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Sunday, February 14, 2016

WeWriWa: When All Thoughts Turn to Romance . . .


For Valentine’s Day, since I can’t give everyone chocolates with gooey centers, I’ve decided on a sweet taste from PRINCE OF HONOR, my paranormal W-I-P:

“I’m going to find us a ride.”

“You’d better find some pants first,” she suggested, the small quirk of her smile his undoing. 

Though she stiffened when he rolled suddenly to his feet to stand so close their body heat collided like two nova suns, Sylvia drew a breath but didn’t retreat from the light skim of his hand along her jawline.

“Syl.”

The soft stroke of his voice had her taking an abrupt step back from what suddenly flamed between them as she reminded, “About that ride.” 

Thrust back into provider mode, Turow assured, “I’ll take care of it.”

He was bending over, pulling on his jeans when her palms stroked up the curve of his back. He straightened slowly, not turning, letting her step into him, her arms banding his middle, her cheek pressing warm and soft against his shoulder as she sighed, “Thank you, Row.”

He didn’t ask what for, instead, covering her hands with his own, clutching them gently, bringing them up to his lips for a brief kiss before striding to the door. Not daring to look back, because if he saw her standing there so vulnerable, he wouldn’t be able to leave.

Ain’t love grand, even when these two cautious, prideful people can’t admit that’s what’s going on between them? They’d better hurry up and make up their minds. A confrontation is right around the corner that will strain everything they believe in. Enjoy the moment. It may not last . . . just like those chocolates.

Happy Valentine’s Day!! I hope you’re all doing something nice for yourselves! I’m doing my nails-once I finish typing! XOXO

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23 comments:

  1. Gorgeous writing in this snippet. I picture the scene as I read and love it.

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  2. Lovely scene. A great combination of tension and tenderness.

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  3. Thanks, Alexis! That's the combo I was looking for.

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  4. Aww! We gotta love that! Just a great bit of scene.

    Can I make one suggestion? To my ears, "he was BENT over" sounds better. It's a small thing but seems to complete the sentence.

    Looking forward to whatever you offer us next week. And my chocolates were gone yesterday :D :D

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  5. A wonderfully romantic moment. Now I feel all squishy inside. Perfect for Valentine's Day!

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    1. Then my job here is done! Thanks, Christina! Happy V-Day!

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  6. No, don't leave!! A wonderful snippet, Nancy! :)

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    1. Men . . . always in a hurry out the door. Thanks, Jessica!

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  7. Awww, a sweet moment for Valentine's indeed! Great snippet, lovely descriptions.

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  8. Thanks, Veronica/Jean! Happy V-Day!

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  9. It was a nice romantic moment. Perfect for the day.

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    1. Thanks, Elaine! Hope you had a good one.

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  10. He needs to stay! Oy! Can't he see that???

    Good choice for Valentine's day. :-)

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  11. Keep the gooey-center chocolates, Nancy. (I love truffles!) Your excerpt is great.

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  12. Very sensual snippet. There's so much subtext to this scene. Great tension building.

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    1. Thanks, Jenna! Subtext - when you're too lazy to type out all the words!

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  13. So much left unsaid in this sizzling snippet. Getting restless waiting for this one, Nancy! :)

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