I read Red Sand Sunrise in two sittings and thoroughly enjoyed it, which made it an easy choice for a teaser this week. I wanted to share a wonderful exchange between two characters – one trying to seduce the other, and not getting very far. It was so refreshing … but here’s that teaser. To give the context, Sienna, an obstetrician temporarily seconded to an outback town, is bored and trying to put the moves on a hunky, but reserved policeman, Sergeant McCabe.
Then he said the unexpected. ‘How about you seduce me?’
Goody. She stepped in closer and he held up his hand.
‘Not with your body. With you.’ That amused but dismissive glance that infuriated her. ‘You could make me like you.’
I love this tables-are-turned banter. The whole scene made me laugh aloud. My review is coming soon but in the meantime, here’s the blurb:
When the father she barely knew dies suddenly, midwife Eve Wilson decides she owes it to him to go to the funeral and meet her stepfamily in Red Sand. She doesn’t expect to be so completely charmed by the beautiful remote township in far west Queensland – or by local station owner, Lex McKay. After disappointment and heartbreak in Sydney, Dr Callie Wilson decides it might be time to move home to spend some time with her grieving mother. When she is approached to oversee the establishment of the area’s first medical clinic, it seems the perfect opportunity. And Callie is keen to involve Eve, the sister she’s just getting to know. Melbourne-based obstetrician Sienna Wilson can’t understand why anyone would want to bury themselves in the outback, but when her hospital sends her north to research the medical mystery affecting women in Red Sand, it seems fate is intent on bringing the three sisters together. And when disaster strikes, they must each decide if being true to themselves means being there for each other…
What do you think? Sound like something you’d read?
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!