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,