I’ve joined the Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook. From their description: “Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).” Pretty cool, eh? Don’t forget to “Like” my Facebook page and/or my Facebook profile while you’re over there checking out this fantastic group!
This snippet picks up directly where I left off last week. Nash was working up the courage to open the door to (his best friend and temporary roommate) Harley’s apartment. Oliver is Harley’s boyfriend. Here are seven lines (sorry—one over the limit) told from Nash’s 3rd-person POV:
Harley looked up from the can of spaghetti sauce he was pouring into a pot on the stove. “Damn, Nash. I hope you got some bonus pay for that. You’ve been gone for hours.”
“No,” Oliver said, narrowing his eyes. “He’s kinda rumpled. He hasn’t been talking to some doctor all this time.”
Will Nash find love again? Of course he will. Will he go about it in the usual manner? Now that’s another story entirely.
Jilted by his fiancé two weeks before their wedding, Nash Marino’s outlook on life in general, and love in particular, is jaded. After months of couch-surfing, Nash is fed up. He’s sick and tired of his living conditions, worn out by the demands of his nursing job, and despairs of ever finding love again. In fact, he doesn’t think he’s capable of true love. Monogamy, commitment, companionship, and regular sex…that’s all he wants, and the sooner, the better.
When Nash crosses paths with a like-minded man who’s also in need of a live-in nurse for a beloved relative, Nash figures all his problems are solved. Matters are complicated by a freak accident and amnesia. When Nash’s marriage of convenience scheme is muddied by notions of love after his memory reboot, will their plans go awry, or will Nash’s new outlook on life be just what the doctor ordered?