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Weekend Writing Warriors #82!

Hiiiiiii! Happy Sunday, my peeps! Hope all’s well in your worlds. Let’s dive back into Ethan and Addie’s world in today’s snippet from Steeped in Love! 🙂

Continuing from where we left off…

On her return with the pastry, she topped up his mug. He lifted his head to acknowledge the gesture, but an entirely different woman caught his eye outside the door. She was bent over, locking her bike to a lamppost, unmindful of every man who gawked at her obvious assets on display…including himself. When she righted herself again, recognition dawned.

Adelaide Mitchell, owner and operator of the one and only Pie-Cycle.

He couldn’t help but watch as she entered the café, a pixie-haired woman with wide brown eyes, pink lips, and short-shorts that hugged her so tightly he felt envious of spandex.

He rarely got to see Addie up close. Gwen called her that, and the short form suited her. They’d never properly met, but he’d noticed her. Even when she’d whiz by in a blur on her bike, oh, he’d notice her.

Here’s the blurb:

Addie Mitchell is a pie-on-the-fly entrepreneur who’s finally ready to settle down in the big, empty house her late great-aunt Edna left to her. Frustrated with her lack of success in romance, Addie turns to another gift her great-aunt passed on to her—the art of reading tea leaves—to aid her in her search for the ideal mate. 

Novelist Ethan Holtz is having a hard time sinking his teeth into his next project, but he finds Addie fascinating. Mainly for her ability to make her dates disappear in fifteen minutes or less. He can’t help but eavesdrop on her dates in the local coffee shop, his writing haven, and soon finds himself taking pointers on what not to do from her failed suitors.

Though her methods seem nothing short of mad, he falls fast and hard for the pixie-haired pie-pusher. She thinks they’re all wrong for each other, but Ethan teams up with the tea leaves to prove they’re so right.

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors!

I spent most of Saturday competing in my first ever two on two dodgeball tournament, and it was just as crazy as it sounds, but, man, what a great time! My teammate and I had a positive showing and surprised a lot of people with our mad skillz, though you know I’m never quite satisfied unless I’m taking the trophy home with me. 😀 Ah well, there’s always the fall tournament. Already have plans to enter that one…

In other news, week one of teaching is in the books! I’m teaching grade 9/10 physical education, grade 11/12 fitness, and grade 9/10 visual arts. The kids are SO lucky I’m not an artist. I think everything looks bee-yu-ti-ful! Have a fabulous week, all!

15 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #82!”

  1. Nancy Gideon says:

    Wonderful “meet”. You can feel his interest in a very personal, non-creepy way.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      He’s the most non-creepy hero EVAH! 😀 Thanks, Nancy! That’s great to hear!

  2. Charmaine Gordon says:

    Julie, my friend, your writing is hilarious and so true to nature. You’ve nailed the romance scene leaving the readers to want more about the Pixie and her possible beau-to-be. Success ahead for you and thanks for allowing us into your private life with sports etc.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      You’re always so generous with your praise, Charmaine. Thank you very much for your kind words! I love sharing my writing and my real-life stories with all of you each week. 🙂

  3. Veronica Scott says:

    He’s certainly smitten in an instant! Can’t wait for more, enjoyed the excerpt…

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Indeed, he is! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by, Veronica!

  4. Ed Hoornaert says:

    He has an eye for women and a touch of the voyeur. As long as it isn’t creepy, that’s a promising beginning for a relationship.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      He only has eyes for one woman…Now he just has to wait for her to notice him. 🙂 Thanks, Ed!

  5. Christina Ochs says:

    She definitely sounds eye-catching! Can’t blame him for noticing.

  6. Caitlin Stern says:

    Great balance of interest. You can tell he’s seen her around, but hasn’t engaged in any stalker behaviors. Now he just needs to get her to check out his… assets.

  7. Sue Barr says:

    I liked how he ‘felt envious of the spandec’ – *snicker* Nice snippet, Jules.

  8. Carol says:

    Pie-Cycle is an adorable name. I love that he’s already thinking of her by her nickname, and that he’s noticed her cycling by. Really great start!

    I really can’t imagine why anyone would ever voluntarily play dodgeball, but I respect your right to find your own thrills in life. Glad you had fun, and best of luck in future games! Keep on dodging!

  9. Diane Burton says:

    Cute meet. Will he talk to her? Or hide behind his writing? Good snippet.

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