“Let me whisper sweet nothings in your ear.”
Welcome back to Sweet Nothings, a little shadow of Sweet Saturday Samples, until that sweet treat starts back up. Until that happens, I’m doing a little weekly blog where you can post a “sweet” excerpt (PG 13 or milder) from one of your works. Remember: please hold the excerpt to 350 words or less. But if your cutting needs just a few more words, that’s okay too. I won’t be counting. LOL
Today’s “Sweet Nothing” is an excerpt from my Victorian historical novel, As Long As You’re Mine. In this snippet, Rafe has planned a little surprise for Samantha.
Just beyond Oxford lay South Leigh and Valrosa.
All these years and I still remember every room, every piece of furniture, every rose bush. She leaned her forehead against the glass and sighed. So near…
“Samantha?” Rafael’s voice sounded strange in her ears. They had scarcely spoken all day. Since this morning she had either been pondering schemes to entice Rafael to divorce her or moping at the thought of leaving England. The result was a subdued silence between them.
He rose from the seat beside her and held out his hand. “Come on, sweetheart. This is our stop.”
She turned and blinked at him. “Our stop? But we’re not anywhere near Liverpool. We just passed Oxford and the next stop is—”
“South Leigh, yes. We’re spending the night at Valrosa.”
Samantha gazed up at him, convinced she hadn’t heard correctly. “You’re taking me to Valrosa?”
He nodded and reached overhead to grab her vanity case.
Without thinking, Samantha rose and hurled herself onto his defenseless chest. The momentum shoved them against the door with enough force to rattle the glass. “Oh, Rafe! Thank you, thank you!”
He put his arm around her and brushed his lips over her hair. “You’re quite welcome, my dear.” She could hear a smile in his voice. “But if you don’t turn me loose soon we’re liable to miss the stop.”
She jerked her head back, heat in her cheeks. Backing away from him, she glanced up to see his mouth pucker in restrained amusement. He was always laughing at her.
Well, let him.
She didn’t care what he did if only he would take her home.
Okay, now it’s your turn to share a “Sweet Nothing.” 🙂