777 Challenge ~ Tag, You're It

I have been tagged by Taryn Rae in a 777 Challenge. The challenge is this: Go to page 7 of your current Work in Progress (WIP) and post at least 7 lines from that page. Then, tag 7 other authors and challenge them to do the same.
Not one to back away from a challenge, I jumped at the chance to put my seven cents in.

My submission is from 'Man of Her Dreams', where our hero has moved to Ravenwood and is slowly getting to know the town folk.


He grabbed a table near the window and placed his order.
“You the guy who bought Old Man Wilkinson’s house?”
Jared looked up from his phone, where he’d been checking e-mails and noticed the cook leaning on the counter, watching him.
“Yes.” Jared turned his phone off when the cook came around the corner and held out his hand.
“Jimmy Garibaldi, I own this place.”
Jared shook the extended hand. “Jared Kane.”
Normally Jared would take the pizza home, like he did in New York, but Jimmy sat down and chatted amicably about Ravenwood and why he moved here from Chicago. After a couple of beers, with the uneaten remainder of his pizza in a box, Jared shook Jimmy’s hand one more time and headed home.
Home.
Funny, how he already thought of Ravenwood as home after only a few short months.
At the only stop sign in town, Jared hesitated. He really didn’t want to go back to his house. The only thing waiting for him was an unfinished manuscript.
He grimaced. If he didn’t want to lie to Daran, he should put some time into his novel, but it was a beautiful evening and right now he wanted to play hooky. Decision made, he headed south toward Nesland Lake.

Thanks for reading my seven.
See you in the writer's circle.

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