Sample Sunday – Welcome to the Conversation

Sample Sunday – Welcome to the Conversation

“Okay,” he nodded. “I see what’s happening here, you with the smile, and the hair, and the dimples, all of that.”

I smirked. “Do you really though? Cause I’m pretty sure I caught you all the way off guard just now. Or are you gonna front on me again?”

“I didn’t front on you a first time,” he countered, with the kind of smile that made it very easy to remain in a seat that very well could’ve belonged to another woman. Before I could find out, a server came past, asking if we wanted refills on our drinks.

He said yes, asking for another Hennessey and Coke, and because I was a sucker for a dark man drinking dark liquor, I said yes as well, opting for Sprite and vodka.

“So… am I in someone’s seat right now? In danger of getting swung on?” I asked, meeting deeply amused eyes that were the same color as deep roast in the light from the stage, but seemed glossy black when he turned to fully face me.

“Not really. My boys are off chasing ass, so I doubt they’ll mind.”

“Why aren’t you off doing the same?”

His response was delayed by the delivery of our drinks, and I offered no argument when he instructed the server to put them both on his tab. Once she left, I raised an eyebrow at him, waiting for his response.

“Well?” I prompted, when he still didn’t answer.

“Well what?”

“Why aren’t you off chasing ass like your boys?”

He shrugged, then took a sip from his fresh drink. “Don’t have to. It usually comes to me,” he suggested, giving me a pointed look that made me laugh.

“So you’re caught up now, huh?” I teased. “Welcome to this conversation.”

I raised my glass, and to my absolute delight he met me halfway, clinking his drink against mine.

“Happy to be here.”

“Are you really though?” I asked, then took a swallow from my drink. “Cause a few minutes ago, you tried to—”

“I wasn’t trying to front on you,” he interrupted, with a warm chuckle that gave me a tingly feeling akin to the soda bubbles exploding on my tongue as I drank again. “You gotta stop saying that shit.”

I raised a hand, spreading my fingers wide. “Hey, I’m just standing in my truth here… you should try it.”

“Damn, it’s like that?”

“Yup.”

He nodded, then raked his free hand through his beard. “Okay. The truth then.”

I leaned in, into his personal space, and he didn’t flinch, falter, or pull back, just kept with that cool, penetrating gaze. “Please,” I uttered, sounding it out slowly, as his regard fell to my lips.

“The hair is what got my attention,” he insisted, once our eyes were locked again.

“But…?”

A yielding sort of smirk spread across his lips as he conceded, “But… the pretty face is what kept it. I’ve never seen you before, so… I was curious.”

Finally, he admits it!” I laughed, dropping my hand onto his knee and squeezing. “I love it when I’m right!”

“It’s all good,” he granted. “Live it up at my expense, I can take it.”

Still grinning, I told him, “So can I…” with a wink that made him suck in a little breath before he pulled his bottom lip between nice, even white teeth.

“You’re really not from around here are you?”

22 Comments
  • Liz
    Posted at 08:36h, 07 January Reply

    What I read so far has me hooked. I was intrigued.

  • Sharonda
    Posted at 08:39h, 07 January Reply

    Uhhh. I need more pleae love it

  • Chelsia
    Posted at 08:44h, 07 January Reply

    Yesssss! Can we finish this scene/conversation?? He sounds sexy! Lol

  • Bonita Robinson-Fuller
    Posted at 08:46h, 07 January Reply

    Ooooh this is going to be good!!

  • Nicole Adams
    Posted at 08:53h, 07 January Reply

    You have my attention! Almost forgot it was a short.

  • Amanda
    Posted at 09:51h, 07 January Reply

    I’ve got a love/ hate relationship with these samples, man! I can’t wait to see what happens next!

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 09:55h, 07 January Reply

    Got me Over here lookin’ like the joker, grinning so hard… just like that, I’m vested… #hooked, can’t wait…

  • Tomonique Miller
    Posted at 10:22h, 07 January Reply

    I haven’t been disappointed yet, in fact I’m already looking for the release date! Lol
    I’m seriously always falling in love with your characters!

  • Tayara
    Posted at 10:35h, 07 January Reply

    Yes I need more of that scene#)!

  • Sophia Celaire
    Posted at 10:36h, 07 January Reply
    • Sophia Celaire
      Posted at 10:38h, 07 January Reply

      The teasing tho

  • Phyllis H.
    Posted at 10:50h, 07 January Reply

    Oh my, yasssss! I need more!

  • Ashley
    Posted at 14:33h, 07 January Reply

    Omg, I want more . So excited!!!

  • Deirdre Davis
    Posted at 17:26h, 07 January Reply

    Bold, frank and all in his face!! What else ya got??? This is gonna be different type of story!

  • Tanika
    Posted at 18:08h, 07 January Reply

    Ms. Christina, you simply never fail to amaze me. I LOVE this sample. Super excited for more!

  • Ilesha
    Posted at 22:45h, 07 January Reply

    Already has my attention. Can’t wait til it’s released.

  • Carol
    Posted at 00:41h, 08 January Reply

    That’s good stuff right there! More please.

  • Denise
    Posted at 13:52h, 08 January Reply

    Girllllll this gonna be a good one!

  • Kelz
    Posted at 14:42h, 10 January Reply

    Nothing like some playful banter in the middle of a meat market lol

  • Tonya Boone
    Posted at 14:22h, 19 January Reply

    Oh my clutches….no snatches pearls off
    I sense another stellar read!!

  • Shai
    Posted at 20:46h, 20 January Reply

    Oh, wow! You always have my one click finger twitching. Got me all in my feelings. Loving you and kinda big mad at the same time. Is pre-order ready?

  • Deborah
    Posted at 20:47h, 20 January Reply

    Love it! Keep it coming!

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