I’m continuing with Kept Tears for now. This is the day after Aaron meets Rhys at the steampunk party. Corrine is Aaron’s classmate, best friend and fellow steampunk enthusiast. She sees it as her job to help Aaron to get back to a normal life as part of his post-war injury recovery. (it’s six lines but slightly more than six sentences since they were super short. I’m playing fast and loose with the rules this week).
As they waited for the rest of their lunch, Corrine leaned on the table, her eyes glinting. “Did you get Hottie’s number?”
A blush leapt up his face. “Yes.”
A wide grin bloomed. “Did you call him?”
She tapped his toe with hers. “Why the hell not?”
“Because what man wants to go out with someone like me?” Aaron flexed his mechanical fingers. “One who wakes up screaming in the night and has a body that makes people flinch?”
Blurb Having left most of his arm and his self-confidence behind in the Afghanistan desert, young veteran Aaron Santori has enough on his plate learning to use his prosthetic arm. Attending graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh makes life both interesting and challenging. Mentally, he’s ill prepared for meeting Rhys Edwards, a young-adult novelist from Wales and everything Aaron could want in a man. Between the scars from the explosion and his PTSD, he’s reluctant to date. Ready or not, though, Aaron finds himself jumping into the deep end of the relationship waters.
What Aaron couldn’t possibly know is that Rhys isn’t human at all. As a prince of the Tylwyth Teg, Rhys is fae, with a list of enemies he’s accumulated over the past few centuries—among them a former lover, Morcant, who is back to make Rhys’s life miserable. An unwitting pawn in their Machiavellian fae politics, Aaron only knows he’s falling in love, never suspecting love might be his death sentence.
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