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Snippet Sunday May 3, 2015

Posted on May 3, 2015 by Casey Hagen   11 Comments | Posted in Sunday Snippets · writing

SnippetSunday2Falling In Fiji“What are you doing?” She snapped as she folded the magazine in half.

He shrugged, “It looked like an interesting article.” He leaned in, “What’s the most embarrassing thing that you’ve ever done Corrine?” He didn’t miss the goose bumps that rose on her skin as he whispered low.

Her face turned beet red. With jerky movements, she shoved the magazine into her large purse. “I don’t even know you and you want me to talk about my most embarrassing moment”

“What better way to get to know each other?” He said.

She turned in her seat as much as she could and crossed her arms. “Fine. You first!”

He went and did it this time. He had a few embarrassing stories, but one stuck out in his mind and he’d rather not tell it. It’s quite possible that story was more than embarrassing. He’d never told anyone. “It just has to be an embarrassing story right? Not my most embarrassing?”

Her eyes flashed and that sly grin from last night spread across her face. “Oh no. You asked me about my most embarrassing moment. You want it. You have to give me yours.”

“And what if, Corrine Anderson, I give you mine and you choose to hold out once you have what you want?”

“That’s just the chance you’ll have to take Mr. Harden.”

The way she said his name like that. Formal, but not formal at all. Just to unnerve him the way he clearly unnerved her every time he used her full name. He liked it. He liked her. “Alright, but I expect you to pretend you never heard this.”

“Oh, this is going to be good.”

11 Responses to "Snippet Sunday May 3, 2015"

  1. Comment by Linda Hamonou
    May 3, 2015 10:41 am

    This sounds like a dangerous game. Good for her that he goes first.

    • Comment by Casey Hagen
      May 4, 2015 8:46 pm

      Absolutely! Corrine is no dummy 😀

  2. Comment by P.T. Wyant
    May 3, 2015 11:22 am

    What a fun snippet. I wonder what his most embarrassing moment was? (I’d be hard pressed to pick just one from my own life!) I hope we find out next week.

    • Comment by Casey Hagen
      May 4, 2015 8:46 pm

      You will find out next week…and I took if from something that happened to my brother in real life!

  3. Comment by ceciliacoronaauthor
    May 3, 2015 12:32 pm

    Great job on the snippet I really felt all the emotions going on in this scene.

  4. Comment by siobhanmuir
    May 3, 2015 2:21 pm

    Uh-oh, looks like his idea backfired. Good snippet, Casey. I did notice a typo. “Her face turned beat red” should be “beet” as in the vegetable. 🙂

    • Comment by Casey Hagen
      May 4, 2015 8:47 pm

      Thanks! I fixed it…thanks for the heads up 🙂 Funny thing…my husband found another typo in the snippet today. This is a guy who never reads, however, now that I write…seems that’s going to change!

  5. Comment by Jennifer Reynolds
    May 3, 2015 6:37 pm

    I can’t wait to hear his embarrassing story. 🙂

  6. Comment by chellecordero
    May 3, 2015 8:53 pm

    Well he obviously threw out the first dare and now he’s got to be able to give as good as he demanded. LOL. This sounds fun.

    • Comment by Casey Hagen
      May 4, 2015 8:50 pm

      It’s my first novella and intended to be a light, fun read. My first book that’s still in editing is an emotional minefield!


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