Can I trust you? #MFRWBookHooks

Welcome to the Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop, Book Hooks. Writers share a short snippet of their works to entice you. Here’s another snippet from my new release, Rescuing Prince Charming.

Dusty Johnson and a guard have found a time bomb hidden in the guts of a prototype starship. A narrow tunnel is the only access to the room where the guard holds the bomb. Dusty, who is still in the tunnel, speaks first.

“Give it to me.”

He shined the flashlight her way and looked up for the first time. “It is too dangerous.”

“Like I’m so far away it won’t kill me? Since you can’t disarm it, I’ll have to carry it to someone who can. Hurry.”

“Can I trust you?”

“Fine.” Her voice grew sharp from anxiety. “Just hold onto it until it explodes.”

He took a deep breath and held out the shoebox. “This goes against my sense of chivalry.”

“Screw chivalry.” She reached for the box—but he pulled it away from her grasp.

“I’ll have you know I’m a gentleman.”

“And the School for Chivalrous Gentlemen taught you that Take off my pants is a polite greeting?”

“Is Please take this bomb, with my compliments an improvement?” He gave a tight-lipped sigh. “I don’t like handing this to a woman.”

What do you think? Would this hook you if you browsed the book? Be sure to check out the book hooks by other great writers in the Book Hooks blog hop.

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  1. Love the interplay between them!

    1. I’ve always enjoyed reading witty wordplay, so that’s what I try to do in my own writing.

  2. LOL – if they don’t both blow up, this might go somewhere!

    1. You could even say their relationship is explosive.

  3. Love the humor. Still chuckling.

    1. Glad to hear it!

  4. Also love the interplay. You can just see the snark in their tone.

    1. Snark heightened by fear and danger!

  5. Great banter between these two. Tweeted.

    1. Thanks for the tweet, Daryl!

  6. Great dialogue!

    1. That seems to be the consensus, which I’m grateful for.

  7. His sexism annoys me, but the humor is appealing, and maybe he learns a lesson?

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