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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Saturday Sample The Captain and the Cheerleader

 Welcome to Saturday Sample. Today is the last excerpt from The Captain and the Cheerleader. If you've enjoyed the book so far, you can buy it Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and most other retail outlets. Any book store can order a paper copy for you. Next week we'll begin Fortuna, a romantic comedy that's partly based on things that happened to either me or my family.

Susan English can’t stand Robin Lanford! She’s so full of herself she irritates everyone on the faculty of Fairfield High. When Robin bets Susan fifty dollars that she can’t get a date with Kurt Deveraux, the head football coach, Susan jumps at the chance to put the little heifer in her place. She had no idea that teaching Robin a lesson would irrevocably change her life, strain treasured friendships, and throw two families into chaos.

We know the Susan won her bet with Robin when Kurt asked her to go to a party with him. Unfortunately, they drank too much and ended up sleeping together which didn't please Susan at all. She begged Kurt to take her home, and in today's excerpt they've just reached Susan's house.Kurt has assured Susan that he doesn't make a habit of making love to women in no condition to say no, but he already wanted her, so the tequila pushed him over the edge. He also asked if they could continue seeing each other, not for sex but because they had a good time. 

She stayed in the bathroom for a long time even though she knew Kurt was waiting for her. Maybe she’d get lucky and he’d move to Alaska or Africa, anywhere far, far away. He could say anything he wanted, but it didn’t change a thing. She had still humiliated herself and done something that appalled her. Oh, imagine what he really thought!
Footsteps sounded in her bedroom. Kurt knocked on the bathroom door and called, “Susan? Are you okay?”
With a big sigh, Susan opened the door.
Kurt studied her face. “You look kind of pale. I know you had something to tell me, but maybe we should wait until you feel better. I’ll help you to bed
if you like. I think you need to sleep a little while longer.”
A reprieve! Putting things off did no good, but that’s exactly what she’d do. “Bed sounds good.”
Kurt turned back the bedcovers for her and patted the side of the bed. “Sit down and I’ll take your boots off.”
Susan’s stomach quivered at the thought of bending over to tug on her boots. She sat and stuck out her foot.
Kurt wrestled the boots off, and she fell back onto the bed. It felt so soft, and it was blessedly quiet in the room. “Don’t go,” she mumbled. “I want to talk to you when I wake up.”

~* ~
Kurt watched as Susan’s eyes closed. Where did
she expect him to stay? With her? Well, why not? They’d already spent a night together. He took off his shoes and shirt and got under the covers with Susan. Before long he too fell asleep, lulled by the soft silence in the room.

1 comment:

Elizabeth Alsobrooks said...

Hm, this begs an unexpected reaction when she wakes up... Intriguing snippet.