The countdown until the release of THE REASON I STAY is finally on. Yay! To celebrate it, I’m joining Teaser Tuesday. Yay again! 🙂
So this is how it’s gonna work, on Tuesdays I’ll post a photo teaser on my facebook page and on Wednesdays, I’ll post that teaser here with an extended version of the scene. Fun right?
Here’s the teaser and excerpt. Enjoy . . .
“You want me to get you another beer?” I ask, my voice firm yet polite.
“No, I’m good. But . . .” I continue to stare at him, waiting for him to finish his sentence. But he doesn’t, he just looks at me and I look at him.
The frown smooths from his face, allowing me the first glimpse into his real features and holy mother of the sweet baby Jesus, he’s undoubtedly the most handsome man I’ve ever seen. He’s all sharp angles and undiluted rough perfection and it almost makes me forget what a huge asshole he is. Almost.
I have no idea how long I stay gazing at him, but he spends that entire time gazing at me as well and neither of us even blinks. That’s until I realize how stupid I look gawking at a man who was as mean to me as a man can be not ten minutes ago.
I close my eyes and shake my head. “But . . . ?” I repeat hoping he’ll finish his sentence so I can go away.
His brows pull together over his eyes, almost meeting in the middle. He blinks twice and moves one hand up to tuck a lock of his golden shaggy hair behind his ear. I’m dumbstruck because even his hair and his fingers are perfect in a very masculine imperfect way. I hate myself for allowing that line of thought to cross my mind.
“But thank you, Lexie,” he says simply and turns his gaze back to his plate.
For some unexplainable reason, a breath gets stuck in my throat which is, in my opinion, one of the most uncomfortable things that can happen to a person. To make matters worse, my voice when I say, “You’re welcome,” back to him is ridiculously shaky which is, in my opinion, another super uncomfortable thing that can happen to a person.
Annoyed at my reactions, and at the fact that out of all the rudeness this man has shown me in the past twenty minutes it was the sound of my own name that got me really pissed off, I turn around and walk away before he has a chance to turn his eyes to me and make my knees weak again. I’m not that kind of girl, and I’ll be damned if I let that happen again. All I need is a distraction, something to keep my mind calm and my wandering eyes and thoughts away from booth nine and the sexy doucheface sitting there.
Hope you like that little Matt and Lexie moment. 🙂 Stay tuned for more!
PS: The gorgeous teaser was designed by my very talented friend and writing sister JL Durfey. If you’re an author who’s in need of an affordable cover, teasers, formatting and other whatnots, go check her out. She’s awesome! ❤
PPS: This excerpt has yet to be edited.