I thought it would be nice to share a excerpt from my book. Please remember this is a first draft. Im not sure all of this will make it into the final draft. Hope you enjoy.
WARNING: This is a New Adult book intended for audiences 17+
I turned to make another loop around the block. I really should have left the house earlier. Who was I kidding had my brother not guilted me with ” mom would want us to continue family traditions” , I wouldn’t have come at all. It was stressful moments like this, trying to find parking in a jam packed beach town on the forth of July, that reminded why I love the seclusion of my bedroom. No pressure. No stress. This was awful. The vallet guy just laughed when I asked him to park my car. I had been extremly wrong in thinking just because we had a suite at the grandest hotel on the beach front that meant they would have to park my car no matter what time I showed up. Evidently they stopped valleting cars at ten. No parking for miles.
My bright idea of driving around the block until someone left wasnt working out so well. Living on the coast snap dab in the middle of california most certainly had its perks. It’s absolutely amazing here. I mean I live where others people come to vacation. Holidays like the fourth of July are a terrible reminder of that fact.” Fuck!” I screamed and slammed on my breaks to avoid hitting the vw bug that just cut me off. ” way to be a dick.” I yelled out my window and flipped the driver of the bug the bird. Fucking asshole. That’s it. I’m done looking. I would deal with Ryan and his disappointment speech later. I could already hear him saying how mom was looking down on us and how we need to stick together and be there for dad. I could deal with my father being upset with me for once again been a disgrace, as long as I didn’t have to drive in another god damn circle they could all as disappointed as they wanted. Just then a car pull away from the curb right in front of me. ” Thanks mom, I’m sure that was all you”. I said. Maybe I wouldn’t be a disappointment today after all. I realized I was going to have to have to parallel park. I was grateful for the parking space dont get me wrong. I just hate parallel parking. Not nearing as much as I hate traffic, but close. That’s the best part about where I live. It’s just small city after small city. Traffic is hardly ever an issue, not like down south in la or up north in San Fransico. We’re far enough away from that kind of big city chaos. Except for holidays .Then we’re still close enough for all the big city asses to visit on vacation. I managed to park without incident. I turned the car off and sank into my seat. Why did Ryan and Dad find it so important to continue the family get togethers. Mom was gone. This was her thing. There was no reason to pretend like we were still a happy family. We weren’t. This was just ridiculous. We could have honored her and still stayed home. I’m sure she wouldn’t have minded.
I looked out the window to see a guy at the back of the truck in front of me. He unzipped his wet suit and peeled off the top half letting it hang at his waist. He was tall and tan with dark brown hair that was still wet from the ocean. His back and arms were well defined and i couldnt help but watch him as he loaded his surf board into the back of his truck. I always wanted to learn to surf. I grew up in the college town about 15 mins away. I had six different beaches within 30 mins from my house. For the life of me I couldn’t think of why I never had. I bit down on my bottom lip and continued watching the sexy surfer as he wrapped a towel around his waist and removed the rest of wet suit. I would be lying if I said I didn’t wish his towel would drop and give me a show. I watched him walk to the cab of his truck and grab a bag. As headed to the back of the truck again, I got to really see his front side. He had a set of abs to die for. And those pecks. Wow. He was all kinds of sexy. I looked him up and down. Not gonna lie I might have started to drool. His dark brown hair glistened in the sun showing he had some hi-lights. I felt kind of stalkerish, I couldn’t stop staring. I couldnt get over how perfectly scaulpted his body was. I also started to envy his tan. Being such a homebody had done nothing but make me pale. I would fix that today hopefully. He turned and pulled down his tailgate. Good lord, he even had sexy back dimples. Just as I was mentally deciding what he possibly had going on under his towel he turned and looked at me. I turned quickly half way around and pretended to grab something from the back seat. I readjusted my oversized D&G sun glasses. They were dark enough to hide the fact that I was starring… right? I felt the heat in my cheeks and prayed he didnt know I was checking him out. I didn’t have time to stay here and be embarrassed I had to get to the hotel. I turned to see if he was still looking twords me. Thankfully he wasn’t. Mr. Eye candy was pulling up a pair of white and blue plaid board shorts. He threw the towel in the back of the truck. His short hung low showing his sexy v on his lower abdomen. Wow I really had to quit gawking. I was embarrassed to be around me. I grabbed my bag and got out of my car. I made a point not to look at him again and started walking twords the hotel.