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Today’s snippet is from Swashbuckler, my contemporary romance that’s in the editing stages.We’re going to pick up a a scene or so later from where we left off last week. Rachel, a teacher who’s written a book that’s being made into a movie, is going on a dinner date with Rodger, an A-list actor. I had fun writing this scene–I tried to channel my inner fan girl and thought about what I’d do if I was sitting in a cab with Russell Crowe or Gerard Butler or Ewan McGregor…
In the taxi, they sat next to each other, not quite touching, not quite talking. Rachel sat forward, her eyes focused on the back of the driver’s head. Her peripheral view of Rodger was enough to keep her pulse pounding faster than normal. How had she gone from being so comfortable with this man just an hour ago to being in the full-on throws of star-struck?
Desperate to say something to her fantasy date, she took a deep breath and turned to Rodger. He was looking at her, his eyes studying her hair. She almost lost her courage and grabbed at the first solid question that came to mind. “I hear the weather in Scotland is a lot like the weather in San Francisco?” That’s a good one, Rache’.