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Happy Teaser Tuesday Everyone!
So here’s the set up to this one:
It’s been weeks since the baby shower where they met. Rose and Vince have been texting day and night ever since. Though they’re still in the “friends” stage Vince steps things up a little with tonight’s surprise text…
Vince: I’m lying here thinking about you… I just wanted you to know.
Immediately the butterflies began to stir. As tempted as she was to tell him she’d been doing the very same thing—lying there thinking of him—she dare not; she couldn’t! Almost afraid to ask she did anyway.
Rose: What are you thinking?
Vince: How glad I am now that my parents dragged my ass to that shower. I’m almost glad I screwed up and was forced to go; otherwise I know I wouldn’t have. I would’ve never met you, Rose. Imagine what a damn shame that would’ve been?
Rose tried so hard not to read too much into the things he said, but how couldn’t she? Her insides were a mess with this weird excitement, and her heart was now palpitating wildly. Grace who was lying next to her was looking at her again, the concern all too apparent in her face.
“Last text. I promise,” she said as she began to text back to him.
Rose: It would’ve been a shame to not have met you either, Vincent. I’m almost glad too that you did mess up but I’m even happier and so very proud of you that you say you’re staying out of trouble now. My sister is staring at me. I gotta go to bed now. But I look forward to tomorrow’s morning text. Goodnight. =)
Rose gave Grace a smug look. As promised she put her phone on the night stand and made herself comfortable. She didn’t have to worry about Vincent texting her back; he was usually very respectful about not texting her once she said goodnight. And earlier she hadn’t said goodnight, so even tonight’s out of the blue text hadn’t crossed the line. Thoughts of him would keep her up no doubt, and she couldn’t stop smiling. He’d been sweet to her since day one, but it seemed to be happening more often now. He seemed to enjoy doing things like this: making her feel like she was so incredibly special. She couldn’t decide if his being so far away was a good thing or a bad thing.
Being near him would surely have her falling hard. Via text she felt safe, but in person she still wasn’t sure she could handle a guy like Vincent. He seemed so complex. There was so much to him unlike the simple guys her age at her school.
The next day his morning text had her stomach in knots, and she couldn’t decide once again if this was a good or bad.
Vince: Good morning, Rose. Guess what?
Rose: Good morning, Vincent. And I’m no good at guessing so just tell me.
Vince: It’s not a for sure thing but my uncle said he’d get back to my dad about me coming out and staying with them for the summer. My dad says it sounds promising. We may get to spend the summer together. =)
Holy Moses! Rose reread the text again. It appeared this was good news to him. Here once again she was torn between being excited and being scared to death about spending time with him—in person.
Okay since this is relatively a short teaser I’ll give you the first few lines that start the next chapter!
Rose: I’m crying as I write this, but I don’t think we can be friends anymore.
Vince shot up to his feet walking away from the stairs where he’d been sitting with his friends and Lorenzo after reading the text from Rose.
“Where you going?” Lorenzo asked. “You’re up next.
“Take my turn for me,” Vince said already texting Rose back.
Vince: Why? What did I do?
See! I gave you a little more! hmm what did he do? 😉 Release date? None yet but we’re awfully close! I PROMISE to announce as soon as I know!!!
Updated 9/20/12: Need a little more? And a giveaway? JUST posted another TINY teaser on my FB fan page! Go check it out and enter to win a signed copy of one of my books!