Hi there! I have been absent from Rainbow Snippetting for quite some time… life, unfortunately, got in the way a little. But I am hoping things are now back on some sort of even keel, whatever that means for me and mine, so I can get back to writing and enjoying all the weekend’s snippeting offers 🙂
So, this week I’ll start off with a snippet from my upcoming release, Kick Off, book one in the newly released District Lineseries.
What happens when opposite sides of the track collide?
East Londoner Jay Ruttman has only ever wanted one thing― to be a professional footballer. But after a disastrous brawl on the pitch gets him released from his pro-Academy, he has to follow plan B and enrolls as university Sports Scholar. Head down, train hard and get scouted is his motto. Until he crashes into the man who might just shoot his dreams out of the park.
Kensington elite Sebastian (Seb) Saunders has only ever wanted one thing―to be a rock star. But his father has other plans for him, including taking the helm of his multimillion-pound new business venture across the pond. Live it up, chase the dream and rock out for as long as he can is his mantra. Until he crashes into the man who might just rock his world off its scale.
Jay and Seb live at opposite ends of London’s District Line, separated by wealth, status, family traditions and their own life-long dreams. This startling and gritty contemporary romance series sees them both having to overcome barriers, face fears and beat rejection to fight for the love they need to achieve it all.
NOTE: This is a revised edition of the previously self-published The District Line in 2016. This version has gone through major edits, including character name changes and new chapters, yet the overall story remains the same.
“You okay?” Jay shivered at the biting cold.
Seb’s eyes were bloodshot and cigarette butts dusted the pavement by his feet. “Shit night.” He shrugged, barely looking Jay in the eye. “Guess I can’t sleep without a goodnight kiss anymore.”
Jay melted at the gentle words. Stepping forward, he ran a hand through the crunchy tassels of Seb’s hair and planted a delicate kiss to his lips. Seb deepened it, and his eyes filled with tears. On breaking apart, Seb buried his face in Jay’s neck, leaving a trail of moisture on his skin.
Startled at the unprecedented vulnerable display, Jay curled his arms around Seb and squeezed, rubbing one hand in smooth circles along the nape of Seb’s neck. “Talk to me,” he whispered. “What happened?”
Seb pulled away. “Can we not talk? And you just kiss me like that again?”
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