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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Sweet Saturday Sample: Playing Hard to Get?

Welcome to Sweet Saturday Sample. My sample today comes from a manuscript that's been sitting on my computer for some time. It picks up where last week ended. To recap, my hero went to the diner where my heroine works, and when he paid his bill, he gave my heroine a diamond ring.


Aleisha Ridgeway who owned a nearby gift shop was having a late breakfast and saw the ring.  “Caroline, he gave you a diamond ring!”

Tell the world about it, Caroline thought resentfully, well aware that every eye in the room was trained on her.  Even Marie had come from the kitchen to see what she’d do with the ring.

They were all going to be disappointed.  Without a word Caroline laid the ring beside Wes’s empty cup and walked away.

“Man, that’s rough,” a guy two stools over sympathized. 

Wes grinned.  “She’s only playing hard to get.  Don’t worry; she’ll be wearing this ring yet.”
 
Superb overconfidence? We'll see.

9 comments:

Patricia Kiyono said...

He's certainly got an unusual strategy for winning her! I'd like to see where this goes.

Lisa Orchard said...

Very interesting excerpt Elaine! Certainly caught my attention! Good job!

Joselyn Vaughn said...

Definitely intriguing!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Uh-oh, I wonder if he is going to stalk her? Thanks for the peek...and for visiting my sample.

Jennifer Gravely said...

Sounds like some wishful thinking.

SherryGLoag said...

Great scene, I hope you offer us more.

Jenna said...

Well the ball is certainly in his court. Is he going to persist? I somehow think so. Great characters in this sample, Elaine.

Red Wing citizen said...

The suspense is there. I like that he is not ready to give up. I wonder what has made her hesitate to accept?

Carrie-Anne said...

He's really cocky! I wonder if his unusual strategy will pay off, or if he'll get what he wants in another way.