7/14/13 WEWRIWA

After a week at Cape May Point, NJ, I returned tan and ready to resume The Catch begun two weeks ago. Hi friends and writers, Hope all is well. I love your comments and enjoy reading your eights. Here we go.

Last time, I opened with the very beginning of my latest release, The Catch. Tom Donnelly reached the bottom of the ladder after being on the fast track. It’s New Years Day. A paid escort just stormed out because he didn’t have enough money to pay her fee.

excerpt in eight:


The bathroom cabinet contained sleeping pills; an easy way out with a glass of vodka to wash them down , then peace. Shaking hands, a gift from the hellish hangover, and he fumbled opening the bottle of pills; tiny clicks as small capsules cascaded over the counter onto the floor.

Tom arranged the capsules in a row then automatically rearranged them into a formation causing the corners of his mouth to tug into a smile. They looked like a football formation made of pills and he pictured the play to come next. First a scramble for position he–the quarterback—called for. A winning strategy ended in another touchdown.

One quick motion and the capsules were flushed, a part of sewage in the great city of Chicago. As for me, Tom straightened, there’s nowhere to go but up.

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Tom Donnelly, once known as The Catch – every woman’s dream guy, has fallen down every rung of the ladder he once worked so hard to climb. On New Year’s Day, he realizes just how far he’s fallen, and makes a list of resolutions to change his life. He vows to regain the trust lost from his family, his law firm, and his friends – and maybe even find the right woman this time.

He crosses paths with Joanne McKenna Friedman – a smart young lawyer, beautiful on the outside, damaged on the inside. Joanne’s secret past leaves her distrustful of everyone. Until a court case comes up to threaten her career and even her life, and she turns to Tom for help.



22 thoughts on “7/14/13 WEWRIWA

  1. Oh, Charmaine, terrible way to play with my heart. Seriously, fantastic emotion in this. I love him. There for a minute, I thought for sure we were going to meet the heroine when they rushed him to the hospital. I was so relieved when he flushed those pills. Fantastic excerpt. This one just went on my wishlist.

  2. So glad he flushed the pills. This character has such vulnerability and I feel for him. Great story! I did buy the Kindle version and will definitely finish reading it soon. Welcome back Charmaine. You were missed.

  3. Even after reading the book and knowing full well the outcome, this scene still grabs me. Very well done story!

  4. I really like the story premise, Charmaine. I got a set of speakers and am now back on track reading and reviewing. 🙂 I can hardly wait to read this–I’m part way through the book right before it in the queue!

    Your writing is so fluid, and so very real. I love the way you dig inside a character’s mind and share it with the reader. Wonderful deep third!

    I didn’t put up a wewriwa post this week. I’m making my rounds though. Have a great week. 🙂

  5. What a great comeback for this main character… to be tempted but then to come back with heroic spirit. I love that the way he takes command, even, of the circumstances. I have great hope for this guy… more than that, I admire his strength and want to know more!

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