Monday, December 17, 2012
Ain't Too Proud to Beg #MustRead #Booklover #Romance
Alisha: I'm thrilled to welcome Chicki Brown to my blog today! She's teasing us with an excerpt! Sit back and enjoy!
Blurb: Hollywood film star Vaughn Breland has destroyed his beloved Lamborghini, lost his latest movie role, the use of his legs and possibly his fabulous good looks. He’s depressed and mad at the world then he meets Trenyce Clark, his new physical therapist. Trenyce, and her beautiful three-year-old daughter, give him a new outlook on life.
The moment he closed the door, I grabbed the phone and dialed Penny at work. “Hi. It’s me. You’ll never believe what happened here today.”
“Ooh, workplace gossip,” Penny whispered. “Come on, spice up my day. What’s going on at TMC?”
“You remember when we watched Monaco Rain a few weeks ago?”
“Sure, that was a great picture, and the eye candy was amazing.” Penny chuckled.
“Well, all that eye candy is here at the medical center.”
“What!” Penny shrieked then went back to her office whisper. “What are you talking about, Nycee?”
“You can’t tell this to anybody, do you hear me? They admitted Vaughn Breland after a horrific car accident. Guess who’s assigned to his case? And Devon Burke is his best friend. He just came into my office to ask me to convince Vaughn to stay in Telluride rather than being transported back to Los Angeles,” I babbled.
“Oh my God! And you were talking about your job being boring. I’d give me right arm to switch places with you right now. What are they like? Besides being drop-dead gorgeous, I mean.”
“I’ll be meeting Mr. Breland in a few minutes.”
“I didn’t hear anything about him being in an accident, and I’m an entertainment TV junkie.”
“The press hasn’t gotten word yet, so please don’t be the one to tell them he’s here. I could lose my job.”
“You know I wouldn’t do that. Well, what’s Mr. Burke like?”
“Devon seems so nice. He flew here from California last night to see about his buddy.”
“And you’re on a first name basis with him already?”
“He told me to call him that, because we’ll most likely be talking to each other a lot.”
“Are you freakin’ kidding me? That’s like a dream come true.”
Time to bring the girl back down to earth. “He’s married, Penny, but you know what else is wild?”
“His wife is Shontae Nichols, the author of the book I’m reading right now.”
“Gee, this is crazy. St. Albert must really like you.”
“Huh?” After all the years I’d known Penny, I still wasn’t able to remember all of the Catholic patron saints she seemed able to call on in an instant.
“He’s the patron saint of medical technicians,” Penny answered, as if everyone should know this fact.
“I don’t even know if he’s going to be my patient yet. Devon said he wants to be transported to a Los Angeles hospital, but Vaughn has no one out there in California to take care of him”
“That’s impossible!” Penny insisted. “He’s known as a real Hollywood player. I bet if they knew about his accident, there would be women lined up around the block to give him a sponge bath. Heck, I’ll volunteer. Tell him I’m available day or night. Day and night would be even better.”
“You’re nuts. I’d better get off the phone and get to work. Just wanted to tell you that.”
“Thanks, Nycee. Make sure you call me if anything exciting happens, and think about how you might be able to sneak me in to see them.”
I had to laugh at that, knowing she was dead serious. “Now I know you’re trying to get me fired. I’ll talk to you later, girl.”
Posted by Alisha at 8:24 PM