Sunday, July 3, 2011

Rock on for SSS


Here's another snippet from my recently released contemporary romance, Rock Bottom. Jet keeps Billie at arm's length, never quite sure what's safe to reveal to a rock journalist, though he may be tempted to say much more to her on a personal level:

Strolling in his direction, she prompted, “All you have to do is say the three magic words.”

“I love you?” he managed to croon. He hadn’t said that to a woman in many years.

She enunciated clearly. “Off the record.”

He concentrated on his guitar and said wistfully, “Not quite as magic as the other three.”

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43 comments:

Kathleen Grieve said...

Awww...I do believe he has a romantic heart! Loved that last line!

Jessica Subject said...

This is a cute excerpt! I have a feeling there is some sexual tension there.

Graylin Fox said...

Awwww, he's so sweet.

JoAnne Kenrick said...

LOL Yup, quite a difference in those three little words... he's a romantic, eh? A romantic rocker? Be still my beating heart :) LOVE this six xx

Gem Sivad said...

Beautiful punch to a romantic set up. Great six! (And love her 3 words.)

Trish said...

Loved that little twist. I was expecting the "three little words" to be I love you. Then to find out it was supposed to be "off the record." LOL Very cute

Marie Dees said...

Oh, god, I love her "off the record"

charmainegordon author said...

I love you works for me.

Sarah Grimm said...

Nope, not quite as magic. Great six!

laynap said...

I love those phrases...but I love you does sound much better. Go Billie, Go!

Carolyn Rosewood said...

Nice six!!

Eleri Stone said...

Awesome. Great dialogue! (And I love his reaction at the end.)

Taryn Kincaid said...

Oh, that last line is so sweet and vulnerable! Love his wistfulness.

Bree said...

hahaha!! Funny snip!!

Liz said...

fabulous! well executed dialogue is always a treat! and what a photo!
great six
Liz

Alix said...

The last line is fantastic! Great romantic six. Thank you.

Jessica K said...

How sweet! This guy is a hopeless romantic after all.

Rebecca Royce said...

Very funny! Made me laugh!

Sandra Sookoo said...

lol loved that she totally blew him off

Joanne Stewart said...

ha! Love that last line. Great six!

Alisha Robinson said...

AWWWWW that's so cute! Love your 6!

Pippa Jay said...

Awe, he sounds disappointed in her reaction.

Jayel Kaye said...

cute. very cute. Loved the last line

Jenna said...

He is the romantic, isn't he? Now can she find the romantic in her? Loved this six!

diannehartsock said...

He sounds too sweet for her. I hope she softens up a little! I don't want him to get hurt.

Gayle Ramage said...

Aw, he's an old softie at heart. Great snippet!

Misa Buckley said...

Oh, I like this!

Lindsay said...

'Off the record' sounds a little more truthful than his 'I love you'. Love the snippet

Sam Crescent said...

Nice 6

wearegoingonawitchhunt said...

Oh I just loved this snippet!

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

LOL! Love their chemistry!

Elaine Cantrell said...

Hmm. Quite a difference in the words. Great six.

Paula Martin said...

Great six! he's sweet, she's realistic?

Dee Carney said...

Ha! I liked that!

Patricia Preston said...

Great six! Love his reaction.

Verna Clay said...

Really cute! I have a feeling she wants to hear "I love you," as well as, "off the record."

Xakara said...

Nice reversal to the set up! :)

~Xakara
Dawn's Early Light 6SS

Randi Alexander said...

Ah, funny, Billie will not be sidtracke with words of love. Great six!

J.A. Beard said...

Ouch, a little cold there. He'll definitely have to work his through that ice. :)

E. P. Beaumont said...

Yes, we like repartee. Three little words, indeed.

Sonya Clark said...

Love this six! He seems like a sweetheart.

Zee Monodee said...

Awesome cover, Cate, and loved those six. Lol - a woman who doesn't want to hear 'those' 3 words? Very interesting. :)

1000th.monkey said...

I have to say, that is unbearably cute :)