Nan Reinhardt, Author

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

8-Sentence Sunday

May25

weekend_writing_warriorsveteransbadge_4Here we are again with Sophie and Ben in The Summer of Second Chances with, I confess, a little creative punctuation. Sophie’s suggestion that they try just having a summer fling has shocked poor old Ben down to his sandals. He’s figuring he’s going to have to be the cautious one here because clearly, Sophie had thrown all caution to the wind… He tries to lighten the sexually charged atmosphere with a weak joke about “friends with benefits,” but Sophie’s not having it…she’s all in…

“I’d love to give it a try,” smiling, Sophie rose from the stool and slipped around the end of the bar.

“No, don’t.” Holding up both hands, he backed away, “Don’t–we need to think about what we’re doing here first.”

“Why?” She moved closer to him, “How ’bout we try not thinking at all?” A few more steps and they were mere inches apart, “But I guess if you’re not sure…”  One hand on his chin, she ran her thumb over his lips, “maybe you should sleep on it tonight.”

Okay, confession: Sophie’s way out of her comfort zone, but in for a nickle as my grandpa used to say. Besides, she’s forty-five and it’s time to live a little!

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18 Comments to

“8-Sentence Sunday”

  1. Avatar May 25th, 2014 at 9:56 am Marcia Says:

    Neat excerpt! I can just picture his worried expression and her sly smile. She sure doesn’t seem to be out of her comfort zone 😉


  2. Avatar May 25th, 2014 at 3:14 pm Nan Says:

    It’s harder for than you think, Marcia, but she’s really trying to get out of her box. Hold tight to see if she can actually pull it off. Thanks for stopping by!


  3. Avatar May 25th, 2014 at 12:11 pm Taryn Tyler Says:

    Wow. She certainly is all in.


  4. Avatar May 25th, 2014 at 3:15 pm Nan Says:

    Hey Taryn–yes, but is he? That is the question! Thanks!!


  5. Avatar May 25th, 2014 at 1:21 pm Veronica Scott Says:

    I’m enjoying this story, like the fact that the guy is the hesitant one. Can’t wait to see how she persuades him and what happens next. Great 8!


  6. Avatar May 25th, 2014 at 3:13 pm Nan Says:

    Hi Veronica! Thank you!!


  7. Avatar May 25th, 2014 at 1:58 pm Sue Ann Bowling Says:

    He’s more than a little flummoxed by her taking the lead.


  8. Avatar May 25th, 2014 at 3:13 pm Nan Says:

    Hey Sue Ann, yup, he’s just not sure what to make of this. Thanks for coming by!


  9. Avatar May 25th, 2014 at 3:27 pm Liz Flaherty Says:

    I liked this. Poor Ben was so squirmy!


  10. Avatar May 25th, 2014 at 4:07 pm Nan Says:

    Hey Liz! Don’t you love the idea of making a 50-something man squirm? I do!! Thanks for coming by!


  11. Avatar May 25th, 2014 at 3:30 pm Siobhan Muir Says:

    I love to see her stretch and see him backpedal. Great snippet, Nan. 🙂


  12. Avatar May 25th, 2014 at 4:05 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks for coming by Siobhan. Yeah, he’s in his 50s and this a new experience for him.


  13. Avatar May 25th, 2014 at 4:02 pm Shannyn Schroeder Says:

    I love that she’s stepping out of her comfort zone and owning it! She’s doing such a great job that it’s totally throwing him. Great 8


  14. Avatar May 25th, 2014 at 4:05 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Shannyn! She is trying to get out of her zone…yikes!


  15. Avatar May 25th, 2014 at 11:00 pm Teresa Cypher Says:

    Haha! Your poor characters! You really put them through the paces, Nan! This is a great snippet from, I’m sure, an entertaining read. 🙂 I do like the role reversal. 🙂


  16. Avatar May 26th, 2014 at 7:56 am Nan Says:

    Thanks, Teresa! So glad you stopped by! Trying to see things from the perspective of a 50-something man is a little harder, but it’s fun to try!


  17. Avatar May 26th, 2014 at 10:44 am Millie Burns Says:

    I love that she’s going after what she wants! Methinks he doth protest too much!!!!


  18. Avatar May 26th, 2014 at 7:09 pm Nan Says:

    Hey, Millie! She sure is, but he’s really not sure…however, he is male… 😉


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