Nan Reinhardt, Author

Grown-up love stories, because we're never too old for a little sexy romance…

8-Sentence Sunday

March29

weekend_writing_warriorsveteransbadge_4We’re back with a snippet from The Summer of Second Chances and I’m staying in the scene in Sophie’s kitchen for today. You didn’t really think I’d leave you hanging on their first kiss, did you? I’m mean, but I’m not that mean! Remember last week, Ben didn’t think kissing her was a good idea, but here they are after sharing a meal and wine. Sophie’s practically announced that she’s attracted to him, he’s very attracted to her, the kitchen is steamy… He’s dying to kiss her, but he’s still overthinking it…

Don’t do it—turn around and go back to your own cottage.

He stared into her green eyes. When he put his hands on her waist, there was no turning back. Neither of them said a word. She put her wet hands on his chest. He dipped his head down and found her lips. Then he was kissing her and she was kissing him back. He pulled her closer, until their bodies touched…

Yeah, he did it… but how far will it go?

I hope you continue to be intrigued by Sophie and Ben. Stay tuned for more from The Summer of Second Chances. Comments are welcome and encouraged. Please don’t miss the other Weekend Writing Warriors.  Head on over and check out the work of dozens of other writers. You’ll be so glad you did.

Nancy's MI trip 019A view of the dune behind Willow Point lighthouse. The steps to the lighthouse are just to the right.

posted under Writer's moments
18 Comments to

“8-Sentence Sunday”

  1. Avatar March 30th, 2014 at 9:23 am Marcia Says:

    Nice excerpt! Enough detail to give readers a great visual. I almost feel like I’m intruding on them 🙂


  2. Avatar March 30th, 2014 at 10:50 am Nan Says:

    Thanks, Marcia! Good–I’m glad the intimacy vibe is there. So glad you stopped by!


  3. Avatar March 30th, 2014 at 11:17 am Harlene Says:

    Get writing. We need more of the Women of willow Bay. I loved your last 3 books. Can’t wait for this one.


  4. Avatar March 30th, 2014 at 11:54 am Nan Says:

    Almost done with this one, Har, and the next one is brewing… Thanks for coming by!! Love you, babes!


  5. Avatar March 30th, 2014 at 1:58 pm Veronica Scott Says:

    Well I for one am thoroughly intrigued and can’t wait for the next snippet! Great 8!


  6. Avatar March 30th, 2014 at 4:33 pm Nan Says:

    Thank you, Veronica!!


  7. Avatar March 30th, 2014 at 3:17 pm Sue Ann Bowling Says:

    Sounds like she’s starting to get her point across.


  8. Avatar March 30th, 2014 at 4:33 pm Nan Says:

    Yup! Thanks for stopping by, Sue Ann!


  9. Avatar March 30th, 2014 at 4:36 pm Charmaine Gordon Says:

    And what happens next, Nan? Lovely and gentle snippet. Thanks.


  10. Avatar March 30th, 2014 at 5:46 pm Nan Says:

    Hi, Charmaine! You’ll have to wait to see what happens next! Thanks for coming by.


  11. Avatar March 30th, 2014 at 5:25 pm Skye Says:

    There’s this soft anticipation about this snippet. Instead of the frantic scrambling of bodies that seems to occur in so many books, there’s this hushed beginning that makes me feel like holding my breath. Nice!


  12. Avatar March 30th, 2014 at 5:46 pm Nan Says:

    Skye, love your turn of phrase–“soft anticipation.” That’s great! Glad you’re enjoying it. Hugs, baby!


  13. Avatar March 30th, 2014 at 6:01 pm Sandra Nachlinger Says:

    Lovely kiss! Once he touched her, it was all over. So sweet.


  14. Avatar April 5th, 2014 at 10:25 am Nan Says:

    Thanks for coming by, Sandra!!


  15. Avatar March 30th, 2014 at 6:57 pm Millie Burns Says:

    Love this…I like some trepidation in the man. It’s usually the female character who is hesitant. Nice twist for me.


  16. Avatar April 5th, 2014 at 10:25 am Nan Says:

    Thanks, Millie–it’s fun to write a vulnerable man.


  17. Avatar March 30th, 2014 at 9:41 pm Teresa Cypher Says:

    I like how Marcia phrased it–feels like I’m intruding on them. 🙂 You’ve done a great job, thus far, with the slow buildup to the “do it or don’t” moment. Slow torture… 🙂


  18. Avatar April 5th, 2014 at 10:24 am Nan Says:

    Hey Teresa–I’m a little behind this week. So glad you like it!!


Archives