Monday, May 27, 2013

Sunday Snippet: Glutton for Punishment

May 26, 2013


Post is going up a little late tonight, mainly because the show Orphan Black has been eating my brain. Only one more episode left before a hiatus and I'm already gearing up to have at least one full rewatch to catch any and all nuances I might have missed. :D

Tonight's post is from Glutton for Punishment and the main hero reminds me a little of Paul from Orphan Black. He's got a very Mr. Nice Guy demeanor until he's pushed a little too far and when he lays it on the line, he's not afraid to cross the boundaries of propriety. J

Here's the tagline:

Willa and Karl have issues. She acts out to keep him at bay and he finally calls her on the destructive behavior, stepping into the ring so she can work out her aggression. A glutton for punishment, Karl pushes Willa into making a choice between risking her heart or losing him for good.

And here's the snippety peek…

The door to the gym swung open and Willa turned, expecting to see Harvey. Her eyes narrowed when Karl walked in instead.
He threw his duffel bag in front of a weight bench, sat down, and unzipped it. Reaching in, he pulled out a roll of tape.
Oh, hell no. Willa cocked her head. "What the hell, Karl. Where's Harv?"
Karl didn't look up from his task of unrolling a long strip of tape and tearing it off with his teeth before tossing the roll back into the bag. "Harvey couldn't make it. I volunteered to come in his place."
Willa snorted. "God, you're a glutton for punishment, aren't you?" He did not wanna go a round with her right now. Hell, part of the reason she needed to get rid of some tension had to do with him.
Karl shrugged. "Not really. I just think you need to do something constructive instead of destructive." He glanced up. "For a change."
MmHmm. Willa shot back. "Wailing on you is constructive?"
Karl's jaw tensed, but he hopped up and down, rolling his shoulders. "I don't know, Wills. Let's find out."
I know, not a lot to go on, but hopefully a tantalizing morsel to whet the appetite. This is short story and will hopefully be in the to-be-finished stack ASAP. J

That's it for this week. Happy reading!


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