Setup by Emily Cale
Ever been on a blind date? When I was a senior in high school, my good friend who was a freshman in college nearby agreed to set me up with one of her boyfriend’s friends for a night. We were supposed to double date. You have no idea how cool I felt being able to say I was going out with a college guy. As far as high school goes, that pretty much means you’ve made it.
So my friend ‘J’ picks me up and we go to meet the boys. The minute I’m introduced to ‘B’ things get weird. He immediately asks to speak to his friend privately and they disappear for a few moments. When they come back, neither says anything to me. So after a short drive to the restaurant, we manage to sit down and order. B speaks to his friend and J, but refuses to direct any conversation toward me. At this point, I’m frustrated with the whole situation. This is not the ideal evening that I had planned out in my head.
As we’re getting ready to go to the movies, J and I get a moment alone. I questioned her about B’s normal behavior and she swears up and down that she’s never seen him behave this way. A second later, he walks by us and makes a comment that “girls are so obvious.” If he meant “obviously no longer interested”, then he was right.
The only statement he made to me the entire evening occurred just before the previews started when he asked if I thought J and her date would be flirting through the whole movie (I said yes). My night ended very early since things were obviously going nowhere. I spent the rest of the year dating high school boys and didn’t get my first (and only) college boyfriend until I moved into my dorm.
Strangely enough, B actually asked J a few weeks later if she thought I’d be willing to go on a second date with him. She said no.
In my new release, Public Display of Affection, Lucy and Sam are matched using an online dating service. Obviously they could spend the entire evening not speaking to one another, but they choose to do a few other things instead. Mostly sexy things. With toys.
Ever been setup? Gone on a blind date? Did you talk to each other? Get married? Take out a restraining order? I want to hear about it.
**Nothing helps you get over a bad date like chocolate. I’ll send a box of my favorite chocolates to one commenter (I’ll come up with something equally as awesome if you happen to live outside of my shipping range)**
After a heartbreaking end to her relationship with her girlfriend, Lucy Stark is looking to try something more adventurous. She turns to Madame Eve’s 1Night Stand service to help her find the perfect woman to push her boundaries and introduce her to the more daring side of a sexual encounter.
Samantha Taylor’s helped more than one woman explore her sexuality, but Lucy’s the first to really get to her. Keeping her walls up and the women she dates from getting inside is a skill she’s managed to master. After one night of unbridled passion, she has to decide whether to give up her hard exterior or let the woman of her dreams slip away.
Emily Cale spent the majority of her childhood as a visitor to the worlds of her favorite authors. With encouragement from her English teachers, she put pen to paper and began imagining her own stories. Preferring the fascinating lives of her characters, she majored in creative writing. When not lost in a manuscript or a good book, she enjoys crocheting, rock climbing, and playing board games. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband and a very spoiled cat. You can find her online on her blog (http://www.emilycale.blogspot.com) or Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/emilycale).