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Snippet Sunday

Hi, Y’all! It’s time for Snippet Sunday again.  I am continuing with my sweet contemporary romance Sweet Gypsy Rose. over the past few weeks, you have met the main Characters, Gypsy Rose, Frank, and Ray. This week I am doing something very different. Since this is a first draft I add notes to myself. I left these notes in this snippet.  Feel free to answer one or all of the questions I posed to myself.

This is a rough draft and the only eyes on it has been mine… so remember this is a diamond in the rough.

Sweet Gypsy Rose copyright 2014

Of all the women in the world why would God choose this one for me. For heaven’s sake I’m 39, have only kissed a girl once and hated it, a loner, and have a serious case of OCD. This woman is my polar opposite. She is an open book to the public, friendly, charming outgoing, seems to volunteer and participate in everything. Oh yeah! I almost forgot. She is drop dead gorgeous in an outlandish way. She makes me think of a cross between Madonna with an overdose of Cher tossed in for good measure.
This has to be a cruel trick of fate. I’ve never been interested in a woman since my fateful prom night and now I eat, breathe and sleep this woman. I can’t get her out of my mind.
When she walked in the door today, my first instinct was to run to the bathroom to hide. That didn’t happen. I was waylaid by the teller manager on the way (find out what this is called) to relieve one of the ladies who needed to take her daughter to the doctor. I quickly took care of my business, washed my hands till they were pink from the hot water( is this necessary or should I leave it out.) and ducked into the lounge to grab an extra bottle of sanitizer from my locker. I didn’t want to take a chance on that booth being out. Besides I prefer my own brand with a moisturizer in it, not the generic stuff the bank has.
I look longingly at my office across the floor wishing I was in there hiding under my desk. Her beautiful face lights up with the most radiant smile as our eyes meet. She speaks to everyone she passes as she looks the lines over(do I need something else here something like she is sizing up the situation), stopping to hug, shake hands or even kiss a few on the cheek. She greets everyone by name, asking about their family. I think she knows everyone in town on a personal level.
My hands shake. I hoped she won’t choose my line. I probably won’t have to worry. She may have a favorite teller, most people do. Thankfully by the time she is done with her meet and greet my line has become longer than the others. My heart begins to somersault as I look up and see her standing at the end. Oh shit!(should I leave out?) What do I do? I’m trapped behind this counter with no choice but to face both my biggest fear and my fantasy all in one fell swoop.
“Hello, Ms.Ceely what can I do for you today.” (Do I need something here?)
“Oh Mr. Taylor I bet you could do lots for me.” She winks. The pretty woman actually winks at me. No denying she is flirting with me. Me. Plain, Mr. Invisible me. “Call me Gypsy Rose. I’d say Ms. Ceely is my mom but she might smack you for calling her that. You’d be safe calling Gram Ms. Ceely the first time you meet her. If she likes you she will tell you to call her Grams, if she doesn’t, it’s best to avoid her like the plague.” She shoots me a precocious smile. I’m doomed. I stand there frozen in place as she extends a hand to me. I feel like an idiot. I’ve wanted to touch her ever since I saw her, but she has touched every person in this room. I can feel my body trembling as I slowly reach out. I glance at the Hand sanitizer. She follows my gaze, reaches out, sanitizes her hands, re-extending it to me. Her hand is so small and soft. I actually like the feel of it.

I hope you are enjoying this story and will come back next week  to see what Gypsy Rose is up to.

If you missed meeting Gypsy Rose week 1 you can catch up here.  

If you Missed meeting Frank you can check him out here 

Want to read about a complication in the form of a sexy ex? Meet Ray Here.

If you are in the mood for more fun snippets, skate on over to visit V. L. Locey.

If you would like a taste of a paranormal fantasy check out Valkyries Curse by Ellie Mack. 

#snippetsunday~~let’s lighten up our reads~~sweet romance time!


Snippet Sunday Hi, Y’all! It’s time for Snippet Sunday again. Time to start the year off on a lighthearted, funny note.  This is a story I began in fall of 2014 after a visit to my dads. I loved the delightful tourist town and decided to make my own.  Sweet Gypsy Rose was born. Then I got sidetracked along the way with sickness and lots of family issues. This year I plan to get a few stories written then decide which path to go on.  For those of you looking for a lighter, humorous story with a free-spirited female lead and a sexy banker that has no idea his potential, toss in a very hunky ex-boyfriend that won’t let go and a secret past, I present… Sweet Gypsy Rose… oh and don’t forget you cat lovers!

This is a rough draft and the only eyes on it has been mine… so remember this is a diamond in the rough.

Sweet Gypsy Rose copyright 2014

Meet Frank

I come to the coffee shop daily for three reasons. One is evident; to get a cup of coffee. The second is because my therapist recommends I do more things in public. I could live without any people at all being around but at least this shop is big enough even on a busy day that I can find a place not too close to everyone else. The third reason just walked in the door. The women with the odd name and even odder sense of style. The mere mention of her name brings a smile to my face. Trust me she is mentioned a lot in the bank that I work at.

The sight of her walking down the street makes my palms sweat, my heart beat faster and my pants get tight. I haven’t had a woman affect me like this since high school. Don’t laugh. Its true. I’m a 39 year old virgin. Don’t scoff. It’s not only that I’m waiting for my one true love, but mostly because of my OCD. I don’t care much for kissing or touching, the thought of sex makes me hyperventilate. I quit dating a few years back when my last date spread my problems allover town. My mom has been dead for years and dad died almost a year ago. My therapist suggested a clean slate and a smaller town. Her brother, Drake Harding specializes in my condition. He lives in the city about 30 miles away but has an office here in Riverton also. The bank I’m now working at is a subsidiary branch of the one I worked at back home for most of my life.
Every time I see Gypsy Rose my heart skips a beat. My new therapist Lamarr, told me I made a good choice. Of course he would know her, I think everyone in town knows her, either because she is so sweet and friendly or because it seems she’s good gossip fodder.
I catch her glimpsing at me from the baked goods she is ogling. I smile. I hope it was at least a friendly smile if not a sexy one. I have no idea how to flirt. I was going to take my coffee and paper back to the office but since she came in I decided to stay and see what happens. Then one of the reasons she is such a great topic of gossip walks in. Raymond Patterson. My heart began to ache again. He is all the womens dream. Built like a lumberjack and a handsome rugged face. I don’t stand a chance against a man like that. Especially since it seems they have been sweethearts since high-school and I think the entire town has a lottery going as to when they will get back together or married. From what I hear their last break up was not long after I came to town. My hands begin to itch, and my is breathing getting tight, instead of running for the door I take my coffee, find a table in the back and try to calm down. I’m glad I have an appointment with LaMarr this afternoon. He will be proud of me. I hope.

 I hope you like my new characters. Next week I may try to find something about Ray, which Frank mentioned.

If you missed meeting Gypsy Rose week 1, you can catch up here.

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