Hi! Today is the first day in five days where I do not have a migraine. I can't help except be happy about that! I already plan on doing some writing tonight because of actually being in good health for a change! My brain tweaked toward the next True Mates book based on a cute nickname that came to mind.
But onto Tidbit Thursday-- Have you read You Belong With Me? I actually wrote that one a long time ago, right before my first book was accepted by Dreamspinner Press. It was slightly inspired by the Taylor Swift song, but really, who doesn't love the unrequited love turned requited love trope? Instead of the standard two person perspective I tend to pursue, in this instance, I actually gave the POV from the MC's sister too, because she's a total badass!
Scott has been in love with his best friend Craig for years, but watching Craig with his manipulative boyfriend has worn Scott down, and he knows he needs a break from the pain and maybe a change of scenery and perspective. His twin sister, Karen, convinces him to spend a summer in Paris.
Karen is sick and tired of seeing Scott suffer, and she’s not going to stand for it anymore. She confronts Craig and tells him what he’s been missing by spurning Scott’s affection in favor of a jerk who mistreats him.
When Craig unknowingly breaks Scott’s heart, Craig opens his eyes—and his own heart—to the possibility of a future with Scott. He plans to use the time while Scott’s abroad to orchestrate a romantic surprise that will show Scott they belong together. But when he sees Scott with another man at the airport, Craig fears he’s too late.
Scott studied him for a moment before letting his head hang. His eyes were wet and he blinked heavily to stop himself from crying. "If that's true... if you really want to prove it, then let me go, and if you still feel the same way when I get back in two months, we can talk."
Craig wanted to yell "no", to say "don't go", but Karen's words from earlier came back to him. He reluctantly released Scott. "All right. I understand, but I want you to take something with you."
Scott tilted his head at him. "What's that?"
"This," Craig said as he pulled a picture from his wallet. "I keep it with me always."
Scott took the picture from him. It was worn around the edges, but the photo was still vibrant in color. Once again he parted his lips at the sight of a picture taken two years ago at a summer camp they went to together. They had their arms around each other's shoulders and were grinning widely, happily. It had been one of the best day's Craig's life.
Before Scott could guess what he intended to do, Craig's mouth was on his and he was kissing him breathless. Scott's cheeks were flushed when Craig let him go. "I'm going to be waiting for you, Scott. Be safe on your trip."