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Thursday, July 05, 2012


Below you will find an excellent excerpt from THE RELUCTANT MATCHMAKER by Shobhan Bantwal (whom we already had the pleasure of hosting on this blog). Happy reading!

I was hauled against him in one quick move, taking the breath right out of my lungs.

God, this was good—better than anything I’d ever felt in my whole life.

Although his hold on me felt like a vice grip, I liked it, basked in it. His next kiss was harder, more demanding, that of a hungry male rather than a tender admirer. And all the while my mind sang: He wants me. He wants me.

I couldn’t hold back any longer. My hands rested on his shoulders, savoring the tautness of the muscle and the soft feel of his shirt for a moment, and then my arms slid around his neck, clamping his mouth to mine. I never wanted to let go. This was a minor miracle. I’d come here to help him locate a woman who’d make him a suitable wife, and instead I was clasped in his arms, his mouth making scalding, passionate love to mine.

Even in my wildest dreams I hadn’t thought it would be this wonderful. His cologne was rousing, his hair ticklish on my fingers, and his chest was hard as a rock against my pliant breasts. This felt so damn right.

Just when I thought this was heaven on earth, he abruptly loosened his hold on me, a puzzled look coming over his face once more. But this time the bafflement was not mixed with wonder and awe. It was more like an unpleasant shock.

I had done it—exactly what I didn’t want to do—I’d repulsed him. Why the heck hadn’t I behaved like a nice Hindu girl and held myself in check?

He took me by the shoulders and set me away from him. “I’m so sorry. I—I don’t know what came over me.”

(Excerpt from The Reluctant Matchmaker by Shobhan Bantwal)

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Nikki said...

Hi Yvonne -- Thank you for sharing this excerpt from The Reluctant Matchmaker. I'm reading it now and the main character has a quirky personality that I'm really enjoying. I hope your blog visitors will check it out too :)

Nikki Leigh

Yvonne Eve Walus said...

I love quirky heroines! The book is so going onto my "to read pile". :-)

Shobhan Bantwal said...

Hi Yvonne,
Thanks for posting my excerpt. As always, I appreciate your continued support.

Gillian said...

Your readers may be interested in my very positive review of The Reluctant Matchmaker.