Sunday, December 18, 2016

#SundaySnippet from One Week in Your Arms #HolidaySale #99cents

This Sunday I'm posting a short snippet from One Week in Your Arms that provides a glimpse into Marla and Carson's farewell six years prior to the opening of the story when the past comes back to haunt Marla whose summer fling resulted in a daughter she's kept secret.  

“I had a great time,” she confessed boldly. She’d loved every minute of their brief, steamy affair. Talk about a summer break to remember. She grinned.
He gave her cheek a stroke. “You’ll make a great doctor.”
“You think so?”
“Yeah.” He grinned. “You certainly know all there is to know about male anatomy.”
“Yours, at least.” She laughed. Then she hopped up on her toes and gave him a quick kiss. “Goodbye, Carson Blackwell.”
She stepped away from him. Now was the time to face what was ahead. A grueling three-year residency. There would be no more time for long summer nights, tangled sheets, and sighs against swollen lips. She walked toward her small, sturdy hatchback. Before she opened the driver’s door, she looked up and met his gaze.
“Goodbye,” he called.
At that moment, she’d had an odd sensation in her chest that her life was never going to be the same. Then she laughed at her silliness. A summer fling with a guy just passing through was not something that changed your life. For her, completing her residency would be the life changer.
She had watched Carson drive off into the sunset.
Never to be seen or heard from again until now.
Why now?

One Week in Your Arms, published by Kensington Books under the Lyrical Shine imprint, is on sale now for 99 cents! If you know a romance reader, it would make a great gift! 

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Thanks for stopping by. I hope everyone has a blessed holiday week! Christmas is only one week away! 


Veronica Scott said...

Enjoyed the excerpt, very smoothly written and poignant too, knowing what actually lies ahead for her, per your description of the book.

Siobhan Muir said...

Oh now that's intriguing. Until now, huh? Good snippet, Patricia.

Patricia Preston said...

Veronica: Thank you for your compliments!!! Happy Holidays!

Patricia Preston said...

Siobhan~Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you the best holidays!

P.T.Wyant said...

Hmm... Why now, indeed? I'm curious to know the answer to that.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Why now indeed? Lovely backstory.

Patricia Preston said...

P.T. Thanks for stopping by!! Glad you are intrigued.

Patricia Preston said...

Elaine~Glad you enjoyed the post!

Linda said...

Well, it surely sounds like that life changing feeling was a premonition.

Patricia Preston said...

Linda: It definitely was!