Cup of Sugar,  Sunday Snippets

Sunday Snippet – CUP OF SUGAR – Full Service

I can’t believe we’re a full week into June already! Sunday means snippet time, and for a list of all this week’s participants, click over to the Weekend Writing Warriors website.

This little morsel follows hot (very hot) on the heels of last week’s snippet. Conn and Nia are in her parents’ kitchen, and Conn has just apologized for accepting her mom’s invitation to stay with asking if Nia minded.

Cup of Sugar by Karla Doyle“Of course I don’t mind, you’re hanging around to do me a service.”

“I’m happy to service you, sweetheart — any way, any place, any time.”

She squeaked—damn that stupid, involuntary noise—and tried not to fidget on the spot. Hard to do with his slow, spreading smile sending a jolt of awareness straight to her core. So much for her resolve.

“My desire to service you aside, I think you need to understand something. Driving you here, sticking around so I can take you home tomorrow—I’m not doing those things because I’m a nice guy.” He moved a few inches closer, his sparkling eyes never leaving her face. “Those were strictly self-serving choices, Nia. I saw an opportunity to get what I want and I took it.”

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Nia has one rule—don’t date neighbors. Simple, except the guy next door is single, handsome, and not inclined to close his blinds while naked. When her car dies, Conn takes “being neighborly” to a new level by offering a ride to her long-distance destination. Nia has resisted his looks and charm for months. Surely she can handle a few hours in his truck…

For months, Conn has blatantly put himself on display, hoping his pretty blonde neighbor would tire of secretly watching and come knock on his door for a cup of sugar—or more. No such luck—until an unusual opportunity arises. After a six-hour drive turns into a sweet-and-sexy weekend, Conn wants more than neighborly status with Nia. To get it, he must convince her to break the rule protecting her heart—by putting his on the line.

PS… ICING ON THE CAKE, Book 2 of the Close to Home series, releases July 1st!

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