To Love and To Cherish is told entirely from Nash’s point of view, and although I stand by that decision for various reasons, I thought it would be fun to pick some scenes to redo from Myles’ (Emmitt’s) point of view. Here’s a link to the category including all of these alternate POV scenes.
So far I’ve started at the beginning and gone in order from there. My plan is to show the first two chapters from this different perspective. Scene 4, below, completes chapter one, and follows the last post. In the book the corresponding scene had Nash at home, without Emmitt, so this is a fresh scene showing what Emmitt might have been up to at the same time:
It was later than Myles would have liked when he finally had the chance to walk into his grandfather’s hospital room for a visit before heading home.
“Emmitt!” Grampy’s voice was cheerful, as always. Nothing ever seemed to bring the man down.
Myles—or Emmitt, as Grampy always referred to him—leaned down to kiss the upturned weathered cheek. “How was your day, Grampy? I understand Dr. Beltran wants to get you up and walking the halls tomorrow.”
“Yeah, he told me. He had that new nurse I got get me up to start walking to the bathroom today, too.”
“Good, it’ll get you ready for physical therapy. Remember, you’ll be moving to a PT facility in a few more days. They’ll get you back into shape to come home again.”
Grampy nodded. “I know, I know.” Then he cocked his head to the side, grinned, and added, “My new nurse, he’s one of those funny boys, like you.”
Emmitt heaved a sigh. “Grampy, please don’t meddle.”
If Emmitt didn’t know his grandfather better, he might have found the man’s widened eyes and pearl clutching maneuver convincing. “Me? I don’t meddle!”
But the threat was real. Emmitt knew it, and he was sure Grampy knew that he knew it. “Seriously, Grampy. I work with Nash. It would be wrong of me to approach him.”
Grampy’s eyes lit up. “So you like him, then?”
“Oh, quit your worryin’, I’ll leave him be.”
“Thank you.” But Emmitt still wasn’t quite sure he could trust Grampy’s chagrined mien.
“Even though he is kinda good-lookin’ on top of being good company.”
“I didn’t say I’d leave you be!”
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Blurb: To Love and To Cherish
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?
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Buy-Links: To Love and To Cherish