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This week's snippet continues from last week. It's the third part of a get-together scene in my debut novel, Take Two. I hope you enjoy!
She sighed - she could play this game of talking but not really talking. “Not too bad, thanks. The story will last a lot longer than the discomfort.”
“The story of how I rescued you?” Roger asked, smiling tentatively.
“Maybe. That and the look on your face when you fell afterward,” Rachel said, smiling back.
“My vote is for leaving that part out. Wouldn't want it gettin' round that I fell head over heels for you.”
Rachel's heart thumped at his words. Even though she knew he was teasing her, she would forever cherish the thought of Roger falling for her.
“Of course, I have fallen for you, and that's the problem.” Roger's voice had dropped, the smile gone.
Is their love real or fiction?
Rachel is a teacher and a single mom who’s picked up the pieces of her life after a horrible marriage. She’d thought her ex-husband was the man of her dreams. He wasn’t. She’s moved on and written a historical romance novel, Swashbuckler, that’s been picked up by Hollywood.
Roger is an actor who doesn’t trust women. He’s made bad choices in his past that have come to haunt him in the present, especially the choice that came packaged with blonde hair, large tits, and a marriage that was doomed from the start. Roger thought they were in love—turns out his wife was a social-climber more interested in his status than his heart. He doubts there is a woman alive who can love him for who he is, and not for his fame or for the fantasy he presents to the world.
Both Rachel and Roger have been burned by love, trusting a reality that turned out only to be fantasy. Will their fear succeed at keeping them apart? Or will they break through the barriers and allow themselves to love once again? After all, sometimes reality is much sweeter than fantasy.