Sunday, 23 March 2014

Be careful what you wish for #sexysnippets Keeping Secrets #asmsg

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This week I've got more snippets from Keeping Secrets. You know how sometimes when we're really angry with someone, we wish bad things on them. Well, the phrase "be careful what you wish for" comes into play here.

I hope you enjoy the snippet. It's much longer than 7 sentences. But I needed the length to keep the context intact.



"I can help you get back at your husband for what he did to you."
"I don't want to get back at Felix."
"Don't you? After he humiliated you and broke his promises."
That disastrous night's event rushed through her mind, raising a storm of hurt and anger in its wake. Jaw clenched so tight her teeth ached, she fisted her hand.
Felix's words and actions had been akin to him reaching into her chest and ripping the beating heart out, damaging more than she'd thought possible.
Doubling over, she relieved the emotional trauma as if a physical blow unbalanced her. For the first time in her life she'd wanted to harm another human being. Exact pain upon him just like she'd experienced it.
Until she'd turned up at the hospital to find him hooked up to so many machines, fighting for his life. And she'd known her wish had manifested itself and nearly killed him. The guilt ate at her ever since.


Here is the draft blurb.

Have you ever loved someone and didn’t even know it?


That’s the dilemma facing Felix Essien when he wakes from a coma to find he is married to the most beautiful and sensual woman he’s ever known. He cannot remember her or their wedding. He who had sworn never to get married or to give his heart to another. Yet he feels an intense bond with her that he intends to explore fully.


Ebony can’t believe her good fortune when her paper husband wakes not remembering the temporary marriage arrangement with no intimacies he’d proposed but is now the adoring husband she’s always dreamt of. She plans to make the most of the passion blossoming between them.


However would he still feel that way when he regains his memory and realises she’s been keeping secrets and their marriage is not what he thinks it is.

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