Welcome to my version of My Sexy Saturday’s Sexy Me Down blogs! I knew Emma and Colin were perfect for this week…I hope you agree! Enjoy this excerpt from BENEATH THE SURFACE, Small Town Secrets, Book 1.

Beneath the Surface, Dani Wade, Small Town Secrets


“Emma,” he breathed, the word almost a groan. He moved as if to reach for her but then dropped back, sliding his hands into the hip pockets of his jeans. “Emma, you have every right to hate me. I can’t tell you how many nights I lay awake, kicking myself because I left you like that. I made a stupid mistake, based on youth and wrong assumptions. If I could take it back, change it, I would.”

“Why?” she asked, surprised at the words coming out of her mouth. But the injustice of his actions, her own hurt and pain, pushed her forward. “Why did you do it?”

He didn’t pretend not to understand. As he spoke, the heaviness of that night hit her hard.

“I made a mistake, Emma. A mistake I’ve been sorry for every day since then. I wish I had walked right in and beat the hell out of all of them. Instead I turned my back on you. Not for long, but a lot could have happened before I walked back in that door. A lot did happen.”

As if she were back at that time, she saw the boys surrounding her. Five of them, all grown to man size without the maturity to match. She’d thought she was going to a party, a party she’d been told Colin would be attending. Instead the party had actually been a private one, where a group of boys expected to get something a lot deeper than dancing and a few drinks. When she’d realized what they were after, she’d been appalled. Fear had quickly set in when they’d made it clear they expected her to follow through.

Colin’s appearance had been a welcome relief, but he’d taken one look at her in the short skirt and skimpy top her sister had loaned her and turned away in disgust.

Her voice came out a husky whisper. “You came back?”

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  1. Yanira Coy - May 2, 2015 Reply

    You’re such a tease, Ms. Dani. All that emotion packed in. Now I’m gonna have to go out and buy the book.


  2. Lynn Crain - May 3, 2015 Reply

    What an interesting snippet. I’m going to have to pick up the book to see what happens! Another one for my TBR pile! Thanks for sharing and being part of My Sexy Saturday.

  3. Dani Wade - May 3, 2015 Reply

    Ah, thanks so much!!! I’m glad you enjoyed it. And thank you, Lynn! I really enjoy doing My Sexy Saturday.

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