Rainbow Snippets Nov 26 2016 Kisses at Midnight
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I’m celebrating the release of All the Way to Shore this weekend, along with Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season. I need my holiday cheer as soon as possible this year, so we’re going out to get our tree today.
Here is a holiday snippet from All the Way to Shore. It’s New Year’s Eve on the cruise ship. This is the night they wear their tuxes, which you see on the book’s cover.
Jonah had flopped into a chair and laid his head on Sophia’s sturdy shoulder while he gazed at Marco with a happy grin. “I love New Year’s! I love being with my prince! Isn’t he the best prince ever?”
“Here.” Marco handed him a glass. “You’re the best drunk ever. I love being with you too.”
“I love you!” Jonah widened his eyes. “Oops. Not s’posed to say that.”
Andrew uttered what sounded like a nervous laugh and held his hand out to Jonah. “Hey, cousin, stand up. You have to be ready to kiss your pr—um, Marco at midnight, right?” He hauled Jonah to standing, and Jonah immediately plastered himself to Marco’s side. “Okay, okay! Everybody have your glasses?”
Marco tightened his arm around Jonah, who gave him an adoring gaze that was breathtaking in its dorky cuteness. They raised their glasses, Jonah sploshing champagne over the rim rather badly.
“Ten… nine… eight… seven… six… five… four… three… two… one… HAPPY NEW YEAR!”
The band swung into “Auld Lang Syne” and fireworks lit up the sky, shot from the ship’s bow. Setting their glasses down, Marco pulled Jonah close. “Happy New Year, baby.” He settled his mouth over Jonah’s, who opened up and let him in.