Saturday, June 27, 2015

Layne lets her guard down ~ Weekend Writing Warriors / #8sunday / 06/28/15

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My entry this week is from Common Bond, Tangled Hearts. Layne Gillette’s world is turned upside down when a man she has never met shows up to lay claim as the father of her 6-year old son. 

We pick up immediately after last week's snippet. Layne was disappointed when Justin left and seems pleasantly surprised when he returns. Justin had gone back home when the family attorney called to say his mom was ill; she really just needed the reassurance that Justin was there for her. (She had lost one of her sons [Justin's twin], her husband and her father-in-law before the story begins) Since Justin heads up the business and pretty much the family (just the two of them) she relies heavily on his support.

  (the following has been edited to fit)  ...and now the eight   ten:

"Sorry, it was a family emergency, he was only gone two days but it felt longer; he realized that it wasn't just Dennis he had been in a hurry to return to, "have you gone to lunch yet?"

"I'm not taking lunch today, the office is closing early."

"What time are you getting out?" He was feeling cocky, she hadn't told him to get lost... yet.

"One.

How about going out to lunch then, my treat?"

"I think I'm just going to go home."

"I'll give you a lift."

"I have soup waiting at home," she inhaled deeply, "you're welcome to share lunch there."

He smiled, it was devastating, "I'll pick you up at one."




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About Common Bond, Tangled Hearts

Layne Gillette’s world is turned upside down when a man she has never met shows up to lay claim as the father of her 6-year old son.
Justin, the victim of a fraternity prank, and Layne, the subject of a forced insemination, have produced a beautiful child that they are both willing to protect… at all costs.
The two parents realize they can love each other, but when Layne’s abusive “ex-husband” shows up, they are torn apart by danger, kidnapping and lies. Justin won’t give up until Layne is returned to him. Layne uses her newfound strength, courage and knowledge to defy Charlie’s ugliest demands.




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As a romantic suspense author, today's historic decision
by the 
United States Supreme Court to allow same-sex
marriage in all 
50 states is important to me.
While my immediate personal family 
 may not be affected
directly by this decision, it does mean that 
several
of our friends and much more extended family is.
They 
can now marry the people they choose to love and
live with much like 
my husband and I,
as well as our daughter and our son.
As a mom I've 
been blessed to know that each of my children
has found and married that 
person who will literally walk
through life beside them ~ this is a joy 
that more parents
will now be able to experience.

Love will always matter to a romance author!

17 comments:

Teresa Cypher said...

Looks like things are progressing smoothly! :-) Good snippet, Chelle! :-)

Author, Neva Rodriguez said...

Persistent, I like it. Will he win her heart, I don't know, but he's not going to give up any time soon from the looks of it! Awesome snippet!

Kim Magennis said...

There is nothing quite like the thrill of pursuit. Nice piece as always Chelle.

Sarah W said...

She's slowly letting him in! Good! :)

Charmaine Gordon said...

The dialogue is short and sweet , moving them on. Well done.

tinachristopherauthor.com said...

Looks like she is becoming more open to him and his presence. Lovely snippet.

Veronica Scott said...

I'm glad these two are making some progress! Can't wait to read more...from the story premise there's a LOT to happen yet.

Ed Hoornaert said...

He's pretty persistent. That's what it's going to take, I think.

Eden "Kymele" Mabee said...

Well, he's doing pretty well this time. Is it because she's warming up to him though or because she's just trying to be gracious at work?

Elaine Cantrell said...

This is good. She seems more open to him now. I just finished Captive Hearts and enjoyed it very much.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Sorry, I meant Hostage Hearts.

Iris Blobel said...

soup's better than nothing ... and she didn't say no. Can't wait for next week.

P.T.Wyant said...

*LOL* "she hadn't told him to get lost... yet." I love that line!

JTsuruoka said...

Nice... That, "...yet," is a promise that things are going to continue to be quite interesting between these two.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Oh those smiles...they get you every time.lol Enjoyed the snippet.

dmorgana said...

So sorry for the delayed comment for this week. I'm playing catch up on Sunday Snippets.

Absolutely loved the line about her not telling him to get away, yet. He really is getting cocky, or maybe just hopeful. Maybe he's actually going to win her over this time around.

dmorgana said...

So sorry for the delayed comment for this week. I'm playing catch up on Sunday Snippets.

Absolutely loved the line about her not telling him to get away, yet. He really is getting cocky, or maybe just hopeful. Maybe he's actually going to win her over this time around.