 mg brands ivermectin for pigs pour on what is the half life of ivermectin and the recommended dosage for sarcoptic mange in 85 pound dog

  18. Zbuele says:

    my canadian pharmacy – cheap bactrim 960mg canada drugs laws

  19. Dnenreict says:

    ivermectin cream before and after ivermectin solubility

  20. order generic cialis online 20 mg 20 pills how to buy cialis from us stores

  21. amoxil 500mg component order amoxicillin 250mg amoxil tablets for body building amoxicillin 500 mg

  22. Shwvgrar says:

    ivermectin horse paste tractor supply ivermectin for cats dosage in ml

  23. Hnnlfg says:

    canadian pharmacy reviews – fildena 100 mg online canadian pharmacy cialis 20mg

  24. zithromax over counter walmart http://zithromycin.com/ azithromycin pills 250 mg

  25. Khwviemo says:

    where can i get viagra without a prescription viagra 20 mg

  26. Dkjdig says:

    slot machines – slots real money empire city casino online

Leave a Reply