Nan Reinhardt, Author

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Weekend Writing Warriors 8-Sentence Sunday


wewriwa_square_3It’s that time again! Time for another 8-sentence snippet from one of my works in progress. I’ve given you several from Once More From the Top, so I’m switching back to Sex and the Widow Miles this week. Remember Jules and that sexy younger man? It’s been a couple of weeks since their kiss–the one that made Jules all hot and bothered and then cringe with embarrassment–she’s trying very hard to keep Will at arm’s length. He’s equally determined to get back into her good graces, however his technique is very subtle:

I’d made it very clear that I couldn’t get involved with him, but he seemed content with simply hanging out as buddies. We watched movies, met for coffee in the mornings, and ordered in take-out a few nights, and he even joined me in the pool in the mornings, swimming laps with a long, loose-limbed stroke.

But sometimes I caught him gazing at me, and the look in his eyes was way more than friendly. I’d opened up a can of worms that night with that kiss, and I wasn’t at all sure how to close it. The difference in our ages wasn’t truly my biggest issue; it was just a convenient excuse. No, my problem was Charlie. Even though he’d been gone over a year, I was still good and married. Menopausal horniness aside, no other man—not even one as kind and interesting as Will Brody—would ever have my heart.

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14 Comments to

“Weekend Writing Warriors 8-Sentence Sunday”

  1. Avatar June 30th, 2013 at 9:37 am Gemma Parkes Says:

    Wonderful writing, l could sense her inner turmoil and determination.

  2. Avatar June 30th, 2013 at 7:56 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks for coming by, Gemma. It’s a tough fight, but she’s trying…Will’s pretty irresistible though…stay tuned!

  3. Avatar June 30th, 2013 at 10:56 am Veronica Scott Says:

    How sad for Will but at least he isn’t giving up and he’s trying to be subtle…excellent excerpt!

  4. Avatar June 30th, 2013 at 7:55 pm Nan Says:

    So glad to see you again, Veronica! Will isn’t going to give it up…

  5. Avatar June 30th, 2013 at 11:18 am Shannyn Schroeder Says:

    Another great snippet, Nan. I must admit, though, that I hate that you leave us hanging with one book and switch to another. What I like most here is that she’s honest with herself, admitting that she’s using an excuse.

  6. Avatar June 30th, 2013 at 7:54 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Shannyn–sorry about that! I want to keep you intrigued…Once More From the Top is almost due out… so glad you came by!

  7. Avatar June 30th, 2013 at 2:53 pm Millie Burns Says:

    Aw, being very much in love with my hubby (who is still alive and well) makes me understand her feeling though. I don’t know if there could ever be someone else after him.

  8. Avatar June 30th, 2013 at 7:53 pm Nan Says:

    Hi, Millie–I know the feeling! Thanks for coming by!

  9. Avatar June 30th, 2013 at 3:11 pm Susan Schiller Says:

    I love your character! How she’s married in her heart to a true love, even though he’s been gone for a year. Yet, she allowed a kiss… it seems there could be potential for more, perhaps down the road a bit. Great snippet – I love it!

  10. Avatar June 30th, 2013 at 7:52 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks for stopping by Susan. It’s getting to be time for her to move along…

  11. Avatar June 30th, 2013 at 3:22 pm Sue Ann Bowling Says:

    Nice. Glad to see some adult romance.

  12. Avatar June 30th, 2013 at 7:52 pm Nan Says:

    Thank you, Sue Ann–yeah, it’s time we got to read about real woman and not young girls… 😉

  13. Avatar June 30th, 2013 at 4:45 pm Teresa Cypher Says:

    Nice! So full of information and controlled emotion just waiting to burst. I’m liking this genre, Nan! 🙂

  14. Avatar June 30th, 2013 at 7:51 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Teresa! I’m loving writing about my older heroines!