#SnippetSunday – “The idea of sleeping in a stranger’s house…” – #romance #love #read #Free

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A little reminder in the last post, Addy returned home from work to find her house broken in.

DEFYING RULES is set along the Australian Great Ocean Road and tells the story of Ethan Tomlin, single dad, and manager of a hotel chain.

This is still a WIP, so critique away.

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“Let’s go inside and pack a few things,” he whispered and if she hadn’t been so upset, she was sure she’d shuddered at the sound of his voice.

“I’m fine,” she sobbed into his chest. “I’d rather be here than in a small hotel room.”

She sensed him nod his head. “Fair enough. I’ve got a spare room in my house. Can we settle you there for a few days?”

A thousand thoughts ran through her head. The idea of sleeping in a stranger’s house, whether or not she knew his son, the bottom line was she didn’t know Ethan. She remembered how Officer Clark’s expression had changed to a friendly chuckle as soon as he’d seen Ethan, and their conversation had seemed like one between very good friends.

And yet, she still wasn’t able to go. Because one idiot tried to scare her by breaking in, didn’t mean she would let the person scare her and run straight away. The knowledge that the thief didn’t find anything made her hold onto the hope he wouldn’t come back again.

Not to mention the rumours that spread easily in this town. No way did she want the Principal to find out that she stayed at a parent’s house – innocently or not.


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15 thoughts on “#SnippetSunday – “The idea of sleeping in a stranger’s house…” – #romance #love #read #Free”

  1. Good snippet! I like all the thoughts running through her head. But I find the second half of the first sentence a little awkward. Do you mean she would have shuddered if she hadn’t been so upset? I’m not sure I understand.

  2. Quite a predicament. I’m not sure if I’d want to stay home alone after someone broke in or not. (Of course, I have two dogs that sound vicious, so…)

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