Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the blog series where I share snippets from upcoming and past releases and works-in-progress, and occasionally invite writer buddies along to play too.
Ooh, I had an exciting week last week. Not only was Santa and the Saddler announced as a finalist in the Romance Writers of Australia’s 2017 Romantic Book of the Year Contest, aka the Rubys, I finished the first draft of its follow-on story Chrissy and the Burroughs Boy. Whoop!
I love this story. It’s so cute. The hero is Nick Burroughs, farmer and brother of Danny from Santa and the Saddler. He’s a bit cheeky and a lot sexy, and he unexpectedly takes a big tumbling splat into love when he bumps into wine marketer Chrissy James.
Chrissy, though, is unimpressed. She had a massive crush on Nick at school and he never noticed her existence. It’s going to take a hell of lot more than a sexy smile to win her heart.
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Now for a tiny taste of Chrissy and the Burroughs Boy. This snippet has yet to be professionally edited so you’ll have to forgive any awkward bits, typos or bad punctuation.
Chrissy is at work when a special customer strolls in …
He moved casually into the light of the cellar’s skylight, his gaze never leaving the office window, and lifted his hands slightly, as if to say, ‘Well?’
God, he was attractive, even more so than at school. Maturity had honed his masculine edges, filled out his shoulders, chest and legs and chiselled his jaw with a precision edge. Eyelashes of a thickness and density no mascara could ever match fringed beautiful brown eyes so velvet soft that looking at them was like being cuddled. Chrissy had lost count of the fantasies she’d had about those eyes. Of her and Nick lying face to face, staring at one another, lost in love.
Wanting him had been agony, an agony made worse by his indifference. But as she’d told the girls, that was all in the past. Chrissy was a grown woman now, with a degree, a career and, more importantly, life experience. Pretty faces and old crushes didn’t cut it anymore. Nick was just another customer.
Just. Another. Customer.
Yeah, like Nick would ever be just another customer. He sure wouldn’t be for me!
Chrissy and the Burroughs Boy is coming soon so keep your eye out for details. In the meantime, you can catch snatches of Nick, fondly known as Numbnuts, in Santa and the Saddler, available now in print and ebook. Try Booktopia, Angus and Robertson Bookworld, Bookdepository, Fishpond, Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, Nook or Google Play.