For once on a Sunday morning, I can hear myself think and I sit down with a not-frazzled mind to write the Six Sentence Sunday post. The reason why? The hyenas are not here (both have been packed to their respective maternal granmas yesterday) - hooray! And suddenly I find myself with a blank, because it appears I no longer know how to function in utter quiet... Never pleased, innit? Anyhow...
Let's get back to today's topic. Once again, I'm sticking to Book 2 of my Corpus Brides espionage/romantic suspense series. My protags are Rayne and Ash. Childhood best friends, Rayne's been in love with Ash for as long as she can remember. But she's been away for 17 years now - everyone thinks she was working in humanitarian missions as an aid specialist... but it turns out that's just the cover for Rayne, who is also known as Kali, a super-efficient assassin and a master manipulator.
Rayne has left Kali behind to embrace a new life, hopefully with Ash. She's at his doorstep in Notting Hill, and emotion is getting the better of her. Last week, we left off with Ash taking action...
Today, we go into his POV. These six follow right after where we left off.
She tasted like sunshine and sweet, fresh water; like the absolution a man craved, after wading for eternity in perdition's abyss.
He was that man, and without her, he walked the caves of eternal night without any hope of seeing the sun, ever again—she'd haunted his dreams and his every waking moment for the past nine weeks.
But here she was, alive and thriving, with him, in his arms.
Ash couldn't let her go; his kiss grew more forceful, but she parted her lips just as urgently and coaxed his tongue into sensuous play.
God, he had to have her, immediately.
He took a step back, took her with him, and kicked the door shut before he threw the bunched-up towel against the wall; she moved closer, plastered herself to him....'
Don't forget to check the official SSS list - I've been remiss in making the rounds fully these past few weeks, and hope I can remedy that today. To those who have visited me recently, I apologize for being a cow in case I didn't get a chance to comment on your snippets.
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Hope you're all having a lovely Sunday!
From Mauritius with love,