Rainbow Snippets is getting frisky while doing the washing up

In this little snippet from Lovers Leap – now released into the wild, hurrah! –  Michael is helping to wash the dishes after Rufus’s birthday dinner:


Michael turned to Rufus, and noticed for the first time what was happening in his kecks.

Rufus blushed and held a saucepan in front of his groin.

Michael gave a slow, appreciative smile. “Then again, seeing as we’re alone now, what’s stopping us? Bet I could make you come in your pans.”

Rufus’s Adam’s apple bobbed. “I’m pretty sure that’s against hygiene regulations,” he said shakily.

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LoversLeap_200x300If they looked, would they ever leap?

Good-looking, confident, and doted on by his widowed mum, Michael is used to thinking only of himself. Getting shoved off an Isle of Wight pier by an exasperated ex ought to come as a wake-up call—but then he meets Rufus and he’s right back to letting the little head take charge. Rufus is cute, keen, and gets under Michael’s skin in a disturbing way.

Would-be chef Rufus can’t believe his luck when a dripping wet dream of a man walks out of the sea on his birthday, especially when Michael ends up staying at the family B&B. Life is perfect—at least until Michael has to go home to the mainland.

Rufus can’t leave the island for reasons he’s entirely neglected to mention. And though Michael identifies as bi, breaking his mum’s heart by coming out and having an actual relationship with a guy has never been his plan. With both men determined to keep their secrets, a leap of faith could land them in deep water.

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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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18 Responses to Rainbow Snippets is getting frisky while doing the washing up

  1. Louise Lyons says:

    Hehe, saucy fun, I love it.

  2. AM says:

    Hahaha! “Against hygiene regulations.” I’m sure they could find a way around that. 😉

  3. Great snippet. Loved the book! Alternating POVs was a switch for you, wasn’t it (unless I’m forgetting something)?

    • jlmerrow says:

      Thanks! It’s not the first time I’ve done alternating POVs, but it’s fair to say I more often prefer a single POV. It feels more like RL to be struggling to work out what the heck the other person is thinking! 😉

  4. Elin Gregory says:

    ‘come in your pans’! He made a pan pun. 🙂 I am looking forward to reading this.

  5. Jana Denardo says:

    Ahahah, that was fun

  6. Alexa Milne says:

    Love the typically British language and play on words.

  7. amyraenbow says:

    I love how flustered Rufus is and how he still manages to hold his own in the banter.

  8. P.T. Wyant says:

    Great teasing. Love the last line. LOL

  9. I’m sure that pun will come back to bite him… 🙂

  10. Too funny! Love the last line!

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