Rainbow Snippets Wishes You a Happy Easter

And if you don’t celebrate Easter: Happy Spring/season of your choosing! 😉

Today’s snippet is, of course, from today’s release, Wake Up Call, (although it won’t be available from most retailers until Monday, you can download it today from the Riptide site).

Here, Dev’s attempt to ask Kyle out doesn’t quite go according to plan…

“Heard a lot about me, have you?” If Dev had thought Kyle sounded bitter earlier, his tone now could curdle clotted cream.

Dev forced a cheeky smile. “Yeah, mate. Didn’t you know? You got your own page on the Tourist Info website.”

Result. The smile was back. Except it was a bit more twisted than Dev would’ve liked. “On display for a limited time only: the incredible collapsing man.”

“Hey, we all got our problems. Listen, do you wanna go for a—” Dev broke off. Shit, had he really been about to offer an alcy a drink? He stared at Kyle, appalled. “Shit, sorry, no, course not—”

Kyle stared back for a mo, eyes wide—then, which was weird as fuck, burst out laughing.

And fell over.

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Wake Up Call

wakeupcall_200x300South London mechanic Devan Thompson has gone to Porthkennack to track down someone he’s been waiting all his life to know. But Dev’s distracted from his quest by Kyle, a broodingly handsome local of only a few months, who’s already got a reputation as an alcoholic because of his strange behaviour—including a habit of collapsing in the street.

Kyle Anthony fled to Porthkennack to escape from the ruins of his life. Still raging against his diagnosis of narcolepsy—a condition that’s cost him his job as a barrister, his lover, and all chance of normality—the last thing he wants is another relationship that’s doomed to fail. But Dev’s easygoing acceptance and adaptability, not to mention his good looks, have Kyle breaking all his self-imposed rules.

When disaster strikes Dev’s adored little sister, Kyle steps up to the plate, and Dev sees a side of his lover he wasn’t prepared for: competent, professional—and way out of Dev’s league. With one man determined that they don’t have a future and the other fearing it, life after Porthkennack is starting to look bleak for both of them.

a genuine treat  – Publishers Weekly

Available now from Riptide, and at other retailers from 17th April

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 Wishes You a Happy Easter

  1. P.T. Wyant says:

    Well, maybe not quite according to plan, but still not a total disaster.

  2. louiselyons013 says:

    I’m sure there’s still hope for a date, but I hope they talk about it and he doesn’t carry on thinking Kyle is a drunk.

  3. Nell Iris says:

    Ooooh, added to my TBR! 🙂

  4. Jana Denardo says:

    Yep that is definitely awkward but hopefully it still worked.

  5. I laughed out loud at the last line. I know it was bad of me, but hey, I’m twisted. Lovely snippet. I hope Dev can break through Kyle’s shell

  6. I love that Kyle maintains a sense of humor with his difficulties. I started this one last night—can’t wait to see where it goes! ♡

  7. I’m reading Falling Hard after last week’s snip. This looks like another for the TBR pile. I just love dialogue that goes off the rails…

  8. I finished Wake Up Call a few days ago. I just loved these two.

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