Rainbow Snippet 12 30 17 New Years Eve from the Shore

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Happy Eve of New Year’s Eve! I’m here at the tail end of 2017 (thank God) with a Rainbow Snippet from All the Way to Shore. Rainbow Snippets is an awesome Facebook group of authors and bloggers who post snippets from LGBTQ works every weekend. Catch up with all the snippets here: Rainbow Snippets.

This is a New Year’s Eve snippet from Before Marco in Jonathan’s life. He’s successfully escaped his awful life working for his father in Boston and is now living in the Cape Cod cottage he inherited from his mother, but Father isn’t letting go that easily.

Happy New Year, everyone!


Jonathan surveyed the cozy room, then smiled. One day he’d like to not be all alone on New Year’s Eve. He’d like to have a dog and, okay, a great guy to cozy up next to. But for right now, Jonathan was content and filled with anticipation for beginning a whole new life.

His phone buzzed. When he saw Father’s name on the display, he almost didn’t pick up. But duty still tugged. Battling visions of him alone and drunk on New Year’s Eve, he answered.

“Happy New Year, Father.”

“It will be when you come to your senses and get your ass back to Boston.”


Jonathan Vallen has never felt good enough. A gentle musician who loves to garden, he’s woefully unsuited to running Vallen Industries, the family business. When his father hires a hotshot executive, Marco Pellegrini, to save the company, Jonathan moves away and leaves his humiliation behind. A year later and forty pounds lighter, Jonathan runs into Marco on an LGBT cruise. Marco doesn’t recognize him, the sparks fly, and Jonathan pretends to be someone else for the week—Jonah Rutledge—someone good enough to be loved.

Marco Pellegrini has always been driven. He rose from poverty to the pinnacle of business success, and he’ll do anything to protect his reputation—including hiding his bisexuality. Having saved Vallen Industries, he’s weary of the rat race and ready for a more meaningful life. When Marco meets his soul mate for that new life—Jonah Rutledge—on an LGBT cruise, he prepares to stop hiding and start living.

Back on land, the romance crashes when Marco discovers his perfect man is not only a lie but the son of his boss, Frederick Vallen. Jonathan resolves to win Marco back, but Frederick takes vengeful action. Jonathan and Marco must battle their own fears as well as Frederick’s challenge to get to the future that awaits them on the horizon.


  1. Hmm, I suspect Jonathan’s cozy little vision is about to be turned upside down! <3

  2. Oh, my, quite the snarky come back…Dad does come directly to the point. (wry grin)

  3. He probably shouldn’t have answered the phone!

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