It’s Sunday! Time for another snippet from The Summer of Second Chances. Remember last week, poor Ben is confused and aroused by the sudden change in his plain little editor. She’s turned into a siren and he’s completely baffled as he joins her for a light supper on the patio, but fascinated by this new side of Sophie. Continuing from where we left off last week, they’ve started eating and it’s clear, Sophie’s enjoying her food (still in Ben’s POV):
Does she know she’s driving me insane, or is she totally unaware of what she’s doing?
Her smile seemed genuine… and beautiful. Ben forked up a couple of peach slices—they were fantastic. As he chewed, he continued to eye Sophie. She brought such pleasure to the table, abandoning her fork, using her fingers to pluck crisp lettuce and cucumber slices from her salad bowl, dipping them in a puddle of ranch dressing she’d poured on the side of her plate. She mixed and matched—first fruit, then cheese, a bite of cracker and then salad. Each tidbit was savored; with a blissful sigh, she sipped the white wine between bites. It was a sensual experience simply sharing a meal with her.
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