I decided to do something different this week. This excerpt is from an untitled WIP that I’ve been revising. It’s still romantic adventure, so the kick-ass heroine is still pretty…obvious. 🙂
Let me know what you think!
Zoe blew out a frustrated breath. Joy twisted with shock and fear, making her queasy. “Kell, what are you doing here?” She hated how harsh it sounded, but they were probably being tracked, if not outright watched. His appearance may have undone everything. She had to get rid of him.
Grant dropped his arm from where it was braced against Kell’s. “This is your fiancé?” He eyed Kell speculatively.
“Ex-fiancé.” For a second, Zoe tried to see him through Grant’s eyes. He looked like the lawyer he was, in khakis and a polo and Italian loafers. An expensive travel tote lay on its side a few feet away. Even after his lunge at Grant, his hair was perfectly combed and expertly cut. He was the antithesis of Grant’s scruffiness.
“I’m obviously at a disadvantage.” Kell, too, had dropped his arms, but he glowered at Grant. “Who is this guy, and why was he manhandling you?”
“Grant Neely, also ex-fiancé, and I was just stopping her from running off. She’s cranky right now.”
“Oh, for cripes sake.” Zoe stomped over to them. “Grant and I knew each other when we were teenagers. I never accepted your proposal,” she reminded him. “He’s helping me with…something.” It was probably too late to keep Kell out of this, but she had to try. “Here’s a tip: don’t tell a cranky woman that she’s cranky.”