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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Sweet Saturday Sample: What's Taking So Long?

Welcome to Sweet Saturday Sample. Today's sample comes from the same manuscript I've been sharing for the last two weeks. Remember from last week that my hero Wes proposed to my heroine Caroline, and she refused him. This excerpt is from earlier in the book when Wes first met Caroline. From the start she was so different from his dead wife that he really didn't know how to take her.


It took Caroline a long time to get dressed which surprised Wes.  Chris (Wes's dead wife.) had been able to dress and get ready to leave home almost as fast as he could, but Caroline still hadn’t made an appearance even though she’d been in the bedroom forever. 

Just when Wes started to worry that maybe she’d had a heart attack or something, the bedroom door opened.  “Do you like my outfit?” Caroline demanded.  “Do you think it’s okay for a job interview?”

Wes didn’t know.  She wore a pair of stretchy, fawn colored pants and a red floral blouse that darn near screamed at you.  Her belt and shoes were the same shocking red as the blouse while the color of her lipstick would put a fire engine to shame.  She pulled on a jacket that matched her pants and smiled sweetly at Wes.

“You look fine,” he finally answered.  Surely he couldn’t get into trouble with that reply.  Truthfully, he didn’t know how she looked.  Chris hadn’t liked bright colors.  She had worn mostly soft, calm neutral, colors.

“Red’s one of my favorite colors.  Maybe it’ll bring me luck when I interview.”  She beamed at Wes, picked up her purse, checked for her car keys, and skipped out the door.

“I hope you have good luck,” Was muttered as he watched Caroline’s car turn toward Fairfield.  “I want you out of my life as soon as possible.”
 
Photo: Morgue Files

9 comments:

Jennifer Gravely said...

Love the red, and the attitude. Great excerpt.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Comparing her to his deceased wife definitely sets the tone for whatever comes next for them. I have a feeling he won't see it coming when he starts to feel something more....

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Lisa Orchard said...

Great Excerpt! I wanted to read more! This is going to be a great story!

Jean Joachim said...

Guess he didn't end up wanting her out of his life, after all! Love how she is so different from his late wife, even in the colors she likes and her style. I like the story already and will be coming back for more.

Sarah said...

Oh, red suits her. I like that she isn't afraid of the color. Great excerpt.

Patricia Kiyono said...

I hope he doesn't continue to compare her to his wife! I agree with Sarah - her preference for red really says something about her.

jeff7salter said...

Enjoyed the scene.
Caught me by surprise at the end of the excerpt.

Marsha Ward said...

I agree with Jeff. I was taken aback at the wish that she be gone. Interesting!

Carrie-Anne said...

Very nice scene! The choice of clothes says a lot about her personality.