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Friday, April 20, 2012

Sweet Saturday Sample

Welcome to Sweet Saturday Sample.  My sample today comes from The Sentence.  In this excerpt, my heroine Rachel is thinking about my hero Clint.

Why had she started to watch him all the time? She’d never admit it to Christina, but she did watch him.

Maybe it was because of his looks. He had a nice body with a pair of drop‑dead gorgeous shoulders. She’d always loved nice shoulders on a man. His face was traditionally handsome, his eyes a pretty blue that always caught her attention. She suppressed a sigh. Bet he didn’t know that every single thing he thought showed in his eyes. Sometimes the emotions she read there shocked her.
Clint seemed to be far more sensitive than she had expected.

He could show unexpected consideration also, like helping Mrs. Jones off the floor and offering to paint her house for free. Still though, how could she be attracted to a man like Clint?

Attracted? Rachel Amos attracted to a……drunken…nobody? Rachel had to remind herself to breathe. It probably wasn’t a real attraction. She didn’t know anyone like him so she was curious about him. That’s all it was.

The Sentence is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and at http://www.astraeapress.com

10 comments:

Joselyn Vaughn said...

Great excerpt. I love the name Clint.

elaine cantrell said...

So do I. Thanks for coming by.

Sandy Nachlinger said...

Uh-oh. Since she realizes she's been watching Clint, the attraction is definitely there, isn't it? Clint sounds like a nice guy (maybe not really a drunk?) and combined with his good looks, he'd be hard to resist. I'm looking forward to more.

elaine cantrell said...

You're right, Sandy, he isn't a drunk. And yes, the attraction is almost overwhelming.

Lindsay said...

Oh yes there sure is an attraction there

elaine cantrell said...

Thanks for stopping by, Lindsay.

Jean said...

Love this reflection, Elaine. Ummm is she attracted to him? I think so! Wake up, Rachel. Story sounds great. Gotta have this one.

Brinda said...

I love it that she's picked his shoulders to be drawn to. Of all the body parts, it may be the least appreciated! I mean...gotta have strong shoulders to carry responsibility.

Elaine cantrell said...

Jean, she's got it bad for him. Brinda, if there's one thing I love it's nice shoulders!

Patricia Kiyono said...

I never thought about looking at a man's shoulders, but I guess it makes sense for a woman who's taller than me! I love how she's fighting her attraction. Deep inside, she knows he's not as bad as his reputation makes him out to be.