Romance is so many different things from the grand gestures and magical moments we dream about to the little everyday things.
One of the things I love so much when I’m reading a romance novel is getting that feeling of falling in love, the start of a new relationship floods through you as you join these two characters on the journey.
Sometimes it’s a first love, sometimes it’s a rekindled love, a passionate love, or one that simmers below the surface for years before finally becoming more.
So for this awesome hop I’ve giving away a digital copy of Hello Again, here’s an excerpt:
The air outside was colder than it had been. The sun wasn’t as bright as they had gotten used to and it felt like it could snow at any moment.
“Places!” Clyde called out.
Lexie found her spot on the steps, along with her prop mug which was thankfully full of warm coffee.
David found his mark at the end of the walkway. He took a deep breath as he waited for action, waited for this scene. A scene he a few days before had been so nervous about, he was still nervous.
Lexie took a sip from the mug, stopping as David came up the path. “Trey.”
“Rosie.” He sighed taking her in.
Lexie put the mug down as she rose and took a step down. “What are you doing here?”
“I had to see you, one last, final time.” He stuffed his hands in the kangaroo pocket of his hoodie as he took a few steps closer to her.
“You and Lucy are getting married tonight. You should be thinking about that, about her.”
“I don’t love Lucy, it’s you Rosie. It’s always been you.” He took his hands from his pockets and reached out for her.
“I’m married.” She backed away slightly.
“To a man that slept with Lucy.”
“You’ve slept with her, that’s why you and I are not together now. Isn’t it?”
“Rosie, it was always you, it’s always been you for me. Every time I close my eyes, every time the moon shines and the sun rises. Every time my heart beats, it’s all for you. I love you Rosie, I have always loved you. I always will. I made a mistake years ago. I wish I could fix it in the blink of an eye but I can’t. I don’t want to be married to Lucy. I want to be with you. I want us to have a life, together.”
She was crying, real tears as she shook her head, “We can’t be. I love my husband. We have a wonderful life together.”
“Let me prove to you I deserve to be with you.” He had her hands now. “I love you. You make me smile when I’m sad, and the thought of you being in pain makes me hurt. What do I have to do to get through to you?”
“Nothing you say can make me change my mind.” Her eyes focused on his, butterflies fluttered in her stomach.
“What about this?” David paused for a moment, looking into her eyes. It was David looking at Lexie, not Trey at Ambrosia. He kissed her with every bit of pent up desire, lust, love and confusion that had been building inside of him for a very long time.
Lexie kissed him back as Lexie, not as her character. Her toes were trying to curl in the uncomfortable boots. She felt his arms around her waist and then her feet her off the ground. She was eager and desperate for this moment to never end. If she could live in just one moment for the rest of her life, this was it. This was the moment that Lexie wanted. This was the moment she had dreamed of. She didn’t want it to end. She didn’t want to find out that what she was feeling wasn’t real. She needed this to just be.
“Cut!” Was called out but they were still kissing.
It wasn’t like with Jeff for Lexie, she had no desire to tear his clothes off and get down to the nitty-gritty. For David it wasn’t like with Jasmine, where he felt that moving quickly was the perfect solution. This was different, this was real.
“Guys, cut.” Evan came between them.
Lexie pulled away, stunned slightly. “Sorry, that was awkward.”
“It was perfect.” Evan nodded, “We’re done. Get out of here. I’ve got work to do and you folks have flights out tomorrow.”
“Awesome!” David felt his stomach in knots but tried to hide it as he went back into the house.
Lexie was behind him most of the way up the stairs. David was peeling his hoodie off, and she could see his muscular stomach tease her with an appearance. “I think we should talk.”
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