Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about ASK #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about ASK

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Once I dragged Ben inside the store, I asked the cashier to page the manager. My grip tightened on Ben’s shirt collar as he tried to bolt for the far-blue-yonder.

Vicki Batman


Her cold fingers brushed his aside for a better look. “What happened?” she asked, her breath sending prickles down his back.

Jacquie Biggar


I’m going to ask you something. I saw those scratches on your back yesterday morning. You and I both know they didn’t come from brush in the canyon.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


Kate could tell after several months of his repeated attempts to ask her out that Daniel cared less about keeping his job with Bardach & Associates and more about getting her naked.

Claire Gem


Before I could ask more questions about Dougie, the door opened, and Jake entered, followed by what I could only describe as a handsome Silver Fox.

Joanne Guidoccio


Broughton wanted to ask James to rethink the assignment, but nothing short of a gun to his head would get him to do that. Chain of command.

Kathryn Jane


“Do you have access to all the accounts in the bank?” Edwina asked, twirling a clump of his chest hair around her finger as she snuggled closer to him.

Marian Lanouette


This part of his job was never easy, but crucial time had elapsed, time without an arrest. Now he had to ask the tough questions.

S.A. Taylor
Shutter (work-in-progress)


“You hide the gun in your mother’s house. When someone comes asking about it, you pull it out for all to see.”

Marsha West


“Before I forget, here it is.” Zack handed Nate a Post-it note and went back to mainlining caffeine. “The weapons inventory you asked for.”

Sharon Wray


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about WANT #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about WANT

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She didn’t want him to leave. She didn’t want him to go to that prison hospital somewhere in Maine. She didn’t want to lose him because she loved him.

Sharon Wray


The adoring expression they shared caused pea-green envy to skip through my veins and an ache to pierce my heart. I wanted my own man to love.

Vicki Batman


“What do you want, Mac, an apology in blood? I already explained…”

Jacquie Biggar


He’d had a mini-seizure. Just when he was about to make love to a beautiful woman he wanted so badly . . .

Claire Gem


I didn’t want to anger the grief-stricken constable who was bemoaning the senseless way Sarah had died, alone and exposed to the cool autumn evening.

Joanne Guidoccio


She not only wanted her husband out of the house, she wanted him out of the bank her family owned. Stripped bare; let’s see what woman would want him then?

Marian Lanouette


What he wanted to do was drag her into his arms. Same reaction he’d had when he first met her, but he sure as hell didn’t date anyone involved in a case.

Marsha West


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about TEASE #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about TEASE

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“You know Fort Worth is where the west begins, don’t you,” Mike teased.

“Yes, but I’m more from the culture side of our ‘Cowboys and Culture’ slogan.”

Marsha West


She lowered the blanket. Not all the way, just enough to tease him.

Sharon Wray


I went for broke. “How about thanking me over pizza?”

A slow grin teased his mouth. “Tonight okay?” “You’re on.”

Vicki Batman


Sophia set out to prove they belonged together. She teased the corner of his mouth, little nibbling bites and soothing licks.

Jacquie Biggar


His tongue teased as he sucked and nibbled. The sensation created a tightening of the muscles in Quin’s lower abdomen that produced a profound ache for him.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


He’d wanted to tease her more, make this last longer. But he could feel his control slipping.

Claire Gem


I immediately regretted my response. Knowing Jim, he would pounce and tease me.

Joanne Guidoccio


Lord, I love the look of a man in a tux. Who knew you could clean up so nicely?” She teased as she patted his cheek.

Marian Lanouette


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about FOOL #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about FOOL

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A weak copy of Ciara—how did I miss it? Oh, how she made a fool of me. Not anymore—she’ll join the others.

Marian Lanouette


“That’s commendable, but the behavior seems foolhardy given the threats on her life.”

Marsha West


At the exit, where freedom awaited from this mortifying and horrifying experience, Ben planted his feet and did an about-face. “Mom says, Auntie Caren needs a good man—

Vicki Batman


He flashed her a smile from his soot-darkened face that made her foolish heart tumble.

Jacquie Biggar


“Quin, you’re not making a fool out of yourself and I’m trying to grasp the fact that my fantasy just became my reality.”

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


“Sarah drank and fooled around too much. She was a pretty girl, but not too many men would put up with her behavior.”

Joanne Guidoccio


I reversed a step or two, glanced first at his angry expression, then past him at the remains of the office door, and of all fool things, a giggle escaped me.

Kathryn Jane


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about EASTER #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about EASTER

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Tucked away in the remote north eastern section of Washington State, we were a two hour drive on dirt roads from a town in any direction.

Kathryn Jane


He’s one of the reasons we don’t have holiday parties anymore. The last one we had to call the cops—”

Marian Lanouette


“Kate, I want to have a permanent place in your life and in Bailey’s. I don’t have regular hours. Sometimes, I’m gone for weeks like I was during the holidays, and then I’m home at odd times.”

Marsha West


I watched him squint at his phone, then shift his gaze to the street signs. He consulted his device again, and then swiveled about, moving in the opposite direction. The spring breeze stirred his short, dark brown hair.

Vicki Batman


He noticed more than one filled with Easter baskets and was startled to realize the holiday was almost upon them. It was easy to lose track of time when the job was your family.

Jacquie Biggar


Every one of the ER staff seemed frazzled and upset. Odd. This group could handle the busiest day and the highest level of stress like an Easter Sunday picnic.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about SPRING #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about SPRING

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 His thoughts turned to a spring day in Monterey where he and Quin had made love in a setting much like this one.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


Logic would point to Adam, who had been close to Sarah throughout the winter and spring.

