Thanks to everybody who stops by every week. I'm very grateful. I've decided to take this weeks snippet from the book I've submitted to Carina, A Second Chance at Forever.
Working two jobs to help her mother pay off overgrown medical bills and recently divorced, Angela Lewis’ life has no room for love. Her heart cannot handle being broken again. But when her childhood crush, Alex McKinley, finds her at the nightclub where she works as sexy stripper Candy Cane and expresses an interest, she can’t resist. She only wants one night to live in the fantasy Candy provides.
Alex McKinley has come to Vegas to forget, and Candy is exactly what he needs—one night with a glorious temptress, no strings attached. Unfortunately he gets more than he bargained for when he discovers she is none other than the girl who grew up next door. Suddenly she’s all grown up and Alex must face his feelings for his best friend’s kid sister.
When Angela discovers she’s pregnant, Alex knows he will stand by her, but the more time he spends with her, the more he finds himself falling for the woman she’s become. She heals his wounded heart and makes him want to live again. The question is, can Alex convince Angela to take a chance on him?
This snippet is taken just after the first love scene, and it's actually seven sentences. Just felt wrong without the last line. Angela cries out the wrong name in the heat of the moment, leading Alex to begin realizing just who she really is.
As he lay on his back a few minutes later, Angela gathered against his side, her head on his shoulder, her soft cry echoed across the recesses of his memory, the name she’d called him standing out in his mind.
His eyes popped open. She hadn’t called him Alex. She’d called him A.J. Nobody had called him that since he’d graduated high school. He’d been going by Alex since college. In fact, only a certain few people had ever called him that.
With any luck, Carina will offer me a contract, and you can read the rest of the book! Thanks for stopping by. If you want to read more snippets, you do so here.