WIP Wednesday: Harmless Relationships - Melissa Schroeder

WIP Wednesday: Harmless Relationships

One of the things I love about the Harmless books is the relationships that intertwine throughout the series. While all of them are stand alone, the interactions with past characters always gives me a chuckle. Here is Maura talking to her best friend and now sister-in-law Jillian, heroine of A Little Harmless Fascination. It shows a little insight into raising Maura Dillon and I feel sorry for Conner in a way.


She rolled her eyes. “Men. You should have seen the way he reacted when I told him I had lost my virginity.”

There was a beat of silence. “Wait, when was that?”

“You know when that happened. I told you about it.”

Jillian waved that away. “No, not losing it. When you told him.”

“Oh, when I went up to DC to see him a few weeks later. He didn’t take it the way I thought he would. I mean at the time. Now, I understand.”

“I would have paid a thousand dollars—and I mean it—to have seen that.”

She smiled. “Yeah, he didn’t look at me for over a whole day.”

“I can imagine. Guys don’t like hearing stuff like that about their sisters, especially with him being the authority figure in your life.”

“Well, I told him I didn’t know what all the fuss was about. I mean, it was over so quickly with Jed.”

“Oh, please tell me you said that to him.”

Maura blinked. “Of course I did. I thought he could tell me what was wrong. He got a weird look on his face and just walked away.”

Jillian laughed. “Why didn’t you ask me?”

“Well, if you want to know the truth, I was embarrassed. I mean, he was so fast I thought it had something to do with me. Or that I was frigid because nothing happened for me. I did research but it was all so vague so I asked him later about a woman being frigid.”


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