Hey, welcome back for round 2 of Weekend Writing Warriors. a weekly hop for everyone who loves to write and share their work! Thanks everyone for dropping by last week and commenting. I enjoyed reading your work too.
Last week I posted an excerpt from my last release, Wicked with Him, and I’m continuing with a slightly abridged excerpt today…
“I don’t want my family seeing me talking to you,” the woman whispered with fear in her voice.
“Who would your family be?”
There was a long pause. “You don’t recognize me by my voice?”
He shook his head. The voice nagged his memory but not enough to produce a name to match its sweet tones. “No.”
“I feared as much.” The woman sighed heavily. “We’ve never spoken directly to each other, sir.”
And since apparently I can share more of the story … say hello to the Sweet Paragon
He almost laughed out loud. “Then how could I know your family?”
“You do know some of them well, but you are not on good terms with my side. Not that I blame you.”
“You have my complete attention now,” he murmured, straightening and letting his eyes sweep the room one more time. There were many in this room whom he knew well indeed, depending on the length of their acquaintance. There were few he actively loathed though.
One irritating creature stood directly across from him, holding court among his cronies. His senses came alert when he noticed an absence in that man’s vicinity.
“For how long has this dislike been so apparent?”
“At least the last year,” she said quietly.
He stiffened as the only possibility immediately came to mind. The softly spoken woman behind him could only be a connection of the despicable creature he was trying to ruin. George Sweet had been a target of Roman’s rage for one year exactly. Everyone knew why. “And would you happen to be a close relative?”
He turned his head slightly. “Sweet Paragon?”
“Shh,” the woman hissed, confirming his guess about her identity was correct.
About the Book
Scandals rarely take place in the center of the ballroom, but on the fringes anything is possible.
From the moment George Sweet stole his intended, Roman Crawford has pursued every possible manner of revenge against the nasty scrub. Though he does have his limits. Debauching Sweet’s sister, a veritable paragon of vestal goodness, is beyond the pale—yet that is exactly what the lady herself requests.
If public humiliation is the only way Amity can escape an arranged marriage to one of her vicious brother’s cronies, then it will be on her terms. She enlists the aid of her brother’s greatest enemy, who she’s certain will be happy to see her brother brought low by her corruption. But Amity is no fool. Roman’s heart will always belong to another.
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