Hey there, blog hoppers! Today I'm participating in the Book Boyfriends Cafe Hot for Fridays. This week they've asked us to share a swoon worthy line from our hero. I'm road testing a little sneak peek of my upcoming book One Week in Hawaii and introducing you to Chris and Annie. He's a hot, young chef from LA who is a guest at the wedding that she's planned. And it turns out both of them have a taste for moonlight beaches, classic movies, and champagne.
Chris wasn’t ready when Annie said, “No one’s ever brought me champagne before.”
He stared at her. How was that even possible? “Then I’m glad I’m the first.”
“It’s part of being a wedding planner,” she gave him that small smile again, as though the admission were an apology. “We’re usually the ones coordinating the big gestures.”
“Well, tonight you get champagne.” He pulled the glasses out of his pockets and handed them to her. “Do you mind?”
She took them from him with a raised eyebrow. “Not at all.”
He set about peeling the foil off the champagne’s cage.
“Does this make you William Holden?” she asked after a moment’s silence.
His hand stilled. “William Holden winds up with glass in his ass. I’m Humphrey Bogart.”
“You know Sabrina?” she asked, a little incredulous as he stuffed the cage into his pocket and eased the cork out of the bottle. It sighed—one of the best sounds in the world.
“I know Bogey. A man’s man.” He poured out her glass with a flourish before moving on to the other one. “Besides, there’s a whole culinary school b-story in Sabrina. It’s practically required watching.”
When he glanced up at her, she was smiling. A real smile that lit up her whole face. “You could just admit you love the movie.”
He laughed, clinking the edge of his glass against hers. “Or I could just admit I love the movie.”
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