Monday, August 24, 2015

Sentence Sneak Peek - The Gargoyle Gets His Girl

The Gargoyle Gets His Girl by Kristen Painter

The first sentence from each chapter of The Gargoyle Gets His Girl, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

* Spoilers are highlighted like so :)


“Platinum had a mind of its own.”

“Nick Hardwin drove through the streets of Nocturne Falls with one thought on his mind.”

“An hour after opening her shop, Willa sat at the counter, a velvet tray in front of her.”

“Willa had closed the shop, gone upstairs to her apartment, fed Jasper, then herself (which was the order Jasper preferred) and finally settled on the couch with a glass of wine to watch a little TV.”

“Willa opened her store promptly at ten, having changed her mind about going to see the sheriff, because it was no longer necessary.”

“Willa let Nick walk her back to the shop, but said goodbye to him outside.”

“His shift at the fountain over, Nick now sat across from Sheriff Merrow.”

“Nick held the door for Willa as they left Guillermo’s.”

“It was almost midnight by the time they walked back to Nick’s place, but the evening was balmy and quiet and the walk wasn’t far.”

“Nick almost ran into Willa in the kitchen.”

“Nick leaned against the wall of Merrow’s office, too tense to sit.”

“Nick watched Willa shake her head and sigh as she stared out the shop windows from behind the back counter.”

“Willa finished turning on all the display case lights before sliding past Nick on the way to the office.”

“Willa’s wrists and ankles were secured with duct tape.”

Zane backhanded Nick, his arm slashing through the air as his mouth contorted.”

“Willa fell to her knees against the wooden dowels.”

“Willa woke, surprised she’d slept, but glad she had.”

“The current of emotions raging through Willa made it almost impossible for her to speak.”

“Willa hadn’t been in the castle since her seventh birthday, after she’d been tested and discovered to be lapidus.”

“Willa followed her mother into the kitchen, but her mother ignored the cold storage and went straight to the table.”

“Morning came bright and cheerful, but that wasn’t how Nick was feeling a few hours later as he stood beside Willa at the doors to the great hall.”

“Willa did the only thing she could think of.”

“Chaos swirled around them, but Nick blocked all of that out.”

“As soon as Shay left his side to go up on the dais with Willa, Nick slipped back into the crowd.”

“Twilight had fallen by the time Nick swooped down into his backyard.”

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