Today I’m participating in a new blog hop for the very first time. Six of the Best is a new blog hop where author’s share six paragraphs from a WIP or published work. I’m sharing from my soon to be published Corbin’s Bend Book, The Man She Needed. It’s Norah’s second day in Corbin’s Bend. Her mentor, Quincy Lauder, has come to check in on her and chat. This starts immediately after Norah makes a comment about not having a man in her life.
“I wouldn’t count on that being the case for long,” Quincy told her. “Once you get out and start meeting some people, the single men are going to be swarming around you like flies.”
Somehow Norah doubted it. She was pale and stick thin, having never developed the curves and hips that most women seem to have an abundance. In the right clothes she could easily pass for a teenage boy, and her skin absolutely refused to tan. Any attempt to coax it into doing so just left her looking like a boiled lobster and in pain. The burn would eventually peel away and reveal skin that was just as white as ever. The tanned, curvy magazine body would never be hers. Taking a bite of her sandwich and shaking herself out of the morose reverie, she commented, “Speaking of men, I met one yesterday.”
Quincy’s eyebrows rose right up to her hairline. “You work fast, girl. You’ve been here less than twenty-four hours, and you’ve already got your eye on a man.”
Norah laughed. “It’s not like that. He’s the carpenter working on the book store.”
“Well, I won’t say Jim’s not a looker,” Quincy replied, “but he doesn’t count. He’s married, remember.”
“Of course I do,” Norah said, “but I’m not talking about Jim. The man I met was named Caine. Do you know him?”
Norah Waldon comes to Corbin’s Bend to start over after her husband of 10 years is killed in a freak accident. For the first time since college, she is on her own. She’s determined to fulfill her dream of owning her own bookstore, and for the first time in her life wants to live somewhere where she can be herself as she’s been hiding her desire for a DD relationship for far too long. Her late husband would have never understood. If she can get her bookstore off the ground, and maybe just maybe find an HOH who will take care of her the way she’s always wanted, everything will be perfect.
Enter Caine Landry the carpenter who is working on her bookstore. He brings out things in her she hasn’t felt in years. There’s just one problem. He doesn’t live in Corbin’s Bend and has no interest whatsoever in anything involving spanking. He had plenty of that growing up thanks to his grandfather and his belt. He can never do that to another person, no matter how he might feel about Norah.
Will their differences prove to be insurmountable or can Caine somehow find a way to become the man she needs?
Coming Oct. 28