MFRW Blog Hop – Firsts

Do you remember the first time you ate ice cream? The first time you danced? Your first pair of jeans? Probably not. But I’ll bet you remember your first love – the first person to make your heart race and your insides tingle? I do. Eighth grade. Dark hair, blue eyes, and a smile that made me melt in my shoes. And he didn’t even realize I lived on the same planet. I was sure I’d never survive such heartbreak. Luckily I did, and eventually I met the man I’d spend my life with. The funny thing is, I was his first (and only) love.

In Cade, the FIRST book in my western historical series, The Morgans of Rocky Ridge, Cade also remembers his first love, Isabella Morrow. They’ve been apart for years, but he’s never forgotten the one person he’s always loved. Unfortunately, she’s going to marry someone else. So what does he do? He holds up the stagecoach taking her home and kidnaps her.

Here’s a short excerpt:

Who was he kidding? He’d known even back then – before he’d even thought about girls for anything besides what fun it was to tease them and make them mad – that Bella was special. That he’d do anything to keep her safe and happy.

Cade couldn’t take it. In one swift move, he closed the gap between them and gently slid his arms around her shoulders.
Her floral scent reached his nose and he sucked in a greedy breath. He drew her closer, expecting her to pull away. Instead, she reached up and clutched his shirt in her fists and rested her head on his shoulder. Her hair felt like corn silk against his cheek.

“I’m sorry, Bella. You know I’d rather cut my heart out than hurt you, but I have to do this.”

She didn’t answer. He felt her heat against his chest, her heartbeat and his blending together until he wasn’t sure which was his and which was hers. Finally, she drew back slightly and looked up at him. Her lashes were damp, ringing dark blue irises. “I thought I knew you … but that was a long time ago. You’re not the same person now.”

No, he wasn’t the same carefree boy he’d been back then, when a fishing pole and Bella’s smile were the only two things he needed to be happy.

I’d love to hear about your first love. Leave a comment with your email address to be entered into a draw for one of three copies of The Morgans of Rocky Ridge: Cade.

The Morgans of Rocky Ridge: Cade is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

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MFRW Blog Hop – Firsts — 31 Comments

  1. I had many crushes! My first real one was probably in grade 3, my friends slightly older brother. Then I moved away and never saw him again 🙁 So so sad. My next was probably a month later 😉

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  2. Kayelle, thanks. I love my website, but unfortunately it’s so old it’s not really functional any more. I’m going to be revealing my new site this week.

  3. My first love was in about 1st grade. My “boyfriend” and I were buddies, but we loved to go to his parent’s restaurant, put money in the jukebox and dance.

    Love the cover of Cade – I’m going over to check it out.

  4. Lyndakayefrazier, thanks for the kind words. You went for an older man, I see 🙂 Those 16-year-olds are heartbreakers, aren’t they?

  5. My first grand love was in the third grade. Let’s just say it was not reciprocated and did not go well lol.

  6. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing! And thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway!

  7. My first love was at school when I was 14. I used any excuse possible to see him. I always made sure I took the register that belonged to his class and collect it again after they had been called. I did eventually go out with him for a year but he didn’t live up to my dreams.

  8. Gotta love a hero who takes matters into his own hands. Lovely excerpt.

    And, sigh, I know I’m late to the hop but I have been having fun playing catch-up!