Friday, April 26, 2013

Sweet Saturday Samples - A Bit of UNDER THE MIDNIGHT MOON

Something sweet from my latest sweet novel, UNDER THE MIDNIGHT MOON, the third book in the Moonlight Series. Drew is trying to figure out what beautiful Mindy wants:

He dropped his hands and backed up. How could I have been so wrong about her? 
 “Goodnight, Mindy. It’s been fun. I hope you succeed with your theater and all. Have a good time for the rest of your stay here.” He raised his palm to wave before turning toward the driveway. A tiny pain shot through his heart as he walked away. Before he reached the SUV, Mindy was tugging on his sleeve.
“Don’t leave, Drew. Come upstairs. Let’s talk.”
“Just talk?” He cocked an eyebrow at her. What does she want from me?
“I thought you weren’t a mover.”
“I’m not. But are you?” Does she want sex?
“I don’t have to be. You said it yourself. Looking the way I do—and I don’t want to look like I’m bragging, but I’m pretty good to look at—usually means I call the shots. Most men go as far as they can until the woman says ‘no.’ So, I’ve never had to make the first move with a man.”
The curve of her calf caught his attention. Most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. I’m only human.  

“So what do you want from me? Do you want me to make a pass at you? It'd be very easy... Or do you just want to talk? I can’t read you at all. One minute you’re cozying up to me, the next you move away.”
“I like you. You’re sweet. Can’t we just…talk?” Her eyes were pleading, and he couldn’t resist.
“Of course.” Nice to know my radar still works.
She slipped her small hand into his then led him back to the staircase. “These stairs are steep as hell.”
“You’re in good shape. You can do it.” He took a peek at her legs.
“You noticed.” She glanced at him.
“I may not be a player, but I’m not dead either.”

A Bit About the Book

Can attending a wedding and a funeral on the same day change your life? Mindy Winslow’s life was altered forever when she met gorgeous lawyer, Drew Armstrong, and found out about her inheritance from her mentor, Lou. Embraced by the townsfolk at the wedding of her college roommate, Mindy sought to make her goal a reality in tiny Pine Grove, New York. But the exposure of a promise made then broken secretly, destroyed her dream. Will she be forced to face “I told you so” from her father or will love find a way to resurrect hope from the ashes? 
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  1. Just talking is a great way to start a relationship. And it sounds like it's a novel idea for her. Thanks for sharing!

    1. He's not a mover and the ironic thing is because of that, she's very attracted to him. She has trust issues.

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  3. She sounds very confused about her feelings. I'm curious to know what promise she broke. Well done. Your picture today made me hungry.

  4. Aww, how sweet...and amusing. I like his "Not a player" line.

  5. Love it! Intriguing.

    Interestingly, I have also attended a funeral and a wedding in the same day. Funeral at 10:00 am and wedding at 4:00. It was surreal.

  6. I like that she's confident enough to shoot straight with him. And that he's not going after her. Nice role reversal. Great excerpt.

  7. I also like both of their straightforwardness. :) It is a refreshing change from some characters I have encountered lately.