Below is an excerpt from my story, "A Father For Christmas". Clara Jones is a woman who has been worn down by life and based on the horrors she sees on a daily basis as a social worker, she has become jaded and finds it hard to trust. Caught off guard by her instant attraction to EMT Adam she tries to distance herself from him in order to keep from getting hurt.
“You’re in the medical field?”
“What gave me away?” he asked, with a grin that she thought was too easy, too trusting.
“You were on the ambulance that brought her in?” she asked, ignoring his question.
“No. I heard a buddy talking about it, though, and I thought I’d stop by and bring her the bear.”
She arched perfectly waxed brows. “Well, then. Aren’t you a regular Mother Theresa?” She laughed to soften the words.
Adam cocked his head to the side, his smile puzzled. “You don’t like me, do you?”
“Would that be so strange?” she asked, her voice light. She was trying very much to forget how his hand had felt on her shoulder, but she still felt like his fingers were there, even now, as though the imprint of his hand had been burned into her skin.
Hope you enjoyed meeting Adam and Clara! Remember, their story is on sale today! Get your copy at Blushing Books! Also, be sure to check out the other awesome authors Sat Spanks. Maren, Renee, Maddie and Patty have snippets from their Christmas stories, too! Check them out!