He caught her speeding in a school zone and decided she needed to learn even civil disobedience could have very painful consequences.
Welcome to Sneak Peek Sunday. For this hop we get to share six paragraphs from a published work or a WIP (work in progress).
My submission for this week is from my 3rd book, Arrested by Love. A handsome, but strict, police officer decides a spoiled socialite needs a special lesson in obeying the law.
Tiffany Morgan has been in love with Kyle Sinclair since she was ten years old, when he'd turned her over his knee for attempting to swim in a raging white water river. Though she'd been furious with him at the time, Tiffany never told her family what Kyle did. Instead, she began trailing after him like an annoying younger sister as she tried to gain his attention.
Now, eleven years later, Kyle, a patrol officer, is finding it much more difficult to maintain his distance from the irresistible and vivacious redhead who continues to invent ingenious ways to attract his interest. Though he dismissed her initial attraction to him as infatuation, as she grew-up, his own feelings of desire and protectiveness deepened. So, despite his constant struggle to resist the spirited little minx's lures, Kyle finally has to admit that he is losing the battle--badly.
After Kyle makes it clear to Tiffany that speeding will earn her much more than a ticket from him, he gives into the inevitable and asks her out on a date. He loves her, but isn't sure he's the right guy for her. However, he no longer fights the attraction between them as he dates her exclusively, but Tiffany wants more, so she makes her stand, and Kyle makes it clear how her life will change if they get married. And he persists by asking if she even thought she could live on a budget.
Tiffany honestly didn't know how to respond to him. She was furious he thought he could be so high-handed to expect she would simply roll over on her back and let him call the shots. However, it also pissed her off to acknowledge at the snap of his fingers she would do exactly that. But to have him think she couldn't be as fiscally responsible as he was, irked her to no end.
Not sure which bothered her more, his high-handedness or his low opinion of her, she replied to the one that hurt her pride the most. "Look, Fred Flintstone, I'm not Wilma. I can work and take care of a family at the same time. As for managing my money, I can live on whatever budget you give me, and have money left to spare."
He looked doubtful at that statement, and she really couldn't blame him. She'd never had to actually control her spending before. If she wanted something, Daddy gave it to her. Not a ringing endorsement for financial conscientiousness by any means. And being the smart-assed male he was, he took her up on her challenge by telling her if she could live for one month on the amount of money he set for her, and at the end of that time actually show him how she had saved the remainder of her salary, without going to daddy for help, he'd ask her to marry him.
As a proposal, it sucked big time.
Tiffany is an innocent, but she knows she wants Kyle, so sets out a plan to get him, except Kyle has a few requirements of his own that Tiffany will have trouble meeting.
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