Danielle is a young woman who loses the love of her life, is scorned by her family, and takes to hiding from life, not living but just existing ... until tragedy forces her to take steps to live again ... on that journey she meets Adeline, an 86 year old woman with a colorful past who determines to get to the root of Danielle's sorrrow and help her free herself from the past, not considering the consequences/repercussions in her own life. Both women find unexpected love as they learn to trust, believe, and love again.
Opening her car door she sat down inside, feeling her cell phone underneath her. There it is, she thought.
He bent down, leaning his arms over the open window. The hair on his harms moved in the breeze.
“You’re good to go, Denise,” he said. “Have the guy in your life put a new tire on there.”
“Oh, there’s no guy,” she said, her cheeks turning red. “I mean, my father will take care of it.” What was happening? She wondered. This is not like me.
He laughed and moved to stand. “Good to know,” he said.
“Tommy?” she said, wanting to thank him.
“Yes, Ma’am?” he leaned in the window again, his eyes suddenly playful. The scent of his skin, like hard work combined with outdoor mountain air and a touch of musk, filled her senses. She forgot “thank you” and saw only his lips so near to her own.
“Would you kiss me?” It fell from her tongue before her mind caught up with the words.
A smile crept over his lips and his eyes deepened.
“Get out of the car.” His tone was hoarse, deep, and purposeful.
Propelled by curiosity, she stepped out, barefoot still.
He took a step toward her, then placed his left hand behind her head and moved in close to her body. His right hand slid over the small of her back and held her there. Warmth spread from the spot under his touch. Her heart began to pound. With his eyes open, searching her eyes, he leant in and gently kissed her lips. He nudged her mouth to follow his own, deepening the kiss. Feeling her response, he pressed into her, leaning her up against the car. She felt his heart racing, keeping rhythm with her own. She wound her hands up over his shoulders and let her fingers crawl through his wavy brown hair.
Raindrops hit her cheeks and she burrowed into his arms.
Excerpted from "A Kiss In the Rain" by Dacia Wilkinson. Copyright © 0 by Dacia Wilkinson. Excerpted by permission. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. Excerpts are provided solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.
A wife of 17 years, a mother of 6, a trade school instructor, a business owner, and an author ... all rolled up into one woman with graying hair who's turning 40 in a few months and loving life. Who would have thought? :) I work for Vatterott College, teaching Comp II classes, American History, and Sociology. And, I am published through Mockingbird Lane Press. My first book, "A Kiss in the Rain" was released April 23, 2012. My second book, "Lost For Words" is set to be released in mid to late summer, and I have a third novel sitting on my editor's desk as I write this. All so very exciting. I'm on LinkedIn, Facebook, have a website ... www.daciasbooks.com.
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