I thought I’d share an excerpt from my Cinderella novella, Cinderella’s Enchanted Night.
A little background… Picture framer Annalise Gallagher is quietly stalking the sexy tour guide across the street at the art museum but she can’t find the courage to approach him. Elijah Burleigh anxiously awaits the weekly visit of his mystery girl, but she seems so standoffish and he can’t find a way to break the ice.
With a little bit of Cinderella magic, these desperate-to-be lovers will find their way to each other’s arms.
“I’m so happy you came by today.” Elijah’s hot breath teased the sensitive hollow of her throat. His lips trailed across her shoulder blade, down her bare arm, and Annalise almost melted. Then he firmly grasped her waist with his palms and stared deep into her eyes. “I promised myself I would ask you out the next time you came in. If I’d known you worked across the street, I would’ve made time and stopped by to see you.”
“I should’ve put my insecurities aside months ago and just asked you.” Annalise felt vulnerable under his keen gaze. “I don’t ever wear haute couture clothes—this is the first time in my life that I’ve ever worn a dress like this—and I don’t want you to get the wrong idea. I’m not sexy. I’m not a little badass who wears safety pins and skulls on her clothes all the time. I’m just…Plain.”
He cupped her cheek in his palm. “I disagree. I remember the first time I saw you. My nerves were through the roof, I hated using cue cards for my first tour since I hadn’t memorized the information or studied the artwork on my own yet, and there you were at the back of my group. A blue scarf covered your curly hair—it rained that day and I could tell you were self-conscious about your hair because you kept patting it—and a white and blue striped dress hugged your body. You also wore a bulky denim jacket over it.”
“I bought the dress on a whim but I didn’t wear it until my friends dared me to. I felt uncomfortable in it, hence the jacket, so I later donated the dress to a thrift store.”
He sighed. “That’s too bad. Memories of you in that dress keep me awake at night.”
Amazon – http://amzn.to/1FDK503
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25581154-cinderella-s-enchanted-night
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