Weekend Writing Warrior – 11/17/13
Yesterday was my birthday and I’m full of cake! Here’s a little something sweet for you: 8 lines from Daring Miss December (Hot Nights in St. Blaise #12).
“Tell me what you want.”
Dark lashes lowered and Oliver’s shoulders slumped. The flush in his cheeks finally began to subside when he gave in and let gravity suck him back into the chair. His long torso rounded. The crisp tailored shirt he wore gaped between buttons, unaccustomed to this new elasticity borne of surrender.
“You,” he said when he looked up at her at last, his gaze startlingly vivid and direct. “I want you.”
His confession sparked a smile that warmed her down to her toes.
DARING MS. DECEMBER
It’s never too late to learn the truth about love…if you dare.
Straight-laced hospital administrator Oliver Watkins has the heart of a rebel.
Coming of age in the free-wheeling seventies meant that Oliver’s rebellion manifested itself in always doing precisely what he was expected to do.
With his wife gone and his daughter grown, the survival of St. Blaise Regional Medical Center has become his main focus in life. That is, until the results of a routine blood test give him the nudge he needs to indulge in forbidden fruit.
Dietician Anne Silverstein has enjoyed a smorgasbord of experiences, but none shaped her life more dramatically than finding a lump in her breast at the ripe old age of twenty-six. In the years since she triumphed over death, Anne has learned to embrace life by taking each new day as it comes.
When Ollie Watkins, stumbles into her office looking for more than a few tips on lowering his cholesterol, throwing caution to the wind is a no-brainer for free-spirited Anne. But the home remedies Anne and Oliver cook up together leave them both ravenous for more. Suddenly one finds one day at a time is not enough and the other fears it’s way too much.