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By this point I know you’re completely romanced out. You’re probably dying for a scene where a despairing husband and wife scream at each other in the car on the way to divorce court.
I almost gave you a scene like that! My book Trapper and Emmeline is about two college kids who are inventing a new way to be in love. (Hint: It involves flirting, PDA, strangers, and a lot of sex.) There are ample chances for their budding romance to go wrong… and at one point it does.
They fight, and Trapper flees. Emmeline’s emails to him grow steadily longer and more desperate. He’s checking his computer every 30 seconds for the next one. Finally, he realizes he can’t hide forever, and meets her outside a classroom.
Read the excerpt after the jump!
I saw Emmeline down the hall and she knocked the breath out of me. I had forgotten her physical presence. She filled the hallway like some sort of attentional Roman candle: she was a geyser of eye-catching gestures, infectious laughter, captivating curves and shapes.
Seeing her after a week’s absence was like returning to Manhattan from Tibet, jarring and dreamlike. I felt the call of both lives—the life where I fell into Emmeline’s gravitational field and spun toward her like a disintegrating satellite, and the safe life where I never saw Emmeline again and floated alone through cold space forever.
There was never a choice. If you ever want to hate Emmeline, you can’t look at her, stand next to her, see her in a hallway, read her phone texts, open her emails, or listen to your roommates openly fantasize about her in your presence. You won’t stand a chance.
There she was in the hallway. I slowed to a stop and admired her.
…Because there’s more to romance than falling for a shiny new guy. There’s the less glamorous (but still sexy) part where you make the relationship work.
Bloghop grand prizes:
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