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!
I am closing out the year with a final snippet from To Love and To Cherish, a novel spinning off from ’Til Death Do Us Part. In the new year I think I’ll start sharing snippets from my overhaul projects.
This week’s snippet takes place a little earlier in the story than the thread I’ve been posting from lately, and it ends with the phrase I’ve been sharing in the teaser image the past few weeks. For context, Nash is in the hospital after being involved in an accident. He’s lost a few months of his memory and is just getting used to the idea that he’s engaged to Emmitt and not Sam. Here are six lines from Nash’s 3rd person POV:
Nash eased his aching head to the side and peered into Emmitt’s eyes. He saw sincerity and concern and…genuine caring.
Emmitt continued. “I know I don’t have to tell you how important eating well is to your recovery.”
Nash smiled at him. “I can see why I fell in love with you.”
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?