Friday, 6 April 2012
Author Spotlight - Excerpt from "More Than a Job"
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Paige put her hand to her stomach to quiet the butterflies. Their kiss had been so right, it had scared her. Serious and funny. Gentle and passionate. Filling her with warmth and craziness. She shut down the thought. She didn't even know him.
Stop. Give it time. What's the hurry?
Despite her caution, something had happened inside her. Maybe the timing was right for a change. She was changing, growing. The world had shifted to a new place; maybe that place had room for a man. Maybe this man.
"All tucked away." Josh scanned the kitchen. "Mind if I wash up?"
Paige backed away from the sink and gestured to the soap. "Help yourself."
She didn't move too far away. Watching him was a joy. The way he scrubbed his hands reminded her of the training she gave to staff. Hands and wrists and nails meticulously addressed, with lots of scrubbing, rubbing away all the germs. She remembered Josh's gentle but professional touch as he'd dressed her scrapes in the parking lot. Something clicked in her mind.
"Are you a nurse?"
"I am. Are you okay with that?" He glanced up briefly, holding his hands with fingertips down, leaving the water running. "Male nurses aren't exactly common. Some people are uncomfortable with the role."
Paige handed him a couple of paper towels and watched as he dried his hands and then used the towels to turn off the faucet. "Doesn't bother me. I've been around a lot of nurses in my time, men and women."
"I'm wondering…" Her voice sounded breathless as she let the word trail away, hoping he'd hear sexy and not flaky. "I'm hoping we can pick up where we left off behind the shed. What do you think?"
She dared to look deep into his eyes and was rewarded by a smile filling those brown depths with light. He had her insides quivering. So this is what it felt like to flirt. She had forgotten the energy of it, the feeling of being a kid on an adventure.
He took one of her hands in his and examined it, rubbing his thumb across her knuckles and squeezing gently before he turned it over and kissed her palm. "I think I can arrange that."
A kind of dizziness enveloped her.
"But first I want to tell you something. Look at me, Paige."
She tore her eyes from their hands and fell into something hot and dangerous in his eyes. They smoldered, and her heart tripped ahead of itself in response.
The intensity in his eyes mesmerized her. She wanted to look away, but couldn't.
"You taste like heaven, and I don't know if I will ever get enough." He leaned in then, moving her hand to his shoulder as he did, angling for another sweet, almost cautious taste. He sighed against her mouth and she pressed into him, wanting to be held as well as kissed.
"Where starting over is the path to romance".
I read More Than a Job and enjoyed it so much! I loved the characters, loved her occupation and the way you included the group homes and residents in the story. I'm a retired ER nurse, so I always love stories with health care issues. I've never read anything that had group homes in it, either. You must be so thrilled. I'm definitely reading book 2 when it comes out.
2012 Golden Heart Finalist
This review is from: Starting Over Book One: More Than a Job (Kindle Edition)
I have not stopped reading since I bought the book this morning. The characters are fun and it is an easy read! Great new author, as this is her first book to be published! Starting Over Book One: More Than a Job , Amazon reader/purchaser.
Available now - Book 1 Starting Over Series: More than a Job
Coming August, 2012 - Animal Instinct
First of the Time after Time Saga with Tami Dee
Coming October, 2012 - Book 2 Starting Over Series: Return of Joy
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