Rainbow Snippets is deep in denial

Here’s our hero, Robert, musing on romance:


Damn it. I was not still hung up on Crispin. I was not.

At any rate, it was safer for me to steer well clear of men for the foreseeable future. So that was what I would do.

I looked at the computer screen and went cold all over as I realised I’d absentmindedly called up the Gentlemen’s Relish dating website—their motto, Huntin’, Shootin’ and Cottagin’.

I shut the laptop with a snap.


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Caught72webShamwell Tales, Book 1

Behind Robert’s cheerfully eccentric exterior lies a young heart battered and bruised by his past. He’s taken a job teaching in a village primary school to make a fresh start, and love isn’t part of his plans. But he’s knocked for six—literally—by a chance encounter with the uncle of two of his pupils.

Sean works in pest control, rides a motorbike, and lives on a council estate. On the face of it, he shouldn’t have anything in common with Robert’s bow-tie, classic-car style and posh family background. Yet Robert is helpless to resist Sean’s roguish grin, and a rocky, excruciatingly embarrassing start doesn’t keep the sparks between them from flaring.

Despite Robert’s increasingly ludicrous attempts to keep his past where it belongs, his past hasn’t read the memo. And soon his secrets could be the very things that drive Sean away for good…

Warning: contains the alarming misadventures of a pest control technician, a stepsister with a truly unfortunate name, and a young man who may have more bow ties than sense.

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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 deep in denial

  1. Great snip! Poor Robert… “So that was what I would do.”… Sure, Robert. Sure. 😉

    Congratulations on being an award finalist. My fingers are crossed for you–this story deserves a win!

  2. AM says:

    And how’s that avoidance working out for him? LOL

  3. I already like Robert, not to mention I’m feeling quite empathetic towards him. 🙂

  4. P.T. Wyant says:

    Suuuuuuurrrrrrrrre he isn’t still hung up on Crispin. I believe him. Yep. Sure do.

  5. louiselyons013 says:

    I think he protests too much!

  6. Rian Durant says:

    Opss sorry for the previous one, mobile misclick. I meant Nooo, he’s not hung up on anyone at all. Hehe.

  7. Alexa Milne says:

    Love the motto. Congrats on the nomination.

  8. Ha, ha, ha… love it 😀

  9. Jana Denardo says:

    Congrats on being a finalist and this was a fun snippet.

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