Weekend Writing Warriors: Locked Eyes With Her

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, Stay With Me (the full synopsis is below). Noah is a bookstore clerk who is just doing his job when his life is so effectively interrupted by her


His thoughts lost on the subject at hand, Noah didn’t notice he wasn’t alone in the aisle until he was midway through it. It was only then he glanced up and locked eyes with her – a voluptuous beauty with copper-colored tresses that bounced as she walked towards him. She had an almond-shaped face with beautiful brown eyes; full, rosy lips; and the most naturally tanned skin he had ever seen. She had been in the store a couple times before, but each time, Noah was otherwise occupied with Bill or a customer. She was striking then, just as she was now, and as she moved closer to him, he found himself captivated by her beauty. There was something so wondrously intoxicating about her, Noah couldn’t help but stare. He stopped walking and simply stood in the aisle, waiting as she drew closer to him. Her steps were soft on the carpet, her feet small and dainty; and she was shapely, filling every inch of the shorts and long-sleeve t-shirt she was wearing.



Noah is stocking shelves at the local bookstore when Alma walks in and kisses him. He has barely enough time to grasp what’s happening when she ends the kiss and walks away. Too intrigued not to respond, the normally introverted shopkeeper goes after Alma…only to discover keeping up with the outgoing vixen is more difficult than he imagined.

Everything Alma does is impulsive and Noah is no different. The good-looking, but reserved clerk captured her attention on a previous visit and since then she’s been determined to steal a kiss. However, seeing him again after the purloined smooch was not part of her plan; and now that he wants to get to know her, Alma finds the future she’s carefully planned is suddenly uncertain.

With the odds stacked against them, Noah and Alma must decide if their fledgling relationship is worth pursuing, because if they can get past their doubts and insecurities, they might just have a future together.

The book is available at AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooks and Kobo.

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14 thoughts

  1. Nicely written! She reminds me of the “when she walked through the door, I knew she was trouble” detective novel heroines.

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