Wednesday, August 2, 2017

MFRW Book Hooks - 8/2/17 - Acting Lessons - Kate seeks answers #MFRWHooks, #MFRWAuthor

Splendorous things can happen when the mind and body are in tune.

Welcome back to Book Hooks, a regular Wednesday feature! In this blog loop, we hope to provide you with some tantalizing tidbits in our books.

My submission for this week's Book Hooks is from my 5th novel, Acting Lessons.

He was a strict and demanding college professor turned professional director who excelled at giving acting lessons.  She was his shy and uncertain former student who became a professional actress under his tutelage.  They fell in love, married, and won two Tony Awards before tragedy struck and a simple kiss ripped them apart.

After a six month separation, Peter Thorton decides to take matters into his own hands by making his famous wife, Kate, an offer she wouldn't refuse.  Plainly put, he wants her back and he intends to do whatever is necessary to achieve his goal, even if it means giving his stubborn, willful leading lady a daily reminder over his knee that she promised to obey him.

In this scene, which occurs in chapter six, after Kate and her husband Peter finish making love, she realizes they didn't use protection. What stuns her most is Peter's revelation that even though their divorce paperwork was filed and considered final in two days time, they would be still legally married if they made love. A salient fact he neglected to mention before he claimed her. When she let him know her thoughts on the matter, he stormed off. In some ways Peter is more of a shrew than Kate, but she is well acquainted with his temper and waits until he calms down a bit more before she broaches the topic again.

            He took a deep breath.  "You would have been cognizant of the stipulation if you had done as you were supposed to and read the documents.  I was blindsided by William's concession on my behalf."
            "I see.  But you knew I hadn't, right?  So, didn't you knowingly blindside me as well?"  When he shook his head, she changed tactics.  "So, what great crime did William commit anyway?"
            "I don't want to talk about it," he muttered, lifting her up into his arms.
            "Would you prefer instead to discuss why you decided not to be open and honest with your wife?"
            "No," he answered succinctly as he continued down the stairs with Kate held securely against his chest.
            Kate considered Peter's mood for a moment.  "All right.  Do you want me to tell you why I got so upset with you?"
            He frowned as he gazed into her eyes, but his descent remained confident and steady.  "I'm not sure.  Depends on whether or not I'm going to like what you say."
            "That's a little one-sided.  Don't you think?"
            "Perhaps, but I couldn't stand having one more argument with you today."

Though Kate knows Peter was wrong to do what he did, she also knows he never does anything without a purpose. The question in her mind is whether he feared he'd lose her if he told her the truth first.
M/F, DD and a staged production of Kiss Me, Kate.

If you're 18 or older, you can read the first three chapters at Acting Lessons

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  1. Hey, Kathryn, thanks for the help. All in synch now. Great tasty excerpt <3 xo

  2. Very interesting. Teacher/student now husband/wife stories are also sexy!

  3. Tweeted for you, Kathryn. Hope you get a whole bunch of new readers off this one.


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