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“Don’t feel bad, Mom, Marc didn’t get down on one knee either.  But I think he did get weak in the knees. But you asked how he proposed.  Let’s just say… I don’t think he planned for it.”

Lois smiled and took a delicate sip of her drink.  I still had a stupid smile plastered on my face.  I was having a blast.  Well, I was until I glanced over and saw the pained look in Marc’s eyes, which was growing more noticeable with every additional comment out of Jaye’s mouth.

He was trying so hard to be a good sport.  I could see it was getting increasingly difficult for him to let this charade continue.  As he got agitated so did I.  In an instant, the joke stopped being funny.  It was sad and hurtful.   No matter how hard I pretended, Jaye’s proposal wasn’t real, nor was it going to magically become so.  Instead, it started to become crystal clear to me, while looking at Marc’s troubled face that he had no intention of proposing to me now, and I feared ever.  Would I be okay always just being his girlfriend?

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Hilary Grossman

Author of DANGLED CARAT - One girl's attempt to convert the ultimate commitment-phobic man into a doting husband with a lot of help from his family and friends................................... “Fans of Sex and the City - Grossman makes a reference to Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big - will enjoy the story, but its real-girl charm should draw an even wider crowd.” - Kirkus Reviews.

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  1. Intriguiing story….. Merry Christmas!

  2. Hi from ICLW. Have a happy holiday season!

  3. Oh my goodness, look at all those cool books!

  4. Hey, we remember that part! :)

    And we were thinking the same thing as Brian … wow, that’s a whole lotta cool books!

  5. Oh, oh, Mark needs to tell the truth before someone gets hurt.

  6. I’m completely hooked on this book—and I love how she’s trying to get him to commit, but she’s growing along the way, too.

  7. I love the way that she is noticing how uncomfortable Marc is becoming and is realizing why.

    I’m going to admit that this line confused me, though: ” No matter how hard I pretended, Jaye’s proposal wasn’t real, nor was it going to magically become so.”
    Jaye’s proposal? (This may have been explained in a previous post and I don’t remember it, if so, please disregard and send more caffeine.)

    • Hilary Grossman says:

      PT Wyant – it is a confusing line (and I think I did explain it in a previous snippet) but I wanted to leave it confusing… after all, who gets issued a marriage ultimatum by someone not their girlfriend and who gets proposed to by someone who isn’t their boyfriend… these things just happen to me… Our friends had our best interests at heart although those intentions may have backfired!

  8. Merry Christmas to all of you!
    Kiss for furry Lucy. Xxxx

  9. Her awareness of his situation bodes both very well, and very bad, for their relationship. I wonder what will happen next!

  10. Seems like she’s got a tough road ahead. Settle or not.

  11. Awesome giveaways, Hilary, and keep to the path as you’re doing great! All of our best holiday wishes to you, Lucy and your family! :)

  12. Honesty would clear the air but ruin the story. Meanwhile what happens next?

  13. William Kendall says:

    It’s a good snippet, Hilary!

  14. I’m confused by how many characters are mentioned in here. How does Jaye fit in with Mark, Lois, and the POV character?

    Sounds like a sticky situation they’re in.

    • Hilary Grossman says:

      Kate – Can you imagine how confused I was living this? Let’s just put it this way… all these characters had Marc and my best interest at heart although how they showed it wasn’t conventional…

  15. I really like the sound of this one!

  16. Ooh, that’s such a compelling moment. I’ve lived through things like that, when something that you’ve committed to suddenly seems wrong and you want to bail out of your own life!! What will she do next! (This seems like more than eight sentences, but I’ll forgive you for bending the rules. ;) )

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