Snippet Sunday - FRESH BEGINNINGS 09/08/2015 #romance #amreading #Route66



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FRESH BEGINNINGS
We continue with Fresh Beginnings, Jared's story as he travels through five states
 in the US in a Motorhome. I used our itinerary from our US travels two years ago
 and wrote a romance story around in.
Jared has just arrived in the US.
Enjoy!

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She turned to get into the motorhome, and he took in her small stature and the narrow shoulders which seemed even smaller in her tight, red T-shirt. Jared noticed her cargoes were just hanging onto her hips. A nice steak wouldn't go astray on these hips. Suddenly she stopped and moved to look at him. "Thank you," she whispered.

"No worries mate."

Jared held her gaze and wasn't quite sure what to say or do. She simply stood in front of him like frozen.

"My name is Ivy," she said after a long moment.

"Hedera. An evergreen climbing or ground-creeping woody plant in the family Araliaceae."

With a frown, she stared at him. "I really didn't understand that one."

He laughed. "Sorry, mate. I got carried away. I'm a landscaper. Ivy is a climbing plant." Scratching the back of his head, he added, slightly self-conscious, "And, of course, a beautiful name."


 
 

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28 comments:

  1. Loved the nervous banter, and the glimpse of the budding attraction.You also gave a little background about Jared. Well done.

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    1. Thank you Karen. I appreciate you stopping by.

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  2. Nice snippet. I think you really bring out the feelings going on--nervousness, along with awkwardness. Well done!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by as well as your kind words, Teresa.

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  3. I really liked the way he went on about the climbing plant and loved it when he said the name was beautiful. This was a very nice moment between them.

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  4. That's a nice one. At least he didn't go for the beautiful name compliment straight away. So funny.

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  5. And if he's not a serial rapist or killer, that self introduction should make her swoon. It did me. :)

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    1. My job here is done. Glad you liked it, Gem.

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  6. I love the awkwardness---it's so endearing! :)

    Of all your heroes, I think Jared could be my favorite.

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    1. Aww ... I'm glad you like him. He was so easy "to write" :-)

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  7. That was sweet and romantic, and I love it even more that she didn't get it at first. That made the complement better. :

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  8. Loved his comment, really helps me know him (and I like him)! Fun snippet...

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    1. Thank you Veronica ... glad you liked it.

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  9. I love that the bit about it being a beautiful name came almost as an afterthought, like he's not quite sure about what to do or say around her. It's cute. (I love that he wants to feed her. LOL)

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    1. LOL re the feeding .... thank you so much for your comment, PT. I appreciate it.

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  10. This felt exactly like such a meeting in the real world, lots of awkwardness between two strangers.

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    1. What a great compliment, thank you Elaine.

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  11. I have to agree with PT, I love how the beautiful name is like an after thought. You make their encounter really genuine between two strangers. I love his nervous reply of what Ivy is, too. That's genius. Great snippet!

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    1. Wow ... I'm really humbled by your kind comment. Thank you so much !!

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  12. That was a cute snippet. So playful. I love it.

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    1. thank you Cecilia. Glad you liked it.

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  13. Some very good lines here-- specifically the steak line and the last lines.

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