Hi! Welcome to another Weekend Writing Warrior round. Every week writers post 8 sentences on their blogs from a published or unpublished book. Then we "hop" around and leave comments on each other's snippets. Whether our work is already published or in progress, the helpful comments help us become stronger writers on our next WIP. We welcome EVERYONE's comments.
Justin tries to convince Layne that his only interest is giving money is to help provide for his son. Layne won't believe his motives are that pure....
(the following has been edited to fit) ...and now the
"It's never that simple, there’s always a price.”
Justin grabbed her arm and made her look at him, "but it is simple, Layne, why won't you trust me, what's got you so scared?"
She looked up at him and he saw fear in her golden eyes; he felt an overwhelming need to protect her, he wondered if he could ever make her feel safe. Justin let go of her arm and when she didn't move, he slowly moved his head down to touch his lips to hers.
Layne's entire body stiffened and then melted into him.
He wrapped his arms around her and pulled her close against him, "I don't want to hurt you or Dennis, please trust me."
She parted her lips and Justin traced the line of her teeth with his tongue; Layne touched the tip of her tongue to his and both of them felt as if the room had ignited.
Suddenly Layne pushed away from him and ran from the room.
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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.
It seems that our intentions are sometimes so easily misunderstood. People kind of hear what they want to hear. I just had a discussion tonight with someone about how easily arguments start and feelings are hurt simply because the words are misconstrued. And later as the years go by multiple versions of what "really happened" are told and nobody even remembers what the misunderstanding was to begin with. I thought of this because of how Layne misunderstands Justin's intentions...
& also because of a very funny commercial I see now and then on TV
(Hope I made you chuckle!)