A Tidbit From There’s Just Something About You
Good morning, lovelies.
I thought I’d offer you all third excerpt from my August Camp NaNoWriMo project.
I’m currently 34.4k+ into this project. I’m honestly very pleased with the story, aside from the fact that muse has side-stepped the outline quite a few times. Aside from that, I really do think I’ve got a nice pace going with the story and do hope you that you’ve been enjoying what I’ve shared of it, so far.
There’s more to come, I assure.
As always, thanks for your support!
Questions swirled inside Natalea’s head as she returned to work. Angelina had been very forthcoming about the details surrounding her trip to New York to meet Brody, but it still boggled her mind as to how much of the itinerary had changed. Based on what she’d been told, she would spend quite a bit of time with him during those two weeks. More than she had actually anticipated.
Part of her was delighted about that fact, while the other couldn’t help but wonder as to what the company investing in this project was up to. She surmised that the contest was some sort of publicity stunt, one meant to garner Brody quite a bit of recognition. Yet it didn’t make sense to her. For a man who preferred to stay out of the limelight, this contest seemed way too extreme for him.
Sliding several books onto a shelf, she pondered the circumstances that had led someone to put this event together. Is Brody behind this? she wondered. Or has someone else done this on his behalf?
She sighed softly as she turned about to grab another stack of books off of the cart. A startled cry slid past her lips as she stared at the associate librarian standing before her. Her brow had dipped dangerously low upon her forehead, her nostrils flaring outward with suppressed anger. Her salt and pepper hair was pulled into a severe bun, stretching her already beady eyes. Gloria Ochran was clearly not pleased.
“You’re late,” she replied as she stared down her nose at Natalea.
Natalea felt her face grow hot beneath the woman’s heated gaze. “Five minutes past really isn’t that long,” she stated bluntly, unable to curb her tongue.
Gloria’s eyes narrowed, giving her the illusion of an eagle seeking out its prey. Natalea was on the menu and she wasn’t afraid to let her know it. “Five minutes that could have been spent stocking shelves, Miss Williams, thus eliminating the bulk of your work, don’t you think?”
“I’d have caught the work up anyway.” Shut up, Natalea. Shut up!
“Would you have?”
Gloria crossed her arms about her chest, a look of distaste painted upon her face. “I have better things to do than to pick up your slack. Either you do as you’re told or . . .”
Natalea’s chin rose with determination. “Or what?”
“Or I’ll be forced to let you go.”
The chance of a lifetime; a heartache in the making.
Natalea Williams has always considered herself a bit of plain Jane. She lives the life of a bookworm and keeps to herself whenever possible. Her way of life suits her just fine and she won’t have things any other way. Yet when she wins a date with her favorite movie star, a contest her best friend unwittingly signed her up for, her life takes an unexpected turn.
Brody Michaels draws her in like a moth to a flame. He’s beautiful, brilliant, and quite charming. Quiet and reserved, he’s lived his life out of the public’s eye; a feat that has always drawn her attention. While Natalea finds it hard to believe he’s agreed to such a contest, she knows this is her only chance to meet him.
Taking off to New York, she finds herself immersed in a world she could only dream of. Catching Brody’s eye from the moment she decides to get his autograph, she’s immensely flattered by the attention he’s begun to shower her with. She’s more than happy to spend time with him whenever possible, even though she knows it’s something she shouldn’t really do.
When her life starts catching up with her, she’s forced to confront the harsh reality standing right in front of her and soon realizes that all good things must come to an end. Brody belongs to someone else and his world is one she’ll never truly be a part of. Her heart, unfortunately, refuses to listen to a word of reason and pines for the man who’s swept her off her feet from the moment they first met.