Another Excerpt From There’s Just Something About You
Good afternoon, lovelies.
I thought I’d offer you all second excerpt from my August Camp NaNoWriMo project.
I’m currently 16k+ into this project. Quite happy with the way the story is going, too. Granted, my muse has given me several unexpected curveballs, but I think it’ll all work out in the end.
I’m truly looking forward to hitting that 50k this time around and do think things are coming along quite nicely, so far.
I hope you all enjoy today’s excerpt.
As always, thanks for your support!
“I don’t know about this,” Natalea murmured as she held a black, spaghetti strap dress against her chest several hours later.
Sheila sat in a white, plastic chair with her knees crossed, admiring the dress she held before her. “I think it’ll look good on you.”
She glanced down at the little number, fingering the edge of its thigh-high slit as she thought about what it would be like to wear it. The dress was certainly something she’d never considered wearing. She preferred to skulk around in her jeans and t-shirts as they were much comfortable to be in. The dress, on the other hand, screamed come hither and would definitely draw attention to her.
“Try it on,” Sheila suggested.
“Try it on. You’re gonna need a strapless bra to go with it, but I do think the dress suits you.”
“Considering I’ve never worn anything like this before, I doubt it.”
“Party pooper!” Sheila stated, playfully sticking out her tongue as she pushed herself off of the chair and rummaged through one of the clothing racks nearby.
She selected a black leather mini-skirt, a white quarter-sleeve blouse, a blue-flowered sundress, and a red evening gown. Clutching the hangers tightly between her fingers, she led Natalea toward the dressing area and promptly pushed her into one of the adjoining stalls. Hanging the garments on a hook on the nearest wall, she closed the door behind her to let her try the garments out.
With a soft sigh escaping her, Natalea tugged off her clothes and clipped the black dress off of its hanger. Before she had a chance to pull it on, a knock sounded upon the door. A minute later, Sheila stuck her head inside.
“I got you a bra to go with it.”
“What for? I’m just trying it on.”
“Exactly!” she said as she pressed the silky material into Natalea’s hands. “Have fun!”
The door swung closed behind her, leaving her feeling a tad perplexed. Clipping the dress back onto its hanger, she swapped bras and stared at her reflection in the mirror. The bra wasn’t a run-of-the-mill contraption. Sheila had brought her a Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Plunge Multi-Way push up bra which lifted her already plump breasts to dramatic proportions.
With no other choice but to try it out, she reached for the silk dress and slid the garment over her head. Tugging it down, the skirt fell about an inch or two below her knees. Glancing at her reflection, she couldn’t help but admire what she saw. The woman staring back at her looked nothing like her old self. She was beautiful and brazen with a small hint of a demure charm peeking around the edges. Natalea grinned broadly, liking what she saw.
“You done yet?” Sheila inquired as she anxiously tapped upon the door.
“Yea,” she said and yanked the door open.
The length of strawberry Twizzler Sheila had been chewing on fell to the floor as her mouth dropped open with surprise. Stepping out of the stall, Natalea approached the set of full-length mirrors and daintily twirled about in front of them. Coming to a stop, she gazed at her reflection, her heart hammering within her chest.
“What do you think?”
Bending down to pick up the discarded candy, Sheila straightened and popped the strand into her pocket. She would throw it away the first chance she had. “You look gorgeous!”
Natalea blushed, tucking her chin against her chest. “You’re just saying that to make me feel good.”
“No. Seriously, you look badass. Brody’s gonna love you!”
“Shay . . .”
“What?” Sheila asked, a knowing look upon her face. “It’s true!”
“Are we going to have this conversation again?”
Natalea’s eyes narrowed as she stared at her best friend. “Why do I get the feeling you’re up to something?”
Sheila shifted uncomfortably from one foot to the other, avoiding her questioning gaze. “I’m not.”
“I’m not. I swear!”
Shaking her head, she turned around to stare into the mirror. The sight of her so dressed up was slightly disturbing. It was as if she was looking back at someone other than herself. A woman who exuded elegance and confidence, two things she’d never experienced before. She felt beautiful and quite different. It was if the world was her oyster and she was ready to partake of its deliciousness.
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.