Joanne Guidoccio


She’d bet his feet were flat on the floor and just slightly behind his center of gravity, because he was always ready to spring into action.

Kathryn Jane


Murder-wise, it had been a busy spring and summer. Wilkesbury, Connecticut had crime, but murder cases the last couple of years had decreased.

Marian Lanouette


When the weather was good in the fall, winter, and spring she made a point of walking partway around the lake every couple of days.

Marsha West


Look to the horizon, my child, and you will see this each year with the coming of spring; the cycle of life is never-ending.

Jacquie Biggar


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about BETRAYAL #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about BETRAYAL

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“How can you ask me that?” Reaction was setting in, that must be why she couldn’t stop her teeth from chattering or the thick taste of betrayal from coating her throat.

Jacquie Biggar


 A ball of anxiety formed in Quin’s gut. AJ hadn’t talked about the fear his father’s abandonment and betrayal had left him with.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


This was a betrayal. The mental image of Jason sleeping with that tramp week after week, and then coming back to her bed within hours, made her want to vomit.

Claire Gem


I had started to recover from Luigi’s betrayal, but I couldn’t deal with running into him or anyone who knew of the circumstances that had ended our marriage.

Joanne Guidoccio


Aside from his feelings for Alexandra, he had nothing to lie about. Well, almost nothing.

Kathryn Jane


“Yes.” He tugged her up off the chair, drawing her toward him until she fell into his arms. Still hurt she’d lied to him. Louie figured he had two choices: accept it, or cause a further rift in his marriage. He swallowed his pride and decided on peace.

Marian Lanouette


Walking away would rip him to shreds and Elise would never forgive him for standing her up – again. But his feet betrayed him and moved on their own. He shuffled right out of the restaurant, a hand clutched to his chest, and toward his Jeep.

S.A.Taylor


“I’d like to trust you, Brett, but I’ve been betrayed before and now again by Franklin. I’m not depending on anyone again.”

Marsha West


“I’m counting on you being a good guy, Nate Walker,” Sarah said. “I’ve not had luck with trusting coworkers and if you betray me, I’ll hunt you down and beat you with a shovel.”

Sharon Wray


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about VILLAIN/ENEMY #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about VILLAIN/ENEMY

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The irony was that he was returning to the psych ward while he was in the best physical shape of his life. If there’d been a time to meet his enemy and save his men, it would be now.

Sharon Wray


United in conquering our enemy, we bumped fists. As we walked companionably back to the office, he said, “This looks like the launching of a fine friendship.”

Vicki Batman
The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, Whispers of Winter set


While she’d been daydreaming, the enemy had arrived on their doorstep.

Jacquie Biggar


His enemy knew his weaknesses, and each time the man healed from an assault, Wolfe would tear off the scab and start him bleeding again.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


The deep freeze. It wouldn’t be the first time for either one of us. As life-long friends, we often experienced these frenemy periods.

Joanne Guidoccio


But experience is better.” A thousand times better. Until you’ve looked an enemy in the eye…

Kathryn Jane


The one from the bar. This would mean he’s escalating, screwing up. It would be the break I need. Too many viable suspects, but only one killer, that’s what I believe. I hope I’m right.

Marian Lanouette


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about MARRIAGE #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about MARRIAGE

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When he saw Louie absorb it, he continued. “I don’t like her working for him either, but damn, you need to back off for the sake of your marriage and your career.”

Marian Lanouette


Things had moved fast, but she was ready to spend the rest of her life with him. Marriage was only a formality at this point.

S.A.Taylor
A Twisted Fate (work in progress)


But what kind of a marriage could they have if she lived in Atlanta, and he lived in Fort Worth?

Marsha West


“If things were different, I’d be asking you to marry me.” Because as crazy as it seemed, Nate already felt married.

Sharon Wray


“We get to have ice cream.” Ben squinted up at the hero-of-the-hour. “Are you married?

Appalled, I grabbed Ben.

Vicki Batman
The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, Whispers of Winter set


He lay next to his wife, cradling her in his arms. He’d re-consummated his marriage with passion and with love.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


Zoe tipped up her chin. She’d remembered Medina telling her that there was no sense in her looking for a husband, because marriage was not in the cards for her.

Claire Gem


“Forever and a day. I thought our marriage would last that long, but it barely made it to the first anniversary.”

Joanne Guidoccio


He couldn’t reach her, help her, and their marriage fell apart little by little until there was nothing left.

Kathryn Jane


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about DATING #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about DATING

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She wasn’t into dating. Never had the time, energy, or inclination to bother with romantic relationships.

Kathryn Jane


“I hate Sundays. Dinner at the queen’s tomorrow, along with my ass-kisser brother, his wife and their perfect children. ‘Are you dating yet?’ ‘When are you going to move forward?’ ‘How long do you plan on mooning over Ciara?’”

Ah, yes. They don’t tire of their questions. I wish I could tell them all it’s none of their damn business.

Marian Lanouette


Scott and she weren’t dating by any means, but she liked his innate politeness.

Marsha West


Zack had no business dating self-pity and her baser emotions. Because the most powerless of them all? Nate.

Sharon Wray


“I guess so.” I tossed my hands skyward, praying for an answer to magically appear. “Where, Oh Dating Gods, are the normal men hiding?”

Vicki Batman
The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, Whispers of Winter set


But he didn’t need another woman in his bed and she didn’t need the complications that come with dating a partner.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


I should have picked up on all those troublesome signs during our dating years and six-month engagement.

Joanne Guidoccio