To continue our story, in an effort to get her ex-husband out of her mind, Mona tries online dating with disastrous results. The guy she agrees to meet is six years her junior, and not at all what she expected. Worse yet, while at Starbucks they run into Colby, who has plenty say about her date. Mona accuses him of being rude, and below is our snippet:
He glared at me, and I couldn’t help but jump when he smacked his hand down on our table. I wondered if he wished he was smacking it against my bottom instead. “I’m not sorry for anything. Except maybe the fact that you’re having such a hard time finding someone your own age to date.”
“He’s twenty-one--almost twenty-one!” I hissed through my teeth. “He’s not that young!”
“Of course not,” he retorted, but the way he said it made my nostrils flare.
“I don’t care what you think! What I do isn’t any of your concern, I don’t owe you any explanations.”
“Then stop explaining,” he shot back, nonplused. With a smirk, he nodded at me and then headed for the door, unaffected by anything I’d had to say, per usual.
Mona may think he's unaffected, but I'm not convinced. What about you?
Please let me know what you think of the excerpt and be sure to look for "Mona's Second Chance" coming to Blushing in September!