Nan Reinhardt, Author

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

8-Sentence Sunday


weekend_writing_warriorsveteransbadge_4I was MIA last week. Life got in the way. We’re continuing in The Summer of Second Chances and Ben and Sophie’s first kiss. Where will it lead?

His eyes were dark blue and questioning, and he looked exactly how she felt, a little bewildered and wary. But he didn’t move back or take his hands off her—they were both breathless.

Sophie closed her eyes, tipping her head back for second, trying hard to get her brain back in gear. Then she met his eyes again; not a single word had passed between them yet. He watched her, his expression full of wonder and so much tenderness that she wanted to crawl inside his heart and stay there forever.

“Sophie?” A voice came from beyond the utility room, “Hey, Soph, you in there?” Noah Dixon pounded on the screen door, tugging against the hook.

Yeah, they got interrupted. It was inevitable, right?  😉

charlie's b-day 057Here’s a shot of the white caps on Lake Michigan, taken from the top of  Sophie’s beach steps. 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.

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18 Comments to

“8-Sentence Sunday”

  1. Avatar April 20th, 2014 at 9:51 am EE Giorgi Says:

    love the image of her crawling inside his heart

  2. Avatar April 20th, 2014 at 10:06 am Nan Says:

    Thank you, EE! So glad you came by!

  3. Avatar April 20th, 2014 at 10:20 am Marcia Says:

    aww. Your descriptions are great, Nan. You put us right there with Sophie without dragging us down by having her overthink the moment. Succinct, but makes us want more. Cool beans!

  4. Avatar April 20th, 2014 at 11:55 am Nan Says:

    Thanks, Marcia…appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

  5. Avatar April 20th, 2014 at 10:31 am Susan Stuckey Says:

    great imagery in this snippet … and yes the interruption was inevitable. Very nicely done.

  6. Avatar April 20th, 2014 at 11:55 am Nan Says:

    Thank, Susan! Glad you came by!

  7. Avatar April 20th, 2014 at 11:56 am Tina Christopher Says:

    Beautiful moment and you have put me right there with them. I want to smack whoever is about to interrupt them;). Well done.

  8. Avatar April 20th, 2014 at 2:35 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Tina. Trust me, Sophie wants to smack him too! 😉

  9. Avatar April 20th, 2014 at 12:56 pm Veronica Scott Says:

    What a time to get interrupted, darn! Enjoyed the excerpt, I really love your characters and want to read more.

  10. Avatar April 20th, 2014 at 2:36 pm Nan Says:

    Thank you, Veronica! Glad you stopped by!

  11. Avatar April 20th, 2014 at 1:59 pm Siobhan Muir Says:

    Ah, man, worst timing. Great snippet, Nan. 🙂

  12. Avatar April 20th, 2014 at 2:36 pm Nan Says:

    Happy you came by, Siobhan. Thank you!

  13. Avatar April 20th, 2014 at 3:07 pm Sue Ann Bowling Says:

    Well of course the author has to interrupt it.

  14. Avatar April 20th, 2014 at 7:11 pm Nan Says:

    Hey Sue Ann! You’re right, what would be the fun otherwise? Thanks for coming by, babe!

  15. Avatar April 21st, 2014 at 7:34 am Charmaine Gordon Says:

    Missed you last week. Lovely eight with just the right wonder of it all moment we mature folks know and love.

  16. Avatar April 21st, 2014 at 7:46 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Charmaine! Life just got ahead of me last week…so glad to be back on track, mostly. So glad you came by!

  17. Avatar April 21st, 2014 at 11:14 pm Millie Burns Says:

    Oh writer’s are such an evil lot! You interrupted them? In the middle of breathless wonder!!! Oh Man!

  18. Avatar April 22nd, 2014 at 1:32 pm Nan Says:

    Yeah…I’m one of those evil ones. 😉 Very glad you stopped by, Millie!