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.
Today, I'm sharing a snippet from The Envoy's Honor, which will have been out in the world for one year on Tuesday. The Envoy's Honor is an adversaries to lovers story between Kirill, an envoy from a far off land trying to protect his people, and Griffen, son of an earl and cousin to the prince trying to protect his family. The two are on opposites sides of a dispute, until a murder and a nefarious plot cause them to have to work together. And there are dragon shifters.
“I still don’t entirely trust you,” Kirill said abruptly.
The words hit Griffen with the force of a sharp blow, and he only just managed to keep himself from wincing. But was his reaction truly fair? Did he entirely trust Kirill? No...but he wanted to, and he wanted Kirill to trust him even more. Which was probably the most ridiculous part.
“I don’t entirely trust you either.”
Kirill didn’t flinch. In fact, he only nodded slightly, and Griffen expected him to turn and go right then, but he didn’t do that either.
“I shouldn’t want to kiss you again,” Kirill said.
“But you do.” Griffen didn’t make it a question. “I want to kiss you too.”
They stared at each other for another moment in the deepening shadows of the garden.