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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors

Welcome to Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors, your chance to sample the work of a talented group of authors. I've been sharing excerpts from Return Engagement. My hero and heroine have met on a beach ten years after his father broke them up. The attraction between them still seems to be there, but Elizabeth's engaged. She agrees to have a hot dog with him, and he takes the chance to quiz her about her fiance. He speaks first.


“Tell me about Alex Crawford.”

“What...what do you know about Alex?” she asked, feeling as though she were floundering.

“Anybody who watches Inside Edition would know about you and Alex Crawford. It seems to me the two of you are the lead story four nights out of five. Everyone in America knows where you went on vacation, what he gave you for Christmas, the size of your engagement ring, and even what kind of perfume he likes for you to wear.”

“I don’t have any privacy left!” Elizabeth exclaimed as she scowled at him. “All of that was on television?” 


“Yes, and more besides, but if you’re engaged to the man, why aren’t you wearing his ring? 

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16 comments:

Jennifer Reynolds said...

Good question. Great snippet. :)

Iris Blobel said...

Well, why isn't she ? Great snippet, Elaine!

Teresa Cypher said...

Oooh, that last sentence is a zinger! Nice!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Good question. Why oh why isn't she?

gemma parkes said...

Like the others, I am curious to know where that ring is! I can feel her angst at being exposed to the world!

Sarah W said...

Hmmm. I'd like to know the answer to that, too!

This continues terrific, Elaine! :)

Chelle Cordero said...

I'm wondering if the whole Alex thingie is a publicity ruse and if his questions are hitting too close. Great snippet.

P.T.Wyant said...

That is a good question. I hope she has a good answer.

Charmaine Gordon said...

He's got her up against the wall with the questions. Now where are her answers and why does she have to tell him anything. The plot thickens. Terrific eight, Elaine.

Cecilia Corona said...

That is a great question. Why isn't she wearing his ring?

Carrie-Anne said...

There's got to be a good reason she's left the ring off!

Siobhan Muir said...

Oh, very astute question. Great snippet, Elaine. :)

Ed Hoornaert said...

Someone mentioned that the hero is astute for noticing the ring, and I have to agree. Ordinarily I'd wonder about a guys who did notice such things--is he on the prowl?--but in this case, meeting a former girlfriend he knows lots about, his curiosity about the ring seems justified. Nice Eight!

Denisea Kampe said...

Intriguing! Would love to hear her answer.

Veronica Scott said...

Uh oh, the telltale ring! Enjoyed the snippet and I too can't wait to find out why she's not wearing that ring!

JTsuruoka said...

That's a very good question. Nice work!