Another countdown snippet for SWAY

One more day!

Copyright 2012, Lauren Dane
All Rights Reserved, The Berkley Publishing Group

“So who is that guy?” Miles worked on the second snowman as he spoke. It had dumped an uncharacteristic amount of snow two days before and it was cold enough to stick around, though thankfully the roads were clear.

“That’s my boyfriend.”

“He’s all right. Got a nice car.”

“He totally does have a nice car. You can’t hear anything when you’re inside it.”

“Dad says the kind of car a dude drives says something about him. I say yeah, it says how much money he has.”

Daisy laughed and kept packing snow. “He’s a lawyer so I guess he’s got a few pennies to spare on a nice car.” She had a Mini Cooper, which got her where she needed to go and was totally cute too. But Levi’s big, dark, luxury-on-wheels BMW was another league of vehicle.

“I’m saving now. Only two more years until I get to drive.”

Daisy loved how despite the fact that Adrian was a rock star, they were raising Miles to be down-to-earth and work for what he wanted.

They talked about cars until Levi returned dressed far more appropriately for the weather. She had to pause and look at him a few times because he looked so gorgeous. Boots and jeans, a fisherman’s sweater and a watch cap pulled down over his ears. She wanted to lick him from head to toe.

Levi talked to Miles about school and his studies and Miles’s shyness began to wear off as he got used to Levi. It was lovely. And normal. It made her happy.

When Adrian came back to pick Miles up he gave Levi a long look. She figured Gillian had told him at least a little, though she knew Gillian wouldn’t have spilled any secrets, even to Adrian.

“Adrian Brown, Levi Warner.”

Adrian held his hand out and shook Levi’s as they two men gave each other the look as she and Miles watched. She had no doubt Levi recognized Adrian. One had to be a hermit who never got online or turned a radio on to not recognize the voice or face. Adrian was a musician. A very popular one. It was still odd, getting used to having him as a friend. She’d come around a corner and he’d be standing there and she had one of those ohmigod-Adrian-Brown-is-standing-right-there moments. And when his family and all Gillian’s friends got together it was even worse because his sister was a rock star too. They were down-to-earth people, but it was still sort of cool.

“Gotta hit the road, kid. Your mum’s expecting us.” He looked to Daisy. “Appreciate your hanging out with Miles today.”

She looked to Levi. “Gillian has the flu so we decided to give her a few hours’ quiet this morning.”

“Next stop is Mary’s. She’s been making soup today.” Adrian put a hand on his son’s shoulder. “It’s good to get in with these women, Levi. One of them is an amazing cook. Another one is an amazing pastry chef. This one here is an incredible artist as well as a great friend.” He winked at Daisy who blushed.

6 comments to “Another countdown snippet for SWAY”

  1. Christine
    August 6th, 2012 at 6:16 am · Link

    Wow what a great excerpt. One more day. Hooray.

  2. Aurore
    August 6th, 2012 at 6:31 am · Link

    I love their talk about cars. Great snippet. Can’t wait for the whole novel.

  3. Mia
    August 6th, 2012 at 8:45 am · Link

    Such a great teaser! Can not wait to get my copy tomorrow!!!

  4. Viki S.
    August 6th, 2012 at 1:14 pm · Link

    Is it tomorrow yet ;)?

  5. Diane
    August 6th, 2012 at 3:10 pm · Link

    Friendship growing and friendships of old, isn’t life grand? 😮

  6. Melissa Lamb
    August 6th, 2012 at 8:11 pm · Link

    I can’t wait to read this book!!!!


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