This snippet is from Swashbuckler, a contemporary romance. Rachel is feeling out of place at a Hollywood-ish industry party. A hunk-of-a-man, Todd be his name, is chattin’ with her. She’s just told him her name.
“You wrote Swashbuckler, didn’t you? Wow! And you’re still teaching?” Todd shook her now empty hand in a friendly grasp, pumping it as if he really meant it. She nodded her head in rhythm to his handshake. “Welcome to Hollywood, Rachel.”
“In San Francisco?”
Todd quirked his lips at her question. “A metaphor. The movers and shakers of cinema are in this room. It’s a pleasure to finally meet you. You totally belong in this room!”