Friday, March 1, 2013

Don’t You Love Second Chances?

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By L.C. Dean
An opportunity to embrace things missed or forgotten the first time around. The hope of something bigger and better. A second chance to find exactly what you needed but didn’t know about until it was too late. Sounds good doesn’t it?

I had that opportunity with my characters Jet and Ink. Beautiful Ink was written with the sole intention of exploring an erotic encounter between a local and a vendor at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. I never expected it to be anything more. But Jet walked away with so much potential for love and Ink had such a need for a man like him in her life. I had to see if Madame Eve could help Jet get around Ink’s defensive walls and discover the woman buried beneath the tattoo artist.

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Jet Ryan’s haunted by the memory of one night in the arms of a sexy tattoo artist who pushed all the right buttons before she shoved him out of her life. No one else seems to measure up. He needs her out of his system or in his life, preferably the later. But, he’ll settle for one more night with her or a reasonable facsimile as long as he can touch her again.

Ink Monroe avoids expectations that might get her hopes up, doesn’t believe in endless possibilities, and has absolutely no room in her life for a guy who wants to take care of her. But damn, it would be nice to have all those things for a little while. So when a customer gives her a business card for a woman named Madame Eve, she asks for a man to solidify the hazy memory of a single night of passion followed by the best night of sleep she’d had in years.

Both have tall orders for a single evening of passion, but one night can lead to endless possibilities. Madame Eve promised.
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“Hello?” She looked around but there didn’t seem to be anyone there. A breeze filtered through the screen leading to a balcony. She opened it and stepped out, breathing deeply of the pine-scented air.
Then she saw him. A long lean cowboy type stretched out in a cushioned chair, boots propped on the railing. Sleep softened what would otherwise be a rugged face. Wheat colored hair fell over his forehead and brushed his shoulders. Gold-tipped lashes hid his eyes. Unable to resist studying him as she had his truck, she moved closer, eager to see what kind of man Madame Eve had sent.
A crisp white button-up, opened slightly at the throat, covered his broad thick chest and disappeared beneath snug jeans. His narrow hips contrasted sharply with the width of his shoulders and long legs seemed to go on forever. His boots had been polished to a fine sheen, but they bore the signs of wear. Everything about him looked solid, reliable…safe. A shiver ran through her. What would it be like to awaken in his strong arms, pillowed on a chest made hard by work? The thought tantalized with the impossible. To be as well-cared for as his boots or his vehicle, to be appreciated scars and all, it would be a fantasy beyond even Madame Eve’s talent.
Still, she wanted it. For at least one night she wanted to be worthy of such tender care.
She hadn’t bothered to read his profile. The 1NS service had sent it to her, but she didn’t want to know. She’d asked them not to send hers either, but she had no idea if they’d done so. Expectations led to disappointment and could distort the appreciation of reality. Though she doubted the man stretched before her was anything but what he seemed—deliciously sexy and rock steady.

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  1. We'd be in a mess if we weren't prepared to give second chances in life - not just in love. If we can't forgive - we're letting ourselves down.

    1. Great sentiment, Barbara. I agree wholeheartedly.

  2. Congrats on your new release, LC! I absolutely love second chance stories! :)

    What's made me smile in the last week? I'd have to say, my kids and my husband. They always make me smile.

    1. Thanks, Jessica. I love reading them but don't write them but these two sort of demanded it. :-D

      Family is a blessing too often under appreciated. Glad that isn't true in your case.

  3. I always thought I'd want a second chance at my first love. But then I had a second chance with my second love and wouldn't want it any other way!

    I smiled all last weekend at the Naughty Sleepover. We'll be talking about that event for years, LOL. Hopefully we'll all get to go next year!

  4. Yes, I love second chance stories too! :) And I absolutely love that cover. Great blurb!

  5. I love second chance stories! Watching my dogs playing in the snow made me smile this last week.

    1. Hard to beat the joy of animals, Susan. My dog is my best companion especially in winter when we're trapped at home.

  6. I love second chance stories.

  7. congrats L.C., i can hardly wait to get started reading. the book sounds wonderful and the cover is gorgeous.
    congratulations again.

    tammy ramey