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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Fashionista Friday: We Don't Wear This Now

Isn't this a cute little outfit?  My heroine from Her Kind of Man, Kara Cochrane, won't wear it anymore even though it's really cute.

Sandals:  $20
Purse: $20.00

So why doesn't Kara ever wear this outfit?  It reminds her of an evening she'd rather forget.  This excerpt from Her Kind of Man will tell you what happened.

What a great movie!” Kara gushed as she and Katie left the theater. She tossed her empty popcorn box and leftover soda into the trash can by the door. “Mama and Daddy will want to see it too.”
Katie blew her nose and dabbed at her eyes. “I know. It was too sad for words.”
As they left the theater and crossed the parking lot, Katie turned her head at the sound of a car door slamming.“ Why, there’s Kelly and Brandon.”
Kara looked in the direction of Katie’s pointing finger. “Great! They can….” Her voice trailed off as Kelly moved into Brandon’s passionate embrace!
“What…?” Kara’s words choked her as Brandon buried his hands in Kelly’s hair and kissed her as if he held the world’s greatest treasure in his arms.
Katie grabbed her arm. “Come on. We’re getting to the bottom of this.”
Kara dragged her feet as Katie towed her across the parking lot. “Katie, maybe….”
“What’s wrong with you?” Katie glared over her shoulder. “Hurry up!”
Kelly and Brandon were still wrapped around each other when Katie and Kara reached them.
“Kelly! ” Katie exclaimed. What do you think you’re doing?”
Kelly jerked away from Brandon so fast she stumbled and had to grab his arm to keep her balance. Even in the dim light in the parking lot Kara saw her sister’s face had gone scarlet as had Brandon’s.
Kara didn’t say anything. She couldn’t.
Kelly flinched as Brandon took her hand and squeezed it. “I’m sorry, Kara. We never meant for you to find out this way.”
“What were you going to do?” Katie demanded with a wave of her hand. “Leave her at the altar?”
“No,” Kelly replied. Her eyes glittered like two burning blue coals. “We planned to tell her tomorrow night. We wanted her to have the weekend off to…to…to get used to things.”
Brandon looked Kara directly in the face for the first time. “I’m sorry, Kara. You have to know I never meant to hurt you, but I can’t marry you if I’m in love with your sister.”
Yikes!  I wouldn't wear the outfit either.  Her Kind of Man is now available at or at  It'll be available at B&N very soon.


Sandy Nachlinger said...

I love this color combination, but I can sure understand why Kara doesn't wear this outfit any longer.
Great excerpt!

Elaine Cantrell said...

Thanks, Sandy. I liked the outfit too.