Today I’d like to you to post an excerpt of a hero and heroine’s first meeting from the hero’s POV. It doesn’t have to be in person. As always the excerpt can be from other media, yours or someone else’s work. Try to keep it on the short side if you can.
Here’s mine from Lady Caro’s Accidental Marriage.
The end of August, 1816, Palazzo Laughton, Venice, Italy
“La Valle, who is here?” A low musical, voice, floated down.
At the top of the marble stairs, stood the most beautiful creature Huntley had ever beheld. At first he thought she was a figment of his imagination. Shaking his head, he blinked before gazing at her again. No, he was right the first time. Fair, flaxen hair curled around her face. The eyes fixed on him were wide and set under perfectly arched brows… and Lord— her lips. There was only one good use for them. Kissing.
His body hardened as if it hadn’t had a woman in months, which was certainly not the case. She was so exquisite, even the heavy frown marring her countenance couldn’t make her less than beautiful. Only his old nurse had frowned at him like that, but it hadn’t made him want to…