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). Last week, Noah was stocking shelves when a beautiful woman walked in and immediately arrested his attention. He found himself awestruck by her, unsure of how to respond to her beauty, but also her actions.
You should probably move out of her way, Noah thought to himself, but his brain had ceased communicating to the rest of his body–he couldn’t move.
She stopped, mere inches between them, and gazed at him with lovely brown eyes. Noah could see the freckles dotting her nose. He could smell the lavender on her skin and in her hair. For a moment, he thought to ask her if she needed help, but he was dumbstruck in that department as well.
Without saying a word, she rose up on her tiptoes and leaned into him. A couple of the books slid out of his arms as she held onto him for support, but she neither apologized nor broke eye contact. She simply smiled, then closed her eyes as she leaned further in and gently kissed him.