Welcome to another “Sexy Saturday”. The theme this week is “Sexy Me Down”. What does that mean? I wasn’t sure. Here’s the information from the Sexy Saturday blog:
This week’s theme is Sexy Me Down and this is like doubling down in gambling. We’re sure you wonder what we mean but just look up what the term double down means…to double or significantly increase a risk, investment or other commitment. Hmmm…now think about lovers who are committing their all but not quite sure the other is committing the same amount.
What immediately comes to mind for us is bounty hunters, mercenaries, archaeologists or others where the stakes are high. These are the adventurers like in Romancing the Stone who find that once the adventure is done, they still want to be together.
In He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, my latest western historical, Ben Brook and Emily Phillips are searching for buried gold. Emily’s in love with Ben, but she’s not certain which side of the law he’s on. She’s got to watch her step.
In today’s excerpt, she walks right in on a potentially-dangerous sitution. How can she explain her presence? Leave it to love to find an answer. Enjoy!
Emily stopped at the doorway, mouth agape. Before her, in the center of the large, open area stood Benjamin Brooks. A small lantern glowed from the corner of the spring house.
She couldn’t utter a word.
His head snapped around. When he saw her, his tongue darted out to lick his lips. “What are you doing here?”
Her mind raced. Yes, what was she doing there at the spring house so late in the evening? For that matter, what was Benjamin doing there? Asking questions would arouse too many suspicions. She took a different approach.
With a sweet smile, she sashayed toward him. “I couldn’t sleep. I was sitting at the window. I saw you come in here,” she lied. She gave him what she hoped was a seductive look. “I wanted to spend a little time with you. Do you mind?”
He took a step toward her, a broad grin spreading across his face. “I’m glad. I’ve been thinking about you, Em. A lot. I can’t get you off my mind.”
Suddenly nervous, she wondered again what Ben was up. Had he, too, somehow deciphered the code? Did he know that the map lay buried beneath the ground only a few feet from where they now stood? Unable to stop herself, she cast her gaze downward. Play the role. Don’t let him guess the truth. Turning coy, she lifted her chin and gave him a flirtatious gaze. “I’ve been thinking of you, too.”
Thank you for hopping over to visit today. I hope you’ve enjoyed this little peek at Ben and Emily’s adventurous love. He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not is available from Secret Cravings Publishing and other oneline book-sellers.
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