KAREN: In RECONSTRUCTING CHARLIE by Charmaine Gordon, temptations arise when Tom's all so convincing lips encourage Charlie to say, 'yes'. Will Charlie stay fast to her convictions to wait when no one has ever said no to Tom?
***GIVEAWAY: Charmaine Gordon is giving away an eBook copy of Reconstructing Charlie to a special commenter.
FIRST KISS: RECONSTRUCTING CHARLIE
by Charmaine Gordon
by Charmaine Gordon
Set up for the scene: Charlie is at a New Year's Eve party with her first boyfriend, captain of the football team at Northwestern U where she's a star athlete in cross country. Even though she's explained to Tom she intends to remain a virgin, he has other plans. No one ever says no to him. They're outside on this cold night before the stroke of midnight.
He began with little kisses all over my face, neck, ears and my mouth reached for his, lips parted, not yet touching. Somewhere deep inside I warned myself to know when to say no because he must have majored in making out while I majored in survival skills. His hardness against my thigh told me what he had in mind but so far he didn't try to go under my dress for easy access where I tingled and my belly hurt with desire. I prayed he wouldn't go there on his own or at best ask my permission. Oh Tom, I caught my breath with the yearning for him. Don't spoil us before we've begun.
The porch door banged open and his brother Pat and my best friend Shelley handed over two glasses of champagne saying, "Happy New Year, you two."
Saved by the ball.
About the book: Reconstructing Charlie
Charlie Costigan has a secret. Home life gone from bad to the worst when she protects her mother
from another vicious attack by her drunken father. Midnight. Clothes thrown into an old suitcase, she races for the bus with a letter to an unknown aunt and uncle. "This is my daughter. Embrace her as if she were your own." Determined, Charlie begins again. Alone with her secret.
RECONSTRUCTING CHARLIE SNEAK PEEK VIDEO http://youtu.be/027-p7LJ-tA
***GIVEAWAY: eBook copy of Reconstructing Charlie to a special commenter.
A bit about the author...
Charmaine Gordon writes books about women who Survive and Thrive. Her motto is take one To Be Continued, Starting Over, Now What?, Reconstructing Charlie, Sin of Omission and The Catch and now a long/short story series of Mature Romance/Suspense under the umbrella title of The Beginning. . .Not the End. The latest title is She Didn’t Say No.
step and then another to leave your past behind and begin again. Six books and several short stories in three years, she’s always at work on the next story. The books include
“I didn’t realize at the time while working as an actor in NYC, I’d become a sponge soaking up dialogue, setting, and stage directions. I learned many tools of writing during the years watching directors like Mike Nichols and actors including Harrison Ford, Anthony Hopkins, and Billy Crystal. And would you believe, I was Geraldine Ferraro’s stand-in leg model, my first job giving me entrée into all the Unions needed to work. When the sweet time ended, I began another career and creative juices flowed.”
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