This is the "afterglow" moment from A Knight in Cowboy Boots. Hm. I guess that says it all.
Maddie felt as though someone had just hit a long-overdue pressure-release valve inside her. Or like she’d dropped a couple of fifty pound weights and been filled with helium.
She felt like melted ice cream.
Her second coherent thought was that Zach was damned heavy.
The phrase “dead weight” ran through her mind. If he weren’t breathing in her ear like an asthmatic steam engine, she would have thought she’d killed him.
From a Knight in Cowboy Boots, releasing from Pink Petal Books August 4, 2011.
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