From Christina: As I work on the third book of “The Sunset Series”, I’m going to be sharing the story here. I’ll be posting “snippets” each week on Sneak Peek Sunday, and from time to time, I might post additional snippets, as well.
To read from the beginning, click here:
The story is scheduled for release from Secret Cravings Publishing in January. Please be aware that what you are reading here will be unedited, unrevised work from a rough draft of the story. All comments, questions, and suggestions will be appreciated.
Those who’ve read “Not the Marrying Kind” will remember Emily Sue Phillips as the annoying little sister who loved sneaking about. In this story, she’s a very grown up young lady. I hope you enjoy today’s snippet, and that you’ll continue reading as the story progresses.
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His guard went up at once. Every muscle in his body tensed. “That’s no reason to give up your education,” he pointed out. “In fact, that’s a pitiful excuse, if you ask me. Besides, how do you think that makes me feel?” In truth, it made him feel damned good to know Emily Sue missed him, but at the moment, he didn’t dare let on to that fact. “If you leave school, you’ll come to regret it in time, and I don’t want you blaming me.”
“I’m not blaming you, Ben.” She placed a hand on his arm. “I’m telling you how I feel, that’s all.”
He hated himself for what he was about to do. He jerked his arm away.
“Yeah, well, it’s not good to act on feelings. They’re slippery things, you know. Feelings change.”
A quick glance toward the girl at his side confirmed his worst fears. Although she tried to look away, he’d already caught sight of the tears sliding down her cheek. It took every last ounce of restraint he possessed to resist reaching out to her.
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I hope you’ve enjoyed this little “snippet” and the previous ones I’ve posted. This brings the opening chapter to a close. Next week I’ll be posting snippets from a new story.
“He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not” is now with my editor and will be heading soon to the proofreader. Once I have the official release date, I will share it with everyone.
Remember, you can read the complete chapter here:
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