Snippet Saturday – Making Up

To avoid spoilers, I’m going to give you a snippet of a make up letter Cope wrote to Ella in INSIDE OUT

Copyright 2011, Lauren Dane
All Rights Reserved, The Berkley Publishing Group

As she walked toward the door to grab her coat and bag, she noticed the pale, cream-colored envelope someone had slid under her door.

She looked through the peephole and then carefully opened the door, but no one was there.

One glance at the front of the envelope, and she knew who it was from. She braced herself for the worst as she opened it up and pulled out the letter inside.

She unfolded the smooth, thick paper and smiled. The handwriting was typical of him, of his voice. Bold. Masculine. His words unfurled across the page as if he never doubted a thing he thought. She knew differently by then, of course, that Andrew Copeland was far more than what he appeared on the surface. But his letters had become essential. Part of the rhythm and play of their relationship, like foreplay. And this one could make or break that.

Dearest Ella,

Imagine my surprise when I opened my mailbox and found your letter and the picture. I looked at it and read your letter. Then I read it a dozen more times, railing against myself for not seeing the obvious.

I found this snippet in a journal I keep. A snippet I’d written intending to send you at some later date in a letter. But then I figured today was precisely the day I needed you to read it, because it’s the truth.

As you slept, the rain fell outside and warm, I lay with you, naked, against your heart and body and you were mine. You are mine, and I don’t think I know all the words to tell you just what that means. Only that when you breathe, I do, when you smile just for me everything inside me stills and knows it’s found the key.

He’d sketched her on the paper, a quick pencil sketch of her shoulders and the top of her back, of the way her hair had swept forward over her face.

This is what I see. This is what I feel. This is what I want to feel every day for the rest of my life, and you’re the only one who can make me this way. Let me love you, and I promise you all of me.

I love you,

Andrew, Cope and Andy

PS—Look out front when you’re ready.

She read it twice more and, holding it to her heart, she went to her windows and looked outside. He stood there, looking up at her windows as he leaned against his truck, and when he saw her, his face lit with a smile so beautiful it nearly felled her.

Instead, she smiled back and waved.

Be sure to visit today’s other snippeters!
Megan Hart:Read in bed!
Rhian Cahill
Eliza Gayle
Jody Wallace
Mandy M Roth
Lissa Matthews
Mari Carr
McKenna Jeffries
Myla Jackson
Taige Crenshaw
HelenKay Dimon
Shiloh Walker
Lauren Dane

Today’s prize is a copy of INSIDE OUT. Winner announced in the Monday Winner’s Post. Good luck!

22 comments to “Snippet Saturday – Making Up”

  1. Aurore
    May 19th, 2012 at 4:01 am · Link

    Wow! Such a beautiful scene. Thank you for posting this. I’ve got to reread Inside Out now!

  2. Mary
    May 19th, 2012 at 4:59 am · Link

    This just makes me want to read this book over again. A perfect way to start my busy Saturday. Thanks Lauren!

  3. IP
    May 19th, 2012 at 5:59 am · Link

    I’ve got the book – so count me out. But I have to agree – what a beautiful touching scene. ❗

  4. Melissa B
    May 19th, 2012 at 6:39 am · Link

    I love this book ~ just got 2 more copies on Amazon for right at $5 this week. I’m so giving away as book crack on the blog!!

  5. Christine
    May 19th, 2012 at 6:51 am · Link

    I loved the letters btw. ella & cope so romantic.

  6. azteclady
    May 19th, 2012 at 7:41 am · Link

    My first instinct was to say, “awwww, so sweet!” but it’s more than just sweetness, there’s trust. “Here, have my heart and do with it what you will”–takes cojones.

  7. Viki S.
    May 19th, 2012 at 8:51 am · Link

    I love that excerpt. Thank you :).

  8. Rebe
    May 19th, 2012 at 8:55 am · Link

    So romantic! Takes a strong man to write about his feelings, that’s for sure.

  9. Kimh
    May 19th, 2012 at 10:12 am · Link

    So good Ty would love to read the book
    have a great weekend all 😀 🙂

  10. Blanche
    May 19th, 2012 at 10:58 am · Link

    That’s an awesome make up letter!! Love this book and the series!!

  11. Tracey D
    May 19th, 2012 at 11:11 am · Link

    Oh, wasn’t that a sweet excerpt?? SIGH….

  12. Pamiam
    May 19th, 2012 at 11:39 am · Link

    wow. It’s nice to have those swoon worthy moments even if I only get them in your books since hubby is not a romantic.

  13. JenM
    May 19th, 2012 at 3:21 pm · Link

    That sounds lovely and sweet. I love the tender moments in a romance.

  14. Diane
    May 19th, 2012 at 4:03 pm · Link

    Aw! So sweet!!!
    Love these excerpts!

  15. bn100
    May 19th, 2012 at 4:25 pm · Link

    Very sweet letter.

  16. Jen B.
    May 19th, 2012 at 6:19 pm · Link

    I L-O-V-E this moment in the story. It fits both characters so perfectly. It fits the story so perfectly. I melted into a puddle when I read it!

  17. Lori T
    May 19th, 2012 at 10:22 pm · Link

    Oh…that is so sweet! And to have an actual hand-written letter just makes it that much more special. Thanks for sharing with us.

  18. Jordan H
    May 19th, 2012 at 10:58 pm · Link

    I loved the letters that Ella and Cope sent to each other in the book, so romantic.

  19. Chelsea B.
    May 20th, 2012 at 10:50 am · Link

    Wow, this book sounds so fantastic! I can’t wait to read it!

  20. Melissa Lamb
    May 20th, 2012 at 11:57 am · Link

    OMG I love this book!! When I read it the first time I had tears in my eyes reading this!!! I would love to win this!!

  21. Melanie J.
    May 21st, 2012 at 7:41 am · Link

    I love this story!!

  22. suzanne
    May 26th, 2012 at 6:42 pm · Link

    The snippett was great. This book I need to get, to see what the whole relationship is about. 😉


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