It’s the weekend before Christmas and not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse…
Except, of course, for the Rainbow snippetters! This week I’m giving a snippet from my latest release, Won’t Feel a Thing (book one in the St. Cross series). And it’s rather timely as this one is all about New Year’s Resolutions. The picture above is just a little feel for where the book is set.
Anyway, here’s the blurb:
Won’t Feel a Thing (St. Cross book 1)
It takes more than a doctor to mend a broken heart.
Ollie Warne is fresh out of nursing school and working his dream job as a pediatric cardiology nurse at St Cross Children’s Hospital, London. He wants to start the new year free of personal heartache after his track record of falling for the wrong man–his New Year’s resolution is to live a life of carefree liaisons from now on.
He immediately meets Jacob, father of one of Ollie’s patients and a man harboring more guilt and past demons than even Ollie, which is saying something…
Their growing attraction makes it hard for Ollie to keep his distance, but he has to. Not only do the ethics of his profession demand it, but Ollie is entangled with another man–a predatory doctor who has a huge personal and professional stake in Ollie’s life.
Ollie risks more than his job by getting involved with a patient’s father–and much more than just the success of his New Year’s resolution, something that was supposed to ensure that, this time, he won’t feel a thing.
And now for today’s snippet, which shows just how Ollie comes up with his resolution with fellow nurse Taya….
“What do we nurses say on the daily?”
“No, you can’t have McDonald’s?”
“Not that one.”
“You’re going to feel a little prick?”
Ollie sniggered. “Not that one either.”
“Oh, I know. It’s, of course I’ll change your TV channel for you—it’s not like I have anything better to do with my time?”
“No! I mean the big one: you won’t feel a thing.”
Taya nodded. “So?”
“So, my resolution is to no longer feel a thing.”
“Good luck.” Taya smiled. Bitch.
So, do we think his resolution works out? You’ll have to go buy the book to find out (hee hee). Follow the link to grab your copy…
Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation. You can check out all the other snippets here.