Welcome to Sneak Peek Sunday. My six paragraphs today are from Hearts In Harmony, due out from Lyrical/Kensington in May. In this scene, My heroine, Pippa Sanders is contemplating the man she recently met and argued with. I hope you'll enjoy.
The nerve of that man. Did he really think she’d consider getting over Mark by messing around with him? Her husband had been her universe and he’d made sure she knew that his world had revolved around her too. He was the father of her children, even if they’d never known him. He always would be. She would love him until the day she died.
But the idea of her mourning his loss forever would make Mark angry. He’d be the first to tell her to get on with her life.
And she had. Although the contestant pool in Granite Pointe’s dating sweepstakes wasn’t huge, she’d seen other men occasionally. Once the kids had reached an age where leaving them with sitters wasn’t a terrifying thought. A few men might have been willing to take on the package deal of her ready-made family. But only two had made it to the mattress with her. Frankly, even they hadn’t sparked her interest beyond satisfying a need.
He was obnoxious. And overbearing. And a bunch of other O words she couldn’t think of. Including out-of-this-world sexy. She could not deny the attraction she felt, even when she was bite-nails-and-spit-nickels angry with him.
To her chagrin, Pippa found herself doing an unconscious inventory of his appearance while the twins took turns reading to her before bed. He was as tall and good-looking as anyone she’d met. Maybe more. His shoulders were broad enough to shield her from the protester at the cemetery. And she couldn’t think of a man who looked nearly as good in jeans as Clay Mathers. Remembering how his strong arms felt wrapped around her made her breathless.
She'd tossed and turned in her lonely bed thinking of him, alternating between intensely angry and ridiculously turned-on.
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