I take a break from the A to Z posts on Saturdays so I can do Saturday Spanking. My letters might be a little off, but I’ll be posting every day this month. And now I hope I’ll increase your TBR list.Today I’m going back to the first of the Cassie books, Cassie’s Space for my snippet. If you’ve been reading my snippets you know a little about Cassie and Tom and how they are now. This is from the first time Tom saw Cassie. Tom was already friends with Steve and Andy. When he asked about Cassie, Steve just laughed and began telling Tom about her temper. Andy was less negative with his answer, but he definitely doesn’t paint a lovely picture. Andy tells Tom…
“She’s got a temper for sure, but Cassie has a sweet, gentle, loving side, too. I think the temper may just be a cover because she’s scared, I don’t know of what, exactly. We dated for a while and I think the world of her, but I swear dating her is like herding cats, she’s obstinate to the point of being self-destructive.
I tried to get her to stop drinking one night and instead, she began doing shots. She’s like a kid who won’t turn down a dare. Another time she and I had a minor disagreement and the next thing I knew, she’d picked up some guy on a motorcycle and taken off with him, her dress hiked up around her ass. Couldn’t find her for two days, then she called Sue to pick her up at the hospital, she had a dislocated shoulder. She never told any of us how it happened, not even Sue. She’s too wild to deal with, Tom, I think she’s determined to kill herself before she’s through.”
Blurb: Cassie’s Space
Meet Cassie, a former wild child, who meets her match, and creates the match of a lifetime. To nearly all who know her now, Cassie is a vivacious, sweet southern lady, who is the epitome of grace and proper behavior. Look a tiny bit closer and you’ll see that Cassie has another side – the one whose language could make a sailor blush as she drinks him under the table.
Thanks to her loving husband Tom, who even after thirty years of marriage, never hesitates to put Cassie over his knee when she strays too far from his view of ladylike behavior, few people other than close old friends know this side of Cassie exists.
Cassie and Tom show that love and passion are not the sole property of the young. Love and passion grows and changes with age. While aging may bring on challenges – the love and passion between these two people only grows stronger.
You can read on about Cassie and friends in
Don't forget to check out all the snippets out here this week.
have a great week-end, as the start of a great summer.
Love and warm hugs,
Thanks, Paul. That's the plan.Delete
Great snippet PK, so glad they didn't deter Tom from Cassie :)ReplyDelete
They really did their best to scare him off.Delete
Love the Duff's - they always keep things interesting.ReplyDelete
Yep, dull is a way to describe them.Delete
Cassie's spirit is exactly why we love her :)ReplyDelete
And it really hasn't changed since then.Delete
Tom and Cassie are a wonderful couple. So glad he was not deterred by what his friends had to say about her.ReplyDelete
Tom was hooked from the moment he saw her.Delete
And that's why I love Cassie!ReplyDelete
I kind of like this picture of Cassie. She is a layered and complex human being.ReplyDelete
You're right, there are many sides of Cassie. I guess that's what makes her so real to me.Delete
Sometimes it's good to go back. Thanks for the reminder. As always, Tom is my dream guy...ReplyDelete
Thanks Pooky, how could we not love a guy who loves his wife so much.Delete
Tom is so good for Cassie. Nice!ReplyDelete
He is, and they love each other so much.Delete
Awesome snippet - makes you want more! P J PerrymanReplyDelete
P J, I'm glad you like them. I worry that people will have enough Cassie before I finish writing her.Delete
And Tom still pursued her, huh? Can't say he didn't know what he was in for.ReplyDelete
If that didn't show him, Cassie made it very clear before they married that she was not the lovely lady he thought she was. He disagreed, turns out he was right.Delete
She sounds high maintenance, but a lot of funReplyDelete
Ashe, over the years I'd say you are correct in your observation.Delete
He was a lucky man to get Cassie , and brave ! They are wonderful !ReplyDelete
I think he was too, but Cassie would tell you she is the lucky one.Delete
wow, this is a lovely summary of Cassie for Tom- always interesting to see someone's reckless behavior summarized soReplyDelete
There was more to Cassie's story and the fellows filled Tom in - truly thinking they were saving him from heartache. But Tom knew what he wanted.Delete
I say this every week, but the depth of your characterization is just wonderful!ReplyDelete