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Friday, August 26, 2011

Sweet Saturday Samples

A taste of "Sunny Days, Moonlit Nights", a sweet contemporary romance:

       Before grocery shopping, it was time to scrub the grime of
the old cabin off her body. She got in the shower and when she
twisted the hot water spigot to adjust it, it came off in her hand.
Scalding hot water shot across the shower, trapping Caroline
against the wall. She opened the bathroom window, saw the figure
of a man walking toward the Baron’s cabin across the way and
screamed for help. She saw him stop and turn. She called out again,
and he came toward her cabin. A minute later, he entered the
bathroom where she was naked and confined by the hot water.
     “Towel!” she hollered, covering herself as best she could with
her hands and arms. After studying her body briefly, he looked
away then threw her a towel, went over to the water controls and
turned off the hot and cold water. Caroline covered herself with the
skimpy towel and stared at the man. He was in his thirties,
handsome with dark brown hair, light brown eyes, a slightly square
jaw, one day’s growth of beard and over six feet tall with a slim,
strong build.
     “You need a new spigot. There might be one in the shed good
enough to hold for today, but tomorrow you should stop by the
hardware store and pick up a new one,” he told her.
      There was something about his voice, something she
recognized. Caroline stared at his face, peering into his eyes…those
eyes seemed familiar. She gasped.
     “Mickey, is that you?”

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A little bit about the book:
Caroline “Sunny” Davis has it all, a rich husband, career as a well-known artist and a big, beautiful house, she has everything except happiness. Fleeing from a philandering husband, she returns to her family’s cabin in the woods. Looking to reconnect with happier times while she sorts out her life, Sunny is surprised to meet up with someone she hasn’t seen in twenty years.

Mike Foster, her friend, her protector from childhood is more handsome and devastating than ever. Tempted almost beyond endurance, can she resist him…if it’s for his own good? This story about rekindled friendship will warm your heart.



Kellie Kamryn said...

Ooohhh...I love that excerpt!

Sherry Gloag said...

Interesting :-) Did Micky recognise her when her entered her bathroom?

Jean said...

Thanks, Kellie. No, he didn't Sherry. She was thirteen when he last saw her and didn't have the figure she has now.

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Great sample! Love the first meet-well, new meeting :)

JoAnne Kenrick said...

Love the snippet, Jean xxx I'm gonna have to remember to do Sweet Sample Saturday next week..I like the longer excerpt, gives a chance to get a real feel for the authors voice :)

Anonymous said...

Love how he throws her the towel only AFTER.

Lindsay said...

What an embarrassing first meeting. Looks like they both got an eye-full of each other. His a little more full though

Jean said...

Thank you, ladies. Yes it was embarrassing and he did certainly get an eyeful. He's a man, after all, and who could resist that temptation?

Anonymous said...

oh boy, what a (re)meeting!

Patricia Kiyono said...

Love this! What an awful way to meet someone again!