Kids! Ya gotta love ’em or you’ll strangle ’em. For this week’s Six Sentence Sunday, I’m presenting a snippet from one of my favorite scenes from Reckless in Moonlight. Dana is dating a younger man, and her college age daughter Katie has found out and disapproves. Dana takes her out for lunch and shopping to discuss it. This scene takes place in a small clothing boutique, in Katie’s POV (And yes, I’m a cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater; I have more than six sentences here. But they’re short and SSS will be ending in January!).
“Katie.” Her mother’s voice turned firm. “We need to discuss…Lon.”
At the mention of his name, Katie’s hand froze on another ugly shirt as an epiphany flashed like a rocket flare. “Oh. My. God!” She whipped around to gape at her mother. “That condom was yours!” Her voice rose. “You had sex with the neighbors’ son in the swimming pool!”
Despite the blaring music, heads turned.
Reckless in Moonlight Blurb:
Forty-five-year-old Dana Markus knows a full moon makes people act crazy. It’s why they call the power company with stories about aliens disrupting the earth’s climate. It probably explains why her ex-husband left her for a girl scarcely older than their college-age daughter. It definitely accounts for why she impulsively invited the neighbor’s hunk of a son over for a skinny-dip. And why 28-year-old Lon Corbin accepted.
Lon doesn’t think much of the mass of rock orbiting the earth, but he does think he’s the luckiest man alive when the sexy divorcee he’s admired from afar invites him into her pool. He knows she has reservations about their age difference, but he’s planning to show her in a very physical way how good they could be together if she’ll give him the chance.
But when their simmering private passion boils over into a public relationship, family pressures and schemes threaten to split the couple apart.
The moon brought them together — but can it save them?
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