It’s Saturday again! My summer vacation officially starts Monday afternoon and I need plenty to fill up my Kindle, I can’t think of a better place to start than at the best blog hop ever.
I’m sticking with snippets from Cassie’s Influence. After Cassie and Tom spot Allie in the tiniest bathing suit ever, Cassie reminisces about a time during the first year of their marriage, when Tom didn’t exactly approve of her bathing suit choice. After Tom insists Cassie change, Cassie tries to ease her anger by complaining to Sue on an impromptu shopping trip.
"Tom didn't like my new bathing suit, he said it was inappropriate for a married woman to wear in public."
"Oh good grief!" Sue moaned. "What's his problem? He's more old fashion than my granny. That suit looks great on you, just wear it and tell him to kiss your ass."
"I can't – it's cut up in little pieces," I told her.
"What? That son-of-a-bitch! He didn't? Cassie, you need to kick his ass to the curb." Sue was steamed and while I liked her being mad on my behalf, I had to tell her I was the one who cut it up. She laughed then, "In that case, good for you, but tell me why in the world, after all that, are you going out to find a bathing suit he'd approve of?"
I turned to give Sue a small smile. "Who says he's going to approve of it?"
Intentionally or not, Cassie’s influence spreads. Sue’s marriage had improved through Cassie’s influence. However when Sue’s marriage unexpectedly takes a turn for the worse, Sue pushes for the solution she feels will work, a solution that could put Cassie on a collision course with the ivory brush.
Allie and Ryan are both feeling influence from Cassie and Tom. Cassie doesn't mean to lead Allie astray - but Allie sees Cassie as a role model. Every adventure, old or new, captures Allie's attention which increases her desire to be more like her mentor. But for better or worse, Ryan is just as determined to be like Tom.
The Cassie books don’t have to be read in order, but if you are ready to jump in the first four can now be found in the Cassie Box Set. It’s a great deal.
Keep on reading for more great snippets this week.