If you failed to notice in my many previous posts featuring the ridiculously talented Sarah Alderson, I am 98% in love with this woman. (She loses 2% for her anti-Team Peeta ways). Anyway, she's been SUPER awesome to Lisa and I this month and thus, been featured 4 times on our blogs! With character interviews from Evie & Lucas (Fated), Alex & Lila (Hunting Lila) and a deleted scene from Hunting Lila. And now today? I have ANOTHER amazing deleted scene from Lila to share with you all!
Also, whether you've read Hunting Lila and want MORE (because the sequel is painfully far away) or if you want a taste of Alderson Awesomeness first, then check out the FREE short story from Suki, one of the characters in Lila! Catching Suki is available free for a limited time and by doing so, you'll be supporting such an empowering charity!
Deleted Scene - Hunting Lila
This comes from the first draft of Hunting Lila. Originally Lila wrote a letter to Alex which she planned to give to him on his birthday and have him open when she had gone back to London. It never made it to the final edit.
I took out my diary and tore out a sheet of paper, then picked up my pencil and chewed on it. How on earth did you do this? Turn three words, so empty when you wrote them down, into something that actually expressed the whole of what you meant to say. After five minutes of staring at a blank page I stopped procrastinating and pressed the pencil to the paper;
Once upon a time you rescued me, and that was the moment - though you've never known it - that I fell in love with you. I have loved you ever since - before I even knew the words to describe the feeling, and I think I always will.
Do you remember my mother's funeral? You held my hand through it all and you didn't let me go. I never got to say thank you. But I was so grateful. Now I don't want to let you go - but I have to.
I'm not telling you this because I hope or expect anything from you. I know you don't feel the same. But I needed to tell you because I am tired of keeping secrets from you and because tomorrow I will be gone and I'm not sure I'll ever be back.
Please keep taking care of Jack for me,
Take that, fear, I thought, putting my pencil down. Sara was right. It was an enormous release, like being filled with helium. I folded up the letter and put it under my pillow. I had to get dressed and start acting normally. Make every second left with my brother count.
Awww Lila! <3 I would've liked to have read Alex's reaction to the letter... wait... no. To be honest, I prefer when they're together. Mainly because there's potential for sexy scenes and you can't have sexy scenes when they're miles apart. Unless, of course, Alex jumps on a plane to chase after Lila. Or just swims across the ocean. He is pretty fit afterall. And he'd likely be shirtless...... *mind is quickly going to dirty places* AHEM.
Also, did you know that on her website, you can write to any of Sarah's characters AND THEY WILL WRITE BACK TO YOU? I still need to prepare my lusty email for her lead boys.
If one yummy scene wasn't enough, then skip over to Lisa's blog where she shares an excerpt from Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep!
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