Take it away, Cynthia!
Crazy Compliments We’ve Received
We’ve all received them – crazy compliments that we’re not sure are flattering.
My dear hubby told me, early in our relationship, that my backside must be jelly ‘cause jam don’t shake like that. I thought this was an insult. He told me it was a compliment and sure enough, I searched on the term, and it is!
One of my uncles tells me, every time I see him, that I have chicken legs. He beams when he tells me this. I’m guessing he thinks this comparison to poultry is flattering.
The first time I went to Paris, with a French Language Class, I was standing in the line to climb the Eiffel Tower. A man started growling at me in German. I apologized. He growled some more. I thought for certain he was angry with me and I had no idea what I had done. The more I talked, the more he growled. My teacher, after he stopped laughing, told me the man was flirting.
In Sinful Rewards 10, Hawke, one of the heroes, tells Bee, the heroine, that her hair reminds him of a dirt path. Yes. (winces) It isn’t the smoothest compliment but he meant well.
Here’s a snippet…
“Your hair reminds me of the dirt path between the apple orchard and Rock’s land.” Hawke carefully wipes away the trickle of lather sliding down my forehead.
“I see.” I twist my lips. My hair reminds him of dirt.
“You don’t see.” Laughter lightens his voice. “I’d race down that long, unbending path every morning.” He threads his fingers through my hair, straightening the twisted tendrils. “I was eager to see my best friend, to spend the day climbing trees and jumping into creeks and doing what boys do.”
I hear the happiness in his words, feel his delight in these memories, and my chest warms. His days at his family’s orchard seem like a magical time for me, a girl who grew up in the suburbs.
“And then when the day was done, I’d hike home,” Hawke continues, tilting me into the stream of warm water, rinsing the shampoo from my hair. “The setting sun would pick up the reds and browns in the dirt, and I knew at the end of that path, my mom and dad were waiting for me.”
He knew he had a home, that they would always be there, loving him, wishing for him to return. I stare at the shower tiles, fighting to control my emotions.
“That’s what I feel when I look at you.” He brushes the stray strands away from my face. “That joy.”
Come on! I know you’ve heard some crazy compliments! Share them with us!
Sinful Rewards 10
A Billionaires and Bikers Novella
April 14th, 2015
Avon Red Impulse
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Everything that Bee once believed in has changed … because of him. With one heated glance, one meaningful touch, one soul-melting kiss, he has turned her world upside down and transformed her life forever.
She knows he'll do anything for her, including sacrificing all that he holds dear and never letting her go.
But what is she willing to do for him?
Will Bee embrace the unthinkable to keep her man safe and give up her dreams to spend one more night in his arms? Will their passion be enough to satisfy them?
Cynthia Sax lives in a world filled with magic and romance. Although her heroes may not always say, "I love you," they will do anything for the women they adore. They live passionately. They play hard. They love the same women forever. Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.