Sunday, November 11, 2012

#sixsunday Before The Morning #28: The spy wife strikes back!

Hey peeps!

Hope you're all doing good. Absolutely awful weather here - it's suddenly summer, and with it comes one of those tropical cyclones our region is known for. Nothing dramatic or huge, but enough to throw the weather into a rainy tailspin and pump the humidity to nearly 100%. Hate this... so I need a breather and something to take my mind off the rain. Join me for some Six Sentence Sunday excerpts?

Last week, I featured the snippet from my hero's POV (read it here). Ash Gilfoy, a man who doesn't like complications and who is striving to live a normal, simple life, finds himself waking up in Las Vegas... with a wedding ring on his left hand! How did this happen? And who to...?

Turns out the bride is Rayne, his childhood best friend. She's recently come back into Ash's world after an absence of 17 years, time during which she was working in war-torn areas as a humanitarian aid helper.
But this is what everyone believes, what Rayne has led them to believe... as it turns out, she's in fact a skilled, trained assassin who was taking out deadly criminals all these years.

But Ash thinks she's a sweet, traumatized, innocent girl, and Rayne's not doing anything to shift his perception of her. Manipulative? Only just...


'...
"I . . . I knew you'd think we made a mistake."
He saw the shimmer of tears in her big, blue-grey eyes . . . damn it, she wouldn't cry, would she, not because of him? He’d been curt with her, but he'd just woken up to find out he'd gotten married; try as he might, he couldn't remember getting hitched, or even proposing, or agreeing, to marry her. Bloody hell—most men would've gone bat shit ballistic for less.
She gave a small hiccup and rubbed her open palm against her nose; bad signs—she was about to unleash the waterworks.
"Rayne," he said as he pulled himself up on the mattress, into a sitting position, before he placed his hands on her shoulders and squeezed gently, "calm down . . . just give me a minute here, okay?"
...'


Don't forget to check out the other excerpts on the official SSS list today, and these peeps among them - Cassandra Dean, Jessica E. Subject, Tonya Burrows, Veronica Scott, JM Blackman, Adaline Raine, Gemma Parkes, Susanna Fraser, Sue Ann Bowling, & Sherry Gloag.

Enjoy your Sunday, peeps! Send me some sun if you have it! *grin*

From Mauritius with love,

Zee

14 comments:

Jess Schira said...

So far he seems to be handling the situation quite well. It will be interesting to see just how long that lasts. Great six!

Jessica Subject said...

Hehe. She knows how to manipulate him so well. At the same time, it's what she's always wanted. Great six! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Jess! The other shoe is always about to drop, innit? :)

Zee Monodee said...

Jessica, she's got him wrapped around her little finger, and he has no clue :)

Callie said...

Ooh, sounds good. I guess that would be a bit jarring to wake up married. Good six

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

Oh boy, she's not playing fair and I'm feeling sorry for him. This is gonna get really ugly when he figures out the truth!

Siobhan Muir said...

I know she's manipulating him and I suspect he'll figure it out soon, too, but I'm with him. Dear God, is she gonna cry? Oh no. Great six, Zee. :)

Sue Ann Bowling said...

She's maniputlating him at the moment, but are the tables about to turn?

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Callie! Poor Ash woke up in shock :)

Zee Monodee said...

Monica, she's definitely not playing fair at all. Though her intentions are good, the delivery leaves a lot to be desired :)

Zee Monodee said...

Siobhan, Rayne will stop at nothing to win her man, surely not a few tears... :)

Zee Monodee said...

Sue, good question! :)

J.M. Blackman said...

So, he is hands down, the most reasonable guy in the world. Tears can work on stone cold killers, too? Good to know. You pulled me into the scene (but I was already caught from last week). Lovely six.

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, JM! Thanks, girl. Ash sure is a reasonable fellow, indeed. Just his luck he ended up with Rayne :)

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