Welcome to the Mistletoe Hop! Are inundated with the holidays right now? I'm gearing up for Wrap-a-thon and then, am pretty much done. My secret is--don't tell--I shop all year round. I love traveling to new places and finding things I wouldn't find at home.
This year, Merry Holly, Cara Marsi, Gerri Brousseau, Bobbi Lerman and I collaborated on a holiday boxed set, The Season of Magic. So to tickle your fancy, I thought I'd share a bit from the first kiss from my romantic comedy, "Holiday Disaster":
His head tilted up to the heavens above. Water drenched his hair and cascaded over his face. A drowned rat would have looked better. He said, "This is not good for my cold."
I tried hard not to laugh. "As they say when it rains, it pours."He wiped his face clean with a downward swipe. "Very funny."
"When you aren't substituting for your brother, what do you do?"
"I'm an IRS lawyer."
Which explained the "dealing with idiots" and liars and the business clothing.
“Why were you always saying women?”
His head tilted to the right. “Oh. I heard it in a movie and applied it to you.”
“Not so endearing.”
“No. Sorry.” A long pause passed. "I'm thinking of investing in a raincoat and maybe a few more suits if I'm going to keep seeing you," he commented. "Now will you let me in before I get pneumonia?"
His keep seeing me phrase made me grin. I grasped his hands and pulled him inside. He tossed the box toward the sofa and wrapped his arms around my body, pressing a kiss to my forehead.
I placed my hands on his chest and let his piney scent and wet body envelope me. Lifting my chin while rising to my toes, and despite the possibility of catching his cold, I set my mouth to his. Guess all our tension was released as we kissed like tomorrow would come too soon. Good thing I’d had a flu shot.
When we broke apart, he said, “Wow, mama.”
Wow is right. Funny how a little water changed everything. I laughed.
Tilting back to study the new man in my life, I saw he had a sparkling gleam in his eyes, one that tripped and flitted and made my heart go squee.
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