Welcome friends old and new. I’m glad you came. Today, I’m sharing from my debut, TAKING CHANCES.
In Previous Weeks: Jake and Lydia entered the room where they’ll be working together. They’ve shared a few heated moments. LAST WEEK: Lydia teased Jake and poked him in the chest with her finger. THIS WEEK: I’ve skipped a bit again. At this point, Jake fears he’s scared Lydia. She’s left the room for a few minutes. Let’s see how this affects him.
Her face said it all. She’d shut him out.
The Dom in him ached to get out and not simply because he found her attractive. Something in her demeanor pulled on him and commanded him to push her limits. His hand smacked the table as frustration swept through his body. It was hard to ignore his instincts. Even now he wanted to go to her and help. God help him, he wanted to touch her again.
Fears and instincts are at play, but he can’t deny he wants her. <~ You can <tweet that> if you want. Come back next week and find out more OR find those buy links below and find out today. 🙂
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Lydia’s father walked away from her when she was eight. She’s struggled to not let him affect her, but fears she wasn’t loveable enough to make him stay. Jake wants to love one woman, but after scaring the last woman he met outside of the club, he doubts he has the right. She protects her heart by sticking with her fantasies, and he lives by a set of rules that excludes women who choose a vanilla lifestyle.
The two will be kept in a conference room working together until their special project is complete. If Lydia and Jake hold tight to their bland lives, they’ll always yearn for love that is out of reach. But together they can find common ground, passion, and a reason to take chances. Once they discover the grand possibilities of the love they desire, they find themselves in the very place they tried never to be again, facing unguaranteed love.
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It would be interesting/fun to see that snippet as dialog.
Very nice and makes me want to read more.
Yeah — slapping the table is the way to unscare her… I’d love to know what’s happened in between. Well done.
Ah yes, but a good Dom knows when to push and when to hold back, yes? Good snippet, SJ. 🙂
Absolutely, Siobhan. Right now, his instinct is at war with promises he’s made to himself. I have a feeling the Dom instinct is going to win. 🙂
So much pentup emotion here, really a well done scene, says so much. Great 8!
Lots of raging emotion here. Good job.
Let the Dom out Jake. LOL.I love this snippet and loved the book. Great 8, SJ
Aw!! Thanks, Michelle. 😀
Lots of emotion in this snippet! I can’t wait to see how this all plays out!
I get the feeling these people keep misreading each other. Too bad for the characters, good for the conflict. Well, they’ll just have to suffer a little longer for our amusement. 🙂
Terrific struggle going on inside him. Makes him very human. 😀
Building tension…some kind of explosion will happen soon!
Their insecurities and mutual misunderstandings are feeding off each other—I can’t wait to see who breaks the tension first! 🙂
Ooooh, they’re certainly driving each other to the brink. I have a feeling when it explodes, it’s going to be one heck of a boom. I can’t wait!
Great inner struggle. Very nicely done.
I like the way he cares for her.
Boy, the tension between these two! Wonder what she really did when she left the room. 🙂 Woah, but when that dam finally breaks….. Great snippet S.J. If only they knew what we did huh?
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