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Here’s the third Sunday Snippet from my mid-life Christmas story The Reluctant Santa.
Sue, who set up their lunch meeting, is unimpressed with Cliff’s invitation for a “first date” – to join him at an outdoor skating and sleigh ride party his store is hosting for their hockey team. She and Carol are on the phone.
“I don’t need a hunk,” Carol said. “Cliff seemed quite nice. He’s not pushy and doesn’t just talk about himself and his achievements as so many men seem to do.”
“So you were impressed. At least a little bit.”
“A little bit. He’s different, in a good way. At least so far. I only met him once.”
“These days once often leads to the bedroom, girl.”
“Not this girl.”
And a little more…
“You definitely break the mold. Anyway, will you invite Cliff in for a nightcap when he takes you home after this smashing party?”
“I hadn’t thought about it,” Carol lied. “Maybe I’ll call Uber to save him the trip.”
“Right. That would definitely kill whatever might’ve been.”
“Whatever I do, it will feel right for me. I’m not going into this with a written script.”
“Though you do want to control the pace.”
Frowning, Carol sighed. “Maybe.”
5 Stars: “Loved it. This was a fun book with a great storyline. Carol and Cliff had super hot chemistry that made this even better. They made for a steamy story. It’s a definite must read!”
A Reluctant Santa, by Adriana Kraft
Release Date: December 2, 2022
Publisher: Extasy Books
Word Count: 12,698
Genre: Erotic Romance, Mature Heroine, Holiday Story
Heat Level: 3 flames
They’re in their fifties. Grief-stricken (her) and battle scarred (him) from their previous loves, they don’t want to risk more heartbreak, ever. They’ll have to take it slow, talk it through, test the waters carefully. Can they make it happen at this speed, get it done in a short story, and reap the benefits of sizzling sex at their age? Why not?
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