Saturday, September 5, 2015

September SaturdaySpankings



I can't believe I'm saying this, but it's the last big weekend of the summer, at least here in the US. For you folks down under, it's all ahead of you - lucky folks.  I hope your summer goes slower than ours. I blinked and almost missed it.

The Doctor and Her Rancher is my latest release.  It's the story of Lauren Bancroft, a 35 year old doctor who wants out of LA and Trace Connors, a rancher and town councilman who is looking for a new doctor to replace Carsonville's  current retiring physician.  Lauren and Trace are two independent people with different opinions and how they come together in life and love.


Today's scene takes place the morning after Lauren's arrival in Carsonville. If you want a refresher, click here.  She has spent the night in one of the guest bedrooms in the main house.  When she wakes and comes downstairs there's a note from Trace telling her to make herself welcome and he'll return. When he does, she volunteers to fix them both breakfast.


He watched as she gathered what she needed.  She was a beautiful woman, tall and willowy and natural, comfortable in her own skin.  Lip gloss the only discernible makeup to his untrained eye.  Her long brown hair was pulled back in a high ponytail, sweeping back and forth like a clock pendulum as she moved around the kitchen. Each time she moved, she left a floral scent in her wake. He noticed she bit her lip as she concentrated on mixing the batter and he realized he wanted to go over and kiss her. ‘Where is this coming from?’ he said to himself. ‘She’s my tenant and the town doctor, not my girlfriend. Still, we got along great last evening; she’s bright, witty and looks like she knows her way around a kitchen. Wow, Trace, that’s sexist.’  He’d been so busy ruminating about Dr. Lauren Bancroft and he didn’t realize she asked him if he wanted more coffee.



“No, I’m okay,” he finally answered and swore he heard her mumble, ‘yes you are.' He smirked and thought that maybe he wasn’t alone in the possible romance department.


Available in all digital formats at LSF Publications.

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20 comments:

  1. Great scene. You can tell they're both feeling their way in a new relationship. That tentative stage where you don't want to presume, but don't want to seem uninterested, either.

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    1. Thanks Kathryn. Those first steps are so scary, aren't they?

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  2. Hi Sunny, I am so looking forward to spring and longer days!

    Enjoyed the excerpt. Seems like they are both on the same page :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Yes, longer days ahead and nice summer weather.
      Glad you enjoyed the excerpt.

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  3. So much fun to witness the beginning of a new relationship - especially among real grown-ups. I'm looking forward to this one. I'm starting it Monday.

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    1. You'll have to let me know what you think of this new one.

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  4. Hi Sunny, :) I loved this excerpt! I purchased the book and will be reading asap! It looks great!

    Oh no no no. I don't want summer to go go go!!! LOL! Many hugs,

    <3 Katie

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    1. Hope you enjoy it Katie T. I don't want summer to go either.

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  5. Great description, really sensed the beginning of something special.

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    1. Thanks Jaye. Glad my words matched what I wanted to convey.

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  6. Go for her, Trace!!!!!!! Just saying. Loved this snippet, they are perfect for each other. Thank you for sharing this, Sunny.

    hugs

    Nina

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    1. You're welcome NiNa. Hope you enjoy the rest of the story.

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  7. They sound just right for each other :)
    I hope we get a nice long summer, too! It's officially spring, but it's snowing today!

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    1. That sounds like Colorado weather. When we lived there, it actually snowed on the first day of summer. Of course, we lived in the mountains, but still, the first day of summer.

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  8. so sweet. I love her muttering at the end.

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  9. I'm lamenting the loss of summer in the UK, too :( On a lighter note, great tease, well done!

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