It's weekend, and time for more Rainbow Snippets! The Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook asks its members to share six sentence snippets from their work each weekend. Check out the group's Facebook page to read all the snippets and add lots of great books to your TBR. You'll find all sorts of books with the common thread that the main character identifies as LGBTQ+
I've gotten on a new theme, I guess, after last week's first lines from The Prince's Consort, and I'm giving you the first lines of The Artist's Masquerade. This is an opposites attract romance between an overly proper and dutiful duke's heir and a sharp-tongued artist, who is in disguise and on the run. Plus magic and spies and intrigue. In the first few lines of the book, Cathal's father the duke drops a bombshell on him.
“It’s time you took a wife.”
Cathal managed to keep his surprise hidden with some difficulty. That blunt statement was not what he’d expected when he received the summons to his father’s office. A discussion of family business, perhaps, or questions about happenings at the palace, even a diatribe about one of his cousin’s choices--since Father seemed to hate every one of them since the prince’s marriage to Amory--was what usually precipitated a call to Father’s presence.
He’d never imagined Father would bring up marriage. Cathal had seen no indication Father was even thinking in such a direction.