An Excerpt a Day - Listen to Your Heart Day 1
Posted on November 14th, 2016

I'm so excited to introduce you to Skye and Caleb from Listen to Your Heart! I'm going to post an excerpt each day until release day on Saturday, November 19! Check out today's excerpt and be sure to preorder it while it's still .99¢ on all retailers! <3


Dinner’s awesome, naturally. In fact, everything about tonight is perfect. The food. The wine. The daisies. The easy conversation. The beautiful girl.

Especially the beautiful girl.

When we’re finished, Skye stands up and starts to clear the table, but I quickly reach for our plates.

“You cooked. I’ll clean.”

“Caleb, you don’t have to.”

“I want to. Go find Dirty Dancing and I’ll do the dishes. It’s the least I can do.”

She laughs and reaches for what’s left of the garlic bread. “I was kidding about the movie. I really just wanted an excuse to cook for you.”

“And it was awesome, so let me thank you by loading the dishwasher.”

“You’re ridiculous.”

“And a little adorable?”

“More than a little.”

Her confession makes me smile.

“Did I say that out loud?” she whispers.

“You did.”

“Totally didn’t mean to.”

“Totally love that you did.”

“Can you forget that I said it?”

“Not a chance.”

Reaching for her free hand, I pull her closer until our bodies are just barely touching. Skye gasps quietly . . . so quietly I wonder if it’s my own gasp instead of hers.

My skin tingles.

My heart pounds.

Our eyes lock.

For a brief, crazy moment, I think about kissing her. Right here, in the middle of her kitchen. Just wrapping her in my arms and doing what I’ve wanted to do since the moment we met.

But we’re standing in her kitchen. And she’s holding garlic bread.

“I think you’re adorable, too. More than adorable. I don’t know that much about you, but I already think you’re the coolest and the most gorgeous girl I’ve ever met in my entire life. I’m so thankful that you were at The Boombox last night, and I can’t believe you invited me over for dinner. I’m feeling grateful for a lot of things tonight, so please take our wine and go to the living room. I’ll meet you there in exactly ten minutes, because there’s nowhere on this planet I’d rather be than on that couch and watching that movie. With you.”

It’s not the most eloquent of heartfelt speeches, but it’s honest. Skye blinks slowly before carefully placing the basket of bread on the table. She takes the wine and our glasses and heads toward the living room. Before she steps out of the kitchen, she stops and turns around.

“Ten minutes. I’m timing you.”

“Yes, ma’am.”

Her answering smile does crazy things to my soul. I’m falling too hard, too fast, and I don’t know how to stop.

What’s even worse?

I don’t want to stop.
 


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