Contemporary romance Sunday Snippet, Just a Touch

Happy Sunday, folks. Or, if you’re in Indy like me, Happy Race Day! Welcome to the Greatest Spectacle in Writing, otherwise known as Sunday Snippet/WeWriWa. This is a quick snippet from my sexy Sedona novella, Just a Touch. The heroine is feeling a bit insecure about not measuring up to her hero’s looks and level of sexual experience. Earlier in the book, she jokingly calls him “man-whore,” which he disputes. He speaks first:

“Keep talking. You were telling me how hot I am.”
“As if you don’t know you’re a stud.”
He rolled his eyes. “Yeah, I thought I already explained I wasn’t a man-whore.”
“Well, no, not professionally. I thought maybe you were an amateur, though.”
“‘Gage Acton, Amateur Man-Whore’ — I need to get business cards printed up.”

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About Linda Morris

Linda Morris is a multipublished writer of contemporary and historical romance. She writes stories with heart and heat, and a joke or two thrown in. When she's not writing, working, or mommying, she's doing yoga, reading, working in her flower garden, or baking delicious things she probably shouldn't eat. A beat-up old copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss's "Ashes in the Wind" that her mom bought for her at a garage sale years ago was her "gateway drug" into the world of romance novels. Her all-time favorite romance writers include Laura Kinsale, Patricia Gaffney, Elizabeth Delancey, and Marjorie Ferrell. Current favorites include Julie Anne Long, Erin McCarthy, and Shannon McKenna.
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20 Responses to Contemporary romance Sunday Snippet, Just a Touch

  1. That’s becoming a little bit tense. She is going to end up making him run away if she insists that much.


  2. What a funny exchange. I like his response, getting some business cards printed up. LOL!


  3. LOL — I had to come over and check this out after seeing your tweet. He’s such a good sport, and I love how she clarifies that she meant “amateur, not professional”. Fun!


  4. Sarah W says:

    I think “Gage Action” would be a good name for a professional . . . just add an “i”. 🙂

    I’m getting a sense that he’s keeping his annoyance reigned in, but maybe not for long?


  5. ldsmith1818 says:

    Hahaha Wow I love a funny hero. This guy is great! I can’t wait to read more!


  6. Elaine says:

    This was a great 8, lots to see and even more to imagine. I loved the humour and the patience your hero showed. He sounds like quite the man.


  7. Loved the fun banter. The hero has a great sense of humor.


  8. Fun banter or chasing him away? I can’t tell yet.


  9. I loved it! Yes, get the business cards printed! lolol. Great excerpt, Linda! 😉


  10. At least he has a sense of humor about it all, but I’m with the others – that can only last so long! A terrific snippet, can’t wait for more.


  11. A smashing last line there.


  12. kaycimorgan says:

    I’m glad he has a sense of humor. It makes me like him even more.


  13. I like the banter, and the fact that he has a sense of humor.


  14. Kate Warren says:

    Funny. I’d be interested to know what kind of pictures go on THAT business card. I love the humor in your writing, Linda.


  15. Karysa Faire says:

    Great excerpt. I can see how this could go either way and I’m looking forward to reading more. Funny how a guy could take that as a complement… hopefully she’ll get her insecurities reigned in before it does harm!


  16. Carol Duff says:

    In spite of her awkwardness, he seems to be eating it up, or checking to see how far she will go. “Keep talking, You were telling me how hot I am.”


  17. I like the banter. Even more, I like that he can joke about what she says instead of being insulted. Says a lot about him


  18. katewyland says:

    He might joke, but I’d think her comments would get old quickly. Curious to see where this goes.


  19. Gemma Parkes says:

    Funny snippet! I’m glad he can take a little teasing!


  20. siobhanmuir says:

    LMAO – I love the last line! Great banter, Linda. 🙂


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