Saturday, November 9, 2013

11/10/13 WEWRIWA a community of writers and readers
Welcome to a Weekend Writing Warriors snippet.  Participants share 8 sentences of our writing, published or unpublished Everyone is welcome to leave a comment. See more at the WeWriWa blog.

This week we continue with Courage of the Heartfrom my Survivor Series.
Last week Adam angrily rejected Davie during lovemaking when he learns she is a virgin:

She watched incredulously as he pulled a pair of jeans on, "I'm sorry," suddenly Davie felt angry, "If you thought that I thought it was going to be some kind of commitment you don't need to worry, I got carried away… don't worry, it won't happen again." She stood taking the bed-sheet with her to cover herself, "If you don't mind giving me some privacy, I'll get dressed."

Her anger made him feel contrite and he responded in much gentler tones, "I'll take you home as soon as you're ready."

"Don't bother, I'll manage on my own," She stared at the bedroom door pointedly, but he didn't budge. "Fine," Davie dropped the linen to the floor and picked up her clothing.

Earlier, Adam's body had felt as cold as if he had been blasted with icy water, but as he got another glimpse of her astonishingly beautiful naked body again, he was happy he had donned his pants to hide his reaction.

"I… I'm sorry", he turned his back to her, "I… I just can't be… the first."

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COURAGE OF THE HEART shows us that sometimes love is the only cure for the very deepest of emotional wounds. The story of the two lovers takes a series of unexpected and fast paced turns where lives, sanity and love are put in jeopardy. Their commitment to one another results in a spirit that binds them together and helps them to overcome physical and emotional dangers. 

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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read with characters I cared about. August 14, 2013
By Gloria Antypowich
Adam Sherman is a computer expert and a womanizer who is dedicated to "Bedding but not Wedding." When he becomes aware of Davie Prescott, a twenty year old student who works part time at the same place that he does, he pursues her.

Davie feels an equal attraction, but she is not an average 20 year old. When Adam makes his move to take her to bed, she confesses that she is still a virgin. His reaction is the exact opposite to what she might have expected; he is not thrilled that he is her first. In fact he pulls away in shock and says he will not make love to her. Then he gets out of the bedroom as fast as he can.

Davie is humiliated and angered, assuming that her lack of experience had been a turn off for him.

Adam is still attracted to her and tries to smooth the troubled situation between them, but she is not willing to open up to him again. Adam has a dark secret that he has been hiding, but eventually his past catches up to him in his work place. He shares his secret with Davie and is shocked that she doesn't turn away in disgust; instead she is supportive.

Then he learns that she has been hiding a secret too. They both have deep emotional wounds, and together they help each other come to terms with the problems that have created turmoil in their lives. Their commitment to each other gives them the courage to face their problems and make a new life.

I really enjoyed this book. It was fast paced, full of twists and turns, mystery, danger and tragedy. I cared for these two characters. I was reminded again that sometimes people have no control over the circumstances in their lives and without love and support from family and community, they flounder in shame and fear.

Don't miss a great read. I'll be looking for more books from Chelle Cordero.


Heather Boyd said...

You captured the awkward moment so well. Great 8

Charmaine Gordon said...

Good that you explained his actions, Chelle. So he doesn't want to be first. Wow! Foolish man. What happens next?

Veronica Scott said...

Interesting scene. I agree with Heather, you captured all the awkwardness very well. Excellent excerpt!

Unknown said...

He is a strange one...if he's interested in her, if he cares for her, why wouldn't he want to be her first? This has me wondering about him.

Chelle Cordero said...

Hi all, Davie also wonders why he isn't willing to sleep with a virgin...

Unknown said...

Very interested to see where this is going. There's got to be a reason for his reluctance. Great eight!

Linda said...

Wow that was hard, for both of them. I can understand her anger.

Sarah W said...

So, she should go out and find someone else and then come back?

That's not the textbook way of running a relationship . . . he'd better have one heck of a secret!

Roberta Blue said...

Oh, the real reason he pulled on his pants. Surprised me there. Nice excerpt!

Chelle Cordero said...

Adam doesn't seem to be too happy with his reluctance either.