Friday, April 16, 2010

Saturday Snippets: Lost Loves

Lost loves...I've had them. Most adults I know have lost at least one love.

There's usually at least one that evokes very poignant memories. There's one for me...

And there's one for my heroine in "Charity's Auction". Unlike me, Charity gets a second chance at reclaiming her lost love.

When Char bids on and wins both sexy doctors Hunky and Hottie in her hospital's charity auction, she knows exactly what to do with them and it's not tidily winks.

Although head nurse Char Reynolds is desperately head over heels for bad boy Dr. Dexter Graham, he's moved on. Still she gets caught up in bidding for him at the hospital's auction for the new children's wing and wins. His smug expression drives her to also bid on and win the very hunky Dr. Ben Price, Dexter's nemesis and to plan a very naughty, very sexy night with both men.

Reader Advisory: This story was released as part of the Caught in the Middle Anthology by Total-E-Bound.

Charity “Char” Reynolds stared at Dr. Dexter Graham, her eyes narrowed, her heart doing the cha-cha while mathematical calculations flew around in her head. He was gorgeous with his dark, five o’clock shadow, the sexy glint in his eyes, and his broad, powerful shoulders. If it weren’t for that smirk on his lips, he’d be perfect. But he was far from it. He only looked perfect.

The good doctor was a bad boy through and through. It was a toss up whether he mended or broke more hearts. His record on the operating room table was stellar. Off, however, was horrendous. He’d broken so many hearts with that killer smile and huge dimples he should be thrown into solitary confinement for the rest of his miserable life.

Amy Koch, the hospital’s chief administrator, adjusted the microphone with her only hand. Then she tapped the instrument and blew into it. “Can you hear me?”

When the sound from the mic blasted through Char’s head, she clapped her hands over her ears in self-preservation. “Have mercy, woman.”

Once her brain stopped spinning and she was able to see again, she looked over a sea of other people holding their ears. Tentatively, she removed one hand, keeping it close just in case the mic went crazy again.

So far so good. Slowly, she lowered her other hand but kept it at the ready as she warily kept her eye on Amy.

Although, she felt sorry for Amy since the car wreck that had amputated the administrator’s left arm, that she couldn’t find anything to like about her caused her to war with feelings of guilt and distrust. Even before the accident, Amy had only been out for number one, stepping on anybody in her way, claiming it was for the greater good. Now people overlooked her mean tempered whining—until they came into her sights. Char had been dead centre in Amy’s far too often. As head surgical nurse, she and Amy butted heads daily.

Review: "CHARITY'S AUCTION was a pretty spicy story. I loved the revenge angle on it, and how she exacted her punishment on the guilty man. I also loved the ending of the story. All in all, great read!"
Reviewed by Beth Foster, ParaNormal Romance Reviews

Available now as part of the "Caught in the Middle" MFM erotic romance anthology
Available in audio May 12, 2010
Available in ebook May 31, 2010

Enjoy more excerpts dreaming about lost loves. Visit the other authors participating in today's Saturday Snippets.

Lauren Dane
Mari Carr
TJ Michaels
Ashley Ladd

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1 comment:

Sandra Cox said...

Sounds like another winner, Ash.

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