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+
More first kisses today! This week, I have Etan and Tristan's first kiss in The Scholar's Heart for you. The Scholar's Heart is an estranged friends to lovers story, and these two are definitely a bit stupid about the whole thing before they figure it all out. Their first kiss is provoked by jealousy and hurt on Etan's part and shocks Tristan. Tristan speaks first in this snippet.
“I can’t see what concern it is of yours what Leo is to me. I don’t know why you’re even asking.”
Etan felt something snap inside himself at Tristan’s rising voice. “I shouldn’t be asking, you’re right. But you want to know why I’m asking you? This is why.”
Against all his better judgment, which was screaming at him unheeded from some small part of his mind, he grabbed Tristan, pulled him close, and kissed him.
The kiss was rough--passionate but rough and almost violent. All lips and teeth and grasping hands. Not at all how Etan usually kissed or liked to be kissed. Not at all how he’d envisioned a first kiss with Tristan to be, back when he’d imagined such things, before he put aside the possibility of anything between them. A shame, since this kiss was likely to be their only one.