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, Stepmothers Anonymous (the full synopsis is below). Abbey finally decided to throw caution to the wind and dance with Bradley. This lead to a whirlwind romance and the promise of things to come – good things and maybe not so good things…
Bradley and I dated in the weeks that followed and every moment I spent with him, I fell deeper in love. Of course I couldn’t admit that – it would certainly send him running in the opposite direction. Even still, I felt like a teenager again: anxiously waiting for the phone to ring, hoping he would call me, gushing when someone asked about him…I couldn’t help it: I was madly in love. And I wasn’t the only one: Zoë was absolutely taken with Bradley, or at least, with the idea of a potential dad. And why not, he treated her like she was his daughter and offered her the fatherly attention she lacked.
Nicole, on the other hand, was not quite as enchanted with Bradley as her sister was: she ran the gamut between indifference and impertinence where he was involved and often insisted on calling him Mr. Mauer. Most of the time, she simply chose not to speak to him; I knew if it were up to her, I wouldn’t be seeing him at all.
This brings us to Bradley’s family: I had yet to meet them, but I had reservations about them already.