Rainbow Snippets has its foot firmly in its mouth

This week’s snippet is once again from Wake Up Call, my new release set in Riptide’s shared world of Porthkennack – and once again, Dev’s showing a talent for saying the wrong thing! 😉

Kyle woke up to find Dev sprawled at the other end of the sofa, flicking through TV channels with one hand while texting with the other.

Great. Some host he was being. “Sorry,” he said, his mouth unpleasantly dry. “Have I been asleep long?”

Dev turned to give him a blinding smile. “Nah, just over an hour. Don’t worry. The sex was brilliant.”

Kyle froze, and Dev’s expression turned stricken.

“Shit. That wasn’t funny, was it? Sorry, mate. Wasn’t thinking.” He shoved his phone back in his pocket. “You want me to go?”

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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

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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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11 Responses to Rainbow Snippets has its foot firmly in its mouth

  1. AM says:

    Omg! That.response would definitely shock me, LOL.

  2. Jana Denardo says:

    Oops, looks like Dev’s mouth is running away with him.

  3. P.T. Wyant says:

    Dev needs to learn to think before he talks and Kyle needs to learn to tell when Dev is joking.

  4. siobhanmuir says:

    There’s a time and a place for teasing, and apparently that wasn’t it. Great snippet, J.L.. 🙂

  5. Dev’s such a sweetheart, but continually stepping in it! ♡

  6. Ah, well done…. not. That could have ended his chances right there.

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