Sunday, July 15, 2012

My Weakness For Obnoxious Pretty Boys

It's Six Sentence Sunday and time to introduce the characters in my third book, Symmetry. Here's a short synopsis to get things started.

When Jessica Cassady calls her husband's hotel room in the middle of the night, a woman's sleepy voice answers the phone. Lee swears things aren't what they seem, but Jess still kicks him out. As if that's not enough to deal with, she realizes that her hair pulling is more than just a nervous habit. Sure, Lee makes her want to pull her hair out, but this is ridiculous.

While Lee tries to win her back, things get even more complicated when Jess runs into Noah Hamilton, a sweet, unassuming history teacher from her past. Her attraction to him makes her wonder if—as her best friend Deb loves to tell her—she should forego the beefcake brigade and give the sensitive type a try. Sparks fly as these two polar opposites on the testosterone scale compete for Jess's affection. Will she be able to find her emotional center, decide which man is right for her, and finally achieve the symmetry she craves in every aspect of her life?

I'll explain more about the hair pulling next Sunday. For now, here's six sentences to introduce Jess's dilemma.

Jess always woke a second before she could complete the castration. Curses, foiled again.

She snuggled against the body pillow occupying Lee's place beside her in bed and got an indignant rowl from the Siamese cat curled up there, and she smiled at the thought of what Lee would say about letting Ming sleep with her. Maybe she’d tell him he’d been replaced by his feline nemesis when she saw him at the meeting later that morning.

She fell asleep reminding herself of how much better off she was without her two-timing, cat-hating, conceited jerk of a husband, and she dreamed he made love to her on the conference table at work, castration the furthest thing from her mind.

God, she hated him.

For some reason, most men don't seem to like that first sentence. Go figure!

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~Stay true to yourself and your dreams will come true!


  1. Anonymous9:03 AM

    Jeez, Joyce, you don't hold anything back! :D

  2. I love the way Jess handled it. But I have to admit Lee is cute the way he tries to win her back. I also admire Jess for how she fights to help that young lady.

  3. Anonymous11:05 AM

    LOL, great opening and I love how you tied it up at the end with her dream not doing what she wished (castrating). Great 6!

  4. Your six really came full-circle. I can't wait to read more!

  5. fantastic opening, makes you keep reading!! looking forward to more...happy Sunday :)

  6. Wow. She has a lot on her mind!