I’m continuing with a sneak peek at the opening of my WIP — the third and final book in the Passion Island trilogy, Triple Wedding.
It stars another of the Dayle sisters, Teegan, who gets a shock when she gets home from work — a stranger is in her house, wrapped only in a towel.
Half a lifetime ago, she’d been accused of trying to steal her sister’s high school boyfriend. That shame had lodged in her self-image, because she hadn’t just tried. She’d succeeded. At the time of Ember’s accusation, she was in bed, naked, with said boyfriend. She remembered his name but not what he looked like. What she remembered best were her sister’s screams of betrayal, followed by a lifetime of estrangement.
Thinking of that horrific scene, Teegan’s neck and face flamed. Never, ever, ever again. Not ever. Not even if Mercedes’ tattooed hunk with the gorgeous mane of dark hair flirted with her while wearing only a towel.
She drew back farther and crossed her arms protectively over her belly. “May I ask who you are?”
She waited, but he said nothing more.
Oh, joy. Just what she needed, a comedian. “Name, please?”
“Sterling Peters.” He thrust out his hand again, but jerked it back when his towel — no, her towel — started to slip. He had lightning-fast reflexes, for which she was grateful.
Not knowing if her roommate was nearby to overhear his flirting, she lowered her voice to a whisper. “Where is Mercedes?”
Please don’t say ‘Right behind you.’ And towel, if you value your happy home, don’t fall.
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