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A bit about me ~ While writing for many years, I’ve been a wife, mother, U. S. Army Sergeant, and dental hygienist. My publishing dreams came true with my debut romance “Keyed Up” last year, and since then I have five other reads out there with plenty more on the way. When not writing I enjoy reading plenty of romance myself, from Kristen Ashley and Sabrina York, to Anna Alexander and Laura Griffin. Enjoy this excerpt from “Keyed Up” and be sure to come back for more!
She can barely tolerate your presence, let alone trust you. And who could blame her?
Sebastian wished for so many things, most of all for the ability to take away the hurt he had caused Penelope. Whether or not she still harbored any feelings for him was something to which he shouldn’t be giving thought. He had no right to think there was anything other than anger and distrust.
Served him right.
As he led them through a corridor towards LaPelle’s office, he was entirely too aware of her presence behind him. The soft shuffle of her footsteps, the crinkling of the music sheets she still clutched to her chest instead of tucking them in her satchel, and the subtle scent of flowers…or was it peaches that he detected? Whatever it was, it was
distinctly Penelope as it teased his nostrils, increased his heart beat, and made his thoughts wander.
Before Sebastian could take another breath, he was at LaPelle’s door. He stopped so suddenly that he thought he’d have to brace Penelope from crashing in to him. But as he turned, she halted a few steps away.
After ensuring that Sebastian hadn’t followed her, Penelope leaned against the wall just outside of the recital hall where she had agreed to meet with Lindsay. She blew out a deep sigh, lifting her head to the ceiling.
“When will you learn that the less you say the better when it comes to that man?” she whispered to herself. She was still processing all that had occurred today, and all that had yet to come. Just the fact that she was reunited with Sebastian, albeit only in a professional way, had been enough to tilt her world off its axis. How would she ever survive the coming weeks being in his presence?
“You just will, because that’s what you were trained to do.”
Penelope pushed herself away from the wall and realized she still had the sheet music clutched to her chest. Along with Sebastian’s handkerchief fisted in her hand. She’d been holding them the entire time and neither LaPelle nor Sebastian thought to mention that she could tuck them away.