Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, where participants share excerpts of their books or works-in-progress. It’s a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! Be sure to check out their website. Today’s selection comes from my book, The Best Love (the full synopsis is below). Continuing where we left off last week, Alex may have have been the one to initiate their affair, but it’s Julieta who takes it to the next level, turning an innocent kiss into a make-out session that leaves her wanting more–and getting more than she is prepared for…
Emboldened by it, Julieta sat up and kissed him on the lips. Alex seemed to hesitate at first, but as she deepened the kiss, he responded. Julieta opened her mouth for him and found his tongue waiting.
She laid back onto the bed, pulling him with her. Body to body, skin to skin, she ran her hands up and down his arms, tracing the tattoo closest to her. She relished the feel of his skin beneath her fingertips and listened to the rhythm of his heart, now beating in concert with hers.
Lost in the moment, Julieta was barely able to process the next words she heard:
“What the hell?”
“Ever since the accident…”
Julieta cringes every time she hears those words. Everything lately is a result of ‘the accident’, and she is so over it: after almost losing her life, Julieta’s had to make adjustments to deal with some of the challenges she now faces – physical therapy to regain use of her leg, lost school time and lower self-esteem, among them.
However, none of those changes compare to the ones in the people around her: her brother Manny is pushing her like he’s never done before; her sister-in-law Sonia is nesting and treating her like a daughter; and Manny’s friend Alex is now offering her the attention she’s been craving from him for years. So maybe good things do come out of bad situations…
Except that when Julieta finds out why Alex has been so attentive, her world comes crashing down. With her already-fractured family now at odds with each other, she is ready to give up on the notions of fate and love and happily-ever-after’s, when another accident shows them that sometimes the best love is one that begins accidentally.
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