Nan Reinhardt, Author

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

8-Sentence Sunday

April5

weekend_writing_warriorsveteransbadge_48-Sentence Sunday has come around again…time is flying by! We’re still in the scene with Sophie and Ben’s first kiss in The Summer of Second Chances, but this time, we’re in Sophie’s POV…

For one brief moment, Sophie wondered if a kiss that had probably been building up for years might turn out to be anticlimactic.

It wasn’t.

The warm pressure of Ben’s mouth on hers kindled a response that set her pulse hammering. That tiny flicker of longing that had smoldered deep inside her since he’d stepped into the kitchen of the Sandpiper flared to an inferno.

His hands moved lower to pull her harder against his warm, muscled body—she’d never been kissed like that before. All she wanted was to keep the contact, his mouth on hers, his hands on her body—it was so incredibly right. She increased the pressure of her mouth, pressing herself against him, while the thought, this is Ben, it’s Ben, kept going around in her addled brain.

When at last, he lifted his lips, she had one clear thought inside the heated haze of her mind, thank God, it’s finally Ben.

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.  Here’s a shot of the steps that lead down to Lake Michigan from Sophie’s cottages.charlie's b-day 058 Are you all dying to go up to Michigan and visit Willow Bay? 😉

 

16 Comments to

“8-Sentence Sunday”

  1. Avatar April 6th, 2014 at 9:56 am Teresa Cypher Says:

    Nice! THE kiss. 🙂 I liked this from her POV, Nan. Good 8!


  2. Avatar April 6th, 2014 at 11:33 am Nan Says:

    Thanks for coming by, Teresa! It was the first kiss, we needed to hear from both of them, don’t you think?


  3. Avatar April 6th, 2014 at 10:06 am Marcia Says:

    aww! Somehow you managed to write something sweet and yet really hot, and it works beautifully! Thanks for sharing this excerpt with us.


  4. Avatar April 6th, 2014 at 11:33 am Nan Says:

    Thanks, Marcia! Two middle-aged people kissing had to be either sweet or hot, how cool you found it both! 😉


  5. Avatar April 6th, 2014 at 11:49 am Millie Burns Says:

    Middle aged folks can be sweet and hot…I have to believe that : ) Such a cute scene from her perspective. I hope he doesn’t break her heart.


  6. Avatar April 6th, 2014 at 10:45 pm Nan Says:

    Yeah, we can be–believe it, Millie! Thanks for coming by!


  7. Avatar April 6th, 2014 at 12:38 pm Charmaine Gordon Says:

    Perfect, Nan. Thanks. Hot and sweet just the way I like it.


  8. Avatar April 6th, 2014 at 10:44 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Charmaine!


  9. Avatar April 6th, 2014 at 1:18 pm Veronica Scott Says:

    I like the way her thoughts about Ben evolved during the kiss (which was very hot by the way) – really a terrific excerpt!


  10. Avatar April 6th, 2014 at 10:44 pm Nan Says:

    Thank you, Veronica! Glad you stopped by!


  11. Avatar April 6th, 2014 at 4:57 pm Sandra Nachlinger Says:

    Great kiss! Sexy but full of meaning too.


  12. Avatar April 6th, 2014 at 10:44 pm Nan Says:

    Thank you, Sandra!


  13. Avatar April 6th, 2014 at 5:46 pm Frank Fisher Says:

    I really got a sense of what Ben meant to Sophie through her POV. I liked the description of the kissing part, too.


  14. Avatar April 6th, 2014 at 10:44 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Frank!


  15. Avatar April 6th, 2014 at 7:43 pm Sue Ann Bowling Says:

    Sounds like her attempt at seduction was successful.


  16. Avatar April 6th, 2014 at 10:43 pm Nan Says:

    Not so fast, Sue Ann… Thanks for coming by!


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