by Julie Ann Walker
Shhh. Don’t tell anyone, but authors have favorites when it comes to the snippets of dialogue in their books. And, yeah, I know. We’re supposed to love every line, every description, every piece of prose. But the truth is, by the end of the book-writing process there are some things that stand out and make us fist-pump and yell, “Nailed it!”
With Christian Watson, the hero in HOT PURSUIT, those “nailed it” moments were easy to come by. Unlike so many romance heroes, he wasn’t repressed or withholding when it came to telling Emily, the heroine, what he was thinking or feeling. Christian was refreshingly honest and… mature for a romance hero — not to mention swoony as all get-out. I LOVED writing his character.
In honor of the debut of HOT PURSUIT, I’m sharing five of those “nailed it!” snippets of dialogue with you.
In no particular order…
Number one: The first time Christian asks Emily to sleep with him…
“Come then, Emily. Let me show you why God made beautiful women and well-hung Englishmen.” ~ Christian Watson
Number two: Emily is wishy-washy about taking their relationship to the next level and Christian tries to sway her…
“Stop over-thinking things, and simply,” he leaned close, putting his mouth next to her ear, “give in to me. Give in to this. You know you want to.” ~ Christian Watson
Number three: Christian tries to convince Emily to take a chance on a relationship with him, promising he won’t hurt her…
“I will protect your heart more ferociously than I protect my own.” ~ Christian Watson
Number four: Christian explains to Emily how much her friendship means to him…
“I would rather be your friend forever, with or without benefits, than a stranger to you for even one day.” ~ Christian Watson
Number five: Christian tells Emily what commitment means to him…
“I’m the forever type of bloke. What’s mine stays mine. You need to understand that. The only way out of this for me is a body bag, hopefully sixty some years from now.” ~ Christian Watson
So there you have it! My faves! I hope you’ll take a chance on Christian and Emily and snag a copy of HOT PURSUIT today! I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
Black Knights, Inc. Book 11
He puts the hot…
Christian Watson, a former SAS officer and current BKI operator, never thought he would return to England after a terrible turn of events forced him to abandon his homeland. But now he’s back on British soil where old enemies are determined to do him in. Fighting for his life is pretty much SOP for Christian. Doing it with the beautiful, bossy Emily Scott in tow is another matter entirely.
In hot pursuit.
Emily lost her coveted job at the CIA because of a colleague turned rogue, and now she has just one rule when it comes to men: they’re for recreational purposes only. But when she and Christian are thrust into very close quarters while evading two mysterious men who want Christian dead, she can’t help but question all her ideas about love and life lived on the edge. Battling the bad guys is hard enough, battling her feelings for Christian just might prove impossible.