Monday, September 17, 2012

Down to You- Excerpt 3- Nash

ANNOUNCEMENT: I am going to be finished with this book ahead of schedule and hope to release THIS WEEK!  Stay tuned for updates...

Meet Nash.  He and Olivia are having to go to an event together and he's been trying to put her at ease, telling her not to be concerned with what she's wearing.  This is playful Nash.  You can see a...steamier side of him tomorrow on The Autumn Review's blog.  *winks*  Enjoy!

Excerpt 3:

Her grin fully forms and she releases my wrist to salute me.  “Sir, yes sir.”

I love how playful she is.  Such a nice change from Marissa, who’s always…well…who’s just not.

“Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about,” I say with a nod.  “A woman who knows her place is beneath me.  Oh, wait.  That didn’t sound right,” I tease.

She laughs.  “I’m beneath no man!” she replies harshly.  Then, with a mischievous quirk to her mouth, she adds, “At least not without dinner and a drink first.”

“Ohhhh, so that’s how it’s gonna be!  Because  there’s a McDonald’s right across the street.”

I offer her my arm and she curls her fingers around the inside of my elbow.  I know it’s ridiculous and juvenile, but I flex my bicep hoping she notices. 

“Is that all it takes to get you to, ahem, come to attention?” she asks, suggestively sliding her eyes over me.

“I’m a twenty-five year old completing an internship at one of the most influential law firms in all of Atlanta.  McDonald’s would never do it for me.” I stop at the door and open it, gesturing for her to precede me. 
“But now a look like the one you just gave me…”

 Her cheeks turn a delicate pink and she drops her eyes shyly.  It makes me want to tear that dress off her with my teeth. 

“Colonel, just what is it you’re insinuating?” 

“Colonel?  A salute like that and all I get is a Colonel?”

“I don’t know.  Have you earned enough stripes to be a General?”

We stroll leisurely to my car.  “Depends on how you think someone earns their stripes.”  Two little dimples pop out on either side of her mouth where she’s trying to control her smile. 

“Oh, I guess the same way most guys earn their stripes,” she says, swinging the red purse attached to her wrist, trying to act nonchalant. 

“Baby, if that’s your definition, I’d be a four-star General.”

DOWN TO YOU, an Adult Contemporary Romance, Coming September 23, 2012
Not suitable for younger readers