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Elizabeth Boyle | Inspiring Affairs


When I first met my husband years and years ago, he took to me a party with a bunch of his work friends. About half way through the evening, I asked him if he knew that his boss and one of his coworkers were having an affair. He told me I was crazy—they weren't doing anything of the sort, besides they were both married to other people. I held my ground and told him in no uncertain terms that those two people were lovers. Ridiculous, he declared.

A month later, he apologized—because the affair had gotten out of hand and blown up—with everyone learning the truth. No big surprise to this romance writer. All the evidence was there, if anyone had bothered to look.

And so it was with Crispin, Viscount Dale and Lady Henrietta Seldon. When the two of them ended up on opposite sides of a scene in AND THE MISS RAN AWAY WITH THE RAKE, I just knew that these two characters were in the middle of an affair. The angry glances, the intensity I felt as I envisioned the scene. Henrietta's complete and utter disdain for the man. Oooooooh! I'd stumbled into yet another secret love affair. And this one I could write about to my heart's content and no one would argue with me over it. Not even my husband.

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Then the terrible moment of truth arrived as Crispin stopped in front of her and they stared at each other.
She should say something, but words failed her. The last time she'd seen him, she'd been in his arms, shivering with passion.
Yet now...oh, bother, she was trembling like a leaf for altogether different reasons.
He inclined his head slightly. "My lady."
She dipped into a curtsy. "My lord," she managed.
"Dance with me." He held out his hand.
He couldn't have said anything that could have shocked her more. It was one thing to come over and acknowledge her but quite another to ask her to dance.
In front of everyone.
"Calypso, take my hand."
Calypso? That name said more to her than anything else. If she was still his siren...his Calypso...might he?
She wouldn't know until... Reaching out, she let him capture her fingers. Immediately, that familiar spark of recognition the moment they touched ran its wild course up her arm. If he noticed, he only paused for a second before folding her hand into the crook of his arm and guiding her out to the dance floor.
Henrietta didn't look left or right. She ignored the whispers, the wild flutter of fans, the blatant stares, as well as the plain old ill-mannered pointing.
He'd come to claim her, and all she could do was follow her heart.

Along Came A Duke
Rhymes with Love
June 2012

And The Miss Ran Away With The Rake
Rhymes with Love
March 2013

Have You Any Rogues?
Rhymes with Love
November 2013

If Wishes Were Earls
Rhymes with Love
January 2014




20 comments posted.

Re: Elizabeth Boyle | Inspiring Affairs

I loved your story - it proves, once again, that our husbands should always
listen to their wives! Your book sounds wonderful! Thanks for the chance
to win!!!
(Linda Brennan 3:49pm November 13, 2013)

Wow, what an excerpt! I can't wait to read this novella.
(Marcy Shuler 5:22pm November 13, 2013)

I haven't read And The Miss Ran Away With The Rake, but this excerpt from your new project sounds interesting.
(Kim C 7:17pm November 13, 2013)

Great excerpt! I look forward to reading their story.
(Janie McGaugh 10:13pm November 13, 2013)

Ha! Great story!! More evidence that guys tend to be clueless
about so many little details. ;-) Loved the excerpt.
(Glenda Martillotti 11:24pm November 13, 2013)

Keeping my fingers crossed!
(Melanie Backus 12:26pm November 14, 2013)

So romantic.
(Winter Mascara 2:22am November 14, 2013)

Ladies are better at seeing details than men. Sounds like a good story.
(Clare O'Beara 8:55am November 14, 2013)

How observant you are! Sounds like a great trait for an author. Thanks for the excerpt and for visiting today.
(G S Moch 9:03am November 14, 2013)

After reading your excerpt, I felt like a fly on the wall!! It was as if I were there watching the entire episode unfold, but the sad part is that I'm sitting here now, wishing there were more!! You have been given a gift of telling a story with such wonderful description, that you can leave a person captivated with every word!! I'm putting on the tea kettle now, so that I'll be prepared to start reading this book in its' entirety!! What a great way to kick off Fall!! You may have put a hot guy on the cover, but your words inside are so much hotter!! Congratulations!!
(Peggy Roberson 12:11pm November 14, 2013)

I have never read one of your books. Hope to win one then I can reed it.
(Judy Ferguson 2:48pm November 14, 2013)

Great snippet... thanks for sharing!
(Colleen Conklin 3:41pm November 14, 2013)

so glad she's getting her hea )
(d Kenney 6:50pm November 14, 2013)

The sneak peek intrigues me. I'm curious about Crispin and Henrietta.
(Kai Wong 12:01pm November 15, 2013)

Loved your excerpt. Your books are the ones I read over and over. Keep up the good writing!!
(Sharon Extine 3:01am November 15, 2013)

Thank you for writing such captivating storylines. I am so looking forward to reading more of your books, especially with winter coming on, I can take a nice cup of hot tea, sit by the fireplace and read away....
(C Culp 6:54am November 15, 2013)

I like your story! Woman do have that feeling that men don't!
This short excerpt gives me a glimpse of the story you wrote! I am new to your books but would love to read and review it. Thank you for sharing!
(Nicole Laverdure 4:08pm November 15, 2013)

Your excerpt sounds great. Looking forward to reading this book.
(Carol Woodruff 4:11pm November 15, 2013)

Women by intuition know more often than men the signs of an
affair. I don't have any rogues yet, but you have the start
of a grown-up nursery rhyme.
(Alyson Widen 8:47pm November 15, 2013)

Your story had me laughing. Not long before everyone knew.
(Mary Preston 6:34am November 16, 2013)

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