8 Sentence Sunday #2

Posted Jan 12 2014, 7:00 am in , , ,

Since Something to Prove releases this week (YAY!) I’ve skipped a bit through the book. This scene is still near the beginning. Colin and Elizabeth have formed a business partnership to rescue a bar. It has started out rough and Elizabeth has invited Colin to lunch to smooth things over. When he steps in to pay for lunch, she balks.

                     “I never let a beautiful woman pay my way.” He shoved bills into the hand of the cashier, who was clearly amused by their conversation.

                     “So if I were homely, you’d allow me to pay.” She stood behind him with her arms crossed, ready for a fight.

                     He knew there was no correct way to answer that question. The woman obviously didn’t accept compliments well. “My mother raised me to pay when I’m with a woman.”

                     That was diplomatic.

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10 responses to “8 Sentence Sunday #2”

  1. Woman needs to know how to take compliments, tss tss tss, he had a great reaction.

  2. Gemma Parkes says:

    Tsk, these women with their awkward reactions! Good for Colin sidetracking that with diplomacy!

  3. Anne Lange says:

    I like that he’s a gentlemen. I’d let him pay and save my money for a new pair of shoes. But that’s me 🙂 Great 8!

  4. Eleri Stone says:

    Ooo….very interesting dynamic between these two.

  5. Michelle says:

    LOL very diplomatic. sparks fly between these too. happy almost release day

  6. Kate Warren says:

    Mothers can be like that. Couldn’t she respect him for having standards that mean he’ll never be a gigolo?

  7. Best wishes on the release! I enjoyed today’s snippet, he’s a quick thinker and she’s really prickly… I really MUST read the rest of this story because I’ve been enjoying the excerpts so much.

  8. Surprised they don’t just charge it to the business.

  9. Tara says:

    Can’t wait for this book. I always liked Colin and hope that they find happiness. I have loved all of the books and characters so far and loved all the snippets that you have given for this book. Keep up the good writing.