In this snipped from Cassie’s Conflict, Cassie is off on a girl’s trip with Sue, Annie and Allie. This is one of my favorite scenes. It takes place at a large water park. Annie, Sue and Cassie – who are in their sixties after all, are resting in the shade reading as nineteen-year-old Allie sunbathes close by. The older ‘girls’ exchange quiet smiles as a boy – a few years younger than Allie, tries several of the lamest pick-up lines imaginable trying to get her attention. I think you’ll be able to picture what’s going to happen shortly after this snippet ends.
We couldn’t hear everything, but finally we heard Allie say quite clearly, “Sorry, I’m here with my girlfriends and I’m not ditching them.”
“How many?” he asked enthusiastically. “I’ve got some friend here too, maybe we can all hang out.”
“Well, maybe,” Allie answered, giving us a slight glance. “There’re four of us. Are your friends good looking, my friends are hot. They’re a little older, will your friends mind?”
“No, no, that’ll be great, where are your friends?” The boy was like Pavlov’s dog to a dinner bell.
“You go get your friends first, my friends will come if they’re hot enough, trust me.” The boy nearly tripped over himself as he took off and Allie glanced over at us with a small shrug.
Blurb : Cassie is one busy lady. The new country club/spa has opened and the whole gang is enjoying all the amenities. That is until a new club member, Clara, begins to ride roughshod over everyone. The situation worsens until it becomes physical, but even that doesn’t stop it.
Cassie seems to find little conflicts everywhere she turns, but it’s not always her fault. Tom is over protective about her health, sending Cassie into a tantrum. In addition, a few things happen on the girl’s trip that lands Cassie, as well as the other ladies, in even more hot water. Through it all Tom is there to love and protect Cassie in his own unique way.
I hope you'll give all the Cassie books a read.