Saturday, February 20, 2010

Guess the Book...

Here is a passage from a book. Can you guess which one?

He spoke calmly, deliberately. "Take off your clothes."

Though he had said them quietly, R--'s words seemed to echo in the chamber. Take off your clothes...your clothes...your clothes... M-- stared at him, not moving.

R-- took a step toward her. There was nothing menacing or threatening in his approach, yet it prompted M-- to throw out a question as her first defense.

"Why?" she demanded.

His approach halted. He stared at her for a long moment. Her complexion was markedly paler now, and her hands had stopped twisting the bandana. Tension kept her body rigid and rooted to her spot. "I believe I've already told you that you don't have to understand my orders to obey them."

M-- sucked in a breath as if she'd been slapped. The first wave of anger had to pass before she trusted herself to speak. "There's something you should understand about me, Mr. M--," she said quietly. "I obey no man uquestioningly. Blind obedience is for my God alone."

R-- felt heat rush into his face as M--'s green eyes narrowed on him coldly.

M-- was satisfied with his reaction. "Now tell me why I should take off my clothes."

He held up a hand and began ticking off the reasons. "They're damp. They're mine. They don't fit you. They look ridiculous."

M-- stared at his hand. Four fingers had already come up and now the thumb was slowly being raised. "And?" she asked, her eyes going from his hand to his face.

"And I want you naked."

Good stuff, eh? If you haven't read this one, trust me you are going to want to!

20 comments:

Carolyn Crane said...

I want you to tell ME what book it is!!! this is no fair!!!

Amy C said...

Yes, what book is that? Love the last part of that passage :).

Definitely good stuff!

Kris said...

the only thing i got was that it is a historical. Besides that, no idea

Jenny said...

At least give us a hint...PLEASE!

tabzyreads said...

Oh, I want! Title please!

~tabitha

Kristie (J) said...

I don't have a clue either - but I hope you give us the title *g*

Jill D. said...

Okay here is a hint: The book was published in 1996 and it is a western...

JennyAnn said...

Is it Mountain Man by Vardis Fisher?

Jill D. said...

Nope. Sorry, Jenny it's not Mountain Man.

Any more guesses?

JennyAnn said...

I have another idea. Is it The Man From the Valley by Joyce Dingwell?

Jill D. said...

Nope... keep guessing!

Hilcia said...

Okay, so when are we getting the answer? It's driving me NUTS! I can't figure it out. :(

Hilcia said...

Okay, so when are we getting the answer? It's driving me NUTS! I can't figure it out. :(

JennyAnn said...

At first, I quickly read 1966, so no wonder my guesses were way off! Anyway, 0ne more try...Crossings by Steff Ann Holm.

Carolyn Crane said...

PLEASE tell usssssssss!

Jill D. said...

Okay, Jeeze!! I am feeling the pressure, so I caved. The answer is.................................



Only in My Arms by Jo Goodman

Such a good book. I will post a review soon!

Holly said...

Ha! I totally knew what the book was....I heart Goodman. All of her books are excellent.

I may need to do a re-read..

Christine said...

I love when you do these "guess the book" posts. They sure raise a lot of interest in a book.

Rowena said...

Oh man, I want to read this book!

Jill D. said...

Holly - See, I knew I posted the answer to soon! Jo Goodman is the best, LOL.

Christine - They are fun. I think I am going to try and do one every month. Just don't hold me to it :)

Rowena - You should read it. I had a handful of good scenes to choose from. It's such a great love story - very romantic without being mushy.


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