Hare-brained schemes #8Sunday #excerpt

I haven’t done a Sunday 8 for a good while, but I’m hoping to get back on the saddle. This is from my soon-to-be-released contemporary romantic comedy Monica’s Match. The hero, Jeremiah, is none too thrilled to be participating in Monica’s matchmaking services. Note that final edits are still in progress.

The matchmaker was two hours late. Jeremiah Thompson already didn’t want to be here. However, since hiring a matchmaker for Perry Grove’s singles was his grandpa’s hare-brained scheme, here he waited with strict instructions to stay in the Sunday school classroom by himself. Evidently the matchmaker liked to “observe initial meetings,” as his grandpa had quoted from the matchmaker’s instruction guide. A guide Jeremiah hadn’t bothered to read because had no intention of losing his bachelorhood anytime soon.
He’d given up on the kid chairs about twenty minutes in and now had his legs sprawled in front of him on the floor and his back against one of the brightly colored cinder-block walls. Tossing his Lego creation to the side with disgust, he hoisted himself to his feet. “Screw this.”



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Drinking and Meeting the Parents #8sunday

How much is too much Scotch?

This week I give you a snippet from the forthcoming To Growl or to Groan. Chloe and Jorge are flying to Scotland to meet his parents.

“Are you going to tell me what’s wrong or will I just have to cut you off so you don’t meet my parents completely drunk?” Jorge reaches across the table between us and tweaks my nose so I look at him.

I gaze into his dreamy green eyes. Two and a half months and I’m still not tired of them. They aren’t quite enough to calm me down at the moment, though.  He nods toward the bottle of scotch between us. I’m on my fourth serving—or is it five? We’ve been flying for four hours, so it’s not so much given the time lapse.

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