Just two weeks until the official launch of my first novel, The Lone Wolf!
After her husband’s infidelities are revealed, Kasey Sanford just wants to rediscover who she is. After an abusive childhood and years as a career soldier, Andrew Adams just wants someone to tell him that he’s doing the right thing with his life. When their paths cross, Kasey and Andrew embark on a tumultuous journey that demonstrates just what they’re willing to do to save the ones they love.
New to town, Kasey wandered past a bookstore and caught Andrew staring at her. She kept going back, hoping to run into him, and in last week’s excerpt, she finally did. Over the following month or so they’ve spent time at the bookstore getting to know each other better, but they’re just as likely to butt heads as to have a nice chat.
In this scene, they had a disagreement that Andrew solved by physically putting Kasey in “time-out” – a big overstuffed armchair in the back of the store. All she can focus on is how close he is to her.
I struggled to get up, but he hovered over me, pinning me with his presence.
“You think too much, you know that?” he said.
“You make no sense sometimes, you know that?”
“You ever give your mind a vacation, just let yourself feel instead of overthinking all the time?”
“I don’t overthink.”
“Yes, you do; right now, for example.”
“What am I overthinking?”
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Great characterization here! I love how you get inside characters’ heads and show us what makes them tick without being obvious. I can picture this scene nicely.
Funny. You'[ve captured the dialogue of a couple of kids. Do we ever grow up? Nice eight!
Hehe…love the dialogue and the time out. I know the feeling of being unable to turn it all off. Wonder if he’ll be able to help her do that.
Oh dear, I wasn’t too taken by the “physical timeout” aspect but that’s me… I’m assuming it fits in the context of your story. I did enjoy the realistic dialog!
I really enjoyed their conversation, and I love that he pinned her with his presence. He is not physically restraining her, she can get up if she “wants” to. I think she’s okay with where she is right now…I don’t get the feeling she is anxious or stressed.
Everything? I think he is over thinking a bit too.
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