I've been excerpting Nobody's Bride for a while, but for the heck of it, I'm giving you six sentences from By Hook or By Crook, the comic contemporary romance I'm shopping around. (And by the way, I finally finished the first draft of Nobody's Bride and have been in revision mode all week. If anybody's interested in being a beta reader for my western historical with a tormented hero and a sassy heroine, let me know in the comments.)
Anyway, back to By Hook or By Crook. In this scene, hero Joe has just returned from a casino gaming floor. He's checking out heroine Ivy and contrasting her to the scantily clad women he saw in the casino:
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Somehow none of them had Ivy's elegant but very real sensuality, with her little heeled sandals and her subdued dress. She had left her legs bare, and if he wasn't mistaken, they had a slight sheen. He realized she'd caught him staring when she cleared her throat.
"Are your legs . . . sparkling?" he managed to ask, feeling like an idiot but wanting to explain since he'd been caught leering.
"My body lotion has a little bit of glitter in it," she said with a trace of diffidence. For some reason, she didn't seem mad at having caught him staring.
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