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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors: Return Engagement


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So far in my excerpts from Return Engagement my hero and heroine met on a beach ten years after his father broke them up. They find that all of their old feelings are still there even though she's engaged to another man. They've gone to a carnival together, and now they're walking back down the beach to their cars. He just gave her his jacket to wear and said he liked the idea of her wearing his clothes, like in high school.  They sat down on the sand to watch the moon, and both of them spoke at once. Elizabeth told him to speak first, and he does.To end at the place I need to, I'd done a little creative punctuation.

Richard turned slightly, an almost angry look on his face. “What the hell do you think you’re doing getting yourself engaged to Alex Crawford? It’s obvious to a blind man that you don’t love him. You’ve been teasing me and flirting with me all evening; you’ve even kissed me. ” 

He stirred up the butterflies in her stomach when he gently caressed her shoulder. “Right now your body language makes me think if I wanted to take this snuggling any further you’d be willing.”

“Wha...” Elizabeth sputtered.

“You don’t strike me as the type of woman who’d pick a man for a night of sex and then go back to her fiancĂ© like nothing had happened. If that’s true I don’t think you love Alex as much as you think you do. The question is: what are you going to do about it?” 

Return Engagement is available at Amazon and at http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com

13 comments:

Iris Blobel said...

wow ... he's really straight forward, but I believe he's more concerned about her doing the wrong step by marrying her fiancé than thinking of himself. nice snippet.

Chelle Cordero said...

He's very direct and almost challenging her to prove him right. She certainly hasn't been thinking realistically during their not-a-date and I don't think it's something she wants to admit to herself.

Tamara Lush said...

Intriguing! I love a second-chance romance trope. Well done.

Teresa Cypher said...

It sounds like he's had enough of the uncertainty of where this is going with her. And it seems to have surprised her. :-) Nicely done, Elaine.

P.T.Wyant said...

Or... this could go really badly for him and she could tell him where to go and get up and walk away.

Linda said...

He is so direct. I guess it's good he is not wasting time. And that was an interesting question.

Veronica Scott said...

Well I'm with him on this one, squarely in his corner. I almost don't like her, because she seems to be unaware of why she's doing any of what she's doing. But its really all your excellent story telling! So yay. excellent excerpt!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

I have to agree with him. If she is so in love with the fiance, what is she doing with him? She does need to make a choice. Great snippet!

Charmaine Gordon said...

She's definitely going to do something and right now! We're waiting.

Carrie-Anne said...

She's between a rock and a hard place. Whichever man she chooses, she's going to have to make the decision soon or risk courting even more trouble.

Caitlin Stern said...

He could be right... but he's assuming an awful lot. It'd make me angry, if I were her!

Allyson Carter said...

Wow! Great snippet!

dmorgana said...

Love his sudden directness! It could either backfire on him or it'll get through to her. I think it's going to get through to her with a few more caring touches. Great snippet.