Welcome back to the Sunday Snippet, part of the Weekend Writing Warriors meme.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I love writing Valentine’s Day scenes. Love! There’s one in my upcoming release, CUP OF SUGAR, and there’s a great one in MORE THAN WORDS. Today I’m giving you a taste of that scene. Travis is on stage and Calli is seated (anonymously, she thinks) in the audience. Let’s check in with Travis and Calli, shall we…
“This next song is one of mine,” he half-chuckled, “actually, that’s not quite right. I wrote it, but it belongs to somebody special.” He strummed the first chord. Looked right at her. “So does my heart.”
A brutal mugging two years ago left Calli terrified to go out after dark, and incapable of real dating. Hanging out with a resentful Chihuahua every night hasn’t filled the void, and all the sex toys from the store she owns could never replace a flesh-and-blood man. An online Scrabble site promising anonymous, flirty fun sounds like just the ticket. A like-minded geek, that’s what she needs. Unbeknownst to her, the man on the other end of the game is anything but geeky.
Tired of the party scene, Travis seeks a venue where he can meet a woman who is drawn to his mind, not his profession. Having women chase after his bad-boy musician persona has grown stale. After heating up the tiles online with Calli, he knows he must meet her in person. Touch her in person. And when he does, their chemistry is undeniable. She stimulates him, mind and body. But when he discovers her tragic past he realizes it will take more than words to win her heart…and her trust.