Nan Reinhardt, Author

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8-Sentence Sunday

February23

weekend_writing_warriorsveteransbadge_4How did it get be Sunday again already? Whew! Well, we’re still in The Summer of Second Chances, Book 3 of the Women of Willow Bay series. I’m jumping ahead a little (and using some creative punctuation to bring you this snippet). Ben has been in Willow Bay for two weeks. While he’s been busy writing, Sophie Russo has been drooling over him. She’s torn between finding out if he’s feeling the same attraction she’s feeling and believing it’s best to suck it up and just remain friends and colleagues. When she shares her dilemma with Jules, her friend encourages her to go for it, to enjoy a hot summer fling, and then go back to simply being Ben’s editor. Scene comes in on Jules speaking:

“Loosen up; it doesn’t have to be relationship. What’s wrong with a summer romance?” There was that ornery lilt again, “just have some fun, why don’cha?”

“Oh, I don’t know,” Sophie chewed her lower lip, “a summer romance? Maybe.”

Visions of a naked and willing Ben Dugan danced in her head, “Maybe I could do that,” she sat up straighter. Now the images included her, also naked and very willing, and she repeated with more determination, “yeah, sure. I could totally do that.”

I hope you’re intrigued. 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!

 

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22 Comments to

“8-Sentence Sunday”

  1. Avatar February 23rd, 2014 at 7:27 am Jess Schira Says:

    Cute snippet!


  2. Avatar February 23rd, 2014 at 8:51 am Nan Says:

    Thanks, Jess!!


  3. Avatar February 23rd, 2014 at 9:57 am Charmaine Gordon Says:

    Life isn’t over ’til it’s over, right? So go for it. Her friend’s advice is perfect as if Sophie needs permission. Delightful eight.


  4. Avatar February 23rd, 2014 at 11:53 am Nan Says:

    So true, Charmaine! But sometimes, you need a little push… thanks!!


  5. Avatar February 23rd, 2014 at 11:14 am Gemma Parkes Says:

    Ha! Don’t you just love it when these visions spring to mind! Funny snippet thoughtfully written.


  6. Avatar February 23rd, 2014 at 11:53 am Nan Says:

    Yup, I have those visions…well…frequently… 😉 Thanks for coming by, Gemma!


  7. Avatar February 23rd, 2014 at 11:47 am Decadent Kane Says:

    Giggles- short and sweet. It’s a good snippet.


  8. Avatar February 23rd, 2014 at 11:52 am Nan Says:

    Thanks, Kane! Glad you stopped by!


  9. Avatar February 23rd, 2014 at 12:13 pm Liz Flaherty Says:

    Like that!


  10. Avatar February 23rd, 2014 at 1:57 pm Nan Says:

    Hey, hi!! Thanks!! Are you ever coming home?? 😉


  11. Avatar February 23rd, 2014 at 1:07 pm Veronica Scott Says:

    Except these things are never that simple, or we’d have no story LOL. Excellent excerpt, enjoyed the dialog.


  12. Avatar February 23rd, 2014 at 1:56 pm Nan Says:

    Nope, they never are… thanks, Veronica!


  13. Avatar February 23rd, 2014 at 1:26 pm Millie Burns Says:

    She could do that or him…and how many times? Ha!


  14. Avatar February 23rd, 2014 at 1:56 pm Nan Says:

    Tee hee, Millie! Thanks for coming by!!


  15. Avatar February 23rd, 2014 at 3:31 pm Sue Ann Bowling Says:

    But will he come out of his writing enough to notice her willingness?


  16. Avatar February 23rd, 2014 at 4:14 pm Nan Says:

    Now that is the question, Sue Ann! Thanks for stopping by!


  17. Avatar February 23rd, 2014 at 3:36 pm Teresa Cypher Says:

    I love the progression from doubt to totally doing that! 🙂 Fun snippet, Nan! 🙂


  18. Avatar February 23rd, 2014 at 4:13 pm Nan Says:

    Yeah, she’s 45, time to go for a little adventure. Thanks Teresa!!


  19. Avatar February 23rd, 2014 at 4:12 pm Skye Says:

    Cute. Oh Jules! Such an instigator! 🙂


  20. Avatar February 23rd, 2014 at 4:13 pm Nan Says:

    Aren’t you glad she’s back, Skye? Thanks for coming by!!


  21. Avatar February 25th, 2014 at 3:04 pm Pete Symes Says:

    Sweet simmering summer romance snippet. Smiling in recollection of some past summer romances of my own. Thank you.


  22. Avatar February 25th, 2014 at 10:58 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Pete!


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