How 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.”
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Sweet simmering summer romance snippet. Smiling in recollection of some past summer romances of my own. Thank you.
Cute. Oh Jules! Such an instigator! 🙂
Aren’t you glad she’s back, Skye? Thanks for coming by!!
I love the progression from doubt to totally doing that! 🙂 Fun snippet, Nan! 🙂
Yeah, she’s 45, time to go for a little adventure. Thanks Teresa!!
Sue Ann Bowling
But will he come out of his writing enough to notice her willingness?
Now that is the question, Sue Ann! Thanks for stopping by!
She could do that or him…and how many times? Ha!
Tee hee, Millie! Thanks for coming by!!
Except these things are never that simple, or we’d have no story LOL. Excellent excerpt, enjoyed the dialog.
Nope, they never are… thanks, Veronica!
Hey, hi!! Thanks!! Are you ever coming home?? 😉
Giggles- short and sweet. It’s a good snippet.
Thanks, Kane! Glad you stopped by!
Ha! Don’t you just love it when these visions spring to mind! Funny snippet thoughtfully written.
Yup, I have those visions…well…frequently… 😉 Thanks for coming by, Gemma!
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.
So true, Charmaine! But sometimes, you need a little push… thanks!!