Since I’m going to be giving it away for free (yes, FREE!) on St. Paddy’s Day, I thought I’d give you another peek at Amy and Michael’s story, Someday In Dublin.
In this scene, Michael has agreed to drive Amy to Galway, saving her a train ticket and prolonging their time together. Along the way, they learn a little more about each other, and Amy learns all about scenic Irish back roads…
“Is that all it takes?” Michael replied with mock outrage. “I spent the whole night wooing you when I could have just bought you some bacon and had you four hours sooner?”
“Maybe you should try that on the next American girl you meet,” Amy said, smiling.
“Duly noted.” Michael turned off the main road, onto an alarmingly narrow path that could barely be considered paved. The trees lined the road on either side, spreading over on the top and creating all sorts of bumps with their gnarled roots encroaching on the road.
It was amazingly picturesque, and Amy was thoroughly enjoying the ride until a delivery truck appeared out of nowhere, lumbering toward them. Michael reacted with a lightning-fast swerve up the side of the berm bordering the road, causing them to rock and nearly tip before they slammed back down again, with Amy’s startled shriek still echoing in the car.
“Oh my God!” she said, clutching her chest. “He nearly killed us!”
Michael looked at her sardonically. “What? That? We just went ’round each other. No cause for that kind of alarm.”
Amy stared at him, gape-mouthed. “No cause –”
“D’you think I can’t drive my own car?” he asked. “We’ve a saying in Ireland: To go bóg e.”
“What does that mean?”
“It means ‘Take it softly,'” he said. “You’re in good hands, luv.” He reached across the seat, twining his fingers with hers.
Just as another car came barreling toward them.
“Hands on the wheel!” Amy shouted, putting both hands over her eyes as Michael once again deftly maneuvered around the oncoming car.
“I’m beginning to think I should have taken the train after all,” she said, still holding her hands over her eyes.
“You won’t be seeing much of Ireland like that,” he chuckled. “Where’s that spirit of adventure?”
Amy peeked out from between her fingers. “Reports of my spirit of adventure have been greatly exaggerated.”
His eyes darkened, and a smile slowly spread across his face. “You’re beginning to sound like a challenge,” he warned.
Set your calendar reminders: Someday In Dublin is FREE this St. Patrick’s Day!
From the reviews:
From the reviews:
“This is an awesome story! Starts out lighthearted & fun, rips your heart out & then puts it all back together!”
“This was such an incredible story about two people finding each other, brought together by fate. It was obvious they were soulmates, so I just couldn’t stop reading until they realized it themselves.”
“Ms. Delaney writes really witty banter between her characters. It’s definitely one of her strongest abilities and really makes the story flow.”
“A great romantic story with a twist.”