Thursday, 7 October 2010
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Josiah and Tara had enjoyed acting in their high school plays. They had also been each other's first lover... in fact; most of the time they'd spent together had been in Tara's bed. When Josiah became a Christian, he left Tara to go to college and didn't look back.
Four years later, Josiah is back in town when his father has a near-fatal heart attack. When they meet up again they realize how much their separation had hurt each of them. But now Tara is a Christian and is trying to live a life that is pleasing to God.
Josiah wants Tara back, but neither knows how to relate to each other without the physical intimacy they once shared. They are determined to do things right this time, but find it more challenging than they'd anticipated.
She hated to spell it out for him, but it seemed necessary to prevent him from getting the wrong idea. "You're here for a haircut. Don't expect more."
Raising his hands in mock surrender, Josiah chuckled, "Whoa, there. I didn't mean anything by it, I swear."
"Good." Grabbing the black cloth to drape over his shirt, she flipped it open and then pointed to the chair. He sat and she tied it around his neck, a stress headache creeping into her head. Irritation shredded her nerves. Rather than sitting, he peered at her with an incredulous look in his eyes.
"Come on," she winced and touched her forehead. "I don't have much time."
"Aren't you gonna..." Josiah pointed at his hair and nodded toward the sink.
"No." She snapped the cloth again. "Just sit."
"But, that's the best part." Ruffling his hair with both hands, he sighed. "All right, but my hair is sweaty and dusty. I think it'll be easier to cut if it's clean first. I'll even pay you extra."
Did he think he could buy her forgiveness?
But he did have a point. Taking in the faint cloud of dust forming beside his head as he ruffled his hair, Tara sighed. She rolled her eyes and pointed at the sink with her elbow. "All right, all right. Just hurry up. I need to get home."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michelle Sutton, otherwise known as the Edgy Inspirational Author, is a member of ACFW, a prolific reader/book reviewer/blogger, and the author of over a dozen novels.
She lives in Arizona with her husband of twnety years and her two teenaged sons.
Desert Breeze congratulates Michelle on her latest release.