Hi there everyone!! So where I live, it has been insanely hot, temperature wise. Trying to move around in these conditions has been quite uncomfortable. Sweaty, sticky, and gross. We opted to get rid of our car last year, so I take public transportation to get to and from work and to run errands. Thank God I have my iPad with me to keep me occupied. One particular story has been quite interesting to read while commuting, because well, Bella has… um, a “personal encounter” on the train she takes to work. It is HOT, and slightly obscene, because it’s with a stranger. I wonder who that might be?? *waiting, while you think about that* Seriously, I couldn’t make eye contact with anyone while reading this, because I would either giggle or blush myself to death.
Find out more, and see what Annie is rec’ing after the jump…
This Buried Life by Emmanuelle Nathan, is a one shot for the Show Us Your Dark Side contest that has been expanded.
Mind you she’s an American living in London, working for a firm that acquires historical artifacts. She’s a smart woman and knows that what she is doing with this man is quite odd. As the story unfolds, we learn that there is more to this man than meets the eye. This is a WIP, and I don’t want to give away too much, but Bella needs to figure this guy out, before she not only ruins her career, but also maybe even loses her life. Oh, reading this while commuting doesn’t really help regulate my body temperature. Having heart palpitations on an already warm train, bad combo I tell you, but sometimes it’s just worth it. LOL
My commute would be so much better if men who looked like THIS, rode the train more often. *swoon*
Anything you guys are reading that is making you sweat??
It Begins Like This by iambeagle
A story about long-distance love. It begins with ‘Then’ and ends with ‘Now’.
This WIP is being told in chapters that alternate between the past and the present. The past chapters tell a funny and adorable story of Edward and Bella meeting on an airplane when Bella steals Edward’s seat. Banter ensues:
“I do extremely well under pressure. In fact, you seem nice enough. I’d probably help you turn your seat into a flotation device,” he added, looking pleased with himself. “As long as you help me with my oxygen mask. This is a two-way street, Bella.”
“Is it?” I asked, focusing on the squareness of his jaw.
“Yes. Being seat partners is serious business.”
“Thanks for making me aware,” I replied dumbly, trying to pull my gaze from his so I could return to reading my book.
“No problem. I’ll even share my nuts with you, if you want.” His lips twitched and I choked out a strangled laugh. “Ah. She laughs.”
“Only when something is inappropriately funny.”
He nodded in agreement. “I don’t know why you’re flying to New York or what you have planned, but I think it’s safe to say you owe me dinner, or at the very least, drinks.”
“I don’t suppose you’ll tell me why I owe you dinner,” I hedged slowly.
“Because I gave up my seat for you, that’s why.”
“But I’m already repaying you with the promise to help with your oxygen mask.”
“That’s true.” He hummed, watching me curiously. “Then I’ll buy you dinner,” he offered.
“Okay,” I agreed after a moment. “Sure.”
He smiled widely, leaning his seat back. “Okay.”
iambeagle is also the author of The Cellar and is clearly the Queen of Banter. Edward is obviously smitten and as much as Bella tries not to she can’t help but fall. He is Edward after all.
The present chapters tell a different story. Edward and Bella are broken up. Why, for the love of all that’s holy? WHY? I think Edward did a bad thing. These chapters are short though and we are just beginning to get the whole story. What’s going to happen? These two have to be together. THEY HAVE TO. *Carol Burnett ear tug*