Friday Eve Snippet

I’ve been hard at work on my Wild Irish series. There will be seven books and the first two, Come Monday and Ruby Tuesday, are available at Ellora’s Cave now. I’m still waiting for edits for Waiting for Wednesday, which tells about the romance of Tristan Collins. I thought I’d share a snippet from that book. Please bear in mind–it’s still the rough draft. Hope you enjoy it!

“This place is crazy.” Lane stepped up to the bar and grabbed a napkin blotting the front of her shirt. “Some drunk just spilled beer down my blouse.”

Tris grinned at her, wiggling his eyebrows. “Maybe we should start a wet T-shirt contest,” he teased. “You’d win for sure.”

“Very funny.” She returned his grin and gave up on the blouse. She was drenched and there was no hope for it.

“I was hoping I could recruit you,” he yelled, fighting to be heard when the band started playing.

“Recruit me?”

“To tend bar. We could use an extra server. If you help here, Ewan can go out and start taking orders.”

“I don’t know anything about mixing drinks.”

“You can fill the beer orders. Anybody can run the tap.” He lifted the hinged entry to the bar before she could refuse him.

Ewan grinned when he realized help had arrived, kissing her on the cheek as she stepped up to relieve him.

“You are a lifesaver,” Ewan exclaimed as he left her and Tris alone behind the bar. After a super fast instruction on how to operate the tap, Tris began filling the mixed drink orders. They worked together quickly and efficiently and Lane tried to ignore the heat growing in her body from their proximity.

More than a few times, Tris scooted behind her to retrieve a bottle of liquor. Each time, his chest pressed against her back. He constantly put his hands on her waist to steady her whenever he passed. Twice, his arm had accidentally rubbed her breast as he reached for a glass above her head, her breath catching at the slow, sensual rub.

At one point, after watching her continually push her hair out of her face, he stopped to fasten it with a ponytail holder Riley had brought at his request. He ran his fingers through her hair in such a provocative way, her nipples went hard. The beer on her blouse, though starting to dry, did little to hide her body’s reaction to his touches.

“Cold?” he whispered, his hot breath driving her arousal up another notch. She narrowed her eyes and shook her head at him.

Oh yeah. Accident, her ass. He was deliberately trying to provoke a response, but why? He’d never touched her in a sexual way before. Of course, she’d never been divorced before. The realization hit her like a ton of bricks. Tristan was interested in her. The thought simultaneously thrilled and terrified her.

Oh fuck. Definitely in over my head now.

One Response to “Friday Eve Snippet”

  1. Lisa Guertin Says:

    Wow Mari, This one sounds as great as the first two! Can’t wait for it to be available. Please keep the books coming!

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