So this coming Tuesday, LOST IN YOU releases in trade paperback along with GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT bonus chapters (in the back of the trade edition and also available for free digital download) So I thought why not post one of my favorite scenes from LOST IN YOU for today’s Snippet Saturday!
Petal, GA: LOST IN YOU by LAUREN DANE
Copyright 2013, Lauren Dane
All Rights Reserved, Samhain Publishing
Trey looked up when she cruised through the door of his and Jacob’s apartment. “Just the man I wanted to see.”
He gave her a look. A little scared at the edges and she nearly felt sorry for him. “What? Jacob isn’t here.”
“I know.” She plopped down on the couch next to him, putting her feet up. “You should take me on a date.”
He coughed. “Darlin’, what about me makes you think I’ve got a death wish?”
“I’m very pretty. And I’m funny. And, I have it under good authority that my boobs are nice.”
He clapped a hand over his eyes. “No. Way. Your brother would kill me, no matter how nice your, um, whatever, may be. Plus, Joe. No way. Nuh-uh. No how.”
She sighed. “I need your help. Please.”
He took his hand away and looked at her, groaning. “You know I can’t take that tone.”
She did. And again, she nearly felt bad for using it. But not bad enough.
“Do you want to help me or not?”
“If Joe punches me in the face, you have to pay my medical bills.”
“If he tries to punch you in the face, I’ll know he still wants me.”
He sighed. “Girl, he wants you. Good God, how can you even doubt that? Lemme tell you, since it’s become public info that you two broke up, the place is swimming with women making googly eyes at him. He doesn’t notice a single one of them. No matter how low-cut the tops are. Plus, Buck tries to bite them.”
She laughed, delighted. “Really?”
“I still need you to take me out and pretend you like me.”
“This stuff is high stakes, Beth.”
“Don’t you think I know that? I’ve tried. It’s been a month. An entire month since we broke up. I’ve given him space. I’ve tried to poke around gently. I’ve tried being pushy. I’ve tried pretending that it doesn’t matter. But it does. I’m desperate.”
He scrubbed hands over his face. “I’m going to be so sorry for this.”
She fluttered her lashes. “Nuh-uh. You’ll have the knowledge that you helped true love find a way.”
“Yeah, five fingers of it in a fist, planted in my face. Your boyfriend is huge.”
She laughed. “It’ll be fine. I promise. Now, here’s what we need to do.”
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August 31st, 2013 at 1:10 pm · Link
She seems to be quite resourceful. I totally need to know how it works out for her!