Monday, February 13, 2012

Blogfest with Ravencraft's Romance Realm Feb 8 - 14 Day 6 “First Breakup or Makeup”

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Ummm....The First Breakup or Makeup. Let's see. What can we say about either one. Sometimes we break up because it's the best thing for both parties. But then again, this person may become your "What If". You know what we're talking about! LOL And making up is sometimes the harder thing to do. Because you have to either admit you were wrong and apologize, or you have to forgive someone for something that really hurt.

This Valentine's Day, we hope you're in a very happy place. Whether you're single, married, engaged, living with your partner or just begun dating, you have to love yourself before you can give love to someone else.

Today we share Janet and Nathan's makeup from Best Lover in Town. Now this blurb is going to give away a few spoilers. You're thinking Ah Man! We know! But it's perfect for this theme. Enjoy! (we deleted a little to keep it P13!)

Janet can’t concentrate during the next workshop. She sneaks out to go back to her room. As she enters she sees the message light blinking on the phone. The message is from Nathan. He tells her he wants to explain about Madison and leaves his room number. Before she hangs up, she hears him say “Come to my room at seven thirty so we can talk.”
Janet strips before crawling into the bed. She dozes off while tears stream down her cheeks. 
She wakes abruptly seeing it is six thirty. Getting up out of the bed, she goes in to the bathroom and turns on the shower as hot as she can stand it. While washing, she runs her hands over her breasts remembering Nathan’s touch.

After she turns off the shower, she pats dry. She dries her hair leaving it loose to cascade down her back. “I will dress to kill just to show him what he has missed.” She walks over to the closet and decides on a black slim skirt along with a silk blue blouse. Putting back on the garter belt and black hose, she sprays cologne behind her knees and the inside of her thighs. She puts on her bra and lightly sprays her neck and wrists with more cologne. As she buttons up the blouse, she looks in the mirror. My black heels with the ankle straps will be perfect.
“Okay. I think I am ready for this,” she mutters, straightening her shoulders and heads to Nathan’s room.

Nathan is pacing in his room. He takes a deep breath when he hears a knock on his door. He looks through the peephole. It’s Janet. Looking around the room to make sure everything is in place, he opens the door. “Hi Janet, I was afraid you wouldn’t come.” He takes in her beauty but notices her steely eyes.
“Nathan, you said you wanted to explain. Well I’m here to listen.” She walks over to lean against the desk, crosses her arms and looks around the room. Dwelling on how good he looks in jeans and a turtleneck, she notices a table set for two.
“I thought we’d have dinner. I haven’t eaten. Have you?” Nathan smiles nervously.
“No. I didn’t plan to stay very long. Tell me what’s going on between you and Madison.”
“First of all, Madison and I are NOT serious. We’ve seen each other a few times and chatted over the internet.”
“So you’re the hot guy.” Janet laughs.
“What? I tried to call you several times after I left. Madison told me you were caught up in meetings. After awhile she told me that you weren’t accepting my calls.”
“I guess we’ve both been fooled by Maddie.” She shakes her head, walking over to the sofa to sit down.
“It doesn’t matter now. Madison has already returned to Portland.” Nathan joins her on the sofa but not too close. He wants to touch her although he’s not sure how Janet will react. “I have to tell you something because I want to clear the air between us. I moved back in with my ex-wife. We tried to rekindle our relationship. We soon determined we were only getting back together because of Brandon’s illness.”
“How is Brandon?” Janet momentarily forgets her anger and looks at him with sympathy.
“He’s much better. He’s giving Carey grief as young boys are supposed to do.” He laughs. “Carey remarried a year ago and Brandon adores his new step-dad.”
As Janet starts to speak there is a knock on the door.
“I ordered room service hoping you would stay a while.”
Janet’s stomach growls and she moves her hand to rest there.
Nathan chuckles.
Janet smiles in spite of herself. “I’m hungry plus I want to share a few things with you too.”
Nathan opens the door allowing the busboy to roll the cart next to the table. “I didn’t know what to order for you so I just ordered a salad and sandwiches. He signs the receipt.
Janet walks over to the cart and lifts one of the covers; to her surprise Nathan has ordered BLTs. There are sliced carrots and cucumbers on the salad. Janet doubles over with laughter.
“What’s so funny?” Nathan asks.
“Have I got some stories to tell you!”
Nathan and Janet sit down to eat. As Janet is eating her BLT, she is making cute moaning sounds.

Janet is thinking how this is the best BLT she has ever had.
“What did you want to share with me?”
As Janet finishes the last of her BLT, she sighs and plucks Nathan’s pen out of his pocket. “Maddie told you I was with someone. That’s not quite true. I’ve had several lovers since you left.” She plays with the pen and reaches over to grab a napkin off the cart. Janet tells Nathan how she met each lover along with Madison’s role in her meeting a few of them.

He listens intently, watching Janet write down the men’s names.
“I was looking for the magic we shared together. Not one of them compared to you.”
Nathan picks up the napkin, glancing at each name. He takes the pen from Janet and adds his name above and below the other names. “Seems you were looking for me all along,” he says as he circles the first letter of each name. He returns the napkin to her.
She looks at the circled letters: N-A-T-H-A-N “If this is my fate, my search is complete,” she says. “I’ll be right back.”

Nathan watches her walk to the bathroom, considering how lucky he was to run into her again. As he is toying with his salad, Janet leans out of the bathroom.
“You know this garden tub in here is really going to waste.” She tosses her skirt on the floor in front of him.

Janet Anderson is searching for sexual magic in the man who can match her in the bed. Janet suspects all this and more lies within her handsome boss, Nathan Lovett. During a work-related visit to Janet’s home, Nathan and Janet give in to an attraction beyond their control, and soon find themselves immersed in a pleasurable night of uninhibited sex and heated passion. To their dismay, their luscious interlude is interrupted, and Nathan must leave on a plane to a far away place; their whirlwind coupling on hold.

Three years pass, and with Nathan gone, Janet’s co-worker and best friend, Madison, urges Janet to end her mourning and explore other possibilities. Janet attends parties and events to fill the void left by Nathan, meeting four other men. Though she experiences new sexual delights and discovers more about herself; her suitors fall flat, and Janet is left longing for the touch of her Nathan. Will the best lover in town return to finish what he started?

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“Best ‘First Love’ of 2011” 

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  1. Great post and excerpt guys! And I know just what you mean by the "What If's". I've had a number of those LOL. It's sad tomorrow is out last day! But I look forward to reading your Best First Love of 2011 topic. :)

  2. That's a nice steamy re-connect! Thanks for the excerpt.

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  3. Another great excerpt! I'm glad they sat down and talked things through.