Today is another Sneak Peak Sunday. I bring you a second passage from my work in progress, Castle of Her Heart. This time it’s from Chapter 2 and as this is an engagement for convenience story, this is the part where they talk about the deal. Hope you enjoy!
The tone of Karl’s voice changed and she knew this was the real problem. “Did you love her?”
The silence was practically deafening. “I might have thought I did at one time. But no, I didn’t love her and I promised my mother to only marry for love.”
Not only was the woman practical and frugal but wise as well. “As one should.”
Jess turned to look out the window, speculating if she would ever find that most nobel of sentiments. Maybe this was just the vacation she needed. What harm would it do to play someone’s finance? After all, she’d seen actors take similar roles all the time. “What’s in it for me?” She couldn’t believe she asked the question.
The wicked smile was back as his blue eyes smoldered with desire. “That’s the spirit. All room and board as your return ticket to the States. First class of course.”
“Of course.” Turning her head once again to gaze at the castle coming ever closer. His warm hands rested on her shoulders, his fingers giving a gentle massage. “Let’s seal the bargain with a kiss,” he whispered close to her ear.
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