Nan Reinhardt, Author

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

8-Sentence Sunday Redux


weekend_writing_warriorsveteransbadge_4And we’re back with another snippet from The Summer of Second Chances. Last week, Sophie put herself out there and simply asked Ben if he was at all attracted to her. You’ll recall that Ben’s response was less than enthusiastic, so I’m skipping over the part where Sophie backtracks and tells him to forget she asked. Unable to even look at him now, she begins cleaning up the dishes, while he stands in the kitchen feeling like a first-class heel.They’re caught up in a moment of excruciating embarrassment…so Ben goes to the sink to try to fix things, but…

He closed his eyes for moment. He was drowning here.

You can go right now and let her think what she wants. It’ll be kind of uncomfortable for a couple of days, but she’ll get over it, and you avoid all the tangled mess that’s bound to happen if you…

Their bodies were only a few inches apart in the small kitchen. Steam rose from the hot water running in the sink. The air was sultry. For a second, Ben couldn’t move.

Nancy's MI trip 077I 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 old Pt. Betsie lighthouse that is the one on which I based Willow Point lighthouse. It’s a gorgeous old structure.

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14 Comments to

“8-Sentence Sunday Redux”

  1. Avatar March 23rd, 2014 at 10:03 am Marcia Says:

    C’mon Ben, slide your arms around her, you know you want to!

  2. Avatar March 23rd, 2014 at 2:15 pm Nan Says:

    Yeah, he needs to step up, Marcia. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Avatar March 23rd, 2014 at 1:36 pm Millie Burns Says:

    Oh, just go for the tangled mess Ben! Grab her and kiss her!!

  4. Avatar March 23rd, 2014 at 2:16 pm Nan Says:

    Well, we’re all in agreement–he needs to just kiss her… Thanks, Millie!

  5. Avatar March 23rd, 2014 at 1:49 pm Siobhan Muir Says:

    Oh, man, what an awkward place to be, on either side. Great snippet, Nan.

  6. Avatar March 23rd, 2014 at 2:16 pm Nan Says:

    Yup…but they’ll get past it, I’m sure! thanks Siobhan!

  7. Avatar March 23rd, 2014 at 2:50 pm Charmaine Gordon Says:

    Nan, I’m enjoying your mature romance, from one senior to another. We do things differently than the young but with sweetness and wisdom that comes with age. Thanks.

  8. Avatar March 23rd, 2014 at 5:54 pm Nan Says:

    Thank you, Charmaine! I’ve enjoyed your books as well! Yes, that wisdom and a bit more sweetness certainly does make Boomer love a little different. And I’m glad!!! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Avatar March 23rd, 2014 at 3:15 pm Teresa Cypher Says:

    Ha! Wonder, oh I wonder, what is holding him back??? It must be good, because obviously he is attracted to her. 🙂 Good little shot of intrigue, Nan! 🙂

  10. Avatar March 23rd, 2014 at 5:53 pm Nan Says:

    He’s just not sure he wants to be involved again… Thanks for coming by Teresa!

  11. Avatar March 23rd, 2014 at 7:10 pm Veronica Scott Says:

    I want to tell him to stop overthinking! Loved the description of his thoughts, the kitchen…this is a terrific story, can’t wait for more.

  12. Avatar March 23rd, 2014 at 7:55 pm Nan Says:

    Thank you, Veronica! Working on finishing it up…hope to have it ready for my editor soon. Thanks for coming by!

  13. Avatar March 23rd, 2014 at 7:34 pm Sue Ann Bowling Says:

    Why doesn’t he grab a dish towel and help?

  14. Avatar March 23rd, 2014 at 7:54 pm Nan Says:

    Spoken like a true baby boomer, Sue Ann! Thanks for coming by!