Rainbow Snippets is feeling Sixy

Facebook reminded me this week that it’s been six years since my novella Pricks and Pragmatism came out, so  it seemed appropriate to make today’s Rainbow Snippet  the opening six sentences:

 

I looked up from my Uni notes on Rakes and Libertines as Sebastian walked into the flat. He was a vision in Armani, as always, his sleek black hair allowed to grey artfully just at the temples and no further. He’d said once he thought it gave him gravitas; I’d told him I’d grab his arse any time he wanted.

I was lying on the rug in front of the mock fireplace wearing nothing but the Calvin Kleins he’d bought me. On the rug, because Sebastian would have thrown a hissy fit if I’d taken pens on the sofa; in my underwear, because there’s nothing wrong with giving a bloke something nice to look at after a hard day at the office.

I flashed him my best smile over my bare shoulder. “Hey, handsome.”
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Pricks and Pragmatism

 *Easy come, easy go…until the heart gets involved.*

English student and aspiring journalist Luke Corbin should be studying. Instead he’s facing homelessness, thanks to the lover who’s just kicking him out of their posh digs. It’s not his first rejection—his father tossed him out at age sixteen—but Luke has no problem trading his favors for a home and security. Especially with rich, powerful, handsome men.

Except now, with finals bearing down, there’s no time to be choosy. He needs a roof over his head and he needs it now. Even if it means settling temporarily for a geeky, less-than-well-off chemical engineer called Russell.

Luke’s fully prepared to put out for the guy—because after all, in this world no one gets something for nothing. But Russell isn’t just a nerd; he’s an honourable nerd who wants to save himself for someone special.

At first Luke is annoyed, but the more time he spends with Russell, the closer he comes to a devastating realization. He wants to be that someone special. Except he’s fallen for the one man he can’t seem to charm…

Available in ebook:  Samhain | Amazon

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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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13 Responses to Rainbow Snippets is feeling Sixy

  1. I can’t help thinking what a hot, smoldering advertisement this would be for Armani…and Calvin Klein! 🙂

  2. Rian Durant says:

    Fun snippet and a fantastic blurb. I’m so getting this book. 😁

  3. Alexa Milne says:

    One of the first books I read.

  4. AM says:

    What a fun snippet, and I can’t believe I’ve never read this. The blurb promises a nerdy guy…my favorite kind! 😀 Guess I have another one to add to my reading list…

  5. Love how playful this is! My TBR list is groaning. 😉

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