Works in Progress - Sneak Peeks


My novel, Not in the Plan, released Oct 23rd, 2018. Here's a little sneak peek!


She was staring at him. “You cut your hair.”
“Yeah. Marlise convinced me looking like Shaggy from Scooby Doo wasn’t good for business.”
“You never looked like Shaggy.”
He didn’t like the conversation focused on him. On how much he’d changed. “So, I heard you never married Patrick.” It was a cruel subject change, but her eyes immediately ended their scrutiny of his face.
“No, I didn’t.”
“Sorry.”
“It was my mistake to fall for him.”
“I wanted to tell you.”
Her head jerked up. “Wanted to tell me what?”
Why had he said that? “Nothing. Just that he wasn’t good enough for you.”
She took a step closer. He could smell her apple blossom lotion, the same one she’d always rubbed into her arms when getting ready for a night out.
“Did you know he was cheating on me?”
“I suspected.”
He could tell she wanted to slap him, but they were practically strangers now. Instead, her little hands made fists at her side. “How could you not say anything?”
“Becca, you were so set on him.”
Her face flushed, and she bit her lip. “I’d already sent out the invitations. The final fitting for my dress was done. You came to wish me luck. Told me you couldn’t come to the wedding because of a family thing. Do you remember? You brought me a sweater I’d left at your apartment. You’re telling me if I hadn’t caught him a few days later, you would have let me go through with it?”
“Dorothy, is Rebecca in yet?” Marlise’s sing-song voice carried from the entry-way, and Jay pulled away from her accusing eyes. She was right. He should have told her. But instead, they hadn’t spoken again until she walked in today.


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