Time to strut your stuff! Everyone seemed to enjoy the one page posts last week, so we’re going to do the same type of thing today. Please post the first page of chapter four of what ever book you’re working on or just released. If you have buy links, feel free to post them as well. As always keep it PG-13.
Here is mine from my recent release, The Temptation of Lady Serena.
Robert arrived at his estate on the outskirts of Newmarket the day after the disastrous theater visit. He’d pushed his horses so hard, he’d had to change them. But no matter how fast he drove, he was unable to outrun his growing attraction to Lady Serena.
The minute his hand touched hers, he’d felt the connection and, what was worse, his customary aloofness began to slip. He’d loved once and chosen badly. Robert bore no desire to travel to those depths of misery with any lady again. Just the thought strengthened his resolve. His marriage would be one of convenience, where he could control the outcome.
He needed an heir, not another broken heart. All he had to do was to stay out of London for a week or two and regain his wits. By the time he returned, Lady Serena would have chosen the highest title that offered for her, or the one with the most money. She might even be betrothed.
For some reason, that thought didn’t comfort him.
Robert stalked out to the stable determined to erase her from his mind, but he couldn’t stop thinking about her. Lady Serena haunted his dreams, coming to him and offering her lips, then fading away when he tried to touch her. Last night, he’d awoken trying to stroke his pillow.
If that wasn’t bad enough, no one appreciated his help. His trainer said to Robert if he came to the track once more, the man would quit.